5 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality
US$ 170.00
Single Supplement

Larung Gar Exploration is to visit the Larung Gar Monastery, which is also called as “Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy”. This name was given by the 10th Panchen Lama in May of 1987. In the meantime, Mr. Puchu Zhao, the Chairman of the Buddhist Association of China, wrote the name of the institute in Chinese.

Despite its remote location, it grew quickly to be the largest and most influential centers for the study of Tibetan Buddhism in the east Tibet of Kham and Amdo. This Larung Gar Exploration will begin from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, where many cities across the world have direct flight to

In addition to the regular visit that you may choose to join and select your own departure, we have some departures with local religious celebration or for participating Puja that are held in this religious site, please refer to the Larung Gar Festival & Puja

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 June15th
2019 July10th
2019 August10th
2019 September10th
2019 October10th
2019 November10th
2019 December10th
Arrive Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Activity Walking, Sightseeing, photography
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement
D1

Chengdu to Xinduqiao

Today, we begin our journey, we’ll drive on the newly finished high-way to Kangding , where we will take a short stop to visit this “Gateway” town of onto Tibetan Plateau, and then we will continually drive west, onto Mt Dzeto Pass (4323 meters), and then descending to Xinduqiao, the possible arrival would be around 17:00 pm in the afternoon, check in, you will take a walk to acclimatize to the altitude

Overnight: Jin Qiu Mu Ma Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D2

Xinduqiao to Larung Gar

After having breakfast, we will depart to Tagong, where we are going to visit the Lhagang monastery. According to a legend, when Princess Wengcheng (Tang dynasty) traveled to Tibet, she stayed overnight there, and the Jowo Shakyamuni image which she brought as her dowry to Lhasa requesting to be left in that idyllic setting. Subsequently, King Songtsen Gampo constructed 108 temples in the direction of China mainland, after visiting to Lhagang monastery heading to the holy mountain of Yarla Jartso and, visit the great Mani pile. After the visit of this monastery, we will be back on the main road, head north to Luhuo, which is a small Tibetan town that connects Larung Gar Monastery in its up-north. We possibly will arrive in Sertar County around 18:00 pm. Check in, and rest.
Be advised: The Serta County’s altitude is about 3890 meters, you may feel altitude, suggesting to drink water as much as possible, and rest

Overnight: Echarm Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D3

Larung Gar Visit

Today we will have a full day to explore the site of Larung Gar, which is called “Larung Gar Five Sciences Buddhist Academy”. It is a Buddhist academy located in the Larung Gar valley, some 20 km east from Serta County. It was founded in 1980 in the uninhabited valley by Jigme Phuntsok, a lama of the Nyingma tradition. The academy has grown substantially ever since. The enormous areas are covered by the houses for monks and nuns, of which are divided by a winding road and cutting the mountains into two half and even makes it like a “city”. Alcohol are strictly prohibited in this valley.

Overnight: Larung Gar Guesthouse | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

Larung Gar return to Kangding

Today, our journey to Larung Gar shall be ended. We will be back on the main road, and driving to Kangding, if there would be time left, we would drive to explore the old village of Kangding, where the great Mt Gongga trek begins

Overnight: Kangba Grand Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D5

Kangding to Chengdu

In the morning we’ll be on our way to Chengdu. The drive may take 4 hours, once arrival in Chengdu, we will drop you at your hotel, or drive you to the airport for departure to follow your itinerary

Overnight: Not included | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Click the landmarks to enlarge for detail view

Larung Gar Monastery
Larung Gar Monastery
Larung-gar monastery
Larung Gar Guesthouse
Larung town

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