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Lhasa and Xining Tour

Xining is located on the fringe of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Xining is the most obvious starting point for travelers exploring western China, with hopes of heading into Tibet. The city itself is interesting in that it is fairly heavily populated by a variety of different ethnic groups, although there are not great deals of cultural sights that are worth seeing. In this category, of interest is really only the imposing Great Mosque, one of the most important Buddhist venues in Qinghai. It is the many markets and people that make the town lively, and the Water Well Alley Market Stalls are the place to come to really experience this.
Out of town are the majority of sights. Closest to the center is the North Mountain Temple that is situated just over the Huangshui River. This is one of Qinghai’s only Taoist temples and the Ningshou Pagoda that crowns the mountain’s summit commands excellent views of the entire city. The highlight of the whole area is the active Kumbum Monastery that is a short 26km south of Xining. The monastery was built in commemoration of Tsong Khappa, the founder of the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism, who was born in this area.
To the east of Xining lies the ancient Qutan Temple, which has fallen from glory since its peak in the Ming Dynasty. The temple, although not as interesting as the Kumbum, has some elegant Buddhist murals and a little visited feel. The furthest of the sights, the Mengda Nature Reserve, is an area that is, for the moment, of great beauty. Surrounded by luscious greenery there are good possibilities for hiking, boating and horse riding. If you choose overland tour from Xining to Lhasa you can use Xining - Korkolor lake - Gonghe - Xinhai - Marchen - Mardo - Yushu - Nangqian - Riwuqi - Dingchen - Nakchu - Dangxiong - Namtso Lake – Lhasa which is gives excellent and memorable experience for life time.

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Day 01: Flight to Lhasa and transfer you to your hotel in Lhasa
Day 02: Lhasa sightseeing
Day 03: Lhasa sightseeing
Day 04: Lhasa flight to Xining, Fly to Xining from other city, met and transferred to hotel.
Day 05: Xining sightseeing
Day 06: Xining to Korkolor lake
Day 07: Korkolor lake to Gonghe county
Day 08: Gonghe to Mardo
Day 09: Mardo to Yushu (Jyekundo)
Day 10: Yushu sightseeing
Day 11: Yushu to Langqian county
Day 12: Langqian to Riwuqi
Day 13: Riwuqi to Bachen
Day 14: Bachen to Nakchu
Day 15: Nakchu to Namtso lake
Day 16: Namtso lake to Lhasa
Day 17: Lhasa to your destination by air Take morning flight to your next stop.

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