Gesartour is a 100% Tibetan-run travel agency located in Xining. We believe tourism is an effective tool for providing economic empowerment to marginalized Tibetan communities. We offer custom tours of Tibet for individuals, private groups, and educational institutions; we provide an inspiring range of cultural and wilderness experiences in one the most remote and beautiful regions of the world.
Our professional team of guides and office staff know the Kham and Amdo regions of eastern Tibet better than anyone as we were all born and raised here --we can guaruntee an athentic Tibetan experience.The philosophy of Gesartour is to take you off the beaten path and behind the scenes --offering you a unique, memorable and personal experience in Tibet. Quality customer service is our highest priority.
As Gesartour is fully Tibetan owned, we are deeply interested in perserving the land and culture of this region for generations to come. Gesartour was established in order to nurture the capacity for competitive and constructive development within marginalized Tibetan communities. Specifically, Gesar Tour provides a sustainable source of employment for the local people.
By training local Tibetan guides in cultural knowledge, it ensure the Tibetan culture will remain strong within the hearts and minds younger generations; by training our guides in sustainble tourism practises, it establishes a business model that is beneficial to local economic growth. We aim to increase the confidence of the local Tibetans in order to realize their potential regarding the improvement of their living conditions.
In choosing Gesartour, you can also be sure that you are traveling with a company that takes its commitment to sustainable tourism seriously. Gesartour promotes cultural preservation and environmental protection through sustainable and responsible tourism; we operate to the highest environmental standards and are dedicated to supporting local economic and education development within Tibetan communities.
The staff and guides of Gesartour have taken part in multiple ecotourism and sustainability workshops, organized by Columbia University. These workshops addressed the destructive nature of mass tourism where minimal income is contributed to the local economy and often leads to environmental degradation. By working with local Tibetans, Gesartour ensures that the income generated by tourism will go directly into preserving the local cultures and environments. At Gesartour we pay particular attention to the visitor capacity of the sites we visit, working with the local people to make sure the spirit of these remote and beautiful destinations remains intact.