Tagong, called Lhagang ལྷ་སྒང་ in Tibetan, is a small town in western Kangding county དར་མདོ་རྫོང་ in the Kham region found in western Sichuan. Tagong lies at 3700m and is roughly 110kms from the city of Kangding (Dartsendo). This high altitude grassland area is home to many Tibetan nomads who spend their days herding yaks. From late spring until fall, the nomads live in traditional style black yak wool tents. Tagong is a great place to experience authentic Kham Tibetan culture. There are a few places in town that can arrange horse treks and culture tours of the area.
The town itself is quite pleasant and is built in traditional Tibetan style. The large style houses are beautifully built of stones. On the far end of town, there is the Lhagang Monastery, which is home to several hundred monks. The grassy mountains above the monastery offer great views over the entire town. There are several good guesthouses in town such as Jya Drolma and Gayla's and a few good places to eat such as the Khampa Cafe. The owners of the Khampa Cafe also arrange excellent hiking, trekking and cultural tours of the area. Follow this link for more information: Chyoger Treks.
Within a 2 hour drive of Tagong is Mt. Yala, which rises to 5820m. This amazing snow-capped mountain offers great hiking and fantastic views. If you are going to be in the Tagong region, it should not be missed. Contact Chyoger Treks for more information about tours to Mt. Yala.