Travel with a purpose.
Join us for eight days on the Tibetan Plateau for an authentic, ethical experience that empowers the local community. Visit historic Buddhist monasteries, remote holy caves, and connect with local Tibetans through exchanges and workshops.
ARRIVAL & ORIENTATION
Arrivals into Xiahe (GXH) Airport, Pick-up and transport to Ritoma Village, Welcome Dinner & Orientation
TIBETAN EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Teach English, Computer, and Business Skills; Engage in Q&A’s, Workshops, and Empowerment Groups; Lead Sport & Wellness Clinics and Games for Men, Women, and Youth; Spend Time with Tibetan Families
LABRANG MONASTERY VISIT
Labrang is the spiritual heart of our Kanlho region, and it’s Monastery is the largest and most vibrant of monasteries left on the Tibetan Plateau. Here, travelers are transported back in time to witness an ancient culture and tradition rarely experienced in modern times.
KANGSTA VALLEY HIKE & CAVE
Kangtsa is a beautiful, small monastery situated deep in a nearby valley and is among the oldest Gelukpa monasteries in Amdo, founded by one of the 4th Panchen Lama’s disciples. Just beyond the monastery lies a secluded hike up to a holy meditation cave, one of the many hidden, unassuming places across the Plateau that have been home to meditators for centuries.
Transportation to Xiahe Airport
All volunteers will be housed in a local Guesthouse ran by a Tibetan family. Your participation supports this family’s enterprise. The Guesthouse is located directly within Ritoma village with accommodation for 2 persons, wifi, Western bathrooms, hot showers, heated stove, and access to all parts of the village. Ritoma Village and all surrounding areas are extremely safe!
You choose your dates! This program is flexible and can be tailored around your availability. Please inquire to coordinate.
Program Price (Need-Based Scholarships Available!):
$1299 for individual volunteers (1 person)
Bring a friend! $899 each for pairs (2 persons)
Accommodation, Meals, Airport & Local Transportation, Activities, Guides, and Tax-Deductible Program Contribution
To Be Arranged by Guest:
Airfare, Visa, Travel Insurance, Incidentals