Tourism industry workshop Lhasa in 2010

December 7, 2010.

In the fall of 2010 36 guides, cooks and managers from agencies in Lhasa met for a week long workshop. Training included:  Introduction to Ecotourism Concepts,  Leave No Trace, Minimal impact practices in tourism, Responsible Guide Practices, Responsible Travel Practices, Customer Service Concepts, How to be a Good Host – Western Client Expectations Campsite Set-up – Client Expectations & Environmental Considerations. The workshop concluded with two different site clean ups at popular tourist site near Lhasa.

Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite pass: Sho’La, The pass of Two Faces

Sho’la Pass for as long as anyone can remember, has ushered caravans and pilgrims to and from northwestern Yunnan into – and onto – the eastern flanks of the Himalayas, often taking a terrible toll on life and limb. At close to 5,000 meters it has long been known for its ‘two faces’: one a pristine protector and guide for travelers, and the other, a pass of raging blizzards and pummeling winds.

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Thanks Jeff Fuchs!