Tibet Qinghai Adventure Tour

14 Days
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Tibet Shambhala Adventure arranges authentic Tibet tours across the entire Tibetan plateau including tours to Tibet, trekking to Tibet and adventure travel to Tibet which are undiscovered and less visited corners of the Tibetan plateau and show you the best Tibet by arranging our best experienced and knowledgeable Tibetan travel guide. Among hundreds of different kinds of Tibet tour programs, Lhasa Qinghai Tibet adventure tour is one of our unique and authentic Tibet tours. You will start your Tibet tour from Lhasa city and drive through the Qinghai Tibet highway, passes the highest mountain pass of Dangula pass which is over 5200m above sea level. On they way during your Tibet tour, you will see many snow covered mountains, Tibetan high plateau with full of wilds animals. Kunlun mountain range, beautiful Tibetan grassland and the Tibetan nomad camps, dominated by the snow-capped mountain, beautiful lakes and thousands of yak, grazing on the beautiful green grassland. Continue your Tibet tours through the Qinghai Tibetan highway and arrival at Qinghai lake which is the largest salt lake in Tibet. Enjoy an over night at Qinghai lake and then continue your Tibet tours towards Xining ( Ziling in Tibetan). Xining is the capital city of the Qinghai province, located at 2200m on the edge of the Tibetan plateau in a wide section of the Tsong-chu valley and the inhabitants of the city are different kinds of ethnic groups including Tibetan, Chinese, Chines Hui Muslim and Mongolian. You will visit the cultural heart of the Amdo, the Far Eastern Tibet. Visit Kumbum monastery, Jakhyung monastery, Rebkong monastery ann Senge Shong Tibetan Thangka school. The birth place of Gedun Chopel. Labrang monastery, the largest monastery of the Gelukpa school in Amdo. Continue your Tibet tours to Lanzhou from Labrang monastery and end the Tibet tours there.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
01Arrival in Gongkar airport and travel to Lhasa. (3650m/60Km)Yarlung Tsangpo-Kyichu river and Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
02Lhasa sightseeing tourPotala Palace, Jokang temple and Bharkor BazarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Lhasa sightseeing tourDrepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Lhasa to Nagchu ( 4526m/324km)Qinghai Tibetan highway, Lhasa, Nagqu, beautiful landscapeHotel in NagchuLocal TibetanBB
05Nakchu to Toto He (4000m/324Km)Dangula pass, Tibet Jangtang plateau, beautiful snow-capped mountainGuest house in Toto HeLocal TibetanBB
06Toto He to Golmud (2780m/458Km)Kunlun mountain range, Tibetan Jangtang plateau, Golmud countyHotel in GolmudLocal TibetanBB
07Golmud to KokonorLake (3150m/ 565Km)Vast grassland, Tibetan nomad camp, yakHotel in TshosharLocal TibetanBB
08Excursion to the bird island in Kokonor lake and back to TsosharExcursion to the bird island, beautiful Qinghai lakeHotel in TsosharLocal TibetanBB
09Kokonorlake - Xining (2200m/186Km)Kokonor lake, Sun and Moon passHotel in XiningLocal TibetanBB
10Sightseeing tour in XiningVisit Kumbum monastery, Tibetan Tangka exibition centerHotel in XiningLocal TibetanBB
11Xining to Labrang monastery (2900m/308km)Visit Rebkong monastery, Sengeshong Tangka school, Labrang monasteryHotel in LabrangLocal TibetanBB
12Full day in Labrang monasteryVisit Labrang monastery and walk around the monastery and marketHotel in LabrangLocal TibetanBB
13Labrang to Lanzhou (1600m/325km)Beautiful green scenery on the way from Labrang to LanzhouHotel in LanzhouLocal TibetanBB
14Drive to airport and end the tripLanzhou city to airport

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • 1 English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Qinghai lake conservation fee
  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Oxygen inside the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China visa fee
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves
  • Day 1 Chengdu-Lhasa

    You will be met our Tibetan guide and accompany to Lhasa city. There are 60Km from Gongkar airport to Lhasa and you will see yarlungTsangpo( theBharma Putra ), Nyethang stone carved Buddha and Lhasa Kyicu river. Check in the hotel and free afternoon for acclimatization.

  • Day 2 Sightseeing in lhasa, Potala, Jokang&Bharkor.

    You will start your tour at around 9 Am from your hotel and sightseeing to Potala Palace and Jokang temple and Bharkorstreet . Potala Palace is the winter palace of the Dalai Lama,built originally in the 7th century and expended to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17 th century. The Potala Palace is thirteen stories high and it has more than 1000 rooms. Jokang temple was built in the 7 th century by one of the greatest Tibetan Kings called SongtsenGampo. The temple is located just in front of your hotel and you can visit the Barkorstreet after the sightseeing of Jokang temple.

  • Day 3 Sightseeing in Lhasa, Drepung& Sera monasteries.

    Drepung monastery is the largest monastery in Tibet , built in the 15 th century by one of the famous Tibetan monks called JamyangChoeje. The monastery is beautifully located up in a hill at the distance of 15 Km from the old section of the city. The monastery was considered as colleges in the olden days where all Tibetan man could study. Sera monastery and see the most interesting monks debating.Sera monastery was built in the 14th century by JamchenChoeje,a famous desciple of Tsongkapa,the rounder of the yellow hat.Sera is one of the six biggest monasteries in Tibet.

  • Day 4 Lhasa-Nakchu, 323Km

    You will start your journey at 9 Am after breakfast and the distance of the today's journey is 323Km . You will be driving on the Qinghai Tibetan high way along the rail way with a great view of high Tibetan plateau, nomad camps, snow capped mountains, some wild animals on the way.

  • Day 5 Nakchu - Toto He, 324Km

    The scenery for today's journey will be very similar to the above day unless you will cross the highest pass for your journey called Thang go la Pass 5700Mt above sea level and the distance of the journey is 324Km .

  • Day 6 Toto He - Golmud, 458Km

    You will start your journey at 8.30 Am and drive for 458Km to get to Golmud. Golmud is the city inhabited by Chinese Hui nationality where they practice Muslim.

  • Day 7 Golmud - KokonorLake , 565Km

    Today you will drive along beautiful desserts and sand dunes and the main scenery for your today's journey is the most famous Tibetan antelopes, nomads camp of Amdo, the far eastern Tibet . The distance of the driving is 565 Km .

  • Day 8 Visit Island of birds sanctuary

    The best site to see the birds sanctuary is 16 Km further along the peninsula and in spring there are more than one hundred thousand birds and more than 26 different birds are nesting there. From the end march till mid July is the best nesting time.

  • Day 9 Kokonorlake - Xining, 186Km

    Today you will drive for around 186Km, begin with the grassland and nomads and end with a modern city of Xining .

  • Day 10 Xining, visit Kumbum Jampaling monastery and Tibetan Tangka exibition center

    KumbumJampa Ling monastery was founded in 16 th century by RinchenTsondruGyeltsen to commemorate the birth place of Tsongka pa, the founder of the Geluk pa or yellow hat sect. the monastery is built around the tree that marks Tsongka Pa's actual birth place, where Tsongka Pa's mother had herself built a stupa ( Kumbum ) in around 14 th century. Later on the 3 rd Dalai Lama SonamGyantso stayed here and encouraged RinchenTsondruGyatsen to build a Maitreya temple (JampaLhakang ), after which the site became known as Kumbum Jampaling. Afternoon, visit Tibetan Tangka exhibition center.

  • Day 11 Xining - Xiahe or Labrang in Tibetan, 400Km

    Today, you will drive for around 400Km distance via Lanzho, Linxia town, inhabited by Chinese Muslims and then a gate way, indicating that you are leaving Muslim for the Tibetan area. Then 6 Km further long, a white stupa or chortenKharpo in Tibetan comes into view. The ChortenKharpo was the border frontier between China and Tibet ,erected in around 823

  • Day 12 Labrang, visit Labrang monastery

    LABRANG TASHIKYIL MONASTERY is one of the six biggest Gelukpa monasteries in Tibet and it is the largest Gelukpa monastery in Amdo region. It was founded in 1709 by the first JamyangZhepaNgawangTsondru who was revered as an emanation of Tsongkapa's teacher UmapaPawoDorje. During his studies in Lhasa , where he was a contemporary of DesiSangyeGyatso, he received his title "Jamyang Shepa. After returning to his homeland, he then founded the most powerful monastery in Amdo. The main buildings of the great temples and colleges of Labrang Tashi Kyil were constructed by JamyangShepa and his successors. He himself founded the TsokchenDukhangTosamling or assembly hall in 1709, the GyumeDratsang or lower tantric college in 1716, the SokshingChora or college of dialectics and the Jokang temple, containing a much revered Jowo Rinpoche image flanked by 108 others in 1718 and the rest of the temples or the colleges were built by the successors of JamyangShepa respectively.

  • Day 13 Labrang - Lanzhou , 325Km

    Today you will drive on the same way back to Lanzho at the distance of 325Km , Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu province in China

  • Day 14 Lanzhou-Chengdu

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the Tibet tour program above
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries mentioned in the Tibet tour program
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour
  • 1 English speaking Local Tibetan travel guide
  • Tibet tour transportation by one good conditioned mini van or bus according to the group size
  • Qinghai lake conservation fee
  • All necessary Tibet permits
  • Oxygen inside the tourist vehicle incase needed

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic flight ticket
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China visa fee
  • Insurance including personal, medical, travel and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call, etc
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses need to be paid by clients themselves

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