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from $4,250
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Chengdu. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 48.7 52.2 60.6 71.1 78.8 82.4 85.1 85.5 77.4 69.1 60.4 51.3
Average Low 37 40.5 46.8 55.2 63 68.9 71.6 71.1 65.5 58.3 49.1 40.1
Average Rainfall 0.311 0.476 0.787 1.74 3.091 4.205 8.839 7.917 4.677 1.386 0.626 0.205
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Lhasa. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 45 48.7 54.9 60.6 67.8 73.8 72.7 70.5 67.8 62.6 53.8 46.4
Average Low 16 21.6 28.2 34.7 42.1 49.6 50.7 49.5 45.9 35.6 24.4 17.2
Average Rainfall 0.031 0.047 0.114 0.24 1.091 2.803 4.591 4.748 2.689 0.346 0.051 0.039
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Gyangtze. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 45 47 54 60 68 72 70 69 67 62 52 46
Average Low 10 15 24 31 39 46 48 47 43 30 17 10
Average Rainfall 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.9 3 6.1 5.6 2.2 0.1 0 0
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Xigaze. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 45 47 54 60 68 72 70 69 67 62 52 46
Average Low 10 15 24 31 39 46 48 47 43 30 17 10
Average Rainfall 0 0 0.2 0.2 0.9 3 6.1 5.6 2.2 0 0 0.1
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Chinese Yuan
$1.00 USD = ¥6.21 CNY
Visa requirement
Yes Apply
Hong Kong. China
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 65.5 66 70.5 77 83.1 86.4 88.5 88 86.2 82 75.4 68.4
Average Low 58.1 59 63 69.4 75.4 79.2 80.2 79.9 78.4 74.7 67.6 60.6
Average Rainfall 0.972 2.142 3.236 6.878 11.996 17.957 14.823 17.016 12.898 3.972 1.48 1.055
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
(GMT+08:00)
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
Hong Kong Dollar
$1.00 USD = $7.75 HKD
Visa requirement
No
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Tibet Adventure

10 days/8 Nights - from $4,250 per person including airfare from West Coast

Take an 8-night trip, starting your journey to Tibet by first traveling to Chengdu, where you catch a flight to Lhasa, capital of Tibet. While in Lhasa, visit the Tibetan palaces and temples, as well as parks and monasteries. Afterward, travel to Gyangtze and visit the Kumbun Stupa. Later, journey to Xigaze, Tibet’s second largest city, and tour the Tashilhunpo Monastery, seat of the Panchen Lama. Finally, fly back to Lhasa to spend a night before flying to Chengdu and eventually the US. You can also take an extension to visit more of China or Nepal. Starting from $4080, including air, with weekly guaranteed departures, except in December, January, and February.

Day 1, Tuesday - USA/Chengdu
Depart the USA on your Cathay Pacific trans-Pacific flight to Chengdu. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2, Wednesday - Chengdu
Arrive Chengdu and transfer to your hotel. (Jinjiang)

Day 3, Thursday - Chengdu/Lhasa
Fly to Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. (Lhasa) (B/L/D)

Day 4, Friday - Lhasa
Visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery, Norbulingka Park and the Drepung Monastery. (B/L/D)

Day 5, Saturday - Lhasa/Gyangtze
Travel 150 miles by motor coach/car to Gyangtze. Visit the Kumbun Stupa, which has 10,000 Buddha figures. (Gyangtze) (B/L/D)

Day 6, Sunday - Gyangtze/Xigaze
A two-hour drive takes you to Xigaze, the second largest city in Tibet. Here, you tour the Tashilhunpo Monastery, the seat of the Panchen Lama. (Xigaze) (B/L/D)

Day 7, Monday - Xigaze/Lhasa
Return to Lhasa on a route that follows the Yarlung Zangbo River and the gorge that cuts through the mountains. (Lhasa) (B/L/D)

Day 8, Tuesday - Lhasa/Chengdu
Join our extension to Nepal or take a morning flight to Chengdu. Afternoon sightseeing in this capital of Sichuan, China's most populous province. (Jinjiang) (B/L)

Day 9, Wednesday - Chengdu/Hong Kong
Transfer to the airport for the flight to Xian and our China Extension, or to Kunming and "South of the Clouds," or fly to Hong Kong. (Harbour Grand) (B/L)

Day 10, Thursday - Hong Kong/USA
Board your Cathay Pacific flight for the USA. Arrive home the same day. (B)

This trip can be taken from Beijing to Lhasa (1 night in Beijing, and no stop in Chengdu) via the newly built Qinghai-Tibet railway. Approximately 44 hours, the 2,500-mile scenic journey offers magnificent views of China’s towering mountain passes and the great rivers, prairies and gorges of the beautiful Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, known as the roof of the world. Package rates are the same.

 

Departure DatesLand & Air *
Los Angeles
Land & Air *
San Franscico
Land Only *Single Supplement
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
$4250
$4250
$2985
$1595
April 7, 14, 21, 28
$4410
$4410
$3150
$1795
May 5, 12, 19
$4340
$4340
$3080
$1730
May 26
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
$4720
$4720
$3080
$1730
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11
$4910
$4910
$3265
$1730
August 18, 25
$4530
$4530
$3265
$1730
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
$4555
$4555
$3295
$1760
October 6, 13, 20, 27
$4595
$4595
$3335
$1795
November 3, 10, 17, 24
$4250
$4250
$2985
$1595
2016
March 15, 22, 29
$4250
$4250
$2985
$1595

Land & Air prices include government taxes and fees.

Tour Features
  • Round trip trans-Pacific airfare via Cathay Pacific Airlines coach class
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Lhasa Hotel in Lhasa
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Gyangtze Hotel in Gyangtze
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Xigaze Hotel in Xigaze
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Jinjiang Hotel in Chengdu
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Harbour Grand in Hong Kong
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerares
  • Daily breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Tibet travel permit
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees

Nepal Extension
  • Round trip airfare, coach class, to Kathmandu
  • One way airfare, coach class, to Hong Kong
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Machan in Chitwan
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Harbour Grand in Hong Kong
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary

China Extension
  • Domestic airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Grand Metro Park in Xian
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Royal Phoenix in Beijing
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary

South of the Clouds Extension
  • Domestic airfare, coach class, as per itinerary
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Jinjiang Hotel in Kunming
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Landscape Hotel in Dali
  • 2 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Castle Hotel in Lijiang
  • 1 night stay in a double occupancy room at Harbour Grand in Hong Kong
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Extensive sightseeing tours by coach/car with English-speaking guide and admission fees in each location as per itinerary

Rates do not include
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance
  • Any item not mentioned above

Remarks
  • If above hotels or Cathay Pacific Airlines are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During trade fairs season and during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received 90 days prior to departure
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalty ($250-$600 per person) apply once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, air upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations, and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

For more information of these hotels, please click the hotel name.

Nepal Extension
7 Days/6 Nights

Day 8, Tuesday - Lhasa/Kathmandu
Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. City tour of Kathmandu and Swayambhunath. (Yak & Yeti) (B)

Day 9, Wednesday -  Kathmandu/Patan/Kathmandu
Morning sightseeing of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. Afternoon visit to Patan and Tibetan Refugee Camp.  (B)

Day 10, Thursday - Kathmandu/Chitwan
Proceed to Royal Chitwan National Park by road.  Packed lunch en route. (Machan) (B/L/D)

Day 11, Friday - Chitwan
With your guide explore the heavily forested hills of this wildlife haven bordering India to the south. (B/L/D)

Day 12, Saturday - Chitwan/Kathmandu
Return overland to Kathmandu. Remainder of day free for individual activities. (Yak & Yeti) (B)

Day 13, Sunday - Kathmandu/Hong Kong
Transfer to the airport for your international flight to Hong Kong. Transfer to your hotel for overnight. (Harbour Grand) (B)

Day 14, Monday - Hong Kong/Los Angeles
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US. (B)

This package must be purchased with the basic tour. If purchased separately prices may be different.

 

Departure Dates

Land & Air

Land Only

Single Supplement

Mar 1 -31
Nov 1 - Dec 9

$845

$940

$555

Apr 1 - Jun 30

$915

$995

$610

Jul 1 - Oct 31

$875

$965

$610

China  Extension
6 Days/5 Nights

Day 9, Wednesday - Chengdu/Xian
Fly to Xian, China's great ancient capital at the eastern end of the fabled Silk Road. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon sightseeing includes the Big Wild Goose  Pagoda and the Bell Tower. (Grand Metro Park) (B/L)

Day 10, Thursday - Xian
The highlight of a visit to Xian is a trip to the excavation of the 6,000 life-size terra-cotta warriors and horses guarding the tomb of the Emperor Qinshi Huangdi. Stop at Hua Qing Hot Springs en route. Tonight enjoy a feast of delicate dumplings. (B/L/D)

Day 11, Friday - Xian/Beijing
Travel by air to Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, where you are met by guides and transferred to your hotel. (Royal Phoenix) (B/L)

Day 12, Saturday - Beijing
A full-day sightseeing reveals the wonders of this 3,000-year-old city. Highlights include the monumental Tian An Men Square, the expansive courtyards and ceremonial halls of the Forbidden City, the dazzling Temple of Heaven and the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace, where the emperors escaped the city's intense heat. (B/L)

Day 13, Sunday - Beijing
A full-day tour takes you to the magnificent Great Wall with a stop at the impressive Ming Tombs. This evening, enjoy a Peking Duck dinner.  (B/L/D)

Day 14, Monday - Beijing/Hong Kong
Fly to Hong Kong and transfer to your hotel. (Harbour Grand) (B)

Day 15, Tuesday - Hong Kong/USA
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport for your return flight via Cathay Pacific to the States. Arrive home the same day. (B)

This package must be purchased with the basic tour. If purchased separately prices may be different.

 

Departure Dates

Land & Air

Land Only

Single Supplement

Mar, Jun - Aug, Nov

$1440

$1645

$ 720

Apr - May,
Sep - Oct

$1520

$1725

$ 830

South of the Clouds Extension
7 Days/6 Nights

Day 9, Wednesday - Chengdu/Kunming

Fly to Kunming, capital city of Yunnan province, "South of the Clouds," and home to twelve minority groups. Transfer to your hotel. Time permitting, visit either Western Hills or the traditional Taoist Golden Temple. (Jinjiang) (B/L) 

Day 10, Thursday - Kunming
Today, travel about two hours southeast to see the unique geological formations of the Stone Forest, and perhaps visit a village of the Sani people. (B/L)

Day 11, Friday - Kunming/Dali
After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to scenic Dali. Visit Lake Erhai, the Three White Pagodas, and the old city. (Landscape) (B/L/D)

Day 12, Saturday - Dali/Lijiang
Travel overland to Lijiang. Stop at Xizhou, a village of the Bai nationality. Continue to Cang mountain, and stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Arrive in scenic Lijiang, populated by the Naxi and other ethnic groups. (Castle) (B/L/D)

Day 13, Sunday - Lijiang
Sightseeing includes Jade Peak Monastery, the Baisha Murals, Jade Spring Park, vestiges of East Ba script, and the canals and cobbled streets of the old city. (B/L/D)

Day 14, Monday - Lijiang/Kunming/Hong Kong
Fly to Kunming to connect with a flight to Hong Kong. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. (Harbour Grand) (B/L)

Day 15, Tuesday - Hong Kong/USA
Board your Cathay Pacific flight for the USA, arriving home the same day. (B)

This package must be purchased with the basic tour. If purchased separately, prices may be different.


Departure Dates

Land & Air

Land Only

Single Supplement

Mar 1 - Jun 30
Sep 1-29, Oct 8 - Nov 30

$2175

$2425

$ 975

Jul 1 - Aug 31
Sep 30 - Oct 7

$2415

$2665

$1215

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