We take a leading position as the preferred partner for responsible travel in the Tibetan highlands promoting tourism in symbiosis with local communities. Our focus on the Tibetan frontier regions of Kham and Amdo affords us an expertise other companies cannot match. We strive to be a role model for other tour operators in the region, and take pride in finding innovative ways to carry out our business. Khampa Caravan partners with various tourism organizations, in order to ensure that our practice of responsible travel in the Tibetan highlands complies with international standards. We are a member of The International Ecotourism Society and The Northwest Yunnan Ecotourism Association.
We have an intimate knowledge of the land, an accumulated experience of 28 years of working in the industry, a wide network of partners and contacts, and a team of qualified, and motivated individuals to turn our venture into a success. At the bottom of Khampa Caravan's professionalism is a deep sense of responsibility toward the clients we serve and the communities in which we live. An innovative spirit combined with meticulous research and planning make our journeys a feast for the imagination and a stage for personal discovery.
Travelling with Khampa Caravan is to experience a service unmatched throughout the highlands. Accommodation is always in the best hotels available with an eye to local character and charm. Where facilities are limited, we pick accomodation according to location, hygiene, and water. Our deluxe treks are outfitted with the highest quality camping equipment suited for the Tibetan climate. These include A-frame sleeping tents, dining, shower, and simple toilet tents, as well as camping chairs, tables, and mattresses. The entire Khampa Caravan crew teams up to provide a first-class service in the remote wilderness without loosing sight of details. Meals are wholesome and healthy, cooked carefully to include regional ingredients such as fresh vegetables, eggs, and dairy. All supplies are purchased locally either directly from farmers and nomads, or the local market. Some clients say the food on our treks is 5-star cuisine. Transport is varied and includes domestic flights, privately chartered coaches, land cruisers, jeeps, horses, yaks, mules, and mountain bikes.
Insuring your health and safety is our priority. Our Caravan Leaders are experienced mountain guides, always watchful to prevent emergencies. They are trained in First Aid and carry mobile phones to communicate with Khampa Caravan's headquarter in Gyalthang. You must, however, arrange for proper insurance in your home-country against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation, and loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. All our staff is covered by insurance.