Beijing to Delhi Overview
Discover the intoxicating highlights of China, Nepal and India.
Satisfy your sense of adventure and spiritual curiosity on this true overland odyssey. From the great capital of China, travel across the vast Tibetan Plateau, through remote villages and the mountain kingdom of Nepal, and into the heady chaos of India. Ride the world's highest railway all the way to Lhasa and witness the intense spirituality of the Tibetan people in their remote monasteries, traditional homes and colourful marketplaces. Spot exotic creatures, explore temples and palaces and view icons such as Mt Everest, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal on this epic travel experience rich in history, spirituality, culture and local interaction.
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Arrive in Beijing and discover the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the awe-inspiring Great Wall.
Admire stunning landscapes on one of the world's greatest train journeys.
Enjoy a cooking class and visit Potala Palace, precariously built on a hilltop overlooking Lhasa. Stop by Jokhang Temple and the turquoise Nam-tso Lake.
Drive across the Kamba-la Pass and make the pilgrim circuit at Pelkor Chode Monastery. A visit to Kumbum Chorten is an unforgettable experience - its five storeys represent the five steps to enlightenment.
Join pilgrims at the Tashilhunpo Monastery and browse curios and produce at the Shigatse Bazaar.
Travel to Shigatse, one of the most spiritually important cities in Tibet, and explore Tashilhunpo Monastery. Browse curios and produce at the Shigatse bazaar; from slabs of yak butter and fur hats to prayer wheels and rosaries - this is shopping heaven. Meet locals on a visit to a rural community project that improves the lives of visually impaired Tibetans.
Discover one of the world's highest monasteries, Rongphu, before trekking to Everest Base Camp.
The adventure continues through mountain passes to the tiny settlement of Tingri.
As the Tibetan Plateau abruptly ends, the harsh landscape gives way to lush green valleys.
Travel across the Nepalese border and delight in panoramic views of the Himalayas.
Walk at a leisurely place through the atmospheric streets of Kathmandu.
Spot exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park.
The final stop in Nepal is Lumbini, the site of Buddha's birth.
India's holy city is a hive of religious life and colour. Spend time witnessing the spiritual rites taking places on the Varanasi ghats.
Travel down the Ganges and spend a night camping on the riverbank.
Back in Varanasi it's time to witness an evocative candle flower ceremony.
Orchha is a historical masterpiece full of stone temples and palaces.
Visit one of the finest monuments ever constructed, the Taj Mahal of Agra. Also explore the grounds of the amazing Red Fort.
The Asian adventure concludes in dizzying Delhi, India's capital.
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