Snowlion Tours

We are a grassroots Tibetan travel company established by Wangden Tsering, a Tibetan entrepreneur with extensive experience managing travel agencies and organizing tours in Tibet and mainland China. Our company is based in the Amdo region of Tibet, with offices in Xining and Lhasa. We are committed to providing high-quality, environmentally sustainable travel services with a Tibetan touch. We provide environmentally sustainable travel services in Tibet.
 The ecosystem on the Tibetan plateau is extremely fragile. We desire to see our Tibetan culture and traditions last for generations to come, so we do our utmost to arrange travel in the most ecologically friendly way possible. We work to improve the livelihoods of local Tibetans through tourism.
The tourism industry is one of the most important and beneficial businesses in Tibet, but most travel companies in Tibet are run by Han Chinese or foreigners. We established this company to foster Tibetan entrepreneurship, help local farming and nomadic communities, and create jobs for local Tibetans. We also regularly donate a portion of our profits to the Kumbum Shambaling Orphanage in Xining. As part of the mission of Snowlion Tours, we aim to improve the welfare of Tibetans by supporting local communities in meaningful ways. Through creating jobs, buying directly from local farmers and small businessmen, passing on daily necessities to nomad families, and donating to a nearby orphanage, we strive to integrate our social engagement into our business practices. While we welcome individuals who are interested in participating in some of these endeavors, we take care not to impose any obligations on them. Our community work is private in nature and remains separate from our pricing. Kumbum Shambaling Orphanage School Established in 2004 by Samdrip Tsering, a Tibetan scholar and artist, the Kumbum Shambaling Orphanage School is home to 75 Tibetan orphans. The mission of the orphanage is not only to support orphans but also to preserve traditional Tibetan culture by educating children in traditional thangka painting, embroidery, and stone carving. Additionally, students may take classes in Tibetan, Chinese, English, basic computer, and other subjects. Already 120 have graduated from the school and now live independently. However, despite the school’s success, it is severely lacking in facilities and financial support. At SnowLion Tours, we work to help raise money for the school, donate winter clothing, introduce homeless children to the school, and assist in getting the young artists’ paintings on the market. We regularly visit the students and visitors to Xining are welcome to join us on a trip there. Working with Nomad Families On our trips we frequently visit nomad families in order to share our local culture with visitors to Tibet. Nomads are known for their generous hospitality and do not ask anything in return for our visits. Nonetheless, as a way of practicing responsible tourism, we pass on to them daily necessities for life on the harsh Tibetan plateau. Fresh fruits and vegetables are welcome gifts to those who live far from town, thick clothes and blankets provide warmth in winter, and sunglasses help nomads protect their eyes against damage from sun exposure. We also donate cooking stoves after camping trips, as the nomads find these small stoves immensely helpful. Buying Locally Whenever possible, we buy our goods directly from farmers, nomads, and local businessmen. Through the practice of buying locally, we help preserve the environment, bolster the local economy, and strengthen our community. We encourage visitors to Tibet to join us in this endeavor by patronizing local Tibetan businesses. Creating Jobs All guides, drivers, porters, yak handlers, and cooks we hire are local Tibetans. Working as a guide offers young Tibetans an opportunity to earn a living while sharing their intimate knowledge of local culture. Nomads who serve as our porters and yak handlers have a chance to supplement their incomes while providing essential services for our hiking trips. We ensure that all of our staff are treated well and paid fairly. In the instances that we hire non-locals, we select them on the basis of their expertise and long experience in Tibetan regions. Protecting the Environment The ecosystem on the Tibetan plateau is extremely fragile. We desire to see our Tibetan culture and traditions last for generations to come, so we do our utmost to arrange travel in the most ecologically friendly way possible. We teach Leave-No-Trace principles and conduct site clean-ups after camping. Please join us in minimizing the environmental and cultural impact we have when traveling. Let us show you the real Tibet!

 

雪狮旅游

我们是一家藏族的草根旅游公司,由西藏企业家旺登次仁创建。旺登次仁有着在西藏地区和中国内地丰富的管理旅行社及组织旅游团的经验。我们的公司主要针对西藏安多地区,在西宁和拉萨都开设了办公室。我们致力于为游客们提供高水准,具有环境可持续性且独具藏族风情的旅游服务。

我们在西藏地区提供具有生态可持续性的旅游服务。

青藏高原上的生态系统非常脆弱,我们希望西藏的文化和传统能够世世代代延续下去,所以我们尽最大的努力来安排尽可能最生态的旅行方式。

我们通过旅游工作改善当地西藏人的生机。

旅游产业是西藏地区最重要也是收益最大的产业,但是绝大多数在西藏地区的旅游公司是由内地人及外国人创立的。我们成立这家公司的初衷在于培育西藏本地的企业家创业精神、帮助当地的农牧民社区,同时为当地的藏族人提供就业机会。我们同样定期捐助我们利润的一部分给西宁贡奔香巴林孤残职业培训学校。

同时,作为雪狮旅游的使命之一,我们致力于通过有效的办法支持地方社区来改进西藏人民的福利。通过创造就业机会,从当地农民和小生意人处直接购买物资,无偿给予牧民物资,向周边的孤儿院捐钱,我们努力将我们的社会责任和我们的商业实践相结合。我们欢迎对参与这些活动有兴趣的个人,同时也注意不对他们施加压力。我们的社区服务工作是具有私人性质的,同时与我们旅行社的定价是分开的。

西宁贡奔香巴林孤残职业培训学校

西宁贡奔香巴林孤残职业培训学校于2004年由三智才让创办,他一位藏族知识分子与艺术家。西宁贡奔香巴林孤残职业培训学校收养了75位藏族孤儿。学校的使命不仅仅是为孤儿提供帮助,通过教授孩子们传统唐卡绘画、刺绣、雕刻技艺等,它同样为保存藏族传统文化贡献了力量。学生们也可以得到藏语、汉语、英语、基础计算机及其他科目的培训。至今为止已经有120位学生从学校毕业,并已经能在社会上独立。虽然学校取得了一些成功,它仍然缺乏必要的设施及经济援助。在雪狮旅游公司,我们通过筹钱,捐献冬衣,把无家可归的孩子带去学校,帮助年轻的画家在市场上售画等方式帮助学校及孩子们。我们会定期回访学生,也欢迎来西宁旅游的游客们加入我们一起去学校参观。

和牧民家庭一起工作

在我们的行程中,我们经常会参观牧民的家庭来与游客分享西藏的地方传统文化。牧民以他们的热情大方闻名,从不向游客索取任何回报。 虽然如此,因实践负责人旅游,我们向青藏高原严苛环境下的牧民们分发他们日常生活所需的物资。新鲜的蔬菜水果受到这些远离小镇居住的牧民们的欢迎,厚实的衣服与毛毯为他们在冬天带去温暖,太阳眼镜能保护他们的眼睛不受强烈日照的伤害。我们同样在露营结束后向当地居民捐助炉子,因为牧民们觉得这些炉子非常的实用。

购买当地物资

任何时候只要条件允许,我们就会从当地农民、牧民及地方商家直接购买物资。通过购买当地物资,我们帮助保护自然环境,鼓励当地经济发展,并增强我们社区的力量。我们鼓励来到西藏的游客们能通过购买西藏地方物资来加入我们的队伍,和我们一起努力。

创造就业机会

所有我们所雇佣的导游、司机、行李搬运工、驯牛夫和厨师都是西藏当地人。做导游能让西藏年轻人有机会谋生,同时分享他们对于当地文化的了解。我们的司机和驯牛夫有机会增加收入,同时为我们的徒步旅行团提供必须的服务。我们保证所有的员工都被很好地对待,同时能从工作获得合理的薪酬。如果我们雇佣外地人,我们会以他们的特长以及在西藏地区长时间的工作经验作为雇佣考量的标准。

保护环境

青藏高原上的生态系统非常脆弱,我们希望西藏的文化和传统能够世世代代延续下去,所以我们尽最大的努力来安排尽可能最生态的旅行方式。我们倡导“不留痕迹”的原则,同时在露营结束后进行大扫除。请加入我们的队伍吧,让我们一起在旅游的同时最小化对环境和文化的影响。

让我们向你展示最真实的西藏!

Staff Training

– 青藏高原上的急救和生态旅游培训 (由哥伦比亚大学在西宁举办),2011年11月

– 西藏社区中健康、卫生及自我处理的培训 (由世界卫生组织和红十字会举办),2008年7月

– 导游培训 (由青海旅游局举办),2007年9月

– 高原地质学 (由生命之水国际组织举办), 2006年6月

– 西藏社区培训:供应安全水源(由生命之水国际组织举办), 2005年6月

– 社区问题处理及健康教育(由Norserve Foundation举办),2004年9月

– 经理人技能培训 (由亚洲发展管理集团举办), 2003年5月

雪狮旅游给我们的办公人员、导游及司机提供培训。主题包括:办公管理、基础电脑技能、客户服务(主要是如何回复邮件咨询,电话及直接的沟通)、生态旅游、急救和垃圾处理。

Staff members

旺登次仁 - 公司所有人

我从2009年开始运营我自己的公司 — 雪狮旅游。我已经在旅游业工作了9年的时间。 在开办自己的公司之前,我在其他的旅游公司工作过。
Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite region: Classic Amdo, A cultural adventure through Eastern Tibet

Travel to the shores of a stunning turquoise lake, visit nomads herding yaks and sheep, and picnic in blooming yellow flower fields. Take short hikes to catch breathtaking views of the natural scenery and watch herds of wild antelope gallop across the plains. Visit remote monasteries nestled in the sides of mountains and travel to the holiest and most beautiful snow mountain in Amdo.

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This is Snowlion Tours's favorite place!
Favorite Places in Tibet

Favorite places in Tibet

Favorite Nomad Adventure: Nomad Adventure Tour on Gangya and Sogdzong (Henan) Grasslands

Spend a week visiting local Tibetan and Mongolian nomadic communities and try your hand at milking yaks, herding sheep, and riding horses. At the end of the day, relax while drinking butter tea, eating yak jerky, and swapping stories with the locals.

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This is Snowlion Tours's favorite place!

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