In an effort to drive the Zungars out of the region, the Qing Government twice sent armies to Tibet during the closing years of Kangxi reign. After the failure of the first effort the Kangxi emperor learned some valuable lessons. At the time of the second march Kangxi took advantage of the power of Qinghai Mongolia and their political influence in Tibet, and obtained their assistance. At the same time, Emperor Kangxi employed political measures, such as supporting the Dalai Lama in Kumbum Monastery and obtaining the support of Mongolian and Tibetan people.Together these measures allowed the Qing to isolate and undermine Zungar power in Tibet thoroughly. Entering Tibet with local support resulted in the Emperor Kangxi achieving direct control over Tibet.