Shamalong Festival

days 14 days nights 13 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Embark on an unforgettable horseback journey through Tibet, immersing yourself in its rich history and breathtaking landscapes. Your expert guide will introduce you to the local nomadic culture and take you to the vibrant Shamalong Festival, where you can witness the Khampas riders adorned in their traditional attire. You'll also have the opportunity to camp in remote areas, with your belongings transported by yaks, allowing you to fully embrace the rugged beauty of the region.

This trip provides a rare opportunity to experience authentic Tibet before it vanishes completely.

The price displayed is for groups 4 and more people. Total price  for 3 pax -  $3530 pp, 2 pax - $3930 pp

from US$ 2 950
per tourist for 14 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 8 tourists over 12 years old
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Photo Angela L.
Angela L. is the organizer of this trip
The organizer speaks: English, Chinese
We founded our company in 2004 out of a great love for nomads and nomadic culture. We own an Ecolodge, where we continue to support traditional arts and nomad-run trekking.

Tour highlights

Visit the Shamalong Festival
See the thrilling Tibetan races
Nomadic Culture
Meet the nomad families and join in their daily routine
Day in Chengdu
Visit this city and meet its most adorable residents - pandas!

Route details

Day 1

Meet in Chengdu and drive to Kangding. This small mountain city is at an altitude of 2600m and is mainly ethnic Han Chinese with a notable Tibetan presence and flair, particularly in its shops, restaurants and temples. For centuries it has been the meeting place of Tibetan and Chinese culture, and has served as a tea and yak hide trading center. It serves as last outpost before the wild Tibetan mountains and passes of the Chengdu-Lhasa highway and the Tibetan region of Kham. Spend the night above the city at at hotpsrings. (Yala Hotsprings Guesthouse, 3100 m, 4 hour drive, depending on road conditions)

Day 2
Riverside Camping
Day 3
Zhakra Yimsto
Day 4
Zhakra Hotsprings
Day 5
Gyergo Nunnery
Day 6
High Plateau
Day 7
Nomad Camp and Yibei Lake
Day 8
Ragni Lake
Day 9
Genup Gompa
Day 10
Day at Our Ecolodge
Day 11
Shamalong Festival
Day 12
To Chengdu
Day 13
Day 14
Tour organizer's comments

Horses: local Khampas Tibetan horses.

Tack: Tibetan leather saddles.

8 days riding. This trek is almost completely riding, with a few small spots of needing to walk downhill.



Guest House
2 nights
8 nights
Camp Site
1 night
2 nights

Single supplement: + $820 pp.

1 night
Yala Hotsprings Guesthouse
8 nights
1 night
Nunnery Hut
1 night
Our Ecolodge
2 nights
BuddhaZen Hotel

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Sichuan Province, Chengdu

Tour conditions


  • Tibetan English-speaking tour leader;
  • horses equipped with saddle and bridle;
  • cook;
  • yak team for luggage;
  • private minibus;
  • airport transfers;
  • accommodation;
  • meals.


  • flights;
  • beverages and personal extra;
  • tips;
  • insurance. 

Group size

up to 8 tourists


14 days
13 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • swimwear;
  • sleeping bag.
What kind of food will be served?
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 2 950
    6 – 19 Jul, 2024 14 days 13 nights
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