Amdo Businesses of Excellence

Tibetan Business Highlights is part of the heartbeat of Tibetpedia. It is a platform to promote Amdo businesses of excellence that continue seeking to improve their services. We aim to not only help raise awareness of these businesses in Amdo, but also to lend credibility to the businesses profiled here so that foreign travellers will experience the best of Tibetan hospitality.

As this feature of Tibetpedia develops, we hope to have a broad range of services represented throughout Amdo: guesthouses, homestays, restaurants, guiding services, drivers, horse trekking operators, etc. If you are interested in writing a review and recommending we consider a Tibetan business that you have experienced, please write to us and tell us about the virtues of the business you would like to highlight!


Zang Yuan Qing Tibetan Restaurant

Entrance to Zang Yuan Qing Tibetan Restaurant

In Maerkang city you will find a small and cozy local Rgyal Rong restaurant called “ Zang Yuan Qing Tibetan Restaurant ”. It’s simple inside but the food is very tasty and delicious. The basic menu offers the best local Tibetan food with fresh pork, yak meat, and organic vegetables. The local butter tea with fresh walnut is the best …

De Le Tibetan Restaurant

entrance to De Le Tibetan Restaurant

There is a beautiful Rgyal Rong Tibetan town on the way to Maerkang Town, named Zhuo Ke Ji town. Zhuo Ke Ji is well-known place because the Zhuo Ke Ji Tusi Official Manor (a chieftain house) and the Xisuo Tibetan villages are located there. The town is just across from the Tibetan village, with easy access via the bridge connecting …

Huahu Daqian Shijie

Entrance to Huahu Daqian Shijie

Ruoergai grassland is the second largest grassland in the Tibetan regions and it is also one of the most beautiful marshland in China. This grassland is home to yaks, sheep, and horses, while the marsh is officially recognized as the homeland of the black necked crane. Ruoergai is one of the best places to learn about and experience Tibetan nomadic …

Nima’s Homestay

Entrance to Nima's Homestay

Muni valley is located in Huanglong National Park, 36km west of Songpan County Town, and ranges in altitude between 2800m at the entrance to 4070m on the mountain peak. You will find a very nice local Tibetan homestay called “Nima’s homestay ” in the beautiful Muni valley. Nima’s homestay is one of the most comfortable local homestay in Muni valley. Muni …

Snow Land Tibetan Massage Center

Entrance to Snow Land Tibetan Massage Center

We all know that traveling can be fun and exciting, but sometimes it can be a very tiring experience. This can be especially true when traversing over some of the more rugged terrain that can be found on the Roof the World – Tibet. Thankfully, to help you relax, refresh, and recuperate from an exhausting trek or hike there is …

Zhuan Jing Bridge Hostel

Entrance to Zhuan Jing Bridge Hostel

“Xisuo Local Residence” is a small Rgyal rong Tibetan village located in a Zhuokeji in Maerkang. The village was built in the middle of the Qing dynasty, and even today maintains the architecture of these early settlers. On the outside the village houses are made of stone, making it look like an ancient castle town set on the hill. There …

Bai Ma Mei Duo Restaurant and Hostel

Entrance to Bai Ma Mei Duo Restaurant and Hostel

The town of Langmu Si is well-known for its monasteries and beautiful landscape. You will not only enjoy the fascinating monasteries and Langmu canyon, but also the delicious local food. What better way to complete a local cultural experience than to enjoy the food and local hospitality?  We are happy to recommend you a local owned restaurant and hostel called …

Wrangler Hotel

Wrangler Hotel

In Ruoergai County Town, you will find the Wrangler Hotel. As a local nomadic family runs the hotel, the managers – Dorjie and Gengden – are both family. Both brothers are friendly people who are very passionate about social entrepreneurship. They have been helping a lot of local people make their livelihood as they currently have more than 30 employees. …

Black Tent Restaurant

Entrance to Black Tent Restaurant

While it’s easy to find a restaurant where you can have authentic Tibetan food, it is hard to find a restaurant in Hong Yuan town, in the Amdo Tibetan Region, where you can experience the local Tibetan style. However, at the Black Tent Restaurant, guests experience both. Run by a young local Tibetan nomad Gasang Gun who only has primary …

Xiangxiong Guesthouse

Entrance to Xiangxiong Guesthouse

Songpan ancient town is the best place to learn and explore local history and culture in the entire county town. As the Ancient Town was first built in the Ming Dynasty, the old city walls and the building architecture still maintains charm from this period. Today visitors will find many small shops, restaurants, teahouses, and guesthouses in the area, giving …

Aba Zang Feng Hotel

Entrance to Aba Zang Feng Hotel

In Aba, you will find the Aba Zang Feng Hotel where travelers go to experience a little bit of the local Tibetan hospitality and kindness. You will also find that the hotel is one of the most comfortable and cleanest in town. A local Tibetan couple Nima and his wife Norbu Tso run the hotel, and they welcome guests from …

Hua Hai Hotel

Entrance to Hua Hai Hotel

Hong Yuan is a very good place for travelers to explore the Tibetan nomadic life. When staying in the area there are a few tent hotels available but this option often means a private shower is not possible. However, if you are looking for a nice and comfortable bed with a private shower and pretty good internet, we are happy …

JiLi Long Yangqin Tents Guesthouse

Tents Guesthouse 1

Many colourful tents are set up on the broad grasslands surrounding Hongyuan, in the Amdo Tibetan region. Here, one can see herds of yaks, sheep, and horses spread over miles of grassland spotted by the black tents of nomadic herders. In this guesthouse, you are welcome to stay as a guest with local nomads. Ciwang Danzhen is an educated nomad. …

City Nomad Guesthouse

City Nomad 2

In the city of Xining, you will find a cozy and welcoming guesthouse called City Nomad. While you won’t be staying in the grasslands with sheep, yaks, and horses, you will experience a taste of the nomadic spirit in the midst of the city. In this sweet and comfortable guesthouse, one can experience the nomadic passion and enthusiasm for life. …

Zhongde Tan Cafe

Zhongde Tan Caffe 2

Zhongde is located in town of Ruoergai, Aba prefecture, of the Sichuan province. For the past year, two Tibetan university graduates have been running their unique coffee bookshop here – Zhongde. Yangtan and Pabazu are are full of passion, pride, and love for their culture. These brave grads decided to stand on their own feet instead of working for others. …

Tsering’s Homestay

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Situated on the top of a mountain in the Amdo Tibetan Region, travelers can find Tsering’s Homestay. Overlooking a quiet valley, the farming community is a peaceful place to visit. With only 34 families in the village, one is never far from a pure view of the mountainside. Tsering received both her bachelor and master’s degrees at a university in …