Buddhism Footprint of Kham and Amdo Overland 17 day tour
- Chengdu/Kangding/Daofu/Garze/Paiyul/Derge/Shiqu/Yushu/Maduo/Koko Nor Lake/Xining/Tongren/Xiahe/Lanzhou
Tour Catalog: Private Tour
Trip Length: day
Depature city: Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xian, Xining, Golmud
Ending City: Lanzhou
Day01: Chengdu Overning time in Chengdu( 3 star Hotel)
Arrive in Chengdu, afternoon see the lovely Panda, nightime enjoy Sichuan Opera Show.
Day02: Chengdu/ Kangding 1N in 3 star hotel
Kangding was formerly the capital of the Chakal Kingdom ?one of the five independent kingdoms of Kham. The town prospered as the center for the tea-trade between Tibet and China. Traders would travel long distances,carrying herbal medicines from the Tibetan plateau to sell in exchange for the tea grown in the Ya’an region, which appealed to the Tibetan palate when blended with salt and butter.
Day03: Kangding/ Tagong monastery/ Daofu 1N in 2 star hotel
On the way visit Tagong monastery, then drive to Daofu. The Daofu(3125 metres) valley is one of most attractive parts of Kahm, the neatly constructed white flat-roofed houses with their horizontal red timbers exuding an air of quiet prosperity.
Day04: Daofu/ Ganze 1N in 3 star hotel
Drive to Ganzi(3580 metres). In the afternoon visit Ganzimonastery. It was originally constructed by the Qosot Mongols circa 1642. It once had a population of 1500 monks, making it the largest in Kham alongside Chamdo.
Day05: Ganzi/ Paiyu 1N in Paiyu standeroom
Visit Baiyu Monastery.
Day06: Paiyu/ Derge 1N in Dege standeroom
Visit Derge Printing Press.
Day07: Derge/ Dzongchen Monastery 1N in Gueshouse
Drive to Dzongchen Monastery. Dzongchen is recognized as the major pilgrimage site of Buddha-attributes in East Tibet and as one of the largest monasteries of the Nyingma school in Kham.
Day08: Dzongchen/ Zhenchen Monastery/ Shiqu 1N in Guesthouse
Drive to Zhenchen monastery, overnight in Shiqu.
Day09: Shiqu/ Yushu 1N in Guesthouse
Drive to Yushu (3700 m).
Day10: Yushu 1N in Guesthouse
Today you will visit Yushu Dondrubling monastery and Trangu Monastery.
Day11: Yushu/ Maduo 1N in Guesthouse
Maduo is a high altitude town(4,300 metres) , where snow is not uncommon in summertime.
Day12: Maduo/ Koko Nor Lake 1N in Tent hotel
Day13: Koko Nor Lake/ Kumbum Monastery/ Xining 1N in 3 star hotel
Day14: Xining/ Tongren 1N in simple hotel
In Tongren visit Longwu monastery.
Day15: Tongren/ Xiahe 1N in 2 star hotel
Drive to Xiahe and visit the famous Labrang monastery there.
Day16: Xiahe/ Lanzhou 1N in 3 star hotel
Drive to Lanzhou and then rest.
Day17 Lanzhou airport dropping off.
Morning time Lanzhou airport dropping off, take the flihgt back to Chengdu or Beijing, Shanghai,Xian...
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