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10 Days Private tour from Qinghai to Tibet (Can be further customized!)


Tour type: Customized
Duration: 10 days
 
This unusual journey brings you from Qinghai province to Tibet. Besides the Tibetan monasteries along the way, you will have opportunities to enjoy the natural landscapes: snow-covered mountains, crystal clear highland lakes, grasslands, emerald-green forests, peculiar plants and rare wild animals in the Qinghai-Tibet plateau. This tour will make impression that China is so great!
Itinerary:
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 01 -Xining - Kumbum - Koko Nor Lake 255 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 02 -Koko Nor Lake - Dulan 360 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 03 -Dulan - Golmud 280 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 04 -Golmud - Tuotuoheyan 460 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 05 -Tuotuoheyan - Naqu 490 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 06 -Nakchu - Namtso Lake - Lhasa Jeep 510 km
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 07 -Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 08 -Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 09 -In Lhasa
Qinghai to Tibet Tour - Day 10 -out of Tibet by air or train to China side, or flight to KTM, Nepal
Detailed itinerary

Day 01 Xining - Kumbum - Koko Nor Lake 255 km

In the morning drive to Kumbum Monastery (Ta'er Si) of Gelukpa-sect, which was built in 1560 in Huangzhong County and also one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. Then cross over Sun-and-Moon mountain (Ri Yue Shan). The Sun-and-Moon mountain has always been an distinguish line between meadow and agriculture area. After that make a short trekking by the Koko Nor lake, the biggest salty lake in China, with an area of 4,500 square kilometers and an altitude of 3,194m high above sea level. The big lake is acclaimed as "pearl on the highland" and the scenery of which is unusually fascinating and appears different shapes even at the same time.

Day 02 Koko Nor Lake - Dulan 360 km

In the morning drive to Dulan along the Koko Nor Lake, the biggest salty lake in China, with an area of 4,500 square kilometers and an altitude of 3,194 m above sea level. In addition a small island known as "the heaven of the birds" lies in the lake. After an approx. 200 km long driving make a short stopover by the Tsaka salty lake where even the wind should be salty. Late in the afternoon arrive in Dulan.

Day 03 Dulan - Golmud 280 km

Drive through the Tsaidam basin, among which most part is desert with some oasis dotted in. This basin lies in the north of the Amnyemaqen Mountain and the road to Golmud is just along the foot of the mountain. The Xiangride oasis is the last one seen in this desert. Late in the afternoon arrive in Golmud, which is a civilazation center where Tibetan culture and Han culture melt each other.

Day 04 Golmud - Tuotuoheyan 460 km

Drive through the vast wilderness and Tsaidam meadow on the Tibet-Qinghai-Plateau along the road in the foot of the Kunlun-mountain and go on upwards by steep valley to cross over the 4.837- meter-high Kunlun Pass. Afterwards pass by the First Bridge over the Yangtse River and arrive in Tuotuoheyan, which is lain in the head stream of the Yangtse River.


Day 05 Tuotuoheyan - Naqu 490 km

Cross southwards over the Tangra Shan mountain. On the way the eagles, flocks of sheep and cattle, yaks, Snow Mountains, tents of Tibetan farmers everywhere altogether form a harmonious unity and allow the spirit and soul of people to relax.

Day 06 Nakchu - Namtso Lake - Lhasa Jeep 510 km

Drive on the vast Qiangtang Grassland for Nam Tso. Cross the 5,150 m Lhachen La Pass and reach the Namtso or Tengri Nor along the newly paved way and set up camp at Tashi Dorie peninsula. It is said the holy lake and the holy mountain Nyenchentangla are a couple of lovers, who altogether guard the vast pasture and cattle. In the afternoon drive to Lhasa (3650 m), capital of Tibet Autonomous Region

Day 07 Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor street

The first day of sightseeing starts from Lhasa's cardinal landmark- Potala Palace, a structure of massive portions. Its towering image already appearing on various occasions, but your first sight of the Potala will still be an awe-inspiring moment. It takes at least a good 2-hour to visit those rooms, halls and chapels

In the afternoon, we will visit the Jokhang Temple, the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques. Then we will visit Barkhor, the oldest street in a very traditional city in Tibet

Day 08 Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery

About 8km west of central Lhasa is the Drepung Monastery, once the world's largest monastery with about 10,000 monks. This day's sightseeing begins with these white monastic buildings piled up on the hillside. Walking up to the hill is a pleasant thing, an easy break from the solemn ambience inside the halls and chapels. At the plat roof of hillside, you can have very good views of the whole Lhasa city and the distant mountains.

Drepung is one of Lhasa's two great Gelugpa monasteries, the other is Sera. Around 5km north of central Lhasa, Sera may not be as grandiose as Drepung, but is more serene surrounded by many small temples. The 'Buddhism Scriptures Debating' in Sera is very famous.

Day 09 In Lhasa
 
Two days is never enough to take in all the wondrous sights and sounds of Lhasa. Today is more of a free day for participants to do whatever they choose. It is completely up to you whether you want to relax, explore further, revisit one of the monasteries, go for a hike, peruse the market, or just interact with locals. For additional money tours can be taken to Tibetan Medical Centre, Ganden Monastery and Tsurphu Monastery. The main thing is to just enjoy yourself and experience a little more of Tibet.

Day 10 out of Tibet by air or train to China side, or flight to KTM, Nepal
Your private guide and the car with driver will see you off to the airport or train station. Your Tour ends.

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