Kham Valley Trek-16 Days

Trip Facts:

Trip Name : Kham Valley Trek
Trip Duration : 15 Nights 16 days trek
Max. Altitude : 4,680m
Best Season : June to August
Meal : Breakfast at hotel, self lunch and dinner

Trip Highlights:

  • The perfect way to explore East Tibet (Kham)
  • Attractions such as Basumtso Lake tour, Baying trek, Peomi trek, and Rawu Lake tour
  • Antique divined monasteries in eastern Tibet, namely Derge Print House, Chamdo Champaling Monastery, Litang etc.


Kham Valley Trek is newly open tour destination in Tibet. Tibet Kham valley tour offer beautiful Himalayan views, landscape, Tibetan monasteries, Tibetan culture. Kham has a rugged terrain characterized by the mountain ridges and its gores running from North-West to South-East and it is collectively known as the Hengduan Mountains. Where, you can observe numerous rivers, including the Mekong, Yangtze, Yalong Jiang and the Salween flow along Kham. Kham valley is a land apart from the rest of Tibet. Its climate, geography, flora, fauna and isolation all lend it a unique, almost magical atmosphere. Traditional life seems less disturbed here than in central Tibet. The stone village and vertical prayer flags resemble those in Bhutan and the unusually shaped chortens (stupa) seem more at home in Mustang. The scenery often resembles more the Swiss Alps or Rocky Mountains than the high Tibetan plateau.

What to Expect?

Kham Valley Trek explores the eastern part of the Tibet along with the beautiful Himalayan views, landscapes, Tibetan monasteries, Tibetan culture and also relish the sightseeing tour at the famous city Lhasa paying visit to popular sites like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Norbulingka Palace, Barkhor Street and many more.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Chengdu

Kham Valley Trek begins after your arrival in the Chengdu.  Check in the hotel and explore the surrounding enjoying the famous local Sichuan Cuisine and the spectacular and unique local arts performance and Sichuan Opera “face changing” and “spitting fire”.

Day 2: Chengdu/Kangding

We start early morning drive for Ya’an, Luding and Kangding. Kangding is a medium-sized Tibetan town in Sichuan. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Kangding/Mugetso Lake/Xinduqiao

Today’s trip covers the attractions of Ngachu Gonpa Monastery, Dordrag Gonpa and Mugetso Lake. We enjoy a beautiful lake and the famous hot spring on the half way. We drive to Xinduqiao and stay at the typical Tibetan style guesthouse here. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4: Xinduqiao/Tagong Grassland/Luhuo

Today, we drive to Luhuo via Tagong Grassland.The attractions will be Tagong Monastery.

Day 5: Luhuo/Xinluhai Lake/Dege

Today’s trip takes about 8 hours. We drive through Ganzi and stay at Dege. Besides the beautiful landscape, Dege printing house is the main highlight of today.

Day 6: Dege/Chamdo

On the sixth day of Kham Valley Trek, we will cross the border of Sichuan and Tibet, passing through Jiangda, Tuoba and arrive in Chamdo before dinner. Today’s attraction includes Peipung Chokhorling Monastery and Mt. Quer.

Day 7: Experience Chamdo

According to our today’s itenerary, we enjoy the Kalden Jampaling Monastery in Chamdo. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Chamdo/Basu

Passing through Lake Ngan Tso, today’s main attraction is Bangda Grassland and a view of the longest airport on the world Bangda airport in Chamdo. Then we arrive at Basu. Overnight at Basu.

Day 9: Basu/Bomi

From Basu, we experience the road in zigzags among the mountainous area. Have the best view of the virgin forest on the way. We arrive at Bomi before dinner. Overnight at Bomi.

Day 10: Bomi/Bayi

From Bomi, we enjoy the towns of Tongmai, Dongjiu, Ningtri and overnight in the beautiful town — Bayi the Capital of Ningtri. Prefecture of attraction is Great Cypress Park which is the holy tree in the Bon religion. Overnight at Bayi.

Day 11: Bayi/Langxian

From Bayi, we move to Langxian and overnight at Langxian.

Day 12: Langxian/Tzetan

From Langxian, we go to Tzedang, the Capital of Shannan Prefecture .We also pay visit to Yongbulakhang Monastery, Tomb of Tibetan King and Lubu temple. Overnight at Tzetan.

Day 13: Drive to Lhasa Via Samya Monastery

Today we drive towards Lhasa via Samya Monastery. The Samye Monastery was built in 762 and is regarded as the first official Buddhist Monastery in Tibet. It symbolizes the center of the universe for tourists to explore the ancient heart of Tibetan Buddhist world. Overnight at Lhasa.

Day 14: Sightseeing at Lhasa

Enjoying Kham Valley Trek, today we visit the famous place of Lhasa like Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street. The Potala Palace is located on the Red Hill by the side of the Lhasa River. It is a treasure house where you can see precious arts and learn Tibetan culture and history. Climbing the steps up to the top, you can see the great views of Lhasa city as well as beautiful plateau landscape far away. On other hand Jokhang Temple houses Tibet’s most religious relics, a golden Shakyamuni Buddha which was brought as a gift by the Chinese Princess on the occasion of her wedding to the Tibetan King, Songtsen Gompo. Later we make round of Barkhor Street and observe the artifacts displayed over the street. The Barkhor Street surrounds the Jokhang Temple.

Day 15: Excursion at Lhasa

Today we visit Drepung Monastery which lies 8 km west of Lhasa and is largest Monastery in the Tibet that occupies over 10,000 of Monks. The ground of Monastery is organized on the caves and temples for Jamyang Qoigyi, together with two magnificent white pagodas. Then we drive for Sera Monastery which is situated 5 km north to Lhasa. The monastery is magnificent and covers an area of 114,946 square meters (28 acres). Its main buildings are the Coqen Hall, Zhacang (college) and Kamcun (dormitory). Overnight at hotel.

Day 16: Departure:

Your Kham Valley Trek terminates today so early in the morning drive for Gonggar airport and catch the flight and bid farewell to the mystic land Tibet.

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation as per the group size
  • English speaking Tibetan Guide
  • Accommodation on twin sharing room basis except guest houses
  • Daily breakfast
  • Everest base camp entry permit
  • All Monastery entry fees as per your itinerary
  • Tibet travel permit

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Train or Air fare of any sectors
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Natural or political disturbance which beyond our control…
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, porter charge etc.

Trip Note

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factor, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!