Real Adventure Changes You
SichuanSongpan is much more than the home of two National Parks—it’s a melting pot, merging the ancient Han, Hui, and Tibetan cultures into an exquisite, mysterious town that serves as a perfect home base for our destinations and activities. You’ll be able to explore the awe-inspiring Huanglong and Muni Valley which beckon visitors to bike, hike and climb through the region. A two-day weekend is not enough to experience all the adventures and life-changing insights this town has to offer.
Songpan is also home to our Songpan Outdoor Center. Our center is equipped with everything you need for your next Tibetan adventure: hiking, trekking, and camping gear, as well as Trek Mountain Bikes for rent. We can do some bike repairs locally too!
JiuzhaigouAnyone can experience a National Park, but we believe that the true heart of an area can only be seen by close encounters, far away from clamoring tourist crowds. That’s why our Adventure Access trek, guided by our staff and local Tibetan guides, will show you dense, moss-laden forests and high alpine peaks. Plan to spend 2-3 days trekking with us from the A Bu Lu Zi Eco Lodge to take in the stunning vistas of Jiuzhaigou in an uncrowded, awe-inspiring landscape.
Yellow River and the Ruo Er Gai GrasslandsExperience the Roof of the World from the perspective of a Tibetan nomad. While it’s common to tour the Tibetan plateau and go back home unchanged, if you experience the people and majesty of Eastern Tibet with Adventure Access you will never be the same again. You’ll sit with families at an ageless table and share tea with their grandchildren. You’ll hear a nomad tell stories of his first love and his greatest fear. This is a true peerless experience.
We’ll challenge your body and introduce you to new regions of your soul. We’ll sharpen your understanding of the world and yourself. We’ll emblazon your memory with reflections of Tibet that will expand your mind for years to come.
LangmusiEnvision towering majestic peaks that can rival anything the Alps have to offer. Journey with us as we immerse ourselves in the grand elegance of these mountains, hiking ageless trails through the spectacular, breathtaking landscape. Experience the ancient traditions of the Kirti Monastery on the Sichuan side and Sertri Monastery on the Gansu side. These are just a few of the amazing encounters you’ll have in the Tibetan town of Taktsang Lhamo སྟག་ཚང་ལྷ་མོ (known as Langmusi in Chinese ) that is widely honored as one of the best small towns in Amdo.
XiaheAt Xiahe, we’ll guide you through experiences that will reveal new regions of your soul and self. Each year, thousands of Buddhist pilgrims make their way to the Labrang Monastery བླ་བྲང་དགོན་པ, the cultural and religious heart of Amdo. You’ll encounter them circumambulating the vast complex each day, spinning the 1000 plus prayer wheels that line the kora. Immerse yourself in this cultural experience and allow it to transform the very heart of who you are.
What We Have to Offer
Amdo Overland Experience
WHERE ADVENTURE MEETS LOCAL
Towering peaks, deep valleys, and a rich culture appeal to the adventurous, what else does it mean to Experience Amdo Tibet?
Amdo Tibet combines the best cultural elements of Tibetan farming and nomadic communities with important monastic centers and a growing number of opportunities to experience trails for hiking and biking as well as some of China’s most notable national parks.
The Adventure Access Amdo Overland Experience weaves all of these rich experiences into a single narrative where the traveler can become a part of the local story and experience exhilarating adventure combined with deep local encounters. To travel overland through Amdo is to respond to the call to experience the whole of Tibet.
What We Have to Offer
A Highly Experienced Team on the Ground
Our founders embraced Eastern Tibet decades ago and the warm people of Sichuan and Gansu responded by drawing us deeply into their culture. Our American roots and adopted Tibetan family create a rare bridge which allows you unrivaled access to the true Tibetan experience.
Our team at Adventure Access is eager to help you discover the breath-taking scenery and unique peoples of Western China. We look forward to meeting you and are excited to discover how your experience will transform, enlighten and inspire you. If you are visiting Songpan, please stop in to see us at our Songpan Outdoor Center.
What We Have to Offer
Safety & Equipment
Safety & Qualifications
It’s only when you’re completely free of worry that you will truly be able to appreciate the mysteries and the fortitude of the amazing people and scenery of this region. That’s why safety is a priority with us, and we take extra measures to ensure everyone’s well-being and security. Most of our staff are certified through Wilderness Medical Associates International as Wilderness First Responders or hold their Wilderness First Aid certifications.
Great Set of Equipment
We only use the best, most reliable brands so you can spend your time taking in the natural artistry of the area, concentrating on the timeless meaning of what you’re experiencing. We’re proud to use gear from Trek, Marmot, Osprey, Patagonia, Arcteryx, MSR, Garmen, etc.