6 Days Exploring the Cool Northwest

6 Days Exploring the Cool Northwest

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Service:
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Features:
travle to Lanzhou city and Qinghai Province is really cool! Go to the northwest of China does not only means escape from the heat. It is a unique experience to explore the start of the silk road, as well as the Yellow River. You will not only have the chance to discover the last gem of Chinese history and culture, but also get close to the local minority people's life.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing Fly to Lanzhou (L)

Welcome to Lanzhou! You will take a morning flight to Lanzhou from Beijing. Upon your arrival, be picked up from airport and transfer back to hotel for rest. After short break, you will pay a visit to White Pagoda Mountain Park. Located on the north bank of the Yellow River with a white pagoda temple on its height, it is a large, quiet area for strolling. The pagoda is structured in 7 terraces with an octagonal body and 17-meter in height. Golden City Pass and Jade Folding Pass are at the foot of the Hill. After the whole day tour, you will be escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in the Hotel in Lanzhou.

Day 2: Lanzhou-Binglingsi Grottoes-Lanzhou (B,L)

Your tour guide will  pick you up from your hotel, and start a full day excursion to the Binglingsi Grottoes. Located on the north bank of the Yellow River, Binglingsi Grottoes is one of the six famous Buddhist Caves started by some Buddhist monks from as early as the year of 265-316. After many years' work, there are 183 caves with 694 stone statues, 82 earth statues and 900 square meters murals existing. After experience the gem of Chinese history and culture, be transferred back to your hotel.

Overnight in the Hotel in Lanzhou.

Binglingsi Grottoes

Day 3: Lanzhou –Xining (B, L)

You will take train to Xining city (the capital of Qinghai Province). Upon your arrival, you will firstly visit Kumbum Monastery. The Kumbum Monastery, built in 1577, is located 30km away from Xining and it is one of the most important Yellow Hat sect monasteries of the world. You will have an authentic glimpse of the Tibetan Buddhist religious tradition. Then check in your hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight in the Hotel in Xining

Kumbum Monastery

Day 4: Xining-Huangnan (B, L)

Today you will transfer to Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (in the southeast region of Qinghai Province). Pay a visit to Guomeri Buddhist Pagoda, one of the birthplaces of Regong art, and Wutn Temple. Then you will visit a local family and experience what their life is like. Learn to draw Thangka from the host.

After the tour, overnight in the hotel in Huangnan.

Wutun Temple

Day 5: Huangnan-Qinghai Lake (B, L, D)

After breakfast, drive about 150km to Qinghai Lake to enjoy the largest inland salt lake in China. Its voluminous and misty scenery likes a tear on the surface of the earth. Along the way, you will also pay a visit to Tibet local family, Sun and Moon Mountain, Daotang River, and Qinghai Lake. After the sightseeing, enjoy campfire party at night.

After the tour, overnight in the hotel in Huangnan.

Qinghai Lake

Day 6: Huangnan-Xining-Beijing (B)

Today you will firstly transfer to Xining city , and then transfer to airport to Beijing.

Service ends.

Price Inclusions:

  1. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  2. Accommodations: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
  3. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  4. Personal Beijing local English-speaking tour guide;
  5. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  6. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operational and communication.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave Beijing;
  2. Beijing Entry Visa Fees;
  3. Optional day tours or activities you’ve chosen;
  4. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  5. Personal expenses;

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