Kham Amdo Chamdo Tour

Kham Amdo Chamdo Tour

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

23 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

4916m (Tro La Pass)

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight and comfortable drive

Best Season:

April - October.

Our Kham Amdo Chamdo Tour will take you to villages and settlements on the eastern side of the Tibetan Plateau, previously closed to most travelers, both geographically and culturally. This is a captivating trip as it is a great opportunity to explore the ancient traditions and customs that have been endured for golden ages. 

We begin this 23-days journey from Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, and continue overland through Ganzi prefecture into the Tibetan Autonomous Region. There are only a few roads that climb over the holy plateau to the capital of Tibet; this journey. Our Tibetan guide will tell you about Buddhism and its many sects, explain the history of TIbet, and teach you someTibetan phrases to help you get to know the local people.

So, start packing your bag to explore this Himalyan country with Himalayan Trekkers on your vacation and good leisure.

Starting Price

USD 4589 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Upon arrival at the Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Himalayan Trekkers will welcome you and assist you to the hotel. 

You check-in at the hotel, freshen up and spend overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min private drive

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & preparation for the trip

Meals included: BB

After a warm breakfast, you will be guided for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. We will visit some of the popular landmarks in Kathmandu Valley such as Pashupatinath Temple (a sacred Hindu pilgrimage site), Boudhanath Stupa (a Tibetan pilgrimage site), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (royal palace of the former kings of Nepal). 

You will spend the rest of the day preparing for the trip that starts tomorrow. 

Overnight. 

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs sightseeing

Day 3

Scenic flight to Chengdu

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, the airport representative will transfer you to the airport for a scenic flight to Chengdu.

Upon reaching Chengdu, a representative of Himalayan trekkers from that side will transfer you to the hotel where you will enjoy your overnight stay.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 2+ hrs flight and drive

Day 4

Drive to Kangding

Meals included: BB

Early morning we leave for Kangding. We begin to ascend the roads of the Erlang Ountains once we are out of the Sichuan basin. Since this road is one of the few routes to Lhasa, we will not be the only ones on the road - you may see Chinese Army trucks trudging along the road carrying fuel and supplies.

Kangding is a fairly large city nestled in a river valley. Many Hui (Chinese Muslims) and Tibetans from the highlands can be seen in the sidewalks of Kangding selling wild mushrooms, vegetables, yak skins, and various paraphernalia.

Overnight stay in a hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 5

Kangding Exploration

Meals included: BB

Today, we will visit the Tibetan School to learn some useful Tibetan phrases to give you a tool for communicating during your journey. We will also learn about the art of Tibetan painting.

The afternoon is spent exploring Kangding, climbing the hill to a monastery or relaxing in the hot springs.

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs exploration

Day 6

Drive to Rongbastsu

Meals included: BB

After breakfast leaving Kangding behind, we will head towards the west. We will drive past the Gye La Pass (4290 m) and pass through small settlements. En route, we will stop to click the pictures of wild animals, yak herds, stupas, and people.

Once in Rongbatsu, we will relax in the hot springs to wear off the exhaustion from the long drive. 

Overnight at an authentic Tibetan guest house. 

 

Accommodation: Local lodges/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 7

Explore Rongbatsu

Meals included: BB

Today will be left open for you to explore the town on your own or with a guide, or even with a friendly local willing to take you around the important spots.

A couple of hours' walk from the guesthouse along the Yalong river is Hadhi Nunnery, where you can learn about their lives of Buddhist nuns. You could also visit the Dargye Gonpa, or visit a local school.

Stay in the same guesthouse in Rongbatsu.

Accommodation: Local lodge/ guest house.

Day 8

Drive from Rongbatsu to Yilghun Lhatso (Xinlu Hai)

Meals included: BB

We leave Rongbatsu after breakfast and drive through Manigango towards Yilhung Lhatso, a grassland region. 

We can witness one of the most beautiful lakes in Tibet encircled by magnificent mountains in Yilhung. We will stroll along the pilgrim's trail and discover thousands of carved mani stones once we pitch a tent in the grassland. 

Overnight.

Accommodation: Tented Camp Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs drive

Day 9

Drive from Yilhung Lhatso to Dege

Meals included: BB

Early in the morning we will move towards Dege, the heart of Kham. 

Once in Dege we will explore Dege Printing House, Tongtong Gyalpo Temple, and the Tibetan Medicine Hospital.

Overnight stay in a local guesthouse.

Accommodation: Local lodges/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 10

Horse ride from Dege to Pelpung (Babang)

Meals included: BB

We will have breakfast with a Tibetan family who will accompany us with their horses over to the Palpung Tubten Chokhorling Monastery, where we will stay the night.

Soon after breakfast with a Tibetan family, we will havea horse ride to the Paplung Tubtan Chokhorling Monastery, where we will spend a night. 

Our horse ride passes through endless fields of maize and barley growing on a steep hillside.

Overnight. 

Accommodation: local lodges/ guest house/ monastery lodge. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 11

Horse ride to Pewar

Meals included: BB

Today, we will ride along the river, across wheat fields, and reach Pewar Temple where one of the finest sets of Buddhist murals in western Sichuan can be found. 

We will spend our afternoon with the Rinpoche while drinking tea and eating tsampa. 

Stay overnight nearby temple area.

Accommodation: local lodge/ guest house/ temple stay. Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 12

Ride back to Dege & drive to Jomda

Meals included: BB

Early morning, we will ride back to Dege and drive towards Jomda. 

We will travel past the Nge La Pass at 4,245 meters and come across an sacred monastery, Wara Gonpa

We will explore a Tibetan hospital in Jonda and spend a night in a guest house. 

 

Accommodation: local lodges/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 2-3 hrs horse ride and 3-4 hrs drive.

Day 13

Scenic drive to Chamdo

Meals included: BB

Soon after breakfast, we leave for Chamdo crossing the four passes of Khargang La (4,352 m), Lashi La (4,450 m), Jape La (4,680 m), and Tama La (4,511 m),

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 14

Spare day in Chamdo

Meals included: BB

Today is the leisure day. We will spend our day in Chamdo by exploring the monastery and shopping in Tromzikhang. 

Overnight stay in the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 15

Drive to Bangda

Meals included: BB

Early in the morning, we will drive from Chamdo towards Bangda. Our drive follows the downstream of Mekong across the alpine forests to the village of Kyitang. 

Then we will turn west and cross the Lona Pass at 4511 meters and follow thw Yu-Chu river to Bangda. 

Overnight in Bangda. 

Accommodation: local lodge/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs drive

Day 16

Drive to Baxoi

Meals included: BB

Our drive from Bangda to Baxoi is no less than interesting journey. We will come across the Gama La Pass at 4618 meters where we halt for an ample amount of time. 

Overnight stay in a local guesthouse.

Accommodation: Local lodge/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 17

Drive to Bome via Ranwu

Meals included: BB

While we drive from Baxoi to Bome, we will stop in Ranwu toexplore the pristine waters of Ngan Tso

After enjoying a short break and lunch with the freshly caught fish, we will travel along the Poto-chu Valley at Tramog (2,743 m). 

Overnight stay in a guesthouse.

Accommodation: Local lodge/ guest house. Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 18

Drive to Nyingchi

Meals included: BB

Today, we will head towards Nyingchi crossing Serkhyem La Pass (4,515 m). 

En route, we will drive past Bayi, the capital of Nyingchi which was originally a military base. 

Overnight stay in a hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs drive

Day 19

Scenic drive to Lhasa

Meals included: BB

Today, we will move to Lhasa across a high plateau. We drive through a picturesque landscape with dense alpine forests and beautiful streams. 

Overnight stay at a hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs drive

Day 20

Lhasa sightseeing including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple & Barkhor Street

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will visit the Potala Palace, the former winter palace of the Dalai Lamas. This architectural masterpiece is the symbol of unity of the Tibetans. It is one of the grandest palaces in the world to date.

After a short break, we will drive towards the Jokhang Temple, the most sacred temple for Tibetan Buddhists. After spending some time at the Jokhang temple we will walk through Barkhor Street, a traditional old street in Lhasa.

Overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 21

Full-day Lhasa sightseeing covering Norbulingka, Drepung Monastery & Sera Monastery

Meals included: BB

After breakfast, we will start the sightseeing from Norbulingka - the summer palace of the Dalai Lamas,

The second site is Drepung Monastery, built by Chojey Tashi Palden in the 14th Century. It is one of Tibet’s premier monastic educational institutions. 

Lastly, we will pay a visit to Sera Monastery, one of the most beautiful monastery compounds in the country. 

Overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs sightseeing

Day 22

Scenic flight to Kathmandu

Meals included: BB

We depart from Lhasa with a scenic flight to Kathmandu after breakfast.

Upon reaching Nepal; free to explore on your own. In the evening, farewell dinner with the team of Himalayan trekkers.

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: An hour plus flight and 30 min drive.

Day 23

Departure Day

Meals included: BB

A representative of Himalayan trekkers will transfer you to the airport 3 hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Hope you enjoyed this trip with us and please do remember us for other exciting and amazing trips in the Himalayas.

Have a safe journey!

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation.

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu, Chengdu, Kangding, and Lhasa, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.

For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place to fit your taste.

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available!

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel with your heart’s content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Permits and Visa Applications for Tibet
  • Hotel with breakfast (meals during trek only)
  • English speaking Tibetan guide per as the itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide Fees
  • Private Vehicle for all required ground transportation 
  • Airport transfer with airfare of Kathmandu-Tibet-Kathmandu including airport tax
  • Best available accommodation

Whats Not Included

  • All personal nature expenses such as tips, donations, bar bills, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Any extra cost occurring from the Unfavorable Circumstances such as weather, road blockade, flight cancellation, etc
  • Anything not mentioned in includes section 


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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