Experience Nomadic Life - 2 Day Trail

Spring Summer Autumn

In Spring (from late April to early July), on the first afternoon, we will ride to the foot of Mt. Huagai to enjoy the view and return back to the source of The White Dragon River to stay. On Day 2, we will visit the Ocean of Flowers on the way back to Langmusi. Around 4 hours riding on each day.

Day 1

We set out from Langmusi at 10 a.m. along the White Dragon River and have lunch at its spring.

In May, riding along the snow mountain to go deep into the grassland.

Which season can be so colorful? September!

After lunch we continue trekking and by 4 pm, reach a vast grassland where sheep and yaks graze. On this night, we will sleep in a yak hair tent with local people.

June is the season for the famous Galsang Flower.



A totally different view of the pasture after snowing

After arriving at camp, we take the halter and saddle off the horses and learn how to make a fire with yak dung as well as how to use a special Tibetan herding tool called a “pe.” We join our host family in driving the animals home and tying the yaks up for the night.



Day 2

In early morning, the nomads are busy with their routine: milking, collecting yak dung, churning butter, etc. If you like you can experience and partake in these activities for yourself.



This poor baby's mother refused to feed him since he was born. So we helped to feed him.

Carrying on the basket and getting the milk bucket, we will go to work together with the nomads now.

When it's time to say goodbye

We will begin our return to Langmusi around 10:00am and arrive at around 2:00-3:00pm depending on the season.

Riding through the Ocean of Flowers to back to Langmusi. Although there are no flowers in September, the shining golden grassland is also breathtaking.

The herds in the Ocean of Flowers in autumn

It is not always blue sky here, we also have rainy days.

If I am short of time, how can I manage this trek?

It is okay for you to start this trek on the same day as taking the bus from Xiahe or Jiuzhaigou, to Langmusi. The 2 buses will arrive in Langmusi around 12:00pm noon. Take lunch by yourself after arriving. The latest starting time for this trek is around 1:30pm.

Also, on Day 2 if you depart earlier, you will have enough time to catch the bus to Xiahe or Jiuzhaigou from Langmusi.



Price for 2019

Book The Trip
One person travelling alone1050yuan
Group - 2 or more persons760yuan pax
The child who can't ride by himself
(He/she will get his own guide.)
1050yuan pax

These costs are all inclusive of guide, horses and 3 meals.

For people who weigh over 85kg we can only offer our various hiking treks, as our horses are not big enough.

If hiking is not your option, we have car driving trip to visit the nomads, Please contact us for details.

Please note that even if you are unsure about your preferred booking dates, you can still book a trek with us and we can arrange a date change if required. If the new trekking dates are unavailable, we will provide a full refund. However in both cases, you will need to contact us 3 days prior to your previously booked program.

Notes

  • This trek is available from late April to early November.
  • The nomads’ tents have no beds. We provide sleeping bags and generally, a light padding placed on the bare earth in the tent. There are no showers or private washing facilities. The tent is made of yak hair and is not waterproof. If it rains during the night, we put a plastic tarp over the tent. But if we meet a heavy storm with strong winds, the rain might come inside the tent anyway. The guide will do his best to keep the tent dry, but please be prepared for an authentic experience.
  • Food: We pack rice and vegetables on the horse, such as potatoes, tomatoes, eggs and green vegetables. Lunch is vegetarian. Supper includes a little beef or mutton.

We Offer

  • We offer professional training in horseback riding for beginners.
  • Before the trip, you will be given a handbook on nomadic life.
  • On the trail, you will have local Tibetan guides and a friendly nomadic host family. Our guides have an abundance of local knowledge and know the local nomad communities well. However please note, they are not English-speaking guides.
  • We also provide professional equipment:
The special stirrup to make sure you will not get stuck. The saddle cushion will make your bottom feel better The clean sleeping bag

You need to prepare

  • April - Early May 1 down coat, 1 jacket, 2 long underwear trousers and gloves.
  • Mid May - Mid June 2 fleeces, 1 jacket, 1 long underwear trousers and gloves.
  • Late June - Mid Aug. 1 fleece, 1 jacket, mosquito repellent.
  • Late Aug. - Mid Sept. 2 fleeces, 1 jacket, 1 long underwear trousers and gloves.
  • Late Sept. - Mid Nov. 1 down coat, 1 jacket, 2 long underwear trousers and gloves.
  • If you don't have warm clothes with you, traditional Tibetan coats ('chupas') can be rented here.