Eco Tourism Workshop

May 6, 2012.

In January 2011 the project funded an ecotourism training workshop for 34 participants in Chengdu.  Tour operators, guides and local community hosts attended the three day workshop. Training sessions focused on  business management for eco-tourism service providers.  Participants traveled from all over Tibetan areas including Lhasa, Yushu in Qinghai and Gyeltang in Yunnan.  An important aspect of the training was the opportunity for local tour operators to discuss and share knowledge and experiences among others with similar interests and issues.  All participants shared the same challenging of competing with larger more business savvy Chinese operators.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite Trek: The holy mountain Khawa Karpo

My favorite trek is the pilgrimage circuit around the holy mountain of Khawa Karpo in East Tibet. This shear-sided peak rises into a dramatic glaciated massif, with the Mekong River on one side and the Salween River on the other. The circuit is a dizzying roller coaster of pass crossings, through some of the most extreme terrain to be found.

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Thanks Gary McCue!