7 days

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
Licensed English-speaking guide Entrance fees
Accommodation based on double occupancy Breakfast
Transportation Visits per itinerary
Tips on local guides, drivers, and hotel/restaurant staff
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Date Program Monastery
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.

Aba Festival

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