Cultural Trails

The Monastery-City of Xiahe

  • Destination

    Gansu & Qinghai

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min,2

  • Transport

    vehicle - foot

  • Accommodation

    Norden Camp Log Hut

A unique opportunity to participate “incognito” the daily performed khora – the ritual circumnavigation of the holy sites – shouldering in the dark with pilgrims, monks and local people around the Monastery of LanbulengSi.

 

Life in the grasslands did not change much in the last years. Allow yourself time to adapt to altitude and this slower pace, spacing your sight to the horizon

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Day 1

XIAHE (3200MT)

Welcome to Gannan Autonomous Region, the Tibetan enclave in the southern Gansu. Your transfer will be awaiting for you, so to head to the Camp for a lavish dinner. (20min transfer). The camp comprises of six fully appointed Log Cabins, four Yak Khullu (Hair) tents, one Deluxe Yak Khullu Tent, one Log Cabin Suite, and one Yak Khullu Villa. All accommodations, including tents, have wooden floors and comfortable, quality bedding. They are tastefully furnished with accessories , and traditional style furniture as well as local antiques. The log cabins and tents are all heated with wood burning stoves. Created by former nomads as a means to share their heritage with those beyond their borders, the Camp is owned and operated by local Tibetans. You may have time for relaxing a bit, a short walk in the surrounding or a Sauna (we recommend to book in advance in case). Dinner: Dinner will be served at the Camp. (Alcohol is not included). Night falls early: a perfect opportunity for stargazing.

Food

Dinner

Accommodation

NORDEN CAMP – LOG CABIN

Day 2

XIAHE 3.200MT

AM Early rise today (before sunrise – 4.30/5am) in order to participate the Khora around the holy monastery of Labrang. The Khora is the circumnavigation of the monastery made by pilgrims and monks alike. . Once the sun has risen you will have time for a breakfast in town, before the prayers and mantras start. After this very special moment you will have the opportunity to visit the monastery (foreigner allowed in the monastery halls at 11am joining the official tour, including some specific areas such as the printing house, hosting nowadays the monastery books and producing the new ones, the Tantric College, the Nunnery Included will be the visit of the main Chorten. This visit will be followed by a hike on the surrounding hills, with picnic arranged by the chef.. During the rest of the day you may have time to wander around town for some shopping or wandering around before returning to the camp in the afternoon. Dinner: At Camp

Food

Breakfast/lLunch/Dinner

Accommodation

NORDEN CAMP – LOG CABIN(6) OR KHULLU TENT (4 – REDUCTION OF 1100RMB PER PAX SHARING

Day 3

XIAHE

AM Transfer to the airport in Xiahe. End of Our service.

Food

Breakfast

Xiahe

Norden Camp Log Hut

The camp comprises of six fully appointed Log Cabins, four Yak Khullu (Hair) tents, one Deluxe Yak Khullu Tent, one Log Cabin Suite, and one Yak Khullu Villa. All accommodations, including tents, have wooden floors and comfortable, quality bedding. They are tastefully furnished with accessories , and traditional style furniture as well as local antiques. The log cabins and tents are all heated with wood burning stoves. Created by former nomads as a means to share their heritage with those beyond their borders, the Camp is owned and operated by local Tibetans.

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