Amdo Nomad Adventure

High on the green grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, Tibetan nomads live in harmony with their animals and the environment. Camping with nomads offers a unique opportunity to learn about an ancient way of life while intimately experiencing Tibetan culture.

This 7 days Tibet nomads adventure trip in zoige grasslands, located in the northwest of Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, there is about 460 kilometers from Chengdu to Zoige county, there is excellent chance to visit Tibetan nomadic families and nomadic communities and try your hand at milking yaks, making yak butter, herding yaks, and riding horses with local nomads. At the end of the day, relax while drinking butter tea, eating yak jerky, and swapping stories with the local nomads.

Highlights

  • Authentic Tibetan home-stay
  • Vast grasslands of Zoige, the second largest grassland in China
  • In-depth experience of traditional nomadic culture
  • Helping nomads milking yaks and cook meals
  • Camping, horseback riding, and short hikes

Details

  • 7-day trip begins and ends in Chengdu, China
  • 1 night homestay, 2 nights in hotel and 4 nights camp
  • Average altitude of 3300m

Fixed Departure Time: June - 25th -2018 / August -5th -2018  

Price from $1,055  per person

Group size: Min 2 persons / Max 10 people.

 

Included in the price

  • All the ground transportation fees in Amdo
  • Experienced driver and nimivan or nimibus 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

Health Request:

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.

Day 1: Chengdu - Meiyaluo - Serzuma village / 430km 7 hrs / Homestay

Our guide and driver will come to meet your group at hotel and then continue drive to Ngawa. The Sichuan part of Amdo lies within Aba / Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture in far northern Sichuan province. Today it's long drive to Serzuma village and once you arrive at Tibet Plateau, there are thousands of yaks cover the vast grasslands and nomadic tents see everywhere on the grasslands. Continue drive to Serzuma Village, A beautiful semi-nomadic village in Ngawa area. You will have a chance to stay with local Tibetan family. It's also very nice place to hike and walk in authentic Tibet village. Homestay in Serzuma village.

Day 2: Serzuma village - Chongche grasslands - Tangkor 150km / 3hrs  Camp

Today we will drive to Tangkor town through the most beautiful grasslands in Asia, Zoige and Chongchu grasslands filled with yaks, sheep and horses.  Drive along the Kyachu river to Tangkor, there is very good chance to nomadic families and yaks along the road. Tangkor is a small Tibetan nomadic village located along the Kyachu River and Yellow River. Once there in Tangkor camp with local nomadic family and prepare for your horse riding adventure. Camp

Day 3: Tangkor Town - Nomad Summer Place 3430m / 2hrs


In the morning, we will drive to nomad summer place throughout grassy hills and opened grasslands, beautiful grasslands filled with wild flowers and animals on the way to nomads summer place. There is very good chance to taste some yak milk tea and yak yogurt. Today we will visit 2 or more Tibetan nomadic families on the way to our camping site. Camp with the local nomads.

Day 4: Camp with local nomads / Camp


Experience firsthand the lifestyle of Tibetan nomads. Join the nomads herding yak and sheep and making yak butter, cheese and yogurt. Try riding a yak. You might fall off, and the nomads might laugh at you, but then they will help you back on. 
There is very good chance to learn nomads live and help them make yak butter and yak cheese. Herd yaks and sheep, help nomads to collect yak dung. Learn Tibetan food with local nomads and cook your own meals with them.


Day 5:Tangkor grasslands / Horse Riding

Spend another day with local nomads to expereince thier life and there is a very good chance to join local nomads horse racing hold in the summer places. We will take the chance to meet more local nomads and see their horse racing on the opened grasslands. Camp

Day 6: Chongche county ( Ch Hongyuan) 100kms / 2hrs Hotel


Today drive to Chongche county through rolling grasslands filled with yaks and animals. Visit giant Stupa in Mewa, afterwards, continue drive to Chongche. Have a nice shower once arrive your hotel. Stay overnight in Chongche. 


Day 7: Chongche - Wenchuan-Chengdu 420kms / 7hrs / Hotel


In the early morning, drive back to Chengdu via Chongche grassland and Gyarong valley with filled with evergreen trees. Once in Chengdu say a goodbye to our Tibetan guide and driver, ended your pleasant Amdo nomads adventure tour in Chengdu.

Fixed Departure Time: June - 25th -2018 / August -5th -2018  

Price from $1,055  per person

Group size: Min 2 persons / Max 10 people.

Included in the price:

  • All the ground transportation fees in Amdo
  • Experienced driver and nimivan or nimibus 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

Tour features:

1. Visit worl 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

Health Request:

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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