Sofitel Xining

Xining, Qinghai, China

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  • Deluxe accommodation of an international standard in Xining

  • Accommodating and obliging staff

  • Well-located for visiting Qinghai Lake

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Qinghai’s continental plateau location forms a unique climate, with low temperatures, long winters and dry and windy conditions, with an average rainfall of just 300mm. The winter temperatures rarely reach above -7°C, often plummeting well into the -20s. Spring is cool but beautiful, as the plateaus burst into life once more. The summer months from June to September are the best time to visit Qinghai, with warm, dry days and alpine flowers blooming across the grasslands. Even during the summer months, evenings can still be cool so warm layers are advisable.

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The hotel is a great base for trips to the beautiful Qinghai lake and nearby Buddhist monasteries. The Sofitel Xining stands out for its welcoming Sofitel service and excellent amenities with stylish yet comfortable interiors and delicious food.

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  • Cruise & Hike Qinghai Lake

    Embark on a trip to Qinghai Lake, China's largest lake for a 30-minute cruise and 1-hour hike around Er Langjian Scenic Area. En route, you will also visit Riyue Mountains, Ri and Yue Pagodas. On your return journey, visit local Tibetan families.

  • Full day trip to Gui De

    Explore the city of Gui De, a small Tibetan city to south of Xining known for its charming historic Old Town.

  • Gautama Monastery Tour

    Make a visit to the Gautama Monastery.

  • Gems of Tongren

    Climb up Kalachakra Stupa to have a panoramic view of Guomar Monastery and Village. After lunch, visit Shuang Peng Xi Village, the birth place of Gendun Chopel who is one of the most important Tibetan figures famous for his poetry skills.

  • Guided-Hike to Wu Tun Monastery

    Enjoy a light hike to the Wu Tun Monastery.

  • Kanbula National Forest Park

    Today, you will visit the remarkable Danxia landform of Kanbula with its tall, rugged mountains. You will also enjoy a boat ride while you are in the national park.

  • Kumbum Monastery Tour

    This half day tour brings you along the pilgrims' route along the Kumbum Monastery. Visit the Dharma Protector's Hall, the Longevity Temple, Dharma Kalachakra Hall, Assembly Hall, Silver Stupa Temple and Yak Butter Sculpture Hall.

  • Qinghai Tibetan Museum Tour

    Visit the Qinghai Tibetan Medicine Museum in Xining which houses the world's longest Tangkha.

  • Visit the Nomad Herders at Qinghai Lake

    Embark on a trip to Qinghai Lake, China's largest lake to visit the nomadic yak and sheep herders.

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