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Red Rocks and Monasteries

Red Rocks and Monasteries

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This trip has it all. We pack in a huge amount of diversity in just 5 days. Camping under the stars on top of a 3,500 meter sandstone cliff. Hiking through a miniature Grand Canyon to the top of a Buddhist hermitage where monks and nuns meditate without speaking for years. And we finish it off with the largest monastery in Qinghai Province, Rebkong Longwu monastery, famous for its hand painted Tibetan Thangkas.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,538.47
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Prayers in the Plateau: Exploring Tibetan Nomad Life

Prayers in the Plateau: Exploring Tibetan Nomad Life

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Strap on your boots and and get ready for adventure! Our week-long trip will begin in Qinghai’s provincial capital, Xining, and finish in Gansu’s provincial capital Lanzhou. A cross between wilderness and cultural exploration, our journey will take us to secluded temples, remote gorge and mountain hikes, and both a Tibetan village and nomadic tent homestay in a quest for authentic immersion. While this region is known as the Gateway to Tibet, its unique culture is also influenced by its large Muslim population and proximity to Mongolia and Sichuan. Still undisturbed by the furor of tourism, Qinghai and Gansu both offer the chance for true adventure. Be prepared for challenges of every kind, whether picking up a new phrase in Tibetan or breathing at an altitude of more than 2000m, and also for the chance to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,371.80
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Xining to Chengdu Overland Journey

Xining to Chengdu Overland Journey

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Rebkong is known as the Tibetan artist village throughout Tibet Plateau. On the boundless grassland you can take a picnic and see nomads milking and herding yaks. Labrang Monastery is one of the six major Tibetan monasteries of the Gelugpa order of Tibetan Buddhism. Takstang Lamo is a rural Tibetan village, surrounded by snow capped peaks and rocky mountains; there are monasteries buildings and numerous possibilities for hikes and horse trekking. The tour continues to Zoige grassland to Tangkor Town, and is one of the most beautiful grasslands in Asia, Zoige grassland to experience real Tibetan nomads culture and daily life. There is chance to camp with local Tibetan nomads and help nomads milk yaks and collect yak dungs. Join th nomadic families to prepare lunch and dinner. Ride hourseback to the grassland to visit black tents and nomads daily life. Barkham is the home of Gyarong Tibet region and famous for it's stone houses and towers.The tour will end at Chengdu airport.
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  • 9 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,646.16
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US$2,646.16

Qinghai Lake Day Tour

Qinghai Lake Day Tour

Enjoy the sort of intimate insights into local life that are only possible with a guide on this door-to-door small-group tour of Qinghai Lake. Learn about life by this saltwater lake first-hand from local Tibetan nomads, hike up to 12,139 feet (3,700 meters), capture photos from a viewpoint, and enjoy a picnic lunch. Please note: tour excludes entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$129.24
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4-Hour Tibetan Medicine Culture Museum Tour with Hiking from Xining

4-Hour Tibetan Medicine Culture Museum Tour with Hiking from Xining

Explore Xining’s rich nature and culture on this half-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about traditional Tibetan customs from an informative local guide while touring the Tibetan Medicine Culture Museum. Marvel at a 2,000 foot (618 meters) long thangka painting and hike North Mountain for picture-perfect city views.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$110.77
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Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) Trip

Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) Trip

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If you are looking to get out of the city and sleep in the peace and quiet of the Tibetan countryside – this is the tour for you.  Venture to Qinghai’s largest monastery, Rebkong Longwu monastery, and then sleep for 2 nights in an authentic Tibetan homestay as we enjoy the slower pace of life in the high mountains outside of Rebkong town.  This tour includes a terrific half day hike and a dip in the local hot springs.
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  • 2 to 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$820.52
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US$820.52

Qinghai Lake Summer pasture hike

Qinghai Lake Summer pasture hike

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Welcome to experience nomadic Tibet in summer, when the grassland is carpeted with wild flowers, unleashing pleasant scent. Be prepared to be mesmerized by the natural beauty of the plateau. We will set up tent camps on the private pastures running along the shore of Qinghai Lake, and you will be able to walk to the lake side. Seeing the blue lake water seemingly touching the sky in the far distance, you will be simply amazed. From your tent you can watch the sunrise and sunset, or stargaze under a chandelier of stars. Our local Tibetan friends will walk with you to the summer pasture in the higher mountains. You can fill your canteen with butter tea from the freshest, most flavorful milk you will ever taste, or with salty black tea. We will prepare feasts with parched barley and succulent mutton in a yak-hair nomad tent. You will take on a hike to a mountain, 4,200-meter-high, to see a panoramic view of the blue lake and the majestic surrounding mountains.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$871.80
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US$871.80

10-Day Trip: The Headwaters of the Yellow River

10-Day Trip: The Headwaters of the Yellow River

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Adventure awaits as we explore the glacier of one of Tibet’s holiest mountains, Amnye Machen, and the headwaters of the Yellow River, China’s second longest river. The Golok Tibetan people live in some of the wildest and most magnificent lands in all the Tibetan Plateau. In this in-depth overland tour we start and finish in Xining, the gateway to the Tibetan Plateau. On this tour you will stand at the bottom of the glaciers of Amnye Machen, experience the richness of authentic Tibetan culture, and view China’s largest salt lake at 3,200 meters.  We will also see the bright turquoise waters of Kyaring Lake and Nyoring Lakes, thought to be the source of the Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilization and the seventh longest river in the world.
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  • 10 days
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US$2,225.65
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US$2,225.65

Private Xining Day Trip to Qinghai Lake with Flexible Departure Time

Private Xining Day Trip to Qinghai Lake with Flexible Departure Time

Experience the fantastic nature and scenery of Qinghai Lake with this private day trip from Xining. Choose from the varies departure time which suites your best, meet your friendly local tour guide and ride the private car to Qinghai Lake. Explore at your leisure, get to know the history of the Qinghai Lake and its people, admire the beauty of the area. You can choose the option to ride the horse along the lake or take the boat to experience the amazing view. This private day tour including English speaking tour guide, private vehicle, entrance fee, local lunch. 
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$213.34
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US$213.34
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Trekking Nyenbo Yurtse to Alpine Glacial Lakes

Trekking Nyenbo Yurtse to Alpine Glacial Lakes

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Trek past fields of Edelweiss and yaks grazing near turquoise glacial lakes and discover the dramatic shark tooth peaks of Nyenbo Yurtse. This the home to Tibetan nomads who live at the base of a mountain that hovers at a lofty 5369 meters/17,615 feet. And getting there is half the fun! Along the way to Nyenbo Yurtse you will get to walk through the mud-daubed alleys of Labrang Monastery and see the untamed grasslands and the nomads who worship there. This particular itinerary offers 3 days of trekking with horses carrying your backpacks every day so you only need to carry a light daypack on the trek. 
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  • 8 to 10 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,800.00
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US$1,800.00

12-Day Tibet Nomad Adventure

12-Day Tibet Nomad Adventure

Tibetan nomads on the roof of the world has a genuine and glorious culture that tells stories you have never heard. Book this tour and be a part of Tibetan nomad for 12 days. This is an adventure, traveling in the Tibetan diaspora of Qinghai and Gansu Provinces, packed with exploration of Tibetan traditional arts (the most famous Thanka painting in Rebgong or Tong'ren in Chinese), great monasteries such as Rongwu Gomchen (the mother monastery of other 36 in the region itself), Labrang Monastery (the best monastery preserving Tibetan Buddhism scriptures to date), Taktsang Lhamu (Lang'mu'si in Chinese), a memorable day of hiking in the nomadic region of Taktsang, trekking and camping near the romantic and holy Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse, visiting the most beautiful Qinghai Lake and many more.
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  • 12 days
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US$2,436.93
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Winter Photogerphy Tour to Tibetan regions

Winter Photogerphy Tour to Tibetan regions

In this trip, you have a more professional perspective to understand the local customs, Tibetan Buddhist culture, Tibetan Thangka art and Tibetan culture.
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  • 6 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$4,049.24
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US$4,049.24

Private Qinghai Lake day Trip from Xining City

Private Qinghai Lake day Trip from Xining City

Have the flexibility of deciding how long to stay in each place. Have the chance to modify the itinerary by consulting with your guide.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$205.13
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US$205.13
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Yuzhu Feng Expedition, Climbing to 6,000 Meters in Tibet

Yuzhu Feng Expedition, Climbing to 6,000 Meters in Tibet

Have you ever read Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air” and thought, “Man I would love to climb Everest some day!”  And then you realized that you have no real high altitude experience and you certainly don’t have the $50,000 USD to lay down for the Everest climbing permits and expedition costs. So you are looking for something a little more available to the every day trekker and climber? Then this trip is for you!  Climbing Yuzhu Feng offers affordable and accessible basic mountaineering and snow travel for those who are looking to get above 6,000 meters/ 19,685 feet without a lot of technical climbing experience. All levels of experience are welcome for those looking for an adventure of a lifetime!
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  • 9 to 12 days
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US$3,461.54
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