Day 1 | Chengdu (elevation 500 meters – 1600ft)
All participants gather in the city of Chengdu for the first night.
Day 2 | Travel to Danba (elevation 2000 meters – 6500ft)
Danba is known for its centuries old enigmatic stone watchtowers.
Day 3 | Travel to Tagong, over night in town. (3000 meters – 9800ft)
Tagong town is situated on the edge of beautiful grasslands.
Day 4 | Shamalong Horse race festival, overnight in Tagong
The first festival of the tour; nomads and horses showcase their skills.
Day 5 | Shamalong festival, over night in Tagong
The second day of the festival; more nomads and horses plus singing and dancing.
Day 6 | Tagong grasslands
We move to our accommodation in the grasslands.
Day 7 | Tagong Temple festival – main day, overnight Tagong grasslands
The second festival; masked temple dances
Day 8 | Tagong Temple Festival
Horse blessing at Tagong Temple, unveiling of Big Thanka, overnight Dawu