On this trip we’ll experience the lively Shoton Festival in Lhasa, Tibet at first. The Shoton is one such festive occasion with a long tradition. “Sho” means “yogurt” and “ton”, “Banquet”, so “Shoton” is translated as “Yogurt Banquet”, which is what it originally was. Later the banquet part gradually gave way to Tibetan opera performances, so that the “Yogurt Banquet” in fact became an opera festival.
Then drive from Lhasa to Naqu, where we will stay two days to enjoy the fascinating horse racing festival, what starts on every 10th August of Gregorian calendar and lasts one week. Before the horse racing festival, the Tibetans will spend a few days to decorate the grassland with numerous beautiful tents around the racing track. There are many other interesting activities during this festival, dancing and singing performance, Buddhist activities, different kinds of exciting races such as yak race, tug-of-war, stone raising, Tibetan opera performance etc, which ignite the passion of Naqu county.
Finally it takes us to the Tibetan sacred lake Nam Tso to enjoy the nice soft hiking at Tashi Dorie peninsula.