Monastery Tour in Yushu

Area: Around Yushu 

Potential dates: From June to September

Duration: 8 days/7 nights


Day 1: Arrive in Xining

Your local guide picks you up from the airport and transfers you to the hotel.

Day 2: Xining Mado.

We will drive from Xining to Mado. Overnight stay in Mado hotel.

Day 3:Mado Drubgyuling Monastery Trundu.

Early in the morning we will drive from Mado to Trindu visit Drubgyuling monastery which is one of the biggest Drigung kagyu Monastery in Trindu County. Prior to the 13th century it is said there was a Nyingmapa temple at this site overlooking the trails to Druchung, Zhiwu and Domda. It appears to have been converted to the drigung Kagyu cause by a Mongolian nobleman, after which it has always been considered as a branch of Drigung in central Tibet. Overnight stay in Trindu hotel.

Day 4: Visit karzang peljorling monastery. lab monasteryand Domkar monastery.

Karzang peljorling monastery is located the roadside, 4 km west of town on the way to Dzato the monastery was founded by Amnye Dampa 1230-1303, a student of Chogyal phakpa, the fifth leader of the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. After that you will visit lab Monastery and Dmkar monastery, Lab is the biggest Gelugp Monastery in Yushu.

Day 5: Visit Janak Mani. Jyekundo Dondrubling monastery

Gyanak (Jiana) Mani Stone Field which is commonly known as Gyanak Mani is a large praying stone pile with more than two billion praying stones engraved with Buddhist sculptures and pictures. It can be regarded as the largest in Tibetan areas, Jyekundo dondrubling Monastery is easily visible from the town, sits on a high hill -- the monastery was established in the 14th century and is the very raison d'être of Jyekundo itself.

Day 6: Visit Wencheng Temple. Kyurak Gonpa, Benchen puntsok Dargyeling

Temple of Princess Wencheng is a historical and cultural relic left by the Princess Wencheng of the Tang Dynasty (618--907) on her way to Tibet in the year of 641. In the hall, there is the earliest large scale relief Buddha groups on cliff in Qinghai.  Kyurak Drak monastery belongs to the Drigung Kagyu order.

Day 7: Long drive from Yushu to Xining

Today you will have a long drive from Yushu to Xining. Overnight stay in a hotel.

Day 8: Fly to Beijing.

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