Day01 19/07/2017 Sun Arrive in Xining Arrive in Lanzhou, the capital of Qinghai province. This city is mainly inhabited with Tibetan but also a home of Uygur, Kazak and Hui minorities. Meet your guide at the airport, then transfer to the hotel. Overnight at 4*Yile Hotel
Day02 20/07/2017 Mon Xining - Lijiaxia – Guide Drive to Lijiaxia. Boating on the reservoir of Yellow River, visit the Kanbula National Forest Park with the scenery of red sand rock as well as three famous monasteries in the Namdzong valley: Achung Namdzong Monastery, the Namdzong Nunnery and Benben Monastery. Namdzong, also called as Dzong or Djung, is a natural valley and is one of four holy main places of Amdo. Here a popular place is for the Tibetan monks for meditating. Keep drive to Guide. Overnight at 3*Jinheyuan Hotel
Day03 21/07/2017 Tue Guide - Tongde – Machen Drive to Machen, the capital of Golok Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. On the way visit the Ragya Monastery (Lajia Si) of Gelugpa sect by the Yellow River (Huang He). Overnight at Weisite Hotel
Day04 22/07/2017 Wed Machen – Huashixia – Madoi Transfer to Huashixia, a village with beautiful white rock cliff on which grows dense green vegetations. On the way get a nice view to the majestic holy mountain Amnye Machen if the weather is good. Keep drive to Madoi, a small city in the upper reaches of the Yellow river. The Yellow river is the second longest river in China with a length of 5,464 km. It is just in Madoi county that the Yellow river takes its original course. Overnight at Tianhe Hotel
Day05 23/07/2017 Thur Madoi – Yushu Across the first Bridge of Ma Chu (the Yellow River) drive to Yushu. On the way visit the Zhujie Si Temple, belong to the Kagyu Sect tradition, completed in AD.1668, the biggest Lamasery in the Yushu (Jyekundo) area, today still shows great influence over the Amdo Tibetan. Overnight at 4*Yushu Hotel
Day06 24/07/2017 Fri Yushu (Jyekundo) Here are totally 43 monasteries in Yushu region, of which 12 belong to Sakya-sect, 8 to Gelukpa-sect, 2 to Nyingmapa-sect, 21 to Gagyuepa-sect. visit three monasteries in a whole day: Jiegu monastery of Sakya-sect,. Dongkar monastery of Gagyuepa-sect. Besides, it is worthwhile to visit monastery of Wencheng princess. In the legend the princess of Tang Dynasty once stayed in this monastery for a month. Overnight at 4*Yushu Hotel
Day07 25/07/2017 Sat Yushu (Jyekundo) A full day in Yushu for the Horse Racing Festival.Overnight at 4*Yushu Hotel
Day08 26/07/2017 Sun Yushu – Madoi Drive back to Madoi. On the way, see the most enormous Mani-stone in the earth – Jiana Mani-stones and the Xiewu Monastery. Overnight at Tianhe Hotel
Day09 27/07/2017 Mon Madoi – Koko Nor Lake Drive to Koko Nor Lake (Qinghai Hu). Walking by the Koko Nor Lake, the biggest salty lake in China. "Koko Nor" in Mongolian language means "blue sea” because of the lunar shape and the color of the lake. Overnight at 2*Qinghaihu Hotel
Day10 28/07/2017 Tue Koko Nor Lake – Kumbum – Xining After the breakfast cross over Sun-and-moon mountain (Ri Yue Shan). In 641 Wencheng princess of Tang Dynasty passed by this mountain where today a sun-pavilion and a moon-pavilion are built on the summit for people to have a break. The suns and moon mountain has always been an distinguish line between meadow and agriculture area. The Second stop is Kumbum monastery (Ta'er Si) of Gelukpa-sect, which was built in 1560 in Huangzhong county and also one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. Both Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Lamaistic "yellow hat sect" and the 14th Dalai lama were born here. As Kumbum-monastery has always been playing an important role to connect the Mongolian with the Lamaism, today many Mongolian come to this place for worship. Late in the afternoon arrive in Xining. Overnight at 4*Yile Hotel
Day11 29/07/2017 Wed Leave Xining Transfer to airport and fly back home. Service ends.
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This journey is of adventure and only succeeds with your understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes and imponderables situations. It requires the participators to possess of community and cooperative spirits, and be ready to face the simple conditions. Despite careful planning, the program might be changed sometimes at short notice, which may result in possible program modifications and loss of sightseeing. It is of course the goal of you and our agency to accomplish all points of program. Besides we point out expressly that you are responsible on your own for the possible danger in the journey.
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