Katok monastery is one of the six ‘Great’ Nyingma Monasteries of Tibet. It is located on the top of the mountain with altitude of 4200m which is hidden in the valley next to the Jinsha River, the largest tributary of Yangtze River. Due to its isolated location, this monastery is very seldomly visited. There are two towns of Derge and Pelyul which can be set as departure for reaching Katok monastery from South and from north. The nearest town to Katok monastery is Pelyul that has 75km approximately 3 hours drive.
Katok monastery Festival 2016 will be held for 3 days from August 11th to 13th 2016, it is about 1300-1400 km from Chengdu – the capital city of Sichuan province that has direct flight to North America and Europe. A 4-5 days drive to reach this remote monsatery from Chengdu is needed