Monks are cleaning up 2012

August 11, 2012.
In Summer 2012 a Xining based community service NGO traveled to three communities in Kham, working with local community leaders and monastery representatives on raising environment awareness and exploring ecotourism opportunities in their areas. The local communities are interested in developing ecotourism to protect their surroundings again mass tourism initiatives, preserve traditional lifestyles like nomadic herding and to provide sustainable income for locals.
monks are getting training in waste disposal

monks are getting training in waste disposal

International tourism experts worked alongside local experts to give an introduction in the basic requirements for ecotourism and look at possible ecotourism products like home stay, hiking, horse trekking, cultural tours, art courses and other local experiences. SInce monasteries play a leading role in these areas and a clean environment is key for ecotourism to be a success, monks were given practical training in biodegrading time of waste, organizing clean up programs and the importance of making waste management systems. The monks will share their new knowledge with the local communities.

 

 

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite experience: Canyons of Guge Kingdom

After driving across the vast Tibetan plateau, I think one of the more amazing experiences in Tibet is to climb to the top of the high pass past Kailash and drop into the deep canyons of the Guge Kingdom, completely unexpected, very dramatic, eroded and ochre-colored cliffs spreading as far as the eye can see. And then dropping down to 3500 meters, in Tibet!

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Thanks Kim Bannister!