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KHAM & AMDO—EASTERN TIBET JOURNEYS

 

Super beautiful Kham in Eastern Tibet is graced with rugged mountains, deep forested gorges, eroded ravines and the Salween, Mekong and Yangtse rivers. It is the most populated region of Tibet and today it is spread over the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Qinghai.

Lying in the north-eastern corner of the Tibetan Plateau, Amdo boasts grasslands, snow peaked mountains (Amnye Machen), the largest lake on the Tibetan Plateau (Qinghai Lake), and several important rivers —the Yellow River or Ma-chu, Salween River, and Yangtse River. Amdo has been exposed to many cultures over the centuries including Mongolian, Hui and Chinese. It is a multi-ethnic location that and has developed a culture of its own.

Eastern Tibet is best visited between April and November. In addition to showcasing unchanged nomadic and agricultural life styles, Eastern Tibet is an important center of Buddhist learning that still flourishes today.

Itineraries in Eastern Tibet easily be combined with Home-Stays.

 

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