I recently spent the afternoon with a fantastic group of about 40 men who live about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Tibet-side of Mt. Everest.
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!
Labrang is the largest and most famous Buddhist monastery in the Amdo region. Read this post for more information about this fascinating place.
Amnye Machen is one of Tibet’s main holy mountains. It is located in Golok prefecture in the Amdo region (modern day Qinghai). This is a fantastic glacier mountains that offers great trekking!
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!
Though Tibetan nomads are becoming fewer and fewer each year, they can still be found across the Tibetan Plateau. Tibetan nomads culture and Nomad life is simple, but difficult. Hardships include yaks dying from disease, yaks starving to death from…