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Shala Grassland

A great summer pasture for the local nomads

Chabrang Trek

  •  Group Size: 2 to 10 people

  •  Elevation: Up to 3,500m

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

  •  Best season: 1st May through 10th September 

  • Service includes: Full board service

  • Trekking level: easy

    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.

    1. Backpack, 20-25L (for your daily items, raincoat, packed lunch, water bottle, backpack rain cover).
    2. Walking stick (1 for experienced trekker; 2 for beginner).
    3. Water bottle (pls bring 1 or 2. We will fill the water one time before the trekking each morning and carry it by us).
    4. Sunblock (SPF50+, PA+++).
    5. Lipstick for sunscreen and moisture.
    6. Sunglasses.
    7. Headlamp (for your personal use. We provide the camping lamp for each tent).
    8. Camera, and extra batteries for camera (no electricity during the trek).
    9. Power bank for your cell phone charges.10. Sleeping bag.

Day 01
Arrive in Xining. Meet with your team at the airport. Drive to your hotel. visiting a local food street. Overnight in Xining. 
Day 02

After breakfast, we will start to drive toward Erthi village. It is 150k from Xining. Visit the village and our team will prepare all our camping equipment. We will start to trek from the village to Chabrang valley. Camp at Chabrang. dinner and bonfire at the camp.  
Day 03
Today, we will trek about 15k to Shala Rigan. the altitude gains up to 3400m. Most of the day, we will trek through valleys and grassland. Packed lunch will be arranged. Arrive at our campsite in the early evening. you will still have time to trek near our campsite. Camp at Shala Rigan grassland. 
Day 04
Breakfast at the camp with a great panoramic view of the entire Shala grassland. After breakfast, we will trek for 3 hours. Meet with our driver and drive to Shala Pass where you get a great view of Qinghai Lake. We will drive to Longyang Canyon, and enjoy the view of the canyon. Arrive in Guide county in the evening. Overnight in Guide.
Day 05

We will drive to Xining airport and fly out. The trip ends at the airport.

Chabrang Trek is one of the most enjoyable treks that you can do around Xining. The approximate trekking hour is about 4-5 hours at 2900m-3500m throughout grasslands and valleys. You will meet local nomads during your trek, and finally. This trek is particularly designed for families who want to bring their kids to the plateau and experience something unique.
talk with our agent about a special offer for the kids.


800USD/ 5,600RMB per person (private arrangement/ tour size: 2-10 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, 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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