Kumbum Monastery in Xining and Labrang Monastery in Xiahe are renowned for Tibetan Buddhism. You will visit the attractions from Lanzhou to Xining including Gansu Museum, Bingling Temple Grottos, Labrang Monastery, Dongguan Mosque, and Kumbum Monastery.
Day 1. Arrival Lanzhou. Upon arrival Lanzhou, you will be met by the guide and transferred to the hotel located in the city downtown of Lanzhou, the capital of the Gansu province. You will walk along the Yellow River park in the afternoon if time permits. Accommodation: Lanzhou 4-Star Legend Hotel or equivalent Day 2. Lanzhou to Linxia (BL)After hotel breakfast, your guide will take you to visit Gansu Museum where there is must-see statue "Galloping Horsing On The Swallow" that was excavated in Wuwei in 1969, which is the token of China Tourism. After the museum, you will take 3-hour ride to Linxia where you will take a speed boat to go across Liujiaxia Reservoir on the Yellow River to visit Binlin Temple Grottoes that was constructed from the 3rd century with amazing statues and frescos. Meanwhile the Grottoes are located beside imposing Stone Forest of the Yellow River. You will stay here about 2 hours, then take speed boat back to your vehicle. Accommodation: Linxia 4-Star Hehuang Hotel or equivalent Day 3. Linxia/Xiahe Labrang (BL) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 2 hours to Xiahe, Labrang in Tibetan Language. Labrang Monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Shêpa, Ngawang Tsondru. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. There are hundreds of lamas studying in the monastery. You will walk along the monastery with your guide, and visit the most import temples here in the afternoon. Accommodation: Labrang 4-Star Civil Aviation Hotel or equivalentDay 4. Xiahe/Xining(B) After hotel breakfast, you will be driven about 6 hours to Xining. You will visit Longwu Monastery on the way, which is a typical Tibetan Buddhism temple. Accommodation: 4-Star Qinghai Hotel or equivalentDay 5. Departing from Xining (BL) You will be transferred to visit Kumbum Monastery which is about 25 km from Xining. As birth place of Tsongkhpa who was the founder of Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism, Kumbum Monastery has impressive Buddha states, yak butter carvings etc. You will stay here for about 2 hours before transferring to Xining airport or Xining railway station where the trip concludes. You can book our another tour 32685P86 to Zhangye. Note: Please book your flight departing from Xining airport after 3 pm.