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A trip with Shaman festival and horse race festival together

Special offer for 2024, 2 famous festivals in a trip.

Brief info

Shamans, or “Lhawa” in Tibetan, are average individuals whose bodies are inhabited by a god at specified times of year. Through the medium of the shaman, the god then advises local people on how to maintain safety and good fortune. Special shaman's festivals are held at which villagers gather to hear the advice of the shaman. Ritual dancing and play- acting by villagers are also part of these festivals. On this trip, you will witness several shaman's festivals occurring in various villages, travel to monasteries, and visit thangka (religious painting) schools. 

Jyekundo(Yushu) anniversary horse race festival, Tibetan riders from far and near will gather there for the race, also many Tibetan will take part in the case in beatiful dress.This tour of anniversary horse race Festival will provide us a chance to join colorfully dressed Kham Tibetan in Kham.



1.Labrang Monastery:

280 km to the southwest of Lanzhou, Labrang Monastery is the second largest of China's six great lamaseries practicing the Yellow Sect (Gelukpa) of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has more than 2,000 monks in residence and six academic institutes, as well as important Buddhist cultural relics and 10,000 books of Tibetan scripture.

2.Kumbum Monastery:

Kumbum Monastery located in Rushar Township, it was founded to commemorate the birthplace of Tsongkhapa(founder of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism). It is also one of the six great lamaseries practicing the Yellow Sect (Gelukpa) of Tibetan Buddhism.

3. Rongpo Gonchen Monastery:

Located in Repkong county, Huangnan Prefecture, Ropong Gonchen is the biggest Gelukpa Monastery in south Qinghai. It is the principal monastery of Repkong and was originally constructed in 1301. There are many branch monasteries of Rongpo Gonchen, among them are Nyentok Monastery, Gomar Monastery and Wutun Monasteries(Sengeshong Yagotsang and Sangeshong Magotsang) Meeting starting on 1st Feb,

4.Wutun Monasteries

Located in Wutun Village, Repkong County, Wutun Monasterys(Sengeshong Yagotsang and Sengeshong Magotsang) are famous for Tibetan painting (Tangkha). There are many fine art works gathered in the monastery like frescos, obliqued  embroideries.

5.Shaman festival anf Yushu horse race festival


  • butter sculpture
  • Cham dance
  • Buddha display


Detailed Itinerary:

19/July fly to Beijing, overnight in Beijing.

20/July Beijing/Lanzhou( CA1277 0925/1200). 4* Legendary hotel(D)

21/July Lanzhou/binglingsi temple/Xiahe. 4*Minhang Hotel (B L D)
150 kilometers from Lanzhou, the Thousand Buddha Caves of Bingling Temple is on the Jishi Hill. Boating from the nearby Liujiaxia Dam, one of China's hydropower dams, for 20 minutes by boat, you can see the temple which like Dunhuang Modao grottoes is famous in China. After visiting return to bus and continue to Xiahe.

22/July Xiahe/Repkong.3*Repkong hotel(B L D)
drive to Repkong after visiting Labrang monastery.
On the way you will pass the beautiful grassland with numerous Yaks and sheep. Also you will visit the famous Tibetan Thangka painting schools known as Sangeshong Yagotsang which was founded in 1385 by Rebkong Kyalgon. 

23/July Repkong. 3*Repkong hotel(B L D)
Drive to village Sakkyi and see the most famous Shaman’s festival.

24/July Repkong/Zeku.(Lunar calender:19/June)drive to Jiangshijia village to see shaman festival(needle piercing cross mouth,needle piercing on the back,shaman blood sacrifice). In the afternoon, drive to Zeku county which is a Tibetan city. 2*Gaoyuanhong hotel(B L D)

25/July Zeku/Madoi 500Km, Madoi hotel(B L D)
On the way you will visit Hor Mani stone wall and pass the wonderful yellow river gorge

26/July Madoi/Yushu 300Km. 4*Gesar hotel(B L D)

27/July Yushu: horse race festival. 4*Gesar hotel(B L D)

28/July Yushu: join the horse race festival in the morning and visit Wencheng Princess temple in the afternoon.4*Gesar hotel(B L D)

29/July Yushu::to visit Jyekundo Monastery and Dangka monastery in the morning and drive to Madoi in the afternoon, 3*Madoi hotel(B L D)

30/July Madoi/Qinghai lake.3*Qinghai lake hotel(B L D)

31/July Qinghai lake-Kumbum monastery. 4*Sanwant hotel(B L D)

1/Aug Xining/Beijing and Beijing to your capital



Please Note: Trans Tibet Tours reserves the right to substitute any of the mentioned hotels in the itinerary with properties of the same or similar class should the circumstances require us to do so.

What's Included in Tour Prices:
Four star international standard hotel accommodations, double occupancy in Beijing, Xining and Lanzhou. Best hotels in Repkong and Labrang.
Ground transportation (arrival, departure airport transfer and during tours)
Transfers and luggage (1 piece of 45 pounds per person) handling
All sightseeing and activities listed in the itinerary
All meals specified in the itinerary
Service of an English-speaking tour guide
Private and clean vehicle with air-conditioning

What's Not Included in Tour Prices:
International airfare
Gratuities to guides and drivers
Items not listed and/or specified as included in the itinerary

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