6-Day Gannan Tibetan Tour to Xiahe, Langmusi and Zhagana

Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is a holy place for Tibetan Buddhism. Visit this region can experience the profound Tibetan culture without applying for Tibet Travel Permit. The average altitude of the Gannan scenic area is about 3000 meters, lower than in Tibet.

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Based on 2 persons in 4-star hotel

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What to Expect

Marvels on the stone sculptures in Bingling Temple that stretches about 200 meters on the cliff.

Bingling Temple
Bingling Temple

See the excellent display of yak butter carvings in Labrang Monastery.

Labrang Monastery
Yak Butter Carvings

Appreciate the Stunning Sunset View at Red Stone Cliff.

Red Stone Cliff
Sunset View at Red Stone Cliff

Take a short hike through Tibetan villages for the unique cultural and natural landscape.

Tibetan villages
Tibetan Villages

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Lanzhou Arrival, Airport Transfer (Lanzhou)
  • Boyuan Hotel 4-Star
  • None

Arrive at Lanzhou Airport, meet your guide and driver upon arrival, and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2 Our guide and driver will escort you from Lanzhou to Xiahe, Cruise from Liujiaxia Gorge to Bingling Temple Grotto( fast boat), Bingling Temple Grottoes
  • Labrang Civil Aviation Hotel 4-Star
  • Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to Liujiaxia Scenic Area, then for taking a speed boat from Liujiaxia Ferry Terminal to Bingling Temple.

After one hour ride, you will arrive at Bingling Temple, an amazing cultural heritage site consisting of over 100 grottos with Buddhist murals and sculptures.

Stay a night at Xiahe.

DAY 3 Our guide and driver will escort you from Xiahe to Langmusi Town, Labrang Monastery, Ganjia Grassland, Stunning Sunset View at Red Stone Cliff
  • Langmu Temple International Hotel 4-Star
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Take a three-hour drive from Xiage to Langmusi Town to experience its profound Tibetan culture.

A short visit to Labrang Monastery, with quiet and serene surroundings. Monks are reading scriptures in the Wensi hall every morning from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, get up early to see this scene if you are interested.

Continue the trip to Ganjia Grassland, you can see the lush green grasslands as well as the authentic and traditional Tibetan herding life there.

Back to the town near Langmu Temple to browse the spectacular sunset view at Red Stone Cliff.

DAY 4 Langmusi(Gansu Langmu Temple/ Sertri Gompa), Our guide and driver will escort you from Langmusi to Tangke, The Yellow River Bend at Tangke
  • Tangke Palace Hotel 4-Star
  • Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, you will go to explore the Langmusi (Gansu Langmu Temple/ Sertri Gompa), the two temples settle in two different regions separated by Bailong River. You can see the celestial burial platform, which is the only one that is open to visitors in Gannan areas.

Then drive from Langmusi to Tangke, you are going to see The Yellow River Bend on the way,  there are two ways to visit:
1. Walk up and down the 2-kilometer wooden corridor. The steps are relatively flat.
2. Take the escalator up and walk down the wooden corridor. The escalator was designed in 14 sections and is a 15-minute ride.

DAY 5 Flower Lake, Escort you from Tangke to Die Bu County. Zhagana Scenic Area
  • Tiancheng Gana Meiduo Hostel
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Ruoergai Flower Lake is located in the Gerba grassland, named after a small white flower in the lake. Great to stroll along the pathway to enjoy the boundless wetland scenery.

Drive from Tangke to Zhagana Scenic Area in Die Bu County, a small village surrounded by mountains. Worth to take a moderate hike around for experiencing the lifestyle of the local Tibetan people, and to feel the simplicity and serenity of the original Tibetan village.

DAY 6 Drive from Langmusi to Lanzhou, Lanzhou Departure
  • Breakfast

Take a 3 hours drive from Langmusi to Lanzhou Airport, and board your onward flight.

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