5 Days Lanzhou Tour with Langmusi and Labrang Monasteries

Being a very small town on the junction of Gansu and Sichuan Province, Langmusi has two monasteries located on the border of each of the two provinces, which is renowned as “Small Tibet” due to its influential Tibetan Buddshim existence. Labrang Monastery, one of the six great monasteries of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, is the most important monastery town of Tibetan Buddhism outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Highlights:

  • Learn about Tibetan Buddhism in Langmusi Temple and Labrang Monastery.
  • Enjoy stunning natural scenery along the way.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lanzhou Arrival
  • Day 2: Lanzhou – Langmusi
  • Day 3: Langmusi – Xiahe
  • Day 4: Xiahe – Labrang Monastery – Lanzhou
  • Day 5: Lanzhou Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lanzhou Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lanzhou
Meals:

Upon your arrival, tour guide will pick you up from airport or train station and then transfer to your hotel in Lanzhou city. Free and easy time for you to explore this city.

Day 2 Lanzhou – Langmusi

Sightseeing and Activities: Kirti Monastery
Accommodation: Langmusi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, we will drive a long way to Langmusi. It is about 400km. There are two sections: Lanzhou Xiahe Road Trip and Xiahe Langmusi Trip. We will gradually goes from the loess plateau slowly to Tibet-Qinghai Plateau. Enjoy the scenery along the road.

In the afternoon, we will arrive at Langmusi. Then visit Kirti Monastery on the southern hill of Sichuan side. Stay overnight at Langmusi.

Day 3 Langmusi – Xiahe

Sightseeing and Activities: Sertri Gompa
Accommodation: Xiahe
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, we will visit another temple on the northern hill of Gansu side – Sertri Gompa. Then we will drive back to Xiahe and stay overnight here.

Day 4 Xiahe – Labrang Monastery – Lanzhou

Sightseeing and Activities: Labrang Monastery, Sangke Prairie
Accommodation: Lanzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will visit Labrang Monastery. It is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, which has become known to visitors as the film’s shooting place of “World Without Thieves”.

Then drive to visit the Sangke Prairie which is famous for its excellent pasture and frequent magnificent Buddhist ceremonies.

After that, we will drive back to Lanzhou and check in the hotel for rest.

Day 5 Lanzhou Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Waterwheel Garden
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, visit the Waterwheel Garden on the southern bank of the Yellow River in Lanzhou.
Then transfer you to Lanzhou airport or train station for your next destination.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.