Hiking or trekking itineraries in Qinghai

Morgen Mo
421 Words/2 Minutes, By Morgen Mo, Updated April 16, 2023

5-day hiking itinerary in Qinghai

Day 1: Arrive in Xining and acclimate to the high altitude.

Day 2: Hike from Xining to Lake Kokonor and camp overnight near the lake.

Day 3: Hike from Lake Kokonor to the Chaka Salt Lake and visit the nearby Chaka Salt Lake Wetlands.

Day 4: Hike to the Rainbow Mountains, known for their unique colorful rock formations.

Day 5: Hike back to Xining and depart.

7-day trekking itinerary in Qinghai

Day 1: Arrival in Xining and acclimatization.

Day 2: Drive to Huangyuan and start trekking to Daotang River.

Day 3: Trek to the base of Dongguan Great Wall.

Day 4: Trek to the summit of Dongguan Great Wall and back to Daotang River.

Day 5: Trek to Qilian Snow Mountain and visit the Qilian hot spring.

Day 6: Explore the Qilian grasslands and visit local Tibetan villages.

Day 7: Drive back to Xining and departure.

Note: This itinerary can be adjusted based on your physical ability, preferences and the local weather conditions.

9-day trekking itinerary for Qinghai

Day 1: Arrival in Xining, Arrival at Xining Caojiabao Airport, Transfer to hotel in Xining, Relax and acclimate to the altitude

Day 2: Xining to Menyuan, Drive from Xining to Menyuan (approx. 3 hours), Visit local temples and monasteries in Menyuan, Overnight stay in Menyuan

Day 3-4: Menyuan to Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, Trek from Menyuan to Baima Snow Mountain Nature Reserve, Explore the reserve and admire the stunning mountain scenery, Overnight stay in the reserve

Day 5-6: Baima Snow Mountain to Huzhu Tu Autonomous County, Continue trekking from Baima Snow Mountain to Huzhu Tu Autonomous County, Explore the Tibetan villages and learn about their way of life, Overnight stay in Huzhu Tu Autonomous County

Day 7-8: Huzhu Tu Autonomous County to Daotang River, Trek from Huzhu Tu Autonomous County to Daotang River, Enjoy a picnic by the river and relax in the peaceful surroundings, Overnight stay near the Daotang River

Day 9: Daotang River to Xining, Return to Xining by car (approx. 3 hours), Departure from Xining Caojiabao Airport

Note: This itinerary is just a sample and can be customized based on your interests, time, and physical ability. It's recommended to hire a local guide and plan the trek with a reputable tour company for a safe and enjoyable experience.

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