Tibet culture tour & Everest base camp
Description of Tibet culture tour & Everest base camp
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
These tours are unique in that they bring you into contact with some of the world’s most fascinating cultures in iconic locations, where those people actually deliver the experience or are central to your trip. You will see a destination through the eyes of the local people and you will stay with them for part of the trip in traditional and comfortable accommodation to get to know them and to learn about their ways and beliefs. Itineraries are pre-planned and they may vary slightly according to various things, but they will always give you the best experience possible. The mix of genuine contact with a culture, exciting and traditional activities, iconic locations and traditional and contemporary accommodation will leave you refreshed, inspired and informed –with some beautiful memories and maybe some new contacts too!
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetOur Tibetan partner and the guides we use have a deep respect for their environment. This has been developed into an official environmental policy that governs the operation of these programmes. They are led by a mountaineer who has climbed Mount Everest 4 times and many other mountains in China. He graduated from the Tibetan Mountaineering Guide School, where he studied for three years and participated in the National Mountaineer seminar at the Tibet Mountaineering Guide College. He has a unique respect for the landscapes, wildlife and environment, which translates into the operation and tours. The policy seeks to minimise the impact of visitors to the areas through limiting the use of vehicles as far as possible, removal of waste and any detrimental trace of the visit, recycling materials such as water bottles and protecting natural landscapes and wildlife. When camping we look for new sites that are off the usual track, but we ensure that we leave no trace of our visit. Our travellers can receive a Responsible Traveller Charter or Code of Conduct within their trip pack on request.
PeopleThe guides are Tibetan Nationals who have a natural association with the local people and knowledge of their history, culture and lifestyle which they share with visitors. They are local experts and have developed good links with the local village communities and people in the villages and Mountains of Tibet. Your guide will be with you from the start of the tour to its end and will introduce you to local people where possible.
These experiences are designed to offer greater cross cultural understanding between the local culture and the visitor, by promoting genuine contact within an enjoyable holiday experience. We are working with our local partner to deliver a unique set of enjoyable and inspiring cultural insights for the visitor. We hope you will come home refreshed, inspired and with memories and a greater understanding of another culture that may even have an influence on your way of living back home.