Friday, July 16, 2010

Trip Schedule as of July 16th

AUGUST 1st -11th, 2010

Aug 1:   
Depart Des Moines 600A – arrive Chicago 718A (UA 494)
Depart Chicago at 1220P   (UA 851)

Aug. 2:   
Arrive Beijing at 2:40P
Tour Great Wall in PM 
Hotel accommodation at the Holiday Inn Lido Beijing

Aug. 3:   
Depart Beijing at 805A arrive Kunming 1140A (CA 905)
Have  lunch and visit market  in Kunming
8 pm flight to Zhongdian  
Hotel accommodation in Old Town Zhongdian  at the Compass Inn

Aug. 4:    
Flight to Lhasa around 8:45 am. (exact flight yet to be determined)
Arrive Lhasa approx. 10:35 with about 75 minute drive from airport to town
Hotel  accommodations at Yak Hotel
Lunch at Snowland Café   
Afternoon time to coordinate / pack education bags for kids, quilts & school uniforms
Deliver education bags, quilts & school uniforms to children in evening

Aug. 5:   
Visit the Jokam Lamasery in morning
Visit the Potala Palace in afternoon
Aug. 6:       
Day trek to Nomadic Area to visit local villages & nomadic Yak herders

Aug. 7:       
Fly to Zhongdian - morning
Bus drive from Zhongdian to LiJiang
Stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge
Hotel accommodations at Grand LiJiang Hotel

Aug 8:   
Visit  Orphanage in Lijiang
Visit with Bottle Man and pick up bottles to bring home
Visit Ren Li Clinic and deliver dental equipment
Dinner at Naxi Home

Aug 9:   
Bus ride to Yi Village / Mountain Trek
LiJiang to Kunming on PM flight
Kunming Hotel yet to be determined

Aug 10    
Depart Kunming 1220P arrive Beijing 325P    (CA 1404)
Hotel accommodations at the Holiday Inn Lido Beijing

Aug 11   
Tour Tiananmen Square / Forbidden City
Depart Beijing 410P arrive Chicago  413P (UA 850)
Depart Chicago 830P arrive Des Moines 946P (UA 464)