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15 Days Qinghai Panoramic Tour

Destinations:Lanzhou,Zhangye,Qilian,Chaka,Dachaidan,Golmud,Yedo,Yushu,Minhe,Zhongchuan

from: US$100
Tour Code: CITA-QH-12
Summary:

Day 1

Lanzhou

Today you will arrange your international flight to get to Lanzhou, we will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and check in.
Accommodation: In Lanzhou
 

Day 2

LanzhouQinghai Huzhu
Yellow River Mother Sculpture

Today, we will experience the Yellow River sightseeing line. Including the Water Wheel Park, Zhongshan Bridge, Yellow River Mother Sculpture, Sheepskin Rafting, taste the Lanzhou Beef Noodles, and the Gansu Provincial Museum. After the journey, head to Qinghai Huzhu Beishan Forest Farm.
Gansu Provincial Museum: Located in Lanzhou City, the Gansu Provincial Museum is the biggest comprehensive museum in the province. It is one of the best sights in the city and a visit is well worthwhile. Built in 1956, the museum covers a total area of 18,000 square meters (about 4 acres). Designed by the soviet experts, this museum provides visitors with a unique and memorable experience.
Yellow River Mother Sculpture: The Yellow River is revered by the Chinese as the mother of their civilization. It runs right through Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province. The Yellow River Mother Sculpture is located on the south bank of Yellow River in the city of Lanzhou. The sculpture is 6 meters long and 2.6 meters in height and weighs more than 40 tons. The sculpture comprises a mother and a baby, the mother with long hair, slim figure, lying on the undulating water looking happy and kind. Resting on her breast is a small child smiling naively. The Yellow River Mother Sculpture reflects the long history and culture of Gansu Province.
The Waterwheel Garden: The Waterwheel Garden was built in 1994, and is located on Binhe Middle Road in Lanzhou, Gansu Province. The garden covers an area of 1.45 hectares (3.58 acres) and is comprised of two waterwheels, a cofferdam, the recreation area and a water mill house.
Accommodation: In Huzhu
 

Day 3

Qinghai HuzhuZhangye
Zhangye Danxia Geological Park

After breakfast, go visit Qinghai Huzhu Beishan Forest Farm by car, and the Menyuan Fairy Forest Farm. After that, visit the Menyuan canola flower, Ebo Ancient City, then drive to Zhangye, visit the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park.
Huzhu North Mountain National Forest Park draws a large number of tourists every year by its rolling mountains, intersecting ravines, mild and humid climate, refreshing cool air and bewitching views. The park is rich in the animals and plants. The denominated plants can be seen as many as over 900 species.
Menyuan county is the largest rape production base in the northern part of China and a national AAAA tourist zone. The rape field occupy 340,000 hectares, 70 kilometers long and 30 kilometers wide.
Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park: The park is 40 kilometers from Zhangye County and 20 kilometers from Linze County. It is most developed and the most frequented one among the three similar parks in the region. Large areas of northwestern China are sparsely populated and contain stunning scenic locations unheard of by outsiders.
Accommodation: In Zhangye
 

Day 4

ZhangyeQilian
Pingshanhu Grand Canyon

After breakfast, our guide will take you to visit the Pingshan Lake Grand Canyon and go to the Qilian Mountain Heihe Scenic Area. Then drive to Qilian
Zhangye Pingshanhu Grand Canyon is about 25 kilometers away from Zhangye City, and Zhangye Pingshanhu Grand Canyon is 1500 to 2550 meters above sea level. Its geological structure belongs to the red layer landform. The so-called "red layer" refers to the red rock series formed during the Jurassic to the Cenozoic Tertiary, commonly known as the "red gritstone". 
Accommodation: In Qilian
 

Day 5

QilianNiaodao
Zall Mountain Scenic Area

After breakfast, drive to visit the Qilian Zall Mountain Scenic Area, and then in the afternoon, go to the Binggou Daban. Then drive to Niaodao for rest.
Zall Mountain belongs to Danxia landform and consists of red sandstone and conglomerate. The Tibetan language is known as Zongmuma Glaze, meaning a beautiful rosy queen. The construction site of the  Zall Mountain Scenic Area is located in Babao Town, Qilian County, Qinghai Province. It is close to the Babao River and the Amis Dongsuo (Niuxin Mountain) in the Tibetan area. Standing on the top of the Zall Mountain, the view is extremely open. There is no cover around the mountain. 
Accommodation: In Niaodao
 

Day 6

NiaodaoChaka
Chaka Salt Lake

Today, Visit the Niaodao Scenic Area, in the afternoon, visit the Chaka Salt Lake, enjoy the scene of the mirror of the sky. Chaka Salt Lake means “the sea of salt” in Mongolian. It lies in the center of Chaka Basin, the south of Chaka town. which is 15.8 kilometers long from the east to the west and 9.2 kilometers wide from the north to the south with a total area of 105 square kilometers. Chaka Salt Lake is a scenic spot of combining the scenery tourism with industry tourism, and the only national AAA scenic zone related to Salt Lake at present.
Accommodation: In Chaka
 

Day 7

ChakaDachaidan
Qaidam Basin

After breakfast, drive to visit the Qaidam Basin, and the Kluk Lake. After the journey, head to the Dachaidan town for rest.
The Qaidam Basin is one of China's three largest inland basins, and it is a closed giant mountain intermittent depression basin. Located in the northwest of Qinghai Province and northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it is mainly in the Haixi Mongol-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. The northwest reaches the Altun Mountains; the southwest to the Kunlun Mountains; the northeast has the Qilian Mountains, covering an area of 257768 square kilometers. The inland area is rich in iron ore, copper ore, tin ore, salt mines and other minerals, so it is called "cornucopia."
"Kluk" is a Mongolian language, which means "a land full of grass and a land full of plants." Located in the eastern part of the Qaidam Basin, she is a salty freshwater lake with clear water, calm lakes and beautiful scenery.
Accommodation: In Dachaidan
 

Day 8

DachaidanGolmud
Dachaidan Yadan Landform

Today we will go visit the Nanbaxian Yadan Landform. And we will drive to visit the Dachaidan Yadan Landform Surrounded by Water. You Can compare the two scenes today. After the tour, head to Golmud for rest.
Nanbaxian is located on the northern edge of the Qaidam Basin in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It is a geomorphic combination of long-segmented mounds that are intermittently extended and recessed trenches.
Accommodation: In Golmud
 

Day 9

GolmudYedo
Hoh Xil World Heritage

After breakfast, we will head to the Kunlun Mountain Geopark, including the Kunlun Shenquan, inorganic Longfeng Palace Road View, Yuzhu Peak Observation Deck, and the Kunlun Mountain Pass. The go to the Hoh Xil World Heritage and the Three Rivers Fountainheads Nature Reserve.
The opening ceremony of Three Rivers Fountainheads Nature Reserve was held by the Ministry of Agriculture for the Three-river Source Nature Reserve in Qinghai province’s Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture on August 19, 2000. It is china's largest nature reserve and protects the sources of the Yangtze River, Yellow River and Lancang Rvier.
Accommodation: In Yedo
 

Day 10

YedoYushu
Princess Wencheng Temple

Today, first visit the Longbaotan Black-necked Crane Reserve. The head to Yushu City to visit the Temple of Princess Wencheng, Tianzhutai, Contemporary Observation Deck, Yushu Earthquake Site, Earthquake Museum, and the Kangba Mall.
Longbao Beach is located in Jielong Township, about 80 km northwest of Jiegu Town, the capital of Yushu Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The two sides are towering and parallel, with a ten-kilometer-long, three-kilometer-long gully zone with exposed lake remnants and gravel. The base is actually a marshland of the alpine meadow type. More than 4,000 feet above sea level, the climate is cold. It is the origin of rare animals and rare animals on the Tibetan Plateau and is prized by the world's bird experts as the hometown of black-necked cranes.
Princess Wencheng Temple, is located in Benagou Valley about 25 km to the southeast of Jiegu Zhen Town, Yushu County of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in the southeast of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the "Source of Three Rivers" in China, and about 838 km away fromXining, the provincial capital city. It was founded in the period of Tang Dynasty with a long history of over 1, 300 years, and is listed as a national cultural relic.
Accommodation: In Yushu
 

Day 11

YushuMadoi
Ghana Mani Reactor

After breakfast, we will visit the Ghana Mani Reactor, and the source of the Yellow River. After the view, drive to Madoi County.
Ghana Manidui is located in Yushu County, 4500 meters above sea level. It is the largest stone pile in the world. The Mani Tibetan language is called "multiple collapse," meaning "100,000 warp stone." The Jingshi Stone in the Xinzhai Mani Replica is said to have reached as many as 2 billion. These stones are of various sizes and shapes. They are as big as a tabletop and small as eggs. The Buddha statues or scriptures are all engraved on the top. The most common is the Tibetan six-character maxim.
Accommodation: In Madoi
 

Day 12

MadoiLongyangxia
Longyangxia

After breakfast, drive to Longyangxia. Full day tour to Longyangxia Scenic Area. In there, you will be able to see the Soil Geopark, and the Sunset View of Longyangxia Reservoir.
The Longyangxia Eco-tourism Resort is located in Longyangxia Town, Gonghe County, Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province. The planned area is 870 square kilometers. It is distributed on the banks of the Yellow River main channel between the Yangqu Power Station and the Laxiwa Hydropower Station on the upper reaches of the Yellow River. The scenic spot is located in Longyangxia Town, 48 kilometers away from Chabucha of Hainan Province and 147 kilometers away from the provincial capital Xining. It is located at the center of Qinghai's boutique tourist circle. It is a plateau recreation resort scenic spot integrating gorge sightseeing, cultural experience, water entertainment, desert adventure, extreme challenge, waterfront vacation, hot spring health and so on.
Accommodation: In Longyangxia
 

Day 13

LongyangxiaMinhe
Qutan Temple

Today, we will first visit the Longyangxia Grand Canyon Scenic Area, and the Qutan Temple, then drive to Minhe County for rest.
Longyangxia is located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River in Gonghe County, Qinghai Province. It is the first gorge of Yellow River Canyon after the Yellow River flows through the Qinghai steppe. The estuary is only 30 meters wide, and the hard granite walls stand nearly 200 meters high. Build the treasure of the dam. It is 1,684 kilometers from the birthplace of the Yellow River and 3,376 kilometers from the entrance to the Yellow River. It is the first large-scale cascade power station in the upper reaches of the Yellow River and is known as the Yellow River “tap” power station.
Qutan Temple is located at Maquangoukou, 21 kilometers south of Ledu County, Haidong City, Qinghai Province. It faces the Weihe River, is backed by Luohan Mountain, is at the top of Songhuading in the north, and is controlled by Beishan Mountain in the south. The Tibetan language is called "Zhuocang Lakangdandai", also known as "Zhacang Duojie", meaning "Zhucang holds the Golden Buddha Temple". It was built in the 25th year of the Ming Hong (1392). A Tibetan Buddhism Gelug Monastery. The temple is famous for its precious cultural relics and huge color murals. Lu Temple is a typical official building complex of the early Ming Dynasty. Historically, Dai Temple had been affiliated with 13 temples.
Accommodation: In Minhe
 

Day 14

MinheZhongchuan
Dadunxia Gorge

Drive to Zhongchuan town, visit the Gansu Dadunxia Scenic Area on the way.
Dadunxia Gorge is located 6 kilometers west of Dahejia Town, Jishishan County, Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu Province, and has three advantages in location, natural resources and human resources. The advantage of location is the intersection of the five counties of Gansu and Qinghai Provinces. It is born in accordance with the Yellow River and is adjacent to the Three Gorges of the Yellow River in the east. It is one of the three security villages in the south with the strong guardian ethnic customs of Da Duncun in the south and Mengda Tianchi in the AAAA scenic spot in the west; It is composed of three parts: Bukougou, Wanjiashan, and Shuyugou. The valley is surrounded by mountains and bushes, with exotic flowers and valleys, valleys at the bottom of the stream, mountain waterfalls, and even more exotic ancient metamorphic rocks landscape
Accommodation: In Zhongchuan
 

Day 15

Zhongchuan

Today we will send you to the airport based on your situation and end up our fifteen-day trip.


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