There’s a new semi-luxe camp in northwest China

There’s camping and then there’s glamping. The Norden Camp is all about experiencing Tibetan lifestyle, except in style. The site of the camp is a beautiful 110,000 sq.m. winter grazing area for local nomads that borders a meandering river. The semi-luxe camp itself, which houses seven pine log cabins and four hand-woven tents, plus a Finnish sauna, is sustainably built and runs on solar power. Only available through October, prices start from $424. Also check out Norlha Textiles, the sister brand that designs, produces and sells timeless yak textiles made by nomads in The Tibetan Plateau. Interesting pieces include the Tashi bag (which stands for luck in Tibetan) and classic Tibetan shirts.

For all that, the camp is not technically in Tibet. It is a half hour away from Labrang Airport or a four-hour car ride from Lanzhou, the capital city of Gansu. It’s an eight-hour journey from Singapore and you’ll have to transit through Kunming using China Eastern Airlines. We spotted flights going for as low as $582 for a one-way journey.