Khampa Treks & Khampa Arts

 

Khampa Nomad Arts Center and Ecolodge:

We are open for lodging, food, and treks! Rooms are here. For treks, please see our short trek catalog, and call (+86) 13684493301 or email info@definitelynomadic.com to book. We need booking confirmation and payment in full the night before the start of most treks, and 2 nights before for some, so please call in advance to be sure your plans will be possible!

View from the hilltopsOur move from central Tagong town into the grasslands allows us to host guests in rural nomad pastureland. The self-guided hiking options are numerous, spectacular and varied, and guided treks from the lodge allow for much further-out, pristine landscapes than do Tagong-start treks.

At the same time, the move allows us to be closer to nomad communities, to be part of their life of yaks and landscape, and to more successfully support that life, through offering for sale all of their products: milk, cheese, cloth, leather, felt, horse rides and homestays, and by helping to develop these things in ways that better fit realities of nomad life.

Additionally, the Ecolodge models green and self-sufficient technologies like solar and wind power, biogas, passive solar design, and traditional spring capping. We want people to see that they can be comfortable and healthy, without being wasteful and destructive. It is possible to hold strong to Tibetan tradtional styles while welcoming modern comforts. The Ecolodge seeks to demonstrate to Tibetan nomads and to non-Tibetan visitors alike that there is a real alternative to the commonly envisioned, homogenized version of modern life. We can live a life which honors and and builds on old ways.

Painting WindowsLodge Back

 

Here is the map to Ecolodge from Tagong. If you would like to take a taxi, you can do that from the bus top next to Lhagang Temple in central Tagong. Ask to go to "Angela". The walk is 8 kms though the hills, and passes a small temple. Here are printable directions.

Lodge

angela@definitelynomadic.com