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Embark on a journey of extremes, striking across the starkly beautiful landscapes of Tibet, on the roof of the world, before descending into the verdant and chaotic valleys of Nepal under the ever watchful gaze of the mighty Himalayas.
Visit the world famous Panda Conservation Centre in Chengdu
Immerse yourself in the mysticality of Jokhang Temple
Gaze at this breathtaking mountain at the North Base Camp
Jump into a riot of colours, chaos and culture in Nepal's capital
Our Himalayan Adventure itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
Fly overnight to Chengdu.
Visit the famous Panda Conservation Centre to see these charismatic animals before wandering Jinli Old Street and visiting Wuhou Temple.
Fly to Lhasa, the afternoon is at leisure to help you to acclimatise to the higher altitude.
Sightseeing today includes a stroll around the Barkhor circuit where traditional dress, market stalls selling religious trinkets and the sound of chanted prayers create the atmosphere of a medieval carnival. We also visit the 7th Century Jokhang Temple, which is the most sacred in Tibet and the Sera Monastery, with about 600 monks in residence.
Explore the crown jewel of Tibet, the Potala Palace. The palace is an architectural wonder that towers over the city with thousands of rooms filled with treasures such as intricate shrines and beautiful frescoes.
Travel to Shigatse and visit a local market. The next day visit Tashilhunpo Monastery, the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama, second only to the Dalai Lama, before continuing to New Tingri.
Drive to Mount Everest, and visit Base Camp to admire the stunning north face of the worlds tallest mountain peak at 8,848m. Visit Rongbuk Monastery and stay overnight in New Tingri.
Drive around 7 hours from New Tingri to Gyantse and visit Gyantse Kumbum. Travel back to Lhasa, visting Karuola Glacier and Yamdrok Lake on the way.
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to Dhulikhel. Visit the traditional Nuwari houses and a local market. Travel to Bhaktapur and visit the the UNESCO listed Changu Narayan Temple before a short hike to Telkot admiring the stunning scenery. This afternoon wander Bhaktapur’s cobblestone streets stopping at the Golden Gate, the Palace of 55 Windows on Durbur Square, Taumadhi Tole Square and Potter's Square.
Fly to Pokhara and take a walking tour of the city. The next day, visit Pokhara's mountain museum, devoted to the mountains of Nepal.
Travel to Chitwan National Park, one of the last refuges of the One-Horned Rhino, for elephant bathing, safaris, jungle walks and bird watching.
Travel to exciting Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, busy with historic temples, palaces and shrines, stopping in Daman for lunch along the way.
Visit nearby Patan, the second largest city in Nepal with a rich artistic heritage, to explore the UNESCO listed Royal Palace and Patans Durbar Square. Return to Kathmandu and tour the Bodhnath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu including Swayambhunath Temple, Kumari Temple, bustling Thamel Market and Kathmandus Durbar Square.
Fly to the UK arriving the following day.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. If the hotels listed below for your tour are not available on your chosen departure date, hotels of a similar standard will be used.
The Chengdu Tianfu Sunshine Hotel is located a ten minute walk from the centre of Chengdu. All of its air conditioned, en-suite rooms have a safety deposit box, tea making facilities and a flat screen satellite television. There are also complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an onsite restaurant featuring Chinese and Korean cuisine. ...Read more
Located a short distance from the renowned Potala Palace, the Tibet Hotel Lhasa has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning, tea making facilities, a minibar, satellite television and a safety deposit box. The hotel features a restaurant serving Cantonese and Tibetan cuisine, a lobby bar and a fitness room with sauna....Read more
The Shigatse Hotel, located less than 1km from the Tashilumpo Monastery, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including tea making facilities and complimentary toiletries. The hotel’s onsite restaurant serves local Tibetan, Chinese and Western flavours. There is also a fitness centre onsite....Read more
Mt. Everest Hotel is located in Tingri County at the foot of Mt. Everest. The hotel is 510 km to Lhasa, 240 km to Shigatse and 100 km to the prominent Mount Everest, ,making Mt. Everest Hotel the tourists' choice during their stay in Tibet. The Hotel has 51 comfortable en-suite rooms, all with modern amenities, and a restaurant with magnificent views of the Himalayas. ...Read more
The Zhangmu Hotel, located in the city centre of Zhangmu, has traditionally adorned en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including air conditioning and a personal safety box. The onsite restaurant serves Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. Other facilities include room service, laundry and a coffee house. ...Read more
Located a short 7-minute walk from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Hotel Heritage is a boutique hotel which successfully blends the traditional Nepali look and feel with modern amenities. The hotel features luxurious large en-suite rooms all with free Wi-Fi, and a superb restaurant serving delicious Nepali and continental food. ...Read more
Located in Pokhara the second largest city in Nepal, Mount Kailash Hotel provides guests with elegant views of the city’s landscape. The hotel boasts 51 beautiful en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities and magnificent views of mountain ranges. Other superb facilities include two dining spaces, a swimming pool, a beautiful garden and spa....Read more
The Tigerland Safari Resort lies on the edge of Chitwan National Park, just across the Rapti River that forms its boundaries. The comfortable en-suite rooms are built on stilts off the ground, replicating the local Tharu culture and dwellings, and are well equipped with modern facilities including air-conditioning and heating. The restaurant also boasts superb local cuisine....Read more
Perched on the side of a mountain, the Everest Panorama hotel prides itself on expansive views over the Himalayas and its heartfelt service from staff. Located close to the hotel are Pashupatinath Temple and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. The hotel has comfortable en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi and TV. Other fantastic facilities include a library, spa, sauna and superb restaurant. ...Read more
Perfectly situated near Thamel in Lazimpat, the heart of the city, the Radisson Hotel is an unbeatable accommodation choice for future vacations to Nepal. The hotel boasts 5* en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities to ensure your stay is pleasurable. The hotel also features an impressive array of world-class amenities, including complimentary high-speed internet access, a health club, a rooftop swimming pool, a deluxe spa and numerous on-site dining options. ...Read more
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.
A visa is required by all nationalities. A visa should be arranged in advance of travel. Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044. Out of hours is 0044 1888 288 288. Mobile phones are quite popular in China and you will find high quality coverage. SMS and call rates can be expensive: we recommend that you contact your mobile supplier for more details. Some of our hotels have WIFI in the rooms and some will only have it in the lobby. There may be additional charges. Many websites, including Google, Facebook and Twitter are banned and inaccessible in China. If you need to access your email via Gmail whilst in China, please use an alternative email account whilst in the country.
Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and China is no exception. In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are distributed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour. Yangtze cruise companies operate a service charge policy and this is paid separately when boarding the vessel. We indicate tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure, and China has a vast array of shopping opportunities for those who love to seek out a bargain. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs. We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy.
The cost of meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and includes western dishes. As is traditional in China, lunch and dinner consist of small dishes of local cuisine which are placed on a ‘Lazy Susan’ for everyone to share. If you would like to drink beer, soft drink or bottled water with your meals, payment is to be made directly to the restaurant staff. If you have booked a tour that does not include all meals, your local guides will be able to recommend where to eat. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking.
Wendy Wu Tours inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. We pick the right hotel for the specific destination, meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Hotels in China are bound by Government laws which mean that air conditioning is switched on nationally in May and the central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and the UK's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you to Asia soon!
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