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Zhilam Hostel is currently taking reservations for 2018!

We hope we can make your travels all the more enjoyable, restful, and insightful.  We are looking forward to taking care of you!

目前已经接受 2018年的预定,我们热切期待您的光临,竭诚为您服务。

On this website, you’ll not only find information about Zhilam Hostel (pictures, prices, and booking information), but also links to travel websites, trekking information, cultural insights, and even ways to be involved in our community development projects.  We have staff available 24 hours a day and the manager lives on-site with his family!


Notices  通告

March 21 Update: Last night and the night prior we hosted two foreign guests who had no problem buying bus tickets and getting here.  A local police officer told me that guests should be allowed in in the next few days.  Sorry I can’t guarantee anything for you!

As of today (March 11th, 2018) I regret to mention that foreign guests are encouraged by the local government to avoid coming to Ganzi in March, 2018.  Local police will most likely turn you around and ask you to leave Kangding and the surrounding areas.  This should all clear up by the end of March.  This year,  Tsedar (Larungar monastery) still remains closed to foreign guests.  We will update you here on this site if we are informed of any changes.

If you need a Confirmation Letter from us to use in applying for a visa, please also send us your passport nationality and number.  Thank you.


For an update on our community development projects (关于我们的社区发展项目), see our Facebook page.

We charge full price during China’s Holidays:

May Holiday: May 1st-3th evening

October Holiday: September 30th-October 6th evening

Info for Chinese Guests  中国游客须知


Valuable Links


Directions to Zhilam Hostel

2017 Bus Schedule


Holidays and Festivals

Is Tibet Too Cold To Visit?  Compliments of Land of Snows

Zhilam Hostel On The Web  Websites, pictures, and stories from our guests

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Read our review on: Lonely Planet