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The Tagong Horse Festival of Ancient Kham

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The Tagong Horse Festival of Ancient Kham - Explore!
The Tagong Horse Festival of Ancient Kham - Explore!
Starts
Chengdu
+4 Destinations
Western China
Ends
Chengdu
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Highlights

  • Meet the nomads and celebrate their way of life
  • Explore the 'encyclopaedia of Tibetan culture'
  • Travel through dramatic high mountain passes
  • Meet the friendly pandas of Chengdu
Age range
14 to 85 year olds
Max Group Size
18
Travel style
In-depth Cultural
Operator
Explore!
Start and end in Chengdu! With the in-depth cultural tour The Tagong Horse Festival of Ancient Kham, you have a 18 day tour package taking you through Chengdu, China and 3 other destinations in China. The Tagong Horse Festival of Ancient Kham includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Chengdu
    Start point Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wuhou, Hotel reception, No.5, The 1st Section Of Western,, 2nd Ring Road, Wuhou District,, Chengdu, China, 610041 18:00
  2. Day 2: Visit the Panda Research Centre and Wenshu Temple, drive to Dujiangyan
  3. Day 3: Discover Dujiangyan, the Two Kings Temple and the Dragon Taming Temple. Drive to Ma Er Kang (2600m)
  4. Day 4: Explore Songgang Watch Towers and drive to Rangtang (3280m) via the Dukehe River Valley
  5. Day 5: Rangtang Monastery and Tibetan village.
  6. Day 6: Drive to Ganzi (3390m)
  7. Day 7: Walk around Ganzi and the local food market
  8. Day 8: Drive to Baiyu (2360m) via the Zhuodala mountain pass (4600m) and the Changduoke Monastery
  9. Day 9: Visit Baiyu Monastery and drive to Dege along the Yangtze River
  10. Day 10: Explore Dege and its famous Tibetan printing house
  11. Day 11: Drive through the mountains to Dzogchen Monastery, visiting villages and Xinluhai Lake en route
  12. Day 12: Explore Dzogchen Monastery and drive to Ganzi
  13. Day 13: Drive to Tagong via Daofu and the Lingque Monastery
  14. Day 14: Experience the Tagong Horse Festival
  15. Day 15: More time to enjoy the events at the Tagong Horse Festival
  16. Day 16: Drive to Luding (1320m) and explore the town
  17. Day 17: Drive along the ancient Tea and Horse Trail to Chengdu
  18. Day 18: Trip ends in Chengdu
    End point Holiday Inn Express Chengdu Wuhou, Hotel reception, No.5, The 1st Section Of Western,, 2nd Ring Road, Wuhou District,, Chengdu, China, 610041 09:00

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Vaccinations

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Typhoid
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Cholera
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for China. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for China. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for China. Ideally 10 days before travel.
Japanese B encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 1 month before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for China. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Chengdu.
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For any tour departing before 22 September 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 22 September 2019, a minimum payment of $99 is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 1,186 km.
  • Chengdu (China)
  • 210 km
  • Ganzi (China)
  • 377 km
  • Dege (China)
  • 377 km
  • Ganzi (China)
  • 30 km
  • Luding (China)
  • 191 km
  • Chengdu (China)

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