Kham Destinations Guide, that a Tibetan folksong states:
A good steed is like a swift bird,
A golden saddle is like its feathers,
When the bird and its feathers are together
Then the highlands are easily crossed.
Kham was one of three “provinces” of Tibet which was designed to keep out eastern intruders approximately 1,500-1,200 years ago, the other two were Amdo (currently Qinghai province), U-tsang (currently Tibet Autonomous Region)
More than 850,000 local Tibetans lived in this enormous land, called Khampas. “Khampa” without “s” also means the region in between Kangding and Batang in southwestern Kham, the male of Khampa is often referred to as “Khampas.” This name is regarded as to be “Warrior”, and has made a fearful impression to outsiders.
In China, most of rivers flowing from west to East. However, in East Tibet of Kham, the large and powerful rivers of Yarlung, Yangtze, Mekong, and Salween, flow from North to South, cutting through mountains and forming deep valleys, in addition, all rivers parallel to one another.
Kham is also the only area of China that mountain ranges travels North to South, which is called “Heng-Duan Mountain Range.” It is called in that way, because it cuts off “connection” between eastern and western parts of China.
In those deep valleys in Kham, there are many fertile lands at bottom of gigantic cracks of earth that grow barley as well as other farm products, which produce a massive harvest annually that makes “Kham” the Granary of Tibet
Kham Destinations Guide is to list all counties of Kham that has lush valleys, alpine pasture, snowy mountains, hidden monasteries. This enormous region is still a place that are rarely touched by outsiders. For more information about travel in Kham — please visit page at Kham Tours; or just simply email us with your travel plan, a customized tour shall be built accordingly;