Kham, Amdo, Sichuan, Yunnan PLUS
covers most Tibetan areas that are not inside the
TAR. If you're looking for adventure,
look no further. He can introduce you to the WILDS of
Tibetan lands and it's inspiring peoples.
his satchel of lifelong friendships, he can introduce you to
monks, to Tibetan farmers, to nomads and to modern city
folk. Want to work in an orphanage, he can arrange that.
Want to survive the WILD Horse Festival, he can hold your
hand every step of the way.
Kalsang Dondrup, 27, has been a guide for foreign travelers
in Tibet since 2004. He has taken individual travelers
thousands of miles, from as far away as Lijiang to the
Russian border. He has all the connections and know how to
help travelers find the least expensive Land Cruiser, the
best price on hotels and food. Whether you need a guide for
a few days or a few months, Kalsang can be of service in a
myriad of way. Born in the Amdo county of Hualong,
Province, he has also lived and studied abroad so he
understands and enjoys western traditions as well as his
own. One of his favorite hobbies is studying interpersonal
relationships which gives him an edge when it comes to
dealing with all sorts of personalities. Gentle and kind, he
can adapt to any situation or mix of personalities. He loves
the outdoors, animals, children and all things natural. His
enthusiasm for learning new cultures, studying foreign
languages, and enjoying hiking and roughing it with the
nomads gives him the perfect combination of interests for
guide work. He really likes sharing Tibetan traditions,
culture and religion, as well as learning from his guests.
You can catch him at the local open-air dances on the park
plaza during the summer, when he’s not up a mountain with
friends or guests. Interested in film and computers, Kalsang
has a wide variety of interests and talents. As our male
'Guide of the Year', Kalsang’s list of excellent
recommendations is stacking up. Book him early
to avoid disappointment. Unless he has a cancellation, he
usually is booked pretty far in advance. Write him directly
Kalsang's Favorite Itineraries
(Ch:Xining) – Kumbum Monastery – Qinghia Lake – Shachung
Monastery – Khamra National Park and Achung Namdzong Nunnery
– Rongpo Gonchen Monastery and two Art School Upper Wutu and
Lower Wutu – Labrang Monastery –Taktsang Lhamo – Kandze –
Derge – Pelyul – Chengdu City – Lhasa.
– Kumbum Monastery – Qinghai Lake – Shachong Monastery –
Khamra National Park and Achung Namdzong Nunnery – Rongpo
Gonchen Monastery and two Art School – Labrang Monastery –
Golok, Amnye Machen Mountain – Jyekundo – Sershul Monastery
– Dzongchen Monastery – Derge – Kandze – Chengdo City –
3. There is another route, is only around
Amdo (Ch: Qinghai)
Ziling ( Ch: Xining City) - Kumbum Monastery - Shachung
Monastery - Khamra National Park - Repkong - Labrang
Monastery - Golok - Yushu - Chabcha - Qinghai Lake - Back to
For Attractions in Kalsang's
areas, click here
Lhasa & Surrounding (TAR)
the female 'Guide of the Year' with the effervescing smile! No
trip to Lhasa is complete without Chemi to guide you around
the Barkhor, take you inside the
Jokhang, over to the Potala
Palace and Norbulinga, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama.
Sure, you can do those sites on your own, but you’ll never
find the monasteries hidden away in the nicks and crannies
of the old city alleys. She is famous for her tales,
religious myths, humor and jokes.
you’re looking for a fantastic experience full of fun and
excitement, Chemi can take you to the “safe” and “clean”
restaurants, the best butter tea houses, the local markets,
and down the hidden byways of this maze-like city. You’ll go
home with more than fantastic memories, you’ll go home with
stories beyond your wildest imagination, you'll go home with
a new Tibetan friend!
Chemi has been a private guide in Lhasa and surrounding
areas since 2005. Born as a nomad in Chamdo, she’s attended
university and speaks English, Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese.
Known for her charisma and warm heart, she has helped
hundreds of tourists navigate their way through this
fascinating land at the top of the world. She enjoys
reading, writing, studies, religion and culture. She can
hike, dance and sing and maybe even leap from tall buildings
with nothing more than a cape! Without a doubt, she is in
demand. Book early! Not currently available. Please
For Attractions in the Chemi's
area, click here
We are currently
updating our site and guide profiles. Please check back in
the future and meet more Tibetan guides from across Tibet.
Thank you and have
a fantastic journey!