We are delighted to share with you a remarkable video of a 4000 kilometer exploration of the Amdo and Kham regions of Tibet by Annick Blanc. On her journey with our friend and great travel photographer Martin Newman, Annick offers a striking introduction to the region, with images of Himalayan mountain passes, daily life on the streets of towns and villages, and monks debating at monasteries. Annick’s film gives us quite a rare window into the rapidly disappearing cultural magnificence of a region of Tibet that is becoming increasingly shut off from the West.
Video: Annick Blanc’s Beautiful Exploration of Amdo and Kham
In November of 2010 Annick Blanc and I traveled for 3 weeks from Siling (Xining) through Amdo, including the Golok region, and Kham. During this time we covered a distance of more than 4,000 kilometers and were able to include visits to the great monasteries of Kumbum and Labrang as well as Kirti in Ngaba, Dzamtang in Dzamtang and Karzang near Trindu as well as many others. Our journey took us to the holy mountains of Amnye Machen and Nyembo Yertse and to the earthquake devastated city of Yushu. This brief video record of our trip by Annick Blanc hopefully provides a glimpse into life in this precious, remarkable region.
See more about travel in Kham:
- Carol Brighton’s Notes from a Mountain Journal
- A Photographic Journey of Kham and Amdo by Petri Kaipiainen
Learn More about Amdo