Tibetan Shaman Festival

Last Call, Join me!! Shaman Festival is for local Tibetans to show their gratitude to the Mountain God. During this festival we will see this holy ritual, as well some different villages located in the valley of the hidden mountains.

¿Qué está incluido?

Fare includes all ground transportation and transfers in private vehicle with dedicated driver; Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip; 6 nights’ hotel accommodations, based on shared room with private bathroom (no breakfast) including service charge, and government tax; Local private English-speaking tour guide service throughout itinerary;

Duración

6 días

Cubierto de destino

Qinghai

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Todo
20 Jul.: Arrive Lanzhou/Drive to Labrang (-)
21 Jul.: Drive to Rebgong (-)
During the next several days in Rebkong, you will attend the Shamans’ Festival. This is a Bon religious festival with different 
rituals and activities that vary widely from town to town. All 
activities are presided over by one or more Lhawas or shamans, 
who will go into trances. Many different dances are performed, all with their own meanings and intents. There is also drum & beating, and the ritual piercing of cheeks, tongues and backs, as a sacrifice to the God and as a show of strength by the young men of the villages. One important aspect of the festival is the offering of 
group prayers through the dances for peace, good harvests, and
plentiful water. Another aspect is the commemoration of past 
battles and the resolution of the war between the Tang Dynasty 
and the Tibetan warlords. These festivals are also occasions for the village shaman to demonstrate a show of his power, and remind the villagers of their duty to their temple and their community, as well as to scold those who have strayed from the religious path.
The festivities begin, and you’ll see the most famous shaman performances and trances of the festival. The shamans have practiced and perfected their art and religion with more than 15 years of practice and devotion. Each night you will return to Rebgong.
22 Jul.: Rebgong, attending the festival (-)
23 Jul.: Rebgong, attending the festival (-)
24 Jul.: Drive to Labrang via Gartse and Gangya Grasslands (-)
25 Jul.: Labrang Sightseeing (-)
26 Jul.: Drive Lanzhou and Fly Out (-)
A Note about the Festival: In Tibet, festivals are not organized as tourist attractions but rather as a thriving part of the local culture, so please be aware that scheduled times or dates may change. While we do our utmost to ensure that you enjoy the festival, bear in mind that it is but a small piece of your trip. Flexible, tolerant attitude and a sense of humor. Our priority is to provide you with an overall positive and rewarding experience of Tibet.
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