My name is Woeser Phel. I was born in Amdo into a nomadic family. Somehow I was able to study Tibetan, English and a little Chinese. Before becoming a tour guide for seven years, I was an interpreter in Kham and Amdo and taught English. Today, I live and work in Lhasa with my family.
Actually, it was my clients who first suggested that I set up my own travel company in 2007. I thought it wouldn't be possible but I started anyway...and it turned out well!
Since then, I've organized more than 2,000 travel groups in the Tibetan Autonomous Region and about 80 in Kham and Amdo. I'm very happy that more than 98% of my clients have appreciated my services which are based on my first-hand experience and knowledge and as well, the team that I have working with me.
I'm also proud to be able to support my community. As a business, Road to Tibet offers scholarships to young adults who've passed their university entrance exams but have financial difficulty meeting the tuition.
We also make small donations for people needing medical care. I want to continue doing these kinds of things and be able to do more every year.
When it comes to our precious environment, it's important to educate Tibetans about this and to make sure that our trips and treks are eco-friendly, "taking nothing but photos and leaving nothing but footprints.”
As a bonus, in parts of Kham and Amdo, I'm able to arrange tours that include home-stays. This option deepens the cultural experience for my clients and also directly benefits families and communities and contributes to global understanding.
Thank you for visiting my website and reading my story. Let me know if you want to come to Tibet. May the world be happy and peaceful!