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Yading Nature Reserve

The Yading Nature Reserve in the Kham region of Sichuan is one of the most beautiful places on the Tibetan Plateau. Read this post for information on how to visit, and trek, this region.

Tibet Travel Regulations

UPDATED February 2018: Read this post for the most current travel regulations in Tibet. For travel questions on Tibet, email us: thelandofsnows@gmail.com

Rude travelers in Tibet

Most travelers to Tibet are really great people. However, there are some travelers that probably should have stayed home.

Chengdu to Shangri La

The 1200 kilometer overland route from Chengdu to Shangri La goes through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain the eastern Tibetan Plateau has to offer. Glaciated peaks, evergreen forests, crystal clear rivers, glacier-fed lakes and traditional Tibetan culture are all found…

Himalaya Tours

Who We Are Though I am from the US (Seattle Area), I spent nearly 15 years living full-time on the Tibetan Plateau working in tourism, cultural preservation, guiding and community development. My travel blog, The Land of Snows, has become…

Overland from Chengdu to Shangri La

Overland from Chengdu to Shangri La The 1200 kilometer overland route from Chengdu to Shangri La goes through some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain the eastern Tibetan Plateau has to offer. Glaciated peaks, evergreen forests, crystal clear rivers, glacier-fed…

The Sichuan Part of Kham

Ganzi/Garnze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture དཀར་མཛེས་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་ in western Sichuan covers an area of 151,078 square kilometers (58,331 square miles) and is located in the traditional Tibetan region of Kham. It is approximately the same size as the US state of New…

FAQ’s on travel in Tibet

FAQ’s on travel in Tibet, UPDATED AUGUST 2016 I get emails everyday from across the globe asking for travel advice on Tibet. I do my best to answer as many of those questions as I can. On my website, I have…

Tibet

Tibet is a difficult region to define. To the Chinese government, Tibet consists only of the Tibet Autonomous Region, which makes up only 1/2 of the Tibetan Plateau and has only around 40% of the total Tibetan population. To the…