How to reach the Nirvana Hotel, Restaurant & Bar
GPS coordinates: Latitude - Longitude: 35.193269,102.516479 Lat: 35° 11' 35.7684" Long: 102° 30' 59.3244"
Xiahe has opened its small airport in August 2013. There are direct flights from Xi'an, Lhasa, Chengdu and Yinchuan.
If you come from Beijing, a useful flight schedule is:
You can check www.ctrip.com for schedules and prices.
Many times the price of these 2 flights together is the same as the price of the flight from Beijing-Lanzhou. Also it will save you the 5 hours transfer from Lanzhou-Xiahe.
There is a mini bus from the Xiahe airport to Xiahe town, but there are no taxis available at the airport. If you need a private airport transfer so you can stop on the way to take pictures of the beautiful scenery and grasslands, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org A private car transfer costs 300 rmb.
You would have to take the train to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. From there you would have to take the bus or private transport to Xiahe. See bus section below.
ARRIVING IN XIAHE BY BUS
There are several local buses connecting Xiahe to the outside world.
*From Lanzhou: there are buses leaving Lanzhou South bus station at 07.30, 08.30, 10..30, 14.00 and 15.00 (3,5 hours)
*From Langmusi: there are buses leaving from Langmusi at 06.30 and 14.00 (5 hours)
*From Linxia: there are buses leaving from Linxia about every 45 minutes (2 hours)
*From Hezuo: there are busses from Hezuo to Xiahe roughly every half hour (1,15 hours)
*From Xining: there is one morning bus from Xining to Xiahe
BUSES LEAVING XIAHE
* Xiahe to Lanzhou: 06.30, 07.30, 08.30, 12.10, 14.30 and 14.55 (3,5 hours)
* Xiahe to Xining: 07.00 (5 hours)
* Xiahe to Langmusi: 07.40 (4,5 hours) in 2010 this bus is not running anymore. You have to go via Hezuo
* Xiahe to Tongren 08.00, 14.00 (3,5 hours)
*Xiahe to Linxia: there are buses to Linxia about every 45 minutes (2 hours)
*Xiahe to Hezuo: there are busses to Hezuo roughly every half hour (1,15 hours)
Bus tickets can only be bought 1 day in advance at the Xiahe bus station
FROM THE XIAHE BUS STATION TO NIRVANA HOTEL
You can take a taxi from the Xiahe bus station. Just take a picture with your phone of our name card here below on this page and show it to the taxi driver. Almost nobody in Xiahe speaks English. The price of the taxi is 2 yuan per person. If you take one of the little open trucks at the bus station, the price will be 10 yuan.
If you want to walk, you walk out the bus station, turn right, keep walking till the end of the main road (which is the entrance of the monastery complex), turn left and walk 350 meters till you come to a bridge. Nirvana Hotel is the red building to the left. Walking from the bus station will be about 20-30 minutes.
BY PRIVATE CAR
We can arrange private transport to many places around Xiahe, such as Lanzhou, Hezuo, Langmusi, Binglingsi. We also arrange private pickups from Lanzhou city or Lanzhou airport. Please contact us at email@example.com
OUR NAME CARD: