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8 days Xining, Gonghe, Maduo, Jyekundo(Yushu) tour


Tour Type: Kham & Amdo Tours
Duration: 8 days
  
Details of this trip:
 
 
ITINERARY
Day 01 Arrive in Xining
Day 02 Xining to Kumbum to Gonghe
Day 03 Gonghe to Maduo
Day 04 Maduo to Jyekundo
Day 05 Sightseeing in Jyekundo (Batang grasslands and Wencheng temple area)
Day 06 Jyekundo area (Gyana Mani Temple, Jyeku Monastery)
Day 07 Fly from Jyekundo to Xining
Day 08 Depart from Xining
 
 
Detail Itinerary:
 

Day 01 Arrive in Xining
Fly or take a train from any major cities of China to Xining. Pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel or Hostel. Later visit the Hui inhabited area in the east Xining, visit their mosques and interesting food and crafts market.

Day 02 Xining to Kumbum to Gonghe

En-route to Gonghe, we take a diversion to visit the famous Kumbum Monastery, one of the five Great Gelugpa institutions in all of Tibet. After lunch at Kumbum, drive across Sun&Moon Mountain to Gonghe a mid-sized Tibetan trading town at 2800m.  

Day 03 Gonghe to Maduo
Drive through the high grasslands of Amdo and enter Golok nomadic areas. En-toute, we pass through many interesting nomadic town centers and also seen along the way is the view of Mt. Amnye Machen(6282m). Maduo or Matho, at 4300m is one of the highest and coldest regions of Tibet and for us, this is the only convenient stop along the way to Yushu. Overnight at simple Guest House with dorm style rooms (shared toilets)

Day 04 Maduo to Jyekundo
In Tibetan songs and poems, there is an expression that is as many lakes in Tibet as many stars in the sky. Mado at the source of Yellow river is one such place. Wild animals such as Tibetan antelopes, ganzelle, fire fox and lots of birds are sighted along today’s road. After crossing the pass,t he road descends through semi nomadic houses, villages, farmland and grasslands filled with wild flowers to arrive in Jyekundo or Yushu town, the capital of Yushu Tibetan Presfecture. Before reaching the town, visit a large Dhankar Monastery.

Day 05 Sightseeing in Jyekundo (Batang grasslands and Wencheng temple area)
Visit Batang monastery (of Kagyulpa) at Batang village and the wide grassland. Every year the grand Yushu Kham horse racing festival will be held here. And visit the temple for princess Wencheng and Gyiegu monastery (of Sakyapa).

Day 06 Jyekundo area (Gyana Mani Temple, Jyeku Monastery)
Its vulgar name is Jiana Mani with the attitude of 3600meters. Jiana Mani Stones Piles was made by the eminent monk Jiana Daodingsangqiubouyong (also named the Living Buddha) in more than 1700AD years ago. According to the history records, Jiana the Living Buddha was from Kangba and once practiced Buddhism in Mt. Ermei and Mt. Wutai and later traveled around and worship at each shrines in Tibet. About 200 years ago, when he went to Xinzhai Village, he found a mani stone representing the Six-word Buddhist Sutra by itself. Therefore, he lived in this village and spent his rest life caving the mani stones with other monks and the local people.
Afternoon, we will visit Jyeku Monastry. It is called 'Jiegudunzhuleng' in Tibetan language meaning 'Jieguyichengzhou'. It lies in the Mutameimashan Mountain in the east of Jiegu Town and belongs to the Sakya School of temple of the formal Zawu tribe in this area.
It is said that long time ago there were a temple of Ben School. In the end of the Yuan Dynasty it disappeared, instead that there were two small temples here which belong to the Gemagerju School (one of them is a Buddhist Nunnery) and also a Red Hall built by Zhawutou people. In the 31st year in the reign of Hongwu in Ming Dynasty (in 1398) the Grant Lama of Tibetan Sakya School

Day 07 Fly from Jyekundo to Xining

Day 08 Depart from Xining

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