Xi’an is one of the most popular destinations in China for travelers owing to its glory history in ancient times.
Situated in the northwest of China, Xi’an used to be the political capital of 13 dynasties with its old name known as Changan. Besides the world famous Terracotta Warriors constructed in Qin Dynasty (221 - 207 B.C.) over 2000 years ago, the city walls built in Ming Dynasty is still standing and remains intact.
Apart from the city tour to the renowned pagodas and museums, a 1-day side trip to the gigantic Huashan Mountain is also fascinating.
Meanwhile, Xi’an is also a convenient hub for traveling to Tibet. Both trains and flights are available everyday with cheaper transportation cost compared to starting the tour from Beijing or Shanghai.
Furthermore, Xi’an is geographically on the way from Shanghai to Lhasa, so if you have enough time, stopping by for 2 or 3 days tour in this impressive city before heading to Tibet is a wise choice.
Explore the featured highlights of Beijing (Great Wall & Forbidden City), Xi’an (Terracotta Warriors), Chengdu (Pandas & Hot Pot), enjoy the winding cruise of Yangtze River, and meet the devout pilgrims on the holy land of Lhasa. You’ll discover the diverse beauties of the country.
All foreign tourists are required to get a Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) permit for visiting Tibet. Furthermore, an Alien Travel Permit is additionally needed for the trip to Everest Base Camp, as well as a Military Permit for the trip to Mt. Kailash or other sensitive border areas. All the permits will be organized by travel agencies on our side as part of our service, and the permit application process generally takes 15-20 work days depending on different routes of your Tibet tour. You can see more details below.