We are a small Tibetan family guest house in Shangri-la (Tibetan part of Yunnan province) at 3300m altitude.
The owners, a local Tibetan family, are very easy going and open minded.
The guest house is very calm, with only 10 rooms, in the historic center of Shangri-la.
During the busy times we can always use a helping hand. That's why we are looking for volunteers to help out.
We don't expect much from our helpers (no direct commercial involvement in the running of the business), no cleaning of rooms. Just help to receive visitors (being present) when the rest of us is too busy.
You will have enough free time to discover Shangri-la and make new friends. There is nature, culture, nightlife, etc.
In exchange we will teach you about local culture.
If you stay for 3 weeks or longer, we will offer you for free a choice between an introduction course in Tibetan Thangka painting, or a course in Tibetan language with our Tibetan master.
We are a member of Mekong Responsible Tourism, and are Himalayan Consensus certified. This means that we try to give our guests a truly Tibetan experience and give back to the local community. We are involved in sustainable development in villages in the Deqin area. We rebuilt a Tibetan village school in cooperation with a local travel agency
We provide local employment in the guest house, and we always use local guides and drivers as well as villagers.
Our guests come from all over the world.
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You will have a real Tibetan experience in our guest house with our Tibetan family.
Learn about Tibetan and Chinese history, culture and food.
and make new friends: Tibetan, Chinese and foreign.
We provide one free course in Tibetan Thangka painting or Tibetan language if you stay for 3 weeks or longer.
Since we receive guests from all over the world we kindly appreciate volunteers who can stay here at least 1 week.
We provide employment to locals at our guest house, and we always use local guides and drivers as well as villagers.
Tasks can be any of the following:
- Welcoming visitors: showing them the guest house and rooms: volunteers who stay longer can better explain everything.
- Helping visitors feeling at home.
- Shopping for supplies
- Cleaning (very little, we have people who make up the rooms)
- Giving guests general information about the area.
In exchange for 4-5 hours of work per day (2 days off per week) we can offer you free accommodation and food.
If you stay for more than 3 weeks we will provide you with one free course in Tibetan Thangka painting or Tibetan language with our Tibetan master.
You'll also enjoy the Tibetan lifestyle in a laid-back environment. Shangri-la has a lot to offer.
We can accept you if you are willing to stay for at least one week, but we prefer longer periods (thank you for understanding).
If you're interested, please leave us your details: what dates are you coming, and how you can help.
You will get a real comfortable shared room (maximum 2 pax. per room) with your own single bed.
There is 24 hours hot water, electricity, Wi-Fi.
During your free time you will be able to explore the surrounding area: Shangri-la old town, Songzanlin monastery, the Yangtze valley, the Mekong valley.
There are many opportunities for hiking as well: beautiful villages, countryside and nature.
You will be able to enjoy Shangri-la nightlife and make many new friends.
Depending on where you will be coming from there are various ways to come to Shangri-la:
- by air (from Kunming, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an, Lhasa, Shenzhen, other major cities)
- by bus (from Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Sichuan Tibetan areas)
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Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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