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Featured Journeys | Himalayan Treks & Cycling | Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Burma + Mongolia

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

The Everest Base Camp trek is a true Himalayan classic, a trek from the Hillary Airport at Lukla up to Everest Base Camp with a Sherpa guide. Highlights are climbing Kala Patter (5660m), Everest & Amadablam base camps, Chhukung valley and visiting our favorite Sherpa villages and monasteries en route.

6 - 24 Nov (19 days) - lodge trekking - Doma, Tshering, Phu Tashi or Ang Pemba Sherpa

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The Everest region's most unique & comprehensive trek, a Kim & Lhakpa special route!
We cross the Cho La, Kongma La (optional) & Renjo La passes, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes, Chukhung & Thame valleys, climb Gokyo Ri & Kala Pattar for spectacular Himalayan panoramas and trek to Everest Base Camp, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.

9 Nov - 3 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa

Chin Mountain Trek | Bagan to Mrauk U - Myanmar | Burma

A unique adventure through Myanmar (Burma) as we trek through Chin villages in one of Myanmar's most remote regions, from fabled Buddhist temple complexes of Bagan to Mrauk U. This specially crafted trip includes kayak and bike tours of Inle Lake, historic tours of Yangon, a boat cruise to Sittwe. Optional extensions to the pristine Ngapali coast & Mandalay.

Private Departures (18 days) - boutique + luxury hotels + camping - Burmese Guide

 

 

2017 Featured Journeys | Himalayan Treks & Cycling
Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Pakistan & Mongolia

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking
 

 

Lhasa & Kathmandu Winter Photography Journey - Nepal & Tibet Trip

Join our Tibetan winter photography journey in once forbidden Lhasa and central Tibet, on the roof of the world!
We visit the sacred monasteries of central Tibet (Drepung, Sera, Jokhang, Samye, Shigatse, Ganden & Shalu) and the historic sites (Yarlung valley, Potala Palace, Barkor Square, Yamdrung Lake & Gyantse Fort), with time to explore exotic Kathmandu and its many Buddhist and Hindu sites.

23 Feb - 8 March (14 days) - 3-4 star hotels - Tibetan Guide + Tashi R Ghale Photography Guide (Based on 5+ Participants)
Custom Departures Available

Chin Mountain Trek | Bagan to Mrauk U - Myanmar | Burma

A unique adventure through Myanmar (Burma) as we trek through Chin villages in one of Myanmar's most remote regions, from fabled Buddhist temple complexes of Bagan to Mrauk U. This specially crafted trip includes kayak and bike tours of Inle Lake, historic tours of Yangon, a boat cruise to Sittwe. Optional extensions to the pristine Ngapali coast & Mandalay.

Jan + Feb tba (18 days) - boutique + luxury hotels + camping - Burmese Guide

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang Trek - Nepal

Our remote camping trek through through fabled Upper Mustang!
The Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of Mustang is home to the last Tibetan nomads of Nepal, a fabled land of walled cities, fortresses, traditional villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic caves, Buddhist murals & Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki River gorge. 17-day Upper Mustang permit!

19 March - 12 April (25 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan Extension
Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari & Tharu Villages

Everest Yoga Spirit Trek - Nepal

A boutique trek in the Everest region (Solu Khumbu) of the Nepal Himalaya, with a focus on practicing yoga and meditation under Nepal's sacred Himalayan peaks. What better place to practice yoga than during a trek in the incredibly scenic Everest region, under 8000 meter peaks, staying in cozy Sherpa lodges and traditional Sherpa culture in our Kamzang style.

1 - 15 April (14 days) - lodge trekking - Shosh + Sherpa Guide - Options for Luxury or Boutique trips

Kanchenjunga, Lumba Sumba Pass & Makalu Barun Trek - GHT Nepal

Kanchenjunga & Makalu in Nepal's far east are two of the Himalaya's most remote and spectacular trekking regions. We take the wildest routes, including far-flung Olanchung Gola village and Kanchenjunga North Base Camp, as we explore this region of Limbus and Tibetans. Crossing the epic Lumba Sumba pass, we trek to the Makalu Barun National Park along the spectacular Arun Barun river valley.

23 April - 24 May (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Journey Across Mongolia | Kharkhiraa Trek, Sand Dunes, Lakes + Kazakh Nomads

Mongolia, a remote region steeped in legend, a fabled land of golden steppes, the infamous Ghengis Khan, nomads on horseback, gers and a Buddhist tradition. Join us for a trek in the Kharkhiraa mountains, eagle hunters, visits with Kazakh nomads, deserts and sand dunes, Bactrian camels, sublimely beautiful lakes, rivers, snow peaks, the Tsambagaray National Park + more!

9 June - 4 July (26 days) - expedition trekking + jeep safari - Kim, Lhakpa + Mongolian guide

Sky Kingdoms Bicycle Trip | Nubra to Ladakh Nomadic Lake Regions | Indian Himalaya

An epic cycling trip through the sky Kingdoms of Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya. Starting in historic Leh, we cycle over 5000+ meter passes into diverse, desert-like Nubra, cycling along the mighty Shoyok River. Another 5000+ meter pass to cycle to the green, nomadic regions of Ladakh, cruising along the shores the high salt lakes, visiting traditional villages, drinking salt-tea with the nomads.

20 July - 10 Aug (22 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition cycling + jeep support - Kim + Lhakpa

Silk Route Trekking | High Lakes + Traditional Villages of Ladakh - Indian Himalaya

Turquoise Tsomoriri Lake, the otherworldly salt lake of Tso Kar, the nomads of Korzok and Rupshu and the traditional villages of the idyllic Teri valley, a perfect short trek along the ancient Silk Route of the Indian Himalaya.

12 - 28 Aug (17 days) Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Markha Valley + Nomadic Life Trek - Indian Himalaya

Crossing 5000+ meter Ganda La, we enter the green Markha Valley, trekking along the river through traditional Ladakhi villages, their barley harvest swaying in the breeze. Trekking over another pass, we arrive at nomadic Kharnak, where we search for snow leopard prints and camp at beautiful winter settlements.

29 Aug - 15 Sept (18 days) Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Nomads, Salt Lakes & High Passes of Ladakh Trek - Indian Himalaya

Our most popular nomads trek! Following ancient salt trade routes, we trek through spectacular regions of high lakes (Tso Moriri & Tso Kar), camp at far-flung Ladakhi villages, cross Himalayan passes and search for rare wild life, fording rivers and camping with the nomads on the Chanthang plateau, a bit of Tibet!

Aug (17, 20 + 25 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

GHT | Sacred Upper Dolpo (Shey Phoksumdo) to Mustang Trek - Nepal

Upper Dolpo, an ethnically Tibetan region of far-flung villages, Buddhist monasteries, Himalayan passes, turquoise rivers, yaks and snow leopards, is tucked away along the border of Tibet, Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our explorations of Dolpo's most remote destinations: Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake, the Panzang + Biijer valleys and the challenging Himalayan passes leading to Mustang.

30 Sept - 31 Oct (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The Everest region's most unique & comprehensive trek, a Kim & Lhakpa special route!
We cross the Cho La, Kongma La (optional) & Renjo La passes, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes, Chukhung & Thame valleys, climb Gokyo Ri & Kala Pattar for spectacular Himalayan panoramas and trek to Everest Base Camp, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.

8 Nov - 2 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Arun Valley Everedt region Nepal trekWild Everest Christmas | Makalu Arun Valley to Gokyo Lakes Trek - GHT Nepal

Early Everest expeditions pioneered this remote trek through the traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley, crossing high ridges and glacial rivers to reach the alpine Solo Khumbu. In the Everest region, we trek to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, relaxing in Sherpa lodges en route. Join us for Christmas & the New Year in Nepal!

Dec-Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
Dec (18 days) - Arun Valley Trek | Dec-Jan (15 days) - Gokyo Lakes Trek

Lhasa Christmas & Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet Trip

Join our Tibetan Christmas trip in magical wintertime Lhasa!
Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye & the Yarlung valley, Shigatse, Gyantse & Ganden and the ruins of Shegar fortress we embark upon a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas to Kathmandu for a New Year's celebration!

Dec - Jan (16 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Kim +/or Tibetan guide

 

 

2018 Featured Journeys | Himalayan Treks & Cycling
Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia & Pakistan

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

 

The Great Bhutan Bicycle Journey | Bhutan to India Bike Trip

An epic bicycle trip across Bhutan, the land of happiness, fortress-like dzongs, Himalayan peaks, traditional culture, lama festivals and of course ema datsi (chili & cheese). Join us for a wonderful west-east journey through this exotic Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom all the way to the southeast of Bhutan, ending with one of the world's most exciting downhill rides to Assam, India.

17 Feb - 4 March (16 days) - mountain biking + hotels - Kim + Lhakpa
Custom Departures Available - Inquire

High Manaslu & Tibetan Tsum Valley Trek - Nepal

One of Nepal's most diverse and sublimely beautiful treks!
Starting at historic Gorkha fort, we trek through green, sub-tropical river valleys, cross high ridges and trek through atmospheric Gurung villages to reach remote Tsum Valley, on the border of Tibet. Back on the trail heading north, we trek deep into the Tibetan Manaslu region and cross the spectacular, challenging Larkya La pass, perhaps the most spectacular Himalayan panorama in Nepal!

March - April (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Upper Dolpo & Dhorpatan Trek  | The Yertsa Gumbu Route - Nepal

Upper Dolpo, a Tibetan border region of far-flung villages and Buddhist monasteries tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys, is Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our explorations of Dolpo's most remote destinations: Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake & the Panzang valley. As a finale, we trek Peter Matthiessen's stunning Dhorpatan route during yertsa gumbu season!
A once in a lifetime journey ...

April - May (33 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - $5680

Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang Trek | GHT Nepal

A wild trek to Mustang from the fortified village of Nar Phu. The Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of Mustang is home to the last Tibetan nomads of Nepal, a land of walled cities, fortresses, traditional villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic caves, fossils, and Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki River gorge. Nar Phu is a remote valley tucked away between the Annapurna region & Tibet. The Teri La the wild and remote pass that connects these two Tibetan regions, one of Nepal's best kept secrets ...

March - April (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan Extension
Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari & Tharu Villages

Kharta Valley Trek | Kangshung Face of Everest Trek - Tibet

One of Tibet's great treks, a challenging journey to Kangshung Base Camp to view the hidden east face of Everest. En route, we do some exploring in Lhasa and visit central Tibet's most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and traditional Tibetan villages and ancient ruins. Join us!

May (26 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

The Great Ladakh, Zanskar + Kashmir Bicycle Journey - Indian Himalaya

One of the Indian Himayala's best bicycle trips, we go on and off-road to some of Ladakh & Zanskar's most beautiful regions, including Dha Hanu, Sham, Zanskar, alpine Kashmir & the water world of Srinagar for a houseboat stay and off-beat shikara trip on Dal Lake.
Join us for one of the Himalaya's great bike trips!

9 June - 1 July (23 days) - cycling, camping + 3-star hotels - Leh - Srinagar - Kim + Lhakpa

Ladakh + Zanskar Traverse Trek | The Wild Route - Indian Himalaya

Our unique trekking route through Ladakh + Zanskar's most remote villages and river canyons, a spectacular and adventurous trek.
From northern Ladakh we trek through incredibly beautiful canyons and over Himalayan passes to the Kingdom of Zangla. More remote river routes take us to remote Shade and cliffside Phuktal Monastery and more of Zanskar's timeless villages. We exit via the high, breathtakingly beautiful Phirtse La route, one of Zanskar's most challenging.

July - Aug (27 days) (15 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Ladakh + Zanskar Village Trek | The Wild Route - Indian Himalaya

A challenging shorter trek combined with an epic 'jeep safari' through Zanskar & the Suru Valley!
Trekking the most remote of Ladakh & Zanskar’s valleys and villages this is our ‘wild’ take on trekking in Ladakh. Some highlights are the ancient Kingdom of Zangla, Ladakh's breathtakingly beautiful villages and our challenging, pristine ‘Bear Valley’ route.

9-23 Aug (27 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Wild Western Ladakh Traverse Trek | Kanji & Shade - Indian Himalaya

The ultimate in our exploratory India treks! From Kanji to Zanskar via the fantastic river canyons and high passes of the Zangla gorges, we camp at remote Shade village, marvel at cliff-side Phuktal monastery and exit along the spectacular Phirtse La route.Real adventure, real trekking along the Indian Great Himalayan Trail ...

July - Aug (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Silk Route, Nomads & High Lakes Trek - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

Our most popular nomads trek on the idyllic Changtang plateau, with two shorter options. Following ancient salt trade routes, we trek through spectacular high lake regions (Tso Moriri & Tso Kar Lakes), camp at far-flung Ladakhi villages, cross high Himalayan passes and encounter rare wild life, fording rivers and camping with the Tibetan nomads. A piece of old Tibet!

July  (20 days) (17 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa

Nomads, Salt Lakes & High Passes of Ladakh Trek - Indian Himalaya

Our most popular nomads trek! Following ancient salt trade routes, we trek through spectacular regions of high lakes (Tso Moriri & Tso Kar), camp at far-flung Ladakhi villages, cross Himalayan passes and search for rare wild life, fording rivers and camping with the nomads on the Chanthang plateau, a bit of Tibet!

11 July - 28 July, 30 July + 4 Aug (17, 20 + 25 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The Everest region's most unique & comprehensive trek, a Kim & Lhakpa special route!
We cross the Cho La, Kongma La (optional) & Renjo La passes, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes, Chukhung & Thame valleys, climb Gokyo Ri & Kala Pattar for spectacular Himalayan panoramas and trek to Everest Base Camp, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.

Nov - Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
Custom Departures - Inquire

Wild Everest Christmas | Makalu Arun Valley to Gokyo Lakes Trek - GHT Nepal

Arun Valley Everedt region Nepal trekEarly Everest expeditions pioneered this remote trek through the traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley, crossing high ridges and glacial rivers to reach the alpine Solo Khumbu. In the Everest region, we trek to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, relaxing in Sherpa lodges en route. Join us for Christmas & the New Year in Nepal!

Dec-Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
Dec (18 days) - Arun Valley Trek | Dec-Jan (15 days) - Gokyo Lakes Trek

 

 

2019 Featured Journeys | Himalayan Treks & Cycling
Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia & Pakistan

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

 

Pakistan's Silk Road | Karakoram, Nanga Parbat & Shimshal to Khunjurab Pass

A best-of exploratory trip especially crafted for Kamzang Journeys, following Pakistan's ancient Silk Road. This epic trip features walks in the High Pamirs (Shimshal), the Deosai Plains, Nanga Parbat's Rupal Base Camp, Gilgit & the Astore valley, the magical Hunza valley and the Baltura & Passu glaciers. We end the trip with epic mountain views as we cross the Khunjurab Pass into the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China, and on to Kashgar. Options to finish in Islamabad.

June (23 days) - hotels + camping - Kim +/or Shaheen/Pakistani Guide

The Full Lunana Snowman Trek - West to East | Great Himalayan Trail - Bhutan

One of THE best treks in all of the Himalaya, the full version of this challenging, remote and spectacular Bhutan Snowman Trek through much of the Bhutan Himalaya, visiting such remote villages as Laya and Lingshi, trekking close to the Tibetan border to Bhumtang in the far east of Bhutan. A bonus day of rafting in Punakha + sightseeing in Paro (Tiger's Nest), Thimpu, Punakha & Bumthang!

Sept - Oct (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa

Everest Yoga Spirit Trek - Nepal

A boutique trek in the Everest region (Solu Khumbu) of the Nepal Himalaya, with a focus on practicing yoga and meditation under Nepal's sacred Himalayan peaks. What better place to practice yoga than during a trek in the incredibly scenic Everest region, under 8000 meter peaks, staying in cozy Sherpa lodges and traditional Sherpa culture in our Kamzang style.
+ Options for Luxury or Boutique trips

Custom Departures (14 days) - lodge trekking - Yoga Instructor + Sherpa Guide - Please Inquire, Dates Flexible

 

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