Chamba Tsering

I was born in the Mt. Everest region of Tibet side; and I was the co-founder of Pure Tibet Travel. The vision of Pure Tibet Travel grew out of my years of working experience leading development projects in the Mt. Everest region while employed with World Concern, a Seattle-based U.S. non-profit organization.

Through this work and later study of Pre-MBA at Whitworth University as well the completion of a Masters Degree in International Development at Eastern University in Pennsylvania (USA), I came to understand the responsibility a company has to its clients and employees, and to the environment, culture, and people impacted by our actions and activities.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We are based in Tibet Lhasa; and we are specialized in the central Tibet including Lhasa, Shigatse, Tsedang, Nyingtri, the Everest region of Tibet; the Mt. Kailash region, and the Northern Tibetan Nomadic area. My coworkers including guides and drivers primarily from Tibet; and they all have a deep understand of Tibetan culture and its traditional roots.

In terms of the activities, we are well experienced organizing cultural tours, highland trekking, highland bike trips across central Tibet as well as overland trips to Kashgar."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was there for 7 years for the people at the Mt. Everest Tibet side; and dedicated to bring a transformational change in the communities by implementing non-profit developmental programs such as village school construction, teachers' training, vocational training, mother and child health, micro hydro, drinking and irrigation system, erosion control, and suspension bridges etc.

We had to shut down our programs in the early 2010 due to the external factor; and it was a huge transition of my life. Same year, I have ended up in travel industry. 2017 is the 8th year to our team; and we love what we do; and committed to bring transformational change in our community via a private, travel service business. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In August 2013, I took 4 days trekking trip with my kids and my nieces, nephews to the Shishapangma South Base Camp in my hometown, a seclude and beautiful corner in the Himalayan region. No cellphone, no noises, just a quality time with the future generation (kids.) It was a family, nature, and spiritual journey to me and kids; and was the best trip I have ever taken in my life."