HOLY MOUNTAIN & LAKES
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.
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.
Arrive in Lanzhou/Xiahe airport. Visit Labrang monastery, perhaps do a bit hiking on the mountains around the monastery.
Drive through the Sangke Grasslands, Machu nomadic area with the largest grasslands in Gannan. Overnight in Jigdril.
Explore the holy Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse (5933m) and hundreds of lakes within it. Afterwards drive via the Golok nomadic area and grasslands to Machen.
Admire the Holy Mt. Amnye Machen (6282m) and two sister Lakes Kyaring and Ngoring.
Wander at the magnificent landscape of Qinghai Lake.
After watching the Sunrise and relaxing around the lake, enjoy a panoramic view of the whole lake.
Breakfasts, lunches, dinners,
English-speaking, native Tibetan tour guide
Mineral water during the tour
Pick-up and drop-off
Transportation for getting around