Eastern Tibet is best visited between April and November. In addition to showcasing nomadic and agricultural life styles, Eastern Tibet is an important center of Buddhist learning and it’s great for hiking, cycling and horse-trekking.
Super beautiful Kham 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.
Amdo is in Far Eastern Tibet. It is the grassland region around the upper reaches of the Yellow, Min and Jialing rivers in the northeast and Ser-Chu, Do-Chu and Mar-Chu further south. 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. Highlights include Qinghai Lake (Kokonor), the largest lake on the Tibetan Plateau , snow peaked mountains of Amnye Machen, and several important rivers such as the Yellow River or Ma-chu, Salween River, and Yangtse River.
Trips in Eastern Tibet can easily be combined with Home-Stays.