Tagong Festival

days 10 days nights 9 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Embark on a horse riding vacation to the remote regions of Tibet, where you can spend your nights in vibrant festival tents, guesthouses and even a nunnery. During the day, ride through breathtaking mountain peaks and vast grasslands on horseback.

Starting from Chengdu in southwest China, guests will travel to Kangding and explore the bustling market before continuing on to Tagong. Here, you'll witness the incredible Horse Race Festival, featuring thousands of Tibetan herdsmen showcasing their strength, courage and wealth through traditional acrobatics, dances and horse races.

We will traverse rivers and forests while visiting monasteries and immersing themselves in nomadic culture. A rest day is dedicated to learning essential nomadic skills such as yak herding and butter-making. 

This trip offers a unique opportunity to experience the authentic Tibet before it disappears completely. 

The price displayed is for groups 4 and more people. Total price  for 3 pax -  $2750 pp, 2 pax - $3310 pp

from US$ 2 530
per tourist for 10 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 Tibetan Horse Festival
Races, parades, singing and dancing
Nomadic Culture
Meet the nomad families and join in their daily routine
Lakes and Mountains
Ride amongst incredible landscapes

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 rtfon road conditions)

Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Zhakra Mountain
Day 5
Day 6
Nomad Ride
Day 7
Nomad Life
Day 8
Stunning Views
Day 9
Day 10
Tour organizer's comments

Horses: local Khampas Tibetan horses.

Tack: Tibetan leather saddles.

Being a competent rider is not necessary. However, good physical condition is highly recommended. 



Guest House
3 nights
6 nights

Single supplement: + $580

1 night
Yala Hotsprings Guesthouse
2 nights
Our Ecolodge
6 nights

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Sichuan Province, Chengdu

Tour conditions


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


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

Group size

up to 8 tourists


10 days
9 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • swimwear;
  • sleeping bag.
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 2 530
    21 – 30 Jun, 2024 10 days 9 nights
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