Lhasa to Kashgar via Mt Kailash

“A three-week Tibet trekking vacation from Lhasa, taking the ancient western route over the Himalayas to Kashgar and the rarely visited Aksai Chin. A major highlight is the chance to join a three-day kora around sacred Mt. Kailash.”

Highlights

Lhasa | Potala Palace | Drepung Monastery | Sera Monastery | Norbulingka | Barkhor | Phabonkha Monastery | Yamdruk Yutso | Gyantse | Shigatse | Tashilhunpo Monastery | Friendship Highway | Rongbuk | Mount Everest Base Camp | Pekhutso Lake | Lake Manasarover | Mount Kailash kora | Tsadapuri Hot Springs | Tsaparang | Aksai Chin | Kashgar | Id Kah Mosque | Yakshambe Bazaar |

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
Responsible travel and sustainable tourism are fundamental ideas that we have been committed to since our birth. It is our strong belief that these words should not be simply ‘tagged on’ to dossiers and websites but should be at the very core of each trip, and our adventures are therefore designed with the local people, culture and eco-system in mind. We believe that a successful trip not only delivers a unique and unsurpassable journey for our clients, but that it also benefits the peoples whose lands we are privileged to visit.

Many nights on this trip are spent camping, four nights alone are spent on Mount Kailash. We have a strict environmental policy to make sure that the fragile eco-system of the mountains is not damaged or spoilt in any way. Our guides have been trained to uphold this policy and all clients are fully briefed on appropriate/responsible behaviour whilst in wilderness areas. Our “Leave No Trace” ethic is applied to all trips in all regions, and as tour operators is something we are careful to promote. We try to leave camp sites tidier than they were before we arrived.
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The Impacts of this Trip

On this trip to China and Tibet we use local ground handlers who in turn book locally run hotels, providing employment for a number of members of staff and support families. The ground handlers also use local drivers and local guides at the sites, meaning that all the operational costs go directly into the local economy.

In order to facilitate an enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, we have set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive Indian cultural tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent.

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