The esoteric Cham dancing and horse-racing festivals that take place every summer throughout western Sichuan are a photographers dream. Knowing where and when the most interesting and seldom-visted celebrations take place is something of a trade secret and rather opaque to outsiders as the dates typically have to both reference the Tibetan calender and be sanctioned by local lamas.
Typically, most of the festivals are held in June, July, October and November. November is also the best month to be on the road in the region with spectacular clear blue skies and golden autumn foliage. Get in touch for more details.