6 days
US$ 285.00
Single Supplement

2019 Shaman Festival

2019 Shaman Festival is the traditional ethnic folk entertainment activities in Tongren County. It has lasted for four or five hundred years. It is full of magic and joy, with activities of religion ritual, entertainment. The participants are all men and young unmarried girls. The others are just viewers. Local people through this great festival to looking forward to a harvest, peaceful and prosperity of life and well-being. During this festival we will see this holy ritual of Mouth piercing, Back piercing, Mask dance as well as the other ritual. The festival site is in Tongren County, which is about 2.5 hours’ drive south of Xining, the provincial capital of Qinghai province,the previous Amdo region

Recommended Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 July18th22nd

*This festival lasts 10 days, you are welcome to contact us for customized beginning date

Festival date: 2019 July 18th to 27th
Arrival Xining, Qinhai Province, China
Departure Xining, Qinhai Province, China
Activity Culture events, Festival
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

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 costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Single supplement

Arrive in Xining

Arrive in Xining, you will meet your guide at airport or train station, transfer to your hotel, check in,

Overnight: Enraton International Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Xining to Repkong (Tongren)

In the morning, we will depart for Repkong , which is the “old” name of this county, currently it is called Tongren. The road to this county is well paved, it takes about 3 -4 hours to complete the drive. En route we will visit to Wutun village, and Wutun monastery.

Overnight: Hong Feng De Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Repkong (Tongren) - attending the festival

Today we will visit to Longwu monastery, which is the principal monastery of Tongren. It was originally constructed in 1301 by the Sakyapa master Sangda Rinchen and later re-constituted as a Geluk Pa’s monastery by Shar Kalden Gyatso in the 16th century. It currently houses 9 temples and 400 monks. The festival will be also held in this monastery, we will follow and witness the whole process

Overnight: Hong Feng De Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Repkong (Tongren) - attending the festival

Today we will drive to Wutu village to witness the program; in the afternoon we will get to Sakkyi village to witness programs in this village

Overnight: Hong Feng De Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Repkong (Tongren) return to Xining

We will depart in the morning, we’ll get to visit Taer (Kumbum) monastery , then we will drive to your hotel in Xining city, check in, rest

Overnight: Hong Feng De Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Xining departure

Your tour ends today, we will drive you to train station or airport for your departure

Overnight: Not include | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

2019 Repkong Festival Detail    
Location (village)DateMajor DateDance TypePiercing type
Si He JiJuly 18th-21stJuly 20thGod danceNone
Bao An Xia ZhuangJuly 19th-26thJuly 26thMilitary danceMouth & Back Piercing
Nian Du HuJuly 21st-27thJuly 26thGod danceMouth & Back Piercing
Shi Ha LongJuly 22nd-26thJuly 23rdGod danceNone
Nai Ze DongJuly 22nd-26thJuly 25thGod danceMouth & Back Piercing
Guo Me RiJuly 21st-26thJuly 25thMilitary danceBack Piercing
Nai Sha RiJuly 21st-26thJuly 26thMilitary danceMouth Piercing
Wu TunJuly 22nd-27thJuly 26thGod danceNone
Lang JiaJuly 22nd-26thJuly 24thDragon danceNone
Tie WuJuly 22nd-27thJuly 25thGod danceMouth Piercing
Jia Cang MaJuly 22nd-27thJuly 23rdGod danceNone
Su He RiJuly 23rd-27thJuly 27thGod danceMouth & Back Piercing
Huo Ri JiaJuly 23rd-27thJuly 24thGod danceNone
Ma Ba Ri ZaJuly 23rd-26thJuly 25thDragon danceMouth Piercing
Ma Ba Lu XiangJuly 24th-27thJuly 26thDragon danceMouth Piercing
Ma Ba Yin Zha MuJuly 24th-27thJuly 26thDragon danceMouth Piercing
Ma Ba Ha La Ba TuJuly 20th-25thJuly 23rdMilitary danceMouth Piercing
Ma Ba Dong Gan MuJuly 24th-27thJuly 27thGod danceNone
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