2020 Aba Festival
2020 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, whom is the founder of the Gelug pa sect.
The festival consists of two parts: the monk’s chant scripture and Religious celebration prayer ceremony. During the period, various large-scale religious activities such as chanting, Mask Dance, Banish Evile will be held. At that time, various religious prayer rituals, Buddha statues, Tibetan costume masks, drum, Thangka, butter flowers and other religious cultures and artistic treasures will be displayed.
“Thangkar Unfolding” is to carry out the huge brocade woven embroidered Buddha statues collected in the temple (usually rolled up for collection and protection) to let the pilgrims in worship.
This trip takes us onto the Tibetan Plateau in Aba County where to attend and witness the holy festival.
One departure only on February 3rd 2020
|Festival Date||2020 February 6th to 9th|
|Arrival||February 3rd Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Departure||February 9th Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Activity||Tibetan Festival, Kham tour|
Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people
|2020 February 6th||The Great Thangka Unfolding||Kirti monastery|
|2020 February 6th||Jonang-style Thangka Display||Sege monastery|
|2020 February 7th||Mask Dance||Kirti monastery|
|2020 February 7th||Mask Dance||Gomang monastery|
|2020 February 8th||Bon sect Circling Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
|2020 February 9th||Bon sect Mask Dance||Nangshuk monastery|
2020 February 4th 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
2020 February 5th Miyaluo town to Aba County
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.
2020 February 9th Chengdu departure
Your tour ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for your departure.