Holy Mountain NyenpoYutse lake in Amdo Sichuan 9 days tour
chengdu -Barkam- chengdu
Day01 Arrival in Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu, capital of the Sichuan province, the home town of Panda. Picked up by the local guide at airport and transferred to hotel. overnight in chengdu
Day02 Chengdu – Barkam
Leave in the morning for Kangding. En route at Yaan, the famous rainy city, we will visit the Giant Panda Breeding Centre and Research Institute, the home for many giant pandas. In addition, we will make a short visit to Shangli ancient town in an extremely serene and beautiful surroundings. In the mid afternoon we will drive cross the Tunnel of Erlang Mountain, the mountain was traditionally the natural limits of Han Chinese villages and the Tibetan communities. Arrival in Kangding, the capital of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and the important juncture of Tibetan and Han People in history. overnight in Barkam
Day03 Barkam – Rantang
In the morning visit of the Jiaju Tibetan Residence. More than one hundred buildings keep the same architectural style with a complete and unique character of Gyarong (Jiarong) Tibetan residences. Under the blue sky, the Tibetan residences decorated in red, white and black are strewed at random but also in order from the bottom to the middle slope of the valley. Danba is claimed to be the Kingdom of Thousands of Ancient Blockhouses. Visit of the ancient block towers in Suopo village. In the afternoon drive to Rangtang (Dzamthang). On the way visit of Sirin Kar Monastery, 30 km before arriving at Rangtang. Sirin Kar (si tin kar dgonpa) is an institution of the Karma-Kagyuepa order, having more than 300 monks under one incarnate lama's guidance. Late in the afternoon we arrive in Rangtang.
Day04 Rangtang – Banma
Drive to Banma (Pema), about 12 km southeast of Pema county town, where stands the historically oldest monastery of the whole Ngolok region Achonggya Gompa (Yaritang Si), the Ngolok's Jonangpa monastery with has the longest history and one of the largest among others. Continue to drive to Cagri Gompa (Jiangritang Si), built in 1937, but due to its extraordinary features, it should be among the most remarkable sites in Ngolok. It is located in the southeast at the roadside about two to three kilometers after the bridge across Mar Chu river. This complex was constructed under the guidance of Khempo Ngaga and Baizha Lama of Kathog Monastery in Kham.
Day05 Banma – ShimTso Lake
After breakfast drive to Shim Tso Lake. On the way visit of the Peyuel Darthang Ling (Baiyu Si). It is the fastest developing Nyingmapa monastery in the Ngolok grasslands. The history of the monastery dates back to 1857 when Gyatruel Lama of Peyuel Monastery in Kham, Pema Dongak Tendzin (1830-1891), came here for the first time to propagate the Buddhist Doctrine. Afterwards drive to visit the Longge Monastery, a subtemple belonging to Ragya Monastery. In the afternoon reach Shim Tso Lake, the start point for the trekking in Nyenpo Yutse Holy Mountain.
Day06 Shim Tso –Nianbaoyuze– NgomuTso
This four days trekking start from Shim Tso via Larza Tso, Marze Tso and Mardong Tso Lake to Ngomu Tso. The trekking will go through the core areas of Nyenpo Yutse: canyon, alp meadow, mountain pass, glacier, prayer flags and the tents of nomads. The beautiful scenes, unique life style of the nomads, strong atmosphere of the religion tell us the true significance of the trekking.
Day07 Ngomu Tso – Cigdril – Aba
Say goodbye to the trekking crew and the yaks. Drive via Cigdril (Jiuzhi) to Aba (Ngawa). Like Banma and Jiuzhi Aba is also the hometown of Ngolok people. Aba means people coming from Ngari in Tibetan. In this area all the sects of Tibetan Buddhism remain and exist in harmony.The great Ngawa area protects some almost extinct religions –such as Boen and Jonangpa- from warlike behaviors. So far, the history of southeastern Amdo, which is quite different from both central Tibet and central Amdo, is not very well known.
In the morning visit of Kirti Monastery (Ge’erdeng Si) of Gelug Sect. Originally built in 1870, it has become the biggest monastery in Kham-Amdo region after more than 100 years of development. After lunch, drive to Nangshig Monastery, located on a hillside, in the northeast of Aba County. Nangshig Monastery is one of the biggest Bon monasteries in China and has a history of about 900 years after it was built in 1107. Then visit the nunnery Jomo Gompa. Located on the Mami Mountain of Siwa Town six kilometers on the west of the county seat, the nunnery of Gelug Sect is the biggest one of its kind in Amdo-Kham regions.
Day09 Aba – Miyaluo – Gu’ergou - Chengdu
Drive via Miyaluo to Gu’ergou. Drive to Chengdu. On the way visit of Taoping, a Qiang People’s village. The ancient Taoping village has a great appeal for the numerous experts and tourists thanks to its old and wonderful fortress buildings. arrive in chengdu.End the tour.