western China

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

Nomad Life Video

Prayers in the Plateau with VSA Hong Kong

Walking Through Tibet Video

Exploring Northern Yunnan Video

The Many Flavors of Xining Video

Exploring Wild Qinghai Video

Islam in Western China Video

The British School of Nanjing, Qinghai and Gansu Trip 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 [...]

Team Building 高绩效团队建设

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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!

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]


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