The start of Tibet Ecotourism Collective

May 11, 2011.
Shangri-la Ecotourism Forum 2011

In the fall of 2011., Tibetan travel agents, social entrepreneurs, hotel owners and representatives of NGO’s met in Shangrila, Yunnan province for five days of lectures, discussions and training on ecotourism and community tourism opportunities on the Tibetan plateau. In presentations, participants were introduced to the meaning of ecotourism, new ecotourism initiatives  and  successful environmental programs in Tibet. Participants also explored simple ways to make daily life a bit more environmentally friendly by recycling chopsticks and teacups and visited some nearby ecotourism attractions.
Over lunch and dinner in the old town of Shangri-la, ideas were shared and new friendships and collabarations formed, and the first steps towards formalising the Tibet Ecotourism Collective were made.
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!