FOOD & DRINK TIBETAN STYLE
Description

Tibet, especially the eastern part of it, namely Amdo and Kham regions, has a distinct food culture and traditions. As the place of origin for yak and barley, with sheep and other livestock scattering on the vast grasslands, here the staple diet is mainly made of meat and butter. The cooler or even chilly climes compared with other regions in China add a strong and rich flavour to local dishes. Enjoy an array of Tibetan food treats together with a light-hearted journey across some of the most beautiful grasslands and Rocky Mountains in this area.
 

Highlights
  • Visit Labrang Monastery, the world’s most comprehensive Tibetan Buddhism university monastery, and several oldest monasteries in this area.

  • Home stay and camping, experience Nomad life on grasslands.

  • Hike in a rocky mountain valley and Tibet’s largest grasslands, to admire the first bend of the Yellow River, along with lakes and sunset views.

  • Taste a selection of fine dishes made of fresh locally produced ingredients, including Tibetan food and Sichuan Cuisine, one of eight major cuisines in China.

     

Itinerary

Lanzhou/Xiahe

Upon arrival in Xiahe, Visit Labrang Monastery with its six colleges covering Philosophy, arts and Medicine, followed by a panoramic view from the hills nearby.

Enjoy meals hand-picked by our local Tibetan guides: Hot Stone Pot, roast mutton chops, fry dumplings with Yak meat, Gyudrk (ginseng fruit with rice), Yak Yogurt and Barley wine.

 

Ganja Grasslands

After a typical breakfast: Karkon (mutton soup bowl covered by a thin layer of flour), and Yak entrails soup with fried dough twist, spend a relaxing day on the grasslands.

Explore nearby historical sites such as Trakkar Gompa,the  ancient walled village Bajiao and Tseway Gompa, a Bon monastery with a thousand years history.

Stay overnight with Nomads, enjoy home-made meals including Dortrk (meats cooked by hot stone), Ganjia mutton,  Tsamba (Barley flour mashed with milk tea and yak butter), sheep blood sausage and meat sausage

 

Darknang

After a hearty breakfast: Yak meat soup with noodles, Tibetan Bread, Tsamba and butter tea, take a four-hour ride to Darknang.

A whole day hiking in the rocky mountain valley, to admire Fairy’s Lake and sunset views in the valley. Taste local specialties such as Roasted Juema pork with spices, Yak tail Soup with Cordyceps, and dishes made of various fresh mushrooms gathered from forests.

 

Dzoge Grasslands

After a typical breakfast in Darknang: wild eggs, vegetable and mutton mixed soup, steamed bread and porridge, stroll around the largest grasslands in Tibet, to admire the Flower Lake and the First Bend of the Yellow River.

In the hometown of yak, you’ll have the chance to indulge in various dishes made of yak meat: Yak meat hot pot, Yak meat with fried potato and green pepper, plus Tibetan noodles. Following by a night circle dance with local Nomads.

 

Dujiangyan Dams

After a day’s drive, on the road having a taste of Sichuan Cuisine at Wenchuan, you’ll approach the capital of Sichuan Province. Dwelling at picturesque Dujiangyan Dams along a river.

You’ll select a wide variety of food by yourself at a local night market: spiced rabbit head wrapped with peanuts, Ginkgo stewed chicken, Bean Flower beef…….

 

Chengdu

Arrive at the home to Sichuan Cuisine, you can enjoy as much local dishes as you like, including hotpot, boiled blood curd in chili sauce, double cooked pork slices, and so on, before leaving China.

Tour Includes
  • Accommodation

  • All meals

  • English-speaking, native Tibetan tour guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Mineral water during the tour

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation for getting around

Tour Map
Description

Tibet, especially the eastern part of it, namely Amdo and Kham regions, has a distinct food culture and traditions. As the place of origin for yak and barley, with sheep and other livestock scattering on the vast grasslands, here the staple diet is mainly made of meat and butter. The cooler or even chilly climes compared with other regions in China add a strong and rich flavour to local dishes. Enjoy an array of Tibetan food treats together with a light-hearted journey across some of the most beautiful grasslands and Rocky Mountains in this area.
 

Highlights
  • Visit Labrang Monastery, the world’s most comprehensive Tibetan Buddhism university monastery, and several oldest monasteries in this area.

  • Home stay and camping, experience Nomad life on grasslands.

  • Hike in a rocky mountain valley and Tibet’s largest grasslands, to admire the first bend of the Yellow River, along with lakes and sunset views.

  • Taste a selection of fine dishes made of fresh locally produced ingredients, including Tibetan food and Sichuan Cuisine, one of eight major cuisines in China.


     

Itinerary

 DAY 1 

Lanzhou/Xiahe

Upon arrival in Xiahe, Visit Labrang Monastery with its six colleges covering Philosophy, arts and Medicine, followed by a panoramic view from the hills nearby.

Enjoy meals hand-picked by our local Tibetan guides: Hot Stone Pot, roast mutton chops, fry dumplings with Yak meat, Gyudrk (ginseng fruit with rice), Yak Yogurt and Barley wine.

 DAY 2 

Ganja Grasslands

After a typical breakfast: Karkon (mutton soup bowl covered by a thin layer of flour), and Yak entrails soup with fried dough twist, spend a relaxing day on the grasslands.

Explore nearby historical sites such as Trakkar Gompa,the  ancient walled village Bajiao and Tseway Gompa, a Bon monastery with a thousand years history.

Stay overnight with Nomads, enjoy home-made meals including Dortrk (meats cooked by hot stone), Ganjia mutton,  Tsamba (Barley flour mashed with milk tea and yak butter), sheep blood sausage and meat sausage

 

 DAY 3 

Darknang

After a hearty breakfast: Yak meat soup with noodles, Tibetan Bread, Tsamba and butter tea, take a four-hour ride to Darknang.

A whole day hiking in the rocky mountain valley, to admire Fairy’s Lake and sunset views in the valley. Taste local specialties such as Roasted Juema pork with spices, Yak tail Soup with Cordyceps, and dishes made of various fresh mushrooms gathered from forests

 

 DAY 4 

Dzoge Grasslands

After a typical breakfast in Darknang: wild eggs, vegetable and mutton mixed soup, steamed bread and porridge, stroll around the largest grasslands in Tibet, to admire the Flower Lake and the First Bend of the Yellow River.

In the hometown of yak, you’ll have the chance to indulge in various dishes made of yak meat: Yak meat hot pot, Yak meat with fried potato and green pepper, plus Tibetan noodles. Following by a night circle dance with local Nomads.

 DAY 5 

Dujiangyan Dams

After a day’s drive, on the road having a taste of Sichuan Cuisine at Wenchuan, you’ll approach the capital of Sichuan Province. Dwelling at picturesque Dujiangyan Dams along a river.

You’ll select a wide variety of food by yourself at a local night market: spiced rabbit head wrapped with peanuts, Ginkgo stewed chicken, Bean Flower beef…….

 

 DAY 6 

Chengdu

Arrive at the home to Sichuan Cuisine, you can enjoy as much local dishes as you like, including hotpot, boiled blood curd in chili sauce, double cooked pork slices, and so on, before leaving China.

Tour Includes
  • Accommodation

  • All meals

  • English-speaking, native Tibetan tour guide

  • Entrance fees

  • Mineral water during the tour

  • Pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation for getting around

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