As showcase models of geo-tourism, Shambhala Serai Himalayan Heritage Hotels offer guests an unforgettable life experience. Guests stay in one-of-a-kind luxury while knowing that their stay is helping to preserve ethnic heritage and culture and the environment, and directly benefiting the local community.
Each Shambhala Serai Heritage Hotel is a loving restoration of a historic building, and is located at a revered energy source. From 2005 to the present, each restoration has been completed by a team of fifty Tibetan artisan craftsmen. All lanterns, bedspreads and pillow cases, and most other fixtures and decorations, used at the hotels are produced by women and disabled artisans supported through micro-finance programs operated by Shambhala. The Tibetan Tiger rugs featured at the hotels are the result of an artisan revival program undertaken by Shambhala to rejuvenate traditional natural dying and weaving techniques and are produced by a commune of women weavers. Shambhala Serai Heritage Hotels are true community efforts and reflect the pride of local residents in their own traditions and identities.
Geo Tourism (n):
tourism that sustain or enhances the geographical character of the place - its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents.