Welcome to Zhangye, an important city in the Hexi Corridor along the ancient Silk Road. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel in Zhangye.
Visit the Dafo Monastery (Giant Buddha Monastery) after the breakfast in the city, which is also the city museum to display the long history of Zhangye in the ancient time. The huge sleeping Buddha is the highlight in the temple.
Afterwards you will take one-hour ride to Danxia Mountain to view the colorful Rainbow mountains this afternoon. This is a very popular attraction recent years on the Silk Road for its impressive red, yellow, white and black clay on the mountains.
Later you will be transferred back to your hotel in Zhangye.
Take 2-hour bullet train from Zhangye to Xining, then drive one hour to visit Kumbum Monastery that is one of six biggest Tibetan Buddhism Monasteries, where the yak butter carvings are must-see with its colorful and vivid characteristics.
Drive to Xiahe (or Labrang in Tibetan language) for about 5 hours, visit the Tibetan temples in Tongren on the way. Visit the well preserved Labrang Monastery this afternoon, which is a Tibetan Buddhism college to teach monks art, philosophy, medicine etc.
Drive 4 hours to Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. Visit the Yellow River, Zhongshan Bridge, Waterwheel park before catching overnight train to Xian (8 hours).
Today you will take one-hour ride to the well-known Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum. There are three pits in the museum where you will be impressed by the high-level art 2000 years ago, and your guide will let you know the history and the story about it.
Later, you will be transferred back to hotel.
Today is departure day, and you will be transferred to Xi'an airport to catch your flight to next destination, where the wonderful tour concludes.
Group Size: : 1-15 pax
Travel Season: Year around
Accommodation: 3-star hotels (half twin room per person)
Transport: Chartered car or public bus
Bullet train Zhangye/Xining (Second Class)
Hard sleeper train Lanzhou/Xian
Meals: Breakfasts listed in the itinerary
Guide: English-speaking local guides
Entrance fees: Sites listed
Things not mentioned INCLUSIVE
China Visa and passport info required while booking.