Qinghai Lake & Tibetan ethic Tour
Theme Culture immersion
Type Families group
Group size Min 10, Max 30
Upon your arrival at the Xining Caojiabao Airport，our tour guide will meet and escort you to your hotel in Xining downtown.
Day2 Ta’er Monastery &Dongguan Great Mosque
7:30am-9:30am Open ceremony ice break games
10:00am-12:30am visit the famous Taer Monastery
2:00pm-5:30pm Visiting Qinghai Museum, which features in three exhibition centers: Qinghai Protoculture, Qinghai Ethnic Collections and Tibetan Buddhism Arts.
Day3 Qinghai Museum & Qinhai Lake
7:30am-9:30am Drive to Qinhai Lake
9:30am-11:30am Visit Qinhai Lake
1:30pm-5:00pm Cycling around lake
Day4 Chaka Salt Lake
7:30am-12:00am Visit tiben family and
1:30pm-3:00pm Drive to Chaka Lake
3:00pm-5:30pm Tour Chaka Salt Lake
Day5 Heima river and bird island
7:30am-9:30am Drive to Heima river
9:30am-11:30am Tour bird island
2:00pm-5:00pm Heima River camping&BBQ，Work with your teammates to set up camp ,watching stars and laughing together, reflecting on the day's challenges
Day6 Qilian Grassland
7:30am-9:30am Drive to Qilian Grassland
10:30am-12:00pm Hiking Grassland
2:20pm-5:30m Menyuan Rape Flower Base& Return Xining
Daily activities,culture classes, tours and entrances to attractions
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Full-time Tour Director
Travel insurance in China
Please note: The prices listed are per person, in US dollars, and do not include international airfare, and are based on a minimum of double occupancy, 5% discount for the third guest and the fourth guest sharing a room. There must be at least one adult per room.
International or internal flights unless specified
Accommodation not listed in the itinerary
Single Room Supplement
Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary
Recommended optional activities in each city
Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc
Sliding Sand and Sand Sculpture
Bike Riding around the Lake
Grass land game
Watch Sunset at the Lake
Tibetan Welcome for You with Hada
Visit Tibetan local families, You will be able to get a hands-on experience of tibetan lifestyle. Tibetans welcome for you with hada, jump GuoZhuang dance in the grassland.Dress in Tibetan cloth, watch local performance, dance with them!
Learn to Get Fresh Yak Milk, Making Cheese, Yogurt, and Butter
Learn Herding animals on the grassland with local families
Ta’er Monastery & Dongguan Great Mosque
Visit the famous Ta’er Monastery, the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master—Tsongkhapa—who was the founder of Gelug sect. The monastery is also famous as one of "six monasteries of Gelug", and a very important institute to learn Buddhism, Astronomy and Medicine. The Ta'er Monastery is rich in fascinating arts. The famous butter sculptures, the barbolas, and the murals are considered to be the three most unique arts of superb craftsmanship.
As the largest inland lake, as well as the largest salt water lake in China, Qinghai Lake was elected as the most beautiful lake in China by China’s National Geographic. While on the foot of mountains are endless beautiful grassland and rapeseed flower lands which are connected to the lakeside. At the same time, Qinghai Lake is a sacred Tibetan Buddhist site. There are many devoted Buddhist coming from afar to worship to Qinghai Lake each year.
Erlang Jian Scenic Area, Riyue Mountain and Daotang River
The site is a long and narrow embankment winding into Qinghai Lake, just like a sword. It is famous for grassland, sand beach, a diversity of animals and folk activities.
Chaka Salt Lake
This natural crystallized saline lake is regarded as the eastern gateway to Qaidam Basin, which reserves the largest salt mine in the world. The snow-white lake bed and the crystal blue water against the azure sky win it the reputation of “Mirror of the Sky.”
Heima River and Bird Island
Bird Island, northwest of Qinghai Lake, is one of the most beautiful lakes in China. It is connected to the bank on one side while the others are surrounded by water.
Qilian Grasslands is one of the best grasslands in the country, home to thousands of Tibetan nomads during the summer.In the Tibetan epic King Gesar, the grassland gained the name of “Golden Lotus Prairie” due to its distinct climate and good weather. The Uygur and Mongols call the grassland “Golden Pasture”.
Menyuan Rape Flower Base
The rape flowers land is next to Qilian Mountain.Located in the Menyuan county, Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, it is the key oil material producing areas in the Qinghai Province and northwestern region.The Rape Flower Festival, every July, is the best time to visit these flowers.