Welcome to the Third Pole Tour
Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau is the highest land above the sea level on earth, and the main part is located in China with an average altitude of 4,000 meters, covering the regions of Western Sichuan, TAR (Tibet Autonomous Region), Qinghai, Yunnan, parts of Xinjiang and Gansu provinces. Essentially as the cradle of all of Asia's major rivers, the Plateau is the peak of the planet, so hailed as the "Third Pole". Compared with the north and south poles, the Third Pole is a land where many ethnic minorities are mainly inhabited with enormous socioecnomic and cultural diversity, endowed with rich natural resources and various local culture and customs that barely explored by the tourists.
We at 3rdpoletour.com are the pioneer in in-depth discovery travel in the Roof of the World. We empower you to discover the people, culture, religion, landscape, and most of all, the hearts of the Plateau has to offer. With 3rdpoletour.com, you get more than just a tour itinerary. You get a personalized experience from start to finish. Our fully customizable tours let you travel the way you want, with the comfort and flexibility you value.
Destinations We are Experts in
We've selected the top tour itineraries of each destination. All of the trips at 3rdpoletour.com are private and can be tailored to your interests and budget.
Top Sichuan Tours-- 34 Itineraries & 14 Destinations
Top Yunnan Tours-- 9 Itineraries & 7 Destinations
What Our Travelers Say
We just flied back home from our trip in China this Monday, but not a day has passed without us thinking of our wonderful trip. We reserved a eight-day trip to visit Seda and Siguniang Mountain in Sichuan last December, and started this trip in this March. It was perfect from beginning to end. The food was always delicious, the hotels were lovely, the driver was strong and ...
Peter 13 April , 2015
We ( two my friends and I ) spent a couple of days in Chengdu and surroundings in March, 2015. We used 3rdpole to organize our private tour: two days in Chengdu to experience the history and culture of Sichuan and see the cute Pandas in Chengdu Panda Base; one day to see the Leshan Buddha which was the highlight of our trip; one day to hike the Mount Emei and then four days ...
Tammy 01 April , 2015
Thank you to 3rdpole tour and her staffs and members. My family and I were very pleased with the tour organised by Carrie, our personal travel advisor for our eight days trip from Northern Sichuan to Southern Gansu plus six days silk road trip from Lanzhou to Dunhuang. It was our third time in China, so, we wanted to have an in-depth exploration in Western China, and we ...
Elaine 26 March , 2015
Our Travel Experts
Our Trip Designer
Sophie Ren is a dedicated wanderer, having set foot in almost every corner of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Before starting the business of 3rdpoletour.com, she was a trip leader speaking in both Chinese and English and had helped over 1,000 travelers from all over the world explore the high land.
Our Trip Designer
Lei Johnson is an explorer, mountaineer, adventurer and travel expert. All of the trips on 3rdpoletour.con are invented by him, and he is a a frequent visitor to the uninhabited places of the highland. Every saterday morning at 10:00, he has a radio program about the Tibetan Plateau travel at channel of 101.7.