Grasslands of Amdo

This can be done as a week-long trip with an easy trek from Rebkong to Wendo in Amdo. On the first day we will visit Lho dorjee Dark caves, which is one of the historic sights in Amdo. In the afternoon we will visit and see Tibetan Painting culture at local artist homes.  We start… Read more →

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Nangchen the ancient kingdom

Nangchen, is a county of Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southernmost Qinghai province. The county seat is Xangda, built in a side valley and on the right bank of the Dza Chu (upper reaches of the Mekong). The county’s name is derived from the former king (nang chen rgyal po) and kingdom of Nangchen, it… Read more →

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Derge’s famous printing press

My favorite place is Derge Parkhang, the great ancient printing press where the great Xylographic books were produced  for the entire Tibetan plateau as well as the Buddhist world.

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Canyons of Guge Kingdom

After driving across the vast Tibetan plateau, I think one of the more amazing experiences in Tibet is to climb to the top of the high pass past Kailash and drop into the deep canyons of the Guge Kingdom, completely unexpected, very dramatic, eroded and ochre-colored cliffs spreading as far as the eye can see…. Read more →

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The Drigung Valley

The Drigung Valley; about 150kms and 2hrs drive out of Lhasa, is one my favorite places in Tibet.  Drigung is a beautiful alpine valley with small quaint villages, farmland and grasslands. Overlooking the valley is the majestic Drigung Til Monastery – home to one of the most famous sky burial sites in Tibet and home… Read more →

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