OK,Deal!Club 8-Day Authentic Silk Road Spectacular Custom Tour of a Lifetime to Qinghai Lake, Rainbow Mountains & Dunhuang 2018 游大美青甘,圆你一个环游西北的梦想:青海-丝绸之路深度八日游

OK, Deal! Club

8-Day Authentic Silk Road Spectacular Custom Tour of a Lifetime

to Qinghai Lake, Rainbow Mountains & Dunhuang

Travel Location: Qinghai & Gansu, China

Travel Routes: Shanghai - Lanzhou - Chaka - Xining - Zhangye - Rainbow Mountains - Jiayuguan - Dunhuang - Lanzhou - Shanghai

 

Travel Date and Trip Cost:

Group in May(May Holiday): Sun. 28th April - 5th May 2019 6600rmb/person

Group in June(Dragon Boat Festival Holiday): Thurs. 6th -  Thurs. 13th June 2019 7900rmb/person

Group in July(Summer Vacation): Sat. 13th - Sat. 20th July 2019   8600rmb/person

Group in Oct.(Golden Week Holiday): Mon. 30th Sep. – Mon. 7th Oct. 2019  8800rmb/person

 

Group discount offered with

100rmb OFF for 2-3 Pax sign up

200rmb OFF for 4-5 Pax sign up

400rmb OFF for more than 6 Pax sign up

 

Number of peers: 4 -20 persons (The price and travel date is negotiable for private tour groups).

Accommodation standards: 4-star hotel with daily breakfast, one night with soft sleeper overnight train

 

Trip Inquiry: 15001791355 travel@okdealclub.com

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Immerse yourself in legend and feel the pulse of civilization as you explore the treasures of the Silk Road, the bridge between history and today.

OKDealClub will bring you this perfect combination of culture, adventure, history and natural wonders. Visit everything from UNESCO World Heritage sites to magnificent mountain ranges and deserts. Start your trip from Lanzhou, you will then have the chance to visit Chaka Salt Lake, Rainbow Mountain Zhangye, Jiayuguan Pass Great Wall and Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Enjoy a sunset view of the best colorful ridge scenery in Rainbow Mountains. Marvel at the geometric beauty of the brick murals in Weijin Tomb Murals. Enjoy camel trek in desert and sand sliding at  Echoing-sand Mountain in Dunhuang.

 

Hiking Difficulty Rating ★★☆☆☆ Moderate-Suitable for all physically fit people

Travel Routes Highlights

  • Visit everything from UNESCO World Heritage sites to magnificent mountain ranges and deserts. Start your trip from Lanzhou, then have the chance to visit Chaka, Menyuan, Zhangye, Jiayuguan and also Dunhuang
  • Immerse yourself in legend and feel the pulse of civilization as you explore the treasures of the Silk Road, the bridge between history and today
  • Appreciate the beauty and magic of Rainbow Mountains and enjoy a fantastic sunset view of the best colorful ridge scenery there
  • Take the time machine back to the ancient China through brick murals and arvel at its geometric beauty in Weijin Tomb Murals
  • Enjoy the mind-blowing Qinghai Lake, the largest inland and salt water lake in China
  • A perfect combination of culture, adventure, history and natural wonders
  • Explore mysterious and solemn Tibetan Buddhism in Ta`er Monastery
  • Taste traditional local cuisine and snacks in Northwest of China
  • Trek to the center of Chaka Salt Lake, the mirror of the sky
  • Have a bird view of the grand desert on Jiayuguan Pass, great wall hiking.
  • Fun and special activity including Qinghai lake Cycling, Camel trekking, sand sliding, sheepskin rating and great wall hiking.
  • Experience and witness exotic Tibetan culture
  • Look for a paradise of photography

 

Previous Travel Photos

 

Travel Route Overview

D1 Lanzhou arrival, hotel check in, city tour of Zhongshan Iron Bridge and Waterwheel Garden, optional activity to try sheepskin rafting and the rest of day to explore the city

 

D2 Qinghai culture and nature experience tour including a visit to Ta’er Monastery, Qinghai Lake and Riyue Mountain, have a chance to enjoy the Three Unique Artwork of Ta'er Monastery and remain inside tranquility on the Lake. After watching the once-in-a-life-time sunset at Qinghai Lake side, check in hotel and have a good rest

 

D3 Enjoy sunrise at Qinghai Lake, free time in morning or have fun cycling at lakeside, go sightseeing in Chaka Salt Lake to explore the grandeur of nature. A visit to the center of the Lake and take creative photos. Back to Xining in evening

 

D4 Have a tour of time in Mati Temple and be ready to be surprised by the majestic architecture, the art of murals and the solemn and respectful atmosphere there, stay overnight at Zhangye city.

 

D5 After breakfast, visit Giant Buddha Temple to have a cultural journey and go to Rainbow Mountains to give a shock to your eyes. Taste the colorful mountain with sunshine on it and compose of a gorgeous and picturesque memory in mind, stay overnight at Jiayuguan

 

D6 Firstly have a visit to Weijin Tomb Murals to see the brick murals which carved into past history(in Oct. Holiday group we will visit populus euphratica forest for fall foliage tour instead). In the afternoon, take a truly special excursion to Jiayuguan Pass and hiking at Great Wall. Drive to Dunhuang city and enjoy the tasty food at local night market

 

D7 Have some fun of Camel riding and sand sliding in Echoing-sand Mountain,  take a photo to  the geological wonder with moon shapes - Crescent Lake. Then take a visit to Mogao Grottoes - which is considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence, take overnight train to Lanzhou in evening with K9669(18:55/10:02or Y66920:07/07:22

 

D8 Arrive at Lanzhou city in morning, after lunch transport back to airport and say goodbye to our silk road tour

Full Itinerary

D1 Lanzhou Arrival, hotel check in

Welcome to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu Province.

Your tour guide will pick you up from Airport or the Railway Station according to your schedule to Hotel (Lanzhou). Full day trip to Zhongshan Iron Bridge and Waterwheel Garden. Zhongshan Iron Bridge was built in the Qing Dynasty and renowned as the “first bridge on the Yellow River under the heaven”. Waterwheel Garden is one of the most important tourist sights in the line of Binhe Road.

The rest of the day is yours to explore this city on your own. You can experience the sheepskin raft (optional activity), which is an ancient ferry, has a unique structure and is easily made. Sheepskin rafts come in various sizes, some made of over a dozen sheepskin bags, some a few dozen bags, and others several hundred bags. A small raft can hold a few people and a big raft can transport several tons of goods and can sail at a daily speed of 200 kilometres with the curent.

In the evening, you can enjoy a delicious local snacks or dishes of Lanzhou Cuisine at the night fair on Jingning Lu of Lanzhou on your own expense.

 

D2 Xining - Ta’er Monastery - Qinghai Lake - Riyue Mountain

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel. Firstly, you will take the coach driving to Xining, Qinghai Province. Our first tourist spot is Ta’er Monastery. In the Tibetan language, Ta’er Monastery is called ‘gongben’, which means ‘10,000 figures of Buddha’. During its long 400 years of history, it has gradually become a place of interest for its distinct ethnic color and native style. The Ta’er Monastery is a group of fine buildings in a combination of both the Han and Tibetan styles of architecture on the mountain slopes. You can enjoy the Three Unique Artwork of Ta'er Monastery: murals, butter sculptures and applique.

Murals: Mural paintings are painted directly on walls, beams and fabrics. A kind of stony mineral dye is used in painting to keep pictures fresh for hundreds of years. There are countless murals in Ta’er Monastery. A large number of colorful and vivid mural paintings are displayed in Dajingwa Hall, Dajing Hall and Xiaojingwa Hall.

Butter Sculptures: Several months before the Spring Festival, artists begin to make all kinds of butter sculptures with mountains, rivers, flowers, plants, elephants, white cranes, old folks, Buddha immortals, halls, towers, pavilions, terraces, stories of religious life, and so on. Butter sculptures are made of pure white butter and stony mineral fuels of various colors.

Applique: Appliques fully demonstrating the artistic style and culture of Tibet are made of colorful silk-fabric cuttings which are in the shape of Buddha, man, flower, plant, bird, wild animal, insect and fish. The cuttings are stuffed with wool, cotton or other woolly materials to achieve three-dimensional effect and finally these cuttings are sewn on a large silk fabric. So, the appliques look vivid and lively.

In the afternoon, you will arrive at Qinghai Lake. This large salt lake in little traveled Qinghai Province in western China measures 4,635 square kilometers in area. You will get a bird view of the marvelous lake scenery by bicycle for about 20 kilometers and experience the spectacular high-mountain scenery and the cultural mix of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Muslim people. One thing you might be able to find during this bike trip is some solitude. The lake is the biggest lake in China, and it is away from major towns. Let your mind fly and escape all your worries and the hustle and bustle of the city. You can also enjoy the beautiful and once-in-a-lifetime sunset. 

Then on our way to the hotel, you can visit Riyue Mountain to get to know the origin of its name and taste the legend of Princess Wencheng.

 

D3 Chaka Salt Lake Tour

Get up early to enjoy the amazing sunrise in Qinghai Lake, after breakfast, we will enjoy free time or cycling at Qinghai lake on your own expense, after that we will go to Chaka Salt Lake. It is as beautiful as a fairyland. Its pureness, white and blue make it like a dreamland. It is also rated as “one of the 55 places people must go” by Chinese National Geographic. In the distance, the water and the sky have no obvious boundary. Here, the sky is a part of the lake and the lake is a supplement for the sky. This view seems extremely magic. You can take pictures with different postures by standing on the Lake, take off shoes and have a close contact with Salt Lake, walk to the center of Salt Lake along the railway track to view the splendid scenery on the water and see rare salt sculptures! Then you will drive back to Xining. Along the way, you can enjoy the natural and pure views of the Lake again with great memories.

 

D4 Mati Temple - Zhangye

After a good rest and a delicious buffet breakfast, you will go to Mati Temple. Looking at this place decorated with numerous colored flags, you find yourself in a completely different place in terms of spirit and culture. Religion is a foundation stone. It’s like a trip back in time for a few centuries. The uniqueness of Mati Temple Grotto lies in the grand scale of Buddhist towers, caves and shrines in the cave. The surroundings of Mati Temple are also very beautiful, and the verdant hills, green waters, unusual peaks and peculiar caves are the most famous things of Mati Temple. No souvenir shops and crowds of people, almost natural idyll for nature lovers. After this fantastic tour in Mati Temple, you will go to Zhangye and begin another sand tour.

 

D5 Giant Buddha Temple - Rainbow Mountains – Jiayuguan

In the morning, you will go to Giant Buddha Temple to visit the existing architectures in Giant Buddha Temple: the Giant Buddha Hall, the Buddhist Classics Hall and the Clay Pagoda to get a cultural nourishment and feel your inside tranquility. After lunch, you will go to a dream and legendary place- Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, also know as Rainbow Mountains by many people. The Zhangye Danxia landform area is known as “the eye candy of Zhangye”. Many artists admire this masterpiece as it is unbelievably colorful, like an imaginative oil painting.

Red is the main color of Colorful Hills. Under the sunlight, the seemingly endless hills form a sea of fire. Some of the hills feature rock stripes in different colors, looking like bright ribbons fluttering in the desert. The most representative spots of this kind are the Seven-color Screen and the Colorful Sunset, looking like a rainbow hanging in the distance. However, scenes are totally different on the edge of this area. The colors there turn into yellow and grey, resembling crystal shells in the sun. Scenes are even more breathtaking at sunrise and sunset. Then, the staggered lights and shadows thrown on the hills endow this region with a dynamic beauty. Then you will go to Jiayuguan.

 

D6 Weijin Tomb Murals/ Jinta Desert Forest  - Jiayuguan Pass - Great Wall Hiking

After breakfast, you must get ready to experience the majestic murals and the grand Jiayuguan. In the morning, you will have a visit to Weijin Tomb Murals to have a knowledge of its history background and prepare to have a taste of the arts on the wall and bricks, in Oct. Holiday group this section will be replaced to visit trees of populus euphratica at the Jinta desert forest park in Jiuquan City. Then, you will go to Jiayuguan Pass constructed in 1372, is the western starting point of Ming Great Wall. Under the administration of Suzhou Garrison, it is also one of the nine important frontier towns in China in ancient times. In late Han Dynasty, there was called Yushizhang, while during the Five Dynasties, it was called Tianmen Pass. Jiayuguan was a place of strategic importance in every dynasty in ancient China.

 

D7 Echoing-Sand Mountain - Crescent Lake - Dunhuang Mogao Caves - Lanzhou

Time goes by, our in-depth cultural and natural tour is going to come to the end. Our last two destinations are Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake and Dunhuang Mogao Caves. Have you ever heard of a mountain that echoes to the sound of sand as you slide down its slopes? Can you image a perennially limpid lake in an area of desert sand? Here in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, you will have the chance to enjoy the wonderful spectacle of the Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake.

Seen from afar, the mountain is just like a golden dragon winding its way over the horizon. As you approach you become aware that the sand has many colors ranging from red to yellow, green, black and white. On days when a strong wind blows, the fast shifting sand roars; but when the wind is little more than a light breeze, the sand produces gentle, dulcet sounds akin to music.

Encircled by the mountain, there is Crescent Lake so called because of its shape. The water in the lake is so pure and sweet that it looks like an emerald set in the sand. Many of the visitors who have made their way down the mountain like to drink from the lake. According to historical record, the lake has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand; it is really a geological wonder.

Then you will drive to the place that you can never miss - Mogao Caves. Mogao Caves encompass caves, wall paintings, painted sculptures, ancient architecture, movable cultural relics and their settings. The property area and buffer zone contain all the attributes that demonstrating the values of the Mogao Caves and thus ensure the integrity of both the heritage site and its environment.

There are some notes while visit Mogao Caves in order to better protect this cultural treasure:

  • The Digital Exhibition Center has been formally open to the public since August 1, 2014. Shuttle bus service is available between the caves and the Digital Exhibition Center. Visitors can enjoy two amazing movies 'A thousand Years of Mogao Caves' and 'Splendors of Buddha's Palace' at the digital exhibition center and then take the shuttle bus to visit the caves.
  • Within the caves, no photo! An electronic torch maybe necessary to see inside the caves.

 

Then you will take a train with soft berth from Dunhuang to Lanzhou, which may be a fresh experience for you.

D8 Lanzhou - Shanghai

After arrival and lunch, head to Lanzhou Airport which also means our trip comes to an end. Wish you enjoy the whole journey. You may share photos and unforgettable memory with your friends and family.

 

Flight Schedule for Reference

 

About Tour Attractions

 Ta'er Monastery: As the religious activity center of both monks and followers of the Yellow Hat Sect (also named Gelugpa Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism), the Ta'er Monastery (Kumbum Monastery) is located in Huangzhong County, Qinghai Province, 25 kilometers (about 16 miles) away from the capital city of Qinghai Province - Xining. In order to commemorate Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), founder of the Yellow Hat Sect, the Ta'er Monastery was built in 1577 more than 150 years after his death. Now it is considered a sacred place in China.

★ Qinghai Lake: is the largest lake in the People's Republic of China. Located in Qinghai province on an endorheic basin, Qinghai Lake is classified as a saline and alkaline lake. The current Chinese name "Qinghai," the older Mongolian name "Kokonor", and the Tibetan name translate to "Green Sea", "Blue Lake" and "Teal Sea", respectively. Qinghai Lake has become a tourist destination popular for biking and bird watching, the spectacular high-mountain scenery, and the cultural mix of Tibetan, Mongolian, and Muslim people.

★ Riyue Mountain: Situated 40 kilometers (25 miles) from southwest of Huangyuan County, Riyue (Sun and Moon) Mountain is an important geographic divisional line in the geography of the country. The scenery in both sides is totally different: there is the rural scenery of the highland on the east side whereas vast grassland scenery on the west. Two kinds of scenery with vast differences within a mountain is very rare in China. The average height of this mountain is about 4,000 meters. To the east of Riyue Mountain is the Huangshui Valley, to the northwest is the Qinghai Lake and to the southwest are continuous rolling mountains, vast grassland and scattering tents.

★ Chaka Salt Lake: Situated in Chaka Town, Ulan County, Haixi in China’s western Qinghai Province, the Chaka Salt Lake (Caka Salt Lake) is in the western part of the Chaka Basin, 298 kilometers (85 miles) from Xining, capital of Qinghai. This natural crystallized saline lake is regarded as the eastern gateway to Qaidam Basin, which reserves the largest salt mine in the world. Lying at an altitude of 3,059 meters (10,036 feet), the lake is oval shape and covers an area of 105 square kilometers (40 square miles), ten times larger than the West Lake of Hangzhou. However, it is the smallest among the several salt lakes in Qaidam area, but different from others for its coexistence of both solid and liquid salt. The snow-white lake bed and the crystal blue water against the azure sky win it the reputation of ‘Mirror of the Sky’. Travel to such a beautiful world of salt embedded in the snowy mountains and verdant meadows, tourists would inevitably feel like they are in a fairyland.

★ Mati Temple: also known as the Horse’s Hoof Temple is a Buddhist temple complex located inside the cliff. It presents an amazing vision: an almost sheer rock wall opens in front of us, riddled with holes, caves and open galleries, with little wooden pavilions clinging miraculously to the rock. According to the legend, a horse from the heaven (Chinese Pegasus) once left a mark of horse hooves here, and thus the temple got its name. The legendary print of the horse hooves now exists in the Mati Hall, serving as an indispensable treasure of the temple.

★ Gaint Buddha Temple: it was built in 1098 during the Western Xia Regime with a history of over 900 years. Its name has changed several times. It was named "Kasyapa Buddha Temple", "Bojue Temple", "Hongren Temple", etc.. As there is a large reclining Buddha, so people call it "Reclining Buddha Temple" or " Big Buddha Temple." In 1996, it was listed in the fourth batch of national key cultural relics protection units.

 (Rainbow Mountains) Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park: Extending along the northern slope of Qilian Mountain in west China, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park in Gansu is the best representative of China’s colorful Danxia landform and the largest Danxia landscape in an arid area, with a wide variety of landforms. Undulating fiery-red ridges together with amazing multicolored mountain folds transform the park into an immense sea of fire with rolling waves, earning it the reputation of China's Rainbow Mountains and also one of the “Top 10 Geographical Wonders of the World” selected by the National Geographic.

★ Weijin Tomb Murals: Weijin Tomb Murals are located on the endless expanse of the desert, 20 km away from the northeast of Jiayuguan City. There are 1400 brick tombs of Jin and Wei Dynasties scattered here, which are the famous JinWei Tombs, and they were reputed as “world’s largest underground art gallery”. The ancient tombs extend east and west to Guoyuan Township of Jiuquan City and northwest to Xincheng Township. The tombs on the desert just like waves in the sea.

★ Jiayuguan Pass: Jiayuguan is a pass standing at the western end of the Ming Dynasty Great Wall. Different from the well-known sections built with stones or bricks, Jiayuguan Great Wall was built with rammed earth, making yellow its dominant hue and helping the pass blend harmoniously with the surrounding desert. The city where the pass is located is named after the pass, also called Jiayuguan, sitting in China’s northwest Gansu Province.

★ Echoing-Sand Mountain (Mingsha Shan) and Crescent Lake: The mountain is five kilometers (about three miles) away from the city of Dunhuang. Seen from afar, the mountain is just like a golden dragon winding its way over the horizon. As you approach you become aware that the sand has many colors ranging from red to yellow, green, black and white. Encircled by the mountain, there is Crescent Lake so called because of its shape. The water in the lake is so pure and sweet that it looks like an emerald set in the sand. Many of the visitors who have made their way down the mountain like to drink from the lake. According to historical record, the lake has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand; it is really a geological wonder.

★ Dunhuang Mogao Caves: Carved into the cliffs above the Dachuan River, the Mogao Caves south-east of the Dunhuang oasis, Gansu Province, comprise the largest, most richly endowed, and longest used treasure house of Buddhist art in the world. It was first constructed in 366AD and represents the great achievement of Buddhist art from the 4th to the 14th century. 492 caves are presently preserved, housing about 45,000 square meters of murals and more than 2,000 painted sculptures. Situated at a strategic point along the Silk Route, at the crossroads of trade as well as religious, cultural and intellectual influences, the 492 cells and cave sanctuaries in Mogao are famous for their statues and wall paintings, spanning 1,000 years of Buddhist art. 

Travel Date and Trip Cost:

Group in May(May Holiday): Sun. 28th April - 5th May 2019 6600rmb/person

Group in June(Dragon Boat Festival Holiday): Thurs. 6th -  Thurs. 13th June 2019 7900rmb/person

Group in July(Summer Vacation): Sat. 13th - Sat. 20th July 2019   8600rmb/person

Group in Oct.(Golden Week Holiday): Mon. 30th Sep. – Mon. 7th Oct. 2019  8800rmb/person

 

Group discount offered with

100rmb OFF for 2-3 Pax sign up

200rmb OFF for 4-5 Pax sign up

400rmb OFF for more than 6 Pax sign up

The price includes:

  1. Transport: 8 days of MPV local transport, overnight train from Dunhuang to Lanzhou, airport picking up & seeing off service with committed flight schedule .
  2. Accommodation 7 Nights: 6 nights in 4-star hotel in Lanzhou/ Qinghai Lake/ Xining/ Zhangye/ Jiayuguan/ Dunhuang including daily Chinese and Western breakfast and one night on the train from Dunhuang to Lanzhou with soft sleeper.
  3. Entrance Tickets: main ticket attractions listed below: Ta'er Monastery, Qinghai Lake, Chaka Salt Lake and one way tour train, Mati Temple, Giant Buddha Temple, Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, Weijin Tomb Murals, Jiayuguan Pass, Echoing-Sand Mountain and Crescent Lake and Dunhuang Mogao Caves.
  4. Meals:Hotel daily Chinese and Western breakfast, lunch and dinner will be on your own expense.
  5. Insurance: Travel insurance (only purchase the insurance in the beginning and the end of the event, including the day of gathering and the day of dismissing)
  6. Other: mineral water, bilingual local tour guide.

 

The price DOES NOT include:

  1. Main transport from and to Lanzhou, people will book flight/train ticket at their own expense, OkDealClub will help to book tickets if needed.
  2. Lunch and dinner during the trip.
  3. Single room supplement : 1100 rmb / person in May holiday, 1500rmb/person in Dragon Boat Holiday/ Summer Vacation/ Oct. Holiday
  4. Personal expenses, receipt and unpredictable costs.

 

Optional Items:

Sheepskin raft 60rmb/person

Qinghai lake cycling 100rmb/person unlimited hours

Camel trekking 120rmb/person with 30 mins

What You Should Bring:

  •  ID card /passport and enough cash.
  •  Take clothing for a wide range of temperatures, several sets of clothes and socks, enough clothes to keep you warm. It is always advisable that you bring extra clothes and a jacket just in case the weather becomes chilly. 
  •  Suitcase, backpack. A backpack is a good choice to put all these necessities (other than clothes): rain gear, water, camera, electric torch, maps, medicines etc.
  •  Sun block and suntan oil, sunglasses, hats and lip balm are essential to protect you from sun and windburns. 
  •  Scarves, or some protective material, are a must when the weather becomes windy to protect you from sand (especially in desert areas).
  •  Basic medical supplies, perhaps a small first aid kit plus medicines for ordinary ailments, such as aspirin, travel sickness tablets and other tablets.
  •  Comfortable shoes are very important because you will be walking most of the time although there are some spots where camel rides are required. Sports shoes or low-heeled shoes are your best bet. 
  •  We suggest that you take some travel pill or anti-nausea medicine with you to make you feel comfortable from mountain sickness.
  •  Mobile phone, camera and relating chargers, and spare batteries.
  •  High-energy snacks (chocolate, beef jerky etc.), fruit and other snacks.
  •  Enough water to avoid dehydration.
  •  Toiletries

 

Travel Tips:

  • The Silk Road becomes drier as it heads west into China, given its extreme inland location. Since the road meanders through desert and mountainous areas, be prepared for extremes in temperature. The temperature varies widely from day to night in Qinghai and Gansu province, so please remember to take clothes to keep warm.
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip creams to protect your eyes and skin from the sun. Also consider bringing a moisturizer because the air is very dry in the desert areas.
  • Do not eat too much meat and fruit; otherwise, your digestive system may be disturbed.
  • Please do not talk about sensitive issues such as religion and politics in this trip. 42.8 percent of the total population of Qinghai province are minorities.
  • Please respect their customs and follow your guides’ advice when visiting a specific family or entering a mosque or temple.
  • When visiting religious sites such as mosques, women should wear long–sleeve clothes.
  • Taking photos at some attractions is forbidden; please follow your tour guide's lead. When you shop at the market, bargaining is taboo if you do not intend to make the purchase.

Registration Note

Registration Note

  • Please contact 150 0177 9155 if you participate in the journey and pay deposit of 3000 RMB/ person when you sign up. The balance will be paid in 2 days before departure by bank transfer or cash at office. If you cancel the trip, we will refund the deposit according to OkDealClub regulations.
  • Please notice that hotel are twin shared rooms and if you register in solo there might be extra single room supplement 1100 -1600 RMB/person need to be charged unless the trip organizer find another guest with the same gender to share room with you.
  • Please try to book the trip with one month before departure or we won`t be able to commit the train ticket from Dunhuang to Lanzhou as well as Dunhuang Mogao Cave tickets, guests will take airplane instead and visit Dunhuang with emergency ticket with limited tour attracations.
  • Please read the other application instructions carefully before paying the deposit OK, Deal! Club Outdoor Trips Registration Q & A

 

Event Registration

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OK,Deal!Club 2019

游大美青甘,圆你一个环游西北的梦想:青海-丝绸之路深度八日游

旅游地点:中国,青海 & 甘肃

旅游景点:上海-兰州-青海湖-茶卡盐湖-西宁-张掖-嘉峪关-敦煌-兰州-上海

 

活动日期及价格:
五一团 2019年4月28日周日 - 5月5日周日 (五一假期)6600元/人
端午团 2019年6月6日周四 - 6月13日周四 (端午假期)7900元/人
暑期团 2019年7月13日周六 - 20日周六 (暑期团)8600元/人
十月团:2019年 9月30日周一 -10.7周一 (十一国庆节)8800元/人

 

团体折扣优惠

2-3人报名立减100元/人

4-5人报名立减 200元/人

6人以上报名立减400元/人

 

同行人数:4 -20人(4人起可独立成团,时间价格另议)

食宿标准:四星酒店6晚+火车软卧一晚,含中西式早餐,正餐全部自理。

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【路线亮点】

★ 这是一场丰富多彩的文化与自然之旅,集合了东部季风、西南高原、西北荒漠三大自然区,贯穿了陆心之海和丝绸之路,集合了雪山、草原、花海、湖泊、沙漠、戈壁、雅丹、彩丘、牛羊马群等多种自然景观,汇合了汉、藏、伊斯兰等多样性文化。

★ 畅游大西北,不走回头路。游览中国四大最美景区:中国最美的湖泊之一:青海湖;中国最美的草原之一:祁连大草原;中国最美的丹霞之一:张掖丹霞地貌;中国最美的55个地方之一:茶卡盐湖。

★ 梦里才有的天空之境,在茶卡盐湖让你看个够,远望积盐似雪,近看白云倒影,纯净的天空和整齐的色块,构成了湖面一道亮丽的风景,天上悠悠的白云、远处静谧的山峦、赤脚走在湖面上映出的倒影,一切都那么美好而单纯。

★ 骑行陆心之海—青海湖20公里,大好河山一览无余,让身体和心灵都在路上。远望远处的白塔、经幡,欣赏壮观的日出和日落景观。

★ 七彩丹霞,夕阳流火的视觉盛宴,带你深入观景点,欣赏“色如渥丹,灿若明霞”的丹霞,就好像上帝打翻的调色盘,美不胜收。

★ 塔尔寺聆听藏传佛家精华,见证朝圣者五体投地的叩拜方式,体悟他们内心深处坚不可摧的信仰力量。观赏艺术三绝:酥油花、壁画和堆绣。

★ 敦煌莫高窟,此生不可不去的佛教艺术圣地,你可以亲睹每一个形象逼真的壁画都活灵活现的跃然于壁上。无论是传统的飞天,反弹琵琶,亦或是仕女、《马球图》,还是佛祖、涅磐像,简单的笔触之间无不跳动着飞扬的想象空间。浏览之间,脑海里好像划破历史的长河,浮现出过去那个鼎盛的年代。

★ 集石窟艺术、祁连山风光和裕固族风情于一体的马蹄寺令人流连忘返,凿于峭壁上的千佛洞让人叹为观止。

★ 登上嘉峪关—明代万里长城西端起点,眺望戈壁大漠雄浑,感受天下第一雄关的恢宏壮阔。

★ 于鸣沙山置身苍茫一片的大漠孤烟,骑一次骆驼,听一次月牙泉。

★ 十一假期团参观金塔胡杨林, 领略西北秋色的大气苍凉之美

 

【线路总览】

D1: 兰州抵达,市区观光,夜市品尝西北美食,宿兰州

D2: 乘车赴西宁,参观塔尔寺,青海湖,远眺日月山,宿青海湖

D3: 青海湖日出,骑行,茶卡盐湖,返回西宁,宿西宁

D4: 途径祁连山草原,参观马蹄寺,宿张掖

D5: 参观大佛寺,张掖丹霞,宿嘉峪关

D6: 游览魏晋壁画(十一团金塔胡杨林),嘉峪关爬长城,宿敦煌

D7: 敦煌莫高窟,鸣沙山,月牙泉,夜宿火车返回兰州

D8: 兰州机场送机,结束愉快行程

 

【行程详解】

D1乘机抵达兰州中川机场,我们安排导游在此等候您。接机后乘大巴参观黄河水车园、黄河铁桥,黄河边乘坐特色羊皮筏子(费用自理60元/人)。晚游兰州著名的静宁路夜市,品尝风味小吃。夜宿兰州。(今日公里:70km)。

 

D2 早餐后乘车赴西宁(260KM,车程约3.5小时),后前往参观塔尔寺(游览约2小时),观赏“艺术三绝”酥油花、壁画和堆绣,尤其是酥油花雕塑栩栩如生,远近闻名。还有许多华美精致的卡垫、华盖、法器、帐幔、锦锻、金银器皿等,令人眼花缭乱,叹为观止。下午赴青海湖参观入住青海湖景区,观青海湖日落景观,可以在景区内湖边骑行,近距离欣赏壮观的高山景色,途中停车参观日月山。夜宿青海湖。(今日公里数:400km)

 

D3 早起欣赏青海湖日出景观,乘车赴茶卡盐湖观光,乘坐一辆小火车,参观一间盐屋,在一座六十公里长的盐桥上行走。之后乘车原路返回西宁,途中再次领略藏区广阔大草原及青海湖壮丽景色,夜宿西宁。(今日公里数:450km)

 

D4早餐后乘车赴张掖,途中欣赏祁连山大草原的风光,领略东方小瑞士的魅力。驱车前往位于河西走廊中部的马蹄寺,来一场由石窟和洞穴组成的时光之旅,然后前往张掖,夜宿张掖。(今日公里数:390km)

 

D5 上午参观大佛寺,之后来到张掖丹霞地质公园,数以千计的悬崖山峦全部呈现出鲜艳的丹绝色和红褐色,相互映衬各显其神。下午乘车赴嘉峪关,夜宿嘉峪关。(今日公里数:260km)

 

D6 上午游览魏晋壁画墓(十一期间改去酒泉金塔胡杨林),之后参观万里长城最西端俗称天下第一雄关的嘉峪关关城。下午乘车前往敦煌,沿途欣赏茫茫戈壁风光,入住敦煌酒店,游敦煌夜市。夜宿敦煌。(今日公里数:420km)

 

D7 早餐后游沙漠奇观:鸣沙山、月牙泉(参观2小时)参观被誉为“银山四面沙环抱,一池清水绿漪涟”的天下沙漠第一泉-月牙泉。后参观我国著名的四大石窟之一,也是世界上现存规模最宏大,保存最完好的“世界艺术宝库”—敦煌莫高窟(参观3小时),莫高窟被誉为20世纪最有价值的文化遗产,是世界现存佛教艺术最伟大的宝库。晚乘火车K9669次(18:55/10:02)或Y669(20:07/07:22)次赴兰州。

 

D8火车抵达兰州,转乘动车赴机场飞回上海,结束愉快的行程。然后带着美好记忆结束这场丝绸之路深度游。

 

【参考航班】

东方航空MU9213 上海虹桥T2-兰州中川T207:40 - 11:00

东方航空MU9222 兰州中川T2-上海浦东T114:30 - 17:25

 

【景点介绍】

★ 塔尔寺:位于青海省西宁市西南25公里处的湟中县城鲁沙尔镇,国家AAAAA级旅游景区。塔尔寺是中国西北地区藏传佛教的活动中心,在中国及东南亚享有盛名,历代中央政府都十分推崇塔尔寺的宗教地位。酥油花、壁画和堆绣被誉为“塔尔寺艺术三绝”,另外寺内还珍藏了许多佛教典籍和历史、文学、哲学、医药、立法等方面的学术专著。每年举行的佛事活动“四大法会”,更是热闹非凡。塔尔寺的酥油花雕塑也是栩栩如生,远近闻名。

 

★ 青海湖:藏语名为“措温布”(意为“青色的海”)。位于青藏高原东北部、青海省境内,中国最大的内陆湖咸水湖。由祁连山脉大通山日月山青海南山之间的断层陷落形成。被国家地理杂志评选为“中国湖泊最美之首”,既是中国最大的内陆湖泊,也是中国最大的咸水湖。

 

★ 日月山:日月山坐落在青海省西宁市湟源县西南40公里,属祁连山脉,长90公里,是青海湖东部的天然水坝。平均海拔4000米左右,海拔最高为4877米,青藏公路通过的日月山口为海拔3520米。日月山不仅有恢宏的历史意义,它还有非常重大的地理意义。它位于我国季风区与非季风区的分界线上,地处黄土高原与青藏高原的叠合区,是青海省内外流域的天然分界线,划分了农耕文明与游牧文明。藏语叫日月山为“尼玛达哇”,蒙古语称“纳喇萨喇”,都是太阳和月亮的意思。

 

★ 茶卡盐湖:也叫茶卡或达布逊淖尔,“茶卡”是藏语,意即盐池,也就是青海的盐;“达布逊淖尔”是蒙古语,也是盐湖之意。是古丝绸之路的重要站点,被誉为柴达木东大门,历史上是贾商、游客进疆入藏的必经之地。游客在此既可观赏盐湖风光,又可参观机械化采盐作业,这是一个盐的世界,车上、地上、甚至空气里都有盐味。茶卡盐湖以其生产、旅游两相宜而在国际国内旅游界和青藏高原风光游中享有较高知名度,它与同塔尔寺、青海湖、孟达天池齐名,被称作“青海四大景”,同时还被国家旅游地理杂志评为“人一生必去的55个地方”之一。

 

★ 马蹄寺:位于甘肃肃南裕固族自治县境内(裕固族为甘肃张掖所特有少数民族);北距张掖市市区65公里,是集石窟艺术、祁连山风光和裕固族风情于一体的旅游区。石窟由胜果寺、普光寺、千佛洞、金塔寺、上、中、下观音洞七处组成,共有70余处窟龛,始建于北凉。马蹄寺因传说中的天马在此饮水落有马蹄印而得名。传说中的马蹄印迹现存于普光寺马蹄殿内,成为镇寺之宝。

 

★ 大佛寺:大佛寺景区位于甘肃省张掖城西南隅,是丝绸之路上的一处重要名胜古迹群,它又是历史文化名城金张掖的标志性建筑。景区对外开放的景点有建于西夏的大佛寺、隋代的万寿木塔、明代的弥陀千佛塔、钟鼓楼以及名扬西北的清代山西会馆。寺内古建林立,古树参天,碧草成荫,环境优美。因寺内有巨大的卧佛像故名大佛寺,又名睡佛寺,1996年被列为第四批全国重点文物保护单位。

 

★ (彩虹山)张掖丹霞地质公园:张掖丹霞地质公园地处祁连山北麓,位于甘肃省张掖市临泽县城以南30公里,是中国丹霞地貌发育最大最好、地貌造型最丰富的地区之—,是中国彩色丹霞和窗棂状宫殿式丹霞的典型代表,具有很高的科考和旅游观赏价值。2005年11月由中国地理杂志社与全国34家媒体联合举办的“中国最美的地方”评选活动中,当选为“中国最美的七大丹霞”之—。2015年被全国多家知名网站评选为全球25个梦幻旅行地。张掖丹霞地貌是国内唯一的丹霞地貌与彩色丘陵景观复合区。景观区主要包括冰沟丹霞风景区和七彩丹霞风景区两大景观区,两景区间隔约12公里。

 

★ 魏晋壁画墓:位于嘉峪关市东北20公里处的一片广阔无垠的大漠上,散布着1400多座魏晋时期(公元220-419年)的地下壁画砖墓群,这便是著名的魏晋古墓群,被誉为"世界最大的地下画廊"。他东西依酒泉市的果园乡,西北靠新城乡。大漠鼓起的一座座古墓,象大海中荡起的波涛点点。

 

★ 嘉峪关:位于甘肃省嘉峪关市西5公里处最狭窄的山谷中部,城关两侧的城墙横穿沙漠戈壁,北连黑山悬壁长城,南接天下第一墩,是明长城最西端的关口,历史上曾被称为河西咽喉,因地势险要,建筑雄伟,有天下第一雄关、连陲锁钥之称。嘉峪关是古代“丝绸之路”的交通要塞,素有中国长城三大奇观之一(东有山海关、中有镇北台、西有嘉峪关)的美称。

 

★ 鸣沙山月牙泉:位于敦煌城南五公里,沙泉共处,妙造天成,古往今来以“沙漠奇观”著称于世。鸣沙山以沙动成响而得名。东汉称沙角山,俗名神沙山,晋代始称鸣沙山,其山东西长40余公里,南北宽约20公里,主峰海拔1715米。峰恋危峭,山脊如刃,经缩复初;人乘沙流,有鼓角之声,轻若丝竹,重若雷鸣,此即“沙岭晴鸣”。月牙泉处于鸣沙山环抱之中,其形酷似一弯新月而得名。古称沙井,又名药泉,一度讹传渥洼池,清代始称月牙泉。水质甘冽,澄清如镜,绵历古今,沙不进泉,水不浊涸。铁鱼鼓浪,星草含芒,水静印月,荟萃一方,故称“月泉晓澈”。

 

★ 敦煌莫高窟:位于敦煌市东南25公里处,开凿在鸣沙山东麓断崖上。南北长约1600多米, 上下排列五层、高低错落有致、鳞次栉比,形如蜂房鸽舍,壮观异常。它是我国现存规模最大,内容最丰富的古典文化艺术宝库,也是举世闻名的佛教艺术中心。1987年12月被联合国教科文组织列为世界文化遗产。是甘肃省敦煌市境内的莫高窟、西千佛洞的总称,是我国著名的四大石窟之一,也是世界上现存规模最宏大,保存最完好的佛教艺术宝库。

 

【活动费用】

五一假期团:2018年4月29日周日- 5月6日周日 6900元/人

端午假期团:2018年6月16日周六 - 23日周六 6800元/人

十一假期团:2018年9月30日周日 – 10月7日周日 8800元/人

 

团体折扣优惠

2-3人报名立减100元/人

4-5人报名立减 200元/人

6人以上报名立减400元/人

 

费用包含:

1.交通:全程旅游大巴以及敦煌至兰州火车车票,指定时段内接送机。

2.住宿:四星级酒店住宿包括兰州/青海湖/西宁/张掖/嘉峪关/敦煌各一晚,敦煌开往兰州的火车软卧上一晚,共七晚。

3.门票:以上提到的景点所有门票包括塔尔寺、青海湖、茶卡盐湖含单程小火车、马蹄寺、张掖丹霞地质公园、大佛寺、嘉峪关、敦煌莫高窟、鸣沙山月牙泉和魏晋壁画墓。

4.用餐:全程酒店中西式早餐,正餐全部自理。

5.保险:旅游意外险(保险只购买参加活动的起止时间内的保险,含集合日及解散日当天)

6.矿泉水,旅游保险和双语导游服务。

 

费用不包含:

1.大交通:各地往返兰州的交通费用

2.全部中餐和晚餐、酒水(自由解决,可自行与队员拼桌,费用AA)

3.单房差: 五一/端午假期单房差1100元/人, 端午/暑期/十一假期1500元/人

4.自费项目 兰州黄河羊皮筏子:60元/人,青海湖骑行费用100元/辆(含安全头盔、反光马甲)不限时间,鸣沙山骑骆驼120元/人30分钟

 

【建议装备】

1.身份证、护照原件,足够的现金。

2.几套换洗衣服和袜子、保暖的厚衣服,宽松的休闲裤适宜。

3.带上拉杆箱(平时可丢车上或者宾馆),双肩背包,背包里可以放(除衣服外)每天需要用的必备品,方便随身携带,比如:雨具、水、照相机、手电筒、地图和药等。

4.防晒霜、防晒油、遮阳帽、太阳镜和唇膏。

5. 丝巾或其他放沙用具以免在沙漠中沙子堵塞口鼻。

6.急救药品推荐晕车药、防中暑药、止痛药、肠胃药、感冒药、消化药、维它命、创可贴、防蚊液、风油精等.

7.洗漱用品、防晒霜+保湿润肤水+护手霜+护唇(MM必备)

8.各种数码产品充电器,备一些干粮、零食、一些零钱

9.鞋子一至两双,以徒步、运动、休闲鞋最佳。

10.雨具、雨伞或雨衣、天气多变、手电。

 

【旅游注意事项】

1、刚到西宁的当天不要剧烈活动,调整好心态,高原反应不可怕,关键是预防,可配备一些预防高原反应的药物:如红景天,也可配备氧气瓶等(西宁药店有售)。当晚最好不要立即洗澡,洗澡时注意保持空气畅通,睡觉时枕头可稍微垫高一点。

2、高原地区昼夜温差大,本线路中昼夜温差最高温差可达20度,夏季夜晚平均气温不超过10℃,注意即时增减衣物。

3、高原紫外线强烈,需配备防晒装备注意及时涂防晒霜。

4、青海气候干燥,容易出现鼻出血嘴唇干燥等症状,注意多次少量的补充水分。

5、到达拉脊山海拔达3800米,请尽量不要剧烈活动和大喊大叫。

6、游览时(如进寺庙),请入乡随俗,最好不要提及有关少数民族的政治问题。

7、在参观娘本画院时请保持安静,关闭闪光灯,不要打扰艺人创作。

8、拍摄禁忌:

● 一般寺庙内是严禁拍摄的,偷拍后将会遭到罚款。

● 拍摄人物,尤其是僧侣、妇女,取景前一定要经对方允许,以免不必要的麻烦;寺院殿

  堂内禁止拍照;

● 在野外拍摄时,谨记安全第一,注意自身身体状况,保管好随身的拍摄器材,谨防丢失;

● 青藏高原紫外线强,拍片时注意调整光圈,以免爆光过度

9、风俗禁忌:

因不同民族风俗习惯不一样,在此就不一一罗列,风俗禁忌一般是和宗教信仰有很大的关系的,故了解他们的信仰,就能大致了解这些主要世居民族的风俗禁忌。

青海回族、撒拉族信仰伊斯兰教,青海藏族、蒙古族、土族信仰藏传佛教,

● 穆斯林禁忌:禁酒,禁谈论猪肉,禁食猪、狗、驴、骡肉和猛兽猛禽的肉。不要在清真餐厅里用自带食物,更不要擅自进入穆斯林的厨房。

● 非伊斯兰教徒不可到水井、水塘或水缸自己动手取水,须由回族人代取或征得主人允许后再自取。

●性感禁忌:在穆斯林居住地区不要穿的过分裸露。女士最好不要穿的过于性感,

●藏传佛教徒:喝酥油茶时,主人倒茶,客人要待主人双手捧到面前时,才能接过来喝,进入帐房不得坐在主人的衣服上。不得跨过火炉、法器。

●转经筒一定要顺时针,进入寺院也要注意左进右出,参观寺院时也不要穿的过于裸露。

●不要杀生,禁用手触摸人家头顶。忌用有藏文的纸当手纸或擦东西。

●不得在牛粪堆上、拴牛、拴马和圈羊的地方大小便。

 

【报名注意】

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v  组织者需提前一个月预定敦煌-兰州火车票,出发前一个月内报名者不保证有火车票提供,若订不到则退还客人600元火车票及预定费,客人自理敦煌返程飞机票及一晚敦煌住宿费

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【活动报名】

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