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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]

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]

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]

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]

Live Booking on ExtravagantYak.com!

Date: August 10th, 2015

To keep in step with our theme of joining the 21st century (such as our world shaking announcement back in January of having video on our site), we are happy to now offer the ability to book a Tibetan adventure in real time from our website. We debated the pros and cons of this for … [Read more]

Mt. Everest Success

Date: July 15th, 2015

Due to the closure of the Friendship Hwy and the frustration of deciphering rumours about when it would reopen, there were some tense days and uncertainty leading up to our first tour of the season to Everest Base Camp. As a precaution we had decided on an alternative itinerary with our client in case their … [Read more]

Nepal Earthquake and Tibet

Date: May 10th, 2015

Hours following the breaking news of Nepal’s earthquake on April 25 we received touching emails from both former clients and other tourism businesses expressing their concern for us and asking if we are safe. For that we are very grateful. Fortunately for us Chengdu is a long way from Nepal and we experienced nothing so … [Read more]

Namtso Lake Hospitality

Date: March 24th, 2015

Namtso Lake is one of the more awe inspiring landscapes to view in Central Tibet. Though a very long (too long in our opinion) round trip to make from Lhasa in only one day, it is certainly worth considering if you plan an overnight stay at the lake. While you’re at it, it affords the … [Read more]

Saving the Best for Last

Date: October 30th, 2014

It turned out that our last group of the season was one that we’d been anticipating for almost a year. We were contacted in December last year by a delightful lady representing 18 people from the island country of Malta who wanted to travel to Lhasa. First, a little bit about the group (above, at … [Read more]

With Karen McKinnon in Lhasa

Date: October 18th, 2014

We first met Karen McKinnon (above, far left) three years ago in a coffee shop in Courtenay, B.C. A mutual friend introduced us. At the time, little did we know that Karen was an award winning photographer (mckinnonphotography.com). And little did the mutual friend know that Extravagant Yak had plans to develop a unique tour in … [Read more]

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