Amdo via Mt. Amnye Machen Biking & Hiking Tour

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Trip Overview of Amdo via Mt. Amnye Machen Biking & Hiking Tour

The heart of this journey is a trek around the central peak of the Amnye Machen range. Further highlights include Kumbum and Labrang, the two largest Buddhist monasteries of the Gelug order in Amdo, an excursion to Lake Kokonor, the largest salt lake on the plateau, as well as the renowned Rebkong school of Buddhist art. Combining the region’s cultural sights with a trek of moderate rigour, this journey offers wildderness trekking with an appreciation of Amdo lifestyle, culture, and religious art. Our journey begins in Siling ( Xining, from where we drive to close-by Kumbum Jampaling Monastery, founded by the 15th-century scholar-saint Tsongkhapa, whose teachings form the basis of the Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism. Together with the color and warmth of pilgrims and devotees, we pay our respects to this important monastic center.

En route to Amnye Machen, we ride the famous Siling ponies along the shores of Lake Kokonor, largest salt lake on the plateau. Traversing vast expanses of grasslands in land-cruisers, we observe Golog nomads herding their yaks and sheep. On the way back from Amnye Machen, we make an excursion to the Rebkong School of Buddhist Art. Masters of traditional art work, Rebkong graduates are sought by many monasteries in Kham and Amdo. We have the chance to observe Thangka painters and other artists in action, and buy some art work. Our last stop in the highlands is Labrang Tashikyil, an important monastery and outpost on the cultural frontier where Islamic, Chinese, and Mongol influences converge with the Tibetan world. We visit the monastic university, with its hundreds of resident monks, and its numerous chapels and assembly halls. The trip ends in Lanzhou ( Gansu).

Detail itinerary of Amdo via Mt. Amnye Machen Biking & Hiking Tour

  • DAY 01

    FLY FROM AUSTIRA TO BEIJING OR CHENGDU

    Local agent will warmly receive you at Beijing International airport and contune to take flight.

  • DAY 02

    AFTERNOON TAKE NOTHER FLIGHT TO LANZHOU

    Arrival in Beijing, in the afternoon flight to Lanzhou. O/H Shangbala H

  • DAY 03

    DRIVE TO LABRANG COUNTY

    Car transfer Labrang (280km, 6hours) O/H Pushon Hotel

  • DAY 04

    SIGHTSEEING

    In the morning visit Labrang monastery, Then Car transfer toTongren (120km 3hours) O/H Tongren Hotel

  • DAY 05

    DRIVE TO TONGREN AND KUBUM MONASTERY

    Car transfer from Tongren /Kumbum (230km, 4hours) after visit then to Xining (30km 1 hour) O/H Zhong Fa Yuan Hotel

  • DAY 06

    DRIVE TO DAWU

    Car transfer to Xiadawu and prepare the Yaks and trekking facilies day

  • DAY 07

    START TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 01 O/H Camp

  • DAY 08

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 02 O/H Camp

  • DAY 09

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 03 O/H Camp

  • DAY 10

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 04 O/H Camp

  • DAY 11

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 05 O/H Camp

  • DAY 12

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 06 O/H Camp

  • DAY 13

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 07 O/H Camp

  • DAY 14

    TREK

    Circumulation Amnye Machen, day 08, arriving in Xiadawu (450km hrs)

  • DAY 15

    DRIVE TO DERGE VIA PRINTING HOUSE

    Car transfer to Derge via Derge print house O/H Derge Hotel

  • DAY 16

    DRIVE TO MARKHAM

    Car transfer to Markham O/H Markham Hotel

  • DAY 17

    DRIVE TO CHAMDO

    Car transfer to Chamdo via Champaling Monastery (245km 4hrs)

  • DAY 18

    DRIVE TO PANGDA

    Car transfer to Pangda / Pashu (151km 3hrs)

  • DAY 19

    DRIVE TO PEOMI

    Car transfer to Peomi (217km 4hrs)

  • DAY 20

    DRIVE TO BAYI

    Car transfer to Bayi (255km 4hrs

  • DAY 21

    Car transfer to Bayi (255km 4hrs

    Car transer, arrival in Lhasa via Pasumtso Lake (496km 7hrs)

  • DAY 22

    SIGHTSEEING

    Vists Jokhang Temple, Bakhor Street.

  • DAY 23

    SIGHTSEEING

    Visit Potala, Sera Monastery

  • DAY 24

    SIGHTSEEING

    Visit Drepung Monastery, Summer Palace(Norbulingka)

  • DAY 25

    DRIVE TO AIRPORT

    Flight Lhasa / Hongkong

Cost includes and excludes

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Service Includes

01. BAREBONE TOUR ABOVE COST INCLUDES:

  • Support truck
  • Tibetan Guide
  • Permit
  • Bed & Breakfast 4 nights in Lhasa and 1 night in Gyantse and 1 night in Shigatse BB(On Guest house)
  • Entry fee into EBC for clients & truck
  • Airport pick up.

02. ALL INCLUSIVE TOUR ABOVE COST INCLUDES:

  • Support Truck
  • Landcruier
  • Tibetan guide
  • All permit
  • Entry fee into EBC for clients & all transports
  • Bed & Breakfast 4 nights in Lhasa and 1 night in Gyantse and 1 night in Shigatse BB(Middle class hotel) & Mandala Hotel
  • Airport pick up in Lhasa (Landcruiser with Truck)
  • Sightseeing in Lhasa & entry fees for monastery.
  • Cooks pick up from Zhangmu(By truck)

03. GUEST HOUSE TOUR ABOVE COST INCLUDES:

  • Support Truck
  • Tibetan guide
  • All permit
  • Entry fee into EBC for clients & all transports
  • Bed & Breakfast in Lhasa and all to Border
  • Airport pick up in Lhasa(Landcruiser with support truck)
Service Excludes
  • 01.Mountain bike
  • Helmet
  • Sleeping bag
  • Airport Tax
  • Any Alcoholic and non alcoholic beverage
  • Emergency evacuation fee
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Baggage excess charges.
  • Nepal re-entry visa fee and other expenses of personal interest.

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