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Tibetan nomads on the roof of the world has a genuine and glorious culture that tells stories you have never heard. Book this tour and be a part of Tibetan nomad for 12 days. This is an adventure, traveling in the Tibetan diaspora of Qinghai and
Gansu Provinces, packed with exploration of Tibetan traditional arts (the
most famous Thanka painting in Rebgong or Tong'ren in Chinese), great
monasteries such as Rongwu Gomchen (the mother monastery of other 36 in
the region itself), Labrang Monastery (the best monastery preserving
Tibetan Buddhism scriptures to date), Taktsang Lhamu (Lang'mu'si in
Chinese), a memorable day of hiking in the nomadic region of Taktsang,
trekking and camping near the romantic and holy Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse,
visiting the most beautiful Qinghai Lake and many more.
Day 1: Arrive in Xining
Upon your arrive in Xining Airport or Train Station, you will be transferred to Lete Youth Hostel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 2: Drive to Rebgong
Drive to Rebkong; Morning visits at Upper and Lower Sanggeshong Monasteries where you will see some of the most well-known thangka paintings and Tibetan traditional arts. In the afternoon, visit Gomar Stupa and Rongwu Gonchen Monastery. It is the mother monastery of 35 other monasteries in the region. Overnight: Homestay in Rebgong.
Day 3: Drive to Labrang
In the morning, you will drive 93 miles (150 kilometers) to Sanggchu (Xia’he) to visit Labrang Monastery. You can walk in the streets of Labrang and enjoy Tibetan market. Overnight: Baoma Hotel.
Day 4: Drive to Taktsang Lhamu
Drive 4 hours to Taktsang Lhamu (Lang'mu'si). Overnight: Medium Hotel.
Day 5: Hike
A day of hiking in Langmusi both by foot and horse. (experience horseback riding). Overnight: Medium Hotel.
Day 6: Drive to Shetso Lake
Drive to Shetso Lake via Machu County and camp by the Shore of Shetso Lake. Meet the Yaks and Nomad Crew to prepare Nyenpo Yurtse trek. You could also walk along the shore and wander into nearby mountains on your own. Shetso Lake is the most beautiful lake in the geo-park. The shores are carpeted with wild flowers unleashing intoxicating perfume aroma. You camp here for the first night. Overnight: Camp.
Day 7: Nyenpo Yurtse Trek Day 1
Average altitude for today is 13,255 ft (4,040 m). Walking distance is around 6 mi (9 km). Overnight: Camp.
Day 8: Nyenpo Yurtse Trek Day 2
Average altitude is 12,467 ft (3,800 m). Walking distance is around 6 mi (10 km). Overnight: Camp.
Day 9: Nyenpo Yurtse Trek day 3
Average altitude is 13,429 ft (4,093 m). Walking distance is around 9 mi (15 km). Drive to Jigdril or Machen County once the trekking ends around lunch time. Overnight: Medium Hotel
Day 10: Drive to Qinghai Lake
Drive to south shore of the Qinghai Lake. Overnight: Nomad Tent Camp near the lake
Day 11: Drive Back to Xining
Before driving to Xining, you will hike on Shala-pass 12,467 ft (3,800 m) for 1 to 2 hours where you will have a panoramic view of the Qinghai Lake and great scenery with animals and camp sites of Tibetan nomad herders. Drop in Lete Youth Hostel at arrival in Xining. Overnight: Lete Youth Hostel
Day 12: Transfer to Airport or Train Station
You will be transferred to the Airport or Train Station in Xining where the tour concludes.