It is said that Horse Racing Festival in Damxung is introduced from Mongolia to Tibet. So far a singer who can sing the song in Mongolian comes to sing Mongolian song. Damxung Horse Racing Festival (Dang Ji Ren Horse Race Festival in Tibetan language means Lamas chant sutras.) starts on every July 10th of Tibetan calendar, takes three days, and lasts for more than one month. In fact, the Festival is done for the good harvest, the commodity fair and the entertainment. Gradually, Lama Culture and politics permeate the Festival.
Day 1: (1st, August): arrive in Lhasa (alt.3650m) by air
Day 2: (2nd, August): Lhasa Sightseeing
Day 3: (3rd, August): Lhasa →Namtso Lake (alt.4718m) →Damxung(alt.4200m).
Day 4: (4th, August): Damxung horse racing festival (alt.4200m).
Day 5: (5th, August): Damxung→Lhasa→ airport
Highlights: No visiting arranged today.
Schedule: Picked up at the airport or train station and offered a white scarf (called Hada) in a Tibet traditional way which brings you good luck and transferred to the hotel and rest as much as possible for acclimatization and better to drink more water.
Highlights: Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Schedule: In the morning you will visit the world heritage site of Potala Palace, and in the afternoon visit Jokhang Temple (world heritage site) and Barkor Street Market, a big free market with its prolific stalls for selling local specialties
Highlights: Namtso Lake
Schedule: Drive 245km to Namtso Lake from Lhasa city in the morning. Have a shot stop for the beautiful view of the grassland near Yangpacheng.When arriving Namtso Lake in the afternoon, enjoying the glory of the holy lake. By the lake, you can do the hiking around the lake and view the peak of Nyianchentangula (7162m). After this, continue to drive back to Damxung to enjoy the sunset over the wild grassland and have a good rest there and expect the next day's horse racing festival to come
Highlights: horse race, archery and other recreational performances
Schedule: stay the whole day here to feel the true northern Tibetan landscape and tradition, in the evening you can also join in the bonfire evening party with local Tibetans to sing and dance
Highlights: scenery long the road back
Schedule: in the morning, drive back to lhasa, enjoy some free time by yourself upon arrival, and in the afternoon transfer you to the airport.
Airport or train station transfer: The free airport pick-up is at 3:20 p.m. These are the most common times in and out of Lhasa, but if you would like to schedule a different time enter/leave Tibet we will be happy to arrange that. Please ask your travel consultant for the price.
Accommodation: stay in comfortable hotels in Tibet
Meals: mainly Breakfast. See detailed itinerary for complete listing.
English Speaking Guide: All of our guides are local Tibetans with infectious smiles and a passion for sharing their homeland. From them you'll receive extensive information about the history, geography, culture, religion, traditions, art and music.
Vehicle Rental & Driver: All of our vehicles are well maintained and safe. Our drivers are experienced in driving in the Tibetan landscape. Vehicle type will be arranged according to group size.
Travel Permits: All Tibet traveling permits.
Entrance Fees: All entrance fees listed in the itinerary, (except optional sites) including vehicle and personal entry permit for Qomolangma Nature Preserve
Transportation to and from Tibet.
Other services of non-Tibet parts
Private expense like laundry, IDD calls, drinks in the room, etc.
Extra expenses incurred due to unexpected natural events (delays, road washouts, etc.)
Meals not specified in the tour itinerary
Tips for the tour guide and driver
Heavenly Lake Namtso, Nakchu , Yangpachen , Potala Palace , Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street