Day 1 → Arrive Xining
Day 2 → Xining - Rebkong
Day 3 → Rebkong and Bon Ceremony
Day 4 → Rebkong and Tibetan Cham Dance
In the morning we will drive about 10 km to Gomar Monastery to have a fantastic view of all the villagers gathering to have a breakfast together in the monastery. Perhaps this is the biggest breakfast in the world this morning. Local Tibetans bring their milk tea and breakfast in the monastery and talk about the stories happened last year and exchange their ambition for the coming year. Afetwards, drive to Sanggeshong Yago to enjoy the Cham Dance: The Cham dance calls on traditions that date back more than 500 years. The fourth Panchen Lama went to shambala through meditation and created the Cham Dance according to the cham dance in Shambala and the fifth Dalai Lama formalized the dances in the Cham Yig book, and each monastery has created its own unique interpretations over the centuries. Cham performances and ceremonies feature sacred masked dances, sacred music, healing chants and spectacular richly ornamened multi colored costumes. The dancers use symbolic hand gestures known as madras to transmit healing powers from the deities. With accompanying narration and a monastic debate demonstration, the program provides a fascinating and warm glimpse into ancient and current Tibetan culture. Overnight in Rebkong.
Day 5 → Rebkong - Ganjia Grasslands
Day 6 → Ganjia -Labrang
Day 7 → Labrang - Langmusi
After breakfast, walk to Thangka wall. The highlight of Monlam festival is the Sunning the Buddha which display on the slope hill. We will join a large crowd of Buddhists who have been waiting since the early morning for today’s special event, the annual’ Sunning of Buddha ceremony. The huge Thangka will be carried out of the hall towards a mountain range to be spread along the slope of the Mountain. Along the way crowds of worshippers will gather around to touch the Thangka in order to get the New Year blessing, and later sing, dance and hold prayer session to celebrate the occasion. Afternoon drive to Taktsang Lhamo (Langmusi) overnight in Langmusi
Day 8 → Langmusi - Luqu
After breakfast hike Lhamo Gorge and visit Taktsang Lhamo monastery. Enjoy and participate to the Cham Dance in Taktsang Lhamo monastery and afternoon drive to Luqu county, visit Luqu monaster enjoy Cham dance as well. All the participants as pilgrims from near and far, farmers, nomads and tourists at the ceremony could receive blessings by touching our heads from a high rank Lama. All the local people wear all the best clothes. Overnight in Luqu.
Day 9 →
Day 10 → Labrang- Lanzhou
After breakfast we will join the local Tibetans in the morning for their ritual ceremony of turning the Maitreya Buddha. The buddha of maitreya is 3m high made of silk will be carried by a group of monks to Kora the Labrang monastery, of course large crowds will follow the ceremony again in order to get blessings and Buddist wishes that they could follow Maitreya’s teaching when he or she will turn the Dharma land on this earth. Afterwards drive to Lanzhou. Overnight in Lanzhou.
Day 11 → Depart Lanzhou
Spare time till check out and transfer to Lanzhou airport for departure flight.