7 Experiences to Try in Tibet

7 Experiences to Try in Tibet

by Extravagant Yak September 30, 2019 0 Comments

When travelling to Tibet, there are few things to complete your Tibetan experience you must try. We’ve compiled a list of 7 things for you to do to (including both some renowned and lesser-known activities) practically anywhere in Tibet.

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3 Ways to Travel Tibet as a Solo Traveler

3 Ways to Travel Tibet as a Solo Traveler

by Extravagant Yak August 29, 2019 0 Comments

As much as we love running custom group tours, we understand that not everyone travels with other people. Whether you use the adventure to get out and meet new people, or just didn’t have friends or family who could join you this time around, sometimes it just makes sense to travel alone.

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10 Things to Budget for when Travelling in Tibet

10 Things to Budget for when Travelling in Tibet

by Extravagant Yak July 31, 2019 0 Comments

When travelling in Tibet there are a few things you’ll want to remember about budgeting. We've compiled a list of 10 things to not forget to budget so that your journey is as relaxed and stress-free as possible (at least, when it comes to your finances). 

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Altitude Sickness (and 6 Tips for Acclimatization in Tibet)

Altitude Sickness (and 6 Tips for Acclimatization in Tibet)

by Extravagant Yak July 01, 2019 0 Comments

Tibet is known as the Roof of the World for good reason. With some of the highest mountains on the planet, people often have questions about how to avoid altitude sickness while travelling in Tibet. Here we share some of the most common symptoms to watch for, and 6 tips to help you acclimatize.

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Top 5 Foods You Must Try In Tibet

Top 5 Foods You Must Try In Tibet

by Extravagant Yak May 23, 2019 0 Comments

While Tibet is known for its sweeping landscapes and awe-inspiring scenery, did you know that it also offers one of the most distinct and delicious cuisines? We’ve narrowed down a list of our top 5 Tibetan foods below that you’ve got to try!

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Central Tibet Travel: Suggested Itineraries (4 Days, 8 Days,14 Days)

Central Tibet Travel: Suggested Itineraries (4 Days, 8 Days,14 Days)

by Extravagant Yak April 30, 2019 0 Comments

The list of incredible sights and experiences found in Tibet goes on and on. Here are some sample itineraries we’ve created to help you make the most out of your trip to Central Tibet, depending on how much time you have.

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Travelling to Tibet? Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes To Make The Most Out Of Your Trip

Travelling to Tibet? Avoid These 8 Common Mistakes To Make The Most Out Of Your Trip

by Extravagant Yak March 16, 2019 0 Comments

Part of the beauty of travel lies in spontaneity and the unexpected, although this sometimes means encountering a travel hiccup or two. We’ve shared 8 common travel mistakes and some precautionary measures to make the most out of your trip to Tibet.

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Is Everest Base Camp Closed to Tourists?

Is Everest Base Camp Closed to Tourists?

by Extravagant Yak March 05, 2019 0 Comments

While recent news articles make it sound like foreign travellers will be blocked from going to Everest in 2019, this is not what is happening. There are changes at Everest in 2019, but they do not affect the view of the mountain offered to travellers.

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The Best Times of Year to Visit Tibet

The Best Times of Year to Visit Tibet

by Extravagant Yak February 09, 2019 0 Comments

Depending on where your interests lie, the best season to embark on your dream trip to Tibet can vary. Here’s how Tibet travel differs across the seasons and some insider recommendations on the best times of year to visit to satisfy your interests.

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Tibet Travel Must Sees From Local Guides

Tibet Travel Must Sees From Local Guides

by Extravagant Yak January 15, 2019 0 Comments

This month, we asked a few of our guides to share their favorite off the beaten path destinations in Tibet. We’re excited to present these must-visit locations when visiting the Roof of the World, as suggested by those who know the terrain best.

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Top Tibet Sights to See Along the Old Friendship Highway

Top Tibet Sights to See Along the Old Friendship Highway

by Extravagant Yak December 18, 2018 0 Comments

It’s often said that the journey is just as important as the destination - this statement certainly holds true when travelling to Everest. The journey from Lhasa (the main port entry for tourists visiting the Everest Base Camp from Tibet) to Everest Base Camp is filled with spectacular views and historical monuments dating back thousands of years. 

Here are a few of our favorite sights to see along the Old Friendship Highway:

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How to Get a Tibet Travel Permit in 2019

How to Get a Tibet Travel Permit in 2019

by Extravagant Yak November 17, 2018 0 Comments

To visit Tibet as a foreigner, you’ll definitely need a Chinese tourist visa, a valid passport and, depending on the regions you’ll explore, may need to travel with a tour company who will obtain a Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) for you. We've provided everything you need to know in this article.

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Discover Tibet: Top 10 Tips for Traveling to Everest Base Camp

Discover Tibet: Top 10 Tips for Traveling to Everest Base Camp

by Extravagant Yak October 26, 2018 0 Comments

Are you looking to join the exclusive group of people who have beheld the highest point on planet earth? We’ve compiled our top ten tips gained from introducing over 1,000 travelers to Tibet's most iconic destinations. Read our tips to help plan your adventure of a lifetime.

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"The Ryan's" Are At It Again!

by Jim Hamp August 03, 2018 0 Comments

Last year we had the honor and privilege of leading an awesome group of riders through some of the best singletrack in Eastern Tibet. Photographer Ryan Creary and Freelance writer Ryan Stuart were among them. Together they published a couple of articles highlighting their first-hand experience of our Eastern Tibet Backcountry Mountainbike Tour. The first article was published in Action Asia Magazine, and now they've done it again!

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The Biking Buddha Shares 3 Easy Mantras for Travel Success

The Biking Buddha Shares 3 Easy Mantras for Travel Success

by Jim Hamp July 17, 2018 0 Comments

by Maureen Scott

I only had three things to remember: breathe deeply; drink a lot of water; and put the toilet paper in the wastebasket, not the hole. That was my mantra for fourteen days. The first two were essential for surviving a mountain bike expedition above 4,000 metres. The third was necessary for avoiding the awkwardness of a clogged Tibetan toilet...

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Seeing Behind the Scenes of Eastern Tibet. A Photo Tour with Fritz Liedtke.

Seeing Behind the Scenes of Eastern Tibet. A Photo Tour with Fritz Liedtke.

by Jim Hamp June 27, 2018 0 Comments

Fritz Liedtke, a fine art photographer from Portland, Oregon, joins forces with Extravagant Yak (based in Chengdu, China) to host a photo tour in Eastern Tibet.

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2018 Business Travel Study Success

2018 Business Travel Study Success

by Jim Hamp June 04, 2018 0 Comments

This year a University from Canada, decided to partner with Extravagant Yak for a portion of one of their travel studies. Extravagant Yak organized 7 days for them between Chengdu, Lijiang, and Shangri-la.

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Eastern Tibet Photography Practicum with Prairie Digital Media

Eastern Tibet Photography Practicum with Prairie Digital Media

by Jim Hamp May 23, 2018 0 Comments

Our 2018 Extravagant Yak Tibet tour with Prairie Digital Media and Photographer Ron Nickel was a huge success. Check out this photo journal of highlights of the trip.

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Leman International School Trip 2018

Leman International School Trip 2018

by Jim Hamp April 13, 2018 0 Comments

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Action Asia Magazine

Action Asia Magazine

by Jim Hamp March 29, 2018 0 Comments

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Sharpening the Saw for 2018

Sharpening the Saw for 2018

by Jim Hamp March 28, 2018 0 Comments

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Celebrating Our Excellent Guides

Celebrating Our Excellent Guides

by Jim Hamp January 03, 2018 0 Comments

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Culture Shock As (Not) Felt by a Photographer

Culture Shock As (Not) Felt by a Photographer

by Jim Hamp August 03, 2017 0 Comments

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Tibet Photo Tour Prayer Wheels Tibetan Man

Photo Tours Taking Off!

by Jim Hamp July 01, 2017 0 Comments

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Partnering For Responsible Tourism

Partnering For Responsible Tourism

by Jim Hamp December 16, 2016 0 Comments

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Development Trip To Shangri-la

Development Trip To Shangri-la

by Jim Hamp November 13, 2016 0 Comments

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International School Teachers Experience Tibet

International School Teachers Experience Tibet

by Jim Hamp October 06, 2016 0 Comments

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Expanding Student Trip Options

Expanding Student Trip Options

by Jim Hamp September 06, 2016 0 Comments

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Five Day Custom Trip in Kham

Five Day Custom Trip in Kham

by Jim Hamp August 25, 2016 0 Comments

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Tibet Trekking for Families and Small Groups

Tibet Trekking for Families and Small Groups

by Jim Hamp July 31, 2016 0 Comments

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Tibetpedia Launch!

Tibetpedia Launch!

by Jim Hamp June 23, 2016 0 Comments

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Everest Photo Tour 2016

Everest Photo Tour 2016

by Jim Hamp June 12, 2016 0 Comments

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Spring Cycling in Tibet

Spring Cycling in Tibet

by Jim Hamp May 26, 2016 0 Comments

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The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Tibet

The Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Tibet

by Extravagant Yak May 02, 2016 0 Comments

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