Horse Racing festival tour with Mount Everest

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Tibet Shambhala Adventure specializes in organising the best Horse Racing Festival tour in Tibet. This Horse Racing Festival Tour with Mount Everest is an excellent Horse Racing Festival tour in Tibet. Tibet is a huge region with various different kinds of local culture, tradition, festivals and dialects. Each region has their own different festivals including the Horse Racing festival tour in Tibet. The main horse racing festival season falls between the fifth and seventh months of the year according to Tibetan calendar ( Usually, July-September ) and some are now fixed in relation to the solar calendar, eg Damxung horse racing festival, which begins on 10th July, Gyantse Horse racing festival, which begins on 20th July, Jyekundo Horse Racing festival, which begins on 25th July, the Lithang Horse Racing festival, beginning in recent years on 1st August, and the Nakchu Horse Racing Festival on 10th August.

During your Damxung Horse Racing festival tour, you will not only see an impressive unique Horse Racing Festival in Damxung county, to the north of Lhasa city at the distance of 200km but also witness different kinds of local traditional activities including Yak Racing, Body Wrestling, Arm Wrestling, Tibetan singing and folk dances. You can also walk around the market where you can specific Tibetan nomad products including organic Yak Cheese, butter, bags made of Yak hair.

Damxung Horse Racing festival tour will start in Lhasa with two full days sightseeing around Lhasa and travel around Ganden monastery to the east of Lhasa, Drigung and Reting monasteries to the north of Lhasa and loop to Damxung and Namtso lake, the second largest lake in Tibet. After an exciting Damxung Horse Racing Festival Tour show, you will drive to Shigatse through Xugula pass with a super view of Mount Jomo Kanggar. Crossing Barhmaputra and drive to Shigatse through the main road to Nepal Tibet border. Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery and then travel to Mount Everest Base Camp, crossing many high mountain passes and enjoying beautiful Himalayan mountain ranges.
DaysTrip OutlineDaily ActivityAccommodationGuide & DriverMeal
Local TibetanBB
02Lhasa sightseeing tourVisit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor BazzarHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
03Lhasa sightseeing touVisit Drepung and Sera monasteriesHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
04Lhasa to Tridom nunnery.(4325Mts/ 170KM )Visit Ganden monastery, Drigungthil monastery, Tridom hot springHotel in TridomLocal TibetanBB
05Tridom to Reting monastery (4,100m/120km)Visit Tridom nunnery, Reting monasteryMonastery lodgeLocal TibetanBB
06Reting monastery to Damxung county (4200m/120km)-Namtso-Dzamxung (120km)Damxung county-Namtso lake-Tashido Hermitage-Damxung Horse Racing FestivalHotel in DamxungLocal TibetanBB
07Full day at Damxung Horse Racing FestivalHorse Racing-Yak Racing-Tibetan singing and dancing performancesHotel in DamxungLocal TibetanBB
08Damxung to Shigatse (3900m/420km)Xugula pass-Mount Jomo Kanggar-Barhmaputra-ShigatseHotel in ShigatseLocal TibetanBB
09Shigatse to Shegar, new Dingri (4050m/290km)Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery-Tsola and Gyatsola pass-Sakya monastery-Everest viewHotel in ShegarLocal TibetanBB
10Shegar to Rongbuk monastery (5000m/100km)-Everest base camp (5200m/8km)Pangla pass, 5000m-fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse-Makalu from Pangla pass-Rongpu monastery-Everest base campMonastery guest houseLocal TibetanBB
11Rongpu monastery to Gyantse (3950m/430km)Everest base camp sunrise view-Gyatsola-Tsola pass-Shigatse-GyantseHotel in GyantseLocal TibetanBB
12Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m/260kmVisit Yamdrok holy lake, Mount Nojin Kangsang, Kampala pass, Lhasa cityHotel in LhasaLocal TibetanBB
13Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km)Ancient Lhasa city, Kyichu valley, Barhmaputra river

Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour,
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by mini van
  • Namtso lake conservation fee
  • Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Everest base camp conservation fee for all members and guide
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • karola glacier conservation fee
  • Oxygen in the car incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic Air ticket and air tax
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China visa fee
  • Service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.
  • Day 1 Arrival at Lhasa airport and transfer to Lhasa.(3650Mts/ 60Km ) Hotel on B.B

    You will be warmly welcomed by our Tibetan guide and driver and accompany you to the holy city of Lhasa along with the view of Bharmaputra, known as Yarlung Tsangpo in Tibetan and a giant stone carved Buddha with more than a thousand years history.

  • Day 2-3 Sightseeing tour in Lhasa, Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazar, Drepung and Sera monasteries. Hotel on B.B

  • Day 4 Drive from Lhatse-Ganden monastery-Tridom nunnery.(4325Mts/ 121KM ) Guest house on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am and drive along the Lhasa river dominated by beautiful Tibetan villages and flocks of yaks grazing on side mountain of Ganden monastery. After the sightseeing of the monastery, have lunch in the monastery restaurant and then continue your journey to Tridom nunnery.

  • Day 5 Drive from Tridom-Drigung Thil monastery-Reting monastery.(4100mts/ 120Km ) Guest house on B.B

    The best thing that you can enjoy in Tridom nunnery is the hot spring which is believed to be blessed as holy spring by Guru Rinpo Che so people take bath in the hot spring in order to cure their illness including bone broken illness . It is one of the cleanest natural hot spring in Tibet so please do not miss taking a bath in it since it is within the nunnery. You will drive to Drigung Thil monastery first which is around 10Km distance from Tridom, visit the monastery and then continue to Reting monastery. The scenery on the way is dominated by some beautiful villages, living on both farming and nomad. Visit Reting monastery and a famous cave of Tsongkapa , located up in the hill of Reting monastery.

  • Day 6 Drive from Reting monastery to Namtso lake.(4718Mts/ 180Km )-Damxung county(4200Mts/60Km Hotel on B.B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am and drive along some pasture with nomad camps via Lagen la pass 5000Mts. Just before you reach the pass, we will stop for lunch at Damxung county. From the top of the pass, you can view the Namtso lake. After descending the pass, you will be driving along the most beautiful grassland next to the shore of Namtso lake and finally arrive at Tashi do hermitage. Explore Namtso lake and Tashi Do, back to Damxung.

  • Day 7 Enjoy full day Damxung Horse Racing Festival show. Hotel on B.B

    Enjoy the full day Damshung horse racing festival with local people. You can see locals, dressing their beautiful traditional clothes and high level professional horse men sports activities on their horse while they are doing the race. They will also have Tibetan traditional folk dance and circle daces I n the evening.

  • Day 8 Drive from Damshung to Shigatse (3900Mts/420Km ) Hotel on B.B

    Start your Tibet travel early in the morning and drive towards Shigatse, crossing Xugula pass with a super view of Mount Jomo Kanggar, a beautiful valley and Tibetan villages all the way to Takdruka ferry where you cross Barhmaputra. Continue to Shigatse through the friendship highway at the distance of 100km.

  • Day 9 Drive from Shigatse to Shegar. (4050mts/ 290Km ) Hotel on B.B

    After breakfast, drive directly to Tashi Lhupo monastery and visit the monastery. Tashi Lhunpo monastery is the largest monastery in the Tsang region and it is also the seat of the Penchen Lama. Drive to Shegar through two big mountain passes, Tsola 4500Mts/ Gyatso la 5220Mts and some beautiful villages and the first view of Mount Everest from the foot of Gyatso la pass. You will have your lunch in Sakya after you finish the sightseeing in Sakya monastery.

  • Day 10 Drive from Shegar to Rongbuk monastery. ( 5000Mts/ 100Km. Explore Everest base camp. Guest house on B.B

    You will start your tour at 7 am and drive through Pangla pass 5000Mts from which you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest, Lhotse and Makalu respectively which are over 8000Mts. After your lunch in Rongbuk monastery, you will visit the world's highest monastery, Rongbuk. Explore Everest Base Camp by taking a conservative bus to the Everest base camp or by walk. If you walk to Everet base camp, it will take you to two hrs to get there. On the way you can visit a miraculous cave of Padmasamvawa . After two hrs trek, you get to the Everest base camp. It is the best point of enjoying the world's highest mountain and taking photos of it. When the sun sets, you will have a fantastic view of Mount Everest in the red colored sun shade.

  • Day 11 Enjoy viewing the sunrise view on the Everest and drive to Gyantse.(3900Mts/430Km )Hotel on B.B

    Morning, enjoy viewing the sunrise on the Everest and drive to Gyantse via Pangla and Gyatsola pass from which you will have your last view of Mount Everest. Gyantse is the second largest town in the Tsang region next to Shigatse and it if dominated by Tibetan traditional culture, religion, most importantly, Palchoe monastery and Kubum Pagoda stupa.

  • Day 12 Gyantse-Yamdrok lake-Lhasa ( 3650Mts/260Km ) hotel on B. B

    You will start your tour at around 9Am from your hotel and then drive towards Lhasa via 3 big mountain passes, Simila, Karo La, Kampa La, respectively. Karola is the highest pass among them which is over 5000Mts with it's most beautiful glaciers, beautiful Yamdrok lake emerged as coral color from the top of Kampala pass. You will have your lunch at Nakartse country which is just between the Yamdroklake and Karola glaciers.

  • Day 13 Drive from Lhasa to Gongkar airport. ( 3600Mts/60Km )

    Say good bye to the most famous Palace in the world, Potala and ancient city of Lhasa. Drive along the Lhasa river which is the biggest tributary of Bharmaputra, emptied in to the bay of Bengal in India.

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Inclusive

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the program on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast for entire Tibet tour,
  • All entry fees to the sites and monasteries for Tibet tour
  • All necessary Tibet entry and road permits,
  • 1 Local Tibetan English speaking guide,
  • Transportation by mini van
  • Namtso lake conservation fee
  • Everest conservation fee for all members, guide and vehicle
  • Everest base camp conservation fee for all members and guide
  • Yamdrok lake conservation fee
  • karola glacier conservation fee
  • Oxygen in the car incase needed.

Exclusive

  • Both international and domestic Air ticket and air tax
  • Lunch and dinner for entire Tibet tour
  • China visa fee
  • Service of Nepal and mainland China side
  • Personal insurance, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Personal expenses such as (alcoholic beverages, laundry, phone call etc.)
  • Any extra cost in the event of landslides and personal nature expenses.

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