Everest Base Camp Adventure: Overland from Lhasa to EBC

Everest Travel: From Lhasa to Everest Base Camp Tour A lot of our YoWangdu readers have been solo travelers asking for the chance to join more affordable group tours with a Tibetan-owned agency. We are pleased to be able to offer now an extraordinary eight-day tour – from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp (EBC) – […]

Sky Lakes and Mountains Tour: Highlights of Central Tibet

A 12-Day Overland Journey from Lhasa to the Nepal Border via Namtso Lake and Mount Everest If you only make one visit to Tibet in your life, you might want to pick this extraordinary one. Unusual and rewarding, it covers many of the cultural and natural highlights of Central Tibet, including Lhasa’s Jokhang Temple and […]

Can You Really Trust Your “Tibetan” Travel Agent?

  A Lot of “Tibetan” Travel Agencies are not Tibetan Travelers to Tibet are increasingly aware of the need to support the Tibetan economy and culture by hiring Tibetan-owned travel companies and local Tibetan guides. Unfortunately, there has been very little information online to help you find dependable agencies truly owned and run by Tibetans. […]

Where is Tibet?

Where is Tibet? To put it simply, Tibet sits in the heart of Asia, right between India and China. Some consider it to be the far Eastern edge of Central Asia, while others classify it as East Asia. In this wonderfully clear map from Michael Buckley, we see the vast, high-altitude Tibetan Plateau, and the […]

Top 10 Places to Visit in Tibet from a Base in Lhasa

From a Base in Lhasa, 10 Great Tibet Travel Destinations  Nowhere on earth can you find such an intoxicating blend of humming spirituality, art and raw natural beauty as in the high-altitude holy sites of Tibet. And, basically, every destination is a holy site, every path a pilgrimage, whether you are trekking to Mount Everest […]

A Trip to Everest Base Camp, Part I

From a 2007 land cruiser trip from Lhasa to Everest by YoWangdu’s Yolanda O’Bannon, shared with two South Koreans, Hong and Choi, along with our Tibetan driver, Tenzin, and guide Tashi. At this point in the story, we had traveled from Lhasa to Gyantse via the Kamba la pass (4794 meters / 15,700 feet, and […]