I recently spent the afternoon with a fantastic group of about 40 men who live about 10 kilometers (6 miles) from the Tibet-side of Mt. Everest.
UPDATED 17 January 2017: A 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal in April 2015. Much of the damage has beeb repaired and Nepal is safe again to travel to, however the Tibet-Nepal border remains closed.
The City Nomad Guesthouse is Xining’s newest hostel. It is owned and managed by a local Tibetan man who has worked in tourism for the past 10 years. I highly recommend this great new guesthouse!
Updated 17 January 2017: Taking the train to Tibet is a great way to see the remote and isolated Northern Tibetan Plateau. This post explains more about the train and how to book tickets for the world’s highest railway.
UPDATED May 2016: Ladakh, or Little Tibet, is located in far northern India. It is the far western extent of the Tibetan Plateau and is one of the most beautiful regions of the Himalaya.
UPDATED 7 May 2016: There is a lot of outdated and incorrect information on the internet regarding Tibet Travel Permit (TTP). This post will clearly explain what a TTP is and how you can obtain it.
There are 14 peaks on our planet that rise above 8000 meters. Read this post to see where they are located and what each peak looks like.
UPDATED 30 October 2015: Travel regulations for Tibet can change quickly. Read this post for up-to-date travel regulations for all areas of the Tibetan Plateau, including the Amdo and Kham regions.
There are many amazing small towns across the Himalaya. Here are 5 of my personal favorites found in India, Nepal, Tibet and the Kham region.
Details on how to still trek around Mt. Amnye Machen, while avoiding the current road construction project.