Tagong Festival with More Challenges

days 16 days nights 15 nights
Weight limit
85 kg / 187 lb

Experience an unforgettable horseback adventure in the remote regions of Tibet, where you can stay in traditional festival tents, guesthouses and even a nunnery. During the day, explore stunning mountain peaks and vast grasslands on horseback.

You'll witness the thrilling Horse Race Festival, where thousands of Tibetan herdsmen showcase their strength, courage, and wealth through traditional acrobatics, dances and horse races.

Ride through rivers and forests, visit monasteries and immerse yourself in nomadic culture. At the end of the trip you'll visit Chengdu and meet its pandas.

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 -  $4270 pp, 2 pax - $5100 pp

from US$ 3 760
per tourist for 16 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
Pandas of Chengdu
Visit Panda Breeding Center and Panda Reserve
Nomadic Culture
Meet the nomad families and join in their daily routine

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
Day 3
Day 4
Zhakra Mountain
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Nomad Ride
Day 8
Nomad Temple
Day 9
Remote Lands
Day 10
To Drapa Lake
Day 11
Secret Trails
Day 12
Yibei Lake
Day 13
Day 14
To Chengdu
Day 15
Day 16
Tour organizer's comments

Horses: local Khampas Tibetan horses.

Tack: Tibetan leather saddles.

10.5 days riding/hiking. This is a very remote, challenging trek for adventurous and experienced riders and hikers.



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

Single supplement: + $780 pp.

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

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;
  • horses for luggage;
  • private bus;
  • airport transfers;
  • accommodation;
  • meals.


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

Group size

up to 8 tourists


16 days
15 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$ 3 760
    21 Jun – 6 Jul, 2024 16 days 15 nights
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