2011 Lhasa Guide Training WorkshopNovember 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 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 backdropmore
Thanks Kim Bannister!