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Langmu Si Festival is held in Langmu Si monastery, which is translated as “fairy monastery” in Chinese. It is located about 90 km from Luqu County on the main Gansu highway to Sichuan. The town was named after an ancient legend about a fairy turning to stone and later into a mountain. The town harbors two monasteries, facing each other over the river and bottom of the valley. It houses approximately 1,200 monks, and was originally built as an academic institute for lamas studying Tibetan Buddhism. However, it gradually lost importance when a sharp contrast was formed with the growing popularity of the Labrang Monastery of Xiahe. The festival of Langmu Si is called “Monlam,” which is the same as the one in Aba county. It is also one of the greatest religious festivals in the eastern Tibet in Amdo and Kham. During festivals, monks and pilgrims from different areas of TCA gathering to Langmu Si for prayer in front of Shakyamuni’s image as if it were a living Buddha

2017 Festival date January 29th to February 11th
February 9th is the day for unfolding Thangkar
Arrive On Feb 6th, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure On Feb 11th, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Activity Culture event, Tibetan festival
Single Supplement US$ 247.00
Group departure Minimum 2 people; Maximum 12 people;
“Group departure” is available, please Contact Us for Group departure price
Licensed English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Medical cost China visa fee
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement

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 Langmu Si via Hongyuan

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. Heading north for a 70 km drive where we’ll turn northeast into the area where herds roam in the summer. The road changes from well paved to a dirt road, and is bumpy. Later, we slow down the speed to enjoy the landscape for a 3 hours drive to Maqu town. Maqu in Tibetan means, “Yellow River.” The Yellow River turns abruptly, forming the first of its “eighteen bends” on the course. The Tibetans here still retain their traditional methods of food production, lifestyle, and customs among nomadic tribes. From this town we head toward Langmu Si by following the dirt road along the mountain on the edge of the grassland. By sunset we’ve approached the mountain that Langmu Si is located in the valley surrounded by those mountains.


February 9th Langmu Si – 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 Langmu Si to Chengdu

On this day , we will drive about 600km in total. En route, you’ll enjoy the landscape of the Tibetan plateau, along Ming River to Chengdu via Li-xian.


February 11th Chengdu departure

Your tour ends today, you’ll be driven to the airport for your departure.

Chengdu to Langmu Si Route, Click the Blue Water Drop to view detail

Langmu Si Festival
molam ceremony
lang mu monastery

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