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Yushu to Nangchen, Discovering Qinghai, Part 2

Driving from Yushu to Nangchen is definitely one of the most beautiful parts of the Tibetan Plateau with incredible mountains and monasteries. This is [...]

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

The Silk Road of Zhangye Video

Amazing Kanbula Video

Nomad Life Video

Prayers in the Plateau with VSA Hong Kong

Walking Through Tibet Video

The Many Flavors of Xining Video

Exploring Wild Qinghai Video

Griffith University in Gansu Video

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dunhuang

Dunhuang is a Silk Road trading town that offers vast stretches of open desert, camel rides, a great walking night market, [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Team Building 高绩效团队建设

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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. [...]

Mala Tang (麻辣烫): Tasting Chinese Street Food

Okay. So you've tried the Sweet and Sour Chicken and the Kung Pao Chicken.
And you have discovered that there is actually no such thing [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Lanzhou

Lanzhou is a city of 4 million people and is the capital of Gansu Province.  Many of our adventures start and finish in this [...]

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 [...]

What does the inside of a Tibetan monastery look like?

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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