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Tour Overview

Located in the eastern part of Qinghai Province, Xining is the only place to pass through the south road of ancient “Silk Road” and the “Tangbo Road”. Since ancient times, it has been an important traffic route and military center in the northwest. It is one of the high-altitude cities in the world. Xining is a popular travel destination in Gansu, China, featuring superb plateau landscape and ethnic culture. The 5 days tour includes visit to Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Lake, and Serdzong Monastery. Spending the first two days to explore Xining city and in the other days you will drive to enjoy the untroubled country area of Qinghai Province.

Highlights of this tour:

*Visit the magnificent Ta’er Monastery–a holy land of Buddhist culture and Shamanism.
*Explore China’s largest inland lake and saltwater lake–Qinghai Lake.
*Visit the most attractive part of Qinghai Lake–Bird Island.
*Learn the Buddhist culture in must-visit Serdzong Monastery.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Sweet meet with your local guide and driver at train station or airport. Then transfer to your hotel. Please enjoy your free time.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Xining

  2. AM:After hotel breakfast we will visit Ta’er Monastery, one of the most notable sites in downtown Xining. Here you will also have the first glimpse of Tibetan taste.

    Noon: Lunch on your own.

    PM: Then we will drive for about 2.5 hours to arrive at Qinghai Lake which is famous as paradise of birds. Tourists could either take a walk around the lake or optionally take a cruise ship to visit the lake. Afterwards pay a visit to the most attractive part of the lake – Bird Island on the west part of the lake.

    Accommodation: Hotel at Qinghai Lake

    Ta'er Monastery
    Ta'er Monastery

  3. In the morning board the car and drive to visit Serdzong Monastery. The monastery locates at remote mountain area that has an altitude of 3600 meters. Today you will spend most of the time in the car and please enjoy the scenery on the way.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Serdzong

    Serdzong Monastery

  4. Our guide will escort you to do a one day Trekking tour to see landscape around the Serdzong Monastery.

    Accommodation: Hotel in Serdzong

  5. In the morning meet your guide and driver. We will drive back to Xining City.

Price includes

  • Hotel in Qinghai Lake & Serdzong
  • Entrance ticket
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
  • One bottle of mineral water per day
  • The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group

Price excludes

  • Hotel in Xining
  • Personal expense
  • Optional activities
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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