Homestay Blog

LEMAN International School Visits Glacier Park

Date: September 16th, 2015

Extravagant Yak was thrilled when we found out that Leman International School wanted to take advantage of the proximity of Tibet’s land and people to Chengdu. They chose the town of Heishui tucked away in the mountains of northern Sichuan. This hideaway place is best known for a glacier park which features a state-of-the-art gondola … [Read more]

First Amdo Tibet tour in 2015

Date: April 5th, 2015

Tsering is always keen to introduce foreign guests to the beauty of Amdo Tibet, especially when it involves escorting them to the beauty of her childhood village to experience the warm hospitality found in her own home. This first tour of the year to her village of Tiewu turned out be an intimate journey. Two … [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]

Launch of Amdo Tibet Tours

Date: February 8th, 2015

There is now a whole new category of Tibet tours on our website. In the past few weeks we have launched three brand new tours under the Amdo Tibet category, each one offering an incredibly unique experience from the other. The Overland Heart of Amdo tour is an overland odyssey for those who don’t want to miss anything and are … [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]

British Lord and Lady Discover Danba

Date: August 21st, 2014

We had the fun of hosting an adventurous British family for a 10 day overland tour of Eastern Tibet earlier this month. With a five year old son in tow, they were keen to explore some of the lesser known parts of Tibet. They chose an overland route that began in Chengdu and took them … [Read more]

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