Dora is a small farming community in Kham, eastern Tibetan Plateau, which is located about 120 km from Dartsedo (Kangding). It looks like a mountain village in Colorado, and the area is best known for its distinctive local culture, watchtowers, love for horses, wild mushrooms, and barley fields.For travelers, Dora offers a panoramic view of the mountains and villages, easy-to-challenging hiking opportunities, daily mediation at a village chapel with locals, endless mountain biking, and living like local Tibetans. Dora is also the home of our staff member Tenpa.
Family: For years, we have brought guests to Dora, where they enjoyed a home experience at the home of either Tenpa or his brother, which known as the Layetta Family. The family dwelling is a 2-story guesthouse built on a courtyard facing Southwest. The building of about 700 square meters has 4 guest rooms, one kitchen, and a dining room on the first floor and 6 rooms and a café on the second floor. All rooms have a bathroom and shower. Outside the home is a greenhouse, where they grow organic vegetable for guests to enjoy.
Enjoy an authentic Tibetan homestay with a verified, trusted and experienced family by Conscious Journeys in Tibet. You will learn first-hand from the local Tibetans about their culture, history, customs, and traditions in the intimacy of their homes and daily lives.
As with other homestays that we have selected in our Tibetan Homestay Network, you can book a room through us for an extended period of time (we recommend 3 nights to 2 weeks) and travel there directly your own. If you need assistance such as booking a car and a guide for Kham region, we recommend you sign-up for Kham Homestay Tour or request a customize trip by filling out our trip inquiry form.
If you are interested volunteering or doing field research that required some coordination, and English translation, you need to book a guide or translator few weeks ahead of your arrival. Tenpa has a small office and it has possible you can volunteer there, as part of your experience, by documenting wild plants, birds, and trails. This will serve as valuable educational information for travelers and locals to keep.