At about 3.7 million square miles, China is the world's third largest country. Its landscape is diverse, with forest steppes and deserts (the Gobi and Taklamakan) in the dry north near Mongolia and Russia's Siberia, and subtropical forests in the wet south close to Vietnam, Laos, and Burma. The southern border with Nepal is in the Autonomous region of Tibet who's high desert plateau is the stuff of explorers' and mountaineering legend. 

Our trips to China include all the land costs and we help provide you with the paperwork necessary to obtain your Chinese visa, and also any local permits or mountain permits. We often use our Nepali staff to lead trips in China but we also employ local Tibetan people for much of the work. Mountaineering expeditions are controlled by the Chinese Mountainering Association which provides access to the permits and logistics needed for base camps, local transport and local labour.

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