Tibet - Eastern Tibet (Kham) (Chapter)
This is the Eastern Tibet (Kham) chapter from Lonely Planet's Tibet guidebook.
Kham is the face you never knew Tibet had: a land of raging rivers and impossibly deep gorges, of Alpine forests and rolling grasslands, of outspoken monks and rebel cowboys. Compared to the rest of this largely barren land, it's a world apart.
- stay with a Tibetan family in the charming village of Tashigang
- camp by Draksum-tso, a sublime alpine lake with a fairy-tale island monastery
- join devout Bön pilgrims on an unforgettable seven-hour trek around holy mountain Bönri
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: The Southern Route (Hwy 318), Markham, Pasho, Rawok, Pomi, Bāyī, Draksum-Tso, Kongpo Gyamda, The Northern Route (Hwy 317), Chamdo, Riwoche, Riwoche Tsuglhakhang, Tengchen , Sok and Nagchu.
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