8- 22 Sep 2019 (15 days) China's Tibet
Trip cost excluded Air ASIA KL-Chengdu-KL Flight Rm7480 (per pax for 12 pax group), Rm7380 (14 pax), RM7280 (16 pax and above)
(Note : Based on Remimbi Yuan 1 = RM0.62. We will make final adjustment on the cost based on the Yuan exchange rate in Jul-Aug 2018)
Update 2 Dec 2018 - We have had previous FULL since 2009. We fly to Chengdu by Air Asia and then connect to domestic flight Chengdu-Lhasa. Flight below is based on today flight schedules and will be updated if there are changes. Register your interest early and let us know if you intend to extend a couple of days in Chengdu. Kindly email firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 Sep 2019 D7326 KLIA2 to Chengdu (CTU) 1810 2240
21 Sep 2019 D7327 Chengdu (CTU) to KLIA2 2355 0435+1 (Reached 22 Sep)
This is meant to be a "free and easy" adventure trip. Participants should be relatively fit, with a good sense of humour, and above all, have the right attitude for close travel with others through possibly some trying times. Most definitely, this is not a trip for prudes, whiners, fuss-pots, and other similiarly assorted types! We had a couple of those before and it wasn't pleasant for us or them. Although every effort will be made to stick to the given itinerary, ground conditions may change and cause some disruption and/or deviation from the norm. Otherwise, have fun!
Night View on Potala Palace/ Tibetan boy/ Prayer Flag
Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the Southwest part of China, with a land area of 1.22 million sq km and a population of 2.3 millions, in which 95% are Tibetan nationality. There are also 30 other nationalities in Tibet, such as Han, Menba, Luoba, Hui, Monggul, Naxi as well as Cheng and Sharba peoples.
Tibet is the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau proper, with an average landrise of 4,000 metres above the sea level. It is well-know as the Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world highest summit-Himalayan, which strides across the border between China and Nepal, claims a height of 8,848 metres above the sea level.
We will fly in and train out (soft sleepers 4 pax per compartment). The reason why we fly in and train out is because train ride into Lhasa can not relieve the tiredness and mountain sickness as much as people thought. Firstly, it is a long journey in an airtight cabin with no outside/fresh air. So one will not be able to acclimatise in the train. Secondly, one cannot really get good sleep in trains and that will make one more susceptible to AMS. We fly in, have 2 days to rest and take it easy. When we train, we would have gotten used to the altitude. The best part of the sightseeing of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau is from Lhasa to Golmud which we cover during the day time. By taking the train Chengdu-Lhasa, this section is covered in the evening or night. (IMPORTANT NOTE : Tibet entry permit issued by Tibet Bureau Authority. Permit rules & regulation vary every year and we will change the itineray if not granted)
Day 1 KLIA2-Chengdu: Meet at KLIA2 for flight D7326 to Chengdu at 1810PM arriving 2240PM. Check in hotel. Overnight (ON) Chengdu.
Day 2 Chengdu : Visit Qing chengshan & Dujiangyan. ON Chengdu.
Day 3 Lhasa: We will take morning domestic flight 0730am to Lhasa CA4403, CTU-LXA, arriving Lhasa 0940am. This afternoon we will only wonder around street near hotel, so group members have sufficient rest to acclimatize, which elevation of Lhasa is 3650m. ON Lhasa
Day 4 Lhasa : Today we will visit the highest palace in the world— Potala Palace which is the Dalai Lama's winter palace. It locates on the red hill, a good viewing point in Lhasa. Later, we will go to visit the Sera monastery where lively lama debating will be seen (except Sundays and only held afternoon session). This is very interesting. Many lamas sitting or standing in the yard debate a certain topic their teacher has given. ON Lhasa
Day 5 Lhasa-Yamdrok-Gyantse: Today we will continue our journey to other places of Tibet. About hundred kilometers, you will appreciate the holy Lake of Yamdroktso Lake. Drive to historical city Gyantse. On the way, we can see the Karola Glacier Visit Pelkhor monastery for its famous Kumbum Pagoda . ON Gyantse.
Passed by interesting local festival
Day 6 Gyantse-Shigatse: On the way to Shigates have a mountain village family visit for a glimpse of everyday Tibetan life. Drive to Shigates to visit Palcho monastery, this monastery famous that its remarkable feature accommondates the three sects of Tibetan Buddhism in one monastery coexisting in peace with each other. The Palcho Monastery is in coexistence of the three sects namely, the Sakya, the Kagyu and the Gelug. ON Shigatse.
Day 7 Shigatse-Tingri: Drive to Tingri. Visit Sakya monastery on the way. ON Tingri.
Day 8 Tingri-Mt Everest Base Camp-Tingri: After hours of driving we arrive at the highest monastery of the world, the Rongbuk monastery. Upon arrival, go to Mt. Everest Base Camp (5200m). You can appreciate the highest mountain in the world- Mt.Everest (8848m). Back to Tingri. ON Tingri.
Fortunate to view difference clear angle of Mt Everest
Day 9 Tingri -Shigatse: Drive to Shigates to visit Pachen Lama's seat palace, the great Tashilumpo monastery, a very big and complex monastery in Tibet. Back to Shigatse. ON Shigatse.
Day 10 Shigatse via Lhasa: This morning will leave to Shigatse which journey will take about 8-9 hrs. Drive back to Lhasa. ON Lhasa.
Day 11 Namtso Lake-Lhasa: . We will go further to the “ heaven lake”-Namtso lake, the highest lake in the world! It will take about 5 hrs (320km) to get there. This scene is one of the most dramatic in Tibet and will give you a sense of the space that stretches out to the north. Namtso Lake in the Tibet Autonomous Region was selected as one of the five most beautiful lakes in China by Chinese National Geography magazine on 2005. Namtso Lake's touching beauty should not be missed by any traveler who visits Tibet. Its purity and solemnness are symbols of Qinghai-Tibet Platean. In Tibetan, Namtso means 'Heavenly Lake ” . The water here is a storybook crystal-clear blue. Clear skies join the surface of the lake in the distance, creating an integrated, scenic vista. Besides the beautiful scenery in Namtso, it is also a famous sacred Buddhist place. We will back to Lhasa. ON Lhasa.
Day 12 Lhasa-Train: Morning 0820AM will leave to Railway station take train to Xining. Enjoy the scenic scenery along the way to Lhasa. ON soft/hard sleeper Train. (Important note - Train ticket bookings is only available 5 DAYS BEFORE TRAVEL for Groups and Individuals alike. During peak travel period, it's a big problem buying the most comfortable soft-sleeper places. During slow months of May, July and September, chances are best. In the event, our Agent is not able to secure soft-sleepers, they will purchase hard-sleepers. The cost difference will be returned either in cash or credited to account back in Malaysia).
Day 13 Flight Xining-Chengdu: Arrive Xining in the morning 0726AM. Local guide will meet the group and take group to airport for flight to Chengdu at 1035Am by 3U8988 XNN-CTU, arriving Chengdu 1205pm. ON Chengdu.
Day 14 Chengdu-Fly Home : Free & Easy and final shopping in Chengdu. After that we will heading to airport take afternoon flight D7327 at 2355PM. ON Plane.
Day 15 Home : Arriving KLIA2 at 0435 early morning (22th Sep 2019)
Stunning View along the journey/Qinghai Train
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