Jinling Haoxuan Hotel

Chaka Salt Lake, Qinghai, China

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  • Ideal base for exploration of the Chaka Salt Lake

  • Oxygen room can be requested to battle potential altitude sickness

  • No-frill, best available option in the area

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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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Opened in 2019, the Jinling Haoxuan Hotel is presently the best available option to explore the surreal salt lake of Chaka.

A no-frill option, Jinling Haoxuan Hotel is an entry-level option for those looking to retreat for a roof of the night after a wonderful day at the surreal Chaka Salt Lake. The availability of oxygen room helps to alleviate potential altitude sickness as Chaka Salt Lake is located an altitude of 3,059 meters.

WiFi is available in public areas and luggage storage service can be provided.

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  • Mirror of the Sky

    Make a visit to Chaka Salt Lake, known as the Uyuni of China for its endearing photography effects which has 100% reflection when it's flooded. You may choose to walk or take a train ride to the middle of the salt lake.

  • Night Skies of Chaka Salt Lake

    As the night falls, Chaka Salt Lake turns into a sea of twinkling stars.

Vacation Ideas

  • Authentic Amdo Tibet in Qinghai & Gansu

    Xining, Chaka Salt Lake, Guide, Tongren & Xiahe

    from $4300 pp 8 nights

    • Meet the largest local Tibetan monk and nun communities in Labrang Monastery
    • Admire the world's longest Tangkha, a Tibetan painting used to spread the teachings of Buddha
    • Journey into the 'Mirror of the Sky' and starry night skies of Chaka Salt Lake
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