Off the Beaten Track Qinghai

Tongren, Guide & Xining

From £1500 per person in low season
From £1600 per person in high season

based on 4 nights & daily experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

  • Entrance fees and tickets

per person based on two sharing. 
Please note that the cost of the itinerary will be higher during peak periods of travel, over Chinese National Holidays

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At a Glance

  • Rich in culture and gorgeous natural landscapes, this itinerary provides the best of both worlds in a quick getaway.

  • Off the beaten China with pristine and beautiful surrounds

  • Travel comfortably with well-appointed accommodation in this remote corner of China.

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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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Get away from the crowds with a trip to the pristine and mystical region of Qinghai. Tucked in the far west corner of China, this itinerary explores the highlights of Tibetan culture and natural wonders.

  1. Fly into Xining

  2. Days 1-3: Tongren

    With its close proximity to the Tibetan plateau, Qinghai province is almost like mini Tibet with less crowds. Enter Qinghai through the gateway of Xining and make your way to Tongren town. Soak in the Tibetan culture and visit various temples and monasteries including Wu Tun Monastery and the Red Hat Sect Monastery. Make a trip to Shuang Peng Xi village, the home town of Gendun Chopel, one of the most highly regarded Tibetan figures of the twentieth century.

    Accommodation: Hongfengde Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 3-4: Guìdé

    Travel to Guide and be amazed by the breath-taking scenery of rugged peaks and magnificent multi-coloured clay scenery of Danxia Canyon. Along the way, take the opportunity to visit some caves with Buddha carvings and painted symbols of the Regong Arts that originated from Qinghai.

    Accommodation: Jing Yue Ge Hotel (1 night)

  4. Days 4-5: Xining

    End your trip in a lovely stay of the 5 star Sofitel Xining Hotel and embark on a tour to discover the Qinghai Tibetan Medicine Museum and the Gautama Monastery.

    Accommodation: Sofitel Xining (1 night)

  5. Fly home from Xining


Tongren, Guide & Xining

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