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TIBET AND WESTERN CHINA ITINERARY
Itinerary inclusive of accommodation, daily breakfast, meals as specified, admissions and sightseeing as per the itinerary, private car transportation, English speaking guides, expert drivers, Kunming/Lhasa airfare, Kashgar/Urumqi airfare, overnight soft sleeper train from Lhasa to Xining, second class high speed train from Xining/Lanzhou/Jiayuguan, Dunhuang/Turpan, and Tibet permit.
Day 1 Kunming – Lhasa
Meet and transfer to the airport, take flight to Lhasa, upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Tibet Cang-gyan Lhasa Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day2 Lhasa (B/L)
Enjoy a full day tour of Lhasa visiting the Drepung Monastery, the Sera Monastery, ,Norbu Lingka, the Summer Palace of the Dalai Lama.
Day 3 Lhasa (B/L)
Today, visit the iconic Potala Palace, built in 637AD, and the 7th century Jokhang Monastery. Take a tour of the Tibet Museum, and enjoy some leisure time wandering around bustling Barkhor Street. This evening, enjoy dinner accompanied by a Tibetan folklore show.
Day 4 Lhasa – Overnight Train to Xining (B)
Take the train to Xining, overnight in soft sleeper cabin (shared with 4 people) on the train. Train Z6802, 8:50p/6:43a+1(subject to change)
Day 5 Arrival in Xining (B/L)
Meet at Xining train station in the morning, visit Dongguan Mosque and Ta’er Monastery and overnight in Xining. Qinghai Moslem Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 6 Xining – Lanzhou (B/L)
Take the high speed train (D2732 – 09:52/11:12) to Lanzhou (around 1-1.5 hours), upon arrival, visit Water Wheel Garden, Zhongshan Bridge, Statue of Mother Yellow River. Nongken Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 7 Lanzhou (B/L)
Visit Bingling Temple (Thousand Buddha Caves)
Day 8 Lanzhou – Jiayuguan (B/L)
Take the high speed train (D2701 – 08:12/12:33) to Jiayuguan (around 4-4.5hours), upon arrival, visit Jiayuguan Fort, which marks the western end of the Great Wall on the edge of the desert, and the 6th century Wei Dynasty tombs. Xiyanghong Apartment or similar (3-star).
Day 9 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang (B/L)
Drive to Dunhuang, visit Dunhuang Museum, the rest time is free at leisure. Longfeng Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 10 Dunhuang (B/L)
Visit the Mogao Grottoes, and Ancient Song Town and local market.
Day 11 Dunhuang – Turpan (B/L)
Ride camels to Mingsha Hill also known as the Singing Sand Dunes and the crescent pool in the Crescent Moon Spring. Then take the high speed train (D2701 – 14:24/17:59) to Turpan (around 3.5hours), meet and transfer to the hotel. Turpan Fire State Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 12 Turpan (B/L)
Visit the Karez System, the Ruins of Jiaohe city, visit Sugong Pagoda, pass by Flaming Mountain, visit the Ruins of the Ancient City of Gaochang
Day 13 Turpan – Korla (B/L) – 400KM/about 5 hours
Drive to Korla crossing Tianshan Mountain, visit Tiemen Pass, walk along Peacock River. Korla Yinxing Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 14 Korla – Kuqa (B/L) – 280KM/about 3 hours
Visit Subash Ruins, Kuqa old bazaar, Thousand Buddha Caves in Baicheng County, check into your hotel. Kuqa International Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 15 Kuqa – Aksu (B/L) – 300KM/about 4 hours
Visit Tianshan Grand Canyon, drive to Asku. Aksu International Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 16 Kuqa – Kashgar (B/L) – 480KM/about 6 hours
We drive about 6 hours to Kashgar and check-in to the hotel. Tianyuan International Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 17 Kashgar (B/L)
Visit Bazaar, Id Kah Mosque, Abakh Khoja Tomb, Old City
Day 18 Kashgar – Karakuri Lake – Kashgar (B/L) – 200KM/about 3.5 hours
Visit Karakuri Lake, the Pamir Mountains
Day 19 Kashgar – Urumqi (B)
Fly to Urumqi, visit Xinjiang Regional Museum. Bingtuan Grand Hotel or similar (3-star).
Day 20 Urumqi – Dushanabe (B)
Transfer to the airport. Non stop flight every Thursday and Sunday – currently.