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We had opted for the 7 days tour to yala highpass with 3rd Pole Tour (3PT) . This is not our first trek in China nor our first trek off Chengdu, however this is the most expensive one. The price is not a concerned if...More
As such, much of the park is closed and visitors are limited to 2000 per day instead of the 41000 per day previous limit.
Go in the rainy season so that the waterfalls and lakes are at their best.
Getting to jiuzhaigou is a mission...More
Exploring a possibility to arrange an in-depth customized travel to some major sites along the Silk Road, I came across the website of the ThirdPole Tours and contacted the tour consultant Sara Zhou. Sara's thoughtful consideration of our interests, her expert knowledge of the regional...More
While I was searching for treks I found Thirdpole on Tripadvisor. Initially I was in contact with Sara regarding the hike to Tibet. However, in the end I did not go on the trek and instead enquired about another route to Songpan Qizanggou Valley. Sara...More
While searching for a suitable trekking tour for our school, I stumbled upon ThirdPoleTours. After looking through, I found the Qizanggou Valley Hiking tour which was perfect for us! After sending our initial queries to ThirdPoleTours, Sara responded efficiently with the needed information, and considered...More
Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with Panda bears! They are incredible, beautiful, gentle, animals (but wild animals). As a volunteer you will clean out their enclosures which I wasn't looking forward to having spent much time as a child...More
Liam, our point of contact at Third Pole travels was a wonderful and helpful guide throughout the entire process.
Due to inclement weather, we were advised not to carry on with our 11-day Minya Konka trek. Thankfully, Liam did not hesitate with the refund and...More
A really incredible experience, one of the best. Natural beauty, wonderful history. The guide was helpful with every step, friendly and knowledgable. I'd say they save time when walking around which is desirable due to the heat. I would recommend this company and certainly this...More
Winne was a wonderful tour guide and host for our time in Chengdu and the surrounding area! She was very professional but was also very warm and gracious, treating us like family. We wanted authentic local food, and she was so knowledgeable and found us...More
Winnie is a fantastic guide. She picked me up promptly from my hostel. Gave me loads of interesting information about Chengdu and about the culinary aspects to that region. She was so friendly and charming. The cooking class was a private lesson where I learned...More