Kham Amdo Connection tour will visit the parts of the northern Kham and the central Amdo that are seldom visited by others. On this tour, you will be driving “off the beaten track” to appreciate the outstanding nature view, and the hidden monastery of Langmu Si. This trip brings a combination of rich culture, as well as the nature wonders.
|Arrive||Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China|
|Departure||Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China|
|Activity||Walking, Sightseeing, photography|
|Group Size||Minimum 3 people, Maximum 12 people|
|Group departure||“Group departure” is available, please Contact Us for Group departure price|
|Vehicle||For group 3-5 people, one 7 seats vehicle, View vehicle image
|Single Supplement||US$ 346.00|
Arrive in Chengdu
By flight to Chengdu, after arrive in Chengdu, visit to the traditional Chinese teahouse at People’s park, a place for local people to relax.
Chengdu to Kangding
Drive 360 kilometers on paved road, into hill country and crossing through the Mt. Erlang tunnel, En-route you will stop by to visit Luding Iron Bridge. After arriving in Kangding, visit to local market.
Kangding to Bamei
Drive through Mt. Dzetuo, up to the pass of 4323 meters, and then westward for Tagong, where you will to visit the Lhagang monastery, the holy mountain of Yarla Jartso, and the great Mani pile.
Bamei to Barkham via Danba
The road is curve along the Ming River, slowly going up to reach Barkham, which is an area rich in pasture land, forest and valleys, it is situated at an elevation of 2,670 meters. Before we arrive at Barkham, we will visit to Choktse village, which is composed by a fieldstone 5F Tibetan house and a stone fortification built almost one hundred years ago. It’s thought to be one of he oriental architecture wonders, a witness of the traditional Tibetan Official System.
Barkham to Aba
Departure from Barkham, fthe curved road leads northward onto Tibetan plateau, the view is getting wide, the paved road crossing through the grassland, which dotted by hundreds of thousands of yaks, sheep. Aba is an area where nomadic groups and long established sedentary communities intermingle. Once arriving at this town, you are going to visit Kirti monastery.
Aba to Langmu Si
Continuing northward into Amdo, through the northern edge of Kham, crossing through the Yellow river, which divides Gansu and Qinghai provinces to reach Lanmu Si that is located in the bottom of valley junction, we will spend one day here to explore the exotic Tibetan valley.
Aba to Langmu Si
Today, we will visit to Langmu Si monastery, and the “border river” of Sichuan and Gansu province. In the afternoon, we will take a hike to visit the village in the surroundings
Langmu Si to Labrang monastery
We will depart early, en route we will stop by Padamsambava tower, after visiting this site,we will continue drive to Labrang county
Labrang monastery visit
Today we will explore one of the 6 great Gelukpa monasteries – Labrang monastery. Located in west Xiabe County, Gannan Tibetan Nationality Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu Province, the Labrang Monastery sits on the northern bank of Daxia River. The river flows from west to northeast, taking the shape of a right-turn conch. The area is auspicious and holy in the eyes of the Tibetans. Northwest of the monastery is an elephant-shaped mountain, and southeast of it is a mountain covered with emerald pine trees.
Labrang monastery to Lanzhou
We will depart in the morning, we will visit the Musilim quater near Lanzhou; and visit the Lanzhou YEllow River Iron bridge
Your trip ends today, we will drive you to the airport for your departure