Let Your Travel in Tibet Make a Difference

Explore this collective of experienced and responsible Tibetan tour operators – they have all the local knowledge and connections needed to give you a great insight into daily life on the Tibetan Plateau.

We all have a common goal: limiting our impact on the environment and benefiting local Tibetan communities. Our collective members participate in ecotourism trainings and organize ecotourism initiatives.

You benefit from experienced, expert, multi-lingual local Tibet guides who will help you explore Tibet’s famous destinations and roads less travelled. Experience Tibet the Tibetan way, and let your journey make a difference to Tibetan communities, while limiting your impact on the fragile natural environment of the Tibetan plateau!

We hope our site helps connect you with an incredible local experience in Tibet.

Tashi Delek and safe travels!

2022 COVID Travel Advisory

Unfortunately, COVID is continuing to create create problems for travel to China, despite the rest of the world re-opening for tourism.  Travel to China is currently not recommended due to strict quarantine requirements and changing situations due to various COVID outbreaks and the Chinese government response.    However, Tibet permits are available for foreign expats already based in China.  If you’re an expat in China thinking about a Tibet trip – reach out to one of the businesses on this site for up to date information and current permit requirements.

Meet the tour operators of the Tibet Eco Travel Collective

The must see places in Tibet

Many people don’t realise that there is far more to the Tibetan plateau than just Lhasa and Mt Everest. The Eastern regions of Amdo and Kham for example have incredible culture and nature and plenty to offer the adventurous traveler.

The collective members present their favourite destinations on the Tibetan plateau. We’ve also asked some Tibet experts to help compile a list of their favorite not-to-be-missed places in Tibet. We hope this helps you with the planning of your trip to Tibet. Recommended Places

New: Interactive Map of Tibet

You can now find all recommendations of the members of the Tibet Eco Travel Collective and Tibet experts on the new interactive Tibet map!

You can explore the regions of Tibet or look for specific places like conservation areas, holy lakes, monasteries, sacred mountains or adventure activities.We hope this map will give you an idea of wide variety of amazing attractions on the Tibetan Plateau and can help you plan your trip. Interactive Map.


Latest news on Tibet Eco Tourism trainings and initiatives

Small Business Training in Yushu, Tibet 2018

Two US experts visited Tibet as part of the USA-Tibet exchange program 2018. Paul Anderson, a New York based film maker came to make video profiles of two of the…read more
National park management training in yellow stone National Park, USA

Tibet Small Business Training Project – USA Exchange/Study Tour 2018

Activities included sightseeing, business training classes, educational presentations and field based experiential learning where participants experienced ecotourism related small business case studies by participating in activities and visiting local tourism…read more

Wilderness First Aid Training in Chengdu and Lhasa 2017

In November 2017 two Wilderness First Aid workshops were given in Chengdu and Lhasa. 32 guides from Tibet Eco Travel Collective members took part in the certification training given by Josh Olsen. read more

Responsible Travel in Tibet

There is a lot being said about Responsible Travel these days. Much of it is just words by companies and travelers and rarely followed up by actions. The Tibet Ecotravel Collective is about encouraging positive actions! As a traveler in Tibet it is possible to ensure that your journey has a positive impact on the places you go and the people you meet. Being a Responsible Traveler requires you to think about the way that you travel and the impact your actions have. Learn more about responsible travel in Tibet.