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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.

The Silk Road of Zhangye Video

Amazing Kanbula Video

Nomad Life Video

Prayers in the Plateau with VSA Hong Kong

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 [...]

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 [...]

Bingling Temple

The Bingling Temple (simplified Chinese炳灵寺pinyinBǐnglíng Sì) is a series of grottoes filled with Buddhist sculptures carved into natural caves and [...]

What exactly is team building?

Introduction

Team building through “experiential education” is an exciting way of discovering human potential and the larger world around us. [...]

The six most common wilderness injuries that you should know how to treat

Whether you are a day hiker or you are out on a 30 day expedition in Alaska, you need to know the six most [...]

10 Most Legendary (And Infamous) Travelers In History

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. [...]

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.  It is known as a gateway into the high grasslands [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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,  visiting Chengdu is a must for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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