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Explore Tibet - Tibet Travel Guide 2017
Why Local Tibetan Guide?

When you travelling into Tibet which is a place with full of wonders and interesting cultural differences, our Tibetan tour guide plays a crucial role to tell the real stories beyond the superficial objects and the breathing cultural on the Tibetan plateau, so only a local Tibetan travel guide can achieve the purpose by sharing the knowledge that he/she experienced from their childhood or heard from their elders. Moreover using local Tibetan tour guide is part of our core motivation of the Responsible Tourism  practices and employ Tibet travel guides and local people as much as we can.
Being a local Tibet tour agency, we have conducted several trainings to our Tibetan tour guides and crews to improve their service ability and first aid kit trainings, so we are very proud to introduce you our Explore Tibet team for your Tibet tour arrangement.
The question of how to find a Tibetan tour guide is a most commonly asked in most of the Tibet travel forums, but there is no any clear answer and our recommendation is if you find a Tibetan travel company, then you will definitely get a Tibetan tour guide for your travel in Tibet.
Here we have selected some of our representative staff photos and brief biographies.

Sonam Jamphel(General Manager)
I am Tibetan born and grew up in Tibet, but did not truly discover the beauty of my country until I explored its wonders with my guests in the past years. The more I traveled, the more I came to love the land that I call home. The task of educating our guests inspired me to study our ancient culture, traditions, religion and history through both books and the elders of my village. In my experience
Samdup Gyal (Sales Manager)
He is Samdup Gyal (Sam as English name), 29 years old. He was born in a small and humble peasant family in Amdo (far eastern Tibet), located 210km away from Qinghai Lake (Tso Nongpo in Tibetan). He studied abroad and returned after he finished his first year in the college. During the two months at his hometown he dreamt to share the tradition, culture, religion and histories with rest of the worl
Kalsang Namgyal (Travel Consultant)
Kalsang Namgyal was born in Lhasa, Tibet. He received bachelors degree of Business Administration there. In 2006, he came back to Tibet and started his job, working as a Tibet Tour Guide till 2013. In 2008, he worked at Lamsang Language School as an English Teacher. Then in 2009, he obtained China National Guide License from Tibet Tourism Bureau with necessary and proper guide trainings. Meanwhile
Dolma (Travel Consultant)
Dolma was born in 1986 at central Tibet called Utsang. Since she was a child, she became so interested in foreign languages and when it came to middle school, she put her full efforts to learn English. Hence, after middle school she went to a private language school to realize her dreams. While learning English from private school, she realized that she wanted to be a translator or tour guide in o
Tenzin Norbu (Travel Consultant)
My name is Tenzin Norbu, 30 years old and I was born and grown up in Lhasa, as my parents have very strong Tibetan cultural and traditional background, I am proud of born in such a family and experienced our culture and traditional in my daily life. English is my third spoken language and in 2009 I was certified with China national tour guide license and worked as tour guide for couple of years, b
Sherry (Travel Consultant)
Sherry obtained her bachelors degree of Arts from Sichuan International Studies University in Chengdu. From the year 2009 to 2012, she has been studying English as major. Besides, she had strong interest in learning this language since middle school. Thus a good English skill is one of her advantages. After graduation from college with passing the highest test for English major in grade 8 (TEM8),
Nyidon (Logistic Dept)
Nyima Dolma, 29 years old. She was born in the capital city of Tibet in a humble family. Since from child, she was very interested in learning English and step by step she learned English from different private schools in and around Lhasa. After middle school at the government school at Shol, she was able to find different kinds of works. Due to her rapid improvement on English language, she conti
Penpa Tsering : (Tour Guide)
Tashi Delek! My name is Penpa Tsering and I come from Phenbu county, which is about 120km north of Lhasa, my hometown is also well known for black necked cranes during the winter months, there are folks of black necked cranes can be seen in my home area. I studied Tibetan Buddhism at our village monastery for 8 years, later I came to Lhasa and settled with my family, now I have two kids. I have be
Tse Dhondup/Rooney (Tour guide)
My name is Tse Dhondup and sometimes also call me Rooney, I am 29 years old. I am a Tibetan born in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. I completed my class X in social science. I loved to participate in different extra-curricular activities in the school, both academic and sportive. I shouldered responsibility as a school prefect for several years and won the School Environment Club Membership certifica
Mia (Travel Consultant)
My name is Mia and I am 25 years old, born in Sichuan province. I obtained the bachelors degree of Arts from Sichuan International Studies University in Chengdu, from 2009 to 2012, zi have been studying English as major. During the University, I decided to improve her overall quality as the goal, to the full development of self - direction, establish a correct outlook on life, values and World-outl
Namgyal (Tour Guide)
Namgyal is a knowledgeable tour guide who was born in Lhasa and having deep Tibetan cultural background, since from his childhood, he was very kind and showing deep interest in Tibetan Buddhism, so that later he got great opportunity to study Buddhism philosophy for more than 2 years. Then later he studied English in some private language school for more than 7 years. From 2005, he work as tour gui
Tsetan Namgyal (Tour Guide)
Tsetan Namgyal is 30 years old and was born in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet. After he finished his middle school, he went abroad to study English and returned around 2002, from his childhood he is very keen to learn more about Tibetan culture and tradition, and he specially valued Tibetan language and always love to learn from elders. Over past decade, he encountered different works and experie
Tenpa Tenzin (Guide & Driver)
Tenpa is from Minyag region of Kham(far eastern part of Tibet plateau), he came back from India after finishing my class XI in arts, then learned advanced mountain driving since 2004. Currently he lives in Kangding (Dartse Do) and well experienced in traveling in the Kham region. He speaks good English and fluent Khampa local dialects as well as Chinese. In the past 6 years he travelled almost ever
Tashi (Driver)
Tashi is 46 years old and he was born in Phenbu County which is only 100km north of Lhasa. He also received his driving license at his early 20s and at that time drove trucks for construction site. Later he bought a minibus and transport local Tibetan pilgrims to different holy sites ranging from Mt.Kailash in the far-west Tibet to Mt. Kawakarpo in the east, holy lake Lhamo Lhatso in south to Lake
Tenzin (Driver)
Tenzin is 32 years old and he was born in Tolung County which is adjacent to Lhasa. Driving in Tibet is very challenging and requires great skill and a good river. Tenzin obtained his advanced driving skills from his father who was one of first batch driver that transport tourist by trucks in early 90s. Tenzin received his driving license in his early 20s, but in the beginning, like most other driv
Tselha (Tour Guide)
Hi Tashi Delek, my name is Sonam Tsering and my friends call me Tselha, I was born in Lhasa, after my graduation from college, I worked as tour guide and I love the tour guide work to share our culture and religion to world wide travelers, I have more than 6 years of tour guiding expriences and traveled almost every corner in Tibet. I speak Tibetan, English and little bit of Chinese. Over the year
Damdul (Driver)
Driver Damdul was born in 1962, in Meldrogonkar County of center Tibet, nearby Lhasa. Now he is 52 years old. He has been driving since from the year of 1986. In 2001, he obtained the Tourism Driving License which enabled him to drive for tour groups in Tibet. Moreover, he is well experienced in driving, especially he knows the road condition in Tibet very well. With years of driving experience fo
Tashi Yangphel ( Tour Guide)
Tashi Yangphel is one of the top Tibetan tour guide at Explore Tibet where he had worked and traveled with different travelers, he received numbers of excellent reviews from our clients every year, his knowledge of Tibetan history, culture and religion will definitely enrich the travelers experiences, and with Tashi Yangphel, you will never lost into the mystical Tibetan culture and tradtion. He i
Rex (Travel Consultant)
Hi My name is Rex and i was born in Chengdu, Sichuan, I was graduated from Sichuan University in Tourism marketing, after my graduation I have worked in a International KG in Chengdu for one year, then I got a great opportunity to work at Explore Tibet as travel consultant, even though I was not born as Tibetan but I think I will be grown as Tibetan, because I love the Tibetan culture and people,

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