Tour Schedule

Summer 2017 Class
Geologic and Human History of Tibet and Art Course on Cultural Appropriation





1 June 1 Fly from USA to China (Note departure could be May 31 or May 30, depending on airfare) Sleep aboard plane
2 June 2 Arrive in China at the Beijing Capital International Airport, drive to Yanqing City near The Great Wall. Yanqing
3 June 3 Get an early start for hiking on The Great Wall of China. Sample authentic Chinese dumplings for lunch. Tour a Jade factory and showroom. Drive to Beijing. Visit Olympic Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. Sample Peking Duck at dinner. Beijing
4 June 4 Visit 798 Arts District, Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (Palace Museum) Overnight train to Xi’an. Sleep aboard train
5 June 5 Tour Banpo Neolithic  archaeological site (dated 6,000 years before present), Lesson on how to make modern Terracotta Warriors. ,Terracotta Warriors Museum, Visit family that lives in a cave home built in the loess, Chinese Calligraphy Lesson at the TangBo Folk Art Museum. Xi’an
6 June 6 Bicycle ride around the Ming Dynasty age Xi’an City Wall, tour Han dynasty tomb and museum featuring miniature terracotta sculptures, Sleep aboard train
7 June 7 Arrive Xining, Elevation 7,464 ft., visit Ta’er Temple and Kumbum Monastery (boyhood monastery of Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama). Xining
8 June 8 Xining city tour including Muslim District. Board Qinghai-Tibet Railroad in the evening, Maximum elevation 16,627 ft.,Train number K9801

Sleep aboard train

9 June 9 Arrive Lhasa in afternoon, Elev. 11,975 ft., check in and rest. Lhasa
10 June 10 Tour Jokhang Temple, Lhasa Old Town, Potala Palace Lhasa
12 June 12 Drive to Shigatse via Yamdrok Lake and Gyantse. Shigatse
13 June 13 Walk the kora around Tashilhunpo after breakfast, Visit Tashilhunpo Monastery (former home of the Panchen Lama) to see the 86 ft. tall Buddha statue and other things in the afternoon. Shigatse
14 June 14 Drive to New Tingri (Shegar) via Gyatso La Pass New Tingri (Shegar)
15 June 15 On the pass views of high Himalayas above 8000 mts -Makalu,lhotse,Everest,cho oyu and shishapangma Rongbuk
16 June 16 Drive to Saga via old Tingri and Peiku Tso Lake  Saga
17 June 17 Drive to Darchin(Base Camp Of Kailash) or Lake Manasarovar Darchin
18 June 18 Kora Day 1 - Start Kora (Dira Phuk )  
19 June 19 Kora Day 2 - Kora Pass Dolma La Pass(5600)-Zuktul Phuk   
20 June 20 Kora Day 3 -  
21 June 21 Kora Day 4 - Darchin or Lake Manasarovar  Darchin
22 June 22 Return to Lhasa via Friendship Highway Saga
23 June 23 Return to Lhasa via Friendship Highway Sakya or Shigatse
24 June 24 Return to Lhasa via Friendship Highway Lhasa
25 June 25 Fly to from Lhasa to Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Visit Songxian Bridge Art Market Chengdu
26 June 26 Visit Beichuan County earthquake memorial site, drive to Ya’an Panda Preserve Ya’an
27 June 27 All day volunteering at Ya’an Panda Preserve,  Return to Chengdu, late flight to Shanghai. Possible trip to Bund, time permitting. Shanghai
28 June 28 Group tour of Shanghai including Shanghai Disneyland Shanghai
29 June 29 Free Day for site seeing and shopping in Shanghai.
Art students will visit Shanghai’s Moganshan Road Contemporary Arts District and the Power Station of Art
30 June 30 Depart for USA Sleep aboard plane

Contact Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer (330) 941-1753 or
All inclusive cost for 30 days (double occupancy) in China & Tibet $3930 plus international airfare (approx. $1200), YSU Study Abroad Fee ($45), and Chinese Visa ($234) Visit