Discover the intoxicating highlights of China, Nepal and India.

Beijing, China
New Delhi, India
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 4 Max 12
Carbon offset
1 845kg pp per trip


  • Visit the birthplace of Buddha
  • Spot exotic wildlife in Chitwan National Park
  • Get spiritual in Varanasi
  • Soak up the chaos of Delhi
  • Sail down the Ganges
  • Take the world's highest railway to the roof of the world
  • Hike the Great Wall
  • Travel through the breathtaking landscapes of mountainous Tibet
  • Shop for crafts in Kathmandu
  • Soak up the spiritual atmosphere of Lhasa


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.
Spend the night in the atmospheric shadow of Tibet's oldest monastery, 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.
Join pilgrims at the Tashilhunpo Monastery and browse curios and produce at the Shigatse Bazaar.
Marvel at the beautiful art of the Sakya Monastery.
Discover one of the world's highest monasteries, Rongphu, before trekking to Everest Base Camp.
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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3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
Auto rickshaw, Bus, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Private Bus, Private vehicle, Taxi, Train
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Guesthouse (4 nights), Heritage Property (2 nights), Hotel (18 nights), Lodge (2 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights), Permanent tented camp (1 night)
Included activities
  • Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour
  • Agra - Red Fort
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Chitwan - Canoe safari, Bird Watching walk or Jeep safari
  • Chitwan - Crocodile breeding centre
  • Everest NP - Base Camp visit
  • Everest NP - Rongphu Monastery
  • Great Wall Experience Urban Adventure
  • Group dinner - Chinese/western
  • Group dinner - Tibetan
  • Gyantse - Gyantse Kumbum
  • Gyantse - Pelkor Chode Monastery
  • Informal Chinese language lesson
  • Kathmandu - Bodhnath Stupa
  • Kathmandu - Pashupatinath Temple
  • Kathmandu - Swayambhunath Temple
  • Lhasa - Braille Without Borders school visit
  • Lhasa - Cooking class
  • Lhasa - Jokhang Temple
  • Lhasa - Nam-Tso Lake day trip
  • Lhasa - Potala Palace
  • Lhasa - Sera Monastery
  • Lhasa - Tibetan language lesson
  • Lumbini - Maya Devi Temple & Heritage Park
  • Orchha - Cooking class
  • Orchha - Orchha Palace
  • Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony
  • Orchha - Taragram visit
  • River Ganges - Overnight sailing trip
  • Sakya - Sakya Monastery
  • Samye - Samye Monastery
  • Shigatse - Braille Without Borders farm visit
  • Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery
  • Varanasi - Old city walking tour
  • Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Welcome dinner


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Important notes

1. During 2012, due to government permit rules, there may be restrictions on nationalities that can travel on specific departures. Bookings will need to be requested and your sales or Intrepid agent will provide more information. Tibet may also be closed to tourists at any time without warning.
2. Once you have obtained your Chinese visa please provide your booking agent with a scanned colour copy of the personal details page of your passport and your Chinese visa.

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