Lhasa, Tibet (PRWEB) September 06, 2015
As Tibet travel has grown more and more popular throughout the 2015 travel season so has the need to keep in mind responsible tourism practices. Tibet is a unique place whose culture is rooted in the ancient past; while modernization has brought good to the Tibetan people it has also eroded away at what makes Tibet special. Tibet Ctrip Travel Service-TCTS (http://www.tibetctrip.com) discusses a few tips for ensuring this fascinating land remains unique for generations to come.
- Be observant of cultural and religious customs: Some of these are as simple as not pointing the bottoms one’s feet at another person or touching children on top of the head. Others may not be as well known or easy to remember; this could be a thing like stepping over, not on, temple thresholds or walking around sacred places in a certain direction. Travel groups’ guide will let visitors know in advance and provide reminders in situations like these.
- Leave no trace while on a Tibet trekking tour: High altitude environments are sensitive and take an exceptionally amount of time to heal from damage. Make sure to pick up trash and inform locals of the group’s presence (usually the guide will take care of this). Stay on well-established paths and keep waste away from water.
- Shop local: Support the Tibetan community by patronizing their shops and restaurants. Not only is money from tourism crucial to the local economy but travelers will rewarded with charming cultural experiences they might not have otherwise had.
While some of modernization’s forces are for the greater good of Tibet, a visitor doing their part helps ensure that Tibet remains the beautiful and fascinating places it always has been. Taking a tour of Tibet is an unforgettable experience; let’s make sure it stays that way for generations to come!