Area: central and south-west of Amdo Tibet.
Trip A | Length: 10 days | Gateway: Xining | Exit: Xining | Best season: July –August-early September.
Highlights: Tibetan painting arts and history, Rebgong; cultural heart of Amdo, Shakhyung; the birth palace of Gelugpa schools and one of the four principles monasteries Amdo. Mountains, Labrang; biggest monastery in Amdo and its wood block printing house, Sogdzong; one of the best known and Mongolian inhabitants with their tepees. Mt.Amyemchen: most sacred and holly mountain, Kokonor lake; one of the two biggest salty lakes in Asia.
EXPLORE AMDO> Itinerary
Day01.arrival in Xining airport transfer to hotel and visit the 500m long Thanka museum(traditional Tibet medicine museum)Hotel***
Day02. Drive to Rebgong. On route visit Shachung Gonpa; one of the 4 principle monasteries in Amdo.Hotel**
Day03.Visit Rongwo Gonchen,both Segeshong Yagotsang and matsang, some Tibetan Art villages.Hotel**
Day04.Drive to Labrang through Ganja grasslands. Visit Tashi Kyil monastery.Hotel**
Day05.Drive to Sokpo through rolling grassland of Sangkog and visit some Tibetan nomad families and Mongolian tribes. Hotel*
Day06. Drive to Golog,on route visit Hor Gonpa(Dzochen tradtion)and visit Raja monastery. hotel**
Day07.Driver to Mt.Amyemachen, visit Guru Gonpa, passing through Drogdinyag ka(pass-4000m), (camping overnight at Hualong chu River) or Hotel*
Day08.Drive to Tsekorthang and see some wild animals on the sides. Hotel**
Day09.Drive to Drakar Tralzong. Visit the monastery and make the Khora Hotel**
Day10.Drive to Kokonor lake; the largest lake in Tibt. In the afternoon drive to Xining.Hotel****
Day11.drive to the airport and exit