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What is it like to sleep in a Tibetan nomad tent?

For those looking for adventure and to experience the authentic life of the Tibetan Plateau, this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance.  Sleep in a high [...]

What does the inside of a Tibetan monastery look like?

Find out what the inside of a monastery is really like.

Win a brand new HYDRO FLASK!

I have trekked all over Tibet with my Hydro Flask!  I have dropped it down canyons and kicked it over so many times and [...]

Can you believe that this guy skiied down the world’s second highest mountain?

Situated on the Pakistan-China border, K2 is the highest peak of the Karakoram range and the 2nd highest mountain in the world. If you are [...]

Islam in Western China

Most people do not realize that there are over 20 million Muslims in western China.  Of the 56 recognized ethnicities in China, 10 of [...]

The Complete Packing List for Mount Kailash

Here is what you really need (and what you don't) when you are packing for your trip to Mount Kailash!

Trekking Mount Kailash

Mount Kailash, in the Himalayas of western Tibet, is the holiest mountain in the world as measured by the number of people who worship [...]

Exploring Wild Qinghai

Discover one of western China's off the beaten path destinations and come explore Qinghai Province for clean air, open skies, and unclimbed mountains as [...]

This Chinese Grandma is Blowing Everyone’s Mind!

Meet Ms. Qi, a 73-year-old Chinese backpacker who has probably visited more epic places than anyone from her younger generation. Qi has already visited the [...]

Seven Incredible Days in Ladakh!

Ladakh, India is an area in the north-east region the Himalayas that borders with Pakistan and China. Being surrounded by the world’s highest mountain [...]

The Best Snacks of Sichuan

One of the best parts of traveling is that it allows you the opportunity to taste new and diverse foods. Here is a blog [...]

Should I ride an elephant in Thailand?

What is the deal with riding and washing elephants in Thailand?

From intricately designed temples to one of Thailand’s most famous [...]

Acclimatization in Tibet

With an average elevation exceeding 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), the Tibetan Plateau is sometimes called "the Roof of the World" because it stands over 3 miles [...]

Qutan Monastery – another incredible day trip!

Qutan Monastery is an excellent day trip from Xining, the capital of Qinghai Province. With original stone and wood architecture that is 626 years old [...]

Twenty Five Quotes To Inspire You to Get Outside

It's amazing how a little ink can provoke so much thought. Writing can stir us to war or peace. It can make us [...]

Ten Quick Tips on How to Pack a Backpack

A correctly organized backpack will make your hike even more comfortable. Regardless of how in shape you might be, incorrectly packing a [...]

Ten things to know before visiting Chengdu

Home to more than 14 million people and roughly the size of Los Angeles, California,  Chengdu has the reputation of being [...]

Watch our new video and see how we roll

Are you curious what kind of stuff we do at Elevated Trips? Watch this fun video to get an insight into our most recent 4 [...]

What is a “DDQ Wild”?

Find out what exactly a "DDQ Wild" is. And how these 5 days in the wilderness might just change your life forever.

The Laji Mountain Team Building Weekend

Laji Mountain is just a short 1 hour drive from the center of Xining, China.  But getting out into the open spaces feels so [...]

The fastest ascent of Everest

In this post find out how Kilian Jornet set the speed record for ascending Mount Everest on May 21 and 22, 2017.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Preparing 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 [...]

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