|Day One main activities
|Meet up in Xining, walking tour of Kumbum Monastery, visit Xining’s Grand Mosque.
|Day Two main activities
|Fly to Golog, visit Tibetan temple, visit local market.
|Day Three main activities
|Hike up to 4,600m in the foothills of Amne Machin.
|Day Four main activities
|Hike up to 3,800m to visit the glacier at Amne Machin.
|Day Five main activities
|Fly back to Xining, trip finishes.
Qinghai Province is located in China’s northwest, and shares borders with Xinjiang, Gansu, Sichuan, and Tibet. A large part of Qinghai is on the Tibetan Plateau – a vast high-altitude plateau bordered by the Himalaya, Kunlun, and Qilian Mountain Ranges.
The Qinghai region was known as Amdo during the time of the Tibetan Empire. From the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, the region was under the control of the Mongols and known as Kokonur. And after the Qing Dynasty was overthrown, much of the region was under control of a family of Hui Muslim warlords known as the Ma Clique. Today in Qinghai you can find traces of that history: Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, Muslim mosques, plus a big mixture of local languages and dialects.