Kham (Eastern Tibet)

This fascinating area, straddling the borders of the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) and the Tibetan areas of Yunnan, Sichuan and Qinghai, is only beginning to be visited by adventure travel companies, and represents eastern Tibet in its most pristine form. Monasteries large and small, many under reconstruction, alpine meadows, vast herds of yak and livestock, deep gorges and glacial lakes are all features of any itinerary in the area. Our groups are provided with informative readings about the monasteries and schools of Tibetan Buddhism represented, as well as the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. Audiences and discussions with local rimpoches (spiritual leaders), tulkus (reincarnate lamas), monks and lay practitioners will be facilitated throughout our journey. We encourage you to view this as a spiritual journey of discovery. Our leaders are either Tibetan Buddhists themselves or foreign experts on Tibetan Buddhism. Many have lived in India and Nepal before returning to Tibet to work with our tours. Our usual destinations include Gyalthang (Zhongdian) Litang, Ganzi, the sacred lake Yilhun Lhatso, the holy pilgrimage mountains of Daocheng and Kawagebo (Meilixueshen), and Kangding, with a return to Gyalthang or to Chengdu. Longer journeys continue on to Yushu. This journey varies in length according to the needs of the group, but is intrepid, as comfortable as we can make it but always an adventure. Not for the casual traveler unwilling to truly learn about and experience the culture of resurgent Kham. For those interested in this or any of the journeys mentioned above please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details.