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Mountains and Gods: Why the Tallest Mountains are Revered in Tibet

If you’ve ever seen a documentary about climbing Mount Everest, you have probably seen Sherpas leading expedition teams to make offerings around a monument of stones and prayer flags near basecamp as they set off to climb.     Tibetan Buddhism… Read more
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To Be Sherpa is an Ethnic Heritage, Not a Profession

The Sherpa are one of many ethnic Tibetan groups found throughout the Himalayas. Many Sherpas live in Nepal but they can also be found in China and India. The Tibetan meaning of Sherpa can be derived from the two words… Read more
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New Challanges Await You: Everesting April 9-26th

Did you know 1 out of 10 jobs globally are in the tourism industry, an industry devastated by the pandemic. Adventure travel has a way of bridging gaps between people. Whether we are bridging gaps between ourselves and family members… Read more

What Do We Expect for 2021?

What is going on these days? Adventure Access is still in business. Many of our operations are still affected by procedures related to the pandemic but that doesn’t mean we have checked out. We are still working hard to create… Read more

What’s the Key to Real Adventure?

One of our own, Doris, recently traveled to Lijiang. This is a destination she has been before and by her own admission, it had very little impact on her. Here is an article she wrote about her recent experience in… Read more

Traveling the World of Travertine

UNESCO Travertine Formations are Few and Far Between We’ve explored and guided in and around Songpan for a long time now. One of our favorite characteristics of the Songpan region is the vast collection of travertine and karst formations. It… Read more
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Introducing Lijiang, Yunnan – A new, carefully crafted tour

Lijiang, a city at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is famous for its nature, culture and history. It is also the location of our newest, carefully crafted series of tours. We’ve partnered with a local Tibetan and… Read more

Best Practices for Adventure Travel in response to Covid-19

According to a recent survey from the ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association), “Adventure travelers expect to resume near pre-COVID level travel spending in 2021, three years before the overall U.S. travel market is expected to recover.” Adventure travelers are resilient.… Read more

Where do we go now?

It’s a big world out there. Where do you even begin as you consider stepping out of your door? Start by determining your key motivations. Not everyone travels for the same reason and different kinds of travel achieve different goals… Read more

How Will Coronavirus (Covid-19) Affect Adventure Travel to Tibet in 2020?

Covid-19 and Adventure Travel in 2020 - Updated March 19, 2020 This is the third version of this article that we have put together in as many weeks. The reality is that we could make some changes or additions every… Read more

How Adventurous Do I Need to be for The Tibetan Plateau?

The Tibetan Plateau, though known as the Roof of the World, can be enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities, and skill levels. You don’t have to join an expedition to the summit of Everest to experience the plateau. Opportunities… Read more

The Tibet Travel Permit and Eastern Tibet

  The Tibetan Plateau, known as the “Roof of the World” stretches from Northern India to the middle of China. Also included are countries like Nepal and Bhutan. With so many choices, where is the best place to visit? In… Read more