How to reach the Nirvana Resort


GPS location:   35°07'50.4"N 102°24'42.3"E




Xiahe has opened its small airport in August 2013. There are direct flights from Xi'an, Lhasa, Tianjin, Chengdu and Yinchuan.  


If you come from Beijing, a useful flight schedule is:



You can check 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    A private car transfer costs 300 rmb. Please inform us of your arrival time and we come to pick you up.




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.




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

A transfer from Xiahe town to the Nirvana Resort is 100 rmb, it takes 25 minutes by car. Please contact us at  if you would like to book it.



* Xiahe to Lanzhou: 06.30, 07.30, 08.30, 12.10, 14.30 and 14.55 (3,5 hours)

* Xiahe to Xining: 06.10 (5 hours)

* Xiahe to Langmusi: 07.40 (4,5 hours)

* Xiahe to Tongren 07.30 (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. We can arrange this for you. 




We can arrange private transport to many places around Xiahe, such as Lanzhou, Hezuo, Langmusi, Binglingsi grottoes. We also arrange private pickups from Lanzhou city or Lanzhou airport. Please contact us at 

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