Mirror of the Sky – Chaka Salt Lake

Best Tour advices for ‘Mirror of the Sky’ – Chaka Salt Lake:

Name: Chaka Salt Lake
Chinese name: 茶卡盐湖
Location: South of Wulanchaka Town, Haixi, Qinghai Province
Climate type: plateau continental climate
Lake area: 105 km2
Lake altitude: 3100 m
Best viewing time: June to August

Chaka Salt Lake, which travelers call China’s Mirror of the Sky’, was named one of the “55 places to Visit in your lifetime” by National Tourism Geographic magazine.

How could you get to Chaka Salt Lake?

There are three ways to get to Chaka Salt Lake

1. Carpool/charter:
Carpool and charter are generally a walking trip. For instance, a 2-day tour of ‘Qinghai Lake and Chaka Salt Lake’ and a cycle tour of ‘Qinghai and Gansu provinces’ will take you to Chaka Salt Lake, which are general ways to travel.

2. Train:
The special train between Xining and Chaka Salt Lake will be open in July and August, lasting about 4 hours and running back and forth every day.

From Xining to Chaka Salt Lake: The train leaves at 8:30 in the morning and arrives at Chaka Salt Lake at 12:30 at noon.

From Chaka Salt Lake to Xining: It starts from Chaka Salt Lake at 16:30pm that day and arrives in Xining at 20:30pm.

3. Bus:
There are 6 flights from Xining Passenger Transportation Center to Chaka Town every day. The ticket price is about 66 Chinese yuan and the journey time is about 6 hours. But the bus only goes to Chaka town, which is about 8 kms away from Chaka Salt Lake.

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