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Qinghai and Tibet Overland Tour

 
 

tour of Qinghai and Tibet Overland Tour
Xining / Qignhai Lake / Golmud / Tuotuohe River / Nagqu / Lhasa

Tour code : TT-OTT04
Duration : 9 days
Seasonality :
Apr. May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sept.
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Schedule
Day 01 Xining
Tar'er-MonasteryArrive in Xining, met and transferred to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the famous Tar'er Monastery, the birthplace of the founder of Gelupa order of Tibet Buddhism.

Day 02 Xining / Qignhai Lake (B, L, D)
Qignhai LakeArise early and depart for Lhasa. On the way, you will visit Sun & Moon Mountain, the geographical boundary of the Nomadic culture and Agriculture culture. Arrive at Qinghai Lake that is the largest salt water lake in China, strolling along the lake and enjoying the beauty of it. Over night at the local best hotel.

Day 03 Qignhai Lake / Golmud (B, L, D)
After breakfast, depart for Golmud, the starting point of the Qinghai and Tibetan Highway. En route, visit the Chaka Salt Lake that is not only famous for producing Qinghai salt, but also for the unique landscapes in the area. Continue the trip to Golmud. Upon arrival, check into the local best hotel.

Day 04 Golmud / Tuotuohe River (B, L, D)
Tuotuohe RiverDrive through the Gobi Desert and enjoy the magnificent view. Surpass the Tongtian River (the tributes of the Yangtze River). Arrive at Tuotuohe River and check into the Tuotuohe Inn.

Day 05 Tuotuohe River / Nagqu (B, L, D)
Arise early and enjoy an impressive view of the sunrise at the Tuotuohe River Bridge and depart for Nagqu. En route, you can see Geladandong Mountain where the Yangtze River originates. Then drive through the Tangghula Pass and arrive at Amdo (4500m) and Naqu . Upon arrival, check into the local best inn.

Day 06 Nagqu / Lhasa (B, L, D)
After breakfast, drive to Namtso, one of the holy lakes in Tibet. Stop by the lake and enjoy a picnic lunch. Continue the trip to Yangbajing Geothermal Fields for a visit. Then continue the visit to Tsupu Monastery. Arrive at Lhasa and check into the hotel.

Day 07 Lhasa (B, L, D)
We will start off our tour of Tibet with the 15th Century Drepung Monastery and the Norbulinka, formerly the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.

Day 08 Lhasa (B, L, D)
Today's sightseeing includes the overwhelming Potala Palace, home to the Dalai Lama, and the 1300 year-old Jokhang Temple, Tibet's holiest temple. Finally we will have time to browse and shop in a fascinating market.

Day 09 Lhasa (B)
Transfer to the airport and depart. Service ends.

 
     
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