2011 Lhasa Guide Training Workshop

November 8, 2011.

In October 2011, 14 Lhasa based guides attended a workshop focusing on introducing ecotourism concepts among local tour guides.  Hosted by a local travel agent guides from various agencies attended teaching sessions including, customer service, Leave No Trace, Remote Area First Aid, and Itinerary Design.  A Tibetan Doctor from the Lhasa Medical Centre taught the first aid class. The group spent a half day out at Drak Yerpa learning about campsite set-up.  The group observed different types of camping equipment with a focus on the most practical types of equipment for expeditions on the Tibetan Plateau.  Proper kitchen set-up, camp hygiene, and waste management was also demonstrated.  The group concluded the training with an afternoon site cleanup at the Drak Yerpa Monastery.  The did a fine effort – filling an entire truck with garbage left by visitors to the site.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite lake: Rawuk Tso alpine lake

I love this area because of its incredible diversity of thick conifer forests, raging rivers and snowy high peaks.  I’ve spent many weeks exploring the surrounding valleys, hiking trails and rivers. Its not the “Tibet” that everyone imagines – its more like British Columbia, Canada!

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Thanks Chris Jones!