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  15-Day,Xinjiang-Tibet Highway(south) Tour(Private)
This tour is for Private Group,What is it?
Called supernal road, with an average altitude of 4,663 meters, the road covers a distance of some 3,000 kilos over vast Gobi, big rivers, high mountains and depopulated plateau with marvelous views, which is said to be a must for landcruisers. With Dreams Travel, there are sensations among roaring wind, which sweeps the vastness, hell-like mountain pass, which there are glorious sunset and sunrise, and anything one can imagines in solitude and desolation.  
Tibet Travel Map
 Day by day itinerary
Day1: Kashi-250km-Yecheng(1400m):
Kashi, Jade Bonanza, is one of the richest oasis on the west edge of Tarim Basin. It has been prosperous for over 2,000 years.Yecheng, Hospitable Place, is a pearl of Pamirs.
Flat asphalt road on an oasis with boundless poplar trees, nice knives at Yengisar and sweet guava at Yecheng are available. Get anything necessary at Yecheng and reward yourself with grilled sheep before long hardship.Overnight At Hotel  
Day2: Yecheng–454km-Hongliutan (4900m)
With Dreams Travel, overland tourists experience four seasons in one day at Huangliutan, as the locals say: wearing a coat in the morning, a shirt at noon and eating water melons by a burner.
Unpaved road rapidly up to 5300 meters winds its way across huge Kunlun Mountains on Pamirs. Overnight At Guesthouse  

Day3: Hongliutan-537km-Rutog (4295m)
Unpaved road rapidly up to 5432 meters winds its way across huge Kunlun Mountains on Pamirs. Overnight at Guesthouse

Day4: Rutog-133km-Shiquanhe (4300m)
Rutog Rock Painting: human and wild beings painted in unusual ways. Bangong Tso: It is a charming, long and narrow Lake with an area of 604 square kilometers. With an altitude of 4,242 meters, it is salty in the west while sweet in the east. Birds, mainly hagdons and wild geese, take it home. It is a wonder that countless songbirds are above the red-willow-surrounding limpidity in which it is said there is apparition.Overnight at hotel

Day5: Shiquanhe-350km-Tarchen (4654m)
255km ride to Xiangquan River Valley and famous physiognomy of earth forst is beheld:
At sunset, a solitary village, called Tsaparang, melts into the golden sky and earth, which seems to imply the world has been quiet all the time since its birth, yet, about 1100 years ago, also in the golden afterglow, here is standing refulgent palaces and magnificent monasteries of powerful Guge Kingdom.  
Toling: As a reprint of Samye architecturewise, it means Flying Forever. It is said that Buddha Sakyamuni had 3 his statues made in his time. Now the 3 are all in Tibet. His 12-yeart-old image statue is now at Jokhang, 8-year-old at Ramche and 25-year-old at Toling.  
Kailash: It has been the symbolity of holiness since Tibetans named it Kangrinboqe ( King of Mountains), since Chinese named it Xumi(the center of Universe), since Bon Religion called it Mt Kisi( seat of Goddess), since Rishaba, the first of 24 Tirthankaras attained liberation and since Buddha Sakyamuni regarded it as Earthy Mandala.
Mapam Yumco: Also called Manasarovara, it is the lake of compassion, tranquility and bliss. Indian pilgrims complete the memorable morning Bath and Puja here. It is considered as a base camp for the Holy Kailash Parikrama. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6-8:Trachen-659km-Saga (4500m)
Rough road wriggles between Himalayas and Gangdis. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day9: Saga-433km-Tingri (4378m)
It is quite an experience to drive on the bumpy road on the north side of Himalayas. Nice view of Mt Xixabangma (8012m) at Palku Tso. Nice view of Mt Everst(8848m), Lhotse(8516m) and Cho Oyu(8153) at Tingri.Overnight at Guesthouse

Day10: Tingri-111km-Rongbuk (5200m)
At Rongbuk Mt. Everst is beheld well. Called Qomolangma (3rd Goddess) in Tibetan while Sagarmatha (Heaven God) in Nepali, Mt Everst attracts a great many climbers and tourists.  Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11: Rongbuk-411km-Xigatze(3800m)
Sakya (built in 1073): the premier monastery of Grey Sect, or Sakyapa in Tibet. As we approach to Sakya, we see houses with tricolour strips painted on the wall, which is the symbol of Sakyapa.There are two ways to explain the symbol. If our clients are religious, they will be told that that stands for Risum Gombu, the Trinity Of Buddhist Protectors.They are White Avolokitisvara, Protector of Speech Practice; Red Manjushri, Protector of Mind Practice and Black ( Blue in a lama's eyes) Vajrapani, the Protector of Body Practice.If the clients are normal tourists we will associate the symbol with the sun and moon patterns seen on the doors of Tibetan buildings, telling them that white means day while black means night and red implies energy functions on the change between day and night.
Overnight at hotel  

Day 12: Xigatze-400km-Lhasa(3700m)
Xigatze means Rich Soil in Tibet and it is the capital of Rear Tibet.Tashilhunpo Monastery is  the Seat of Panchan Lama, in whioch there is a huge copper Buddha statue, whose palm can hold a jeep.  
Gyantse means Castle of Triumphy, a typical Tibetan town with Pelko Chode the main attraction, in which vivid wall paintings depict hell in Buddhist world.  
Yamzho Yumtso is one of three great holy lakes in Tibet.
Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Lhasa Visit
Potala, the largest castle in the world used to be the religio-political center of Old Tibet, the winter palace of Dalai Lama and the cemetery stupas of deceased Dalai Lamas and now it is a great museum of art and teasures.
Jokhang, the final destination of all sects, is where the city and Tibetan Buddhism began.
Norbulinkha, Dalai Lama’s summer palace, gives you some ideas of Dalai Lama’s life and the history of Tibet.

Day 14: Lhasa-170km to Tsethang
Early morning ride to Songkha Ferry and 1.5-hour boating across Yarluzangbo and 0.5-hour ride to Samye (built in 8th century,), the premier monastery of Red Sect or Nyingma in Tibtan. Back across the river & 30km ride to Tsetang Town(3551m) and check-in at Longma Hotel or Yulong Hotel or Post Hotel according to reservation.
Afternoon 12km ride to Yumbulagang(built in 2nd century B.C), 1st Tibetan King’s Castle Via Trandruk Monastery(built in 7th century, subject to Geluk now), in which Pearl Thangkha is kept.
Tsetang is the cradle of Tibetan civilization and it is wise for a newcomer to become acclimatized at a comparatively lower altitude.

Day 15: exit
See-off at the airport or railway station

 Departure dates and prices
(based on per person and shown in US Dollar)

Group size
2-5 Pax 6-9 Pax 10Pax&above single supplement Children price Booking Online
Apr.2010-Oct.2010 3473 3280 3160 390 -
 Cost included
1. three meals a day, eat-out or eat-in according to the situation.
2. 2-bed room basis at 3-star hotel or dormitry bed at guesthouse.  
3. One English guide.  
4. landcruiser(seat-shared)
5 Permits of Tibet Tourism Bureau and Public Security
6 Entries to attractions listed in the itinerary
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes.
8 Return air fare for Land+Air tour from Beijing to Lhasa  
  Return rail fare for Land+train tour from Beijing to Lhasa
  One-way air ticket plus one way rail ticket for Land+Air+Train tour
 Cost excluded
A. Entrance and exit transport,airfare,train tickets etc.
B. Visa Fees.  
C. Airport taxes & fuel recharges
D. Personal Expenses.  
E. Single Room Supplement
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