8 days
Duration
5/10
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US$ 348.00
Single Supplement

2018 Litang Horse Racing Festival

Before 2008, August 1st was annually the first day of the 7 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 horse running fast shooting targets while galloping. WoBefore, August 1st was annually the first day of the 7 day Tibetan festival that took place in the grassland of Litang. Tibetans come from all over Kham, Amdo and central Tibet setting up their tents on the enormous grassland of Litang, which makes the pasture appear like a city of tents. The most exciting part of Litang Horse Racing 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 horse running fast shooting targets while galloping. Women are dressed in traditional and beautiful jewelry as they applaud the riders.men are dressed in traditional and beautiful jewelry as they applaud the riders.

Departure Date Overview

departure date will be updated in the March of 2018

Festival date 2018 Katok Festival Date will be updated in the March of 2018
Arrival Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Activity Tibetan Folk festival, Photography
Group departure Minimum 3 people; Maximum 12 people;
“Group departure” is available, please Contact Us for Group departure price
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

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.

D2

Chengdu to Xin Du Qiao

We’ll drive 360 kilometers on a paved road, into hill country and cross through Mt. Erlang tunnel, where we will stop by to visit Luding Iron Bridge. Then, we’ll arrive at the gateway town of the Eastern Tibet of Kham – Kangding, which is cradled along the raging Dzetuo River. The river’s continual rumble can be heard in its alleyways where nomads from the West to sell Tibetan herbal medicine, Khampa knives, traditional Tibetan garments, and yak butter tea. For centuries the town has held the status of “Gateway to Tibet,” We will continue our road trip onto Mt Dzetuo (4323m), then descending to Xin Du Qiao, a small tibetan which is becoming well-known for its beautiful scenery

D3

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.

D4

Litang

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

D5

Litang

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

D6

Litang

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

D7

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,

D8

Chengdu 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.

Litang Horse Racing Festival
Litang horse racing
Festival performance
Litang horse racing
Litang horse racing
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