Xining is the capital of Qinghai Province in China. This day tour offers you an opportunity to visit the Kumbum Monastery, an establishment of Tibetan Buddhism in Qinghai, and the Dongguan Mosque in Xining from Lanzhou by private car with a local guide. Pickup time from your centrally located Lanzhou hotel is at 8am.


Day 1Private Day Tour to Kumbum Monastery, Dongguan Mosque in Xining from Lanzhou

At 8:00am, your guide will meet you at your centrally located Lanzhou hotel lobby. Then, you will be driven to Kumbum Monastery in Xining from Lanzhou for about 3 hours. Kumbum is one of the six biggest Tibetan Monasteries. The founder of Yellow Hat Sect, Tsongkhapa, was born and grew up here before he went to Lhasa. You will view the Stupas, Teaching Hall...etc. The amazing Butter sculpture exhibition in the monastery will definitely impress you. 

Afterwards you will be transferred to a local restaurant for lunch.

You will be transferred to Dongguan Mosque in Xining that is the biggest mosque in Xining with traditional Chinese architecture and very different from Arabic style. 

Later, you will be transferred back to your Lanzhou hotel where the tour concludes.

Your guide will take you for a visit at a local market near the mosque where you can see farmers selling all kinds of veggies, fruits, meat, etc. 

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


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Transport by private vehicle


Entrance fees




Tour duration: Approx. 10-11 hours

Pick-up: Your centrally located Lanzhou hotel 

Pick-up time: 8 am

Difficulty: Easy

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