Labrang Temple Wheels Xiahe Gansu

Lanzhou And Xiahe Essence Tour

3-Day Songke Grassland, Labrang Monastery

Destinations: 3-Day Songke Grassland, Labrang Monastery
Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Lanzhou Arrival and Transfer to Xiahe

Your personal tour guide, driver and car will pick you up from Lanzhou airport. Transfer to your hotel in Xiahe and check in.

 
Day 2: Tour of Songke Grassland and the Labrang Monastery
sangke grassland xiahe gansu

Songke Grassland is a natural pasture of Tibetan nomadic people. Songke Grassland is famous for its superb grassland scenery. As you ride your horse you can listen to the pastoral song, and feast your eye on the beautiful flowers and blue sky. It’s truly an experience!

Labrang Monastery is one of the six important temples of Gelukpa or the Yellow Hat Sect of Tibetan Buddhism and the most important temple outside Tibet. It’s now home to over a thousand monks who have come to attend one of the six institutes of learning. One of the most interesting stops is an exhibit of colorful sculptures — made of yak butter! The brightly colored sculptures, some more than 3 feet wide and 3 feet tall look more like Fimo clay than butter. They take two to three weeks to make, and are used in parades to celebrate Tibetan New Year.

Note: To tour the monastery, you must be accompanied by an English speaking monk from the monastery. The service is only available twice a day at 10:15am and 3:10pm. The guide will usually show you 6 halls.

 
Day 3: Xiahe to Lanzhou Transfer and Departure

As your tour concludes, transfer from Xiahe to Lanzhou airport for your departure flight to next destination.

 
Interested? Each tour can be tailored.