Custom Adventure Travel tours to Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

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Destinations & Potential Study Topics

  • Unique Tibetan culture & environment
  • Tibetan Buddhist religion
  • Tibetan language & history
  • Contempory Tibet: Culture at risk
  • How can mass tourism be more responsible?

Essential Tibet Information

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  • Leadership skills and personal development
  • Trekking & rafting as the medium for learning.
  • Sherpa Culture and adaptation to modernisation
  • The impact of mountaineering on Sherpa lifestyles

Essential Nepal Information

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  • Bhutanese festivals and culture: A resiliant culture
  • Tourism policy as a preservation tool.
  • Tourism as a effective tool for sustainable development
  • Maintaining local culture under pressure from globalisation & modernisation

Essential Bhutan Information

Need some inspiration?

Check out some educational projects we have recently facilitated

Tibet University Eco-tourism Project

Thompson Rivers University: Tibet Kayak Expedition: Click to view a 15min video.

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We believe that positive change can only occur in our globalised world through cross-cultural education, personal empowerment, community based action and respect for other cultures.

We regularly create customized education programs for varied clients from individuals with a distinct research goal, to private families and full credit status programs for Universities. We work closely with our clients to establish clear learning outcomes and carefully craft innovative programs and itineries to meet these goals.

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Meet some of educational facilitators/group leaders

Kabir M. Heimsath is a man of many talents. Kabir has an incredible knowledge of Himlayan culture and geography and has facilitated study programs throughout the region. Kabir earns his living as an educational facilitator, professional photographer/writer and adventure travel consultant. He has numerous publications under his belt including his book “Tibet: Apparitions and Lhasa”. He is also co-editor of the “Historical Dictionary of Tibet”. Scarecrow Press, (2004). Besides English, Kabir also speaks fluent Tibetan, Hindi, French, Nepali and conversational Mandarin.

Kabir facilitates Virginia University's International Studies Tibetan semester program at Tibet University in Lhasa. Kabir is also currently researching for his Phd in Contempory Tibetan Studies at Oxford Univeristy, England. Kabir is fast becoming the worlds leading expert on Contempory Tibet. His unassuming manner and skillful ability to capture "learning moments" on the road make him an outstanding group leader.

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When Chris Jones first came to Tibet to help Tibet Wind Horse Adventure develop their rafting opertation and staff training program, he had no idea how deep an effect Tibet would have on him. He immediately adapted his major in International Adventure Tourism Development to focus on Tibetan tourism development and has spent the last 5 years focusing on the practical and theoretic side of tourism development in Tibet and the greater Himalalaya.

Chris has facilitated educational programs in Tibet from private family programs to full credit status student programs. In 2004 he began working on the Tibet Eco-tourism Project, a collabroation between Columbia Univeristy, Univerisity of Virginia and Tibet University to develop responsible tourism curriculum for the tourism department at Tibet University. Chris oversees all educational programs created by Griffon and usual facilitates all the program logistics as well. His latest project saw him touring British Columbia Canada with Tibetan tourism teachers showcasing Canadian best practices in tourism.

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Participants in the Responsible Tourism Workshop for Tibet University Professors at Columbia University NYC. Photo: Chris Jones.