On this discovery tour, you will first come to the Tagong Monastery in the Kham Tibetan area of western Sichuan to participate in the annual mask dance festival. On the way there, you can enjoy the magnificent natural scenery and unique and wonderful local culture of the Kham Tibetan area.
The second station of the trip will take you to the eastern Tibetan areas Kham and Amdo of the provinces Qinghai and Gansu, and you’ll meet the nomads of Golok and Khampa. You will have two days to participate in the Yushu Horse Racing Festival. The spectators gather here from all parts of the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture every year from July 25-30. There are horse and yak races, skill competitions, such as picking up Hada from the ground or shooting on horseback and folk dances in colorful festival costumes.
At the last station of this trip, you will participate in the Shaman Festival, which is a widespread traditional festival for Tibetans and Tujia People in Rebgong (Tongren) area. With a history of more than 1400 years, it is celebrated between June 17th and 25th of the Chinese lunar calendar every year. You can watch colorful and impressive activities: military dance, dragon dance, ritual dance, mask dance, Shangkouqian, Shangbeiqian and Kaishan. After that, you will visit the Labrang Monastery in Xiahe of Gansu province – the religious and cultural center in Tibetan area Amdo, known as "Tibetan Academy of the World".