A yak herd on a summer morning on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Milking yaks at sunrise, making clarified butter from the milk, and using stones to grind highland barley are among the experiences visitors to the plateau’s nomads can have. Photo: Nomad's Way

Experience the nomadic lifestyle, connect with nature and milk yaks at sunrise – adventure holidays on China’s Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

  • Their simple life in harmony with nature is vanishing, but a social enterprise using nomads as guides helps preserve it by taking visitors to camp with herders
  • Tourists learn the prairie dance, but also how to milk a yak, make clarified butter and grind barley by hand, and experience a sky burial ceremony
Topic |   Expeditions and adventures
A yak herd on a summer morning on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Milking yaks at sunrise, making clarified butter from the milk, and using stones to grind highland barley are among the experiences visitors to the plateau’s nomads can have. Photo: Nomad's Way
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