Gannan: An Earthly Pure Land
6-Day Xiahe, Langmusi and Zhagana Tour
Located in southwestern Gansu Province and the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture has both Tibetan culture and stunning plateau landscape.
This area is famous for having a similar feel to Tibet but doesn't require a Travel Permit. With the average altitude of 3000 meters above sea level, you can experience Tibetan culture and enjoy the plateau scenery in comfort and without the risk of altitude sickness.
Here you will see grand prairies, scattered lakes, monasteries, Tibetan villages, unique mountain peaks, and hidden wonderlands. This is a trip you will not want to miss.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Get A True Taste of Tibetan Culture Outside Tibet
Visit the Labrang Monastery to see the monks studying and debating Buddhism and pass by the longest corridor of prayer wheels in the world. Experience the spectacular religious atmosphere in the tranquil pure land of Langmusi.
Walk Through a Stunning Plateau
Explore the serene Zhagana region that has a unique cultural and natural landscape featuring Tibetan-style villages, primitive forests, and mountains formed by ancient glaciers.
Enjoy the Breathtaking Views of Nuoergai Grand Prairie
Stand by the First Bend of Yellow River and look out at the endless wetland dotted with beautiful lakes. Watch the water birds fly over the rose willows and appreciate the sunset views of the Yellow River surrounded by vast prairie.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
2.5 days in Xian
Helen helped with a quickly arranged Covid test at a local centre to smooth future travel. Next day was the Terracotta Warriors, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Mosque. Amazing history and not too crowded with plenty of time to explore with excellent local restaurant for dumpling lunch . Helen went through loads of background info at each site adding to the experience and assisted with bartering at the markets. The final day required a late switch of museum and to the little wild goose pagoda which Helen organized efficiently and also played museum guide, I’m not sure what she doesn’t know about Chinese history. Helen was also helpful with our individual onward travel plan changes and our obsession with coffee. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Liujiaxia Reservoir Speedboat Ride and Bingling Temple
Labrang Monastery, Ganjia Prairie and Bajiao City Ruins
Langmusi Monastery (Setri Compa), The First Bend of Yellow River at sunset
Huahu Lake in Ruoergai Grand Prairie, Zhagana Scenic Area
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: gs-3