Climb Mt.Huagai & Ocean of Flowers Pass
- 3 Day Trail (Autumn)

Day 1

We set out from Langmusi at 10 a.m. along the White Dragon River and have lunch at its spring. After lunch we continue trekking and by 4 pm, reach the Ocean of Flower, a vast grassland where sheep and yaks graze. On this night, we will sleep in a yak hair tent with local people.

We will ride for approximately 4 hours today.

Snow Mountain and colorful bushes, that's the color of autumn.

The mountain pass on the way to the Ocean of Flower









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.

Learn from your guide how to take care of your own horse.

The pasture after snowing

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.

Collecting Yak Dung

I am learning to collect the Yak Dung.

After this, we will leave for Huagai Mountain. We will ride for around 1.5 hours to get the foot of Mt.Huagai, then will climb the mountain by foot. It may take 2 hours for the climb up and 1 hour down. We will have a picnic lunch on the way as we climb. (If you are not fit enough for the altitude, please do not climb this mountain and ask us for our advice).

We will return back to camp for the last night.

The local lady starts the hard work in the early early morning.

Mt. Huagai is coverd by snow.

The Red Stone Forest after snow

Day 3

We will begin our return to Langmusi around 10:00am and arrive at around 2pm. On this day, we will spend approximately 3.5 hours on horseback.

If you need to return Langmusi earlier, please inform us. We can depart earlier on this morning.

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 the last day (Day 3) 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 alone1600yuan
Group - 2 or more persons1200yuan pax
The child who can't ride by himself
(He/she will get his own guide.)
1600yuan pax

These costs are all inclusive of guide, horses, 6 meals, and nomad homestay.

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 every Autumn, from late August to early November.
  • The summit of Mt.Huagai is 4200m high, so please be aware when you undertake this trek that you will need to be physically fit and may be affected by the altitude. If the altitude is a problem for you, you can take the trek "Experience Nomadic Life-2 Day Trail".
  • 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.