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 Tsongkhapa in 1409 is the founder of the Gelug pa sect. This trip takes us onto the Tibetan Plateau to attend and witness the holy festival.
Departure Date Overview
One departure only on 2018 February 25th
|Festival Date||2018 February 28th to March 3rd|
|Arrival||February 25th Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Departure||March 3rd Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Activity||Tibetan Festival, Kham tour|
|Group size||Minimum 2 people, maximum 12 people;
Private group departure is available, please Contact Us for Group departure price
|Vehicle||For group 3-5 people, one 7 seats vehicle, View vehicle image
Note: The below listed programs may be different from the actual performance
|2018 February 28th||Thangka Display/FightingMonks||Kirti monastery|
|2018 February 28th||Jonang-style Thangka Display||Sege monastery|
|2018 March 1st||Mask Dance||Kirti monastery|
|2018 March 1st||Mask Dance||Gomang monastery|
|2018 March 2nd||Bon sect Circling Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
|2018 March 3nd||Bon sect Mask Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
2018 February 25th 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
2018 February 26th 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
2018 February 27th 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.
2018 February 28th 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
2018 March 1st Aba
Today we will attend programs of Monk Mask Dance at Kirti monastery and Gomang monastery
2018 March 2nd 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.
2018 March 3rd Chengdu departure
Your tour ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for your departure.