Tibetan New Year: The Great Monlam Prayer Festival
The Land of Yaks
Adventures in Kham (Eastern Tibet)
The Kham Tibetan people live in some of the wildest and most magnificent lands in all the Tibetan Plateau. In this in-depth overland tour we start and finish in Chengdu and make our way to Kangding, Tagong, Pelyul, Yarchen Gar, and Dege and Manigango, central trading towns [...]
Trekking Nangchen: Splendor and Majesty
Qinghai Lake Adventure
Incredible Northern Yunnan
BREATHTAKING YUNNAN PROVINCE
Yunnan means “south of the clouds” and you will discover why as you explore the misty mountains, gaping gorges, and colorful cultures of Northern Yunnan. Located on the threshold of the Himalayas, visitors are treated to some of the most spectacular mountain scenery [...]
Lhasa to Mount Kailash and Guge Kingdom
Yuzhu Feng Expedition
Have you ever read Jon Krakauer's "Into Thin Air" and thought, "Man I would love to climb Everest some day!" And then you realized that you have no real high altitude experience and you certainly don't have the $50,000 USD to lay down for the Everest climbing [...]
The Headwaters of the Yellow River
Red Rocks and Monasteries
Prayers in the Plateau
How to prepare for High Altitude
People always ask me, “How can I prepare for a trip to high altitude in Tibet?”
Here are ways to make your next trip safe and happy and healthy. From preventative acclimatization to proper care if you get mild or severe altitude sickness this post will answer a lot of the questions around high altitude sickness.Read more →
YouNing Monastery – a great day trip from Xining!
Looking for a great day trip from Xining? Get away from the crowds and mass tourism of Qinghai Lake and discover a piece of monastic history that few foreigners have ever laid eyes on.Read more →
The ABC’s of packing a backpack
Packing for a trip can be stressful.
What should I bring? What’s the weather like? How many pairs of underwear do I need?
Find out the answers to these questions and more in this blog.
Become a pro-packer and feel good about what’s on your back!Read more →
Six days of trekking bliss on Minya Konka
Minya Konka, or Mount GongGa, is the highest peak in Sichuan Province at 7,556 m (24,790 ft). This also gives it the distinction of being the 41st tallest mountain in the world and the easternmost 7,000 meter high (23,000 ft) peak in the world. It is also the the third highest peak outside of the Himalaya/Karakoram range , after Tirich Mir and Kongur Tagh.Read more →
The jagged peaks and alpine lakes of Nyenbo Yurtse
Trek past fields of Edelweiss and yaks grazing near turquoise glacial lakes and discover the dramatic shark tooth peaks of Nyenbo Yurtse. This the home to Tibetan nomads who live at the base of a mountain that hovers at a lofty 5369 meters/17,615 feet.
This majestic, holy mountain range is home to over 14 peaks that are over 5,000 meters and is considered the cradle of the Golok Tibetan tribes.Read more →