Horse Caravan Adventures tours is an unique journey in Himalayas of Tibet. Trip start in Kunming, we do sightseeing of Stone Forest, Minority Village, Golden Temple, Flower & birds Market. enjoy the typical Yunnan Cuisine with local cultural performance in tourist restaurant. then Flight to Zhongdian Visit Somtsang Lin Monastery and Tibetan family. continue to Zhongdian to Deqin through parts of the Hengduan Range along the Jinsha Jiang River, enjoy a far view Mt. Meili, the highest peak in Yunnan Province, with an altitude of 6740m above sea level. Drive along the unpaved road following the Mekong River, till the small town of Yanjing (3109m)-the first town of Tibet Autonomous Region. Yanjing means salt well; it was once the main source of salt for half of the Kham Tibetan areas, which ranged from NW Sichuan down into Yunnan. We’ll visit the Natural hot springs Qu Zi Ka in Tibetan located on west bank of Mekong. And Cizong Catholic Church which has been reconstructed in 2003, the original was built start of 20c by French priest. Nowadays it is Lu, a friendly Naxi priest.
Drive from Yanjing towards northwest to Markham. It is the only region to meet traditional horse caravans on the way. This section is so-call 126 bents or 99 bents. Markham is the intersection town where Yunnan-Tibet highway joins the Sichuan-Tibet highway.
Horse Caravan Adventures tours continue via Zuogong, Bamda, Rawok Lake, Bomi to Tongmai, Bayi, Basum Tso, visit Basum Tso Lake. The he snow mountain, the crystal lake, the lush trees and the monastery make the area so beautiful that if paradise exists anywhere on earth, it should be at Basum Tso, move forward Pasum Tso to Lhasa via Medrok Gongkar and Ganden Monastery.Turn-off at Lamo, about 7 km detour to Ganden Monastery. Ganden monastery (3200m) was founded in 1409 by Tsongkhapa-the founder of Gelugpa sect of Buddhism, on the Gokpori ridge of Mount Wangkur, overlooking the south bank of the river. Ganden was the first and foremost Gelukpa monastery, constructed by Tsongkhaoa himself.
Lhasa sightseeing includes looking Potala Palace, which was built in the 7th century for the King, visit Jokhang temple and stroll in the famous local bazaar. Visit Drepung monastery which is the biggest monastery in Tibet. Then visit Sera monastery and Norbulingka which can give you deep impression of Tibet arts and civilization.
- Stone Forest of ancient limestone cliffs and peaks in Kunming.
- Tiger Leaping Gorge and Gedan Sumaling Monastery Monastery in Zhongdian
- Views of Mount Meili and Nyenchentangla Shan Range.
- Gartok Gompa at Markham
- Rawok Lake
- Nyingchi and Basum Tso Lake
- Potala Palace, Drepung and Sera Moansteries, Jorkhang Temple and
- Norbulingkha Palace in Lhasa