Hidden Monasteries and Secret Valleys

Far from Lhasa, the East of Tibet offers untold adventures that take travelers across verdant grasslands, over snowy mountain passes, and beyond the shores of holy lakes. On this journey, explore the hidden monasteries of Amdo and ride horses in secret valleys with Tibetan nomads. Learn about the great Buddhist traditions of Labrang and Kumbum, two ancient monasteries that house thousands of monks. Visit a Mongolian enclave on the frontier lands and travel to small, colorful villages in the mountains.


  • Off-the-beaten-path locations
  • Visit Tibetan nomads
  • Optional horseback riding


  • 10-day trips begins and ends in Xining, China
  • 9 nights in hotels
  • Average altitude of 3500m

Tour Costs


  • Year-round