Chengdu --Jiuzhaigou National Park 2450m 425km 6hours
We will drive to Jiuzhaigou National Park from Chengdu and spend the night in Jiuzhaigou.
Jiuzhaigou National Park
After breakfast, we will go to the National Park gate; and spend the whole day to exploring this sacred Natural Park with snow capped mountains, green forest attractive and attractive waterfalls, we will spend the night in Jiuzhaigo .
Jiuzhaigou--Zoige—Tangkor 3350m 300km 3-4hours
We will drive to Thangkor via great rolling grassland of Zoige, Tangkor is an authentic Tibetan nomad village located along the opened grassland of Yellow River. In China commonly known as the First Bend Of Yellow River. Once in Thangkor prepare for the 3 days horse riding tour. Stay the night in a hotel.
Tangkor Kawarma village--Kardang Lake Riding 2-3hours
In the morning, a horseman will meet us with his horses, start our horse riding tour. We will ride horse about 2-3 hours from Kawarma to Kardang Lake, after breakfast, a brief horse-riding lesson and practice will be launched. Then we will start our 3-day leisure riding trip around the endless grassland. We will enjoy the sunrise of early morning, breath the fresh air, riding to the beautiful Lake of Kardang for its rich natural resources and beautiful landscape. You will be visiting the local nomadic Tibetan families, birding, photographing the Yaks and Sheep. We camp the night.
Kardang Lake--Karnga pass--Nomad Camp area riding about 3-4hours
We will ride our horses to pass Karnga pass and heading to nomadic summer camp area. Enjoy our horse riding and camp with local nomad family. For nights 2 will camp under the stars and have bonfire to keep comfortably warm.
Nomad camping area--Dramar Pass- Kawarma Village riding about 5-6hours
Today we will ride on our horses and travel back to Kawarma village, which is winter place of the nomads. We will learn nomads live and help them make yak butter and yak cheese. Herd yaks and sheep, help nomads to collect yak dung. Ride back to Kawarma Village. If we are tired during your horseback riding, we can drive to the village. The car accompany with us. Stay in a locally better hotel and take a shower.
Thangkor--Taktsang Lhamo (Chi:Langmusi) 3600m 155km 3hours
Drive to Taktsang Lhamo, it's also small Tibetan village with beautiful views around the monasteries. We will pay a visit to Kirti Monastery and take a walk in the Taktsang Lhamo valley. Spend the night in Lhamo.
Taktsang Lhamo--Labrang monastery (Chi:Xiahe) 245km 2950m 4-5hours
Drive to Labrang monastery, which is one of the great monasteries of Gelukpa School in Tibet. Today it is home to over 1500 monks. Once there in Labrang pay a visit to the monastery and take a Kora around the monastery.
Labrang --Rebkong (Chi:Tongren) 120km 2800m 2-3hours
Drive to Rebkong via Gangya grassland, once in Rebkong pay a visit to the Shangge Shong Yagotsang and Magotsang, today known as the art villages in Rebkong. Spend the night in Rebkong. .
Rebkong—Xining 190km 2250m 180km 3hours
We will visit Rongwu monastery, today home for over 400 monks and there are over 30 branch monasteries in Rebkong area. Afterwards, drive to Xining which is the capital city of Qinghai province along Yellow River. Here ends your pleasant journey in Amdo Xining. Say a goodbye to our guide and driver.