Tibet Travel Guide

When Cyclone Nargis hit Burma in May 2008, killing an estimated 140,000 people and devastating the Irrawaddy Delta, the Asia Transpacific Foundation, the charitable arm of tour operator Asia Transpacific Journeys, was there to help survivors with access to purified drinking water via simple clay

Since its founding in 1978, this adventure company has developed a vast range of trips, including a line called WT Expeditions: rugged, one-off explorations dreamed up as the particular passions of individual guides. T+L Trip pick NEW Tibet: The World’s Highest Trek.

For the best selection of artisanal crafts, head to this nonprofit shop selling everything from scarves made from soft yak hair to embroidered door curtains, said to protect you from both cold drafts and evil spirits.