Kunming (2N)Inbound (1N)Chengdu (1N)Dali (2N)Lijiang (2N)Zhongdian (3N)Deqing (1N)Shigatse (1N)Gyantse (1N)Mangkang (1N)Basu (1N)Zhammu (1N)Linzhi (1N)Lhasa (4N)Outbound (1N)Day 5: DaliVisit the Three Pagodas, explore Dali's AncientQuarter and enjoy a cruise on Erhai Lake. Day 6: Dali - LijiangTravel to Lijiang, a UNESCO world heritagesite and wander through the quaint cobbledstreets and meandering canals of the OldQuarter. We also visit Black Dragon Pool. Day 7: Lijiang Visit the impressive Jade Dragon SnowMountain, which soars to a height of5,500m. We take a chairlift to explore one ofthe highest meadows and enjoy the amazingscenery before touring the Baisha Frescoes. Day 8: Lijiang - Zhongdian Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the mostdramatic and deepest gorges in the worldand enjoy the surrounding breathtakingscenery before continuing to Zhongdian.Days 9-10: Zhongdian Explore the Baishui Terrace, where springwater cascades over layers of whitelimestone pools. The next day, visit Napa HaiLake and the Songzanlin Monastery, built bythe 5th Dalai Lama over 300 years ago. Day 11: Zhongdian - DeqingTravel to Deqing ascending into the HengduanMountains and the mighty Himalaya.Thisregion is also known as the Three ParallelRivers UNESCO world heritage site. 5224 days from £3,390ppFully Inclusive from the UKA tough but rewarding tour for those with a spirit of adventure. Starting inpicturesque Yunnan province,ascend to Tibet, traversingforested mountains and deepgorges to arrive at the roof of the world. Conditions aresometimes difficult but thescenery is always spectacular.This tour spends 14 days above 3,000mwith a maximum altitude of 5,050m.Days 1-2: UK - Kunming Fly overnight via Hong Kong to Kunming alsoknown as the 'City of Eternal Spring' andsample the famous Across the Bridge Noodles. Day 3: Kunming Enjoy a full day tour exploring the picturesqueStone Forest. Day 4: Kunming - DaliVisit the Western Hills which wrap aroundDianchi Lake before flying to the enchantingtown of Dali. Tibetan DreamsTravel overland along the 'Tea-Horse Road' from China into Tibet AirCoach4WD "My favourite placesare the minorityareas such as Dali (Bai people),Lijiang (Naxi people)and Zhongdian(Tibetan people)."National Escort Scott Zhang's tour highlights
53Departure Dates & PricesFully Inclusive price includes:Tour departs Saturday and returns MondayPrices are fully inclusive from the UK (see page 8)Based on London Heathrow departuresRegional departures available.Flight upgrades available on request.Land only from £2,790 (Kunming - Chengdu).Single room option from £490 (see page 9).Tipping payable locally US$109 (see page 10).Active Paced TourAdventurous TourTibetan DreamsDepart UKArrive UKPrice12 May 201204 Jun 2012£3,39029 Sep22 Oct£3,59013 Oct05 Nov£3,790??International flights and current taxes??Domestic transportation??Accommodation??All meals??Touring with guides and entrance fees??Visa fees for UK passport holdersDay 12: Deqing - Mangkang Today we start our ascent to the TibetanPlateau following the ancient Tea HorseRoad. From here to Lhasa, we will travel by four-wheel-drive vehicles and accommodationwill be in simple local guesthouses. Days 13-15: Basu - Linzhi Spend the next three days travelling throughunrivalled scenery with spectacular rivercrossings, pristine forests and deep gorges aswe ascend some of the highest roads in theworld. The final day's drive to Linzi involves steepclimbs and descents with incredible mountainviews of Mt Bonri and Mt Namche Barwa. Day 16: Linzhi - LhasaContinue to Lhasa, the spiritual home ofTibet visiting Pasum Tso Lake en-route.Day 17: Lhasa Sightseeing today includes a stroll around theBarkhor circuit where traditional dress,market stalls selling religious trinkets and thesound of chanted prayers create theatmosphere of a medieval carnival. We alsovisit the 7th century Jokhang Temple, whichis the most sacred in Tibet. Day 18: LhasaExplore the 'crown jewel' of Tibet - the PotalaPalace. The palace is an architectural wonderthat towers over the city with thousands ofrooms filled with treasures such as intricateshrines and beautiful frescoes. We also visitNorbulingka; the former summer palace ofthe Dalai Lama, containing several palacesand chapels and a local Tibetan carpetfactory. Enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinnerand dance performance in the evening. Day 19: Lhasa - ShigatseTravel to Shigatse, the second largest city inTibet and visit the Tashilhunpo Monastery,the traditional residence of the Panchen Lama.Day 20: Shigatse - GyantseTravel to the smaller town of Gyantse andvisit the unique Pelkor Monastery and thefamous Gyantse Kumbum, which is thelargest shrine in Tibet. We also visit themagnificent ruins of the Old Fort.Day 21: Gyantse - Lhasa Return to Lhasa. Day 22: Lhasa - ChengduFly to Chengdu, the capital of SichuanProvince. Visit the famous Panda Reserveto see these adorable animals beingreared in wooded surroundingsreminiscent of their natural habitat and enjoy a delicious Sichuan meal in the evening. Days 23-24: Chengdu - UKFly overnight to the UK via Hong Kong,arriving home the following day.Book now on 0844 499 3899visit www.wendywutours.co.ukor see your preferred travel agentHong Kong ExtensionDay 23: Chengdu - Hong KongFly from Chengdu to Hong Kong andtransfer to your hotel.Day 24: Hong KongEnjoy a half day island tour visitingVictoria Peak, Stanley Market andAberdeen Fishing Village. Theafternoon is at leisure. (B)Day 25: Hong KongEnjoy the day at leisure to furtherexplore Hong Kong. (B)Days 26-27: Hong Kong - UKTransfer to Hong Kong Airport and flyovernight to the UK. (B)Tour Extensions??Hong Kong from £260pp(above)??Hong Kong & Macau from £380pp(page 79)??Hong Kong & Lantau from £360pp (page 79)Potala Palace, LhasaI have just returned from my fourth holidaywith Wendy Wu and as usual, it was superb!The brochure does not give the tour thejustice it deserves. Once again, thank youfor a wonderful holiday. I hope to travel with you again next year.Mr Bardsley, April 2009""