Local travel agency in China
Jim, your local expert in Tibet, will introduce to you his local travel agency: Extravagant Yak Travel Ltd. The local agency is providing rich, authentic and personally crafted travel experiences. Take a look what Jim has to say about Extravagant Yak...
Jim, your local contact in China
Hello Travelers, my name is Jim ! I live in the Chengdu area of China. It's the border area of Tibet and a gateway city to all directions in Tibetan areas. I've lived in the region for more than 20 years.
In 2007, I made a three-day overland bus journey to Dege with my good friend Garrett. The city is known as the cultural capital of Kham, which is nestled in the mountains of the Golden Sands River valley. As sometimes happens on such trips, we returned with much more than some nice photos.
This combined experience of rich cultural authenticity, stunning natural beauty and warm friendliness of the Tibetan people became the seed of our inspiration to do it again (and again) with others. Afterwards, that inspiration has grown into a passion. That passion is what defines Extravagant Yak: a company committed to offer you a truly personalized Tibet travel experience to some of the most geographically extreme and culturally fascinating corners of the world.
Let's go to Tibet !
Tibet remains one of the Earth’s ultimate destinations for good reason. It represents the highest frontier of human ability while offering an inspiring scenery. An overland journey through Tibet allows you to experience the imposing beauty of the Himalayas - Everest included - while also being equally overwhelmed by an ancient culture that still exudes mystery and by a traditional people who offer much to inspire. Tibetans are known for their deep faith, a determined work ethic and a healthy diet. You will discover also a warmth of hospitality and sense of humor that disarms and charms all those who are privileged enough to visit.
Central Tibet is the most renowned region as it represents some of Tibet’s most venerated religious sites, the historical residences of the successive Dalai Lamas and the gateway to the highest peaks on the Earth (including Everest). On the Eastern edges – you can find the border region where Tibet Autonomous Region meets neighboring Sichuan, Yunnan, Gansu, and Qinghai provinces. The other two traditional Tibetan Kingdoms are Kham and Amdo. These lesser known and unspoiled areas offer an up close experience of traditional nomad and farming lifestyles, along with the diversity and beauty of their respective scenic settings. We are proud to specialize in travel services in all areas of Tibet and are happy to plan your tailor-made trip to Tibet. The best time to visit is from May to October.
Extravagant Yak, your local agency in Tibet
Our name contains our ethos: we are specialized to offer authentic tailor-made on the rugged Tibetan plateau. Our tours are designed for those who consider a sense of adventure and a dose of curiosity as essential travel ingredients. We aim to please travelers with a high-end service and safety while ensuring an authentic experience and familiarize you with one of the Earth’s highest and most mysterious cultures.
Our Extravagant Yak team is committed to offer the best Tibetan experience possible. We are against today's mass tourism industry that creates the price wars and hires the cheapest and least experiences foreign guides. Extravagant Yak provides rich and authentic, personally crafted travel experiences in Tibet. Weather it's at home in the lap of luxury or in the warm hospitality of a nomad tent, we deliver tailored attention to detail to every unforgettable journey.