Sat, Sep 10|
Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Sep 10/ Oct 1【Into Gannan, Amdo-the Land of Tibetan Nomad】
his is the real Shambhala Kingdom, a Garden of Eden beyond the earthly realm, a true Utopia where the faith in Buhhda Shakjamuni is filled in the air
Time & Location
Sep 10, 2022, 7:00 AM – Oct 01, 2022, 7:00 AM
Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Xiahe County, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu, China
About the event
This is the real Shambhala Kingdom, a Garden of Eden beyond the earthly realm, a true Utopia where the faith in Buhhda Shakjamuni is filled in the air;
“I have never seen such extraordinary sceneries in my whole life.” Joseph Rock, an American photographer of National Geographic commented when he stepped into this absolutely uncanny world.
This is Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the most captivating place in China’s spring and summer season and has everything Tibet could offer yet with more pleasant altitude and climate.
It was listed in the“Top 50 Outdoor Paradise on Earth” on Lonely Planet, and rated as the “Most Beautiful China Travel Destination” and "Tibetan Buddhism Heaven" by U.N. PED.
They say "one trip to Gan'nan is better than nine trips to other places". How? Just take a look at these mind-blown natural and cultural wonders..
In this 7-day in-depth tour, you’ll adventure through the vast yet unspoiled pure land of Gansu Province and Sichuan Province, a dazzling world of colossal mountains, majestic canyons, ancient glacial landforms, vibrant grasslands, turbulent rivers, primitive forest, fairytale hidden valleys and alluring lakes.
A cultural pilgrimage to some of China’s most important Tibetan Buddhism sites, thousand-year-old grottoes, and witness the mystical Tibetan Sky Burial.
Step into a true Garden of Eden, Zhagana, a real-life Rivendell world hidden in the precipitous mountains, a virgin land that evokes a ‘last Shangri-La’ flavor.
Explore the verdant world of Sangke, an extensive grassland studded with flocks and herds, shimmering rivers and wild flowers; Smoke curls up from tents, pastoral songs flutter on horsebacks..
Enjoy a campfire party at night on the grassland, drinking buttered tea, having Tibetan style hot pot, listening to the old stories of Tibetan legends, and lost yourself under the milky way night sky.
Visit one of six most important monasteries of Tibetan Buddhists, Labrang Monastery, the most influential of its kind in the Tibetan Amdo and home to the largest Buddhist monastic university of 20th century. Marvel at the stunning architecture combining traditional Indian Vihara and Tibetan styles.
Boating on the magnificent Liujiaxia Dam of Yellow River, marvel at the roaring rock cliffs along the river and feel the gentle summer breeze.
Explore Bingling Thousand Buddha Caves, hidden deep in the canyon along the yellow river yet one of China’s biggest surviving ancient Buddhist temple complexes from AD 420 to the Ming Dynasty.
Explore Langmusi, an idyllic realm in the deep forests of Amdo rigion predominantly inhabited by a colorful mix of Hui Muslims and Amdo Tibetans, A real-life “Lost Horizon” pure land.
Hike around Langmusi to see the unspoiled forests and snowcapped mountains, and witness the mystical Tibetan Sky Burial from a distance.
Stay everynight at the best local hotels close to the attractions; Enjoy the renowned northwest cuisine; Explore the fascinating Lanzhou - city of Yellow River.
Destination: Gansu Province and Sichuan Province
Group size: 4-25 people
Accommodation: Ctrip 4-5 star hotel
2021 Tour Groups
Mid-Autumn HolidaySeptember 10th-16th
National Day HolidayOctober 1st-7th
ONLY SIX EARLY BIRD SPOTS EACH GROUP!
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Day 1: Lanzhou Arrival
Day 2: Lanzhou – Yongjing – Xiahe (235km in total)
Day 3: Xiahe - Sangke Grassland - Xiahe
Day 4: Xiahe – Gainai Lake – Langmusi (360km in total)
Day 5: Langmusi – Zhagana – Langmusi
Day 6: Langmusi – Lanzhou City (400km in total)
Day 7: Lanzhou departure
√ Transport: 7 days of private local transport, airport picking up & seeing off service with committed flight schedule.
√ Tour guide: Expert service from an experienced English-speaking local tour guide
√ 6-nights' accommodation: 6 nights at 4-5 star hotels with daily breakfast
√ Enjoy a complimentary Tibetan style hot pot at Songke grassland
√Entrance Tickets to all the main scenic spots listed in the itinerary
√ Travel insurance
√ first-aid kit, water, etc
What's not included:
× Main transportation (flights/train) from and to Lanzhou City
× Lunch and dinner during the trip
× Single room supplement 1500rmb (May/June/Sep) 1900rmb(Oct)
× Invoice, personal expenses and unexpected expenses
We take 3000 deposit for this 7-day trip when you sign up. If you cancel at least one month before departure, we will give you a full refund. If you cancel at least two week before departure, we will keep half of the deposit as cancellation fee. If you cancel within two weeks, we cannot offer you a refund.Please note that our airport picking up service is provided ONLY during the designated time of arrival. (Will send recommended flights in group chat after the trip is confirmed). If you book the flights beyond the time, please meet the members at the hotel.
What you should bring
1. Suitcase and backpack
2. Several sets of clothes, comfortable shoes.4. High energy snacks such as chocolate and mixed nuts.5. Anti high-altitude sickness medicine, digestant, etc.6. ID card / Passport; Some cash
About AltitudeThe altitude in Gannan area is around 3,000m on average (areas over 2700m belongs to high-altitude area), which means you need to get prepared for high-altitude sickness. But don't panic, 3000m is still relatively low and most people will get used to it after 1 or 2 days. But still, remember to prepare some medicines like "Hongjingtian(红景天)" just in case.
OKDeal Travel Disclaimer:
1.OKDealTravel does not accept anyresponsibility for the following unpredictable factors or changes caused byforce majeure:
A.Due to weather and other force majeurefactors: temporary closure of the scenic spot, suspension of sightseeingvehicles and other scenic areas;
B.Seasonal landscapes that depend on weather conditions, such as snow,flowers, leaves, etc., are greatly affected by weather changes and cannot beguaranteed. The pictures in the advertisements are for reference only;
2. The availability of the hotel facilities(amenities) such as swimming pools, saunas, fitness facilities,etc., the open and closing time may be changed by the hotel;
3. The price of the self-funded items inthe itinerary, such as hot springs, cycling, fruit picking, etc., may bechanged by the local owner. The price in the advertisement is forreference only.
4. If any uncontrollable factors, suchas weather, traffic, etc., affect the itinerary, in order to ensurethe safety of travelers, the itinerary may be adjusted accordingto the actual situation.
5. The hotel single bed or double bed availability is not guaranteed.
Mid-Autumn September 19-25th
National Day October 1-7