It was an incredible adventure to introduce my five children to the wonders and history of China with the quest and destination of Tibet in our minds! We chose four cities to visit before our assent to Tibet and two cities when we came back to mainland China. Check out my favorite spots from the trip below and read all of my tips for traveling to Tibet on HarpersBazaar.com!
The weather in China this time of year (July) is hot on the mainland and cool in Tibet so make sure you pack layers – the Dickey Jacket is perfect for this. It’s also important to pay attention to the air quality – there is a great app called Air Quality that checks the air in various cities and I used it every day. Be mindful that you’re traveling to very high elevations – we took a train to our highest point in Tibet to make the adjustment easier, but it’s not for everyone!