About us

JimpaTravels started in 2007. Our guides have been showing people beautiful Tibet for over seven years. As we are Tibetan, we are able to give you an authentic Tibetan experience, making sure you see the important sights along with seeing the real people of Tibet. We work with each customer to tailor a tour that they want and are comfortable with.

Our tour guides speak, of course, Chinese and Tibetan, and also English, French, and Italian. 

Since these are our people and this is where we live, we put a portion of our proceeds to help poor Tibetan students with their education.

Let us show you Tibet. See you soon! Tashi Delek! 

About Jimpa

Jimpa Sang Ji Jie, also known as Jimpa, was born in a small Tibetan village in northeast Tibet (modern day Qinghai province). As a teenager, he became a monk in a local monastery where he experienced monastic life and studied different aspects of Tibetan Buddhism. When he was 16, Jimpa moved to Lhasa, the spiritual and cultural capital of Tibet. In Lhasa, he studied Tibetan medicine and art under the tutelage of experienced monks. He also studied English along with Tibetan history.

In 2002, Jimpa began working as an English teacher in an impoverished Tibetan nomadic region in Amdo while continuing to study Tibetan medicine. In 2004, he began working as a tour guide and tour leader for different agencies based in Beijing, Chengdu, Kunming, Lanzhou, Xining and Lhasa.

In 2006 and 2008 to further his education and to improve his expertise, Jimpa went to Switzerland and France to study Western culture and the French language.

Since 2010, Jimpa has been one of just a handful of Tibetans who has been able to lead tours in both English and French. In addition, he also speaks Chinese and all 3 main dialects of Tibetan.

In 2013, Jimpa was sponsored by Columbia University in New York to study ecotourism in the United States.

In 2014, Jimpa worked with the BBC on a 4 part television documentary on the Mekong River. Jimpa led a film crew to the upper reaches of the Mekong River in the Kham region of Tibet where he served as a translator casino, researcher and tour manager.

He currently serves as one of the founding directors of Amdo Kham International Tours Ltd.