Buddhism

Top Ten Best Places in Gansu

If you’re looking to truly get away from China's mega-cities to have a genuine adventure, experience a melting pot of cultures and traditions, and [...]

Trekking Mount Kailash Video

A video taken during our trekking on the Mount Kailash.

Faces of Tibet Video

Jiuzhaigou National Park

Jiuzhaigou is home to nine Tibetan villages and that is where it's Chinese name,  九寨沟 ,comes from.  Jiuzhaigou is a nature reserve and national park located [...]

The Silk Road of Zhangye Video

Amazing Kanbula Video

Nomad Life Video

Prayers in the Plateau with VSA Hong Kong

Walking Through Tibet Video

Exploring Northern Yunnan Video

Exploring Wild Qinghai Video

Twenty outcomes of Team Building

When considering a team building event, you should know and be prepared to discuss the outcomes that you most value and the [...]

Outdoor Classroom Team building 户外团队建设课程

Introduction 介绍 Team building through “experiential education” is an exciting way of discovering human potential and the larger world around us. In today’s modern, fast [...]

The British School of Nanjing, Qinghai and Gansu Trip Video

Griffith University in Gansu Video

Maiji Shan

With a backdrop of the lush, green mountains just southeast of Tianshui town, the grottoes of Maiji Shan contain some of the [...]

Jiayuguan Fort

Jiayuguan Pass is an iconic image of western China. Sandwiched between the snowy 6,000 meter Qilian Mountain peaks and the Black Mountains of the [...]

Yadan National Park

Located about 180-kilometer northwest of Dunhuang City, Yadan National Geological Park sits right on the edge of the Gobi Desert and [...]

Top Ten things that a foreigner should know when visiting Tibet

How can foreigners show honor to Tibetan culture through our actions and behaviors in a place that is not our home?  Tibetan culture has [...]

Taking the Train in China: What You Can Expect

Taking the train in China can be a wonderful and exciting process and is a great way to see the countryside if you have [...]

Visiting the Pandas of Chengdu

The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding (as it is officially called) is one of the main places to see the Pandas in [...]

Everest Base Camp, Tibet Side

Come explore the world's highest mountain with stunning views of Mount Everest.  In this article we take a look at what it takes to [...]

Shigatse and Tashilunpo Monastery

This is the second largest town in Tibet and is home to one of the greatest Gelugpa Monasteries in Tibet’s history, Tashilunpo Monastery.

Gyantse and Pelkor Chode Monastery

Gyantse is a small town in Tibet that packs a big punch.  Located just a one day drive from Lhasa, you are definitely going [...]

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 [...]

Xining

Xining is the capital of Qinghai Province and is the launching point of many of our tours into the high plateau. Xining is an [...]

Hezuo

Hezuo is a town in Gansu Province. It is also the capital of Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and it is known as a gateway [...]

Lijiang

Once a major stop on the former Tea Horse Road, Lijiang is teeming with beautiful landscapes, deep history, and rich Naxi culture. Most adventures [...]

Tiger Leaping Gorge

The Tiger Leaping Gorge trek (虎跳峡; Pinyin: Hu Tiao Xia), near Lijiang in Yunnan, is one of the finest treks through some of the [...]

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 [...]

Kanbula National Park

Kanbula National Park is like a mini Grand Canyon with soaring Red Rock Cliffs and perfect hikes winding through the canyon walls overlooking the [...]

Zhangye

From the legendary Horse Hoof Temple (Mati Si)  to the striking colors of the Rainbow Mountains, Zhangye is a small town on the Hexi [...]

The Potala Palace

The Potala Palace (on the north side of Lhasa, Tibet) is the massive fortress-like building that is often depicted in the classic photographs of [...]

Lhasa

Lhasa (Chinese Name: 拉萨 (lā sà) is the capital and largest city in Tibet. Founded in the 5th century and largely [...]

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!

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 [...]

Danba

Danba 丹巴  is a small mountainous Tibetan town in a narrow valley in Ganzi Autonomous Prefecture in western Sichuan Province that is [...]

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 [...]

Dawu

Dawu  or  大武镇 (in Tibetan known as Maqen) is the capital of Golok, also sometimes spelled "Golog".  Golok is the highest area [...]

Langmusi (郎木寺) – Taktsang Lhamo (སྟག་ཚང་ལྷ་མོ་)

Located right on the border of Sichuan and Gansu Province, Langmusi is a town that offers two distinct monasteries- one on each side of [...]

Dege སྡེ་དགེ (德格)

Situated right on the border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR) , Dege, 德格 in Chinese or in Tibetan སྡེ་དགེ , is the last town [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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