Amne Machin Trekking
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Amne Machin Trekking

Duration:10 days

Tour Type:Hiking Tour

Best Time to Go:

Level:Easy

Highlights:Wild Camp
Yak Ranch
Xiadawu Riverside Grassland
Ancient Glacier
Latcha (Lajia) Monastery

No price tag

Day 1 Arrive Xining

Take flight to Xining, the capital city of Qinghai. Meet local guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy free time to accommodate the high latitude and get all gears prepared for our trekking trip.

Enjoy the authentic local food for dinner.

Overnight Xining Hotel  

Meals:D

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Day 2 Xining to Maqen

Today, drive 6-7 hours 500 km from Xinghai city to Maqen Town. En route, the road is with ascendant of altitude up to over 3,300 m (10824ft). In the afternoon,drive through Xinghai to Maqen. The altitude of Maqen is 3700m (12,136ft). En route,visit Latcha (Lajia) Monastery which is firstly built during Qing Dynasty by the Yellow River.

Overnight Maqen Hotel

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 3 Maqen to Yak Ranch (Niuchang) via Cangnikanduo

Drive out of Dawu Town, the county town of Maqen. Then, drive up to Cangnikanduo, the starting point of Mountain Circulation. 

Upload our gears, food and camping facilities to yaks and start trekking.

Tonight, stay in Yak Ranch.

Overnight Camp (3,450m /11,316ft)

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 4 Yak Ranch (Niuchang) to Mowaduoli via Sangchi

Today start 7 hours trekking from Yak Ranch to Mowaduoli via Sangchi. crossing the Kumu River and enjoy mountains landscape en route.

Overnight Camp (3,900m /12,792ft)

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 5 Mowaduoli to Xiadawu Riverside

Grassland via Zhaqing Bridege and Juemuyongran

Set out from Mowaduoli to Xiadawu Riverside grassland, on the way can see the highland landscape, the ancient glacier, groups Tibetan pray flags, wide grassland etc.

Overnight Camp (4,500m/14,760ft)

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 6 Riverside Grassland to Ranch

Trek along the river to Xidawu Village, to visit the cultural center of Amne Machin. Then, cross Zhehede Mountain Pass, where can see the glaciers of Amni Machin and trek back to Ranch.

Overnight Camp (4,100m/13,448ft)

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 7 Ranch to White Pogada (Baita)

Today, the trekking mostly is also up and down hill. The landscape today is as beautiful as yesterday. You can view the glacier, different plants, lakes and rivers.

Overnight Camp (4200m/13,776ft)

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 8 White Pogada (Baita) back Dawu via Cangnikanduo

Today, trek down to Cangnikanduo from Baita. The car will be waiting  at Cangnikanduo, then drive back Dawu Town. In Hotel,  have hot water shower after one week trek.

Overnight Hotel in Maqen

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 9 Maqen to Xining

Today drive 6-7 hours back Xining from Maqen via Xinhai.

Overnight Xining Hotel

Meals:B,L,D

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Day 10 Depart Xining

After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to airport for your departure flight.

Trip ends.

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