Interesting Books To Read
To Get Ready for the Journey

A Plant Hunter in Tibet

by Frank Kingdon Ward

In the Land of the Blue Poppies:
The Collected Plant Hunting Writings of Frank Kingdon Ward

by Frank Kingdon Ward, Tom Christopher, and Jamaica Kincaid

My Land and My People
XIVth Dalai Lama

Compassion in Exile
XIVth Dalai Lama

In Exile in the Land of the Snows
by Richard Avedon
Probably the most interesting and authoritative book about the Tibetans
in Tibet and in exile. Covers everything from exile in 1959.

The World’s Religions
Huston Smith
Huston Smith, a well-known scholar on world religions, gives an insightful overview of the primary religions, including Tibetan Buddhism.

Fire Under the Snow
Palden Gyatso
Biography of monk Palden Gyatso, recounting his years of torture in Chinese
prisons and his world view since escaping from Tibet. Monk Palden Gyatso has
become one of the most outspoken Tibetan ex-prisoners of war in terms of
World awareness on human rights violations within Tibet.

At the camp, we will have a variety of texts on Chinese and Tibetan flora;
Tibetan medicinal plants; plant anatomy, botanical illustration, etc.
that you may use during the tour.