Trek, bike, and climb in Eastern Tibet. Bring your friends along or make some new friends along the way.
Someone once asked us why we do what we do and how we got to this point. It took us only seconds to tell him our “why” but several days of dialogue over various treks and mountain bike rides to talk about how we got to this point. It’s been a 17 year journey so far. And it is one that has had a profound impact on who we are. We didn’t just show up in this part of Tibet one day and say, hey, we’ve got it all figured out. We’ve walked this long journey with influence and partnership from many friends along the way. This is where our programs and tours were formed. This is where our commitment to our individual clients was forged. These past years have been amazing and we want you to share in what we have experienced together with the wonderful people of what we call home.
Simply stated, we are here to put you on the mountain. Eastern Tibet is an amazing place to experience, but with little infrastructure it can be a maddening region if you don’t have connections and resources. That is where we come in. We’ve been living and working throughout Eastern Tibet for 17 years. This region is defined as parts of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan Provinces of Western China. We bring you experiences that are born out of the past 17 years and the true success is our deep relationships with the locals from this region. Trekking, Mountain Biking, Mountaineering, Cultural Experiences and National Parks are some of the avenues we use to explore this great region. Come join us!
We are a diverse group from various parts of the United States and China. Our staff is made up of Americans, Han Chinese, and Tibetans. We able to provide unparalleled experiences that blend a Western view of service, a Chinese understanding of what it takes to facilitate programs domestically, and cultural backgrounds that lend depth to all our programs.
Founder of Adventure Access, Brian leads the team and is the main overall coordinator of trips for our clients. As an avid mountain biker, climber, and trekker himself, Brian wants to use these ways to show the beauty of western China’s wilderness. In his free time, Brian enjoys reading, triathlons, and spending time with his family.
Business Integrator, Part-time guide
Jason worked in logistics and transportation management in the United States before realizing he wasn’t meant to spend the rest of his life sitting behind a desk and decided to move with his wife and 1 year old daughter to China in 2016. Now when he gets tired of working at his desk improving business processes he enjoys a good read, time with his family, and spending time in the mountains hiking and biking.
Doris joined the Adventure Access team in 2018 after an exciting career in fashion marketing. She focuses on sharing our clients’ adventures on social media and revealing how Real Adventure Changes You. In her free time she loves traveling, trying new foods (especially new pizza places), and listening to music.
Meals and Nutrition
Married to Brian, the founder, Sara Beth is an amazing wife and mom who lends her expertise from the kitchen to Adventure Access through skills that provide meal planning and execution for our longer expeditions. Currently, she is working on blending traditional Tibetan ingredients into highly nutritious meals for the backcountry.
Sonam – A native of Songpan and an avid mountain biker. He is the first Tibetan mountain biker that we have discovered and he happens to be from our Songpan’s Outdoor Center’s backyard. His love for biking led him to seek us out and he now guides our summer MTB guests on the best trails in Songpan!
Zach is a recent graduate from the northwest United States who is interning with us for the 2020 season. He is a rock climbing instructor, wilderness first responder,and has his certificate in Adventure Leadership. When he isn’t in the backcountry, he can often be found enjoying a book and a good cup of coffee.
Safety and Qualifications
Sichuan Adventure Access Limited received its Tourism License from the National Tourism Bureau in Beijing. It is the first fully foreign invested tour operator to have been established in Western China. We are registered nationally in Beijing and provincially in Sichuan.Adventure Access is also a member of the Sichuan Mountaineering Association. Our desire to is lead the way in the development of the outdoor industry in Sichuan. Many of our certifications exceed the legal requirements of the government.
Adventure Access is a member of the Adventure Travel Trade Association.
We are glad to use the following brands and have put all these brands to the test through regular use in extreme conditions.
Trek Mountain Bikes:
Standard bikes are Trek 3000 and 4000 Series Mountain Bikes
Our upgrade options are Trek Fuel EX 5 29ers and our Staff ride Fuel EX 7s
Tents and sleeping bags:
Camp Kitchen Equipment:
Navigation and watches:
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Putting people on the mountain! Leading the industry with adventure tours and outdoor experiences in Western China for those who are globally mobile.
Who We Are
We specialize in custom built adventure tours. Contact us to begin building your own adventure. We focus a high degree of attention on each individual client, premium outdoor experiences, and cultural interaction with locals. Biking, hiking, horseback tours, and cultural home stay options are available.
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