Amdo Tibet Tours
Amdo Tibet Tours：Have a full understanding about religion, local customs, and natural scenery in Amdo, Tibet.
As an important part of vast Tibet, Amdo is located at the edge of Tibetan area. Historically, it has been a multi-ethnic area and formed unique Amdo culture with Tibetan culture being its foucs in the process of national integration. Many celebrities came forth in large number from here, such as Tsongkhapa, Gendun Chopel, 10th Panchen Lama, 14th Dalai Lama and other academic masters and senior monks. You can explore the splendid religious culture, exquisite paintings, stunning natural scenery, and unique nomadic culture here.
What to see
Located at the edge of Qinghai-Tibet plateau, Tibetan Amdo has abundant topography and diverse ethnic culture. There are many prestigious Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, such as Taer monastery, Labrang monastery, Longwu monastery, Langmusi,etc. Still there is unique and integrated national culture, including Tibetan, han, hui, Mongolian, Qiang and other minorities, who coexist with Amdo culture. In addition, there are Grand glacier and snow-capped mountains, Mt. Kunlun, Yuzhu peak, and rushing headstream of rivers, such as Yellow River, Yangtze River, Yalong River, and Salween River are also situated in here. There are vast prairies, such as Qiangtang grassland, Kekexili grassland and Zoige grassland; stunning scenery of mountains and rivers like Jiuzhaigou Valley and Huanglong scenic spot. You are expected to gradually unveil the mystery of Tibetan Amdo.
When to go
Amdo features plateau inland climate with long and freezing winter but short summer. Overall, the highly recommended travel season is from April to November, particularly from June to September. The accessibility of Amdo region has been greatly improved in recent years. Most roads are paved roads, and only several scenic spots may still have parts of dirt roads. Overall, the road conditions are not bad.
Private Amdo Tibet Tour Packages
Route: Xining-Tongren(Repkong),(hometown of 14th Dalai Lama)
This short tour from Xining to Tongren is designed to experience Tibetan life roughly, witness the producing process of Tibetan traditional Thangkas.View Details
Route: Xining-Xunhua-Tongren(Repkong) Longwu monastery Tour
This short Amdo Tibet tour from Xining to Tongren will take you to experience nomad’s life, explore Tibetan traditional paintings, and enjoy beautiful Tibetan plateau scenery.View Details
Route: Xining-Qinghai Lake, Ta’er & Serdzong Monastery
The short Xining tour takes in the highlights of Xining, like Taer Monastery, Qinghai Lake and Serdzong Monastery. Choose this tour, you can enjoy both natural beauty and cultural feast of Xining.View Details
Route: Xining-Qinghai Lake-Serdzong-Huashixia- Mt. Amnye Machen Tour
This Amdo Tibet tour starting at Xining will take you to visit the beautiful Qinghai Lake, ancient Serdzong Monastery, holy Mt. Amnye Machen and experience nomadic life on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.View Details
Route: Xining-Tongren(Repkong)-Rongwu-Xiahe-Langmusi Tour
The tour from Xining to Tongren, Xiahe and Langmusi will take you to explore ancient monasteries in the Amdo Tibet Area and nomadic life on the Tibetan plateau.View Details
Route: Xining-LijiaXia-Tongren(Repkong)-Xiahe-Lanzhou Tour
This tour from Xining to Lanzhou is designed for you to visit Amdo Tibetan area. No Tibet travel permit is required. Amdo alongside with U-Tsang and Kham make up the three traditional Tibetan areas.View Details
This tour from Lanzhou to Chengdu via famous Jiuzhaigou takes in several famous tourist sites, Labrang Monastery - the largest Tibetan Monastery outside Tibet, Huanglong and Jiuzhaigou Scenic Areas. At last, you can get close to lovely Pandas in ChengView Details
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