CULTURAL TOUR

Explore lifestyles, history, art, architecture, religion, festivals, and ritual traditions

CULTURAL TOUR

Explore lifestyles, history, art, architecture, religion, festivals, and ritual traditions

U-TSANG

Cradle of Tibetan civilization and the cultural, religious, economic, and political heartland of the Tibetan people

OVERVIEW

Unique natural vistas, breathtaking high-altitude treks, and spectacular views of mountains, rivers, lakes, monasteries, and people.

COMMUNITY TOUR

Help empower and build local capacity in marginalized areas

AMDO

Great opportunities for photographing grassland, nomads, yak hair tents, snow mountains, lakes, yaks, sheep, blue skies, and traditional lifestyles

ECOCULTURAL TRAVEL

SPIRITUAL TOUR

Embark on a meaningful, rewarding spiritual journey

KHAM

Verdant grasslands, rugged terrains by craggy mountains, pure rivers, and gorges running from northwest to southeast.

NATURE TOUR

Verdant grasslands, rugged terrains by craggy mountains, pure rivers, and gorges

NATURE TOUR

Eco-friendly, responsible nature tours

SPIRITUAL TOUR

Embark on a meaningful, rewarding spiritual journey

ADVENTURE TOUR

Explore the world’s least-traveled grasslands, rivers, and snow mountains

SPIRITUAL TOUR

Embark on a meaningful, rewarding spiritual journey

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DISCOVER THE TIBETAN PLATEAU...

Ganglha Ecocultural Travel was founded by GANGLHA, a non-profit local organization on the Tibetan Plateau. Your contribution directly helps sustain the communities and cultures on the Tibetan Plateau. We sincerely care about your journey through Ecocultural Travel and want you to have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Ganglha Ecocultural Travel is a form of sustainable tourism that presents aspects of Tibet's unique ecology and culture for travelers. Our tours take you to the most pristine corners of Tibet. Meanwhile, our unique services will help to conserve the fragile environment, safeguard culture, and economically benefit local communities on the Tibetan Plateau. To minimize environmental and cultural impacts, we avoid ‘mass tourism’. We also advocate a constant process of reflexive learning that enables us to better respect and benefit local environments, cultures, and communities. Local Tibetans play an important role in Ganglha Ecocultural Travel. Our tours are designed and maintained by local Tibetans who know the Plateau intimately. Services, hotels, and homestays are all provided by local Tibetans, and your time with Ganglha therefore directly benefits our communities, economy, and culture.

The Tibetan Plateau is known as the ‘Third Pole’ and ‘the Roof of the World’. Our tours are organized throughout the Plateau, in Tibet's three major regions: Amdo, Kham, and Lhasa. Our office is located in northeastern (Amdo) Tibet in China.

Our Principles

  • Avoid mass tourism
  • Help marginalized communities through tourism
  • Embrace the principles of sustainable tourism
  • Employ local Tibetans
  • Explore Tibet as travelers, not tourists
  • Provide guides who are local Tibetans who know the land
  • Limit the number of travelers
  • Provide an enjoyable and memorable experience
  • Provide flexible, tailored journeys, not set routes
  • Minimize environmental and cultural impact
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation
  • Raise environmental awareness
  • Respect local culture
Nomad Homestay
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Nomad Homestay

A homestay on the grassland with local pastoralists gives you an opportunity to experience a unique culture and livelihood that is changing rapidly in a modern world.
Farming Homestay
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Farming Homestay

A homestay in a farming area will enable you to explore distinct culture, food, and local life.
Things To Know Before Travel
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Things To Know Before Travel

What every visitor should be aware of when touring the regions of TAR, Kham and Amdo

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