By Destinations: Qinghai & Tibet
20 day Qinghai and Tibet birding tour

Day 1 Arrive at Xining city by air from Chengdu,Beijing,Shanghai or other places and overnight at Xining city

Day 2 Morning at Dongxia then carry on to Huzhu Beishan for overnight

Early check out from hotel and pack the breakfast, about 1.5 hours drive to Dongxia Forest Park with another name is "Yao Zi Gou"and we will spend the most morning inside this park for birding, the main target for us is the Gansu Leaf Warbler,after somewhere nearby for the lunch, then we will drive further northeast to Huzhau Beishan and check in hotel.

The birds information of Dongxia.

Day 3 Full day at Fuzhu Beishan for birding and stay at Beishan for another night

We will departure very early from hotel by pack the breakfast and drive not far to the first spot where looking for the Blue Eared Pheasant and then will spend all the day birding around a pass and a valley for other target birds. Lunch and dinner will be in local restaurant.

Birds info of Huzhu Beishan.  

Day 4 Morning birding at Beishan then drive to Heimahe for overnight and birding at Kor Kor Lake

Last some short birding around Beishan then we will drive back to Xining and carry on to Kor Kor Lake, where we will stop at the east part of the lake for some birding, after that drive west till we arrive at Heimehe, a small town for overnight

Day 5 Full morning at Heimahe and around then drive to Chaka

This morning we will pack our food and check out from the hotel and drive west to the Rubber mountain where we will look for one of the most important target birds named Pink-tailed Finch, after that will birding around along the slope area and one valley with good walking condition.After the most birding at the mountain area, we will carry on about 80km west till Chaka where for three nights

Birds info of Kor Kor Nor Lake & Heimahe(Rubber Mountain)

Day 6 Birding around Chaka

Early morning with packed breakfast,we will drive north to a valley area for some important birds, then drive back to Chaka where quick stop for lunch then drive east to the area for the Ground Jay and Sandgrouse, overnight at Chaka

Day 7 Birding around Chaka

This morning will carry on more west where good spot for A La Shan Redstart and back to Chaka and birding around, we may have packed lunch today.

Birds info around Chaka.

Day 8 Drive to Wenquan and birding en route and stay at Wenquan guesthouse

Early morning start from our hotel then birding en route till Gonghe where we will stop for some birding at a bridge, after lunch at local restaurant, we will drive south till Wenquan where we will overnight at a basic guesthouse

Day 9 Full day at Er La Pass birding then drive to Maduo for overnight

With packed breakfast and lunch, we will back 30km to Er La Pass where we will spend the most of the day for two important birds: Tibetan Sandgrouse and Rosefinch, after some birding for other birds, we will drive another 3 hours to Maduo and where have much better accommodation and hot water shower and good food in local restaurant.

Birds info at Gonghe and Er La Pass.

Day 10 Long Day drive to Nangqian

Today is a long drive about 510km but we still have some time stop for birds. Just outside Gonghe, where have many small lakes where for water birds and after Yushu in the afternoon, we will enter a gorge area where good spots for Ibisbill and other birds. After arrive at Nangqian may a little bit late, check in hotel and have dinner inside hotel.

Birds info for today.

Day 11 Full day at Kande Pass & Gorge and stay at Nangqian

With packed breakfast and lunch, we will spnd all the day up there at the pass and lower area inside the gorge for the important target endemic birds include Tibetan Bunting.Back to the twon in late afternoon and for a good dinner.

Day 12 Birding at Baizha Forest and overnight inside

We may change into 4WD cars drive inside this forest park for birding and have lunch inside at a camping area, and where is the place we will stay for overnight and mush better accommodation than normall we staied at the Gaer Monastery.

day 13 Last birding then drive back to Nangqian for overnight

We will bring around in the morning around the camping spot then back for breakfast, and spend the most of the day inside the area, then drive back to Nangqian, and we will stop at a pass area where for birding, then back to Nangqian hotel for hot shower and good dinner.

Birds info at Kanda Mountain & Baizha Forest Park.

Day 14 Drive into Tibet to Chamdo

Today we will departure early with packed breakfast then drive sout enter Tibet and birding en route till Chamdo where for overnight

Day 15 drive to Bomi

Today about 480km drive with excellent scenery and we will stop at some high passes for some high land bird will we get to Bomi county

Day 16 We will birding around Bomi mainly for the Derbyan Parakeet then carry about 150km to Lulang town where for overnight, we will not miss the lcao famouse Stone Hot Pot Chicken restaurant.

Day 17 Full day birding at Lulang
With packed breakfast, we only need drive short distance about 20km to Lulang forest where we will spend almost the all the day for birding, we will have chance back to Lulang for a quick lunch and go back birding again.

Day 18 Last qucik birding then long drive to Lhasa
Last quick birding at Lulang forest then we carry on to west till the Holy City-Lhasa, today will about 460km drive but all roads are good. But we still can not arrive at Lhasa till very late afternoon as so many spots stop for birding and photograph the scenery.
After a good shower at the hotel we will have a big dinner.

Day 19 One day at Xiongse Valley for birding the main Tibtan endemic birds and stay at Lhasa
Pack our breakfast drive about 1 hour to a valley where we will climb up to a hill with excellent birding for 3 Tibetan endemic birds, on the way back to Lhasa, we may stop at Lahas River side for some birding.

birds info around Lhasa.

Day 20 Quick visit Potala Palace then departure from Lhasa to the next city where you connect the international flights

Due to recently years have problem to enter Tibet by overland from Nangqian to Lhasa,then we ill take the alternative as follow:

Day 14 drive back to Yushu then carry on to Qumalai

Day 15 drive west where join the Qinghai-Tibet high way and overnight

These two days drive from east to west and go through the key area of Ke Ke Xi Li vast area where with very rich wild mammals.

Day 16 Long day drive to Namtso Lake for overnight

Day 17 birding around Namtso then drive to Lhasa

Day 18 one full day at Xiongse Valley and Lhasa river for birding

Day 19 another half day birding around plus some culture visitings

Day 20 departure from Lhasa


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