Covering a distance of 1937km and with an average altitude of over 4000 meters, Qinhai-Tibet Highway wriggles across Kunlun Mountain Pass (4837m) and Tanggula Mountain Pass (55231m) on Qiangtang, which means Highland in the north, from north to south crossing Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. |
The waving asphalt road keeps vehicle riders on it the illusion that they are going into the sky due to the hogh topography and open wildness of grassland, saline,Gobi and so on.
Day1: Xining-136km-Qinhai Lake (3260m)
Visit to Ta’er monastery, which is not only a center of Tibetan Buddism in Qinhai, but also famous for Tibtean medicine as well as Tibetan art such as Tangkha, barbola, Yak-butter Sculpture ,woodcarving and so on
Qinhai Lake is the largest salt-water lake in China cerulean water melts into the Azure ion distance where snowy mountains stand on grass.
Overnight at Tent Hotel at lakeside, agood sopt to watch sun-rise and sun-set
Day2: QInhai Lake-293km-Chaka Saline
April to July every year, thousans of thousands of migratory birds are home at Qinhai Lake, sky hovering, water swimming or sand walking in large groups with a thundering noise that is heard tens of miles away
Overnight at Chaka Hotel
If lucky, one may behold a mirage, either on Gobi where dotted nomad tents, desert town and oasis, or on saline where crystal salt varies in forms of coral,pagoda, flower, ivory or anything one can imagine.
Overnight at Golmu Hotel
The altitude of the section is over 4500 meters, Crossing over Kunlun Mountain witnesses four seasons within one day. In a moment a sunny day will overcast and snow. One cheers up at the sight of agminate Tibtet antelopes on vast unmanned area.
Overnight at Totohe Military Station
Nagqu grassland is between Tangglha Mountains and Gandis Mountains One is deeply touched while looking back at Mt. Geladaindong(6559m) on a golden afternoon or forward at Mt. Nyainqentanglha(7114m), the holy mountain of all northern tribes on a rosy morning.
Day 6: Nagqu-308km-Lhasa(3700m)
Sightseeing of Nam Tso, one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.
Overnight at hotel.
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*Transport:air-conditioned bus on seat-shared basis+ experienced driver
*Guide:An English speaking guide or one upon request
*Meals:all meals of the best available
*Entries:The admission to all indicated in the itinerary
*Permit:TTB permit and anything else necessary.
*Personal expenses and entertainment excluded in the itinerary
*Any air fare
*anything paid by the insurance company
1.It is inadvisable for those who suffer from hypertension, cardiopathy and anything unsuitable to alpine areas to take this tour.
2.When ascending an area over 3,000 meters, one may, more or less, suffer from his reaction to the high altitude: dry lips, nose-bleeding, headache, dyspnea, naupathia, vomit, insomnia or something uneasy, which will vanish in a couple of days.
3.Do take along warm clothes, sunglasses, suntan oil, lipstick and anything on standby
4.Drink enough water and avoid running or sports. Yak-butter tea, milk products and bverage with sachalin rhodiola rhizome help one`s acclimation.......
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