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|
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
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.
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.