Norden Camp

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Central China, China

Just 20 minutes out of Labrang, the famous Tibetan monastic town in Gansu Province, lies the Norden Camp and its 11 log cabins and yak hair tents. The stunning 11 hectares border a meandering river where you will find an array of wildlife which includes hares, marmots, foxes and many birds. Here, you can experience Tibetan culture and marvel at the outdoors all the while staying in a stylish and comfortable retreat.

The camp site is made up of 7 log cabins, 4 yak tents and 3 traditional reception tents which house the dining area, bonfire area and sauna. The dining at Norden Camp is a truly authentic and unique experience, based on the local pastoral lifestyle. Seasonal, local products are used and as the area is virtually untouched the food is organic by default.

The camp is open from May all to way to October so that guests can experience the best weather in the region and admire the blooming and colourful landscapes.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Central China into a greater Chinese or Asian holiday. Take a look at A Tour Through Mystical Yunnan as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

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Location & getting there

The camp site is easily reachable when flying into the local Lobrang Airport, followed by a half hour drive. Alternatively, Norden Camp is a 4 hour drive from Lanzhou (the capital of Gansu).


With a total of 7 log cabins and 4 yak hair tents, Norden Camp offers an intimate setting amidst lush vegetation. The logs and tents offer wooden floors and comfortable bedding. Each of the rooms are furnished with Norlha accessories and traditional style furniture.


- Reception tent
- Dining area
- Bonfire are
- Sauna


There is much to experience in this outdoor retreat. First and foremost, the surrounding nature: hiking, bird-watching, horseback riding and outdoor camping are thrilling activities. For more insights into the local culture, guided visits to Labrang Monastery can be arranged, as can lunch in a monk’s home, visits to textile workshops or learning to make your own yak. In the evenings, make the most of the stunning skies and go star-gazing all whilst you enjoy a cozy bonfire.

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