7-Day Tibetan Medicine Tour From Labrang Monastery

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7-Day Tibetan Medicine Tour From Labrang Monastery

Get to know one of the world’s most mysterious medicine branch by joining this 7-day insider Tibetan Medicine tour. Local Tibetan doctors and English-speaking guides will show you around monasteries, herb-picking sites and museums in the Amdo Tibetan region, which is the cradle and base for the spread of Tibetan Medicine in its 10,000-year history. 

Starting from the medical college of Labrang Monastery, you’ll be impressed by the “Medicine Trees” (the vivid images of Tibetan Medical knowledge). Gathering medical herbs with a Tibetan doctor in holy mountains or a tranquil valley,  you can savor the pure beauty of Tibetan nature. Meeting with a savvy Tibetan doctor, you'll have a chance to get insight into and re-balance your body. A Tibetan massage or exercise will help you further ease both your body and mind. Finally, a visit to the world’s only museum dedicated for Tibetan Medicine will make it an eye-opening experience for you.


D1   Medical College of Labrang Monastery, Xiahe

An English-speaking Tibetan doctor and a monk will show you around the medical college, which is the second largest college of Labrang Monastery, one of the most comprehensive Tibetan Buddhism university monasteries. The garden-like courtyard is surrounded by “Medicine Trees” , which representing the knowledge and theories of Tibetan Medicine. Medicine Buddha and White Tara worshiped here are believed to help people stay away from diseases, and achieve happiness and peace even before death. A traditional Tibetan rite is performed here to pray for your good health.

D2   Tiger Mountain, Dajiutan Grasslands, Labrang

The Tibetan doctor will take you into holy mountains or a valley located on beautiful grasslands nearby, and teach you how to identify and pick medical herbs. The pure nature far away from crowds will make you forget all the troubles and worries.

D3   Tibetan medicine clinic & factory, Labrang  

Booking in advance, you’ll be seeing a Tibetan doctor in the morning, to experience the Tibetan style of diagnosis. If needed, you will be prescribed herb medicine or a massage, which will help you regain energy and balance. In the afternoon, a visit to a Tibetan medicine factory will give your insight into the processing of medical herbs.

D4  Labrang Monastery to Shachong Monastery

In the morning you’ll have chance to watch Tibetans burning fragrant plants to worship God and purify air. Join them for two forms of the most popular local exercises: prostration and kora, along the world's longest prayer wheel corridor, to release diseases and karma.

Afterwards, a three-hour drive will take you to Shachong Monastery, located on a mountain top in Qinghai province. A magnificent view of sunset on the snow mountain range and the Yellow River can be appreciated from its medical school.

D5   Shachong Monastery

Nowhere is better than Shachong Monastery to observe and ponder on the connection between Medicine and religion in Tibet, because of its unworldly position, and the special status as the original monastery of Tsongkhap, the most prominent Master of Tibetan Buddhism.

Spend the day witnessing the daily life of a Tibetan monk in the medical school, and learn how important the self-cultivation is for a Tibetan doctor, to have compassion and dedication for patients.

D6   Tibetan Culture & Medicine Museum, Xining

The tour concludes at the Tibetan Culture & Medicine Museum in Xining, the only museum of its type in the world, to give you an overview of Tibetan Medicine.

D7   Return home from Xining

(For this tour, early booking is recommended, at least two weeks prior to your arrival;

Itinerary may vary according to season, availability and individual needs.)

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Early booking is recommended, preferably two weeks prior to your arrival."
"Itinerary may vary according to season and availability, and can be tailored to suit your specific needs."
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"

Duración: 3 To 10 Days
Lugar de comienzo: Labrang (Xiahe)
Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • 6 nights accommodation including 2 nights at the mountain-top monastery
  • transportation throughout the tour
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • English-speaking Tibetan doctor
  • Meals if needed, especially at the mountain-top monastery
  • pick-up and drop-off between hotels and airports/train stations
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water

No Incluye

  • Health insurance
  • individual expenses on treatments or Tibetan drugs
  • special requirements regarding diet or accommodation
  • Airfare and train tickets
  • Gratuities


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