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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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US$129.24

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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US$1,538.47

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

All Inclusive Private Day Tour of Xining including Kumbum Monastery, Dongguan Mosque plus Local Market

All Inclusive Private Day Tour of Xining including Kumbum Monastery, Dongguan Mosque plus Local Market

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Experience Xining on a fun and informative all-day private tour. After a convenient hotel pickup, explore this fascinating and diverse city with a personal driver-guide. Visit one of the largest Tibetan monasteries, Kumbum, the Dongguan Mosque, and a traditional local market. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian lunch included in the cost of your tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$189.00
Price varies by group size
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US$189.00
Price varies by group size

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 and Gansu Silk Road Exploration-Xining, Huangyuan, Wulan, Dachaidan

Qinghai and Gansu Silk Road Exploration-Xining, Huangyuan, Wulan, Dachaidan

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The Silk Road was a commercial road for transportation, trade and cultural exchanges between ancient China and foreign countries, and the Hexi Corridor was the throat for the 'Silk Road' to go west. We will not only follow the ancient camel fleet through the place to re-take the ancient Silk Road but also explore the spectacular view of the northwest plateau. Looking for the most beautiful scenery outside the fortressand to feel the distance of the Silk Road and savor the depth of history.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,620.52
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US$1,620.52

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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US$2,371.80

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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US$2,436.93

2-Day Xining Private Tour: Qinghai Lake, Ta'er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque and More

2-Day Xining Private Tour: Qinghai Lake, Ta'er Monastery, Dongguan Mosque and More

Hit up many of Xining’s top attractions all in two days during this private tour from Xining, where your guide meets you right in your hotel lobby with a personalized itinerary. Along with visiting Qinghai Lake and Ta'er Monastery,  visit Museum of China Tibetan Medicine Culture, the Xining Dongguan Mosque.  Plus, your guide knows the best ways around the city so you can fit as much into your two days as possible. This 2-day private tour including English speaking tour guide, private car, entrance fee, and lunch.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$409.24
Price varies by group size
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US$409.24
Price varies by group size

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
Price varies by group size
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US$213.34
Price varies by group size

5-Day Tour: Tibet Home-stay From Xining

5-Day Tour: Tibet Home-stay From Xining

This five-day tour is a true adventure in eastern Amdo, Tibet. Come experience Amdo Tibetan nomad home-stay and venture with hosting families! You will be matched with either a Tibetan nomad or farmer family to fully immerse in Tibetan culture. This unique experience is rarely available in the market. You will visit Chabcha, Mangzong County, Sogwo Grassland, and Rebgong during your trip. Book this family friendly tour for quality Amdo Tibetan nomad home-stay and create precious memories of your own to cherish.
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  • 6 days
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US$1,910.26
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US$1,910.26

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

8 Day Small Group Tour to West China Qinghai & Gansu

8 Day Small Group Tour to West China Qinghai & Gansu

Following the footsteps of ancient Silk Road to visit the Buddhist Temples with profound history and culture, explore the UNESCO Mogao Grottoes, splendid Danxia Landform, as well as the mysterious Crescent Lake surrounded by desert. You will discover a fascinating landscape of Northwest China with our 8-days itinerary. * Private Transporation with good AC * Professional and friendly English Speaking Guide Service * Bottled water and paper napkins * 7/24 English Service online.
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  • 8 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,680.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$1,680.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

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 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

Wild Rebkong: Sleep in an Authentic Homestay

Wild Rebkong: Sleep in an Authentic Homestay

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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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$850.00
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US$850.00

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

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
Price varies by group size
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US$205.13
Price varies by group size

Private Day Tour to Qinghai Lake and Chaka Salt Lake from Xining

Private Day Tour to Qinghai Lake and Chaka Salt Lake from Xining

Qinghai Lake is the biggest inland lake in China, and the amazing Chaka Salt Lake looks like a mirror in the sunshine. Both are famous in Qinghai Province in China. This private day tour will let you pick you up at 7:30am from your centrally located Xining hotel, then take 2-hour car ride along the Qinghai-Tibet express highway to Qinghai Lake. You will be impressed by the huge lake, and grassland with Tibetan yurts beside the lake. Afterwards you will take another 2-hour car ride to Chaka Salt Lake where you will enjoy the fantastic mirror-like water view. Afterwards you will take 4-hour car ride back to your Xining hotel where the tour concludes. Please note this is a very long day tour.
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  • 12 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$259.00
Price varies by group size
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US$259.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

The Best of Xining Walking Tour

The Best of Xining Walking Tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Xining is a high-altitude city home to several kinds of cultures. It is well known for its beautiful religious centers, including mosques and Tibetan Buddhist temples. What does the Pearl of the Plateau tower symbolize? You will be surprised how many stories lie hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Xining. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. It is perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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US$484.68
per group
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US$484.68
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Overnight Trip to Rebgong: Exploring Tibetan Thangka Arts

Overnight Trip to Rebgong: Exploring Tibetan Thangka Arts

Colorful and elaborate, thangka painting is a form of Tibetan Buddhist art that’s commonly practiced in the Amdo region of Tibet. On this tour, spend two days in the hub of thangka arts, Rebgong, visiting famous thangka painting schools and monasteries. Go behind the scenes and visit the homes of local thangka artists, taking away a greater understanding of the passion and philosophy behind thangka arts that most tourists to the region will miss.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$241.03
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US$241.03

2 Days Photography & Hiking Experience in Qinghai Lake & Chaka Salt Lake

2 Days Photography & Hiking Experience in Qinghai Lake & Chaka Salt Lake

Travel to the two most beautiful holy lakes in Qinghai with your professional guide. Go hiking along the Qinghai Lake to search for the unique local Tibetan lifestyle and golden rape flower. Take a small train to explore the depths of Chaka Salt Lake and leave some fabulous photos in the Mirror of Sky Square Experience Area. We will arrange the Accommodation in Chaka for you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday. * Private transportation with good AC * Professional and Friendly English Speaking Guide * One night 4 star hotel with breakfast in Chaka * Bottled water and paper napkins * 7/24 English Service online.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$450.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$450.00
Price varies by group size

Romantic Tour in Xining

Romantic Tour in Xining

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the local professional guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Qinghai Lake is the highest salt lake in the world and China’s largest lake. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. Where is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you take lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories there are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What legend lies in the lovely and majestic Mount Laoye? What was so tragic about the love story between a pair of famous lovers- Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai? A tour especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
From
US$484.68
per group
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US$484.68
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4-night private tour from Xining or Lanzhou to Zhangye, Jiayuguan & Dunhuang

4-night private tour from Xining or Lanzhou to Zhangye, Jiayuguan & Dunhuang

This 4-night private tour will let you start either from Lanzhou or Xining by bullet train to Zhangye, then you will visit the attractions from Zhangye to Dunhuang including Mati Temple. Multi-color Danxia Mountain, Jiayuguan Fort, Overhanging Great Wall, and Mogao Caves etc. on the ancient Silk Road.
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  • 5 days
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US$1,527.18
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US$1,527.18
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