In Tibetan, the town of 'Zhonglu' means “a desirable place.” Ancient trees, Stone Watchtowers, traditional Tibetan houses, and ceremonies... With a history of thousands of years, it is the center for the living culture of the Gyalrong people.
The area used to be an important mica mine and forestland in the last century. The local ecosystem was once disturbed until the late 90s. After that, the region entered an era of ecological restoration and regeneration for its local community and economy.
Yunhe Centre co-creates project-based learning programs and eco-tourism experiences with the Zhonglu community tourism cooperative.
program and Experience
Two-hour ritual ceremony greeting four sacred mountains around the village. Learn about the Himalayan worldview of interbeing with local elders and community youth.
A half-day walk with a community water steward from the forest where the local water source lives, pay tribute to the sacred water stupa and trace the water from farmland to the villages. Have an in-depth understanding of the local water story, and how community stewardship works. Have lunch in a traditional Tibetan Stonehouse.
Experience embroidery, folk music, traditional building techniques, and home-keeping rituals.