The dates below are the dates next year that we will be charging Holiday Rates as listed on our website and Booking.com. Reservations on these dates will also require a deposit to confirm. Hope to see yo here!


April 5-7: Tomb Sweep Festival
April 29-May 1: Labor Day
June 7-9: Dragon Boat Festival
September 13-15: Mid-Autumn Festival
October 1-7: National Day

Chengdu-Kangding Expressway

June 20, 2018
The Chengdu to Kangding expressway is now open to both private cars and public buses!   The new expressway is significantly shorter than the old road, dramatically reducing the old 7+ hour journey into a 4.5 hour smooth ride.  See Hiring Private Vehicles or Buses to and from Kangding for more information.

Sept 22, 2018 Travel Update

All areas of Ganzi Prefecture seem to be open except for Tsedar (Larungar Monastery).



If you need a confirmation letter from us to use in applying for a visa, please use the link at the top of this page. If that doesn’t work, you may send us:
  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Nationality
  • Passport #
  • Date of arrival at Zhilam Hostel
  • Date of departure from Zhilam Hostel
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