The Hidden Corners of Tibet
Walks in the ancient kingdoms of Kham, Amdo and Ü-Tsang
Departing: Wednesday 11 October 2017
Returning: Monday 30 October 2017
Duration: 20 days
This is a unique journey through the three states of the Tibetan world, Amdo, Kham and Ü-Tsang, each with its own cultural and linguistic traditions.
Some sites, which are just opening up to international visitors, can only be reached on foot and therefore a number of moderate walks (up to 6 hours) have been arranged.
The journey begins in the remote alpine landscapes of Kham where 6000m peaks cast shadows over a patchwork of ancient warring kingdoms around the first bend of the Yellow River.
Continue into Amdo with its herds of yaks and lush expansive pastures.
Visit the colourful Geerdeng and Sezhi Monasteries on the banks of the Bailong River where Tibetan pilgrims flock from the surrounding wilderness.
Travel by boat up the mighty Yellow River to the famed 5th century Bing Ling grottoes.
- Danba - the 'Kingdom of the Watchtowers' with some of the most beautiful villages in China
- The Zhecha Stone Forest - a natural phenomenon
- The awe inspiring Potala Palace in Lhasa
- The journey ends in Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigate (Ü-Tsang), the cultural heartland of the Tibetan and home to the most important religious sites in the Tibetan world
Price is per person not including flights. Single room supplement is £580.