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Spring Tour to Tibet & Kim Il Sung 100th Birthday Tour

Come join us for our first spring tour of the year to Tibet. Experience all the sites that Lhasa has to offer including the breathtaking Potala Palace. Away from Lhasa we take you to Gyantse, before taking you to historic Shigatse, before a last night in Lhasa and your departure. For this tour we offer a number of added extras, such as trekking with nomads, and white water rafting, which can be done for a nominal extra fee! Tour will be capped at a maximum of ten young fun travelers to avoid that pushed around feeling. This tour also offers a decent amount of free time to stroll around the places we visit and do things independently.

This tour can be done in conjunction with our 100th Birthday super trip for the biggest ever celebration in North Korea, the birthday of President Kim Il Sung. Both tours can be done as standalone, or combined for a discount.

Discounts offered for all group bookings.

5 nights, 6 days (plus two on train) Beijing – Lhasa – Beijing RMB 8400 (7900 if doing North Korea)

5 nights, 6 days (plus one on train) Beijing – Lhasa – Xi’an RMB 8200 (7700 if doing North Korea)

5 nights, 6 days (plus one on the train) Xi’an – Lhasa – Xi’an RMB 7400 (6900 if doing North Korea)

NOTE – For entry or departure from any other destination i.e. Shanghai, Chengdu, Xining, get in touch for a quote

North Korea Extension

4 nights 5 days 945 (895 for Tibet people)

6 nights 7 days 1240 (1190 for Tibet people)

8 nights, 9 days 1495 (1400 for Tibet people)

Plus two nights on the train. Add 70 Euro each way to fly.

April 21st (Sat)

•   Departure by flight

•   Arrival in Lhasa to be met by our Tibetan guides and driver.

•   Check in to hostel

•   Free evening to walk around the city and adjust to the change in altitude

22nd (Sun)


•   Visit Lhasa’s most important site the amazing Potala Palace

•   Lunch in city


•   Jokhang Temple

•   Walk around Bakor Street

•   Free evening to explore the old town, souvenir shop, or party in the new town.

•   Overnight at hostel

23rd (Mon)


•   Norbulinka Park

•   Lunch in Lhasa


•   Drepung Monastary to watch the monks avidly studying Buddha

•   Free evening and overnight in Lhasa. Note an evening Trek can be arranged for this night.

24th (Tues)


•   Drive to Gyantse

•   Stop at the summit of Kamba-la pass to view Yamdroktso Lake from 4794 meters! Yamdrok is one of the three holy lakes of Tibet


•   Pelkor Chase Monastary, to view 10,000 images of the legendary Stupa

•   Transfer to Shigatse

•   Free night in Shigatse

•   Overnight

25th (Wed)


•   Bachen Lama Set – Tashilunpo Monastery, which was built in 1447 by the first Dalai Lama.

•   Visit tombs of the Panchen Lamas


•   Drive back To Lhasa

•   Stop at Yarlong Tsanpo River on the Nepali Friendship Highway.

•   Visit to a Tibetan family home, as well as seeing their carpet workshop

•   Dinner and overnight in Lhasa. Note optional extra to visit the new town and see some Tibetan singers.

26th (Thurs)

•   Last chance for souvenir shopping in the morning!

•   Transfer to train station for departure for either Beijing, or Xi’an

27th (Fri)

•   Evening arrival Xi’an

28th (Sat)

•   Morning arrival Beijing

North Korea Extension (week directly before Tibet)

April 11th (Wed)

•   Meet your western Guide Shan at 2 pm in the SanLiTun district of Beijing to go through DPRK procedure, and to receive your tickets and visa.

•   Departure at 17.25 from Beijing Station for the 24 hour sleeper trip to Pyongyang.

12th (Thurs)

•   7 am Arrival at Dandong for China border formalities before crossing over into Sinuiju. At Sinuiju your guide will show you to the cheapest gift shop in North Korea! Situated at Sinuiju Station.

•   19.30 arrival in Pyongyang to be greeted by your Korean tour guides.

•   Night time city tour of Pyongyang.

•   Transfer to the Yanggakdo Hotel

•   Dinner and drinks, quick look around the hotel and overnight.

13th (Fri)


•   Drive to Kaesong City

•   Panmunjon (village situated at the DMZ)

•   Koryo Museum


•   Lunch at Kaesong Folk Customs Hotel (traditional Korean banquet)

•   Tomb of King Kong Min

•   Drive back to Pyongyang, on the way stop at Sariwon traditional folkcustoms street, with a chance to try Koreans Traditional moonshine “Makoli”

•   Visit to Koryo Hotel

•   Street walk around Pyongyang (chance to try street food)

•   Dinner and overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel

14th (Sat)


•   Mansundae Grand Monument (statue of President Kim Il Sung)

•   Juche Tower (optional 5 Euro extra charge to go top the top)

•   Monument to Party Foundation

•   Lunch at the new Burger restaurant


•   Great Fatherland Liberation War Museum

•   Ride 5 Stops of the legendary Pyongyang Metro

•   Special Performance at the School Children’s Palace

•   Dinner at Duck BBQ restaurant (best restaurant in Pyongyang!)

•   Drinks at “the diplo”, Pyongyangs Number 1 NightClub

•   Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel

15th (Sun)


•   Kumsusan Memorial Palace. This is the Mausoleum of President Kim Il Sung, and smart dress is required

•   Revolutionary Martyrs Cemetary

•   Mangyongdae (birth place of President Kim Il Sung)

•   Walk around Moronbong Hill, with chance to eat, drink, and dance with the locals as they celebrate the biggest national holiday of the year. This truly is a great experience.

• Picnic lunch of traditional Korean Food, and drinks on Moronbong Hill


•   Kim Il Sung Flower exhibition. This is the yearly presentation of the KimIlSungia plant.

•   Afternoon Performance (To Be Confirmed)

•   Military Parade (To be Confirmed)

•   Night time performance (To Be Confirmed)

•   Celebratory group evening dinner (To be Confirmed)

•  Evening walk through Kim Il Sung Square

•   Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel

16th (Mon)

GROUP 1 Departure by Air China 17.10  , or train 10.10 for Beijing



•   War Cabinet Museum

•   US Spy Ship “Pueblo”


•   Lunch at Yanggakdo Hotel

•   Drive to Nampho City

•   Chongsan Cooperative Farm

•   West Sea Barrage

•   Seafood dinner and overnight at Ryonggang Hot Springs Resort. Note at this resort you have a soothing hot spring bath in your room.

17th (Tues)


•   Drive to Pyongyang

•   check into and lunch at Yanggakdo Hotel


•   Mangyongdae Funfair, your chance to ride the roller-coaster and shoot at imperialists!

•   Central Zoo

•   Evening visit to the Rakwon Draft Beer Bar.

•   Dinner Pyongyang Pizza Restaurant (extra charge, usually 5-7 Euro per person)

•   Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel

18th (Wed)


•   Departure by train at 10.10 or by Air China

Group 3


•   Drive to Wonson city on the east coast

•   Stop on the way at the beautiful Ulim waterfall and lunch


•   Chonsam Cooperative Farm, optional 3 Euro charge to get your hair cut!

•   Songdowan Children’s Camp (there are usually a number of international visitors at this time of year)

•   Dinner at Wonson Seaside Restaurant

•   Nighttime walk around Wonson

•   Overnight at Songdowon Hotel

19th (Thur)

•   Beach time! Bring your swimming costume for some sunbathing, swimming and diving off some very high boards

•   Beach football match with us and the Koreans

•   Optional fresh clams (extra charge)


•   Lunch at Songdowan Hotel

•   Drive back to Pyongyang

•   Stop at Mausoleum of King Dongmyong (UNESCO site)

•   Dinner and show at National Restaurant (extra charge)

•   Overnight at Yanggakdo Hotel

20th (Fri)

•   Departure at 10.10, by train or afternoon by flight

21st (Sat)

•   08.30 Arrival in Beijing