The real Guide to the Tibetan World ​!

Our emblem, the black-neck crane, is related to an old Tibetan folk story. According to the legend, this endangered birds made a sacred pact with the people of Shangri-La, promising if they arrive after people’s harvest and leave again before sowing, they will not be harmed. From that day on, folks say, the crane’s black, human-like hair marks this oath, and the birds winter peacefully in Shangri-La.

 

Khampa Caravan aspires to live up to that sentiment of the legend, trying to create responsible tourism in which both sides, tourists and local people, can benefit from each other, without negative impacts. 

 

We see our mission in…

 

Creating an enriched Travel Experience for the Visitor

 

Our trips are designed to reflect the best Tibetan culture has to offer. We will show you the wondrous highlands through Tibetan eyes, while sharing with you our concern for the environment and our cultural heritage. Our program invites to participation so that your journey is one of personal discovery and exploration.

 

Promoting Responsible tourism 

 

Responsible tourism means that travelers and locals should meet each other with respect and without prejudices.

Tourism should not have any negative impacts on the local community life, but being a tool to create a new space for understanding and appreciation. Khampa Caravan will ensure that the travel experience is meaningful for both the host and visitor.

 

Supporting our local communities

 

We see our mission in supporting local initiatives and enhancing their economic capacities. Local tourism institutions should be sensitized to more sustainable methods of tourism practice and create more working opportunities in the community.

Through social work, we also help to improve the facilities in local villages, for example by building libraries for community kindergartens.

 

Preserving and protecting Tibetan cultural heritage

 

Tourism often implies the danger of losing one’s cultural heritage by simply commercializing it. But with enough awareness of one’s cultural roots and history, tourism can also be an opportunity to protect the culture and making people more aware of it. We will always be grateful about the guests who want to learn more about Tibetan culture, so that locals and tourists can meet each other with an openness to learn. We see tourism as a chance to share and to exchange.