Tibet is an incredibly beautiful region with diverse landscapes. You can find anything from deserts to vast grasslands and forests, from rivers and lakes to frozen glaciers, from deep canyons to the highest mountains on the planet.
Tibet is the place where some of the most important rivers originate, carrying their waters throughout Asia. That’s why it is extremely important to minimize our environmental impact, and preserve the natural beauty of Tibet.
It becomes crucial while trekking. Many of the trekking routes go through areas that are difficult to reach. Treks run through high mountain passes and cross fast rivers. There are no roads for vehicles and no garbage collectors. Instead, there is a lot of wildlife, and it is extremely important to protect it. That’s why we do our best to eliminate any negative impact on environment while we are trekking.
We want to keep our land clean and ask all our visitors to help us.
LEAVE NO TRACE SEVEN PRINCIPLES
Our guides encourage you to follow the Leave No Trace seven principles as the fundamental guidelines while trekking in Tibet:
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces.
- Dispose of waste properly.
- Leave What You Find.
- Minimize Campfire Impacts.
- Respect Wildlife.
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors.
RESPONSIBLE TREKKING IN TIBET
Our trekking groups are small, to minimize the impact. We trek along the existing trekking trails, following the existing path or walking on the rocky or sand surfaces. We try to stay in one of the campsites when possible, instead of building a new one. Please, try to stay on the trail path and within the campside.
We carry out all our garbage, and use natural products for washing dishes, etc. Please, help us and don’t leave anything behind while making stops or in a campsite. Use biodegradable products for washing anything while on a trek.
We encourage everyone on a trek not to disturb any objects or plants found along the way. We typically don’t start campfire and use gas camp stove instead. We do not disturb any wildlife we meet along the way and do not feed them. Please, keep any noise down, don’t yell at animals to scare them or create any disturbance.
We often meet Nomads on the way. Some of them can invite us to their tents. If it happens, we are always very grateful as it can make one of the best memories from the trip. However, we never interfere with their daily lives and we don’t set up campsite nearby unless we are invited by nomads.
TAKE AN EXTRA STEP
- Use water bottle and refill it. Use lifestraw or any other filter during trekking
- Pick up your litter and possible extra waste that you find along the way, and carry with you out of the wilderness.
- Use toiletries that are eco-friendly and biodegradable not to contaminate the water sources. Do not leave toilet paper.
- Keep your waste to a minimum: bring enough food to eliminate spoilage, bring only necessary packing materials.
The environment on our planet is very fragile. It is especially true for Tibet, where many of the major Asian rivers originate. While trekking, we will be passing through some areas that are hard to reach, there are no roads and garbage collecting trucks are not coming to pick up any waste.
Please, be considerate and keep our land and water clean for everyone to enjoy!
TREKKING TOURS IN TIBET
A beautiful and exciting journey, starting in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet and going to the Everest Base Camp. The tour visits Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera, Drepung and Tashilhunpo monasteries, Kumbum Stupa, Yamdrok Lake and Karola glaciers.
We arrive in the Old Tingri, from where our 3 days trek to the Everest Base Camp begins. We will hike over high passes, valleys, and rocky mountains before reaching the Base Camp.
This trek goes along an incredibly beautiful route in Tibet. We start in Lhasa, where we visit the most important historical places and acclimatize before the trek.
During our trek, we will walk through high mountain passes (up to 5,250 meters), rocky mountains, vast green valleys, cross mountain rivers, and finally reach dense forest area.
We complete our trek at the Samye monastery, the first Buddhist monastery in Tibet.
For those who feel adventurous, there are some one-day trekking options available near Samye. They can be added to your tour.
This tour will take you from Lhasa to Mount Everest, through the scenic roads of Tibet. From Everest, we continue driving to the West to the sacred Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash.
We spend three days trekking around Kailash, reaching mountain pass at sweeping 5,640 meters. You will be walking the trek alongside many Tibetan and Indian pilgrims, who regard it as a sacred route.