This is three country route, starting from China’s capital city of Beijing and ending in India’s capital of Delhi. Please note this is not a package and there are many ways to tailor this itinerary to suite your travel and tour preferences. Please contact us with any specific requirements you may have. This is a page with the Beijing to Delhi tour at the main part of our website.
Following is a sample Beijing to Delhi itinerary per client request:
Depart from Los Angeles on August 28 to Beijing
Day 1: Arrive Beijing August 29
On arrival, you are greeted and transferred to the hotel to check in.
Hotel: Jianguo Qianmen Hotel
Day2: Beijing-B, L, D
This morning, tour Tienanmen Square and the extravagant Ming-era Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City, including the jewelry section. After lunch, visit the elegant Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China.
Day3: Beijing-B, L, D
After breakfast, travel to the less-visited Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, one of the great wonders of the world. En route?if traffic allows, stop to photograph the iconic “Bird’s Nest”– the Beijing National Stadium – host to many spectacular events of the 2008 Summer Olympics. Then arrive at the amazing Great Wall, and walk along its ramparts as emperors once did.After lunch, ride on an old-fashioned pedicab to explore Beijing’s ancient narrow streets, known as Hutongs. Visit a courtyard-style family residence, and admire the city view from atop the Drum Tower Pagoda.
Day4: Beijing-B, L, D
This morning, see the exquisite Temple of Heaven. Built in 15th century, it is a complex of Taoist buildings visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and explore on your own,
DAY 5 : September 2: Beijing/Lhasa -B,L,D
Fly to Lhasa, mountainous capital of Tibet Check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to adjust to the altitude of one of the world’s highest plateaus–approximately 12,000 ft. above sea level.
**note that although you can fly direct to Lhasa it’s best to breakup your trip with stops along the way. Ideal stopover is Xian and namely Chengdu for side trips within Sichuan province.
DAY 6: Lhasa -B,L,D
After breakfast sightseeing Norbulingkha Summer Palace, built by the seventh Dalai Lama in the 18th century. Then visit Drepung Monastery, tiered against a mountain in traditional Tibetan style, known as the most important monastery of Gelugpa in Tibetan Buddhism.
Alternately, visit Sera Monastery ,one of the ‘great three’ Gelukpa university monasteries in Tibet.
DAY 7: Lhasa -B,L,D
Spend whole day exploring fascinating Lhasa. Visit the world–famous Potala Palace, the architectural wonder in the center of Lhasa and former home of the Dalai Lama. Head to the famous Barkhor Market where you may shop for Tibetan items. Experience Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of the country.
DAY 8: September 5: Lhasa /Kathmandu-B
Fly to Kathmandu
** once again, as noted above, another viable alternative is to tour Lhasa to Kathmandu overland, visit Gyantse and Shigatse as well as Mt. Everest Base Camp.
Kathmandu Sep 5 to 8:
A private tour of this fabled mountain city. Private transfer from the airport to Hotel Yak and Yeti, a legendary five-star deluxe hotel, a 100-year-old palace with a newly designed structure of the hotel, located at Durbar Marg in the heart of Kathmandu.
Combine touring Kathmandu Valley sites with a Mt. Everest scenic flight, the best way to sample the towering Everest and experience the High Himalayas in a day; the flying time is about one hour. Kathmandu city tours include Patan and Swayambhunath Stupa, alternatively Boudanath and Pashupatinath (for more ideas on Kathmandu tour options visit our Nepal site.)
Airport transfer with private vehicle to your hotel. Commence private City tour of Kathmandu, visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durbar Square, a religious and social heart of Kathmandu’s old city, a complex of palaces, temples and shrines built between the 12th and 18th centuries by the kings of Nepal. The square offers unique slice of Kathmandu where holy cows, beggars, camera clicking tourists mingle with Brahman priests, ash smeared Sadhus, souvenir sellers and rickshaw drivers.
Early in the morning Mt. Everest scenic flight. Upon return visit Patan, see the museum, which exhibits cover a long span of Nepal’s cultural history and display some rare objects, of both Buddhist and Hindu traditions.
Next continue to the golden stupa of the 5th-century Swayambhu sporting the painted eyes of Buddha, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Adorned with colorful prayer flags, the stupa crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley.
Airport transfer with private vehicle; fly to New Delhi.
**worthwhile inclusion to your Nepal tour may be Chitwan National Park.
Sep 8, one night in Delhi: 3-star hotel
Upon arrival in Delhi commence full day Old and New Delhi city tour. Visit Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Chandi Chowk market, Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), bQutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat buildings and Connaught Place.
For more touring ideas in Delhi see our website on India and Delhi tours:
More on the Golden Triangle tour and tour to Varanasi as side trip from Delhi.
Following is traditional Golden Triangle route:
Sep 9 to Sep 12 Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Delhi
From Delhi travel by train or private air-conditioned vehicle to Agra. Visit the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. From Agra continue to Fatehpur Sikri and finsh in the ‘pink city’ of Jaipur.
Day 1: Overland trip to Agra takes about 4-5 hours. Tour Taj Mahal late afternoon to sunset.
Day 2: Travel by road to Fatehpur Sikri, approximately 40 kilometers from Agra. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal empire between 1571 and 1585. Tour the vast site and continue to Jaipur.
Day 3: Visit Amber Fort, some 12 kilometers from Jaipur. Then return to Jaipur and tour the City Palace, including the impressive Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark dating back to 1799 and an amazing example of Rajput architecture.
** more ideas on touring Rajasthan.
Day 4: Today return back to Delhi. Rest of day at your own leisure; evening transfer to airport for your departure back to Los Angeles.