China, the 3rd largest country in the world spans over more than 5000 years of ancient history and civilization. It is a populous country of more than 1.4 billion citizens with majority living in the major cities as the mountains dominate over 70% of the landscape. It is also a place where modernity intertwined with tradition. With such a big area to discover and to get under the skin, it helps to have a well-planned itinerary and we pride ourselves on delivering an assortment of experiences throughout China.
The Silk Road was an ancient network of trade routes that connected the East and the West, stretching from China to the Mediterranean Sea. It played a crucial role in facilitating cultural exchange, commerce, and the spread of ideas between different civilizations for over 2,000 years. Traveling the Silk Road allows you to explore several historically significant sites, including the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an, the Mogao Caves near Dunhuang, the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan, and the stunning Silk Road cities of Kashgar and Turpan.
Tibet, often referred to as the “Roof of the World,” is an autonomous region located in the Himalayas and known for its unique cultural and spiritual heritage.
Tibetan culture is deeply rooted in Buddhism and is characterized by its unique art, music, dance, and architecture. Festivals like Losar (Tibetan New Year) and the Saga Dawa Festival are vibrant celebrations that showcase traditional rituals, colorful costumes, and lively performances.
Given the massive size of China, different areas have varying climate though in general, spring (Mar-May) and autumn (Sep-Nov) is generally the best time to visit China with the exception of Tibet, which is closed to foreigners for about 2 months in spring.
Avoid traveling to China during the Golden Week and Chinese New Year period.
If you can get past the cold, winter can be a good time to visit, with lesser crowd and Tibet is actually a good destination to visit during winter.