Aba Festival is a traditional festival of Tibetan religion, also called Monlam, which means ‘Prayer.’. According to the legend, in the first month of the year, Buddha conquered and converted six holy men in false religions. This is the greatest religious festival, instituted by Tsongkpa in 1409 is the founder of the Gelukpa sect. This trip takes us onto the Tibetan Plateau to attend and witness the holy festival.
|Festival Date||2017 January 9th to 12th|
|Tour Length||7 days|
|Arrival||Feburary 6th Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Departure||Feburary 12th Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Activity||Tibetan Religious Festival in Kham|
|Single supplement||US$ 234.00|
|Group departure||“Group departure” is available, please Contact Us for Group departure price|
|2017 Feburary 9th||Thangka Display/FightingMonks||Kirti monastery|
|2017 Feburary 9th||Jonang-style Thangka Display||Sege monastery|
|2017 Feburary 10st||Mask Dance||Kirti monastery|
|2017 Feburary 10st||Mask Dance||Gomang monastery|
|2017 Feburary 11nd||Bon sect Circling Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
|2017 Feburary 12nd||Bon sect Mask Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
Note: The bove listed programs may be different from the actual performance
February 6th Arrive in Chengdu
After your arrival in Chengdu airport, you’ll meet your guide at airport, then drive to your hotel. You will have your time free after check in
February 7th Chengdu to Miyaluo town
Today, we begin our journey by driving to Lixian, en route, we will detour Dujiangyan Irrigation system, then drive to Miyaluo town for overnight
February 8th Miyaluo town to Aba
You’ll depart from Miyaluo town. The road is well paved road, and the view widens, while the paved road crosses the grassland. It is scattered with hundreds of thousands of yaks, sheep in summer time, and leading up to one unnamed mountain north to Aba.
February 9th Aba – Thangkar Unfolding day
Today is the “Biggest day” of Langmu Si Monlam Festival, The ceremony of Thangkar unfolding will be held on this day, we will get up early to attend this program
February 10th Aba
Today we will attend programs of Monk Mask Dance at Kirti monastery and Gomang monastery
February 11th Aba to Chengdu
Our visit to Aba festival ends today, we will drive about 550km in total. En route, you’ll enjoy the landscape of the Tibetan plateau, along Ming River to Chengdu via Li-xian.
February 12th Chengdu departure
Your tour ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for your departure.