Tibet Festival Tour

Tibet's traditional festivals offer everything from horse racing to monk dances, plus the opportunity to mingle with a Tibetan crowd picnicking and partying in their finest garb.  

Tibetan festivals are held according to the Tibetan lunar calendar, which usually lags at least a month behind solar calendar. The exact dates are often only fixed by monasteries a few months in advance.

While there are various versions of the exact dates of Tibetan festivals in 2017 of solar calendar, Great Tibet Tour offers you the most accurate of all which is double-checked and confirmed by Mentsekhang, aka. Tibetan Medical and Astrological Institute, which in charges of researching for Tibetan medicine and calculating Tibetan calendar.

Shoton Festival
  • 4 days
  • F04

Shoton Festival Tour

This 4 days Tour will show you the grandest festival to Tibetans - Shoton Festival lasting from August 22 of Tibetan calendar. The most attractive of which is Buddha Thangka and Tibetan Opera. Also, it’s the most sacred way to show the deepest respect for Buddhism. During this festival, you also will have a chance to well know the holy city Lhasa by visiting historical Potala Palace, mystical Jokhang temple, sprawling Sera and Drepung monastery.
Horse Racing Festival
  • 7 days
  • F05

Nagchu Horse Racing Festival Tour

The spectacular Nagchu Horse Racing Festival which falls the mid-August. Not only you will enjoy all sorts of competition involves horse races, yak races, tugs of war, staging of Tibetan operas in the festival days, but also you will have a chance to experience true lives of Tibet nomads.
Horse Racing Festival
  • 7 days
  • F03

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival Tour

Gyantse Horse Racing Festival falls on 10 Jul 2017 in the solar calendar. It’s considered to be one of Tibet’s most traditional festivals. You will see Tibetan world famous horse racing, archery, Tibet opera, dancing and more with locals. Also, you have a chance to experience Tibetan Buddhism and folklore in an intimate way. In this tour, you will see the holy of Lhasa city through major monasteries for the first three days and head to tour the well-known Gyantse-Shigatse loop during which you can join the festival.
Saga Dawa Festival
  • 14 days
  • F02

Mt Kailash Kora during Saga Dawa Festival

Saga Dawa Festival falls on 09 Jun 2017 in solar calendar. Mt Kailash rises from the Barkha plain like a giant four-sided 6714m chorten. During Saga Dawa Festival, hundreds of pilgrims clamour to watch the annual raising of the Tarboche flagpole.
Tsurphu Festival
  • 5 days
  • F01

Tsurphu Festival Tour

Tsurphu Cham Dance Festival falls on 04 Jun 2017 in solar calendar. Cham dancing (ritual dances performed by costumed monks), colourful processions and the unfurling of a great thangka are the highlights of Tsurphu Festival, held the 9th ~11th days of the fourth lunar month, usually for two or three days..
Cham Festival
  • 6 days
  • F07

Samye and Trandruk Cham Festival

Samye and Trandruk Cham Festival would be respectively held at Samye and Trandruk monasteries for two or three days in early July. It would be respectively held at Samye and Trandruk monasteries for two or three days. The main attractions are special ceremonies and cham dancing which has the multitude and divergence of the colorful masks. Besides, you can visit the famous Chongye Burial Mounds, one of the few historical monuments in Tibet. After this tour, you will know better the Tibet monasteries culture and has a creative epiphany in your life.
Ganden Thangka Festival
  • 5 days
  • F06

Ganden Thangka Festival Tour

This tour is suitable for travelers who really want to know the Tibet monastery cultures. It covers all the three biggest monasteries in Tibet like Drepung monastery, Sera monastery and Ganden Monastery. Among of them, Ganden Monastery is the ancestral monastery of the Gelug Sect. You may be very interesting in trekking Lingkor (circle). The most valuable collections are the Great Tsongkapa’s meditation cave and the 25 holiest relics. Also, you will visit the prominent historical architects of Potala palace, mystical Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street where you can taste much Tibetan delicacy and explore some unexpected goods.

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