Day01 03.08 Fri Xining - Jianzha - Tongren In the early morning transfer to Tongren via Jianzha, and we’ll try to arrive at Mabahalabatu Village, Tongren to enjoy the festival including military dance and Shangkouqian, which means to pierce steel needles through the mouth. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day02 04.08 Sat Tongren - Mabahalabatu Village - Tongren The whole day experience some highlights of the Shaman Festival in the Mabahalabatu Village: military dance and Shangkouqian, which means to pierce steel needles through the mouth. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day03 05.08 Sun Tongren - Langjia Village - Tongren The whole day experience some highlights of the Shaman Festival in the Langjia village：enjoy the dragon dance of the Shaman Festival and Kaishan rituals conducted by the shaman who also presides over the festival. Kaishan means "to cut an opening". Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day04 06.08 Mon Tongren - Gazedong - Tongren The whole day experience some highlights of the Shaman Festival in the Gazedong Village: ritual dancing, Shangkouqian, Shangbeiqian and Kaishan. Shangbeiqian: a bundle of twenty or so long needles are inserted into the male dancers' backs. Again, though onlookers unfamiliar with the ritual may shrink in horror, the participants consider it an honor and a privilege to practice their ancient religion in this way. Overnight at 3*Regong Hotel
Day05 07.08 Tue Tongren - Xiahe - Lanzhou In the morning drive to Xiahe and visit Labrang monastery, the most important religious centre on the northeast border of the Tibetan region. The monastery created in 1710, as one of the six grand monasteries in Tibetan area, has served for centuries there to connect the Tibetan and Mongolian Lamaism. In the afternoon drive to Lanzhou. Service ended.
Member number: minimum 4 persons, maximum 8 persons
Due to failure of specified minimum participant number, we’ll inform you at latest 30 days before tour start that the tour will be carried out in a smaller group when the group members pay a surcharge, or the tour is cancelled, we refund the settled payment immediately.
This journey is of adventure and only succeeds with your understanding, patience and flexibility for the possible delays and program changes and imponderables situations. It requires the participators to possess of community and cooperative spirits, and be ready to face the simple conditions. Despite careful planning, the program might be changed sometimes at short notice, which may result in possible program modifications and loss of sightseeing. It is of course the goal of you and our agency to accomplish all points of program. Besides we point out expressly that you are responsible on your own for the possible danger in the journey.
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