The Amdo region of Tibet is spread across the Chinese provinces of Qinghai, Gansu, and Sichuan. The high-altitude landscape of Amdo Tibet includes sweeping grasslands, rolling green hills, and rugged snow mountains. Many Amdo Tibetans live as nomads on the grasslands, while others farm along the headwaters of the Yellow River. Amdo is host to Kumbum and Labrang, two of the most famous monasteries in Tibet. Smaller monasteries dot the countryside. Amdo is renowned for the quality of its scholars, poets, and artists.

Amdo Tibet is best for travelers interested in camping, hiking, staying with nomads, horseback trekking, shopping for traditional artwork (thangka), circumambulating the holy Mt. Amnye Machen, visiting famous monasteries, and bird watching near Qinghai Lake.

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    Classic Amdo

    A Great Cultural and Landscape Adventure through Eastern Tibet

     

    Route: Xining ⇒ Qinghai Lake ⇒ Xinghai ⇒ Matoi/Maduo ⇒ Yellow River Source ⇒ Lake Kyaring & Lake Ngoring ⇒ Mt. Amnye Machen ⇒ Gui’de/ Trika ⇒ Kumbum Monastery ⇒ Xining


    Tour Duration: 8 days

     
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    Heart of Amdo

    Discovering the Frontier Land

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Easy Hiking, Optional Horseback Riding
    13 days

     
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    The Undiscovered East

    Hidden Monasteries and Secret Valleys

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Optional Horseback Riding
    10 days

     
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    The Old Trade Route

    Ancient Temples and Horseback Treks

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Optional Horseback Riding
    10 days

     
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    Himalayan Nomad Route

    Endless grasslands and nomadic families

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Horse Riding and Tibetan Arts
    9 days

     
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    Taste of Amdo

    Hidden Monasteries and Qinghai Lake

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Tibetan Arts, Buddhism
    5 days

     
  • Kumbum trip in xining

    Panoramic Amdo

    Holy Lake and Amdo famous Monasteries

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, Tibetan Arts, Buddhism
    6 days

     
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    Amdo Overland Journey

    Well known monasteries, holy mountains and lakes

     

    Walking, Cultural Adventure, scenic, Buddhism
    13 days