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10-Day Trip: The Headwaters of the Yellow River provided by Elevated Trips

10-Day Trip: The Headwaters of the Yellow River

10-Day Trip: The Headwaters of the Yellow River
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Adventure awaits as we explore the glacier of one of Tibet’s holiest mountains, Amnye Machen, and the headwaters of the Yellow River, China’s second longest river. The Golok Tibetan people live in some of the wildest and most magnificent lands in all the Tibetan Plateau. In this in-depth overland tour we start and finish in Xining, the gateway to the Tibetan Plateau. On this tour you will stand at the bottom of the glaciers of Amnye Machen, experience the richness of authentic Tibetan culture, and view China’s largest salt lake at 3,200 meters.  We will also see the bright turquoise waters of Kyaring Lake and Nyoring Lakes, thought to be the source of the Yellow River, the cradle of Chinese civilization and the seventh longest river in the world.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57358P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • 9 nights accommodation • All activities • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Round-trip shared transfer • National Park fees • Bottled water • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Youning Temple • Entry/Admission - Sand Island of Qinghai Lake • Entry/Admission - Xinghai County • Entry/Admission - Madoi County • Entry/Admission - Madoi County • Entry/Admission - Amnye Machen • Entry/Admission - Zekuheri Stone Scripture Wall, Huangnan • Entry/Admission - Xining Nanshan Mountain
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Duration
10 days
Departure details
Xining, Xining, Qinghai
Inclusions
Dinner • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Dinner • Breakfast • Dinner • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Lunch • Lunch • Dinner • Lunch • Lunch • Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • 9 nights accommodation • All activities • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Transport by private vehicle • Round-trip shared transfer • National Park fees • Bottled water • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • Entry/Admission - Youning Temple • Entry/Admission - Sand Island of Qinghai Lake • Entry/Admission - Xinghai County • Entry/Admission - Madoi County • Entry/Admission - Madoi County • Entry/Admission - Amnye Machen • Entry/Admission - Zekuheri Stone Scripture Wall, Huangnan • Entry/Admission - Xining Nanshan Mountain
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Gratuities
Departure details
Xining, Xining, Qinghai
Duration
10 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
9 stops
Day 1
Arrive Xining
Day 2
Day hike to Youning Monastery
Day 3
Xining - Qinghai Lake
Day 4
Qinghai Lake - Serdzong Monastery
Day 5
Xinghai - Maduo
Day 6
Headwaters of the Yellow River
Day 7
Mighty Amnye Machen
Day 8
Machen - Zeku
Day 9
Zeku - Xining
Day 10
Depart Xining
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Russell L
Grants Pass, OR28 contributions
Tibetan Plateau Adventure
Jun 2019 • Couples
Elevatedtrips.com offers several venues for touring in China for groups as small as two to four individuals. Larger groups are also welcome. My wife and I and two friends chose a tour that involved the Chinese/Tibetan Plateau.
Great hiking and spectacular views were a daily occurrence. Remarkable Monasteries rounded out a world class experience.
We spent two days with Tibetan Nomads and one night in one of their tents at 13,500 feet. Understanding their culture was enriching, and the night sky at that altitude was a scene I will never forget.
Brilliant.
And this was only one of several unique memories I now carry with me. If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime with excellent value for the price, this is it.
R. Leavitt
Written June 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thecubbages
Awesome! Thanks for the great review! It was a real joy an honor to have out here, Russ and Lucky! You are definitely some of the coolest guests we have ever had here and I hope to see you in Oregon in the next year!
Written June 6, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Elevated Trips
Oscar M
Oscar M
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Truly an elevated trip
Went on our second trip led by Ben Cubbage from Elevated Trips for a good reason, Ben and his crew know their way a
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I6739QXmartinh
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"Silk Road" from Snow to the desert.
A trip on the tracks of the "Silk Road" from Xining via Qinghai Lake,Zhangyue, Jiayuguan to Dunhuang. From ice and
daggi22
daggi22
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Silk Road Trip
We had an amazing trip!! The guides were super friendly and responded to all our requests. We had an amazing time!
Helen T
Helen T
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Special experience worth paying for
Ben and Sangye organised a bespoke hiking trip for us in the South-West corner of Gansu, around Langmusi in October
luofanbin
luofanbin
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Best trip I ever had in China Mainland
I've been living in China for more than 10 years, and this is by far the best trip I ever had here. Our amazing gu
T1025JLkathyf
T1025JLkathyf
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Mystical
Ben Cubbage curates mystical tours of mountains and monasteries which take your breath away. As our first holiday a
jingchengxiaobianer
jingchengxiaobianer
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Highly recommend to this trip!
I wanna say, it is a really unique trip for me! - I was impressed by Ben, Gombo, and Choegon's passion, profession,
AlexleMas
AlexleMas
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2 weeks of hike, local life and scenery in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan
Thanks to Ben and our outstanding local Guide, we had an amazing 2-week trip in Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan. We want
samtam88
samtam88
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Qinghai Lake & the Silk Road... Hiking and Cultural Experience
From the booking Ben and his team were very attentive to meeting our (2 adult travellers) requested itinerary, they
harik667
harik667
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Youning Monastery Day Hike - Perfect Day!
Two of us travelling through Gansu and Qinghai and decided to do a day hike since we wanted to stretch our legs. Co
James V
James V
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Qinghai lake
It was a great experience to visit the largest lake in China. Great time dinning with a Tibetan family. The area is
984larissah
984larissah
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Amazing cycling trip around Qinghai lake
The cycling trip around the Qinghai lake was simply amazing. Even though we decided to do the trip on very short n
M2855NVjamesb
M2855NVjamesb
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💥👌✌️👏💥
Thank you again to Choegon and Ben for a terrific trip around Qinghai Lake and up into the Red Rocks and Monastries
relaxmaxShanghai
relaxmaxShanghai
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Extraordinary adventure, people, culture & vistas
Our Qinghai & Gansu Itinerary was carefully curated by Ben & expertly executed by Sangye our specialist guide. From
Henry L
Henry L
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Great experience
My friend and I did a hybrid tour of Red Rocks and Rebkong Monastery. From the very start, Ben was very responsive
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