Arrive in Xining
Fly to Xining from other city, met and transferred to hotel.
Day02: Xining sightseeing
Drive 25km to Ta'er monastery (located in Huangzhong county),
it is the biggest monastery in Qinghai(of Gelupa order) which
was the birth place of Chongkhaba (founder of Gelupa). In
Xining city, visit the Dongguan Muslim temple (one of the
4 most famous Muslim temple in China).
Day03: Xining to Korkolor lake
Drive to the far west end of the lake by the northern side
of the lake via Haiyan county and Gangcha county. Korkolor
lake (Qinghai lake) is the biggest salty and holy lake in
China west. It has a water over 4400 square kilometers. Enjoy
the day there on taking boat for sightseeing.
Day04: Korkolor lake to Gonghe county
Leaving Lake for Gonghe by the road on the southern side of
the lake passing by Heimahe and Daotanghe. Visit Chapucha
mosque at Gonghe.
Day05: Gonghe to Mardo
Enjoying and taking photos along the way. The Yellow River
flows by Mardo town, the first bridge over Yellow river is
Day06: Mardo to Yushu (Jyekundo)
Passing the Bayankhara mountains, at the pass, overlooking
the vast valley below. Before arriving Yushu, visit the Xiewu
monastery and its local houses; visit Daka monastery (of Kagyulpa)
and Gyanha Mani gallet at Xinzhai village.
Day07: Yushu sightseeing
Visit Batang monastery (of Kagyulpa) at Batang village and
the wide grassland. Every year the grand Yushu Kham horse
racing festival will be held here. And visit the tem[ple for
princess Wencheng and Gyiegu monastery (of Sakyapa).
Day08: Yushu to Langqian county
There are a lot of forests in Langqian county, many Kagyulpa
monasteries scattered in the forests. In history, Yushu area
was the resurging place for Buddhism after the time of Tibetan
king -- Dhamo. At Nangqian, visit Longxhi monastery.
Day09: Langqian to Riwuqi
Riwuqi and Dingchen counties are very important to Tibetan
Buddhism, esp. for the Bon religion after its defeat in the
Mid of 9th century (when it was defeated by Buddhism and lost
its control over the royal family and Tibet). At Riwuqi, pay
a visit to Chagyiema hall and Riwuqi monastery at old town
of Riwuqi. The view in the new town (which is built by river
in a valley) is charmful.
Day10: Riwuqi to Bachen
At Shagong village, there is a famous Zizhu monastery (of
Bon religion) which is biggest Bon religion monastery in Kham
area. Dingchen in history was an important refugee for Bon
religion after its defeat in 9th century.
Day11: Bachen to Nakchu
Nakchu is the most important and biggest town in the Northern
grassland of Tibet highland. Four road meet here (taking Naqu
as the center, to south is Lhasa, to the north is to Golmud,
to the west is to Gar and to the east is to Chamdo). From
1st to 10th day of every August, there is a grandest horse
racing festival at Nakchu. Visit Xiaoden monastery at Nakchu
(of Bon religion).
Day12: Nakchu to Namtso lake
Namtso is the biggest lake in Tibet, and the second holiest
lake in the pilgrims' hearts, its elevation is 4718m, beside
it is grand Nyianchen Tanghula mountain, its peak (of 7162m)
can be clearly viewed from the lakeside. Around the lake is
huge and vast prairie. It is a worth place to visit.
Day13: Namtso lake to Lhasa
Passing Yangbajing geothermos fields and the Duilong river
to Lhasa. On the way (60km before Lhasa), go and visit the
Tsupu monastery (of Kagyulpa). Tsupu monastery is the home
monastery of Kagyulpa order.
Day14: Lhasa sightseeing
In the morning, visit the grand -- looking Potala Palace,
which was built in the 7th century for the King. In the afternoon,
visit Jokhang temple and stroll in the famous local bazaar
- Parkhor street.
Day15: Lhasa sightseeing
Visit Tsepung monastery which is the biggest monastery in
Tibet. Then visit Sera monastery and Norbulingka which can
give you deep impression of Tibet arts and civilization.
Day16: Lhasa to your destination by
air OR DRIVE KATHMANDU IS ANOTHER OPTION
Take morning flight to your next stop. OR Drive Lhasa to Kathmandu
by overland it takes 3-5 dyas to get border.