Through this tour, you can appreciate the most spectacular view of Tibetan Highlands by road and train both. The heavenly lake in Qinghai, Koko Nor, and the sacred lake Yamdroktso are both included. To feel the purity of the plateau, to experience the sky train, to see the marvelous and mysterious holy city, to hug the pure and sacred lakes, with this tour, you get all.
Arrive in Xining Caojiabao Airport by air or Xining Railway Station by train. Pick you up and transfer to your hotel to check in. Visit Ta’er Monastery which is the birth place of the founder of the Yellow Sect (also called Gelu Sect) Tsong Khapa. In the Tibetan language, Ta’er Monastery is called “gongben” which means 100, 000 figures of Buddha.
A journey to Riyue mountain pass (The Sun and the Moon mountain), visit the Sun pavilion and the Moon pavilion. Then arrive at Qinghai Lake (Koko Nor), which is the biggest inland salt lake in China . The most charming and attractive place in Qinghai Lake is the Bird Island. It situated on the western shore of the Lake, and because of the receding water off its shores, the Bird Island has been turned into a peninsula. 164 species of birds have been identified at the lake. In spring and summer, the lake is ideal for ornithologists and bird-lovers, such as swan, wild goose, gulls, heron and petrel etc.
Sometimes May, sometimes July, the rape flowers mass at the north bank are in full bloom. This breathtaking vies, you had never before gazed on. After July, we visit Chaka Salt Lake instead , enjoy the sightseeing of Chaka Salt Lake.
Stay overnight in Dulan.
Along the road visit the Xiangride oasis, Yadan wind erosion view, desert and Charkham Salt Lake and the Salt Bridge. We can also visit the local Tibetan people and if lucky, we can see mirage, desert tornado, forest of desert. Arrive at Golmud at the noon time . Visit the Charkham Salt Lake where we can see the salt crystals, the colorful salt crystals some like corals, some like pagoda, some like flower, some like ivory, some like gem……
Tonight, we stay in Golmud.
In the early morning, we will take the new sky train from Golmud to the Roof of the World-Lhasa. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway connecting mainland China to Lhasa, it is the highest railway in the world. It is 1,118km from Golmud to Lhasa, around 12hours. Along the way, we can visit mount Kunlun, Mt. Tangula and the Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve and Tibetan antelope running on grassland if you are lucky.
Arrive in Lhasa Railway Station in the evening. Our guide in Tibet will meet you, and you will be transferred to your hotel for accommodation.
Potala Palace, is 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. Potala Palace is a place where you can appreciate the Tibetan culture, religion and art of architecture as well.
Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Every day, pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple to pray for their now and future. The temple is the product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architectural techniques.
Barkhor Street, the oldest street in the very traditional city in Tibet.
Drive to visit Yamdrok Yumtso. The sacred lake of Yamdrok Yutso is revered as a talisman, supporting the life-spirit of Tibet. It is said that should its waters dry, Tibet will no longer be habitable. Down to the Lake to have a picnic or hike.
Transfer to Gonggar Airport or Lhasa Railway Station to take flight or train out of Lhasa.
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
It’s a heavy day with a lot of walking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
We offer the Authantic Local food in the local restaurant,if you have special request please tell us in advance
‘The quotated price is for a tour between 8 hours,additional hours are billed $15 per hour for the guide and $15 per hour for the driver.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly.
No 103, Yabaoli, Chaoyang Distirct, Beijing, China
Mon - Sun 9.00 - 20.00