2 Days Qinghai Lake Tour From Xining

Qinghai Lake is reputed as “the plateau pearl” with incredible views of the lake, beaches, grasslands, and mountains. During the 2 days Qinghai tou, you will have the chance to appreciate the incredible views of Qinghai Lake and also visit the famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery – Ta’er Monastery.


  • Visit famous Tibetan Buddhist monastery – Ta’er.
  • Gazed on the breathtaking views of Qinghai Lake.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Xining – Qinghai Lake – Xining
  • Day 2: Xining – Ta’er Monastery – Xining

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Xining – Qinghai Lake – Xining

Sightseeing and Activities: Er Langjian Scenic Area
Accommodation: Xining
Meals: Lunch

Chaka Salt Lake in Haixi, Qinghai

After hotel pick-up, head to Qinghai Lake via Riyue mountain pass (The Sun and the Moon mountain), site of Princess Wencheng’s legend. Aside from seeing the only east to west flowing river in China, also transversing a countryside where sheep and yak graze freely. Stop for the great panoramic view obtained from another lakeside mountaintop, followed by lunch and sightseeing at the Er Langjian Scenic Area. Enjoy an optional boat ride on the lake at your own expense.

From late July to early August is the best time to view the vast golden canola flower fields surrounding the Qinghai Lake.

After the visit, return to Xining.

Day 2 Xining – Ta’er Monastery – Xining

Sightseeing and Activities: Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Museum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Qinghai Museum

After breakfast, drive about 25km to visit Ta’er Monastery, the birthplace of the Tibetan Buddhism master – Tsongkhapa. Appreciate the famous “three bests” – butter sculptures, the barbolas, and the murals.

After lunch, visit Qinghai Museum which is featured with three exhibition center: Qinghai Protoculture, Qinghai Ethnic Collections and Tibetan Buddhism Arts.

After all the tour, drive back to your hotel in Xining and service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes.

Service Excluded:

  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.