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 walk: Kora of Ganden Monastery

This is one of the most beautiful walks near Lhasa, a lovely drive through green countryside and traditional villages to get to Ganden Monastery. I always come into contact with the most colorful and friendly pilgrims while doing the half-hour Kora. The views of the checkered fields from the hill are wonderful, with rivers cutting their way through the valleys and mountains providing the backdrop

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Thanks Kim Bannister!