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6-Day Qinghai In-depth Private Tour to Qinghai Lake, Chaka Salt Lake and Tongren Tibetan Culture

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6 Days/5 Nights

Day 1Xining Arrival

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Xining

Fly or take the train to Xining. Upon arrival. Pick up and transfer to hotel. The rest time is on your own.

Day 2Xining - Gangcha County - Chaka Town

Attractions: Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chaka

Visit Ta’er monastery, Ta’er Monastery is one of the six greatest monasteries of Gelug Sect (or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism). The monastery is also one of the most popular scenic spots in Qinghai Province and has been listed as a state-level protected cultural relic. The monastery was built in 1577, in memory of Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), founder of Gelug Sect. Being the religious activity center of this sect, Ta’er Monastery is also considered as a sacred monastery in China.

After Ta’er monastery, we will drive to Qinghai lake for a visit. Qinghai lake is the largest inland salt in lake in China, also a holy lake.  It present different amazing view in four season.  Take your time to visit this lake, if you prefer, you can also rent a bike and do the some bike riding here. Then we will drive toward to Chaka town to spend the night and prepare for the Chaka lake visit the next day.

Day 3Chaka - Xining

Attractions: Chaka Salt Lake
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Zhangye

Enjoy a delighting breakfast at the hotel and set off by the private vehicle to enjoy the most charming landscape of Chaka Salt Lake, which was nominated by the national tourist geography magazine as one of the 55 places to go. We will arrive at the ticket office after 4hrs driving, the guide will assist you with the tickets. Entering the scenic area, you will follow a long salt lake avenue to the Prayer Square and Mirror of the Sky Square, see a variety of salt sculptures, as well as the exquisite Muyaoluosang Goddess Statue. 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. Believe you will have a beautiful day at Chaka Salt Lake.

We will back to Xining in the afternoon.

Day 4Xining - Tongren

Attractions: Kan Bu La National Forest Park, Rabkong Art Museum
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Tongren

After breakfast, we will drive to Tongren  and ready to experience Tibet Culture. Including seals used by the emperor of the Ming Dynasty.  

Highlights for today:

Kan Bu La National Forest Park – Unique Danxia landform, abundant plant resource, strong religion atmosphere, friendly people, Li Jia Xia Hydropower Station…

Rabkong Art Museum – a famous historic and cultural city located in picturesque southern Qinghai, in the Tibetan Nanzhou County. 

Day 5Tongren

Attractions: Longwu Temple, Wutun Temple
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Tongren

We will start to visit Longwu Temple.The temple is filled with rare and valuable artifacts, as well as several imperial artifacts including seals used by the emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The temple has organically grown over its long history, what started as a prayer hall expanded to know include a scripture hall, an astronomy room, several courtyards as well as beautiful grounds.

After lunch break, we will visit Wutun Temple, the Temple is divided into the “lower” and “upper” temple. This classically styled temple is filled with ancient Tibetan treasures: frescos and weavings. The temple is widely renowned across Qinghai; these two half-temples combine a comprehensive record of the religious history of Tongren and Qinghai.

Day 6Tongren - Xining - Departure

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

After a wonderful travel, it is time to drive back to Xining and drop you to Xining airport or train station or down town according to your choice and end the service.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 5 night accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned