21 Days Qinghai Sichuan Yunnan Overland Tour
Whilst the vast Qinghai Lake is like a translucent sapphire sparkling under the sun, Kumbum Jambaling Monastery (Ta er si) is considered one of the six great monasteries of Gelugpa School in Tibetan Buddhism. With both considered as the highlights of the province, they attract people from all over the world who have a fascination with Buddhism as well as nature lovers who enjoy camping, hiking and bird watching.
Others that are worth mentioning here are, firstly, that Qinghai is also the Three-River Source Region where the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Mekong River originate. Secondly, the cultural Repkong Art shows the creative talents of local people through painting and sculpture. And finally, the Qinghai Lake International Road Cycling Race (UCI 2.HC) is held annually around July, attracting over 20 teams of about 150 participants from all over the world and plenty of media attention.
The Kham region of Tibet is located in the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Xizang, Qinghai, and Yunnan. Kham is known for its verdant grasslands, craggy mountains, and pure rivers. The most famous Tibetan horse festivals take place every summer in Kham, where Tibetans compete and show off their riding skills. Tibetans from Kham have a reputation for being as loyal as they are tough. Many carry traditional swords and walk with a swagger, but are quick to invite you into their yak-hair tents for a cup of butter tea. Kham is best for travelers interested in seeing wild Tibetan animals in their natural habitats, attending horse festivals.
Day 01: Arrive in Ziling (Xining)(2200 m),
Pick up from airport, transfer to your hotel and settled up.
Day 02: Xining – Shachung monastery – Rebkong (2500 m) .
View spot: Shachung monastery, Tibetan thangkha galleries and artists village.
Day 03: Rebkong-Gangya grassland – Labrong (2900 m).
View spot: Sangeshung Artists village and Monastery, Ganjia grassland.
Day 04: Labrong – Taktsang Lhamo (Langmusi) ( 3300 m).
View spot: Kirti Namgyal Dechenling, Sertang Monastery and Lhamo is famoussky burial process.
Day 05: Taktsang Lhamo Hike or Ride Horse.
View spot: Nomadic grasslands and nomadic lifestyle.
Day 06: Taktsang Lhamo – Machu grassland – Jigdril (3800 m).
View spot: Tarthang monastery and mountain views.
Day 07: Jigdril – Mt. Nyenbo Yurtse – Baima (Pama) (4100 m) .
View spot: Mount Nyenpo Yurtse (5933 m).
Day 08: Baima – Serda
View spot: Drive through nomadic grasslands surrounded by mountain ranges.
Day 09: Sightseeing in Serda Larung Gar (Monastic Institute) (3800 m).
View spot: Larung Gar, the world largest Tibetan Buddhist institute
Day 10: Serda – Drago – Tawu (2900 m).
View spot: Sky burial and Tawu old street.
Day 11: Tawu – Lhagong – Lithang (4120 m).
View spot: Bamei natural earth forest, Lhagong nomadic town.
Day 12: Lithang – Dapba ( Daocheng) (3700 m).
View spot: Tsola (Mt. Haizi) , Dapba, visit the Bangpu monastery.
Day 13: Dhalpa (Daocheng) – Yading (3900 m).
View spot: Mountain Resumgongpo and Yading nature reserve.
Day 14: Yading – Yading Village
View spot: Luorong ranch is very impressive and wonderful where you see the snow coped mountains.
Day 15: Dapba – Chatren – Gyalthang ( Shangri-la) ( 3280 m).
View spot: Nature villages
Day 16: Sightseeing Gyalthang ( Shangri-la).
View spot: Gaden Sumtsen Ling, Ringha Temple and Dokardzong old town.
Day 17: Gyalthang – Baishuitai – Tiger Leaping Gorge (2670 m).
View spot: White water terrace and Tiger leaping gorge.
Day 18: Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang (2400 m).
View spot: Donyagrong (Shigu) and the Yangtze river first bend and free to explore Lijiang lod town.
Day 19: Sightseeing in Lijiang.
View spot: Old Town-Black dragon pool, Dongba Museum, Baisha fresco or mural,Yuhu village to see J.S. rock museum.
Day 20: Lijiang – Dali (2090 m).
View spot: Xizhou town, Erhai Lake Park and Three Pagodas
Day 21: Departure End of the tour
Your guide and driver transfer you airport or train station to catch your flight for your next destination.