Six days Tour of Losar Festival at Xiahe in 2020

Six days Tour of Losar Festival at Xiahe in 2020

Losar means “New Year” in Tibetan, and is celebrated at the same time as the New Year of the lunar calendar of Han nationality。During Losar Festival, a lot of public celebrations for the New Year are held in monastery and village in Tibetan area from the ninth to fifteenth of the month, All villagers gather at public houses to prepare meals, drinks, they celebrate the important festival by singing and dancing together.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1 Feb.4, Arrival in Lanzhou Hightligts: Bank of Yellow River Cuising,Water Wheel, Sheep Skin Raft

Stop At: White Pagoda Mountain (Baita), North bank of Yellow River, Chengguan District, Lanzhou 730000 China
If you still have enough time, the guide will lead you to cruising the city and the bank of yellow river, you will see the earliest iron bridge (Zhongshan Bridge, built in Qing Dynasty) over Yellow river, white pagoda mountain
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: 4-star Lanzhou Legend Hotel or Same Level hotel兰州飞天大酒店或蓝宝石大酒店4*

Day 2: Day 2 Feb. 5, Lanzhou-Linxia-Xiahe

Stop At: Bingling Temple Grottoes, West of Yongjing County, Tianshui 730030 China
Highlights: Yacht Cuising Reservoir, Binglingsi Grottoes
After breakfast at hotel, start from Hotel at 8:00am to Xiahe, on the half way, visit Bingling Grottoes, which began to build in Xiqin Dynasty, later was rebuilt between the Wei Dynasty (220-265)and Jin Dynasty (265-420) and got the present name from the Song Dynasty, ”Bingling” means 100,000Budhha statues in Tibetan language. Indicating “mountain of 1,000 Buddha statues” and “grotto of 10.000 Buddha statues”. It is famous for its stone sculpture on the cliffs. You will take about 40 minutes by yacht through the beautiful reservoir of Liujiaxia to get there. Then at later afternoon, arrive in Xiahe

Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Tibetan Style hotel, Laburang Aviation Hotel or Same Level hotel夏河民航大酒店同级

Day 3: Day 3 Feb.6 , Xiahe

Stop At: Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si), Lapuleng Town, Xiahe County 747100 China
Today is the beginning of the top activities of Losar Festival, Simple Breakfast made by the local hotel, beginning at 9:00, hundreds and thousands Tibetan people will assemble at the displaying platform on the hillside, waiting for the huge Buddha Thangka is carried out by the monks from the Monastery, the huge Thangka is 100 meters wide and 300 meters long and made of embroidery. at the moment When it is spread out on the platform, under the sunshine, the monks begins to read sutras to praise the mercy and contributions of Buddha. All the Tibetan people give a kowtow to the huge Thangka and spray. Afternoon visit Labrang Monastery.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Tibetan Style hotel, Laburang Aviation Hotel or Same Level hotel夏河民航大酒店同级

Day 4: Day 4 Feb.7, Xiahe

Stop At: Xiahe County, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
It is one of the most important activities Losar Festival, the Dance starts at noon on the square in front of the Grand Sutra Hall and is performed by about 30 monks dancers wearing deer and yak masks, The dance leader is the Dharma King, accompanied by musical ensemble, the monks put a herringbone that was placed in the center of the square into oil pot to burn for dispelling evil. Offerings to Buddha and evils made of highland barley are burnt in the monastery by dancers and monks under the leadership of the abbot to wish an auspicious coming year. The afternoon is free at leisure.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Tibetan Style hotel, Laburang Aviation Hotel or Same Level hotel夏河民航大酒店同级

Day 5: Day 5 Feb.8, Xiahe-Hezuo

Stop At: Hezuo, Hezuo, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu
Today you have enough time freely to look around the downtown of Xiahe county and Tibetan village, feel the busy Festival atmosphere of local Tibetan people. transfer to Hezuo, visit Milariba Buddhism Pavilion, it is a nine-flours Tibetan style Pagoda architecture, the founders of all sects of Tibetan Buddhism are enshrined in the Pavilion, It is only one nine-flours Buddhism Pagoda in Ando Tibetan area,then return Xiahe. at evening, the Yak Butter Sculpture Exhibition is held in the Grand Sutra Hall of Labrang Monastery with many butter lamps in the halls, the sculptures are even more beautiful with the butter lamps burning before them, thousands of visitors and local people come to visit during the night and stay until well into the night.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Local Tibetan Style hotel, Laburang Aviation Hotel or Same Level hotel夏河民航大酒店同级

Day 6: Day 6 Feb.9 Xiahe – Lanzhou Air port, departure from Lanzhou air port

Stop At: Lanzhou, Lanzhou, Gansu
After breakfast, go to Monastery to see the religious activity----Zhuanxiangba, at 10:00 AM, the believers come together in the square of Grand Sutra Hall. The monks will carrie out Maitreya Buddha of wood carving from Maitreya Hall, cruising in the crowd of the people and accepting the worship of the people. then transfer to Lanzhou Zhongchuan air port for your departure flight or train.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"



Hora de Inicio: 9:00 AM
Duración: 6 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
When you arrive in Lanzhou by air or by train , the capital of Gansu Province, the local guide will meet you at Lanzhou Zhongchuan air port or Lanzhou train station, then go to the hotel.

Airports

  • Lanzhou Zhongchuan Airport, Yongdeng County, Lanzhou, Gansu, China, 730087


Ports

  • 兰州西站, 187 Xijin W Rd, Qilihe Qu, Lanzhou Shi, Gansu Sheng, China



Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Incluye

  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 6x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Ground transfers for all included tour programs
  • Hotels and cruising yacht
  • Comprehensive guided group sightseeing
  • Tickets for above scenic spot
  • Entry/Admission - White Pagoda Mountain (Baita)
  • Entry/Admission - Bingling Temple Grottoes
  • Entry/Admission - Labrang Monastery (Labuleng Si)

No Incluye

  • Gratuities

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