Discovery Tour during Tibetan Qinghai Tongren- Xiahe 11days tour
Day01 Arrival Xining
Today we arrrive in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, meet with and transfer to hotel and free the balance of day for rest. Overnight in Xining
Day02 Xining – Kunbum – Tongren
Breakfast in hotel. Check out and leave for Tongren. On the way we will visit Kumbum monastery (Ta'er Si) of Gelukpa-sect, which was built in 1560 in Huangzhong county and also one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. After that drive to Tongren (Repkong), and visit Longwu monastery of Gelukpa sect which was initially constructed in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) as a monastery of Sakya-sect.
In the morning we set out for approx. 10km to Gomargar Monastery to see the grand assembly with Tibetan locals and monks of the monastery. The highlight of the tour today is no doubt the Thangka Buddha-Painting Exposure, which normally starts from 14h00pm and will lasts for 3-4hrs. After the first hours visit in Gomargar Monastery we drive to lower Wutun Monastery to participate the Grand Buddha Circuit activity. Drive back hotel.
Continue our visit at Repkong. We will spend the whole day long at Wutun monastery and Wutun village the center of Tibetan Regong-Art, which is a successful mixture of religion and folk art. Enjoy the mask dance at Wutun and take photos. In the afternoon drive to Gomargar Monastery to see the mask dance.
Full day tour to the Gomargar monastery to enjoy the monk mask dance. Drive back hotel late in the afternoon.
Day06 Tongren – Xiahe
Morning revisit the Gomargar Monastery if desired. Afterwards we leave Tongren for Xiahe and stay overnight.
Today the Labrang Losar celebration takes place. Watch the big sunning-Buddha ceremony at the hillside by the monastery in the morning with crowds of Tibetan locals. Enjoy the grand view and make nice pictures.
Enjoy and participate in the mask dance in Labrang and if lucky enough we can receive blessings by touching our heads from a high rank lama.
A leisure tour to the big Labrang monastery, the most important religious centre on the northeast border of the Tibet region. The monastery created in 1710, as one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet area, has served for centuries there to connect the Tibetan and Mongolian. Free at own leisure in the afternoon. At night, enjoy amazing show of Butter sculpture Arts in Labrang, a vivid handi art created by the Buddhist monks inspired by the Buddha teachings.
Day10 Xiahe – Lanzhou
Another highlight of our tour to Xiahe in the morning: visit the grand circuit together with thousands of pilgrims and monks at Labrang to make a round walk of the monastery with the huge statue of Maitreya, Buddha of the Future. After that we leave Xiahe for Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. En route make an excursion to grottos of 1000-Buddha's-temple in Bingling over the yellow. The grottos of the monastery are firstly built in 420AD. Figures here are older than those in Dunghuang-Grottos. Late in the afternoon we drive to Lanzhou and check in hotel.
Free till check out and transfer to Lanzhou airport for departure flight. End of the tour.