A rare opportunity to enjoy summer in the Khampa grasslands, get to know the Khampa warriors and nomads, visit unspoiled monasteries, appreciate the different cultures of Yunnan and Sichuan and revel in the diverse and spectacular beauty of the region. Journey from the Naxi Plains to the nomadic grasslands of Litang and Batang on the Tibetan Plateau. Return to Lijang through the deep Mekong gorge in the shadow of sacred Mt. Kawakarpo. Along the way, share tea and tsampa with the villagers, soak in hot springs, dance and sing with the Tibetans on the high plateau. A time of joy and wonder!
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Arrive Kunming. Sightseeing including flower market.
Fly to Gyalthang; Visit Ganden Sumtsanling Monastery, Ringha Temple along with old town.
Visit some villages at the base of the Lanze Mountains near the Napha Reserve.
Drive to Shating.
Continue to Litang.
Spend time in Litang and explore Ganden Tubchen Chokhorling Monastery.
Visit nearby communities.
Drive to Batang and Batang Chode Monastery.
Drive south along Yangtse Gorge to Derong.
Drive along Ding Chu river gorge to Dechen and then on to Namkha Tashi.
Explore Namkhatashi and views of Kawakarpo.
Ascend to the Baima Pass and enter the Baima Nature Reserve; Return to Gyalthang.
Enjoy the hot springs of Shagey. Afternoon foot massage.
Drive back to Litang and attend a Naxi music and dance concert.
Fly back to Kunming and connect out.