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Day 1


Please arrange for the international flight to get to Xining. We will meet you at the airport, transfer you to the hotel and check you in. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Accommodation: In Xining

Day 2

XiningChakaQinghai Lake
Chaka Salt Lake

In the morning, we will pick you up from the hotel lobby and take you to Chaka, visit the Chaka Salt Lake, Plentiful salt lake resources are the first big resources in Qinghai, which also top the first in China. Among these salt lakes, the largest and the most famous salt lakes are Chaka Salt Lake and Chaerhan Salt Lake, which are distributed in Chaidamu Basin. Chaka salt lake means “the sea of salt” in Mongolian. It lies in the center of Chaka Basin, the south of Caka town. There tourists can watch the mining of salt and admire various salt crystals in the shape of pearls, corals, snowflakes and mushrooms. As long as people excavate the surface of the salt more than 10 centimeters thick, the natural crystal can be reached from below. The brine after mining can crystallize into salt again. Therefore, it is inexhaustible.  thereafter, we will drive to Qinghai Lake for rest.
Accommodation: In Qinghai Lake

Day 3

Qinghai LakeXining
Qinghai Lake

Morning breakfast at the hotel, then we will take you to visit the Qinghai Lake, This is the largest inland salt water lake in China. It is no exaggeration to say that Qinghai Lake is a miracle that is endowed by a deity. Outside, He encircled the lake with four continuous mountains and extends broad grassland at the foot of them. Inside, like a master baker, He decorated the water with many little islands. All these natural attractions come together perfectly to form a Xanadu on earth to win many tourists' favor. Shaped like an ellipse, Qinghai Lake lies northwest of the imposing Qinghai Altiplano, 150 km (93.21 miles) away from Xining in Qinghai Province. It reaches 28.71 m. (77.79 feet) at the deepest point but averages 19 meters (62.34 feet) overall. With an altitude of 3, 195 meters (10,482.28 feet), the climate surrounding the lake is very cool. Even in the middle of the summer, the average temperature in the daytime is about 15 C (59 F), which is why it is often selected as a summer resort. then bus transfer to Menyuan, 
Accommodation: In Xining

Day 4

Black Spring Reservoir

Morning breakfast and drive to Menyuan, passing through Datong, we can look over the Datong Mountains known as "Beiwudang", cross the Qilian Mountains'tributary, Dabanshan (3961 meters above sea level), visit the Black Spring Reservoir, and arrive at Menyuan,the largest growing areas of highland rape flowers in China. So it is the important seed oil region in the northwest of China. We can enjoy the 100-mile rape flowers and feel the beauty in "Guanhuatai" (1 hour of tour time). Qinghai scenery, visit the Plateau Wetland - ‘flower sea’, look at the snow peak Gangshika
Accommodation: In Menyuan

Day 5

Niu Xin Shan Zhuo Er Shan Scenic Area

In the morning, we will head to Qi Lian County to visit Niu Xin Shan Zhuo Er Shan Scenic Area, It belongs to Danxia landform, composed of red sandstone and conglomerate. Tibetan is known as "Zong Mu Ma Yue Ma", meaning beautiful red queen. At afternoon, you can enjoy the singing and dancing of "Tianjie Qilian" and experience the "Oriental Swiss Water World" hot springs (118 yuan). Stay at Qilian County Hotel for a rest.
Accommodation: In Qilian

Day 6

QilianXining (282kms, 4-5hrs driving)

In the morning we will drive back to Xi’ning and then airport transfer based on your flight schedule.

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