Amdo and Kham tour
Area: Amdo and Kham
Trip A | Length: 24 days | Gateway: Xining | Exit: Chengdu| Best season:June- July –August-early September.October
Highlights: all the schools of Tibetan Buddhism, sacred mountains, Dege woodblock printing house, Black tents, beatiful lakes grasslands with numerous yaks,villages and distintive customs.
Day 1 : Arrival in Xining by flight from Beijing or another China international airport
Day 2 : Drive to Shakhung Gongpa, visit the monastery and continue to Karothang village(Tibetan village) explore the village. Stay with Tibetan family.
Day 3 : Drive to Rebkong en route visit Gomer temple and Sangeshong Yagotsang School of Thankga.
Day 4 : Rebkong-Rongpo Gonchen,Tashi Kyil; on Mountain top and hike through the Tibetan villages(very remote)
Day 5 : Drive to Labrang, en route visit Gartse Gompa and Ganja grasslands with some walking.
Day 6 : Taktsang Lhamo- with some visits on the way, such as Milarepa Temple.
Day 7 : Drive to Tangkor grassland and visit the Machu river bands
Day 8 : Drive to Ngawa throngh Mewa grassland and visit Nangshik Bön monastery, Kirti Gompa, etc...
Day 9 : Drive to Nyenpo Yurtse and visit the lake Shugtso.
Day 10 : Drive to Ngomtso lake and Trekk around the lake.
Day 11 : Drive to Padma, visit the giant landmark stupa and continue to Serta,
Day 12 : Drivet to Larung Gar and visit the monastery
Day 13 : Drive to Kandze en route visit Tongkor Gonpa and Kardze Gonchen.
Day 14 : drive to Dzogchen and visits there, then back to Maniganggo.
Day 15 : Derge- visit Yilhun Lhatso lake area then drive to Derge
Day 16 : Drive to Dzongsar and visit the Dzonsar Gonepa
Days 17 and 18 : Some trekking in Dzongsar and Katok area, then drive to Pelyul
Day 19 : Drive from Pelyul to Kandze through the grasslands
Day 20 : Drive from Kandze to lhagang and visit Lhagang.
Day 21 : Visits and trekking in Lhagang and Zhara Lhatse area.
Day 22 : some trekking in Zhara Lhatse area then drive to Rongtrak (Danba)
Day 23 : Rongtrak- visit the fortress and watch towers , then drive to Chaksamkha (Luding)
Day 24 : Drive to Chengdu and transfer to international airport