You will view amazing scenery in several places in Kham, in particular the dazzling Mt.Kawa Karpo (6780m). You will then trek through more scenery, including glaciers and hot springs, visiting also several monasteries, and the famous Derge printing house. The 22,000-foot peak represents the mind emanation of Buddha, while sacred Mt. Kailas, located hundreds of miles away in western Tibet, symbolizes the body of Buddha.
Although linked in spiritual tradition, the two mountains could not be more different in their physical environments. Kawakarpo anchors one of a series of north-south ranges that divide the plunging, parallel river valleys of the Mekong, Yangtze and Salween. In sharp contrast to the stark landscape surrounding Kailas, Kawakarpo is surrounded by lush semi-tropical forest, home to over 1,000 bird species, an estimated 2,000 endemic plant species and such exotic mammals as forest leopard, barking deer, and red panda. Diversity and brilliance extend into the multitude of ethnic groups, which include Khampa Tibetans.
Day 1: Fly to Chengdu. Meet the Tibet agent.
Day 2: Drive from Chengdu to Kanding.
Day 3: Drive to Lithang.
Day 4: Drive to Bathang.
Day 5: Drive to Markham.
Day 6: Drive to Decheng.
Day 7: Drive to Kawa Karpo & Mayyang Via Felasi monastery(The Best View of Mt.Kawa Karpo).
Day 8: Start trekking to glacier Via Gontok Monastery and Gonmey Monastery Back to Mayyang.
Day 9: Rest and Hire the yaks for next trekking.
Day 10: Next morning trekking to Xithang Via Hot spring.
Day 11: Trekking to Upper Yupu Via Nangzokla Pass.
Day 12: Trekking to Glacier lake and Back to Upper Yupu.
Day 13: Trekking to Lower Yupu.
Day 14: Lower Yupu to Water falling of Palmasambhava(Guru Ringpoche Hermitage)and back to Lower Yupu.
Day 15: Trekking Back to Xithang Hot spring.
Day 16: Explore around Hot Spring.
Day 17: Drive to Bamda.
Day 18: Drive to Chamdo.
Day 19: AM:Visit Champaling Monastery. PM:Rest.
Day 20: Drive to Karmagong Monastery-to Chamdo.
Day 21: Drive to Derge.
Day 22: Visit Derge print House.
Day 23: Drive to Tartsedo.
Day 24: Drive to Kanding.
Day 25: Drive to Chegndu.
Day 26: Fly to Bankok.
- Destination: Chengdu, Kanding, Kanze, Derge, Chamdo, Tartsedo
- Maximum Altitude: 5550 m
- Best Season: April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct
- Photo Sport: Derger, Chamdo, Mount Kawa Karpo.
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