Beijing to Delhi Itinerary

Travel from Beijing to Delhi on this epic 32-day trip. Experience the highlights of China, Nepal and India and you will be truly amazed by this unforgettable adventure.

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Days 1-2 Beijing and Great Wall

Arrive in Beijing and discover the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the awe-inspiring Great Wall.
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Day 3 Train to the Roof of the World

Admire stunning landscapes on one of the world's greatest train journeys.
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Days 4-8 Lhasa

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.
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Day 9 Samye

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.
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Day 10 Gyantse

Join pilgrims at the Tashilhunpo Monastery and browse curios and produce at the Shigatse Bazaar.
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Days 11-12 Shigatse

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.
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Day 13 Sakya

Discover one of the world's highest monasteries, Rongphu, before trekking to Everest Base Camp.
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Day 14 Everest National Park

The adventure continues through mountain passes to the tiny settlement of Tingri.
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Day 15 Zhangmu

As the Tibetan Plateau abruptly ends, the harsh landscape gives way to lush green valleys.
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Day 16 Dhulikhel

Travel across the Nepalese border and delight in panoramic views of the Himalayas.
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Days 17-19 Kathmandu

Walk at a leisurely place through the atmospheric streets of Kathmandu.
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Days 20-22 Chitwan National Park

Spot exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park.
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Day 23 Lumbini

The final stop in Nepal is Lumbini, the site of Buddha's birth.
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Day 24 Varanasi

India's holy city is a hive of religious life and colour. Spend time witnessing the spiritual rites taking places on the Varanasi ghats.
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Day 25 River Ganges Boat Trip

Travel down the Ganges and spend a night camping on the riverbank.
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Days 26-27 Varanasi

Back in Varanasi it's time to witness an evocative candle flower ceremony.
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Days 28-29 Orchha

Orchha is a historical masterpiece full of stone temples and palaces.
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Day 30 Agra

Visit one of the finest monuments ever constructed, the Taj Mahal of Agra. Also explore the grounds of the amazing Red Fort.
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Days 31-32 Delhi

The Asian adventure concludes in dizzying Delhi, India's capital.
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