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Overland Journey of Lanzhou, Xiahe & Xining - 5 Days

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Lanzhou - Xiahe - Xining
This 5-day overland tour takes you to explore a part of the Silk Road where you can appreciate the profound ethnic culture and enjoy the amazing scenery of Qinghai-Tibet plateau. You could visit the top attractions such as Sangke Grassland, Labuleng Monastery and Qinghai Lake.
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Day 2 Lanzhou - Xiahe (by automobile)

private transfer from Lanzhou to Xiahe
breakfast, lunch
Sangke Glassland
Covering a vast area of 70 square kilometers and being encircled by mountains, Sangke Grassland is a great place to appreciate the magnificent pastoral scenery. Lush green grass and colorful flowers form a natural carpet covering this expansive area. You will be arranged to stay overnight with a local family or to rent a tent, and you will get a chance to experience Tibetan food such as yak-butter tea, stuffed steamed buns, mutton, and Zanba (a traditional Tibetan staple food of roasted highland barley flour).

Day 3 Xiahe - Tongren - Xining (by automobile)

private transfer of Xiahe/Tongren/Xining
breakfast, lunch
Labuleng Monastery, Longwu Monastery
The Labuleng Monastery is one of the six most important Gelukpa (the yellow sect) monasteries in Tibet. This monastery boasts tens of thousands of statues of Buddha made of various materials. You will also watch the morning devotion there.
The Longwu Monastery is known as a center of exquisite Tibetan Thangka painting.

Day 4 Xining

breakfast, lunch
Sun and Moon Mountain, Qinghai Lake
Take a 2-hour car ride to the Sun and Moon Mountain. From the top of the mountain you could enjoy a splendid panorama of prairie and farmland.
Located 3200 meters above sea level, the Qinghai Lake is the largest inland and salt water lake in China. The lake has different scenery in four seasons and has become a popular destination for biking and bird watching.

Day 5 Xining

airport transfer in Xining
breakfast
Dongguan Mosque, Ta’er Monastery
With a history of over 600 years, the Dongguan Mosque is the largest one in Qinghai Province and numerous of Muslims gather for daily prayer and Islamic festivals.
Built in 1377 to commemorate Tsong Khapa (the founder of the Yellow Hat Sect), the Ta'er Monastery attracts tens of thousands of pilgrim every year.

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Day 1 Lanzhou

airport-hotel transfer in Lanzhou
Waterwheel Garden
The Waterwheel Garden is a highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. The unique waterwheels will provide you an insight into the irrigation tools of ancient China.
Tour Includes :

- Professional English-speaking tour guide

- Air-conditioned coach

- Land transfers between airport and hotel

- Entrance tickets as listed

- Lunch as listed

- Hotel accommodations

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- Any flight and train ticket

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities

- Tips for guides and drivers

- China Entry Visa

- Travel insurance

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