UPDATED September 2017: Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is located in far northern India. It is the far western extent of the Tibetan Plateau and is one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalaya.
The 850 kilometer overland journey from Kangding (Dartsedo) to Yushu (Jyekundo) is one of my favorite routes to travel in the Kham region of eastern Tibet. The landscape along the way has just about everything you could ask for: grasslands,…
Langmusi, also known as Lhamo in Tibetan, is one of my favorite small towns in the Amdo region. Two large Buddhist monasteries, stunning mountains and excellent hiking/trekking await those who go here! Read this post for more details!
Larung Gar is the largest Buddhist Institute on the planet and is located in the Kham region of the Tibetan Plateau.
Labrang is the largest and most famous Buddhist monastery in the Amdo region. Read this post for more information about this fascinating place.
The Tibetan capital city of Lhasa is one of Asia’s most unique cities. Buddhist pilgrims, ancient monasteries, amazing culture and so much more are found in Lhasa.
Gonlung Jampaling Monastery དགོན་ལུང་བྱམས་པ་གླིང༌དགོན་པ། is tucked away in far northeastern Amdo about 70kms from the city of Xining. This rare gem is not well known and sees few foreign visitors each year. Of all the guidebooks covering the Tibetan Plateau, only 2…
Can’t afford a journey to Lhasa, Everest or other areas in the Tibet Autonomous Region? Then why not travel to the open areas of Amdo and Kham? Read more about why these areas are amazing!
Kangding is the gateway to the Kham region of the Tibetan Plateau. It is a nice town that is close to many amazing areas, such as Minya Konka, a 7556 meter mountain.