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Qamdo, located in the northeast of Tibet, is a transportation hub of the renowned Ancient Tea Horse Road. Connecting with Yunnan, Sichuan, and Qinghai Provinces, Qamdo is one of the vital gateways for travelers to enter Tibet by overland. Besides the perfect geographic condition, the culture and natural scenery also make Qamdo known in the world.

With thousands of years' history, Qamdo is the core zone to know about the unique Kangba Culture. What's more, you can also explore the majestic natural scenery in this charming place which is abundant in marvelous snow-capped mountains, vast grassland, dense forest, thundering waterfalls, etc. In order to help you discover the best of Qamdo, Great Tibet Tour make out a shortlist of tops things to do in Qamdo: Ranwu Lake, Galden Jampaling Monastery, Karub Ruins, Riwoche Monastery, Tsedrug Temple, etc.

Climate and travel season: Late spring and early autumn are the best travel seasons to Qamdo.

Specialties: Karma County's handcraft thangka is a folk art treasure with bright colors and exquisite workmanship.

Rawok-tso Lake

Ranwu Lake

Ranwu Lake

Ranwu Lake, located in the southwest of Baxoi County, Qamdo region of Tibet, covers an area of 22 square kilometers and is the largest lake in Eastern Tibet with an elevation of 3850 meters. It's a combination of the snow-covered mountains, glaciers, and the streams.

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Karub means castle.

Karub Ruins

Karub Ruins

Karub Ruins is a Neolithic site in the upper reaches of the Lancang River in China, located in Karuo Village, Qamdo, Tibet Autonomous Region. It was a primitive village inhabited by people in the Neolithic Age about 5,000 years ago, and the layout of the village was a certain scale.

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Jampaling Monastery

Galden Jampaling Monastery

Galden Jampaling Monastery

This active hilltop monastery, known as Galden Jampaling Monastery of around 1000 monks dominates Chamdo.

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Laigu Glacier

Laigu Glacier

Laigu Glacier

Laigu Glacier is located in Qamdo Region of Tibet, and next to Ranwu Lake.This Tibet glacier consists of 6 glaciers: Meixi, Yalong, Ruojiao, Dongga, Xiongga and Niuma Glaciers, among which Yalong Glacier is the most spectacular. Because all these glaciers surround Laigu Village, they are collectively called Laigu Glacier.

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Chengdu – Kangding - Bomi – Nyingtri - Lhasa

This journey starts from Chengdu and ends in Lhasa. Crossing two provinces, you can visit all the meaningful places along with the Sichuan-Tibet highway by 4WD Land Cruiser, such as Kangding, Litang, Bomi, Nyingchi, etc. exploring the holy land step by step.

Lhasa - Tsetang - Nyingtri -Pomi - Nyingtri - Lhasa - Lake Namtso - Ali - Darchen - Mt.Kailash - Lake Manasarovar - Saga - EBC - Shigatse - Gyantse - Lhasa

This exciting tour covered most of the tourist attractions in Tibet. It’s a great chance to gain insights into the beautiful views, culture and Tibetan Buddhism of the holy land. As a long adventure on the high Plateau, this journey is for warriors who are strong-willed and fearless.

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