Definitely Nomadic was founded in 2004 out of a great love for nomads and nomadic culture. Through the years, we have added on projects: Chyoger Treks, the Khampa Cafe in Tagong (2010-2014), the Khampa Nomad Arts Cooperative, and the Khampa Nomad Ecolodge. We sold Khampa Cafe after 2014 and moved full-time to the Ecolodge, where we continue to support traditional arts and nomad-run trekking. And we have the only sauna in Kham!
Angela speaks English, Tibetan and Chinese and is a master at making travel arrangements which all worked perfectly. As someone who has spent some 55 years traveling and largely in remote areas I can honestly say the travel experience, personal attention and follow through on travel arrangements and related service provided by Angela at the EcoLodge in my opinion are the pinnacle of my experience … n’est plus ultra! If you are attracted to such travel experiences your wishes and plans will be more than fully met here.
Rick and Chris
The Ecolodge is 10km outside of the town, and it’s worth the distance. The place is only partially finished, but it’s warmer than any building I’ve been in in China so far due to the care with which Angela, her family, and volunteers built it. The food is delicious and healthy, the type of people who end up at a place like this are friendly and interesting, and the scenery out every window is unspeakably beautiful.
One of the things that has most touched me about living in this place is the amazingly deep connection to land and place that exists here. In January 2004, when we took our first trek to Zhakra Mountain, I asked Djarga and the other nomads guiding the group to plan the trek themselves, since I … Continue reading Huge Home and Parasitic Tourism
This year has so far been an amazing year for flowers here! Enjoy the color extravaganza! Please let us know if you the names of any of the flowers, so we can improve the listing!
This morning, I slept in a bit and had a missed call from 7 AM from Woobzang in Sertar. Later, I mentioned it to Tenzin Nyima and Rekho, who said that Woobzang had called Rekho’s phone before 7, asking them to please send Pengtso’s yak across the river. Pengtso did not want to call me, … Continue reading Early Morning Yak Call
One of the things that is most different here from other parts of the world is that people have not fully bought into the necessity and normality of money and work — the basic capitalist system. This is why it is so hard to get people to work for us; they simply don’t really believe … Continue reading Work, Capitalism, Barter, and the Non-Monetary Economy