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.
|Days||Trip Outline||Daily Activity||Accommodation||Guide & Driver||Meal|
|02||Lhasa sightseeing tour||Visit Potala Palace, Jokang temple, Bharkor Bazzar||Hotel in Lhasa||Local Tibetan||BB|
|03||Lhasa sightseeing tou||Visit Drepung and Sera monasteries||Hotel in Lhasa||Local Tibetan||BB|
|04||Lhasa to Tridom nunnery.(4325Mts/ 170KM )||Visit Ganden monastery, Drigungthil monastery, Tridom hot spring||Hotel in Tridom||Local Tibetan||BB|
|05||Tridom to Reting monastery (4,100m/120km)||Visit Tridom nunnery, Reting monastery||Monastery lodge||Local Tibetan||BB|
|06||Reting monastery to Damxung county (4200m/120km)-Namtso-Dzamxung (120km)||Damxung county-Namtso lake-Tashido Hermitage-Damxung Horse Racing Festival||Hotel in Damxung||Local Tibetan||BB|
|07||Full day at Damxung Horse Racing Festival||Horse Racing-Yak Racing-Tibetan singing and dancing performances||Hotel in Damxung||Local Tibetan||BB|
|08||Damxung to Shigatse (3900m/420km)||Xugula pass-Mount Jomo Kanggar-Barhmaputra-Shigatse||Hotel in Shigatse||Local Tibetan||BB|
|09||Shigatse to Shegar, new Dingri (4050m/290km)||Visit Tashi Lhunpo monastery-Tsola and Gyatsola pass-Sakya monastery-Everest view||Hotel in Shegar||Local Tibetan||BB|
|10||Shegar 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 camp||Monastery guest house||Local Tibetan||BB|
|11||Rongpu monastery to Gyantse (3950m/430km)||Everest base camp sunrise view-Gyatsola-Tsola pass-Shigatse-Gyantse||Hotel in Gyantse||Local Tibetan||BB|
|12||Gyantse to Lhasa (3650m/260km||Visit Yamdrok holy lake, Mount Nojin Kangsang, Kampala pass, Lhasa city||Hotel in Lhasa||Local Tibetan||BB|
|13||Drive to Lhasa airport (3600m/45km)||Ancient Lhasa city, Kyichu valley, Barhmaputra river|
- 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.
- 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.