8 Days Tibet Nagqu Horse Racing Festival Tour

Nagqu Horse Racing Festival is the most important folk festival in north Tibet, which begins on August 1 and lasts from 5 to 15 days. During this tour, we will visit the must-see attractions in Lhasa city and then take the train to Nagqu for enjoying the Horse Racing Festival.


  • Visit the highlights of Lhasa city: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, etc.
  • Experience the Nagqu Horse Racing Festival.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lhasa Arrival
  • Day 2: Lhasa
  • Day 3: Lhasa
  • Day 4: Lhasa – Nagqu
  • Day 5: Nagqu
  • Day 6: Nagqu
  • Day 7: Nagqu – Lhasa
  • Day 8: Lhasa Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Lhasa Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa

Welcome to the roof of the world – Lhasa! Upon arrival, met by tour guide and transferred to you hotel. Have a good rest and get acclimatized to the high altitude in Tibet.

Day 2 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Potala Palace, Johkang Temple, Barkhor Street
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, the Lhasa tour begins with the must-see attraction – Potala Palace, the largest monastery of its type in the world and official home to Dalai Lama.

In the afternoon, move on to Jokhang Monastery and walk along the Barkhor Street nearby. Enjoy the local Tibetan culture here.

Day 3 Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities: Drepung monastery, Sera Monastery
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast at hotel, drive to visit Drepung Monastery – one of the three great monasteries in Tibet. Then move on to another one of the “great three” Gelug university monasteries of Tibet – Sera Monastery.

Day 4 Lhasa – Nagqu

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Nagqu
Meals: Breakfast

Today take the train from Lhasa to Nagqu. Enjoy the breathtaking landscape on the way. Upon arrival, have a rest and explore freely around the hotel.

Stay overnight in Nagqu.

Day 5 – Day 6 Nagqu Horse Racing Festival

Sightseeing and Activities: Nagqu Horse Racing Festival
Accommodation: Nagqu
Meals: Breakfast

During the two days, enjoy the Nagqu Horse Racing Festival. There are activities like horse racing, archery on horse back, yak racing, rifle shooting competition, wrestling, stone lifting, etc. What’s more, we can taste some Tibetan food and get some surprises at the trade fair.

Day 7 Nagqu – Lhasa

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Lhasa
Meals: Breakfast

Today take a train back to Lhasa and arrive in Lhasa in early afternoon. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 8 Lhasa Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

Today your wonderful Tibet tour will complete. Be escorted to the airport for your flight and service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.