En 2016, durant le festival de de Monlam (Losar) à Tongren, Xiahe et Langmusi, il y a 10 touristes, dont 8 hollandais et 2 allemands qui ont voyagé avec nous, voici leur reportage du voyage.
On behalf of the entire Dutch group we want to tell you that we had a very nice trip. We were very pleased with the driver and found the guide (Chris) very good. He speaks good English and was well informed of all the festivities which took place.The hotels and the route were well.A trip to recommend. Merci beaucoup des photos magnifiques envoyées par Vronika et Lia. Vous trouvez ici l’itinéraire 2016 et nous éspèrons que nous pouvons nous rencontrer en 2017.
Day01 14.02.2016 SUN Arrival Xining
Today we arrive in Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province, meet your tour guide at the airport and transfer to hotel, free for rest of day. Overnight at 4*Yile Hotel
Day02 15.02.2016 MON Xining – Kumbum – Tongren
Breakfast in hotel. Check out and leave for Tongren. On the way we will visit Kumbum monastery (Ta'er Si) of Gelukpa-sect, which was built in 1560 in Huangzhong county and also one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet. After that drive to Tongren (Repkong), and visit Longwu monastery of Gelukpa sect which was initially constructed in Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) as a monastery of Sakya-sect. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day03 16.02.2016 TUE Tongren
In the morning we set out for approx. 10km to Gomargar Monastery to see the grand assembly with Tibetan locals and monks of the monastery. The highlight of the tour today is no doubt the Thangka Buddha-Painting Exposure, which normally starts from 14h00pm and will lasts for 3-4hrs. After the first hours visit in Gomargar Monastery we drive to lower Wutun Monastery to participate the Grand Buddha Circuit activity. Drive back hotel. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day04 17.02.2016 WED Tongren
Continue our visit at Repkong. We will spend the whole day long at Wutun monastery and Wutun village the center of Tibetan Regong-Art, which is a successful mixture of religion and folk art. Enjoy the mask dance at Wutun and take photos. In the afternoon drive to Gomargar Monastery to participate the Grand Buddha Circuit activity. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day05 18.02.2016 THU Tongren
Full day tour to the Gomargar monastery to enjoy the monk mask dance. Drive back hotel late in the afternoon. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day06 19.02.2016 FRI Tongren – Xiahe
In the morning enjoy the monk mask dance at the Gomargar Monastery. Afterwards we leave for Xiahe. Overnight 2*Labrang Baoma Hotel
Day07 20.02.2016 SAT Xiahe – Langmu Si
Today the Labrang Losar celebration takes place. Watch the big sunning-Buddha ceremony at the hillside by the monastery in the morning with crowds of Tibetan locals. Enjoy the grand view and make nice pictures. In the afternoon drive to Langmu Si Monastery (Taktsang Lhamo). Overnight at simple Langmusi Hotel
Day08 21.02.2016 SUN Langmusi
Today we will watch the mask dance in Langmu Si Monastery. All participants as pilgrims, farmers, nomads and tourists at the ceremony will be blessed by gods. And then visit the Langmu Si monastery (Taktsang Lhamo). Overnight at simple Langmu Si Hotel
Day09 22.02.2016 MON Langmusi – Xiahe
In the morning drive back to Xiahe, on the way visit the Milarepa Tower in Hezuo. At night, enjoy amazing show of Butter sculpture Arts in Labrang, a vivid handi art created by the Buddhist monks inspired by the Buddha teachings. Overnight 2*Labrang Baoma Hotel
Day10 23.02.2016 TUE Xiahe – Lanzhou
In the morning visit the big Labrang monastery, the most important religious centre on the northeast border of the Tibet region. The monastery created in 1710, as one of the six grand monasteries in Tibet area, has served for centuries there to connect the Tibetan and Mongolian. Another highlight of our tour to Xiahe in the morning: visit the grand circuit together with thousands of pilgrims and monks at Labrang to make a round walk of the monastery with the huge statue of Maitreya, Buddha of the Future. After that we leave Xiahe for Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. Overnight at 4*Legend Hotel
Day11 24.02.2016 WED See off
Free till check out and transfer to Lanzhou airport for departure flight. End of the amazing Losar tour.