Scenery Guide

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Qinghai Lake
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Qinghai Lake

3,200m above sea level, Qinghai Lake lies 150 km northwest to Xining city; Qinghai Lake literally means Blue Sea Lake, from the vastness of its azure waters. It is the largest salt water lake in all of China. It is also regarded as holy by Tibetans and Mongolians.

The scenery around the lake resembles a breathtaking painting. The mountains and grassland wear a green blanket with herds of cattle and sheep dispersed over the grassland. The bank is connected with stretching farmlands, which is prospering with blooming rape flowers and rolling with wheat waves, sending blasts of fragrance to the lake. The water here is also very limpid, which reflects the pretty green mountains in the deep like a mirror.

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Qarhan Salt Lake
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Qarhan Salt Lake

The famous Qarhan Salt Lake is located in southern Qaidam Basin in the northeastern part of Qinghai Province, covering an area of 5,868 square km with 6 billion tons of of sodium chloride and table salt, which are enough to supply 6 billion people for 1,000 years. The briny water of the lake crystallizes into salt under the searing heat, forming a hardened salt bed around the lake.

The most amazing feature of the lake is the 32-kilometer-long salt bridge built across the lake. The bridge, 15-18 meters thick, is made of salt. "Floating" on the lake, the bridge is straight and smooth on the surface, which divides the lake into two parts. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the highest railway in the world, runs through the salt lake also based on the same kind of salt bed.

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Sanchahe Grand Bridge
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Sanchahe Grand Bridge

Sanchache Grand Bridge is the highest railway bridge that the Qinghai-Tibet railway crosses. The total length of the bridge is 601.19 meters with an altitude of 3800 meters. It has 20 piers, with the highest one stands at 54.1 meters above the valley.

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Yuzhu Summit
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36KM
Yuzhu Summit

The Yuzhufeng Summit is known as Sob Gangri Peak. The altitude of Yuzhufeng Summit is 6178 meters which is the highest peak of east Kunlun Mountains. It is located in the center of Qinghai Province, 10 kilometers to the east of Kunlun Mountain Pass which is about 160 kilometers to the south of Golmud. Its north and south base camps are less than 10 km from the paved, busy Qinghai-Tibet railway. The top of Yuzhufeng is covered by snow and glacier around the year, without exposed rocks.

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Kunlun Mountains
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Kunlun Mountains

The Kunlun Mountains are one of the longest mountain chains in Asia, also known as the "Spine of Asia", extending more than 3,000 km. The Kunlun Mountains are praised as "ancestor of mountains" in Chinese history.

It is the birthplace of Taoism in end of Ming Dynasty and the first holy mountain of China. The Kunlun Mountain Taoism culture is the ancient part of Chinese national culture. Hence, the Kunlun Mountain is famous as "the palace of emperor on earth and the collecting place of gods".

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Chumaer River
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Chumaer River

Chumaer, literally means Red River in the Tibetan language; the color of the river water is red in summer because of the special landform and climate there. This area is the core area for the migration of the Tibetan antelope.

In June, July and August, you could see herds of Tibetan antelopes; donkey and other animals migrate northward to Hohxil Nature Reserve crossing the river through the piers of the Chumaer Bridget.

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Tanggula Mountain
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Tangula Mountain Pass

Tanggula means "Mountains not to be passed by flying eagles" in Tibetan. Its highest peak is Mt. Geladandong and marks the border of the Tibet Autonomous Region and Qinghai Province.

The famous Qinghai-Tibet railway reaches its highest point in Tanggula Mountain Pass Station at 5072 meters high; this point is also the highest point than any other railways in the world. Here gusty wind churns up large flakes of snow. It is biting cold. The oxygen is 40% less than that at sea level.

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Cuona Lake
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Cuona Lake

Covering an area of over 400 square kilometers, Cuona Lake is regarded as the highest freshwater lake in the world. Like Namtso Lake in Lhasa, Cuona Lake means ’Heavenly Lake’ to the locals. Numerous believers often come all the way to worship this holy lake.

The water here is crystal clear with fish jumping freely. Together with the boundless plains and clear sky, the scenery surrounding Cuona Lake are of great beauty, attracting cranes, mandarin ducks, swans and other wild animals. Around the lake is the famous Qiangtang Nature Reserve where Tibetan yak, donkey, snow leopard and so on live. Cuona Lake is the nearest lake to Tibet Railway with the nearest shore only tens of meters distant, so passengers can enjoy the serenity of the lake with great ease.

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Sangdankangsang
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Sangdankangsang Summit

The Sangdankangsang Summit is of 6590 meters high, and it is located at the middle section of the Nyechen Tanggula Range within Naqu. Among the numerous peaks on North Tibet Plateaus, the Sangdankangsang Snow Mountain is quite well-known. As one of the 25 highest mountains in Tibet which are correspondingly called the 25 hermits living in fairyland, the lord god of this mountain is called "Yechagangbusangbu" which means patron saint with unparalleled supernatural power, and the mountains and lakes around it are regarded as his wives and attendants.

The Sangdankangsang Summit sits on the Tang-Tibet Ancient Road. it is said that as the Princess Wencheng entered Tibet, an elephant carrying a lot of valuables felt due to tiredness, and hence this mountain pass is called "Kanglvla" (means a mountain that makes an elephant exhausted), the ancient road is called "the golden bridge between the Tibetan and Chinese" which is an inevitable path that leads to the mainland, Qinghai, Mongolia and other regions in Tibet. The Qinghai-Tibet Railway passes by it, so people have the opportunity to have a view of it just in front.

Travel to Tibet from Beijing to Lhasa by train is the most popular way for tourists to enter Tibet, we not only provide tourists with the most informative info about the train, but also with reliable Beijing to Lhasa train tickets and Tibet travel permit service. Our most popular Beijing to Tibet train tours incl.

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Nyenchen Tanggula Mountain
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Nyenchen Tangula Mountain

Nyenchen Tanggula Summit is the highest peak of Nyenchen Tanggula Mountains, a massive 600 km long range in central Tibet dividing the Yarlung Tsangpo (Bramaputra River) drainage from the Chang Tang (northern high plains). The central part of the main range is about 150 km long. The massif is heavily glaciated, however presently the glaciers have receded dramatically due to low precipitation, exposing sharp ridges and peaks. Snowline in the Nyenchen Tanggula range is as high as 5700 m. The peak has one main peak and three slightly lower sub-peaks.

Nyenchen Tanggula Mountains are located close to Lhasa near the Qinghai-Tibet railway. It is bounded by grassy plains of Damshung to the south and the scenic holy lake Namtso (4700 m, one of the highest large lakes in the world) to the north.

Other Travelers' Questions

The questions raised by our past customers can help you get a more clear picture about tours to Tibet, read them or tell us your own questions via the form on the right side, our specialists will reply you within 24 hours.

user portrait Mr. David Jesus Dominguez Santos from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
I am interested in the Lhasa tour with the Everest base camp ($830 p.p). I would like to ask you two questions:

1) The tour could be done starting on September 15th. I would arrive in Lhasa at 16:30 from the city of Kunming (in Kunming I would take a flight that departs at 1:30 p.m. on the same day 15).

2) On the 7th day, instead of going back to Lhasa, I would like to continue to Kathamandu. In other words, he would arrive in Kathmandu on the 21st at night. Would this change be possible?

3) If there is no problem with these changes, I would like to confirm the tour and the payment method, since I need the paperwork to make the China Visa.

We are 2 persons interested.

Many thanks

regards

David
Answered by Nancy

Dear David Jesus Dominguez Santos,

Thanks for visiting our website and sending your inquiry. For your needs, I think you’d better choose 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp, which feed your needs exactly. And we just need 200$ per person as deposit, and you can pay the balance when you arrive in Lhasa. For your visa paperwork, I think you will need Tibet travel bureau official visa invitation letter which we will apply for you based on the time. Please check your email to get more details.

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user portrait Ms. florencia from: 6 Days Holy Sky Lake Tour
Dear,

I am interesting, in book a tour for 5 night for  two persons this July 2018, I need to know the payment terms, and how do we need to be dressed, the clothes necesary and the hotels names. I am already living in china, with a studi visa, and from argentina, the other partner also from argentina but with normal turist visa. Thank you, looking forward to your reply. Florencia
Answered by Nancy

Hi Florencia,

Greetings from Nancy at BTT. Thank you visiting our website and sending your inquiry, no problem for the tour choice, and for payment, we just 200$ per person as deposit, and balance can be paid when you arrive in Lhasa. You need to bring one warm clothes for evening as it will cold( might below 0 ℃ in the evening). For the hotel in Lhasa we will use Yak hotel or The Tibet Cang-gyan Lhasa Hotel. No problem for your visa, as student visa we just need your school of admission letter copy extra, for tourist visa, visa and passport copies will be enough. Please check your email for details. Best regards

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user portrait Ms. Fabry from: 7 Days Lhasa to Kathmandu Tour via Everest Base Camp
Good evening,
Could you please tell me if you give any discounts for 2 ladies over 65 years old and for early booking? We are retired and have a modest budget. We are interested in your September 22nd tour for 7 days Lhasa-Katmandou Tour.Thank you in advance.
Answered by Nancy

Dear Ms. Fabry, Greetings from Nancy Chung at BTT. Ha-ha...no problem we can provide 5% discount as early bird booking. And we have this date avaibale and 2 clients booked this tour already. I will send you the tour details to your email. Have a nice day to you.

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user portrait Mr. KAREL BATA from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
I am considering a 4 days Lhasa tour SEPT 5-SEPT 8
Arriving by train from Xining SEPT 4 (can you arrange? what price for hard seat
What is total price if I travel alone
Answered by Helen

Dear Mr. KAREL BATA,

Thanks very much for your inquiry. We exactly have one departure date on 5th of Sep for the 4-day Lhasa tour and welcome you to join our tour. Taking train from Xining to Lhasa will cost you about 21 hours (one night) on the train, and we are happy to help you book train ticket for you. If you travel alone, there may be extra single room supplement fee, but this fee can be spared if there is another person who can share the same room with you. Have a nice day.

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user portrait Ms. Diane Costa from: 4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express
Hello,

I am Canadian and my husband is American.  We will be in Kathmandu Nepal and want to fly to Tibet for the August 8th "4 Days Lhasa Holy Landmarks Express" tour.  

If we arrive by air what do we need in terms of visas? Do we have to apply for anything in Nepal? Or do we get the visa at the airport/or through your company once in Tibet?
Answered by Helen

Dear Ms. Diane Costa

Thanks very much for your inquiry. Entering Tibet from Kathmandu, you need one Chinese group visa. Firstly, we will require your passport (clear scan or photo copy) to apply for the visa invitation letter. Secondly, we will send the visa invitation letter to you and our partner in Kathmandu. Next, when you arrive in Kathmandu, you need to meet with our partner and give your original passport to him, and he will assist you to apply for the Chinese group visa there. Please kindly note that the Chinese group visa application needs 3 or 4 working days, please leave yourself enough time to apply for it in Kathmandu. Apart from the Chinese group visa, you also need the Tibet Permit, and we’ll apply for it for you in Lhasa, and our guide will pick you up at Lhasa airport with the permit. Best regards.

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