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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india rishikesh ganges pink sari wash local pink water ocean

china beijing hutongs ride bike bicycle transport city local tourist

china beijing tiananmen square soldiers march

china great wall climb steps arch stone path

india agra taj mahal pink turbans temple locals

india tibetan prayer flags

india varanasi ganges colour crowds locals

nepal chitwan hairy baby elephant wildlife animal

nepal himalayas khumbu kala pattar mountain range snow horizon

nepal pushpatinath sadhu local facepaint man

Days 1-2 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing and discover the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and the awe-inspiring Great Wall.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 3 Train to the Roof of the World

Admire stunning landscapes on one of the world's greatest train journeys.
ACCOM: Overnight sleeper train - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 5

Day 9 Samye

Spend the night in the atmospheric shadow of Tibet's oldest monastery, Samye.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 10 Gyantse

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.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Days 11-12 Shigatse

Join pilgrims at the Tashilhunpo Monastery and browse curios and produce at the Shigatse Bazaar.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 13 Sakya

Marvel at the beautiful art of the Sakya Monastery.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1

Day 14 Everest National Park

Discover one of the world's highest monasteries, Rongphu, before trekking to Everest Base Camp.
ACCOM: Permanent tented camp - 1

Day 15 Zhangmu

As the Tibetan Plateau abruptly ends, the harsh landscape gives way to lush green valleys.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 16 Dhulikhel

Travel across the Nepalese border and delight in panoramic views of the Himalayas.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 17-19 Kathmandu

Walk at a leisurely place through the atmospheric streets of Kathmandu.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 20-22 Chitwan National Park

Spot exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1, Lodge - 2

Day 23 Lumbini

The final stop in Nepal is Lumbini, the site of Buddha's birth.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 25 River Ganges Boat Trip

Travel down the Ganges and spend a night camping on the riverbank.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1

Days 26-27 Varanasi

Back in Varanasi it's time to witness an evocative candle flower ceremony.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

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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