3,200 meters (10,500 feet) high up in the eastern Amdo region of the Tibetan Plateau lies the remote village of Ritoma – home to Tibetan nomads, Buddhist monks, and Norlha Textiles

Join us for our upcoming Tournament & Cultural Exchange:

Tibetan Hoop Exchange: October 16-23, 2017

On any given day on the vast Plateau you will find nomads herding their yak and sheep and monks reciting their mantras. You will also find them playing one of their favorite sports: Basketball


Norlha Basketball consists of the nomads-turned-artisans of Norlha Textiles. Both men and women play nearly every day in the snow and freezing temperatures, and in tournaments with up to 60 teams from surrounding clans and monasteries.



Join us for a Tournament & Cultural Exchange or support local community projects as Norlha connects Tibetans with each other and the rest of the world through basketball.

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