Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu

Nestled in the midst of the dizzying streets of Kathmandu is the most well known Stupa in the city. Each day, multitudes of people encircle the shrine in hopes of having their wishes fulfilled or to gain power from spiritual… Read more

True Bhutanese Immersion through a Hot Stone Bath

Somehow my first experience in Bhutan did not include a hot stone bath. That was a huge mistake! Why no one encouraged me to visit an old Bhutanese homestead and experience a hot stone bath is a mystery. I saw… Read more
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What makes a UNESCO World Heritage Site

With China’s long history, rich culture, and environmental regions as amazing as the Tibetan  Plateau, it is no wonder that there are 56 sites in China listed on the World Heritage List.  According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and… Read more
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Jiuzhaigou’s Long Road to Recovery

In 2017, a major earthquake changed the life and business pursuits of many homes and even entire villages in the Jiuzhaigou area. It was late enough in the evening on that warm August day for most people to be out… Read more

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