Kham valley is a land apart from the rest of Tibet. Its climate, geography, flora, funa and isolation all lend it a unique, almost magical atmosphere. Traditional life seems less disturbed here than in central Tibet. The stone village and vertical prayer flags resemble those in Bhutan and the unusually shaped chortens (stupa) seem more at home in Mustang. The scenery often resembles more the Swiss Alps or Rocky Mountains than the high Tibetan plateau.
The area around Chamdo was one of the first settled in Tibet, as attested to by the 5000-years-old Neolithic remains at nearby Karo. Fossilised millet hints at a 5000-years tradition of agriculture in the region.
Kham was the home of many holy men including the founders of the Drigungpa and Karmapa School. In 1070 many Buddhist fled persecution in central Tibet to Kham, where they set up influential monasteries, later returing to central Tibet to apearhead the so-called second diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet.
Day 01 Arrival in Lhasa airport transfer to hotel
Day 02 Lhasa to Bagsum –Tso (3540 m)
Day 03 Bagsum – Tso to Bayi (2990 m)
Day 04 Bayi to Pomi (3000 m)
Day 05 Pomi to pasho (m)
Day 06 Pashu to Markham
Day 07 Markham to Litang (4680m)
Day 08 Litang to Ganzi (3400m)
Day 09 Ganzi to Manigango
Day 10 Explore Around Manigango
Day 11 Manigango to Derge (4000m)
Day 12 Derge to Chamdo (3600m)
Day 13 Chamdo to Tengchen (4200m)
Day 14 Tingchen to Sok DZONG
Day 15 Sok D Zong to Nagchu (4500m)
Day 16 Nagchu to Namtso Lake (4718m)
Day 17 Namtso Lake to Phondo and Via Reting Monastery (4100m)
Day 18 Rateng to Lhasa
Day 19 Sightseeing around Lhasa
Day 20 Sightseeing around Lhasa
Day 21 DEPART LHASA
Mt. Kailash, also known as Tise, Kailasa or Kang Rinpoche (Jewel of the Snows)is the center of the physical and metaphysical universe and sacred to the Hindus, the Buddhists, the Jains, and the Bonpos.