Yak Chronicles Blog

Partnering For Responsible Tourism

Date: December 16th, 2016

Our expertise in Tibetan culture and travel along with our value for empowering the communities with which we work attracts various organizations focused on service and education such as Beanstalk International School, Malvern College and the Chengdu Rotary Club. Recently, we have connected with these organizations who are inspired by our stories and desire to … [Read more]

Development Trip To Shangri-la

Date: November 13th, 2016

In our low season, we always travel to different Tibetan areas to survey the newest travel-service businesses available and to develop new itineraries. This time our development trip to Shangri-la was a successful. We met local entrepreneurs and build relationships with them. We visited local restaurants, hotel owners and guides.   Both Kelsang Phuntsok and … [Read more]

International School Teachers Experience Tibet

Date: October 16th, 2016

  We took a group of 10 clients -international school teachers in Hong Kong – on a Fall Break trip to the Tibetan Plateau. It was an absolutely amazing experience! We spent 3 nights in Kangding. We visited the beautiful, snowy mountains of Yajiageng. We hiked to Dacaoba, a 3-hour journey filled with stunning views. … [Read more]

Tibet student trip

Expanding Student Trip Options

Date: September 30th, 2016

In September, we once again hosted 3 student groups from Leman International School (Chengdu). This year we added two more destinations to our student trip tour products: Shangri-la and Songpan. Grade 10 Trip to Shangri-la, Kham Tibet This student trip was designed as a cultural and service tour. Our goal was to help the students to … [Read more]

Tibet Overland Tour

Five Day Custom Trip in Kham

Date: August 25th, 2016

We had the fortune of hosting five Canadian guests for a custom trip in Kham: a 5-day journey through Eastern Tibet. Although it was a short trip, the group enjoyed their time with our guide, Tsering. Her knowledgeable, flexible, and friendly personality was a highlight of their trip. The guests appreciated Tsering’s remarkable ability to make Tibetan culture understandable to … [Read more]

tibet trekking

Tibet Trekking for Families and Small Groups

Date: July 31st, 2016

On the west side of Minya Konka (Tibetan name, Gongga Mt. in Chinese) is an alpine wonderland of peaks and spires that stand on guard around their mother (Gongga Mt. – 7556m). The Minya range has up to 20 peaks that reach 6000m or higher. Their lush valleys, snow peaks, alpine lakes and rivers create a veritable playground … [Read more]

Tibetpedia logo

Tibetpedia Launch!

Date: June 23rd, 2016

Extravagant Yak is pleased to announce the launch of their new website Tibetpedia.com! On this site you will find content about Tibetan culture, religion, food, festivals, places to see, and more. Our hope is that this site will be a resource for all who are preparing to travel to Tibet, or simply want to understand … [Read more]

Tibet Photo Workshop

Everest Photo Tour 2016

Date: June 12th, 2016

For the second year in a row we had a fabulous time hosting Ron Nickel and his band of aspiring photographers. After hearing the stories and seeing the images from last year’s trip to the Kham region of Eastern Tibet, it was a unanimous decision for them to return. However, not wanting to walk in … [Read more]

Spring Cycling in Tibet

Date: May 26th, 2016

Jim and Abu were out in Eastern Tibet’s backcountry earlier this month for some route development work. Sometimes its hard to believe we get to call this work! This is what Jim had to say about the trip: Due to an intriguing inquiry last fall from a group of 30 mountain bikers interested in an … [Read more]

The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Tibet

Date: May 2nd, 2016

Now that you’ve already decided to buy a ticket and take that trip to Tibet you’ve been daydreaming of, it’s time for you to plan out how long you’ll be staying in various cities and which places you’ll be visiting during your stay. Tibetan culture offers a lot of relics and monasteries to visit. Some … [Read more]

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