2009 Lhasa to Beijing - 17 days

2009 Lhasa to Beijing - 17 days

Experience the ‘roof of the world’ and the very best of China all in 17 days. This captivating journey takes you from beautiful Sichuan province to the pilgrim-filled laneways of Lhasa and on to Beijing. We begin in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan before taking a spectacular flight across the Himalayas to Tibet. Rub shoulders with devout pilgrims, monks and merchants in the laneways and monasteries of Lhasa before travelling on the highest railway in the world to Xining. Witness the incredible Army of Terracotta Warriors in Xian and enjoy a picnic atop the Great Wall at Mutianyu. Your journey ends in Beijing, one of the most exciting cities in the world.

Chengdu, Leshan, Emei Shan, Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Xining, Xian, Beijing

Trip grading: ADVENTUROUS Suitable for travellers with a good level of fitness, full and independent mobility; a keen sense of adventure is essential. Prepare for some long road journeys, 2 overnight trains, climbing stairs and high altitude (over 4,000 metres).

What's included: 14 nights hotel accommodation and 2 overnight trains (soft sleeper 4-berth shared cabin), flights as specified, all road transport by air-conditioned vehicles, all sightseeing as specified (excluding entrance fees), Western tour leader (7 or more travellers) and local English-speaking guides throughout, arrival and departure transfers, breakfast daily (except day 11) and 2 lunches.

Tour Leader: Travel Indochina tour leader based on a minimum of 7 people.

Maximum group size: 15


Not ready to go home yet?: We can arrange a Yangtze cruise of 4 or 5 days, in either direction. The Yangtze River and Three Gorges is one of China’s most amazing experiences and combines well with this journey. See the magnificent Three Gorges and the ever-changing scenery, as well as the incredible dam project.

Ask our Travellers: “We loved the itinerary – lots of free time to do our own thing. We moved away from the typical touristy places to see life as it really is. The people we met, the cheap food and shopping and our tour group all made this a remarkable experience. The local guides were outstanding.” Laurie & Margaret Hastings, Australia

Responsible Travel:
There are many things you can do while in Asia to travel more responsibly. To help, read our online Guide to Responsible Travel before you arrive.

Did you know: Travel Indochina can organise your flights and any additional accommodation. Call us on 1300 138 755 to speak to one of our experts or click here to request a quote.

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Departure dates

Full list

  • 11/04/2009 | Available
  • 09/05/2009 | Available
  • 30/05/2009 | Available
  • 20/06/2009 | Available
  • 11/07/2009 | Available
  • 01/08/2009 | Available
  • 12/09/2009 | Available
  • 10/10/2009 | Available


  • Days 1 to 4     - Chengdu & Emei Shan 
  • Days 5 to 9     - Lhasa 
  • Days 10 to 11 - Overnight Train & Xining
  • Days 12 to 13 - Xian
  • Days 14 to 17 - Beijing