Nagchu Horse Racing Festival Tour

Nagchu Horse Racing Festival is the grandest annual event in northern Tibet. Tens of thousands of herdsmen gather on the vast grassland dotted with tents to enjoy the horse riding competition, yak race, tug of war, stone-lifting and Tibetan operas. August is the golden season for tourists to sightsee the vast and beautiful green grassland covered by flower. During this time, the grass is the tallest and the weather is most accommodating to those who enjoy the great outdoors. This festival is also an exhibition and trading of local stuff among Tibetan people.

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival Tour

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival was initiated back 500 years ago for consecrating the Gyantse Prince Gungsang Rabten.Initialy it was mainly for religious events, and later on evolved to horse race as a predominating event and it spread over to Lhasa, Changtang and Gongbo, etc. The festival involves horse racing and archery contests, as well as wrestling, Tibetan Opera, music and dancing, track and field, and ball games. Tibetan people from different areas dressed in unique costumes gather at Gyantse to watch horsemanship, archery, Tibetan opera, Tibetan singing and dancing show, yak race and so forth. Along with this, there is a swap meet and an open market to buy authentic Tibetan crafts goods and a picnic where you can try the Tibetan food.