Amdo Horseback Riding Tour
Zoige County is located at the northeast edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, to the north of Aba Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in Sichuan province. Star Amdo Tibet journey into a vast landscape of rolling grasslands and grassy mountain peaks in the northwest of Sichaun, this amazing opened grasslands border with Gansu province, traditional nomadic Tibetans still herd yaks and sheep in the traditional Tibetan region of Amdo.
We can arrange 2 or 3 days horse riding adventure trip at Takstang Lhamo (Langmusi in Chinese) and Thangkor village through the best grasslands in Zoige county, let local Tibetans arrange a authentic nomadic live experience through this beautiful summer grasslands of nomadic Tibetans, filled with countless yaks, sheep, horses and blossoming wildflowers with the zigzagging Kachu (White River) and Yellow Rivers.
Experience the real life of the nomadic Tibetans lifestyle in Zoige county, we can organize real Tibetan nomadic lifestyle horseback riding tours with these wanderers during the summer season". Tibetan Plateau’s sunrise, fresh air, and beautiful landscapes are unlike anything else in the rest of the world. The horse riding adventure through great rolling grasslands of Zoige county. We can arrange your trip start from the provincial capital Chengdu, Lanzhou or Xining according to your group schedule and requires. We can customize the tour according to your requests and interests.
Tibetan nomadic life experience in Zoige grassland
Tibetan nomads live scattered throughout Tibetan Plateau on vast expanses of grasslands. Nomads raise horses, yaks, and sheep, moving their animals according to the season. In the summer, nomads live in yak-hair tents, but in the winter they move to more permanent dwellings. Renowned for their toughness and generosity, it is a pleasure to join a Tibetan nomad family for a warm cup of milk tea and yak jerky.
Day 1: Chengdu--Jiuzhaigou National Park 2000m / 420km 7 HRS
Our guide and driver will come to meet your group at hotel and then continue drive to Jiuzhaigou National Par, it’s natural beauty valley with wild mountains and green forest. Spend the night in Jiuzhaigou.
Day 2: Jiuzhaigou National Park
After breakfast, prepare to enter the National Park gate; this place is one of the most natural beauty, with wild mountains and green forest and Tibetan style houses, before you enter the Park we hope all of our tourists are ready to take many pictures there, and spend the whole day to exploring this sacred Natural Park with snow capped mountains, green forest attractive and attractive waterfalls, we will spend the night in Jiuzhaigou.
Day 3: Jiuzhaigou National Park –Tangkor 3430m / 300km 5-6 HRS
Today we will drive to Tangkor through the most beautiful grassland in Asia, Dzoge county filled with yaks, sheep and horses. Tangkor is a small Tibetan nomad village along the Yellow River. Once there in Tangkor prepare for your horse riding adventure. Stay the night in hotel.
Day 4: Horse Riding 3430m/ 3-4 HRS
After breakfast, a brief horse-riding lesson and practice will be launched. Then we will start our 2-day leisure riding trip around the endless grassland. Enjoy the sun-rising early in the morning, breath the fresh air, riding by the beautiful Kachu River-famous for its rich natural resources and beautiful landscape. You will be visiting the local nomadic Tibetan families, birding, photographing the Yaks and Sheep. Camp with local nomad families.
Day 5: Horse Riding 3430m/ 3-4 HRS
We will ride our horses to pass and heading to nomadic summer camping area. Enjoy your horse riding and camp with local nomad family. Our sleeping quarters on nights 2 will consist of tents to camp in under the stars. Help local nomads herding the yaks and milk the yaks in the morning. Camp with local nomads.
Day 6: Thangkor--Taktsang Lhamo (Chi:Langmusi) 3600m 155km 3HRS
Drive to Taktsang Lhamo, it's also small Tibetan village with beautiful views around the monasteries. We will pay a visit to Kirti Monastery and take a walk in the Taktsang Lhamo valley. Spend the night in Lhamo.
Day 7: Taktsang Lhamo--Labrang monastery (Chi:Xiahe) 245km 2950m 4-5 HRS
Drive to Labrang monastery, which is one of the great monasteries of Gelukpa School in Tibet. Today it is home to over 1500 monks. Once there in Labrang pay a visit to the monastery and take a Kora around the monastery.
Day 8: Labrang --Rebkong (Chi:Tongren) 120km 2800m 2-3hours
Drive to Rebkong via Gangya grassland, once in Rebkong pay a visit to the Shangge Shong Yagotsang and Magotsang, today known as the art villages in Rebkong. Spend the night in Rebkong.
Day 9: Rebkong—Xining 190km 2250m 180km 3hours
We will visit Rongwu monastery, today home for over 400 monks and there are over 30 branch monasteries in Rebkong area. Afterwards, drive to Xining which is the capital city of Qinghai province along Yellow River. Here ends your pleasant journey in Amdo Xining. Say a goodbye to our guide and driver.
Group size: Min 2 persons / Max 10 people.
Included in the price：
- All the ground transportation fees in Amdo
- Experienced driver and minivan or minibus according to group size
- Personal, comfortable, clean and safe transportation
- Personal knowledgeable Tibetan English-speaking guide
- All accommodation (2 nights accommodation based on double occupancy)
- Home-stay in Serzuma village and camp with local nomadic families
- Food: breakfast, lunches, and dinner (drink included: tea or mineral water)
- Half-day horse riding in Tangkor
- Entrance ticket fees for sites included in the program
- Tibetan driver and driver's and guide’s food & accommodation
- All the camping equipment (Tents and Mattresses)
- All the road tolls and fuel costs
- Administrative fee
Not included in the price:
- Passport and Chinese Visa fees
- International and domestic airfare/train ticket
- Single room supplement
- Insurance (travel, medical, etc)
- Tips for the Tibetan guide and the driver
- Your own expenses
1. Visit world highest grasslands & real Tibetan nomads
2. Real experience of daily nomadic familes life
3.Tibetan home-stay and camp with local nomadic families
4. Ride horse back and collect yaks
5. Milk yaks and make yak butter and yak cheese with local nomads
6: Join local small horse races and cooking meals with local nomadic families
Due to the high Tibet plateau around 3300 meters to 4200 meters mostly, and we will pass by some mountain pass around 4200 meters, so strong health condition is required. If your health is not so good, you should check with a doctor before taking the decision of coming to Tibet Plateau.
Note: We also offer tailor-made or private tour service for you in any season, please feel free to contact us if you need.
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