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Gansu and Qinghai:Buddhist Monastery Tour

Travel days:  9 days
 /  8 nights

  • Train tickets mentioned are in four-bed soft sleeper cabin.
  • All transfers mentioned in the program with air-conditioned 33 seats coach.
  • Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Private English speaking tour guide for all mentioned sightseeing..
  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels in twin room with bath/shower and WC
  • All meals mentioned in the program. Chinese and Western buffet for breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner are served in local restaurant with Chinese set menu.
  • One bottle of complimentary mineral water of Chinese brand per day.
  • 24 hours TUI China telephone Hotline (German and English): +86 13910187388.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Xiahe 3.5*   Jiu Sheng Hotel    Standard Twin room
  • Xining 3.5*  Jianyin Hotel    Standard Twin room
  • Zhangye 3.5*  Dian Li Hotel    Standard Twin room
  • Wuwei 3.5*  Tianma Hotel     Standard Twin room
  • Rural China is known for both the warmth and generosity of its people, and its breathtaking landscapes. But as a developing country it sometimes lacks many of the amenities that we might take for granted. At times during your time in parts of the country this will become evident by way of road conditions, the availability of western foods and the simplicity of local accommodation. We hope that these elements of your trip only add charm and authenticity but also that you are prepared to make some small adjustments along the way.
  • The above mentioned rates are subject to availability. Kindly note that no reservation has been made at this moment.
  • For certain sightseeing venues, if a child is taller than 120 cm, entrance fees are calculated as an adult. For further visits or re-entry at some sites, the entrance fee must be paid again and this will be the responsibility of the client.
  • If you have any further ideas, please feel free to contact us. We will do our best to adjust the offer according to your wishes.

Travel content

Join us in the footsteps of Buddhism and the many monasteries that dot the route to the Tibetan plateau. Along the way, take in the serene beauty of Qinghai and Gansu provinces. Explore the vast beauty of these remote regions and discover a wealth of fascinating religious and cultural heritage. Experience the tranquility of Qinghai Lake and visit the source of the mighty Yellow River at this sacred gateway to the Tibetan grasslands.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Beijing- Lanzhou
    • Assemble at German Embassy
    • Vehicle transfer to train station
    • Take soft sleeper train to Lanzhou
    • Train schedule: Z55 Beijing- Lanzhou 15:00-08:00+1
    • Overnight on the train
  • Day 2:
    Lanzhou-Xiahe (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Arrive in Lanzhou
    • Meet you guide
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Vehicle transfer to Xiahe
    • Lunch at local restaurant on the way
    • Enjoy the various landscapes from altitudes 1500M to 300M
    • Arrive in Xiahe
    • Check in at hotel
    • Leisure time by yourself
    • Overnight in Xiahe
  • Day 3:
    Xiahe (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Photography time at monastery complex
    • Join in the morning lessons of the assembled monks
    • Return to hotel for breakfast.
    • Pay you visit to Labrang Monastery
    • Lunch at local restaurant.
    • Stroll around at Sangke grassland.
    • Family visit with local herdsmen
    • Walk the markets of local minority peoples
    • Overnight in Xiahe
  • Day 4:
    Xiahe-Xining (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Transfer to Xining passing by Tongren.
    • Sightseeing in Longwu and Xiawutun monastery
    • Lunch and dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight in Xining
  • Day 5:
    Xining-Qinghai lake-Xining: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Visit Ta Er Monastery, known as Kumbum Monastery in Tibetan, it is acknowledged as one of the six most important monasteries in the region and offers a good introduction to Tibetan culture for outsiders. Ta Er Monastery is famous for being the birthplace of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Tibetan Buddhist Yellow Hat Sect.
    • Transfer to Qinghai Lake and sightseeing there.
    • Transfer back to Xining
    • Lunch and dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight in Xining
  • Day 6:
    Xining-Zhangye: (Breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Breakfast at hotel
    • Transfer to Zhangye.
    • Enjoy the spectacular views of plateaus, grasslands and canyons during vehicle journey
    • Arrive in Zhangye and check in at hotel
    • Lunch and dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight in Zhangye
  • Day 7:
    Zhangye-Wuwei: (Breakfast , lunch, dinner)
    • Tour at monastery of Great Buddha .
    • Sightseeing at Seven colored Danxia landform scenic spot.
    • Transfer to Wuwei County.
    • Lunch and dinner at local restaurant
    • Overnight in Wuwei county
  • Day 8:
    Wuwei-Lanzhou-Beijing: (Breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
    • Transfer to Lanzhou
    • Arrive in Lanzhou
    • Enjoy the view of Yellow river at Baitashan mountain park
    • Transfer to train station for the train back to Beijing
    • Train schedule: Z56 Lanzhou-Beijing 20:40-13:36+1
    • Overnight on the train
  • Day 9:
    • Arrive in Beijing
    • Transfer to German Embassy
    • End of service