himalayas

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 [...]

Top Ten Best Treks in Tibet

The Tibetan Plateau covers an area  that is 4 times bigger than France.  With an average elevation over 4,500m (14,800 [...]

Trekking Mount Kailash Video

A video taken during our trekking on the Mount Kailash.

Faces of Tibet 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 [...]

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 [...]

Team Building 高绩效团队建设

您的公司或团队是否仍通过KTV, 烧烤,撸串串,聚餐等来增进彼此的了解?有没有试过不一样的方式来增进感情,加强团队凝聚力?

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 [...]

What do you need in your First Aid Kit?

As you travel to remote places it is super important to be prepared for emergencies, especially when you are far away from  advanced medical [...]

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 [...]

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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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