Tibet on this website refers to Tibet Autonomous Region of China. It has been the dream destination for many travelers for its high mountain, mysterious religions, the exotic custom of Tibetan. In its entire history, The region has never been so open International visitor. Now everyone can visit Tibet at considerable ease. So each year millions of visitor around the globe make their dream journey here.
Location of Tibet
Qinghai Tibetan Plateau is the highest region on the earth. The plateau is surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. With the Himalayas in the south, Kunlun ranges on the north, and the Karakoram on the west.
The region covers 1.25 million square kilometers. And shares the national border with India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Within China, we have Xinjiang and Qinghai on north, and Sichuan and Yunnan on the east.
Demography of Tibet
Due to its harsh and Rugged terrain. It is sparsely populated by 3.03 Million habitats. From it, 90% are ethnic Tibetan and the rest are ethnic Han, Hui, Monpa, and Mongols. The two main source of livelihood in Tibet is Nomad pastoralism and Agriculture.
Because of its size and Topography, the climate in regions is different. In the North and eastern region, it is enormous open plains with an average altitude of 4800m. The area has a harsh climate with low temperature throughout the year and biting windy. In this area, It is impossible for growing crops. But on the sparse grass, nomad feeds their herds. So they regularly move to avoid overgrazing.
In the central region, along with the valley of the Yarlung Tsangpo river and its tributaries. The areas are lower at an average of 3600m. Farming is possible and hence have a dense population.
As the Yarlung Tsangpo river flows down to the southeast region. The valleys get lower and have more Vegetation and thicker forest.
We have some of the world highest mountain ranges and peaks. The region is the source of major rivers in Asia. The topography comprises the high Mountain, Grassland plans, and habitable central part.
This region gives huge opportunities for International and Domestic tourism with a special Tibet travel regulations. We are privileged and honored to be a local indigenous Tibetan travel agency. We offer a wide range of tour services from Trekking, Cultural tour, Scenic tour, Wilderness tour, Overland, and mountaineering expeditions for below 7000 meters and Other Tibet tours.
We understand, how vital the environment of the region is for the entire world. Therefore, we practice sustainable, responsible tourism. i on our company’s name is to remind us of this ownership and responsibility.
Some Basic Information about Tibet
I-Tibet travel and Tours is fully committed to responsible and Sustainable tourism practice in Tibet. Our privilege to be able to host you in Tibet also makes our responsibility in protecting nature and contributing back communities.
As a Local Tibetan travel agency in Lhasa. Our staffs are 100% local Tibetan tourism professionals. Additionally, We only use local Tibetan guides, other tours crews, and local business. 100% of the travel money goes to locals. Besides, We use 3% of the net profit into Environmental and social initiatives.
Being Tibetan, We know how vital the Tibetan environment is for the entire world. Mountains, glacier, and rivers are all cherished in our culture. We do our best to reduce the environmental impact of your tours in Tibet.
Following are Our ways:
a) No Small plastic bottles in the tour
All the drinking water are provided in the bigger container. So all visitors are asked to bring his/her own water bottle. In this way, we reduce hundreds and thousands of small plastic bottles. All the bigger containers are provided back to the manufacturer for reuse.
b) Incentives for practice
Incentives are given to guide and drivers. Who follow our strict directories on ethical practice towards sustainable and responsible tourism practice.
c) Staff Training every winter
Winter is a low season in Tibet tourism. We provide skill training required for the practice of Responsible and Sustainable tourism practice, first Aids and emergency first responder training. One of our managers is certified Humanity Supply Chain management by fritz institute. We work closely with individuals from institute like Tibet Eco Travel initiatives and Local Tibet Red Cross society and other NGOs.
d) Tree Plantation
Some portion of the tour money are save for our 1000 Tree plantation project. We will plant trees when we will have enough funds.
e) Smaller group size
All our tours are a small group to reduce environmental Impact. Since traveling in a smaller group has less impact on committed in an area than a big group. Therefore all our tour groups are small.
f) Trekking tours and environmental care in the wilderness of Tibet
During your trekking Tours, you will be walking across a very fragile ecosystem. We do take extra care in our trekking tours preventing environmental effects. Following are how are take care of our environment our trekking tours.
1: We nothing leave mother behind.
We make sure we take all our rubbish and leave nothing behind.
2: We protect the grassland
A little destruction of Tibet’s fragile environment is irreversible. So, in the trekking tours, we will not make drainage surrounding your tent. Instead, we will provide trekkers with a better tent with bathtub style floors which prevent water from getting into the tent. We don’t put a small tent toilet. Even if we try to put the grass back, it is not the same. So when you are answering your nature called please enjoy the view.
3: Collecting the garbage along the way.
We have a saying in Tibet, “if you can’t help, don’t harm.” Here is our helping part. We always have extra yaks carrying the Garbages, our yak men will be collecting while waiting for the clients at the campsite. Yak man walks faster than all, and they have free time at the camp. While cook prepares for meals and drinks, We pay yaks men’s incentives in collecting the rubbish around the camp.
I-Tibet travel and tours, identify its self as a social enterprise. For this, we dedicate 3% of our annual net profit to Social and environmental projects. Every winter we buy winter clothes for small children and donate to schools. In this way, besides donating winter cloth, we are also encouraging them to go to school.
It is important to make our guest understand Local Culture, Beliefs, and Ethics. Hence it will make it more comfortable during Our special tour arrangements. Like, your home visit, culture programs, and our others.