Tibet - Eastern Tibet (Kham) (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Eastern Tibet (Kham) chapter from Lonely Planet’s Tibet guide-book.

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.

  • staying with a Tibetan family in the charming village of Tashigang
  • maps
  • admiring the devotional spirit of pilgrims on the Bönri kora
  • transport
  • visiting the pilgrim power centre of Draksum-tso and its island monastery
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Hwy 318: the Southern Loop, Rutok & Songdo, Gyalam: the Ancient Tea-Horse Road, Kongpo Gyamda, Draksum-tso & around, Kading Valley Scenic Area, Bāyī & around, Tashigang, Bakha Monastery, Pomi, Rawok, Overland Routes from Sìchuān & Yúnnán, Kanding, The Northern Route (Hwy 317), The Southern Route (Hwy 318), Yúnnán–Tibet Highway, and The Northern Routes of Kham.

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