The eastern region of Tibet, Known as Kham, incorporates the eastern Tibetan autonomous Region (TAR), Western Sichuan and Northwest Yunnan. It has a rugged terrain characterized by mountain ridges and gorges running from north to south.
The northern and western Kham consist of high altitude grasslands above 4,000 meters. The southern Kham has many rivers, including the Mekong, Yarlung, and the Salween River flowing through that form land and weather allowing Tibetan farmers to grow barley, wheat , and other vegetables and fruit trees. The eastern Kham is between 2,500 meters to 3,500 meters covered in thick evergreen forests.
There has a lot charm from its people, whom is called “Khampa“also known as the warriors of Tibet. Today, Khampas are dressed in sheepskin cloaks and braided hair and travel through the region by motorbike instead of horses. Linguists and anthropologists refer to this remote east Tibet as the ‘Ethnic Corridor of Southwest China’, as its vast and sparsely populated territories are inhabited by over 14 distinct ethnic groups, 12 of which are virtually unknown outside of Sichuan Province.