Day 1: Xining-Qinghai Lake (L)
Your guide and driver will meet you in your hotel's lobby in Xining at 8:30am. Heading directly to Qinghai Lake attraction, which takes about 2.5 hours.
Qinghai Lake, in Mongolian language means blue lake. At an altitude of over 3,000 meters. It is the largest inland lake as well as the largest saline lake in China. The source of Qinghai Lake relies on the direct runoff and rainfalls, as well, another over 40 rivers empty into the lake with the Buha River being the largest. As a paradise for birdwatchers and cyclists, the blue water is fascinating. Around the lake, ethnic groups villages are there to remind the culture mix of Qinghai region.
You can choose to take the boat on the lake or riding the horse inside the attraction at your own cost.
Later, you will stop at a local restaurant for lunch.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Xining. On the way back, if you want to stop at any place for photos, just let your guide know.
Day 2: Ta'er Monastery -Museum of China Tibetan Medicine Culture-Xining Dongguan Mosque(L)
You driver and tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby at 8am and take you to the Ta'er Monastery. It is one of the largest monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism. Based on the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, founder of the famous Yellow Hat sect, the monastery contains incomparable treasures, delicate Tibetan butter sculptures. This sacred place is a real residence where not only the monks live, but also believers come to pilgrimage. Stroll around the halls and courtyards with your tour guide, get to know its history, people and soul.
Then you will stop at local restaurant for lunch.
After lunch you will continue to the Museum of China Tibetan Medicine Culture, there are 7 exhibiting halls which shows the cultural heritage of Tibetan medicine and Tibetan thangkas crafts.
Then, heading to Xining Dongguan Mosque which is one of the largest mosques in northwest China with a history more than 600 years. The prayer hall can hold up to 3,000 people.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Xining.
Please note: This tour doesn't include the accommodation, please book at your own expense.