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Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) Trip provided by Elevated Trips

Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) Trip

Qinghai Lake (Lake Kokonor) Trip
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About
If you are looking to get out of the city and sleep in the peace and quiet of the Tibetan countryside – this is the tour for you.  Venture to Qinghai’s largest monastery, Rebkong Longwu monastery, and then sleep for 2 nights in an authentic Tibetan homestay as we enjoy the slower pace of life in the high mountains outside of Rebkong town.  This tour includes a terrific half day hike and a dip in the local hot springs.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • DAY 1: REBKONG 8:30am - Pick up in your hotel in Xining 9:00am - In the morning, drive 3 hours (122km) to Rebkong, a lively Tibetan town known for its monastery 12:30pm - Eat lunch in town including some freshly made yak yoghurt 1:00pm - Explore the back alleys of Longwu Monastery, Qinghai’s largest monastery, to find out what life as a monk is really like. Explore the origins of Tibetan Thangka art as many of the Thangka across Tibet are produced in this monastery. 4:00pm - Drive 14km south of Rebkong to an authentic  homestay set against a incredible backdrop of red rock canyons.  This will be our cozy home for the next 2 nights. 5:00 pm - Settle into Tibetan homestay DAY 2: VILLAGE LIFE IN THE TIBETAN COUNTRYSIDE 8:30am - Eat breakfast at Tibetan homestay 9:00am -  Spend the morning learning about Tibetan village life and walking by Buddhist meditation caves 1:00pm- Authentic Tibetan lunch with our homestay hosts 1:30pm - Spend the afternoon soaking in a natural hot springs pool in the Tibetan countryside 6:00pm - Dinner in our homestay 7:30pm- Rest and enjoy the peace and quiet DAY 3: DAY HIKE AND RETURN TO XINING 8:00am - Eat breakfast at homestay 8:30am - Drive  to see Gartse Monastery, a small village monastery near the homestay 10:00am- 2.5 hour hike to Lagha Mountain.  Here we will summit a peak filled with prayer flags to get a great view of the village below. 1:00pm- Last lunch in Rebkong 2:00pm- Drive 3  hours back to Xining 5:00pm - Finish the tour in Xining, drop off at your hotel or apartment.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2-5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • DAY 1: REBKONG 8:30am - Pick up in your hotel in Xining 9:00am - In the morning, drive 3 hours (122km) to Rebkong, a lively Tibetan town known for its monastery 12:30pm - Eat lunch in town including some freshly made yak yoghurt 1:00pm - Explore the back alleys of Longwu Monastery, Qinghai’s largest monastery, to find out what life as a monk is really like. Explore the origins of Tibetan Thangka art as many of the Thangka across Tibet are produced in this monastery. 4:00pm - Drive 14km south of Rebkong to an authentic  homestay set against a incredible backdrop of red rock canyons.  This will be our cozy home for the next 2 nights. 5:00 pm - Settle into Tibetan homestay DAY 2: VILLAGE LIFE IN THE TIBETAN COUNTRYSIDE 8:30am - Eat breakfast at Tibetan homestay 9:00am -  Spend the morning learning about Tibetan village life and walking by Buddhist meditation caves 1:00pm- Authentic Tibetan lunch with our homestay hosts 1:30pm - Spend the afternoon soaking in a natural hot springs pool in the Tibetan countryside 6:00pm - Dinner in our homestay 7:30pm- Rest and enjoy the peace and quiet DAY 3: DAY HIKE AND RETURN TO XINING 8:00am - Eat breakfast at homestay 8:30am - Drive  to see Gartse Monastery, a small village monastery near the homestay 10:00am- 2.5 hour hike to Lagha Mountain.  Here we will summit a peak filled with prayer flags to get a great view of the village below. 1:00pm- Last lunch in Rebkong 2:00pm- Drive 3  hours back to Xining 5:00pm - Finish the tour in Xining, drop off at your hotel or apartment.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57358P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tibetan homestay
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • All meals from lunch on Day one to lunch on Day 3
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities for driver and guide(recommended)
  • Visa and passport costs
  • Flights or trains to and from Xining
  • Each traveler is required to buy their travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads.
Duration
2–5 days
Departure details
  • Location Name: Xining, China (please let us know which hotel you are staying at in Xining and we can pick you up there) Return Location: Xining, China
  • Xining, Xining, Qinghai
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • 2 nights accommodation in Tibetan homestay
  • Afternoon tea
  • Bottled water
  • All meals from lunch on Day one to lunch on Day 3
  • All activities
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities for driver and guide(recommended)
  • Visa and passport costs
  • Flights or trains to and from Xining
  • Each traveler is required to buy their travel insurance. We recommend World Nomads.
Departure details
  • Location Name: Xining, China (please let us know which hotel you are staying at in Xining and we can pick you up there) Return Location: Xining, China
  • Xining, Xining, Qinghai
Duration
2–5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Larissa H
Munich, Germany7 contributions
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 notice, the whole trip was organized perfectly and was even adopted to our wishes. Choegon was a wonderful guide, taught us a lot about the Tibetan culture and was always supportive. We had the chance to meet wonderful people, cycle through an amazing countryside and eat delicious local food and will take home a lot of precious memories.
Written October 27, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jim Bunting
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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. We were shown many beautiful places and accommodated in every way by our guide and new friend Choegon. We met warm and welcoming locals, especially the family we stayed with around the lake who had a healthy sense of humour. We chopped and changed the trip a bit as we went along and found nothing was too hard, everything was flexible. The region has diverse cultures and food traditions and we had a wide and delicious experience of them. Perhaps best of all was the breadth and depth of knowledge that Choegon was able to share with us as we went along. He is a real talent, and the perfect host. See you next time! 😁😁
Written October 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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