Adventure & Discover Tour with Camp for Monastery in Chamdo Tibetan Area


Chamdo Tour 
Introduction to Chamdo  
Sites in Chamdo 

Qamdo monastery (Champling monastery, Chamdo monastery) 
Garma Monastery 
Tongkha Monastery (Basum, Baxoi monastery)
Zezhol Monastery (Dengchen, Zizhu monastery) 
Riwoche Monastery & Chagyima Hall

Jampaling Monastery (Qamdo Monastery)
Completed in 1444, also called Chamdo Gedain Qambaling Monastery, is the earliest and largest monastery of the Geluk sect in the kham area, which preserves the bronze seal granted by Emperor Khamxi to Pabala in 1719. the Qambaling monastery contains 5 living Buddha systems and 12 Zhacang, with the most monks numbers. Qamdo Monastery is composed of the Grand Sutra Hall surrounded by the Tara Hall, Sutra Debating Courty, Gedorlha Palace, Gardain Phodrang etc, with its collection of tens of millions of metallic, wooden and clay statues of Buddha, tangka painting scrolls, religious objects, and Buddhist classics.

Zezhol Monastery
Located in Joreng township, Dengqen county, 37km from the county seat, about 2hours trekking. In Tibetan, Zezhol means six peaks, represents "six paramita, mean crossing over to the other shore". Is the largest Bon religion monastery in eastern Tibet, with the most followers in numbers and the most complete ritual ceremonies of the Bon religions sect. The Bon religion, formerly very primitive, finally grew in terms of theory and organization. It can be dated back nearly 3000 years.

Garma Monastery 
It is also called Gama Dainsa and Garma Lhading monastery, located in the up ranges of Zhachu river in Chamdo county, about 120km to Chamdo seat, built in 1185 by the revered monk Duisong Qenba at the foot of Baixishan Mountain in Chamdo county, belonged to the Garma Gagyu Sect, the sect took the lead in adopting the living Buddha reincarnation system. The monastery  features a combination of Chinese, Tibetan and Naxi architectural styles. Its cultural relics include a 17-meter-high clay sculpture of Maitreya and frescoes telling the story of Chinese envoys visiting the monastery, it has collection of pottery, Buddha statues and objects and kept well..

Riwoche (Leiwoqi) Monastery & Chagyima (Chajiema) Hall
30km from the Riwoche county seat, it originally belonged to the Darlung Gagyu sect. In 1326, Abbot Wogyain Gongbo had the Chagyima Hall built, as the Chagyima Hall was unique in shape and very elegant, it became the symbol of the Darlung Gagyu Sect. Riwoche monatery was historically one of the largest monasteries in the Kham area. Under it were 58 subordinate monasteries located in Chamdo and other areas inhabited by Tibetans in Qinghai, Sichuan and Yunnan province.
The Chagyima Hall, 30meters high, has three stories: 1st story rising 13.5 meters, has outer walls painted with tree colors in the form of colorful stripes each one meter apart, inside the hall are 64 pillars each rising 15meters, with 4 reaching the top of the 3rd story, it holds elegantly carved statues of Beddha and Tangka painting scrolls. 2nd story, rising 9 meters, has ourter walls painted  in red, the inner walls are painted with frescos telling stories of eminent monks of the Gagyu Sect. 3rd story, 5 meters, has outer walls painted in white, inside the hall are treasures unique to the monastery, including the golden statue of Sakyamuni that Sangjyiwen brought here from Lhasa.
And Kamado chorten around there, about 25km  to Riwoche, with ancient cypresses standing.

Baxoi Monastery (Basum Tongkha monastery)
Located in Tongkha township, northwest of Basum county, 250km to Basum county seat, built in 1473 and belonged to Prince Regent Gongdeling, one of the four major prince regents in Tibetan history. It is home to many cultural relics, including statues of Buddha from ancient India, Tubo and inland China. Many relics found in this monastery, including the Buddha cast by ancient India, by Tibetan craftsmen from inland China. about 1000meters away from the monastery is a buddihst tower, 25meters high, it is the highest ancient tower in Chamdo prefecture.

 

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