Day 1: You will make your way to the airport for your flight from Shanghai to Lhasa. Upon arriving in Lhasa your guide will meet you and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. You will need to rest to get adjusted to the altitude. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 2: Today you will go to the Jokhang Temple, Bharkhuo Street and the Tibetan Quarter of the town. Dinner at the Crazy Yak Restaurant. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: You will visit the incredible Potala Palace in the morning. It is literally a "city set on a hill." After lunch we will take you to the Sera Monastery. We can also take you to some shops which have local Tibetan Artist’s work. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Today you will be taken outside of town, where you can see the Gandan Monastery and visit a Tibetan village. You will be able to enjoy the Tibetan countryside. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Today you will fly to Beijing and then onto UlaanBaatar. You will arrive in UlaanBaatar in the late evening. There your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Morning visit to the Gandan Monastery (80 foot tall statue of Buddha, practicing Tibetan Buddhist Lamas). Then visit Choijin Lama Temple Museum after lunch visit the National History Museum (which has some wonderful exhibits, especially concerning Chingiis Khan and the tribal costumes). Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: A Gobi Desert Trek. Fly to Dalanzadgad area in the morning. Arrive at Juulchin ger camp Nr.1. Once settled in the camp we will take you on a tour of the area including Yol Am. This incredibly beautiful valley features one of the anomalies of nature found in Mongolia- here in the midst of the Gobi Desert is a glacier coming out of the mouth of a cave that is still frozen even throughout the summer. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Full day tour, including the Flaming Cliffs (where dinosaur fossils were discovered in Mongolia), a camel herder and see the large dunes and varied countryside sites. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Enjoy the ger campsite and the beautiful scenery in the area. Fly back to UlaanBaatar and transfer to your hotel. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 10: Karakhorum Trek. You leave in the morning to go on a trek to Karakhorum, the ancient capital of Chinggis Khan. See the beautiful Mongolian Steppe (and the Shoestring Gobi patch). Visit Nomads along the way and enjoy Nomad hospitality. Arrive at the ger camp. Go to the 9th century stone tortoises. Eat and sleep at ger camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 11: You start the day in Karakhorum. There you can visit the Erden Zuu Monastery. There are several interesting buildings, Buddhist artwork and possibly view a Buddhist service. Then we drive back east and visit the Dutch Horse Ranch. We will spend the night there. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 12: After breakfast we will return to UB. We will check you back into the hotel. After lunch the rest of the day is free. Evening Option: Ger restaurant with a private cultural show. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 13: Return to USA. Today you will visit the Chojiid Lama Buddhist Museum. Then we will take you to the Bogd Khan Summer and Winter Palace, which has many interesting sights. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home with many wonderful lifetime of memories.
End of tour.
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