As the gateway and the capital city of China, Beijing has been the political center for hundreds year.
Beijing is home to a resourceful historical attractions. The magnificent architecture-the Great Wall reminds you of once the world’s largest military defence building 2000 years ago, and the Forbidden City is China’s best-preserved imperial palace tracing back to Ming Dynasty in 17 century.
More than that, the winding hutong (narrow alley way), the splendid royal temples and numerous museums are likely to extend your visit in this charming oriental city to a week.
There are daily flights and train from Beijing to Lhasa, however, the direct train ride duration would be over 40 hours. While, flying to Xining (the starting point of the Qinghai-Tibet Railway) and then take the train from there is also a popular way, which could save on much time.
A combined tour including the capital city Beijing as well as the holy city Lhasa would be just perfect for your first visit in China.
Explore the featured highlights of Beijing (Great Wall & Forbidden City), Xi’an (Terracotta Warriors), Chengdu (Pandas & Hot Pot), enjoy the winding cruise of Yangtze River, and meet the devout pilgrims on the holy land of Lhasa. You’ll discover the diverse beauties of the country.
All foreign tourists are required to get a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit for visiting Tibet. Furthermore, an Alien Travel Permit is additionally needed for the trip to Everest Base Camp, as well as a Military Permit for the trip to Mt. Kailash or other sensitive border areas. All the permits will be organized by travel agencies on our side as part of our service, and the permit application process generally takes 15-20 work days depending on different routes of your Tibet tour. You can see more details below.