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6 Days Essence Tour for Tibet Culture in Qinghai and Gansu

Xining-Qinghailake-Tongren-Xiahe

From CNY 4950
TOUR CODE: G-QH-002
TOUR TYPE: Group,Off The Beaten Path,Family,Culture,Photography

Summary

This program focus on Tibet Region with great landscape view and Tibet Religon. It includes Qinghai lake Ta’er Monastery, but also take you to visit Tongren and Xiahe.  This program  Kanbula National Forest Park, a unique Danxia Land form, will also take you to explore Tongren and Xiahe area.

Itinerary

Day Place and transfer Activities Meals plan Hotels
Day 1 Arrive in Xining Arrive Xining
Airport picking up and transfer to hotel
/ In Xining
Day 2 Xining-Qinghai lake-Xining Visit Ta’er monatery visit in the morning
And then drive to Qinghai lake for visit
Drive back to Xining
B In Xining
Day 3 Xining- Kanbula-Tongren Kanbu la National forest Park
Rabkong Art Museum
 
B At Tongren
Day 4 Tongren- Xiahe *Longwu Temple
*Wutun Temple
Drive to Xiahe
B In Xiahe
Day 5 Xiahe *Sangke Grassland
* Labrang Monastery
B In Xiahe
Day 6 Xiahe-Xining Drive back to Xining and end the service B  
Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Xining

Fly or take the train to Xining. Upon arrival. Pick up and transfer to hotel.  The rest time is on your own.

Day 2  Xining – Ta’er Monastery – Qinghai lake –Xining
Visit Ta’er monastery, Ta'er Monastery is one of the six greatest monasteries of Gelug Sect (or Yellow Hat Sect, a branch of Tibetan Buddhism). The monastery is also one of the most popular scenic spots in Qinghai Province and has been listed as a state-level protected cultural relic. The monastery was built in 1577, in memory of Tsong Khapa (1357-1419), founder of Gelug Sect. Being the religious activity center of this sect, Ta'er Monastery is also considered as a sacred monastery in China.. 

After Ta’er monastery, we will drive to Qinghai lake for a visit. Qinghai lake is the largest inland salt in lake in China, also a holy lake.  It present different amazing view in four season.  Take your time to visit this lake, if you prefer, you can also rend a bike and do the some bike riding here.

Then we will drive back to Xining
  Qinghai lake viewSunset view of Qinghai lake

Day 3  Xining – Kanbula National Forest Park- Rebkong Art Museum- Tongren
After breakfast, we will drive to Tongren  and ready to experience Tibet Culture. including seals used by the emperor of the Ming Dynasty.
Kan Bu La National Forest Park - Unique Danxia landform, abundant plant resource, strong religion atmosphere, friendly people, Li Jia Xia Hydropower Station...
Rabkong Art Museum - a famous historic and cultural city located in picturesque southern Qinghai, in the Tibetan Nanzhou County.
  Kanbula National Forest park in Qinghai - Danxia landformKanbula National Forest park in Qinghai - Danxia landform

Day 4 Tongren: Longwu Temple,  Wutun Temple – Xiahe:
Longwu Temple is located in Longwu Town of Tongren County of Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, around 186 kilometers from Xining; the Longwu Temple is one of the ancient temples in Qinghai Province, and its largest Gelug temple. It was built in 1301 and already has a history that stretches back more than 700 years with several halls. The temple is filled with rare and valuable artifacts, as well as several imperial artifacts including seals used by the emperor of the Ming Dynasty. The temple has organically grown over its long history, what started as a prayer hall expanded to know include a scripture hall, an astronomy room, several courtyards as well as beautiful grounds. The largest prayer room within the temple is over 1700 square meters.
Wutun Temple is located in the Wutun village just outside of Tongren; the Temple is divided into the "lower" and "upper" temple. This classically styled temple is filled with ancient Tibetan treasures: frescos and weavings. The temple is widely renowned across Qinghai; these two half-temples combine a comprehensive record of the religious history of Tongren and Qinghai. Wutun in Tibetan translates as "the temple located in the area of prosperity", constructed in 1645 the temple is famous for its invaluable collection, including Sakyamuni's hair and other Buddhist relicts. The monks of the temple have also been unceasingly collecting new relics to add to the already substantial collection that exists within the upper and lower temple, such is the value of this collection that the Wutun Temple is often referred to as an "art college".
  Local Tibetan people at Longwu TempleWutun Temple- Tibetan Monastery
Day 5 Xiahe : Sangke Grassland and Labrang Monastery
Xiahe, a county under the jurisdiction of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, lies in the southwest of Gansu Province. On the northeast edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, it is located between 35°12' north latitude and 102°31' east longitude. Xiahe is named after the Xiahe River and has different landscapes ranging from towering mountains, valleys, grasslands and forests. The profound Tibetan Buddhism and various custom activities are also highlights of Xiahe. Labrang Monastery, one of the six main temples of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism is located in the western region of the county. And the beautiful Sangke Grassland is nearby.

Labrang Monastery: Located at the foot of the Phoenix Mountain northwest of the county, Labrang Monastery is the first must-see attraction. It is one of the six great monasteries of Gelukpa sect as well as the location of Gansu Provincial Buddhism College. The Labrang Monastery boasts tens of thousands of statues of Buddha made of gold, silver, copper, and aluminum, as well as many Buddha hats and many Buddhist treasures adorned with pearls, jadeite, agate and diamonds.  Sangke Grassland: Located about ten kilometers west of the county, Gansu province, Sangke Grassland enjoys a good reputation in the northwest Tibetan district for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies. Sangke Grassland is an ideal place to experience the nomadic life, spend summers and return to the nature. It is also a nice place to appreciate the Tibetan folk culture to the full by wearing Tibetan costumes and riding horses or yaks across the land.
  Sangke Grassland in XiaheLabrang Monastery

Day 6 Xiahe- Xining
Drive back to Xining and drop you to Xining airport or train station or downtown according to your choice and end the service

Price Guide

Tour Date Price Single room supplements
Aug.20-Aug25 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Sept.18- Sept. 23 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Sept.30- Oct.05 CNY 5080/PAX CNY 1200
Oct. 15- Oct. 20 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Oct.27- Nov.01 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Nov.15- Nov.20 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Dec.10- Dec.15 CNY 4950/Pax CNY 1000
Inclusions
All Transfer:Comfortable Tourist Vehcile
Professional English speaking tour guide
All entrance ticket fee to the places listed in the program
Comfortable 4 star hotel based on twin share basis
Service fee of operating and handling
Insurance

Exclusions
Tips to the guide and driver
Lunches and dinners
Flight/train to and from Xining
Your own expenses

Notice

Travel to Tibet Region need to respect their religion and beliefs
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