TREK IN QINGHAI & GANSU
Located at the intersection of the Tibetan plateau, Gobi desert and Hexi corridor where went the route of the old silk road, Qinghai and Gansu received influences from three different important cultures: the Tibetans, the Mongols as well as the Huis, a muslim minority that originally came from central Asia. We find here endless plateau landscapes and steppes so typical here in Tibet. We find also the largest lake in China, as much known as lake Qinghai (in Mandarin) than lake Kokonor (in Mongolian), and the source of four of the longest rivers in Asia:
the Yangzi, the Yellow River, the Mekong and the Salween.
We navigate here in the ancient Tibetan kingdom of Amdo, the land of the Goloks, nomadic people famous for they barbaric past. The Goloks use to sack other Tibetan ethnic groups and at some point in History didn't hesitate to attack the caravan of the emperor of China.
Their sacred mountain Amnye Machen is 6282m high. It is considered the second holiest mountain in Tibet after Mount Kailash.
For everyone, even the youngest. Moderate altitude, the elevation gain per day stays below 500m.
Medium level hike. The altitude stays below 3000m for the nights, and 800m for the elevation gain per day. Nights are spent in guesthouses or at locals.
Difficult trekking. We normally stay below 4000m altitude and the elevation gain can sometimes reach 1000m. Nights are spent in guesthouses or at locals.
Mountain Trekking in high altitude. We frequently exceed 1000m for day elevation gain and/or spend a full day in high altitude (>4000m). Overnight camping in altitude.
Kid friendly or not.
Horses or mules available or not.