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  ► SG-06  BEIJING TO KATHMANDU
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One of the ultimate overland adventures from the splendours of Imperial Beijing to the beauty of Tibet and a taste of the sub-continent in Nepal!

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The trip starts in BEIJING, the Capital of Imperial and modern China with such sights as the Great Wall and Forbidden City. From Beijing take the train to the Tibetan plateau spending a few days acclimatizing in LHASA, a city of amazing sights including the Potala Palace and sacred Jokhang Temple.

From here start your extraordinary overland adventure from LHASA to EVEREST BASE CAMP before descending into Nepal to finish your trip in its culturally vibrant capital of KATHMANDU.

During this adventure you will have experienced an amazing variety of climate, landscape, architecture and culture.

All this and more... see full details below.

 
         
  ► PRICE GUIDANCE FOR THIS TRIP
             
 All prices in UK £ Sterling Number of people travelling on the same itinerary
  1 2 3 4 5 6+
 Available April to December £ 4,080 £ 2,360 £ 2,080 £ 2,130 £ 1,990 £ 1,820
 
 
 ★ All prices in UK £ Sterling per person and not including international flights (ask us for a flight quote)
 ★ As a guide children 0 to 2 years from 10 to 20% and children 3 to 11 years 70% of the above prices
 ★ A single supplement of £ 410 is applicable where a single room in hotel accommodation is required for 2+ passengers
 ★ Prices for 3 or 5 people assume at least one triple room in hotel accommodation
 ★ These prices are here to give guidance and final quotes are subject to availbility and may be slightly higher or lower
 
 
 

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These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

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Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
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Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpu
  ► DETAILED DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
     
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Below you will find a detailed, day by day itinerary for this tour and under that a list of inclusions and exclusions. Please remember:
 
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN START ON ANY DATE APRIL TO DECEMBER
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR CAN BE TAILORED TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS
  ✔︎  THIS IS A PRIVATE TOUR - NOT A GROUP TOUR
  ✔︎  THIS TOUR IS GUARANTEED TO RUN
 
 
 
 

PLEASE NOTE: An altitude of over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) is reached on this trip. Whilst the vast majority of people experience little more than shortness of breath there is a very small risk of more severe complications such as acute mountain sickness (AMS). Note that level of fitness and age are no indication as to whether you are more susceptible or not to AMS. Click here for more information.

  ► DAY 1 - ARRIVAL BEIJING
 
ARRIVAL IN BEIJING WITH TIME TO RELAX AT THE HOTEL

Welcome to Beijing, China’s cultural and political capital and a real highlight with it’s extraordinary blend of ancient and modern sights. Your guide will greet you at the airport with a transfer by private car to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax from the long flight or start to explore the city with the help of your personalised and exclusive Trip Guidebook we send you before the trip. The area around your centrally located hotel is perfect for an introductory walk.

♨ Meals included: None today.

beijing double happiness hotel  

OVERNIGHT DOUBLE HAPPINESS COURTYARD HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A slice of traditional Beijing with a few modern comforts in this charming and well regarded courtyard style hotel - a top Beijing experience!

 
  ► DAY 2 - BEIJING
 
TREKKING ALONG A WILD & SPECTACULAR SECTION OF THE GREAT WALL

For the active and energetic, one of the best ways to see the Great Wall is to walk it and with nearly 4,000 miles of actual wall we need to be selective! The most scenic section to trek within reach of Beijing is at Jinshanling. The trek involves about 6km of walking along the wall itself which averages 4 hours. This is the best way to see and absorb yourself in China’s best known sight, get some superb photos and avoid the tourist crowds.

Return to your hotel with the rest of the evening free or just ask us for suggestions of shows or cultural activities.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast & Restaurant Lunch.

beijing double happiness hotel  

OVERNIGHT DOUBLE HAPPINESS COURTYARD HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A slice of traditional Beijing with a few modern comforts in this charming and well regarded courtyard style hotel - a top Beijing experience!

 
  ► DAY 3 - DEPART BEIJING ON THE TRAIN TO LHASA
 
A FREE DAY BEFORE JOINING THE EXTRAORDINARY TRAIN ROUTE TO LHASA

A free day to explore the wealth of sights Beijing offers. Besides the must sees the city offers ample opportunity to shop in markets such as Hongqiao, the Silk Market or our favourite, the vast Panjiayuan antique market. For something a bit more sedate we recommend Hou Hai lake and its ancient residential Hutongs which offer a great opportunity to absorb local culture combined with many small cafes, bars and restaurants. For a more contemporary experience the 798 district to the east of the city offers an impressive array of galleries, cafes and restaurants.

Afternoon transfer to the station for your departure on the train to Lhasa. Your transfer guide will have your Tibet Travel Permit and train ticket handing these over to you at the station. Opened in July 2006 this engineering marvel is the highest train route in the world reaching an altitude of 5,072 meters at the Tanggula pass. Settle into your berth for the first of two nights aboard this train.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

tibet train  

OVERNIGHT ON THE “SKY TRAIN” TO LHASA
The scenic way to reach Tibet on the hugely popular “Sky Train” that is the world’s highest rail route and delivers some breathtaking scenery along the way.

 
  ► DAY 4 - ON THE TRAIN
 
WATCHING THE SCENERY CHANGE AS YOU CONTINUE TOWARDS TIBET

A full day crossing central China. Gradually the cities become smaller and the countryside between them larger as you head towards the less populated parts of the country. Outside of the busy meal times the dining car is a good place from which to watch the world go by.

♨ Meals included: None Today - the train does have a dining car though.

tibet train  

OVERNIGHT ON THE “SKY TRAIN” TO LHASA
The scenic way to reach Tibet on the hugely popular “Sky Train” that is the world’s highest rail route and delivers some breathtaking scenery along the way.

 
  ► DAY 5 - ARRIVAL LHASA
 
A DAY OF STUNNING SCENERY AS YOU CROSS THE PLATEAU REACHING LHASA

A second full day on the train crossing the Tibetan Plateau. The scenery is spectacular with mountains visible for much of the day. Keep an eye out for pilgrims following the road that in places runs alongside the train track. Arrival in Lhasa late afternoon with a transfer to your hotel. Lhasa, at a quite manageable altitude of 3,650 meters (12,000 feet), is a unique city and a real highlight. The setting, history, architecture, people and contrasts all make for a very special travel experience. Free time to relax and adjust to the altitude or start exploring the city.

♨ Meals included: None Today - the train does have a dining car though.

lhasa dhood gu hotel  

OVERNIGHT DHOOD GU HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Great Location in the heart of the Old City and only a minute’s walk from Barkhor Square. Lovely Tibetan decoration and Potala views from the roof.

 
  ► DAY 6 - LHASA
 
BARKHOR SQUARE & JOKHANG TEMPLE, TIBET’S MOST SACRED & ITS KORA

This morning start a half day tour of Barkhor Square and the surrounding area, a focal point and highlight of the old city. At the top of the square is the Jokhang Temple constructed in 642 AD and considered the most sacred and important temple in all Tibet. The temple is a meeting point for pilgrims from all over the region making for an intense atmosphere infused with incense and devotion. Surrounding the temple is the Barkhor Kora, a 1 km circular walk for pilgrims and locals as well as a vibrant market selling all the goods a pilgrim might need on their travels. Free time for the rest of the day.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

lhasa dhood gu hotel  

OVERNIGHT DHOOD GU HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Great Location in the heart of the Old City and only a minute’s walk from Barkhor Square. Lovely Tibetan decoration and Potala views from the roof.

 
  ► DAY 7 - LHASA
 
THE SPECTACULAR POTALA PALACE FORMER RESIDENCE OF THE DALAI LAMAS

This morning you visit one of the architectural highlights of China - if not the world - the vast Potala Palace, former residence of the Dalai Lamas. Building started in 1645 and has been added to over the centuries. It is 13 stories high and contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines and 200,000 statues. You will see some of the meeting rooms as well as the extraordinary chapels with their vast gold and jewel encrusted shrines to previous Dalai Lamas (the chapel of the 5th Dalai Lama has a stupa coated in 3,727kg of gold and 18,680 precious stones). The Potala dominates Lhasa and the views from the palace stretch out across the city to the surrounding mountains. Free time in the afternoon to continue to discovering this unique city.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

lhasa dhood gu hotel  

OVERNIGHT DHOOD GU HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Great Location in the heart of the Old City and only a minute’s walk from Barkhor Square. Lovely Tibetan decoration and Potala views from the roof.

 
  ► DAY 8 - LHASA
 
A FREE DAY TO EXPLORE LHASA OR TAKE A DAY TRIP INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE

Today is free to continue to explore Lhasa and the surrounding valley. We can also organise day trips out of the city or you might prefer to wander the old city and its labyrinth of alleys and multitude of traditional shops. There are also ample opportunities, particularly around Barkhor Square, to settle into rooftop cafes and restaurants to watch the fascinating world of Tibet pass by below.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

lhasa dhood gu hotel  

OVERNIGHT DHOOD GU HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Great Location in the heart of the Old City and only a minute’s walk from Barkhor Square. Lovely Tibetan decoration and Potala views from the roof.

 
  ► DAY 9 - LHASA TO GYANTSE
 
KAMBALA PASS, BEAUTIFUL YAMDROK LAKE & NORJING GANGSANG GLACIER

Today we journey to Gyantse, 230 km south of Lhasa. The city is soon left behind as the road winds up the 4,780 meter (15,680 foot) Kambala pass colorfully strewn with prayer flags fluttering in the wind. See spectacular views in all directions before the road descends to the beautiful 72 km long Yamdrok lake with its spectacular backdrop of snowcapped mountains. Follow the lake shore before heading back into the hills passing the Norjing Gangsang Glacier, where we can stop for photos.

Continue along the road stopping at villages and scenic spots before reaching Gyantse (3,977 meters / 13,050 feet), Tibet’s third largest city. Free time to explore and if you have the energy the walk up the Dzong (fortress) that dominates the city is recommended for both views and acclimatization.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

gyantse hotel  

OVERNIGHT GYANTSE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
The best hotel in Gyantse although as with anywhere in Tibet you do need to remember where you are and that this town is very remote.

 
  ► DAY 10 - GYANTSE TO SHIGATSE
 
PALCHO MONASTERY & KUMBUM & VAST TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY & MARKET

This morning visit Gyantse’s main monastery, the Palcho or Pelkhor Choede in Tibetan. The sprawling monastery complex dates back to the 9th century. It is most famous for the Kumbum, a 32 meter high 9 floored shrine which contains 108 unique chapels and is the largest of its kind in Tibet.

It is a 100 km drive to Shigatse at (3,840 meters / 12,600 feet) where we visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery founded in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama and has since been the traditional seat of the “Tashi” or Panchen Lama. The monastery is fascinating as is the walk around the Kora which stretches up the hillside behind the monastery offering good views of the complex and Shigatse itself. We can also visit the local market.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

shigatse hotel  

OVERNIGHT SHIGATSE HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
The best available option in Shigatse, clean (for Tibet) and safe with a reasonable breakfast making this the best option for the 1 night stay here.

 
  ► DAY 11 - SHIGATSE TO SHEKAR
 
TASHILHUNPO & SAKYA MONASTERIES BEFORE TRAVELLING DEEPER INTO TIBET

Drive on 127 km to Sakya monastery, the seat of the Sakyapa school of Tibetan Buddhism. This monastery’s architecture is very different to others in Tibet as it is Mongolian in design dating back to 1268. Continue deeper into Tibet stopping when you wish before reaching the remote town of Shekar (New Tingri). Try to get a good nights rest in preparation for Everest Base Camp tomorrow.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

qomolangma hotel  

OVERNIGHT QQOMOLANGMA HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
Heading south of Shigatse this area is very remote and so don’t expect much from the accommodation with this hotel being the best available.

 
  ► DAY 12 - SHEKAR TO EVEREST BASE CAMP
 
THE SUPERB GYAWU PASS VIEW OF THE HIGH HIMALAYA & DRIVE TO EVEREST BASE CAMP

Depart Shekar stopping at the Gyawu pass for a breathtaking panoramic view of the highest peaks of the Himalaya. Drive on to Rombuk Monastery, the gateway to Everest. From Rombuk the hike to Everest Base Camp (5,200m / 17,000 feet) takes 2 hours although there is often a national park bus in service if you do not want to walk. The sunset on Everest is sublime as well as the mountain under a star or moonlit night - pray to the mountain Gods for no clouds! Rough and ready high altitude night at either Rombuk Monastery or up at Base Camp itself where there is seasonal tented accommodation run by local nomads (approximately May to October).

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

rombuk  

OVERNIGHT ROMBUK MONASTERY OR TENTS
You come here for the amazing view of Everest rather than comforts. We recommend the tents over the house but either way keep expectations low

 
  ► DAY 13 - EVEREST BASE CAMP TO ZHANGMU
 
SUNRISE AT EVEREST BASE CAMP & THE AMAZING DRIVE ON TO THE BORDER

Despite the inevitable cold it is well worth trying to get up just before dawn to catch the sunrise on Everest. The morning is spent exploring the area around camp before driving on late morning to Zhangmu (2,300 meters / 7,500 feet) on the China-Nepal border. Stop at Old Tingri before starting the spectacular descent 1,000 meters off the Tibetan Plateau and down towards the valleys of Nepal. The scenery rapidly changes as the altitude decreases, greening up and becoming lush and by the time the border town, perched on the steep mountainside, is reached. The world looks a very different place to what it did this morning as you prepare for your last night in Tibet.

♨ Meals included: Guesthouse Breakfast.

zhangmu  

OVERNIGHT ZHANGMU HOTEL  ✭ ✭
After a night at Rombuk or in a tent this will feel like a comfortable hotel and is indeed the best in the border town of Zhangmu.

 
  ► DAY 14 - ZHANGMU TO KATHMANDU
 
ENTERING NEPAL, THE LUSH KATHMANDU VALLEY & CHANGE OF CULTURE

After breakfast say goodbye to your Tibetan driver and guide, pass through China immigration and walk across the short stretch of no mans land to Nepalese immigration where your driver will be waiting for you. If you need to obtain a Nepal visa now is the time to do that. The 115 km 5 to 6 hour drive down to Kathmandu is initially through stunning lush mountain scenery which steadily becomes more tropical and couldn’t be further removed from the dry Tibetan Plateau.

Far more India than China, Kathmandu makes Chinese cities look exceptionally well ordered! Life appears frantic and chaotic here. Long a travellers mecca for Himalayan trekking, Kathmandu has mastered the art of providing creature comforts to the weary traveller. The city is culturally rich and beyond it the rest of Nepal and the sub-continent awaits! Your driver will drop you at the hotel in Kathmandu with the rest of the day free.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

tibet hotel kathmandu  

OVERNIGHT TIBET HOTEL  ✭ ✭ ✭
A superb mid-range option we use on many of our trips that feature Kathmandu. Close to the action in the city but just far enough away to be a quiet retreat.

 
  ► DAY 15 - DEPART KATHMANDU OR EXTEND TRIP
 
FREE TIME TO EXPLORE THE SIGHTS OF KATHMANDU BEFORE ONWARD TRAVEL

Free time in Kathmandu until a transfer to the airport for your flight out of Nepal. If you prefer to stay longer in Nepal we can book additional hotel nights for you as well as some short tours around the Kathmandu Valley or longer excursions through the country.

♨ Meals included: Hotel Breakfast.

 
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✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
 

Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
- See more at: http://www.thechinatravelcompany.co.uk/pages/trips/china-private-guided-tours.php#sthash.rFjb0oMP.dpuf
► INTERNATIONAL PLANE TICKETS: Tickets to and from China

✈ International flight tickets are NOT included in this itinerary but we CAN arrange these for you.

► TRAIN TICKETS: Click here to learn more about the trains - ask us about upgrades

✔︎  Beijing to Lhasa soft sleeper class (a berth each in a 4 berth soft sleeper compartment)

Note that due to railway bureau rules final availability of these tickets can only be guaranteed 5 to 10 days before departure although it is rare we have any ticketing problems. However, in the event of ticketing problems we would give you the option of hard sleeper class (6 berth open cabins) or to fly up to Lhasa (with one extra night in Beijing and one in Lhasa). If choosing to fly up to Lhasa additional charges would apply to cover the price differences and these would be payable in Lhasa. If you were to choose to take the hard sleeper class on the train we would refund the difference between the classes to you.

► OTHER TRANSPORT: Between destinations and other than plane or train

✔︎  Lhasa to Kathmandu - Your own vehicle with a driver and guide (lodging and food for the guide and driver is included in the price).

► ACCOMMODATION: Let us know if you have your own preferences or wish to upgrade

✔︎  2 nights Beijing - Double Happiness Courtyard Hotel 3* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  2 nights overnight sleeper train Beijing to Lhasa (shared soft sleeper cabin)
✔︎  4 nights Lhasa - Dhood Gu 3* (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Gyantse - Gyantse Hotel 3* (best available) (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Shigatse - Shigatse Hotel 3* (best available) (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Shekar - Qomolangma Hotel 3* (best available) (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Rombuk - Monastery Guesthouse or seasonal tented accommodation (can be chosen locally)
✔︎  1 night Zhangmu (border town) - Zhangmu Hotel 2* (best available) (standard room with breakfast)
✔︎  1 night Kathmandu - Hotel Tibet 3* (standard room with breakfast)

The hotels used for this trip are from our hand picked selection and all are excellent for their class. We also offer upgraded hotels in most locations. If you would like to explore additional hotel options please CLICK HERE and let us know of any changes you wish to make.
  hotel preferences
     
► TRANSFERS: Private with driver and an English speaking guide (except where stated)

✔︎  Beijing - Airport to Hotel / Hotel to Train Station
✔︎  Tibet and Nepal - All transfers from arrival Lhasa to arrival Kathmandu as per itinerary

► TOURS: All our tours include entrance fees and use professional, licensed guides

✔︎  Beijing - Full day private tour walking to Great Wall at Jingshanling.
✔︎  Lhasa to Kathmandu - tours and sights as described in the itinerary.

► OTHER INCLUSIONS: Also included in this trip

✔︎  Meals - As indicated in the itinerary.
✔︎  Tibet Travel Permit needed to travel in this province.
✔︎  Back up oxygen cylinder outside of Lhasa in case of altitude issues (extremely rare this ever needs to be used!)
✔︎  Support - Emergency numbers and contacts for each destination.
✔︎  Guidebook - Our exclusive Trip Guidebook personalised to your trip.
✔︎  Financial Peace of Mind - All monies paid to us are legally protected under UK law.

All our tours come with our exclusive, 150+ page Trip Guidebook customised to your trip and packed full of information about China and the destinations you will be visiting including emergency numbers and a multitude of travel tips
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Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

scroll down to see all 16 china private guided tours

Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
.

private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
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Book Our Private Guided Tours to China

Our popular and high quality Private Guided China tours include a full, well thought through itinerary of professionally guided private tours, all transfers, tried and tested hotels and a mixture of plane and train transport. Take advantage of our experience in operating private China tours. We provide you a full licensed private guide on most days during your trip to China. Your English speaking guide is there to show you best of each destination and will help you have a hassle-free guided tour in China.
 
These holidays are ideal for those on their first visit to China who wish, a good standard of comfort, exceptional value, hassle free China experience that makes the best use of the precious time available for your holiday.

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Why book our Private China Tours?

✔  Tried and tested itineraries - all places visited by us.
✔  All private day tours - no group tours.
✔  Trips can usually start on any date you choose
✔  All tours can be tailored to meet your requirements.
✔  All transfers included on mainland China.
✔  We use fully licensed, English speaking guides
✔  No unwanted “Shopportunities” that plague many tours.
✔  Well located and hand-picked hotels
✔  24 hour emergency numbers whilst you are in China.
✔  Full financial protection through ATOL. ABTA Member
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private not group tours - can start any date

Create Tailor Made Private Itineraries

Please remember that all these private China tours can be fully customised to your requirements whether it be upgrading hotels, adding in destinations or swapping trains for planes. Just tell us of any destinations you would like to visit which are not covered in our advertised guided China tours below as we want your trip with us to be as perfect as possible - the China experience of a lifetime.
 
Take advantage of our years of experience in offering China tours to individuals and we look forward to sharing our fascination of this extraordinary destination with you.
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✘  International Airfare to / from the start / finish of your trip - we can book these flights on request.
✘  The Chinese visa - we can advise and partner with VisaCentral.
✘  Travel insurance to cover any medical treatment - we recommend ABTASure.
✘  Discretionary gratuities to drivers and guides.
✘  Laundry, Photographic charges in some monasteries, unforeseen expenses that may arise due to factors beyond our control such as personal illness, weather, landslides and road repairs etc...
 
 
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