8 days
Duration
5/10
Physicality
US$ 348.00
Single Supplement

2019 Litang Festival

2019 Litang Festival will be held from August 1st to 5th 2019 in so-called High-Yown of Litang county. Before 2008, August 1st was annually the first day of the 3 days long Litang Horse Racing Festival that took place in the grassland of Litang county. Tibetan come from all over Kham, Amdo and central Tibet setting up their tents on the enormous grassland of Litang that makes the pasture like a “City of Tent”. The most exciting part of this festival is the horse racing. Brave riders take their pretty decorated horses to participate in the races showing their excellent horse riding skills, including picking up the scarlet on the back of a running horse and shooting targets while galloping…etc; Women are dressed in traditional and beautiful jewelry as they applaud the riders.

Tour Price Overview
3-4 People: US$ 1,290.00 Per Person
5-6 People: US$ 1,090.00 Per Person
7-8 People: US$ 990.00 Per Person

Departure Date: 2019 July 31st

Festival date 2019 August 1st to 5th
Arrival Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Activity Tibetan Folk festival, Photography
Group departure Minimum 3 people; Maximum 12 people
INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement
D1

2019 July 31st Arrive in Chengdu

Meet your guide at the airport or train station, drive to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon feel free to take a relaxing sightseeing visit to the traditional Chinese teahouse at People’s park.

Overnight: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

D2

2019 August 1st Chengdu to Xin Du Qiao

We will depart early, the drive to Kangding takes about7 – 8 horus, en route we will stop by some sites to stretch legs. Ya’an is a well-known location that grows excellent China Green Tea, we will visit local Tea planting field and see how people make tea. The we will visit to Luding Iron Bridge, we will keep driving, via Kangding onto Mt Dzeto (4324m) then descending to Xinduqiao which is a small Tibetan village that is well-known for its picturesque view, overnight here

Overnight: Jin Qiu Mu Ma Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D3

2019 August 2nd Xin Du Qiao to Litang

We’ll drive 285 kilometers on the paved road, enjoy the natural view and tour the white Ming yak Chorten, and drive onto Mt. Gaoershi. If weather permits, the stunning views of the peak of Mt. Minyar Gangkar will be visible. After we arrive in Litang, we are going to visit the Litang monastery, which is on the northern edge of town and belongs to the Gelukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhists. The monastery was founded in 1580 by the third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso on the site. There are three main temples in the compound, of which the oldest is the one on top of the hill featuring the wooden construction of the upper rim of the buildings. Inside, you can see several chambers and a bedroom where the 7th Dalai Lama lived. Many more famous and influential personal figures were born here, including the 7th Dalai Lama, 10th Dalai Lama.

Overnight: Shangrila Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

2019 August 3rd Litang

Today, we will attend to the Litang festival, we will witness the horse-riding on the Litang Passture

Overnight: Shangrila Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D5

2019 August 4th Litang

Today, we will attend to the Litang festival, we will witness the horse-riding on the Litang Passture

Overnight: Shangrila Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D6

2019 August 5th Litang

Today, we will attend to the Litang festival, we will visit to local Tibetan family and tents to study their life

Overnight: Shangrila Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D7

2019 August 6th Litang to Chengdu

We’ll depart from Litang in the early morning, this will be a long drive today, when we arrive back in Chengdu, you will be driven to your hotel, check in,

Overnight: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D8

2019 August 7thChengdu departure

Today, your trip is ending. We will provide transportation for the drive to the airport or train station where you will go to your next destination.

Overnight | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

2019 Litang Festival
Litang horse racing
Festival performance
Litang horse racing
Litang horse racing
Tibetan female

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