Xining Tibet Tour

Xining Tibet Tour

Travel map from Xining to Lhasa Xining, the capital city of Qinghai Province, is the traffic fortress to the northwest of China. In the past, Xining was a must-pass of the Silk Road and the ancient path of Tang and Tibet. Xining shares a common Buddhist faith with Tibet, and it's the gateway of Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and a city where the Qinghai-Tibet railway starts. The unique geographical environment endows Xining with colorful and beautiful views and folk customs. There are Taer Temple, Qinghai Lake, Chaka Salt Lake, Cambra, Qilian Mountain, and other scenic spots around Xining city. The best known is Qinghai Lake. Qinghai Lake covers a vast area, with a circumference of about 360 kilometers. The lake is surrounded by mountains, and close to the lake is a vast expanse of grassland, the scenery is very spectacular. July and August are the best visiting time when the rapeseed flowers bloom and the annual cycling race around the lake is held.

Taking a train from Xining to Lhasa is a popular choice for travelers who want to have an overland trip to Tibet. We suggest you fly to Xining and enjoy your Xining Tibet Tours by train. It will be of great benefit to you to take a look at the fantastic landscapes along the railway and overcome altitude sickness as soon as possible.

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The first station is to visit Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt lake in China. Then take the train from Xining to Lhasa, which will take you around 22 hours. You can enjoy the most beautiful landscape of Qinghai-Tibet Railway along the way. Short stay in Lhasa, you will visit Mt. Everest and Namtso Lake to enjoy the breathtaking natural scenery.
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Taking a train from Xining to Lhasa is a good idea to enjoy the ultimate beauty of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau with a more comfortable experience and fewer reactions to high altitudes. After spending 21hrs on the train, you will arrive Lhasa to start an excellent trip around this holy land of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Fly to Xining after arriving in Chengdu, then take a train to Lhasa, at last flight back to Chengdu again. This circle tour shows travelers the most important scenic spots in three cities, which means travelers can experience three different charms within 10 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Xining?

Located in the northwest of China, Xining is a hot tourist destination for travelers who plan to have a China Tibet Tour. Weather plays an important role for most travelers. The temperature in summer is not high, but the winter is too cold. The temperature varies differently from the day and night. To protect your skin from being sunburned in the daytime, you'd better take your sunglasses, hat, long sleeve clothes, suncream, and so on when traveling to this high altitude place.

The best time for tourists to head to Xining is from May to September. Not only can you enjoy the unique plateau scenery, but also you can enjoy the grand festivals during this period.

There are three main ways for tourists to get to Xining, taking a train, taking a flight or taking a bus.

Taking a train to Xining: Due to the construction of Qinghai Tibet Railway, Xining has become the major gateway for tourists who want to travel from Xining to Tibet. The railway connects many major Chinese cities with Xining together, including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Qingdao. You can take a train to Xining in these cities.

Taking a flight to Xining: if you want to take a flight to Xining, you need to arrive in the following Chinese cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Xi'an, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dunhuang, Golmud, and Urumqi.

Taking a bus to Xining: buses are available to the public in some major cities or towns such as Golmud, Dunhuang, Lanzhou, etc. You should have a better understanding of the local condition before taking this away.

The reason why Xining is so attractive is that the natural scenery in Xining is charming and unique.

There are some popular scenic spots which are worthy of being recommended to you: Qinghai Lake, Dongguan Mosque, Taer Monastery, Bird Island, Sun & Moon Mountain, Gold, and Silver Grassland, Chaka Salt Lake, etc.

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