On Amdo Destinations Guide, you find information about Amdo that is one of the three traditional regions of Tibet. It is now called “Qinghai province”. It encompasses a large area from the Machu River (Yellow River) to the Drichu river (Yangtze River). There are countless lakes on this land. One of which Kokonor Lake lies at an elevation of 3200 meters, about 110 kilometers northwest from the capital town Xining of Amdo. Approximately 750 km from kokonor lake, the twin lakes of Ngoring and Kyaring (known also “E-ling lake” and “Zha-ling lake”) are located right next to each other to the headwaters of the Yellow River at 4300 meters above sea level in Mado county.
Amdo was and is the home of many important Tibetan Buddhist monks, scholars who had a major influence on both politics and religious development of Tibet. The 2 best places for starting your adventures through Amdo are Xining and Chengdu. Both of these cities have very convenient public transportation to connect each other. On the route from Xining to Chengdu, which covers many interesting religious sites and nature wonders, such as: Songpan, Jiuzhiagou National Park, Ruo’ergai, Langmusi, Labrang monastery and Rebkong county. However, a private tour shall ensure your a thorough visits to the sites that you are interested in; For more information about travel in Amdo, just simply email us