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9-Day Tibet Discovery Muslim Tour

Tibet Discovery Tour 9 Days
9-Day Tibet Discovery Muslim Tour

• Tour Code: TDT001
• Starts in: Beijing
• Ends in: Lhasa
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Destinations: Beijing, Xian & Lhasa

  • Day 1 Arrival in Beijing, Greet & Meet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Our professional Muslim expert tour guide will meet you at the arrival hall of the airport with your private vehicle on standby and assists you to your hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day to recover from the jet lag.
     
    Meals Included: Dinner at local Halal restaurant
    Accommodations: 3 nights in Beijing
    5-star Great Wall Hotel Beijing (former Great Wall Sheraton Beijing) or similar
    4-star 5L Hotel Beijing (former Traders Hotel Beijing) or similar
    3-star City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar
    Day 2 Beijing, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Niujie Mosque, Fresh Water Pearl, Temple of Heaven
    Explore Beijing from Tiananmen Square in the morning. Located in the center of Beijing, Tiananmen Square is the largest city square in the world and it has great cultural significance as it was the site of many important events in Chinese history such as Chairman Mao's declaration of the establishment of the People's Republic of China on Oct, 01, 1949. Next walk to the Forbidden City. As the royal residences of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from the 15th to 20th century, the Forbidden City was the centre of state power in late feudal China and witnessed the enthronement of 14 Ming and 10 Qing emperors over 505 years. Visit fresh water pearl shop and the Temple of Heaven after lunch at a local Halal restaurant and Salat at the 900 year old Niujie Mosque. The Temple of Heaven, built between 1406 and 1420 by the same emperor who was responsible for building the Forbidden City, is where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
     
    Day 3 Beijing, Great Wall, Jade Carving, Sacred Way of Ming Tombs, Photo Stop at Olympic Venues
    Visit the Great Wall of China and jade carving factory in the morning. The Great Wall was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th century AD on the northern border of China as the great military defense project of successive Chinese Empires. Today, the wall is still impressive at 3,750 miles in length, stretching from the Bohai Sea to the Gobi Desert. The Great Wall embodies unparalleled significance as the national symbol for safeguarding the security of the country and Chinese people. Visit the Sacred Way of the Ming Tomb after lunch and Salat at a local Halal restaurant. The Sacred Way is a stone paved path which stretches as long as one kilometer to the north of the main gate of the Ming Tombs. Next, make a photo stop at the 2008 Olympic Venues of Bird Nest (National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics Center).

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
     
    Day 4 Beijing, Summer Palace, High Speed Train to Xian (about 5 hours)
    Morning visit to the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, the Summer Palace. Using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. Board second class high speed train to Xian in the afternoon. Xian is the ancient capital city of China and the starting point of Silk Road.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
    Accommodations: 2 nights in Xian
    Local 5-star Grand Noble Hotel Xian or similar
    4-star Grand Dynasty Culture Hotel Xian or similar
    3-star Xian Chenggong International Hotel (former Ibis Xian Heping) or similar
    Day 5 Xian, Terracotta Warriors & Reproduction Factory, Great Mosque, Muslim Quarter
    Morning visit to the Terracotta Warriors and Horses and its reproduction factory. Considered one of the foremost archaeological discoveries of the 20th century, the 2,000-year-old Terracotta Army was discovered by accident in 1974 by local farmers digging a well. The 8,000-plus life-sized figures are arranged in vaults to guard the tomb of Qin Shihuang, the first emperor of China, a major architect of the Great Wall and unifier of China. Visit the Bell & Drum Tower Square and Xian Muslim Quarter after lunch and Salat at Xian Great Mosque. The area north of the Drum Tower is the Muslim Quarter of Xian which covers several blocks with an estimated 60,000 Muslims in the region. There are about seven ancient mosques in the area, among which the Great Mosque built in 742 is most famous and popular among all. Experience a seemingly endless labyrinth of street food, restaurants and bustling local life at Xian's Muslim Quarter.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
     
    Day 6 Fly to Lhasa, Rest at Hotel in the afternoon
    Fly to Lhasa in the morning. Upon arrival at this 12000 feet elevated city, you will be transferred to hotel for rest and adjust our body to high elevation (Lhasa is 3700 meters above sea level). You may feel the effects of high altitude therefore it is strongly recommended that you take an afternoon nap for 2-3 hours to help you acclimatize, and be sure to drink plenty of water during your time in Tibet.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
    Accommodations: 3 nights in Lhasa
    4-star Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lhasa or similar
    3-star Tibet Kailash Hotel, Lhasa or similar
    Day 7 Lhasa, Tibet Museum, Norbulingka, Salat at Lhasa Mosque, Potala Palace
    Start to explore Tibet from Tibet Museum to know the history and the development of Tibet. This museum houses a large amount of valuable treasures found in Tibet: ancient religious books written in gold, silver or coral powders, Buddha statues made from diverse materials, colorful Thangkas and many handicrafts with distinctive Tibetan characteristics. Next, visit the Summer Palace of Dalai Lama: the Norbulingka Park. After Salat prayer at Lhasa Mosque, visit the highest palace in the world, the Potala Palace. Built on the red hill in the center of Lhasa, the Potala Palace boasts more than 1000 rooms including the Red Palace where Dalai Lama once lived.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
    Day 8 Lhasa, Jokhang Monastery, Barkhor Bazaar, Salat at Lhasa Mosque, Sera Monastery
    Visit the 1300-year-old Jokhang Monastery in the morning. Jokhang Monastery, constructed by King Songtsen Gampo in the year 647 is the most famous Buddhist temple in Lhasa. This monastery has remained the centre of Buddhist pilgrimage for centuries. Next, follow local Tibetans for a Kora of Jokhang Monastery, walking around the Barkor Bazaar. Visit Sera Monastery after Salat at Lhasa Mosque. Founded in 1419, Sera monastery used to be the residence to more than 5000 monks and five monastic colleges. One of the most interesting times to visit the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after finishing their morning scripture classes, can be seen debating in the courtyard. They emphasize their debate points with heavy foot stomping and loud claps of the hands. This highly animated debating method is part of the time-honored monastic educational system.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel, lunch & dinner at local Halal restaurants
     
     
    Day 9 Departure from Lhasa
    Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home and thank you for traveling with IslamiChina.

    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel

     

  • Deluxe Prices (5-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD2068

    USD1808

    USD1588

    USD1508

    Single Room Supplement

    USD580

    USD580

    USD580

    USD500

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1878

    USD1648

    USD1448

    USD1368

    Single Room Supplement

    USD480

    USD480

    USD480

    USD400


    Standard Prices (4-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1948

    USD1688

    USD1468

    USD1378

    Single Room Supplement

    USD400

    USD400

    USD400

    USD340

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1778

    USD1538

    USD1338

    USD1258

    Single Room Supplement

    USD290

    USD290

    USD290

    USD210


    Budget Prices (3-star hotel accommodation)

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-3 Pax

    4-5 Pax

    6-9 Pax

    10 Pax & Above

    Mar to Nov

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1888

    USD1628

    USD1398

    USD1318

    Single Room Supplement

    USD220

    USD220

    USD220

    USD180

    Dec to Feb

    Double/Triple Occupancy

    USD1718

    USD1478

    USD1278

    USD1198

    Single Room Supplement

    USD200

    USD200

    USD200

    USD160


    Pricing Policy
    • Prices are per person in US dollar based on sharing in double/twin/triple room
    • Single Room Supplement will be charged if staying at a single room
    • Prices are valid based on proposed hotels
    • For other hotels or modified itineraries, please contact us at info@islamiChina.com
    • Child (2-12 years of age) with extra bed: 100% of the adult price
    • Child (2-12 years of age) without bed: 80% of the adult price
    • Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: Free
     
    Departure Dates
    • Any dates at the time of your convenience
     
    Booking Notice
    • Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
    • This is an exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    • If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are glad to deduct the room rates for you
    • This itinerary can be tailored to your individual interests
    What's Included
    • Second class high speed train from Beijing to Xian
    • Domestic flight airfare (Xian/Lhasa) with tax included
    • Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
    • Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
    • Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
    • All admission tickets to sightseeing places
    • All government taxes
    What’s Not Included
    • International airfares
    • Optional tour & insurance
    • Gratuities or tips to guides and drivers
    • Excursions & activities not included in itinerary
    • Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc

     

  • Salat at Beijing Niujie Mosque
    Beijing Niujie mosque was originally built by Nasruddin in 996. Major renovation projects were carried out during the time of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1722) of the Qing Dynasty. It is the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing. The buildings inside the mosque are symmetrically arranged. The main buildings include a minaret which is in traditional Chinese style, the Prayer Hall, and the Stele Pavilion. Many important cultural relics, such as steles from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and cupreous hollowware from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), are preserved in the mosque. Now Niujie area outside the mosque is the residential place for more than 13,000 Chinese speaking Hui Muslims in Beijing. 
    Salat at Xian Great Mosque
    Xian Great Mosque was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and expanded in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The mosque has a rectangular layout which is from east to west. There are five courtyards inside the mosque. The main buildings include the decorated archway, the prayer hall, the minaret (a traditional Chinese Tower), the scripture hall and the stele pavilion. The principal building is the prayer hall, which can accommodate 1,000 prayers at the same time. In the mosque there are many precious cultural relics, such as epigraphs, tablets, couplets, censers, phylacteries, paintings, hanging lamps and so on. A hand-written copy of the Quran by a well-known Moslem noble in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) is preserved in the mosque.
    Fine Dining at Local Halal Restaurants
    Breakfast will be both Western and Chinese breakfast at hotel. Lunch & dinner will be arranged at local Chinese Halal restaurants near sightseeing places. Please be assured that all lunch and dinner arranged by ICT will be at Halal restaurants with Halal certificate issued by related government offices. We don't arrange pork free meals. If you have special request for Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabian or other cuisines, please advise us in advance and we will arrange accordingly. Please note that Indian, Pakistani, Indonesian, Turkish, Arabian restaurants are always more expensive than Chinese Halal meals.
     
     
     
    Transportations
    ICT will provide private air-conditioned vehicle during tours with service of experienced drivers. For 2 travelers, we will arrange a private sedan car; for 3-5 travelers we will arrange a private MPV; for 6-9 travelers we will arrange Joylong 15 seater mini bus; for 10-15 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 21 seater bus or Toyota Coaster Bus; for 16-25 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 33 seater bus; for 26-35 travelers we will arrange Kinglong 45 seater bus.
     
     
     

     

  • Deluxe Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    Great Wall Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand Noble Hotel Xian or similar

    Lhasa

    Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lhasa or similar


    Standard Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    5L Hotel Beijing or similar

    Xian

    Grand New World Hotel Xian or similar

    Lhasa

    Xinding Hotel Lhasa or similar


    Budget Hotels for Tibet Discovery Tour 9 Days

    Beijing

    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing or similar

    Xian

     Xian Tianyou International Hotel  or similar

    Lhasa

    Tibet Kailash Hotel Lhasa or similar

    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Great Wall Hotel Beijing
    Add: No.10 East 3rd ring North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-65905566
     
    Centrally located in the Chaoyang Commercial District, The Great Wall Hotel Beijing offers accommodations just 300 m from Agricultural Exhibition Center Metro Station. It features 4 dining options and an indoor pool. Yonghe Temple and Guozijian are both a 20-minute drive from The Great Wall Hotel Beijing. Beijing Train Station is a 25-minute drive away. Beijing West Station is a 1-hour car journey away. It takes 30 minutes to reach Beijing Capital International Airport by car from the property. Stylish rooms feature modern interiors and floor-to-ceiling windows. Tastefully decorated, all rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and cozy seating area. A bathtub and shower facilities are in the private bathroom. Silk Road Trattoria restaurant serves a variety of Italian dishes, while French specialties are offered at the French Bistro. At The 21st Floor Chinese Restaurant, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city while sampling Cantonese and Sichuan food. Recreational choices include relaxing in the sauna, having a body massage, or exercising at the gym. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with currency exchange and car rental services.
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star Grand Noble Hotel Xian 
    Add: No.334 East Street Beilin District, Xian
    Tel: +86-02-87690000
     
    Located in the central business area of Xi'an, Grand Noble Hotel is only a 10-minute walk from the Bell and Drum Tower as well as the Muslim Food Street. It features 6 dining options, a spa and wellness center, while guestrooms offer iPod and MP3 stations and free WiFi access in all areas. Hotel Grand Noble is a 5-minute drive from Xi'an Railway Station and a 10-minute drive from Xi'an History Museum. It takes about 40 minutes by taxi to Xianyang International Airport or Terracotta Warriors. All guest rooms have private bathroom facilities, a mini-bar, and a safety deposit box. Free branded toiletries are offered in the private bathroom. Coffee/tea maker can also be found in the rooms. Guests can work out at the well-equipped fitness center, or make use of the bicycle rental facilities. The hotel also offers a tour desk to arrange day activities. 
     
     
    Deluxe Hotel: 5-star The St.Regis Resort Lhasa
    Add: No.22 Jiangsu Road, Lhasa
    Tel: +86-891-680 8888
     
    Well-placed in the religious interests, sightseeing area of Lhasa city, The St.Regis Resort Lhasa provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. Only 65.1km away, this 5-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. For those of you who want to venture out, Ani Sangkhung Nunnery, Meru Nyingba Monastery, Pode Kangtsang are just some of the attractions available to visitors. The St.Regis Resort Lhasa also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Lhasa. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, luggage storage to ensure our guests the greatest comfort. Guests can choose from 162 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as indoor pool, spa, massage. The St.Regis Resort Lhasa is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Lhasa.
     
      
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Beijing 5L Hotel 
    Add: No. 1 Jianguomenwai Street (Jianguomenwai Dajie) Chaoyang District Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-65052277 
     
    Offering free WiFi, Beijing 5L Hotel offers rooms in Beijing, 6 km from Wangfujing Street and 6.3 km from Guijie Street. Well located in the Chaoyang district, this hotel is located 6.6 km from Tiananmen Square. Yonghegong Temple is 8 km away and Forbidden City is 8 km from the hotel. All guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at Beijing 5L Hotel. At the accommodation you'll find a restaurant serving Chinese cuisine. Staff at the reception can help around the clock with guidance on the area. Qianmen Street is 8 km from Beijing 5L Hotel, while Nan Luo Gu Xiang is 8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Beijing Nanyuan Airport, 20.9 km from the hotel.  This is our guests' favorite part of Beijing, according to independent reviews. This property also has one of the top-rated locations in Beijing! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Grand New World Hotel 
    Add: No. 172 Lian Hu Lu, Lianhu District, Xian
    Tel: +86-29-87216868
     
    Located next to the city wall, the friendly staff at this location can make any stay in Xian effortless and memorable. With 480 rooms, Grand New World Hotel can accommodate a large amount of people, and they usually do because of their popularity and reputation for excellence. The staff realizes that it is difficult to travel in a city where most visitors don’t speak the language, and as a consequence, they make visiting the major tourist sites in the area effortless and efficient. Be sure to check out the Terra-Cotta Warriors, and the Temple of the Eight Immortals is certainly worth a look as well. Considered by many to be the best place to stay in Xian, the Grand New World Hotel will not disappoint, and it is definitely worth a look. Grand New World Hotel can be easily booked with our secure online booking form. Simply enter your dates and click to proceed.
     
     
    Standard Hotel: 4-star Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel
    Add: No. 10, Bo Linka Road, Chengguan, Lhasa
    Tel: +86-891-6348888
     
    Designed for both business and leisure travel, Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel is ideally situated in Chengguan; one of the city's most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 1.5 Km away. For those of you who want to venture out, Tibet Museum, Kunde Ling, Gesar Ling are just some of the attractions available to visitors. Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, facilities for disabled guests, Wi-Fi in public areas. Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, umbrella, internet access – wireless, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the indoor pool, spa, massage. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa Hotel.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star City Inn Happy Valley Hotel Beijing 
    Add: Vecchio Shopping Street, North Xiaowuji Road, East 4th Ring, Chaoyang District, Beijing
    Tel: +86-10-67376688
     
    City Inn Happy Valley Beijing is a chain of fine business hotel brand developed by the OCT IHMC, located in the center of Beijing City that gives traveler the great location for business and financial purposes. The hotel is also easily reachable the city’s major shopping area and famous attractions nearby such as Beijing National Stadium, the Summer Palace. The hotel boasts excellent accommodation among Beijing hotels, good service and well appointed facility. In the hotel there are 224 rooms that have contemporary interiors and diverse room types. It offers the ideal setting for conferences, meetings, special events, business trips, and the Internet access helps guests keeping in touch with their friends and family when traveling in Beijing. Free broad video and self-help laundry house are available for guests. Restaurants, Bars, Sauna, Foot Massage, Beauty Salon, Supermarket, Banks, and Hospital are all around the hotel. An attentive and professional staff is always pleased to provide you all the necessary information for your successful Beijing travel.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Xian Tianyou International Hotel
    Add: 12 West 2nd Ring Road (Xi Erhuan Nanduan) Lianhu District Xi'an
    Tel: +86-29-87918888
     
    The Xi'an Tianyou International Hotel (Tianyou Guoji Jiudian) is located approximately 32 km (20 mi) from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. Guests can dine on Chinese dishes at the on-site restaurant and unwind with a drink in the cafe. Business travelers are invited to make the most of the business center and meeting rooms.In their free time, guests can relax in the sauna or treat themselves to a massage. This hotel provides Wi-Fi access in rooms and public areas as well as free parking.
     
     
    Budget Hotel: 3-star Lhasa Shangbala Hotel
    Add: No. 1 Danjielin Road, Lhasa, Tibet
    Tel: +86-891-6323888
     
    If you want to stay in a 3 star hotel close to the Barkhor in Lhasa, Shangbala Hotel is your best choice. Shangbala has the same meaning as "Shangri-la" in Tibetan dialect. With a good location off Zangyiyuan Lu, good views can be got from the 4th floor. There are 70 well-appointed guest rooms. All with TV set, telephone, mini bar, private bath and shower. Besides, there are view elevator, meeting room, sauna, business center, Chinese and western restaurants. There are bar, Restaurant, Business Centre, Baby sitting and Child Care, 24-hour Room Service, Massage, Fitness Room, Meeting Rooms, Non-smoking Rooms, Sauna. It located in the heart of the old town with famous Jokhang Temple, the hotel is near the world famous tourist spot Potala Palace and the traffic is convenient and it's ideal choice for tourist. 
     
     

     

  • Get Your Visa before Entering China
    Nearly every visitor to China will need a tourist 'L' visa before arriving. We cannot obtain your visa, but we will provide you with an official Visa Invitation Letter for your visa application after deposit payment is completed. You need to download Application Forms from the official website of China embassy of your country. On the application, you will need to provide your travel dates, travel itinerary, and proof of onward travel. The application must be typed with no hand written corrections or it will not be accepted. Please bring the Visa Application Forms together with our Visa Invitation Letter to the Chinese embassy or consulate to apply for China visa. We recommend getting your visa at least two months before trip departure to avoid logistical problems. For individual travelers, single-entry visas are valid for entry within three months. For business people and other regular visitors there are multiple-entry visas good for six months at a time. Each visa is valid for a stay of 30 or 60 days, and can be extended while in China. Please note that if you plan to leave China to visit or do business in another nearby country and then go back to China before returning to your country of origin, you need to apply for Double Entry Visa. If you leave China to visit Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan and then go back to China, you need a Double Entry Visa.
     
    Tibet Travel Permit
    Tibet Travel Permit, also known as Tibet Visa or Tibet Entry Permit, is an indispensable travel permit for international tourists to enter Tibet in addition to Chinese visa. For every foreign traveler, Tibet Permit is required as a must entry pass to board the flight or train to Lhasa. Once you get your China Visa, email the photo image of your passport information page and the photo image of Chinese Visa page to us. We will get Tibet Travel Permit for you. Please be aware that processing of Tibet Permit takes 8-9 business days in Lhasa. We recommend that you apply for it 20 days before heading to Tibet since we need to mail Tibet Travel Permit to your hotel in mainland China. Please note that without Tibet Travel Permit, you are not allowed to board flights or trains to Tibet. 
     
    Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)
    An altitude over 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Since most places in Tibet are higher than this level (the average elevation in Tibet is 4000 meters above sea level), Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), also called Altitude Sickness is the biggest health risk to tourists in Tibet. Most travelers to Tibet will experience differing degrees of symptoms at high elevation. Symptoms of AMS include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep. Most people will experience one or more AMS symptoms upon their arrival in Tibet. The symptoms will usually gradually decrease in severity during acclimatization. If you have records of heart, lung, other organ problems or anemia you should consult your doctor before making the decision to visit Tibet. 
     
    Arrival in Beijing
    This tour starts in Beijing. Beijing has two international airports, Beijing Capital Airport (PEK) and Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX). Beijing Capital Airport is 29 km (15 miles) to the city center while Beijing Daxing Airport is 46 km (29 miles) to the center of Beijing. Upon your arrival at Beijing airport, GCT tour guide will hold GrandChinaTravel welcome sign with your name and wait at the airport arrival hall.
     
    Departure from Lhasa
    This tour ends in Lhasa. Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA) is one of the highest airports in the world and is located about 62 km (39 miles) from the center of Lhasa. Direct flights to and from Lhasa mostly serve domestic airports, with the only international flights going to Kathmandu, Nepal. Flights to the US, Europe, Australia, and other international destinations are best served by airports such as Beijing (PEK or PKX), Shanghai (PVG or SHA), Hong Kong (HKG), Chengdu (CTU) and Xian (XIY).
     
    Deposit Payment
    A deposit of $200 USD per person is required to secure your reservation. Once your deposit has been received, we will send your confirmation letter, materials for your visa application, packing list, and general information to prepare for your trip to China. We will send you Visa Invitation Letter once we receive deposit payment if you need Visa Invitation Letter.
     
    Full Payment
    Full payment should be made 30 days prior to departure. Once full payment has been made, hotels, tour guides, domestic flights/trains and land transportation will be confirmed.
     
    Cancellation
    Cancellations made 31 days or more prior to the scheduled departure date, will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 22 - 30 days will incur a 10% fee. Cancellations made within 15 - 21 days will incur a 30% fee. Cancellations made within 8 - 14 days will incur a 50% fee. Cancellations made within 0 - 7 days will not receive a refund. After the tour has commenced, there is no refund for canceled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours. Due to time zone differences, the confirmed cancellation date is determined based Beijing time. Please allow 2-5 business days to process and confirm your cancellation request. Once the cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 14 working days.