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Lanzhou & Xiahe Pilgrim Journey - 4 Days

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Lanzhou - Xiahe - Lanzhou
In this 4-day tour, you will discover the glamour of the Bingling Temple Grottoes, which are cut on steep cliffs along the Yellow River. In Xiahe, a Tibentan-inhabited region, you will witness pilgrims pray and seek spiritual fulfillment at holy Labrang Monastery.

Day 1 Lanzhou

airport - hotel transfer in Lanzhou
Waterwheel Garden, White Pagoda Mountain
The Waterwheel Garden is a highlight along the Yellow River in Lanzhou. The unique waterwheels will provide you an insight into the irrigation tools of ancient China.
Unfurling below visitors a marvelous view of the city of Lanzhou and the mighty waters of Yellow River rolling on incessantly when they climb onto the top of the hill.

Day 2 Lanzhou - Xiahe(by automobile)

private transfer from Lanzhou to Xiahe
breakfast, lunch
Bingling Temple Grottoes
Pay a visit to the Bingling Temple Grottoes, which can be reached after a 75 km drive from Lanzhou by car and then by boat. The grottoes are cut on steep cliffs along the Yellow River, about 2 km long in a honeycomb pattern. There are now nearly 800 sculptures in stone, clay and clay-covered stone and 900 square meters of murals preserved in 183 cases.

Day 3 Xiahe

breakfast, lunch
Labrang Monastery, Sangke Glassland
The Labrang Monastery is one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. It has a museum with a large collection of Buddha statues, sutras and murals.You will witness Tibetan pilgrims pray and seek their spiritual fulfillment along the 3-kilometers path encircling the Labrang Monastery.
Covering a vast area of 70 square kilometers and being encircled by mountains, Sangke Grassland is a great place to appreciate the magnificent pastoral scenery. Lush green grass and colorful flowers form a natural carpet covering this expansive area. You will be arranged to stay overnight with a local family or to rent a tent, and you will get a chance to experience Tibetan food such as yak-butter tea, stuffed steamed buns, mutton, and Zanba (a traditional Tibetan staple food of roasted highland barley flour).

Day 4 Xiahe - Lanzhou (by automobile)

Private transfer from Xiahe to Lanzhou airport
Tour Includes :

- Private English-speaking tour guide

- Private air-conditioned coach or car

- Land transfers between airport and hotel

- Entrance tickets as listed

- Lunch as listed

- Hotel accommodations with breakfast

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- Any flight and train ticket

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities

- Tips for guides and drivers

- China Visa

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