The real Guide to the Tibetan World ​!

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For 20 years we've helped institutions, teachers and students discover the world through culturally immersive educational travel in the Tibetan world. We believe that travel is one of the best ways of learning and of self development, and that is why at Khampa Caravan we have designed our educational and community service programs, so that through experiential learning the students can gain new and broader perspectives, develop important skills for the contemporary way of life and become true global citizens. 

SHOW YOUR STUDENTS THE TIBETAN WORLD, CULTURE AND WAY OF LIVING

 
15 days - Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable.
Estimated 64 service hours.
Travel to the remote highlands of Shangri-La where ancient history, tradition and culture influence daily life.

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15 days - Meaningful. Sustainable. Unforgettable.
Estimated 64 service hours.
Travel to the remote highlands of Shangri-La where ancient history, tradition and culture influence daily life.

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One Month - Unforgettable and immersive learning experience of the ancient technic of Tibetan painting. More than 160 hours of painting lessons.
Travel to the remote highlands of Shangri-La where ancient history, tradition and culture influence daily life.
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TRAVEL MADE EASY​
You’ll find unconditional support every step of the way—before, during and after your tour.​
COMMUNITY SERVICE
On a Service Learning Tour, you and your students work side by side with locals on community-driven projects in Shangri-La and its surroundings.
 
 
HOW WILL YOU INSPIRE YOUR STUDENTS?
Open their eyes to new experiences, different cultures and better choices for a better world.
EDUCATION
Immerse your students in the study of Thangka, an ancient and sacred Buddhist painting style, Tibetan Culture and Language.
 
 
TEAMBUILIDNG
Through hands-on work and deep exposure to the local culture, students learn vital collaboration, problem-solving and leading skills. And, they return home inspired to make a difference.
CULTURE
While experiencing the customs and way of living of the villagers around Shangri-La, our immersive programs put students directly in contact with the practices and wisdom of ancient cultures.
Our community service and education programs are fully customizable. Our Itinerary Specialist will work with you to create the perfect tour by modifying existing itineraries, aligning travels with your curriculum or even designing a tour from scratch. The possibilities are endless. Here is a brief example of what our trips offer: 

•Interaction with host family. 
•Let the students cook by themselves.
•Community improvement and service projects upon the list of needs presented by the community.
•Reflection time: In the evening, reflect, discuss events as a group, and draw connections between the day’s work and relevant global issues.
•Interaction with villagers, educational games, education on environmental awareness.
•Forest Conservation Learning Journey. 
•Lesson at the Community Nursery and Primary School.
•Service at Shangri-La Orphanage.
•Culture performance.
•StudyingTibetan Culture, Language and Buddhism at the Shangri-la Association of Cultural Preservation.
•Study Tibetan Buddhist Painting at the Thangka Center.
•Spend time with local families and learn farming work.
•Home stay at Tibetan villages where people still lead their traditional lives based on agriculture and pastoralism.
•Tibetan Architecture lesson.
•Ancient Tibetan herding class.
•Attend to teachings imparted by Lama Keldup at Thangka Center.
•Participate in a tai chi lesson.
•Attend to a Mediation session. 
WHAT TO EXPECT ON A SERVICE OR EDUCATIONAL TOUR

Each tour helps deepen your students’ understanding of Tibetan Culture, develop new perspectives on local issues and strengthen leadership skills necessary for true global citizenship, through:

Meaningful Service
Working side by side with locals, you’ll gain insight into the challenges they face and build lasting solutions to help empower the community.

Cultural Immersion
Live in the communities you serve experiencing time proved customs and forming lasting connections with locals.

Leadership Development
Your local Team Leader takes your service experience even further, strengthening leadership skills through activities and workshops.