Himalaya Tibet Travel
Himalaya Tibet Travel offers unique cultural experiences on the Tibetan Plateau and across Western China.
Jahua: “We organize trekking tours to the remote corners of the plateau, mainly to isolated places that are rich in culture and offer untouched vistas. Since our establishment in 2007, we have offered hiking and camping tours, cycling trips, and other outdoor activities.”
Speciality: Amdo and Kham
Jahua: “Our company specializes in a combination culture and trekking tours on the Tibetan plateau, especially the Tibetan areas of Sichuan, Gansu and Qinghai (Amdo and Kham), a region that is ethnically, economically and ecologically extremely sensitive.
We develop our own itineraries not only in order to provide authentic and responsible services to our clients but also to design tours that are as sustainable and eco-friendly as possible and have an economical positive impact on local communities. We ensure that a fair share of our profits remains in the remote corners of the plateau where we bring our clients to by hiring local Tibetan staff and relying as much as possible on local products and family home stays.”
Water and fire
Jahua:”We helped a nunnery by sponsoring the medical care for the nuns. We also set up a solar cooker project sponsored by some of our clients. We provided solar cookers to five villages to reduce their use of fire wood. During our water project in a village, we built pipes to bring drinking water to the village. This village had a hard time getting drinking water, especially in winter when everything freezes.”
We are at the moment working on setting up a bird watching tour, working together with protected areas and focusing on environmental protection.
Jahua participated in the Ecotourism USA Exchange Program in 2013, organized by Columbia University and received training on ecotourism in general and marketing from Columbia University experts. Jahua also did a two-week business training in Malaysia and participated in a First-Aid and guide training organized by Columbia University in Xining.
We are planning to organize internal staff trainings. We do have staff meetings to exchange experiences and improve things. If we get more clients we need more staff and then training will be more necessary. Our current staff is already very knowledgeable, also on ecotourism practices.