Amdo Tibet

Amdo Overland Experience

Embark on a journey to experience Amdo Tibet through the Amdo Overland Experience


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See individual locations throughout Amdo listed below.


  • Huanglong National Park

    Huanglong National Park, while often overshadowed by Jiuzhaigou National Park, is definitely worth the visit to see its unique mineral formations and the many colors within its pools and cascading waterfall sections.
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  • Mount Zhaga

    One of our more popular trekking trips, Mt. Zhaga is a great hike for anyone who loves the outdoors!
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  • Shangniba

    Our half day tours begin at the Adventure Access Songpan Outdoor Center and includes information regarding Songpan’s history. The hike provides a pleasant view of the surrounding area, as well as being a nice opportunity for exposure to Tibetan life and monastery culture.
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  • Mount Xuebaoding and Shanglami Village

    Xuebaoding is the tallest mountain in Eastern Aba Prefecture. It is the eastern most of the great mountains that rise out of the Himalayas and stands at 18,333ft (5588m) above sea level. The mountain sits within the Huanglong Nature Preserve and the valley to the north of the mountain is home to Huanglong National Park, one of the greatest karst formations in the world.
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  • Qizang Valley/Hongxing Lake

    Hongxing Mountain is among the tallest stone mountains in Songpan. Situated just to the east of Chuanzhusi it is easily recognized as it towers above all surrounding peaks. Hongxing lake lies just below the base of the stone peak on the eastern side. This alpine lake is 4,000m above sea level.
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  • Muni Valley

    Muni Valley 牟尼沟 China’s National Parks or scenic areas are often known for their large crowds. Even when the scenery may be worth battling the lines, it can be overwhelming at times. Muni Valley is one of those places that is not characterized by large numbers of people. It is a smaller, less visited park that is in the same region as Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong National Parks. Under the administration of Huanglong National Park in Songpan County, Sichuan, Muni Valley is very well managed and has nice facilities for the visitors.
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  • Shangsizhai Village

    Jiuzhaigou National Park update: In September of 2019 the Jiuzhaigou National Park reopened on a limited basis, more information on the park's status can be found on our blog.
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  • Jiuzhaigou National Park

    Jiuzhaigou is much more than just the national park. We highly recommend a stay with Zhuo Ma’s Tibetan Homestay in Shangsizhai Village. Plan 2-3 days for trekking with us from their Homestay to experience the stunning vistas of Jiuzhaigou without the crowds.
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Yellow River and the Ruo Er Gai Grasslands

  • Tangke

    After exploring the valleys of Gansu, our overland tour brings you to the vast stretch of grasslands in Ruo er Gai, where Tangke is located. These huge stretches of land are home to Amdo Tibetan nomads who have been keeping their herds of yak and sheep here for centuries. The first major bend of the Yellow River just outside of Tangke forms the boarder with Gansu and is home to thousands of nomad families.
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The Tibetan town of Taktsang Lhamo སྟག་ཚང་ལྷ་མོ is one of the best small towns in Amdo. Langmusi, as it is known in Chinese, is a monastery town, but it is home to two distinct monasteries – Kirti Monastery on the Sichuan side and Sertri Monastery on the Gansu side. Don’t think of it as just another monastery town, however, as the surrounding area is somewhat Alp like with its towering stone peaks and beautiful trails that provide great day hiking.
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Xiahe is home to Labrang Monastery བླ་བྲང་དགོན་པ which could be considered the cultural and religious heart of Amdo and this is evidenced by the thousands of Buddhist pilgrims that make their way there each year. They can be seen circumambulating the vast complex each day, spinning the 1000 plus prayer wheels that line the kora.
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