7-day Qinghai Lake Tour

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Introduction Located 150 km west of Xining, Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China, and it is also regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in China. Its unique scenery and thick ethnic culture feeling will bring you to experience the nature deeply. This 7 days..

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Located 150 km west of Xining, Qinghai Lake is the largest lake in China, and it is also regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in China. Its unique scenery and thick ethnic culture feeling will bring you to experience the nature deeply. This 7 days tour of Qinghai Lake will give all you want for a wonderful journey in China.
 
Day 1 Arrival in Xining
Upon arrival at Xining- the capital of Qinghai Province, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for a rest.
 
Day 2 Xining / Qinghai Lake
After breakfast, drive about 150km to Qinghai Lake, along the way; pat a visit to Ta'er Lamasery, Sun and Moon Mountain, Daotang River, and Qinghai Lake. Enjoy campfire party at night.
 
Ta'er Lamasery: located in Huangzhong County, named after the Golden-roofed Lamasery's silver tower built in memory of Zongkaba, the founder of the Yellow Sect.
 
Qinghai Lake: with an area of 4,500 square kilometers, 3,200 meters above the sea level, surrounded by four lofty mountains, Qinghai Lake is the largest inland salt lake in China. Its voluminous and misty scenery likes a tear on the surface of the earth.
 
Day 3 Qinghai Lake / Xining
Visit Bird Island, Gold and Silver Grassland and a Tibetan family, get back to Xining afterwards.
 
Bird Island: located in the northwestern corner of Qinghai Lake, less than 1 square kilometer, the island is the paradise for more than 100,000 migrant birds, including bareheaded geese, cormorants, terns, swans, and brown-headed gulls from southern China and the Indian Ocean. May and June are the best time for admiring the birds.
 
Day 4 Xining / Tu Autonomous County / Xining
Drive to the Tu Village of the Tu Autonomous County, get back to Xining afterwards.
 
Tu Village: Qinghai's Tu people have a total population of 190,900, who speak their own Tu language. The Tu people used to believe in the multi-gods religion, with some believing in Taoism. After the Yuan and Ming dynasties, the majority of people began to believe in Tibetan Buddhism while ancestors worship and multi-gods worship were still kept.
 
Day 5 Xining / Tongren County
Visit the Mengda Heavenly Pond, the Salar Village of Xunhua County, and then drive to Tongren County, where you will stay overnight.
 
Mengda Heavenly Pond: The pond is surrounded by a wide variety of trees, shrubs and flowers full of rich colors. Among the dense forest, there are rare animals and birds, such as blue sheep and snow cocks.
 
Day 6 Tongren County / Xining
Visit the Longwu Monastery to enjoy Regong Buddhist Art, and drive back to Xining.
Longwu Monastery: first built in 1301 as a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Yellow Sect. The architecture of the Scripture Hall and other halls in the Monastery is very magnificent and splendid with gorgeous decorations. With rich historical relics, the monastery can be regarded as the museum of Regong Buddhist Art.
 
Day 7 Xining / Depart
Free in the day until our local guide escorts you to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination.
 
Quotation (USD)
Number of travelers
Price/per traveler
2-5 travelers
950
6-9 travelers
850
10 travelers & above
780