Tourism industry workshop Lhasa in 2010December 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 short trek: Yaks and butter tea trek
A 3-day trek up and over a small pass and through Tibetan grasslands, passing traditional Tibetan settlements, walking over spiky tussocks of grass and camping in green pastures or with local Tibetans in their modest houses. It’s as ‘Tibetan’ an experience as you’ll have near Lhasa, with mountains in the distance, yaks grazing everywhere, wide open spaces, and traditional Tibetan dwellings that offer salt-butter tea if you drop in.more
Thanks Kim Bannister!