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Karang Trek

Trek information

  • Group Size: 4 to 10 people

  •  Elevation: Up to 3,600m

  •  Start & endpoints: Departs from Xining, and ends in Xining, Qinghai.

  •  Best season: 1st May through 10th September 

  • Average temperature: 17-27c

  • Service includes: Full board service

  • Trekking level: moderate

        This is a week's trip with 4 days of trekking. One of the most selected and highlighted tours for many years. Particularly designed for those who like light trekking, and also families who want to give an opportunity to their kids to see nature, and have some outdoor experiences.  Within 7 days, you will spend 4 days in the mountains, doing some great things. You will trek through the farms, and narrow trails, and visit local families, monasteries, and nomadic pasturelands.  

        This trip starts & ends in Xining. Our team will meet you at the XIN airport. Welcome dinner will be arranged at a Tibetan restaurant. If time permits, you will be guided to visit the old part of the city. This trip allows you to see the Shachong monastery, one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the region, where you will also get an astonishing panoramic view of the Yellow River valley. Visit Khamra National Park. There will be a car to bring all our luggage during trekking, every evening, you will meet your bags at our campsites. Our team will set up your tent. We will cook breakfast and dinner; lunch will be packed lunch. During dinner, there will be imported wine with Yak gruyere. For each trip, we will set a menu and meals will be prepared according to the menu.  We will prepare all the camping and dining equipment.  Here are the lists of things that we prepare for you, and things that you will need to bring. 

Things that we prepare for the trek

  • Toilet papers.

  • Wet tissue.

  • Hand sanitiser.

  • Quick-dry hand tower.

  • Full camping equipment:

  • Tents.

  • Air mattresses for each person.

  • Air pillow for each person.

  • Camping lamps.

  • Dining sets (table and chairs).

  • Dining tent

  • Toilet tent.

  • All cooking equipment.

  • Plates, cups, bowls, spoons, forks, tissues.

Things that you need to prepare for the trek.

  1. Cap/hat (covers neck and face from Sun).

  2.  Outdoor water-proof jacket.

  3. Fleece (for morning and evening temperature / 10c-15c).

  4.  T-shirts, two (at least one long-sleeve for protection from Sun).

  5.  Quick-dry trousers.

  6.  Raincoat.

  7. Trekking boots (waterproof is the best option. If it’s brand new, pls wear them and get used).

  8.  Cotton socks, two pairs.

  9. Backpack, 20-25L (for your daily items, raincoat, packed lunch, water bottle, backpack rain cover).

  10.  Walking stick (1 for experienced trekker; 2 for beginner).

  11.  Water bottle (pls bring 1 or 2. We will fill the water one time before the trekking each morning and carry it by us).

  12.  Sunblock (SPF50+, PA+++).

  13.  Lipstick for sunscreen and moisture.

  14.  Sunglasses.

  15.  Headlamp (for your personal use. We provide the camping lamp for each tent).

  16.  Camera, and extra batteries for camera (no electricity during the trek).

  17.  Power bank for your cell phone charges.10. Sleeping bag.

                                                                                                      Tour and trekking Itinerary

DAY 1. Arrive in Xining. Meet your team at the Xining airport. Transport to your hotel. Welcome dinner at a local Tibetan restaurant. 
Average altitude: 2,200m
Driving hour: less than one hour
Lodging: Hotel
DAY 2. We will leave Xining after breakfast, and drive to Sachong monastery, one of the oldest and remotely located monasteries. Visit Khamra National Park. Afternoon, go to Samu Village.
Average altitude: 2,900m
Driving hours: 3
Lodging: Camping
DAY 3. (Trekking Day 01)
We will have breakfast at our camp, and after breakfast, we will start to trek toward Danma Village. We will pass a couple of farming villages. 
Trekking hours: 5-6
Average altitude 2,900mt.
Lodging: Camping
DAY 4. (Trekking Day 02)
Start the trek from Danma village to Karang.  On this day you will trek to Wedu Gonchen monastery, a Gelekpa institute hidden in the mountains. Visit the monastery, and then trek to Karang. This is the day, we will need to walk partly along the busy traffic road. 
Trekking hours: 6-7
Average altitude 3,100mt.
Lodging: Camping
DAY 5. (Trekking Day 03)
After breakfast, we start to trek. You will trek mostly through forests and the landscapes change dramatically. We will trek up to cross Nitso Pass (3,200m). We’ll have a picnic lunch on the pass with a view of the whole valley. After lunch, we trek about 6 km (4 hours) to Wecha grassland. Camp on a rolling grassland. This is an open grassland where numerous Tibetan nomads are in their summer tents, you can freely visit their tents, experience the nomadic life, and taste their delicious yak yoghurt.
Trekking hours: 6-7
Average altitude 3,600mt.
Lodging: Camping
DAY 6. (Trekking Day 04)
Today is the last day of our 4 days great trek.  You will trek on the grassland for 4km where the grassland meets with dried canyons. We will meet our driver and drive to Rebkong for the night. Shower and dinner at goodbye dinner. 
Trekking hour: 4
Average altitude 3,600mt.
Lodging: Hotel
DAY 7. Drive to Xining airport, and fly out. Trip ends
Driving hours: 2

959USD/ 6,710RMB per person (private arrangement/ tour size: 4-10 pp)

  • Full board camping service for the whole trekking period.

  • Guide and camping staff.

  • Cook and kitchen staff.

  • Porters with the camping equipment.

  • All staff and porters’ insurance.

  • Restricted area trekking permit.

  • Hotel & guest house.

  • Staff, porters, and equipment transportation from DAY 04-09.

  • Oxygen cylinder with mask and regulator for emergency use.

  • Hotel reservation.

  • Airport pickup and drop.

  • Welcome and farewell dinner.

  • Travel agency service surcharge


  • All kinds of beverages.

  • Personal trekking gear.

  • Staffs tips.

  • Airfare, airport tax, any train fare

  • Meals (before and after the trek)

  • Personal entrance fee for any sight on the tour ( payable on the spot )


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