Multi-Day Tour | Private

Tibetan Camping Retreat - China (4 days)

WildChina

Xiahe, China To Xiahe, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Tibetan Camping Retreat - China (4 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Xiahe, China
Norden Camp Dinner

- Upon arriving at Lanzhou Airport, you will be met by your WildChina guide with your chauffeur and private vehicle ready to whisk you off to your hotel

- Pass by Linxia’s (known as the “little Mecca of China”) unique architecture on the way to Norden Camp

- Enjoy a welcome dinner of local cuisine

Day 2
Xiahe, China
Norden Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Option 1:Admire Labrang Monastery's red walls and elaborate gold and copper colored roofs. Follow the pilgrimage trail around Labrang Monastery

- Option 2: Visit a local nomad family and share a lunch

- Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure: relax in the camp’s spa, go horseback riding, or hike through the surrounding area

Day 3
Xiahe, China
Norden Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Option 1: Learn from local women how to weave delicate yak wool handicrafts at the Norlha workshop, Norden Camp’s sister project

- Option 2: Pay a visit to Gyenjia Village and walk on the old town’s mud wall and visit a local monastery and a famous religious cave.  

Day 4
Xiahe, China
Norden Camp Breakfast

- Morning hiking and exploring the camp’s verdant Tibetan grasslands at leisure - Transfer to Xiahe airport for your afternoon flight to your next destination

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Description

Experience luxury camping Tibetan nomad style in Gansu. Surrounded by endless miles of fields, abundant wildlife including foxes and gazelles, and summer flowers, you'll stay in your choice of yak wool tent or log cabin and sleep under hand-woven yak wool blankets. Founded and staffed by local nomads, Norden Camp offers a chance to experience low-impact camping with a Tibetan twist. Indulge in some stargazing, go horseback riding through winter grazing lands, hike through the surrounding countryside, or visit a local nomad family. Norden Camp is the perfect place to escape from the everyday grind and reconnect with a simpler way of life.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

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Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

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Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

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