Tibet Shambhala Adventure. Co. Ltd is a wholly Tibetan owned adventure travel company based in Lhasa. All our staff including the office workers, Tibet travel guides, drivers and cooks are Tibetans. We are enthusiastic and have a deep knowledge and understanding of our culture, religion and environment since all of us are born and grown up in Tibet.
Tibet Shambhala Adventure was founded in 2000 and fully registered and internationally licensed adventure travel company under the administration of Tibet Tourism Bureau and the China National Tourism Bureau.
We are specialise in Tibet trekking, Kailash adventure tour, small peak climbing, Motor biking, Mountain biking, also venture to remoter, less visited parts of the Tibetan world or we offer tailor-made unique Tibet tour or Tibet trekking tour throughout the Tibet who want to get off the beaten track, using horses or Yak to carry the luggage by less driving. Our treks are accompanied by experienced Tibetan cooks who are used to catering to foreign visitors. They can prepare Tibetan, Chinese, Indian and Western food as well as a beautiful birthday cake no matter even if you are above 5000mts above sea level.
Unlike many other companies in Tibet, We cover not only the popular cultural highlights of Central Tibet, the road to Nepal and Mt Everest base camp from Lhasa, but also organise round-Tibet trip to any part of Tibet including Mt Kailash and Eastern Tibet ( Kham & Amdo ). We can also organise long distance one-way Land Cruiser over landing Tibet trip from Lhasa to Kunming, Chengdu, Xining or Kashigar.
Our tours can commence either in Lhasa itself, or we can pick clients up from the Nepal border, Lhasa airport, or Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Kunming or any other place in mainland China. We have partner agents in Kathmandu who can co-ordinate both land and air arrangements between Nepal and Tibet, as well as obtain the necessary China Tibet visas and Tibet permits in Kathmandu.
Our company has had many years of experience in arranging all travel needs, including all the necessary Tibet permits and visa.
We also arrange both domestic flight and train tickets out of Lhasa, and international flight tickets out of China. We can also help tourists enter Tibet.
Tibet Shambhala Adventure is an officially five star ***** rated travel company approved by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and the China National Tourism Bureau and Tibet Shambhala Adventure is also an eco-friendly and responsible travel company. All of our previous customers have been very happy with the Tibet tour services we have provided.
We found it important that our Tibet tour and trek benefit the local community and have a limited impaction the environment. We helped local younger generations to continue their college and universities. We also try to benefit to the local as much as possible by operating a special Tibet tour that can visit local Tibetan handy- capped school, blind school, handy-craft shop, family visit etc.
We employ more than 50 local Tibetan staffs including the office staff and field staff. We have 17 Tibetan tour guides and all of them speak perfect English and some of them do also speak good French. We are the only local owned Tibet travel company who provide French and German speaking guides.
We put our biggest efforts to buy the insurance including Medical insurance, commercial insurance, pension insurance, and industrial injury insurance to all our staff.
We use local transportation of pack Yak and Yak men or pack horse and horse men for the trekking area in Tibet as much as possible.
We use all local Tibetan owned hotels, guest houses, restaurants to all our trips wherever it is available.
As an eco-friendly and responsible Tibet travel company, we found that giving training to our staff is one of the most important thing.
Ever since the Tibet Shambhala Adventure was founded, we invited many of our business partners from Europe who have more than forty years of experience in the tourism and giving training to our staff, especially the field staff how to take care of the friendly environment, how to bring the garbage back to the city from our remote adventure camping tour, how to love the nature, how to provide the first aid kid to the clients if someone is sick in the remote area.
We have started our most challenging training since 2002 which is the cooking training to the local Tibetan young boys who could not continue their studies after their primary or middle school because of their poor family financial problems. We spent a pretty big amount of the money and In the beginning, we invited some Nepali Sherpa cooks to give them basic training of pitching tents, serving clients at the field side and later, we gave a chance to the first group of trainers, working as assistant cooking team by paying the same salary as other experienced assistants and in the winter time, we help them to train in the restaurants in Lhasa who serve continental food.
Our mission of doing this training is to convince our customers to accept local Tibetan cooking team for adventure camping tour by not only thinking that Nepali Sherpa can only fit to the Himalayan Adventure camping tour.
Using a local Tibetan cooking team is not only they know the place better but also as an eco-friendly and responsible travel company, we think we have the responsibility to benefit the local within the development of the tourism in Tibet.
In the beginning, Our business partners and clients were very difficult to accept our offer but a couple of years of hard work by inviting our business partners and their friends for a short adventure camping tour in Tibet by offering Tibetan cooking team. They finally understood that our Tibetan cooking team could not only serve even better continental food than the Sherpa cooks but also could find a very nice camping spot and managing the trash in an eco-friendly and responsible tourism way.
Since 2004, we offer the local Tibetan cooking team to our all the adventure camping tour and all of our customers were very much satisfied with our team’s service and many of our clients used to rate as 5***** Tibet camping tour as well.
We have a big French market but unfortunately, we did not have any local French speaking guides till 2012. We always had to send one Nepali French speaking guide with a local Tibetan English speaking guide for our French groups since most of our French groups are older aged and they do not speak good English.
In 2010, Tibet Shambhala Adventure, Tirawa in France, Base Camp Trekking in Nepal have joint together and we have started Winter French training course to our English speaking guides for free by inviting a very good French teacher from Alliance France in Nepal for the first year and consecutively, 2011, 2012, we held the winter French training course by inviting the foreign teachers from Tibetan university. From 2013, we have 7 good local French speaking guides and we can just provide one local French speaking guide to our French groups.
Today, we are the only local Tibet travel company who provide local Tibetan French speaking guides.
We are always very active and interested in joining different kinds of training including the eco-tourism training organized by Columbian university, responsible tourism training organized in Europe, several training organized by ICIMOD and a number of training, organized by the Tibet Tourism Bureau and China National Tourism Bureau.
We have our own 3 storey office in Lhasa with our restaurant and store rooms on the ground floor, and offices on the first and second floor. Our branch office is in Nyingtri.
We have our own vehicle company under the management of Tibet Shambhala Adventure and we have many different kinds of vehicles including the latest Toyota Land Cruisers, vans, mini-vans, mini-buses and large buses.
OUR ADVENTURE CAMPING EQUIPMENT:
We have all the necessary equipment for camping on both a small and large scale. We have many excellent tents for all extreme weather conditions. We have literally hundreds of tents, including both Tibetan and western kitchen style tents, dining tents, dome tents and large sleeping tents. We also have all the necessary tables, chairs, thick mattress, pillow, hand washing tap and portable showers and toilets.
We also have first aid kid medicine box and oxygen cylinder to every group and Gamo-bag, both big and small oxygen cylinder, settle light phone for the remote adventure camping trek.