Monks are cleaning up 2012August 11, 2012.
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 journey: Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland is one of the world greatest overland journey’s. However despite its fame and the development that has sprung up in the towns along the way it remains a truly incredible trip. I love approaching Shegar and catching my first glimpse of Everest poking its head up above the range, crossing the Pang La with the Himalayan range spread out in front of me as far as I can see and winding down the never ending switchbacks to the Nepal.more
Thanks Chris Jones!