See the Litang Horse Festival in western Sichuan
Horse Racing Festival is a day full of sports and delicious food. The Litang Horse Festival is one of the most ceremonious festivals in Western Sichuan, which attracts tons of people to visit here each year. The Litang Horse Festival tour is among the hottest Sichuan tours and you can see more details from WindhorseTour's Litang Horse Racing Festival Tour. If you plan to travel to Sichuan, especially travel to Yading or Daocheng, this tour is highly recommended. Follow this and make a perfect tour plan.
Located in western Sichuan, Litang County is on open grassland and surrounded by snow-capped mountains, which are clear to Yading and Kangding. The Litang Horse Festival is held generally the first week in August, during which the horsemanship and horse races are held with the Tibetan Ponies. All local people wear their special Tibetan outfits and come to the racing ground to camp their tents. With abundant food, they will spend the whole week in enjoyment and performances. Vaulted tents are dispersed on the grassland, well-built Tibetan men show equestrians on their horses and full-dress beauties sing euphonious Tibetan songs. Enjoying horsemanship and horse races while tasting unique Tibetan food, you will be totally fascinated by the Litang Horse Festival.
Besides the Litang Horse Festival, there are more stimulating things to do when you travel to Sichuan. As Litang is close to Yading and Kangding, you can drop at Yading, Daocheng and Jiulong at the same time. Yading Natural Reserve is a hot travel attraction in Western Sichuan and you can book a tour from the WindhorseTour's Daocheng, Yading Nature Reserve and Danba Tour. Another perfect tour to Western Sichuan is Chengdu -Lijiang Overland Tour, which lets you get all the picturesque landscapes from Chengdu to Lijiang. If you prefer to travel to Sichuan for a longer time, you can see the two tours from WindhorseTour's Sichuan-Tibet Highway Southern Route Tour and Chengdu to Lhasa via Yading and Yunnan Deqin Overland Tour. These two tours enable you to relax yourself in the natural beauty of Western Sichuan.
No matter which tour you choose, you should do the following thing during Litang Horse Festival. Tasting Tibetan food in one of tents, which ensure you experience the festival deeply when chatting with local people. Taking part in the Duige (singing in antiphonal style), you can integrate into the local groups. Taking lots of pictures of adorable kids, simple and honest Tibetan people, exciting horse racing, consummate horsemanship, all deserve to be remembered for ever. You can learn more about Western Sichuan during the Litang Horse Festival.