Come join us on a journey to Tibet and Gansu Province, China (20 people maximum). Let's enjoy the richness of Tibetan Plateau, experience the nomad culture, and learn from top leaders in technology and entertainment. We will be spending a few nights under the infinite sky, surrounded by a rugged landscape painted in hues of powder blue and lush green. The mountains of the Gannan Tibetan autonomous prefecture offer pristine air, rare silence, and a sense of endless space for contemplation. We will come to explore, learn, and share with each other. We will leave with an unforgettable experience!
HOSTS: Founder of Voyadi and Founder of Norden Camp
PEOPLE: To make each trip even more interesting, we love matching people wherever you go. The more you tell us, the more we can do! We can match you with our local insiders or fellow travelers. The possibility is limitless!
LOCATIONS: 3 Days in Tibet and 3 days in Gansu Province
ECO VENUE: We are designing this experience in partnership with Norden Camp, a eco-friendly camp situated about 20 minutes out of Labrang, the famous Tibetan monastic town in the Tibetan Autonomous Kanlho Prefecture, Gansu Province, China. The camp practices ecological and cultural responsibility extensively throughout the site: yak hair tents, wood burning stoves, solar power, bucket showers, etc
LABRANG MONASTERY: Founded in 1709, Labrang is the spiritual heartbeat of Kanlho and is arguably the most important Tibetan Buddhist site outside of Tibet itself. Today it is the largest and most vibrant monastery on the Tibetan Plateau with over 1,000 monks, 18 halls, and hundreds of monastic residences. Along with a local official guide, we will go through the monks' daily routine with visits to the six colleges including tantric, medical, and Kalachakra.
JOKHANG TEMPLE: UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the spiritual center of Tibet. Located at the center of old Lhasa. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo with more than 1300 years of history!
DREPUNG MONASTERY: Founded in 1416 by Jamming Choge Tashi Walden. It is the largest of all Tibetan monasteries. At one point, it housed over 10,000 monks.
POTALA PALACE: UNESCO World Heritage site. Perched high above much of Lhasa, it is the landmark of the city. It is named the highest ancient palace in the world. The highest point reaching 3,750 meters above sea level!
ACCOMMODATION: At Norden Camp, we will be camping on traditional nomad tent made of hand spun and hand woven yak hair. The walls are insulated with an added layer of locally made yak felt and heated with wood stoves. They are raised above ground on platforms with finished wood floor. Each tent can accommodate two people.
MEALS: All meals will be provided in local nomad style.
COSTS: $2300 per person including lodging and meals at camp. Airfares to China not included. Scholarship (50% discount) is available for current students.
Space is limited to 20 people per trip!