Lanzhou- Langmusi- Xiahe- Lanzhou questions
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 26, 2013 3:02 AM Last Post By: letemspeak
Feb 23, 2013 10:18 PM
Lanzhou- Langmusi- Xiahe- Lanzhou questionsI understand that Xiahe and possibly Langmusi are currently closed to foreigners. I am hoping the area will open by March 23 and am proceeding with plans:-)
Can anyone tell me if this is a doable itinerary for the short time I have?
Day 1= Fly into Lanzhou in the afternoon. Driver picks us up and takes us to Hezuo.
Day 2= Early morning to Milarepa Palace. Then drive to Langmusi. See Langmusi monasteries/burial site.
Day 3= See Langmusi monasteries/burial site. Drive to Xiahe.
Day 4= See Labrang Si.
Day 5= Early morning drive to Lanzhou airport.
Thank you for any comments or insight:-)
Feb 24, 2013 5:04 PM
Feb 24, 2013 9:52 PM
2While at Xiahe, we enjoyed a short side trip to the Sangke Grasslands. Since it is a collection of tents grouped into two villages (Tibetan and Mongol), I can't say what the situation is in March. The meal we were served in the Tibetan tents (closest to the parking) was spectacular, including yak momo, yak yogurt, and a dish of lamb, onion, and crunchy peppers - the peppers are hollowed out, dried, and stuffed with a grain mixture and maybe sesame?
If you are talking about witnessing a sky burial, good luck. I am not sure the site itself is anything to see, but I didn't go. There is an outfit that does horseback rides in Langmu, and it looks like that would be impressive.
Feb 26, 2013 3:02 AM
3I've done one of the multi day horse trekking trips out of Langmusi, which was indeed fantastic, and a great way to stay with nomads. March is the time when getting into the TAR and Tibetan areas of Sichuan and Qinghai is the most difficult, so have back up plans. For the past few years the TAR has been completely closed to travelers during the month of March.
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