10 days
Duration
4/10
Physicality
US$ 348.00
Single Supplement

Kham Amdo Connection

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. Amdo is composed of Qinghai, South of Gansu, and some parts in north of Sichuan.

The tour of Kham Amdo Connection starts from Chengdu, the provincial capital of Sichuan province, from which we will drive west to Kangding. Then onto Tibetan Plateau, and then heading toward north into Amdo Tibetan Plateau. During this trip, we will visit the parts of the northern Kham and the central Amdo that are seldom visited. 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, Including Bamei, Danba, Barkham, Hongyuan, Langmusi and Labrang monastery

Departure Date Overview

MonthDeparture dateDeparture dateDeparture date
2019 June15th
2019 July15th
2019 August15th
2019 September15th
2019 October15th
2019 November15th
2019 December15th
Arrive Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
Departure Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China
Activity Walking, Sightseeing, Photography
Group size Minimum 3 people, maximum 12 people
Group size

Minimum 8 people, maximum 16 people

INCLUDED
Licensed English-speaking guide
Accommodation based on double occupancy
Entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Transportation
Walking and driving tour per itinerary
Breakfast
NOT INCLUDED
Medical costs China visa fees
Personal expenses Lunch and Dinner
Single supplement
D1

Arrive in Chengdu

By flight to Chengdu, after arrive in Chengdu, visit to the traditional Chinese tea-house at People’s park, a place for local people to relax.

Overnight: Minshan Lhasa Grand Hotel | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

D2

Chengdu to Xinduqiao

Today, we begin our journey, we’ll drive on the newly finished high-way to Kangding , where we will take a short stop to visit this “Gateway” town for onto Tibetan Plateau, and then we will continually drive west, onto Mt Dzeto Pass (4323 meters), and then descending to Xinduqiao, the possible arrival would be around 17:00 pm in the afternoon, check in, you will take a walk to acclimatize to the altitude

Overnight: Jin Qiu Mu Ma Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner
D3

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.

Overnight: Bamei Art Holiday Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D4

Bamei to Barkham via Danba

The road is curve along the Ming River, slowly going up to reach Barkham county, 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 field-stone Tibetan house, a stone fortification and being 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.

Overnight: Jiarong Grand Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D5

Barkham to Langmusi

Departure from Barkham, the paved road crossing through the grassland, which dotted by hundreds of thousands of yaks, sheep. The distance from Barkham to Langmusi is about 380 kilometers, which takes about 7 hours’ drive. En route, we will pass through Hongyuan county, in which we will visit to the Moon Bay and the Yellow River Bend; and then we will continue drive toward north to Langmusi. Once arriving at this town, check in, you will take a walk in the streets

Overnight: Langmusi Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D6

Langmu Si exploration

In the morning, we will hike for ab out 3.5 kilometers to visit the Sky-funeral field; En route, The red rock cliff is visible on the trail to this site. Then after we will return to the town to explore “Gerda monastery” which was found by one of the decipiles of Tsongkhapa who came around 1413. The current buildings are founded by the 53rd throne holder if Ganden in 1748. Then we will get to the north side of the town to visit “Sertang Gonpa” which is a branch of Drepung monastery in Lhasa, and has some impressive buildings, such as the Protector Temple (Gonkhang) and the residence of Alak Chetsang.

Overnight: Langmusi hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D7

Langmu Si to Labrang monastery

After having breakfast, we will begin our journey. On the drive, we will stop to detour Milariba Pavilion in Hezuo county. Then after, we will continue drive to Labrang monastery. After arrival, check in hotel, rest

Overnight: Civil Aviation Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D8

Labrang monastery visit

Today we will spend nearly one full day to explore one of the 6 great Gelukpa monasteries – Labrang monastery. Located in west Xiahe. 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.

Overnight: Civil Aviation Hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D9

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 and hiking on the Baita mountain

Overnight: Local 4* hotel | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

D10

Lanzhou departure

Your trip ends today, you will be transported to the airport for your departure

Overnight | Breakfast | Lunch and Dinner

Kham Amdo Connection
musilim towers
bhuddism tower
butter flower
Langmu si chorten
white chorten

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