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Tibetan Connections is a locally operated tour company run entirely by Tibetan travel expertise. We are committed to offering you the best experience of Tibet possible. We pride ourselves in our high standard of customer service, and work hard to ensure you enjoy your journey in this breathtaking land.
Our staff are experienced travel operators and guides who have not only worked in the Tibet travel industry for many years, but have also received training in tourism, safety, and customer satisfaction both in China and internationally. In accord with client preferences, our staff has led customers on various luxury, budget, and adventure tours in this region since year 1999.
Whether or not you decide to travel with us, we are happy to offer free and accurate information regarding all aspects of travel on the Tibetan Plateau and western China. We welcome all inquiries by phone, e-mail, or in person at our office.
We are a registered legal tour provider licensed by the Central Tourism Board of China.
Tashi Phuntsok is the manager of Tibetan Connections. An intellectual with a passion for Tibetan life and culture, trained both in the traditional academies and institutes abroad, he is well versed in the tenets of Tibetan Buddhism, the history of the Tibetan plateau, and the ancient and modern culture of all Tibetan regions. In addition, he is an experienced photographer, and has documented the daily life of Tibetans as well as remote landscapes on video and film. He has worked as a travel consultant, tour guide, and agency manager since 1999. He has organized and guided the trips of researchers, filmmakers, photographers, explorers and backpackers throughout the Tibetan world. He is one of the only experts with a deep knowledge of the ins and outs of travels in this region. Recently, he has participated in a series of international travel trainings committed to revise the ways in which the tourism in Tibet are conducted, and connect the Tibetan tour operators with Tibetan communities to become mutually beneficial, environmentally, culturally and socially more responsible.
Tsomo is from Jyekundo in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province—part of the Kham Tibetan cultural region. She received a BA in English from Qinghai Normal University, and joined the Tibetan Connections team since 2007. Tsomo is a licensed English speaking tour operator, proudly among the very few Tibetan women in tourism business. She has led trips to areas throughout her native land, and is particularly knowledgeable about the Tibet Autonomous Region where she has lived and worked before joining us. Sharp, effective and out-going, Tsomo can quickly provide you with the updated information of your inquires and tailor-make travel itinerates according to your preference. In her spare time, Tsomo loves practicing yoga and collecting Tibetan women’s oral histories.