12 Tibetan Kham (Garze)-Sichuan
Garze is an autonomous prefecture in southeastern Sichuan and sits on the eastern edge of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. It was historically a Tibetan region known as Kham. This area boasts rich Tibetan cultural tradition and stunning natural beauty. Local people conduct an ancient way of like in great harmony with the natural habitat. Garze is home to many famous old historic towns such as Kangding, Danba, Seda, in addition to several world famous natural reserves including Daocheng Yading and Minya Konka (Mt. Gongga, the highest mountain in Sichuan with an altitude of 7556m).
In Garze, you will also find many off the beaten path gems. Magnificent snow mountains cast reflections on the alpine lakes, and sheep and cattle stroll freely on the vast grassland. Some local products include herbs, white mushroom, matsutake mushroom, etc, and you can enjoy unique Kham Tibetan food such as Hua Momo, Tsampa, Tibetan blood sausage, and buttered tea. When visiting local towns in festival season, you will observe interesting events like love song competition, horse racing, and various celebratory activities during the Tibetan New Year.
Garze has a highland dry valley climate. The air is fresh and dry. Sky is clear and there is strong sunlight on most days. The best time to visit is from spring through autumn, and winter is usually too cold for most people. It is an ideal destination for families and adventurers alike. We have designed for our guests multiple routes to travel in this region either from Chengdu or Yunnan, by flight or by road. Check out our offers and book your next vacation now in Garze with our quality services!
Sichuan Garze Highlights:
- Daocheng Yading Natural Reserve, with three holy mountains and highland scenic beauty
- Minya Konka (Mt. Gongga), the highest peak in Sichuan with an altitude of 7556m, and Hailuogou Glacier
- Danba and Jiayu Tibetan Villages