Western China



Day 1              Arrival in Lhasa and transfer to the hotel. Lhasa: Potala, Barkhor,  Chakpori Hill, Norbulingka, Ramoche and Jokhang temples, Sera and Ganden monasteries. Lhasa Hotel or a similar accommodation.    

Day 2              Lhasa - Shigatse - Sangsang. Visit of the Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse. Sangsang or a similar hotel.  

Day 3              Sangsang - Saga - Payang. Jiemayongzhong or a similar hotel.        

Day 4              Payang - Lake Managasovar - Bagaxiang/Tarchen and Mount Kailash. Gangdisi or a similar hotel.

Day 5              Bagaxiang/Tarchen - Tholing/Zanda. In Zanda:  Ruins of Tsaparang, Tholing Monastery and Zanda Earth Forest. Guge or a similar hotel.

Day 6              Tholing/Zanda - Shiquanhe/Ngari - Rutog. Hebei Grand or a similar hotel.

Day 7              Rutog - Aksai Chin - Sanshilin Yingfang/Kangxiwa. Kangxiwa or a similar guest house.

Day 8              Sanshilin Yingfang/Kangxiwa - Yecheng/Kargilik. Kargilik or a similar hotel.

Day 9              Yecheng/Kargilik - Hotan - Keriya/Mugala. In Hotan: cultural museum, mosque and market. Keriya or a similar guest house.

Day 10              Keriya/Mugala - Niya - Aoyiyayilakexiang - Qiemo/Cherche. Huaxing or a similar hotel.

Day 11              Qiemo/Cherche - Ruoqiang - Yitunbulakezhen. In Ruoqiang: Loulan Museum. Yitunbulakezhen  or a similar guest house.

Day 12              Yitunbulakezhen - Gasixiang/Gasi Kule Lake - Wutumeirenxiang - Golmud. DoubleTree by Hilton Qinghai or a similar hotel.  

Day 13              Golmud - Kunlun Pass - Linxia Bafang - Yanshiping. At Kunlun Pass: Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve and Djessan Suonandajie Martyrs Monument. Chengdu or a similar hotel.

Day 14              Yanshiping - Amdo - Nakku. Naqu or a similar hotel.

Day 15              Naqqu - Lhasa Airport. Afternoon return flight.


7 NM points:    7 regions of Western China  
4 MTP points:  Tibet, Aksai Chin, Xinjiang and Qinghai
2 TCC points:   China and Tibet  
UNESCO:  2 world heritage sites

Date:  August 6, 2022              Price: $8,780, single supplement $800