6 days Jiuzhaigou, Langmusi horse trekking and nomad life experience tour

⇀ Huanglong
This Jiuzhaigou-Langmusi horse trekking and nomad tour offers a unique opportunity to experience Tibetan nomadic life and culture, as well as to appreciate the incredible natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou, Huanglong, and the Ruoergai grasslands.
6 days
Natural scenery, Trekking & Biking
Trip code
From CN¥ 5,000 per person
Day 01 :
Arrival at Jiuzhaigou airport or train station, be met and transferred to hotel in Jiuzhaigou.

You can choose to travel to Jiuzhaigou by train or flight based on your budget and preference.

Upon your arrival at Jiuzhaigou airport or train station, you will be greeted and driven to your hotel just outside Jiuzhaigou Park to rest and prepare for the next day.


  • Currently, there are only flights from Beijing and Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, with both flights scheduled to arrive at Jiuzhaigou airport in the late afternoon or evening. The drive from Jiuzhaigou airport to your hotel just outside Jiuzhaigou Park takes about 2 hours.
  • Several trains run from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou (Zhenjiangguan train station). The drive from the train station to your hotel in Jiuzhaigou takes about 2.5-3 hours.
Day 02 :
Full day tour in Jiuzhaigou National Park

Prepare yourself for a visual feast today! You will have a full day to explore the spectacular Jiuzhaigou National Park, renowned for its crystal-clear lakes, waterfalls, pristine forests, and more. You will also visit the Tibetan villages inside of the park. Suggest you to take the local sightseeing bus to one of the top of the valleys, then enjoy a leisurely walk down. No matter how you will tour, you'll be captivated by the world-famous scenery that has earned this park UNESCO World Heritage status. In the evening, you will have the opportunity to experience a local Tibetan-Qiang minority cultural show (ticket cost not included). Overnight at Jiuzhaigou.

Day 03 :
Drive to visit Huanglong Park, then transfer to Songpan County for overnight

After breakfast at your hotel, take a 3-hour drive from Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong Park, renowned for its stunning calcified lakes. If you're up for a challenge, opt for a 2-hour climb to the top instead of taking the cable car, considering the elevation of over 3,000 meters (9,842 ft.), which might cause altitude sickness for some.

Once at the top, spend about 2 hours enjoying the spectacular lakes and natural wonders. When you’re ready, descend back to the park’s entrance to meet your driver. You’ll arrive in Songpan by late afternoon. Overnight in Songpan County.

Day 04 :
Drive to Langmusi via Ruo'ergai grassland

Start your morning by heading to Langmusi, a drive of about 4 hours from Songpan. Along the way, enjoy the rolling grasslands dotted with yaks and nomads.

Langmusi is a quaint village straddling the border of Gansu and Sichuan on the Amdo Tibetan Plateau. It lies in a stunning valley surrounded by alpine forests and magnificent mountains.

Upon your arrival in Langmusi, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, you can visit Kirti Monastery, located on the Sichuan side of the village, which is home to about 750 monks. A hike behind the monastery is also one of the highlights in this area.

Day 05 :
Horseback trekking to Nomad camp site - roughly 4 hours horseback trekking (B,L,D)

In the early morning, you have the option to visit Sertri Monastery on the Gansu side of the village, where you can join locals and monks in following the monastery's pilgrimage kora.

The horseback trekking begins around 10 a.m. along the White Dragon River, with lunch planned on the way, enjoy riding along the snow mountain to go deep into the grassland. After lunch, continue horse trekking and by 4 p.m., reach a vast grassland where sheep and yaks graze.

Upon arriving at the campsite, meet your host family and help to remove the halters and saddles from the horses and learn how to make a fire using yak dung, as well as how to use a special Tibetan herding tool called a 'pe'. Join your host family in driving the animals home and securing the yaks for the night.

Stay overnight at yak hair tents with host family.

Day 06 :
Tibetan nomad life experience with the host family, Horseback trekking back to Langmusi - End the trip.

In the early morning, the nomad families are busy with their routine tasks: milking, collecting yak dung, churning butter, etc. You will participate in one of these activities for an authentic Tibetan nomadic cultural experience.

You'll mount your horse and start heading back to Langmusi around 10:00 AM, typically arriving around 3:00 PM.

If you need to return to Langmusi earlier, please inform us, and we can depart earlier in the morning.

Once you're back in Langmusi, your journey with WindhorseTour concludes. We offer both private transfers and public bus ticket bookings to your next travel destination.

Note: From Langmusi, there are direct buses to Xiahe or Ruo'ergai. For more information on public bus schedules, please feel free to write to us.


Tour notes:

The tour price listed is not valid during the Chinese public holidays such as: May 1st to 6th, Oct.1st to 7th, Chinese New Year (Spring Festival). Please confirm dates with one of our Travel Advisors.
Please note prices are based in CNY.

General inclusions:

2 bottles of mineral water provided daily.
All required government taxes and fees.
Please contact one of our Tour Advisors to get a custom quotation made to your requirements.
4 Stars hotel (shared twin room, private bathroom and daily breakfast)
All entrance tickets as noted in the tour's itinerary.
Guide fluent in English, Chinese or Japanese that is certified by the state tourism build and from the local community. (If your native language is not listed please let us know, we are certain we can assist your needs.)
Transportation will we be provided via a comfortable and clean car, minivan or tourist bus depending upon the groups size.
All meals during the trekking. Food will vary a combination of packaged with cooked dinners by your guide.

General exclusions:

Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, internet access, fax, telephone calls etc.
Tips for your guide and driver.
Optional Attractions that are not specified in the itinerary.
Cable car ticket at Huanglong Park.
Tibetan cultures show at Jiuzhaigou.
Flight and/or railway ticket(s) to the first city of the tour and departure from the last city of the tour.
Meals not specified in the itinerary.

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Thu, 05/26/2016


I was wondering if these prices are still current, would love a quote for this tour for April 2017.

Quote would be for myself and my girlfriend, we are travelling to Chengdu by train from Beijing and then would be arriving in Jiuzhaigou by bus.

Look forward to your response.

Kind regards,


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Alice Xiang
Alice Xiang
Thu, 05/26/2016

In reply to by Symon (not verified)

Dear Symon,
This is Alice from Windhorse Tour. Thanks very much for you inquiry. I have sent you an e-mail with some explanation and would like to know your comments. Please kindly check your e-mail and reply me.
Looking forward to your reply.
Best regards

Sat, 04/30/2016

We plan to have about 5 days for visiting this area during Oct , excluding in-out days. Please advise the trip.

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Anita Fan
Wed, 05/04/2016

In reply to by narint (not verified)

Dear Narint,

Thanks for your inquiry.

This is Anita from WindhorseTour. I just send you an email with detailed itinerary, please kindly go thought is and let me know how many people are there in your group, so I can send you the quotation.

Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

Tue, 05/06/2014

Hi, I'm interested in jiuzhaigou national park and songpan house trekking tour.
I have around 6 to 8 persons but 2 are elderly around 60years old.
Will they be suitable for this tour and do you also provide chengdu tour?
Is this a private tour? Please quote me your best rate? We will be traveling on 17 Oct.


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Yuki Yi
Thu, 05/08/2014

In reply to by Ong (not verified)

Dear Ong
Thanks for your inquiry! Your travel plan sounds great! We are very happy to help you organize your trip.
1. Yes, the senior travelers are suitable for visiting Jiuzhaigou national park.
2. Yes, this is a private tour, and we do provide Chengdu tours as well.
I've sent you a tour proposal based on your requirements. Please check the details and let me know if you need any support on it from my side!
Looking forward to your reply!

Best Regards,

Wed, 08/28/2013


I' m interested for Jiuzhaigou Huanglong National Parks and Songpan Horse Trekking (By Air) - 6 Days. please see my requested as below:

- 4 visitor
- Depature date Oct 17,2013 and back in Oct 24,2013 please pick up at the airport and provide the hotet for first day also. Please booking 2 rooms for twin 2-3 stars hotel.
-We would like to stay more at Jiuzhaigou national park total days travelling 7 days.

Best Regards,

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Murphy Feng
Thu, 08/29/2013

In reply to by Bee (not verified)

Dear Bee,

Thanks for contacting us! From mid Oct to late Oct is the best season to visit Jiuzhaigou area, I believe you and your friends will have a good time at there! 

I just sent you a tour proposal as you requested, along with the tour quotation for your reference. Please check the details and let me know if you have any further questions on it!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Kind Regards,


Sat, 07/13/2013

Hi I am interested to know about tour package for Jiuzhaigou and Chengdu. Myself and my husband are from Singapore and we will be arriving at Chengdu on 20 July at 6.30a.m. and will be leaving from chengdu on 25 July at 11.50 p.m. I would like to tour around Jiuzhaigou and may be a day in Chengdu during the 6 days tour. Currently looking around for tour package for myself and my husband. We like leisure tour at a more relaxed pace. Can you propose something for us? Please reply via email. Look forward to your early response.

Marcia Pockat
Marcia Pockat
Sat, 04/27/2013

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong National Parks and Songpan Horse Trekking Prices please without air as I will be living in China

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Murphy Feng
Sun, 04/28/2013

In reply to by Marcia Pockat (not verified)

Hi Marcia,

Thanks for contacting us. We'd love to help you plan this trip, but we're gonna need a bit more information about your travel plan. I just sent you an email with mroe details, please check it and I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,