HOLY MOUNTAIN & LAKES
Description

Rooted in ancient Bon religion in Tibet, local people believe there is a god or goddess existing at a certain mountain or lake, thus, the Holy Mountains and Lakes with mysterious legends and magnificent views. This tour will guide you through a selection of the most spectacular mountains and lakes in northern Tibet, including Mt. Amnyey Machen, the highest in Amdo area, with its protector God often being worshiped in the year of horse; while in the year of sheep, Tibetans would take the 400km kora around the Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor), to pay tribute to the goddess.  


 

Highlights
  • Mt. Amnye Machen, the highest in Amdo area, and another holy mountain Nyenpo Yurtse, featuring wild nature and hundreds of lakes

  • Qinghai Lake, the largest inland salt lake in China

  • The sister lakes, Kyaring and Ngoring, the headwaters of the Yellow River.

     

Itinerary

 

 DAY 1 

Labrang

Arrive in Lanzhou/Xiahe airport. Visit Labrang monastery, perhaps do a bit hiking on the mountains around the monastery.

 DAY 2 

Jigdril

Drive through the Sangke Grasslands, Machu nomadic area with the largest grasslands in Gannan. Overnight in Jigdril.

 DAY 3 

Machen

Explore the holy Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse (5933m) and hundreds of lakes within it. Afterwards drive via the Golok nomadic area and grasslands to Machen.

 DAY 4 

Mato

Admire the Holy Mt. Amnye Machen (6282m) and two sister Lakes Kyaring and Ngoring.

 DAY 5 

Qinghai Lake

Wander at the magnificent landscape of Qinghai Lake.

 DAY 6 

Xining

After watching the Sunrise and relaxing around the lake, enjoy a panoramic view of the whole lake.

 DAY 7 

Return Xining.

 

Tour Includes:
 
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners,
  • Accommodation
  • English-speaking, native Tibetan tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Mineral water during the tour
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation for getting around
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No.185 Yagetang | Labrang | Xiahe County | Gansu Province | China | 747100