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7 Days Qinghai Lake Tour

Tour Type: Kham & Amdo Tours
Duration:  7 days
Qinghai is located on the northeastern part of the Tibetan Plateau, which is surrounded by Gansu Province on the north and east, Xinjiang Province on the west, Tibet on the south and Sichuan on the southeast. It is named after Qinghai Lake, the largest saltwater lake in China.

The highlight of this trip is Xining, Qinghai Lake and Bird Island.

Qinghai Lake is one of the most tourist attractions.
It is located about 100 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Xining at 3,205 m (10,515 feet) above sea level in a depression of the Tibetan Plateau in the traditional Tibetan province of Amdo. Twenty-three rivers and streams empty into Qinghai Lake, most of them seasonal. Five permanent streams provide 80% of total influx.

Bird Island, where thousands of birds inhabit, lies in the northwest corner of Qinghai Lake. It is a heaven of the reproduction of Asian birds, and the top among the eight bird reserves in China. Every May and June, the best time of bird watching, migratory birds fly from faraway mountains and deserts to breed here. It is quite a spectacle of thousands of birds flying over the sky, with their nests thickly dotted and colorful eggs interspersed all over the island.


Day 01: Entry Xining
Our tour guide will pick you up at Xining airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the capital city of Qinghai province, and overnight in a Xining hotel.

Day 02: Xining / Riyue Mountain / Qinghai Lake
Drive to visit Riyue Mountain and the Qinghai Lake. Then visit a Tibetan family, have some local food for lunch. Stay overnight in the tent.

Day 03: Qinghai Lake / Bird Island
Drive to Bird Island. There are thousands of birds on the island from April to July. Overnight in a Bird Island hotel

Day 04: Bird Island / Haiyan County
Visit the Haiyan County. Stay overnight in a local hotel.

Day 05: Haiyan County / Xining
Drive back to Xining, explore this city by yourself. Stay overnight in a Xining hotel.

Day 06: Xining / Departure
Be met by our tour guide at hotel and transferred to airport for your departure, end tour.


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