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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]

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]

Mt. Kailash

Mt. Kailash Kora – Our Newest Journey

Date: March 23rd, 2016

This tour arguably should have been one of our first tours before considering opening a travel company dedicated completely to Tibet travel. Mt. Kailash stands as the crown jewel of all pilgrimage destinations. However, in another sense, it has been completely worth the wait.  The buildup of expectation helped us to more fully appreciate its uniqueness … [Read more]

Not For the Faint of Heart: Cycling Chengdu – Lhasa

Date: January 20th, 2016

We were contacted last summer by a fellow named Con who was inquiring about riding a bike to Lhasa. As is often the case with inquiries we receive online, we initially figured we were dealing with a dreamer who would abandon such a foolish notion once we injected a little reality into his fantasy! This … [Read more]

Cycling Scenic Tibet: Perfect End to the Season

Date: December 12th, 2015

Making five new friends from Canada, and one from California, was the perfect way to wrap up the Tibet tourist season. Ron & Friends, as we affectionately refer to them, were six guys who have done some riding all over the world together over the years. Much to our delight, they decided that 2015 was … [Read more]

Danish Intern Leads Trip to Tibetan Village

Date: November 10th, 2015

Extravagant Yak had the good fortune of having a Danish intern join our ranks for a few months this fall. Kristian Landerslev has coloured outside the usual lines of an internship and even taken initiative to organize a route development trip to an abandoned Tibetan village. Further, he decided to make this a community event by … [Read more]

Mt. Kailash Route Development

Date: October 4th, 2015

Mt. Kailash is on the bucket list of two very distinct kinds of people. The first kind of people have aspired to make the arduous trip to this mystical place for generations: religious pilgrims. The second kind of people have been drawn to this remote place in relatively recent history: adventure seekers. Mt. Kailash in … [Read more]

World class backcountry biking in Eastern Tibet

Date: September 30th, 2014

One of the questions we’ve had in the back of our collective mind for the past year or two is this: does Eastern Tibet have backcountry single-track on par with what is offered on the South side of the Himalayas? The obvious second question that follows is: can we develop a riding experience that will … [Read more]

First Trek of the Season: Minya Konka

Date: May 18th, 2014

After the opportunity for my boys and me to try our luck at Siguniang Shan (Four Sisters Mountains) a few weeks back, I’ve been looking forward to joining my staff to take a college age student group on a 12 day trip to Kangding and Tagong. The climax of this trip was a six day … [Read more]

Siguniang Shan (Four Sisters Mountain) Trek

Date: April 29th, 2014

Last weekend doubled as a father/son adventure and an Extravagant Yak research trip. Together with some friends, Jim and his two sons (11 & 13) decided to see if it was possible (weather permitting) to summit the lowest of the Four Sisters peaks in only 4 days, leaving from Chengdu on day 1 and returning … [Read more]

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