- Do you want to know and learn about how Tibetans live?
- Come to get your own firsthand experience!!
- Our treks provide an opportunity to stay with real nomadic people, talk and share with them, and gain an in-depth understanding about traditional Tibetan nomadic culture.
When to travel?
Because of the cold weather on the high land, the good season is from April to Oct. And for sure, you want to avoid the peak season. When is the peak season? July and August is the school holidays in China and the first week of Oct is the Chinese national holidays. So try to come here in the other months.
Is July and August the only beautiful season for the grasslands? Definitely not.
April and May are the best season for bird watching. The wild male sika deer only easy to be seen in April and the begninning of May. Because of the hibernation of Marmot, the wolves are easy to be found in April and May.
We already have flowers from the end of May. And June is the special season for the famous Gesang Flower.
From the middle Oct, the grasslands and the forest become colorful.
What can I see in Langmusi?
Venturing face-to-face with Amdo Tibetan nomads is an electrifying once in a lifetime experience while trekking through their age-old grasslands.
Langmusi itself is infused with Tibetan culture and natural beauty, yet the real draw to the area is the traditional nomadic grasslands outside of town. Trekking across the rolling green hills you can experience this nomadic lifestyle by staying with real nomadic families. The nomads live sustainably off the land and their days are filled with activity. You can observe and even assist the Tibetan women milk yaks, make butter and dry the yak dung, which is used for fuel. You can also watch the men herd the yaks and sheep. Also, depending on the season you can see and be part of seasonal activities such as sheep shearing, moving to new grasslands areas, and mowing the grasslands amongst other things.
So if you do come to Langmusi for a few days of riding or trekking, you will experience so much more by immersing yourself in the traditional nomadic life and community, unique to this part of the world.
- A special thanks to Lisa Tae-Ran Schroeder and Deborah for assistance in editing (English version).