Map Southwest Gansu Province stands stategically along ancient Silk Road in northwestern China, and an important part of Amdo Tibetan Region. See the amazing natural landscapes in this off-the beaten track areas, and experience the splendid Tibetan cultures by watching and joining the Grand Buddhist Festival of Labrang Monastery between late Feb and early Mar during the Tibetan New Year Festival.

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Xining - Tongren - Xiahe - Lanzhou

Starting Point: Xining

Ending Point: Lanzhou


Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport, and transfer to hotel for check in. Go and visit Kumbum Monastery (also called Ta'er Monastery), one of the greatest six lamaseries of Gelukpa sect (the Yellow Hat Sect) of Tibetan Buddhism. Overnight in Xining.

Ta'er Monastery

After breakfast, transfer to visit Drotsang Monastery, the largest Monastery and Ming Dynasty Architecture in Ledu County. Overnight in Rebkong.

Watch Gomar Stupa Buddhist Ritual in the morning. After lunch, visit Wutun Lower Temple in Magotsang Village, and watch Sunning Buddha ceremony. Overnight in Rebkong.

Watch Gomar Stupa Buddhist Ritual in the morning. After lunch, Go to Wutun Lower Temple again for a grand parade of Maitreya Buddha Statue aroud the Monastery. Overnight in Rebkong.

Watch Cham Dance (Vajira Dance) at Wutun Lower Temple. Overnight in Rebkong.
Watch Cham Dance at Gomar Monastery (Gomar Gompa). This mysterious 400-year-old Monastery resembles a medieval walled village. Overnight in Rebkong.

Visit Longwu Monastery in the morning, then drive to Xiahe. Overnight in Xiahe.

Longwu Monastery

Explore Labrang Monastery, the Largest Monastery and Buddhist Institute in Amdo Tibetan Area. Watch the ceremony of sunning the Buddha. Overnight in Xiahe.
Watch Cham Dance at Labrang Monastery. Overnight in Xiahe.

Drive back to Lanzhou, visit Binglingsi Caves. Built in 420AD of Western Qin Dynasty, it is a rare treasure house of Buddhist art along Ancient Silk Road. Overnight in Lanzhou.

Binglingsi Caves

Transfer to the airport or train station to go to your next destination.

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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