Adha: “The region of Kham in Eastern Tibet is known for its verdant grasslands, craggy mountains, and pure rivers. Kham is best for travelers interested in seeing wild Tibetan animals in their natural habitat, attending horse festivals, staying with nomads, visiting small monasteries and camping and trekking in the mountainous landscape.
An eco friendly village guesthouse in Kham
It is our main aim to preserve the unique Khampa culture and give our clients a chance to discover the real rural life in Kham. Therefore we have set up our own guesthouse in the beautiful Dzongsar Valley in Kham, following strict ecological principles.
A stay in our guesthouse in Dzongsar Valley offers you a quiet place to relax and experience rural lifestyle, to enjoy local and Western food, and to visit local workshops of wood carvers, weavers, Thangka painters and bronze casters. Learn about traditional Tibetan herbs medicine or try a Buddhist meditation and look at the daily philosophical debate in the well-known Dzongsar Buddhist college.
To provide these eco-tourism activities to our guesthouse guests, we have launched Kham Utpala Adventure Travel Agency. Kham Utpala organizes all the activities in the Dzongsar Valley, and also offers tours to other amazing places in Kham.
Off the beaten track
Our trips will guide you on unbeaten track where only a few travelers have been before. The emphasis is nomads, remote areas, Buddhist practices, Tibetan culture, traditional architecture and clothing. You will discover beautiful scenery and enjoy culture and adventure travel.
All through the year Kham Utpala Adventure offers you a unique experience to take part in traditional Tibetan rural life. Enjoy and take the time to visit this fascinating county. During our tours we promote home stay as much as possible, and invite you to stay with a local family in a nomadic settlement or farmers village. This way you get the opportunity to get a real taste of Tibetan lifestyle.
Our trips and treks go to destinations where the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage are the primary attractions.
Preventing culture shock in both directions
Concerning clients, we are vigilant they don’t show the wrong example to the population and all equipment is there to manage garbage and leave no trace.
In order to preserve culture and prevent culture shock in both directions, we aim to write a book to explain to the client the way of Tibetan culture and respect. Our guides, as local Tibetans, will also help clients in Tibetan culture. We already made for guesthouse and rural family stay an guide book where we explain to our customers why they get served only food made with vegetables we have in the garden and meat we have in valley and why they should not use too much electricity and too much wood for heater.
We organize trips to a local dance festival in order to preserve this event as long as it will be possible.
In France, we hold conferences about Dzongsar local culture and we wrote a book about it. We are brainstorming further ideas to encourage and preserve the history and culture within the local area.
Come and stay with us and let us show you our beautiful Dzongsar Valley and surroundings.”