13 Days Amdo Kham Horse Racing Festival Tour
Welcome to the annual Amdo Kham Horse Racing Festival! We Explore China Tibet have selected this excellent tour for foreign travelers to discover the Tibetan culture charm more. Just so you know, 13 days allow you to learn local culture, to appreciate traditional festival, to enjoy the stunning natural view, etc.
Jyekudo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture
Jyekudo (Ch Yushu) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture is situated in the southwest region of Qinghai Province. Historically, Jyekudo was the home to Qiang, an ancient tribe in northwest China. Later, Jyekudo Special District established in 199, then changed to Jyekudo Tibetan Autonomous Region in 1955. Until now, it has become a famous tourist attraction with a long colorful ethnic culture.
For its physical feature, Jyekudo is on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau with most of the region 4000 meters above the sea level. Besides, the prefecture enjoys a continental plateau climate with high altitude and cold climate as its most outstanding features. As for the best travel time, you’d better choose to go during summer time.
Traditional Horse Racing Festival in Amdo Kham
Speaking of the Horse Racing Festival, almost every resident will take part in it. Also, nomadic families and monks from the surrounding monasteries will dress in their red robes. At the same time, there is an opening parade of horsemen, floats from the monasteries. In particular, one of the most popular programmers during the festival is Tibetan dancing. Generally, you can soak up in the enthusiastic atmosphere and greet by local Tibetan People.
Tour Details of Amdo Kham
Day 01: Arrive in Ziling (Xining)
Welcome to Xining, transfer to your hotel and get settled.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Ziling.
View spot: Tibetan Medical Museum and Gunlung Monastery.
Day 03: Ziling – Kumbum monastery – Tsonyongbo (Qinghai Lake) – Chabcha.
View spot: Kumbum monastery, Qinghai Lake.
Day 04: Chabcha – Yushu.
View spot: Grassland, nomadic Yak hair made tent.
Day 05: Sightseeing in Yushu.
View spot: Jyegu monastery, Gyana Mani Stone Pile, a huge pile.
Day 06: Sightseeing in Yushu.
View spot: Today is the opening day of the horse racing.
Day 07: Sightseeing in Yushu.
View spot: Watching yak racing, traditional Tibetan fashion shows.
Day 08: Sightseeing in Yushu.
View spot: Watch religious dances performed by monks and other activities.
Day 09: Yushu – Zhachukha – Manigango.
View spot: Dzogchen monastery.
Day 10: Manigango – Kangze – Drago – Tawu.
View spot: Yulong Lhatso, Tawu old street, Buddhist stupa and natural hot spring.
Day 11: Tawu – Darted.
View spot: Bamei earth forest, visit Lhagong monastery and Dartsedo bar street.
Day 12: Dartsedo – Chengdu.
View spot: Visit Jasamkha chain bridge and transfer to hotel.
Day 13: End of the trip
Transfer to airport catch your fight for your next destination city.