Highlights

The Price Based on 2 Persons in a Private Tour for 4 Star Hotel.

  • Explore the well-known Mogao Grottoes, a series of Buddhist shrines dating back to the 4th century AD, constituting the best Buddhist art in China.

  • The nearby dunes in Dunhuang are known as the Echoing Sand Mountain and can be explored on a camel to see spectacular views of Crescent Moon Lake. Ride on a camel to view the stunning desert scenery...

  • Explore Dunhuang’s markets and soak up a very different culture to that of western China.

  • Mysterious Labrang monastery in Xiahe where also can enjoy the marvel grassland.

ITINERARY Close All

Day 1Lanzhou Arrival

Today your travel begins with a welcome meeting at airport. After checking in the hotel, rest of your time is free to explore Lanzhou with a long history and colorful culture. There are many historical sites worth visiting.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
Altitude: 1500m

Day 2Visit Binglingsi Temple, then drive to Xiahe

After breakfast, the day begins with Binglingsi Temple where you will see the air trestle road and various grottoes. Then the train will take you to explore Xiahe, home to the famed Labrang Tibetan Buddhist Monastery, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries outside Tibet Autonomous Region.

Traffic: Car——233m
Hotel: Overnight in Xiahe
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2850m
  • Binglingsi Temple

    Binglingsi Temple

  • Xiahe

    Xiahe

Day 3Visit Labrang Monastery, then drive to Lanzhou

Today we will arrange the English Speaking Lama guide you through the Labrang monastery, the most populous monks outside of Tibet. You will stay at Thangka Sunning Terrace that is one of a good place to view the monastery and surrounding scenery. Inside the monastery, apart from magnificent Buddha stupas and wall paintings, prayer wheels are also the must-see spot. The whole monastery is surrounded by wheels, walk along the corridor, rotate the wheels and pray for chasing away the troubles.

We will then head back to downtown to visit the the first bridge of the Yellow River's Mother Statue consisting of "a mother" and "a baby boy" which symbolizes the mother of the Yellow River nurturing the Chinese nation.

Traffic: Car——233m
Hotel: Overnight in Lanzhou
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1500m
  • Labrang Monastery

    Labrang Monastery

  • yellow river mother sculpture

    Yellow River Mother Sculpture

Day 4Flight to Dunhuang, then Visit Echoing Sand Mountain

Take the flight to Dunhuang and head up to Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake. When there is wild wind, the sands will be blown up and make a loud sound, while the sound sounds like being produced by some ancient musical instrument when blown by the breeze, There is also a Crescent Lake that has been in existence for hundreds of years without ever being buried by the sand. Riding the camel as the Silk Road Caravan in the vast desert is highly recommended (approximately 40mins). Please bring your sunglasses and mask to keep out the dust

In the evening, you can walk around and taste Gansu delicacies at the Shazhou Night Market, the most bustling place of Dunhuang at night. It's easy to lose our sense of time wonder the market while enjoying your leisure time and taste some local cuisine.

Traffic: Car+Flight
Hotel: Overnight in Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1200m
  • Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake

    Echoing Sand Mountain & Crescent Lake

  • Shazhou Night Market

    Shazhou Night Market

Day 5Visit Mogao Grottoes

Today we are going to appreciate the Holy Center of Buddhism Culture and Art-UNESCO of Mogao Grottoes. First, you will watch two movies to get a rough idea of the history of the Silk Road and the Mogao Grottoes. Then take the sightseeing bus to the original cave area, where a professional expositor will lead you to visit seven caves.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dunhuang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1200m
  • Murals of Mogao Grottoes

    Murals Of Mogao Grottoes

  • Mogao Grottoes

    Mogao Grottoes

Day 6End of Tour

Today you will end your enjoyable Gansu tour, we will book the train tickets from Dunhuang to Lanzhou for you. the driver will transfer you to catch the express train. Wish you have a pleasant journey home.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No Accommodation
Meals: Breakfast

INCLUDES

  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights from Lanzhou to Dunhuang.

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.

EXCLUDES

  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned

TRIP NOTES

  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.

Transportation

We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.

Accommodation

All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.

Guides

Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

Client’s Reviews Write Review

  • Gio

    Review submitted 25th August 2013

    Trip to Labrang Monastery,                                            
    Guide : excellent, very good English very helpful and 
                good knowledge
    Driver : very good, no English
    Hotel : ok, clean
    Trip to Dunhang
    Guide : good, very good English, good knowledge
    Driver : ok
    Hotel : very nice
    Visit of Magao caves : don't take the German tour, lady was nice and 
    tried very hard.

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