Bingling Temple Caves and Labrang Monastery in Xiahe are renowned for Buddhism culture. This private 2-day tour will let you travel from Lanzhou to Labrang with a local guide, and the attactions include Bingling Temple Grottos and Labrang Monastery.


Day 1Lanzhou - Bingling Temple Caves - Labrang by car

At 8am, you will be picked up from your centrally located Lanzhou hotel, then take 2-hour car ride to Linxia where you will take a speed boat to sail across Liujiaxia Reservoir on the Yellow River to visit Bingling Temple Grottoes that was constructed from the 3rd century with amazing statues and frescos. Meanwhile the Grottoes are located beside imposing Stone Forest of the Yellow River. You will stay here about 2 hours, then take speed boat back to your vehicle.

Later, you will be take 1.5-hour ride to Xiahe, Labrang in Tibetan language. Wander around the Tibetan town this afternoon.

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: Overnight in Xiahe
Meals: Lunch

Day 2Labrang - Lanzhou by car

Labrang Monastery was founded in 1709 by the first Jamyang Shêpa, Ngawang Tsondru. It is Tibetan Buddhism's most important monastery town outside the Tibetan Autonomous Region. There are hundreds of lamas studying in the monastery. You will walk along the monastery with your guide, and visit the most import temples here in the morning.

After lunch, you will take 4-hour ride back to Lanzhou where the tour concludes. 

Transport: Private Vehicle
Accommodation: N/A
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Lunch x 2

Breakfast x 1

Bottled water

Accommodation: 4-star Tibetan style hotel

Local guide

Transport by private vehicle




Pickup location: Your centrally located Lanzhou hotel

Pickup time: 8am

Difficulty: Easy

Tour duration: 2 days

Cancellation policy: https://www.silkroadtrips.com/aboutus/cancellation-policy.html

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