FEATURED JOURNEYS

Journeys to the most far-flung destinations in the Himalaya ....
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2014 Featured Journeys

Spring Lhasa to Kathmandu (Everest Base Camp) Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet

Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye, Shigatse, Gyantse & Ganden, we embark on a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas back to Kathmandu. Of course we stop to visit the Tibetan Everest Base Camp en route ...

(20) 21 May - 5 June (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Tibetan guide - $3180
Private Departures Also Available

 

GHT: Wild Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - 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.

20 April-19 May (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $4680


Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

A Himalayan classic: we trek from the Hillary Airport at Lukla all the way up to to Everest Base Camp with local Sherpa guide, Doma. Highlights: climbing 5660-meter Kala Patter and visiting our favorite Sherpa villages and monasteries en route.

20 April-8 May (19 days) - lodge trekking - Doma, Tshering or Phu Tashi Sherpa - $2580
Private Departures Also Available

 

Ultimate Tibet: Saga Dawa Kailash, Guge, Zhangzhung & West Tibet - Nepal & Tibet

Starting in fabled Lhasa, visiting Ganden, Gyantse & Shigatse, we journey to sacred Mount Kailash, cleansing a lifetime of sins while trekking the kora. After visiting Tirthapuri Gompa and the ancient kingdoms of Kyunglung (Zhangzhung) & Guge, we jeep safari along the remote northern Changthang route, with the Himalaya below us, finishing at the semi-tropical Last Resort ...

 (28) 29 May - 27 June (30 days) - expedition trekking & hotels - Kim & Lhakpa - $5680

 

Nomads of Tso Moriri & Tso Kar Lakes - Ladakh, India

A wonderful journey through the nomadic regions of idyllic, turqouise Tso Moriri and Tso Kar lakes, the high salt lakes of the Changtang region of Ladakh. We camp with the nomads, the Himalayan range providing a backdrop to our green campsites. Revised itinerary coming ...

14 June - 4 July (21 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3380

 

Nomads & Salt Lakes of the Changthang (Pangong Lake) - Ladakh, India

Following ancient salt trading routes we trek through a spectacular region of high lakes and rare wild and bird life, fording sparkling rivers and camping with Tibetan and Ladakhi nomads. From turquoise Tso Moriri Lake we journey to Tso Kar Lake, crossing remote passes to reach far-flung Himalayan villages. We end with two idyllic days at Pangong Lake.

12 July - 6 Aug (26 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3680

Ladakh & Zanskar Traverse: The Wild Route - Ladakh, India

From northern Ladakh to Zanskar via the fantastic river canyons, high passes and remote villages 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 & spectacular scenery!

11 Aug-7 Sept (28 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3880

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

Upper Dolpo, a Tibetan border region of hidden villages and monasteries tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys, is Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our fifth year of wild explorations to the most far-flung of Dolpo's destinations - Shey, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang valley & the high route to Mustang.

28 Sept-28 Oct (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $5495

Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

A Himalayan classic: we trek from the Hillary Airport at Lukla all the way up to to Everest Base Camp with one of our best Sherpa guides. Highlights: climbing 5660-meter Kala Patter, the Khumbu ice pinnacles and visiting our favorite Sherpa villages and monasteries en route.

12-30 Oct (19 days) - lodge trekking - Doma, Tshering or Phu Tashi Sherpa - $2580
Private Departures Also Available

 

Autumn Lhasa to Kathmandu (Everest Base Camp) Jeep Safari - Tibet

Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye, Shigatse, Gyantse & Ganden, we embark on a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas back to Kathmandu. Of course we stop to visit the Tibetan Everest Base Camp en route ...

(28)29 Oct - 13 Nov (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Tibetan guide - $3180
Private Departures Also Available

 

Everest Gokyo Lake Trek - Nepal

One of the Everest region's best-kept secrets, this trek into the Khumbu's Shangri La, the Gokyo Lakes, is as spectacular as a Nepal trek comes, and without the hordes of trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp. Plus extras such as the Pangboche valley and Tengboche Gompa, all in Kamzang style.

5-22 Nov (18 days) - lodge trekking - Doma or Phu Tashi Sherpa- $2380
Private Departures Also Available

Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek - Nepal 

A wonderful, low altitude tea-house trek through terraced hills and traditional villages of Nepal's central Annapurna region, with spectacular, sunrise Himalayan vistas from from Poon Hill and luxurious hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

7-19 Nov (13 days) - lodge trekking - Karma Gurung - $1680/$1980 (Luxury)
7-21 Nov (15 days) - Chitwan Maruni Sanctuary Wildlife Safari extension - $1980/$2280 (Luxury)
Private Departures Also Available

Everest Sherpa Luxury Trek - Nepal

Dreaming of a trek in Nepal but not sure you can handle the rigors of a trek? We stay in boutique hotels in Kathmandu and luxury hotels in the Everest region, with spectacular Himalayan panoramas throughout. Enjoy Sherpa hospitality in style.

8-22 Nov (15 days) - luxury lodge trekking - Ang Nuru, Doma or Phu Tashi Sherpa - $3580
Private Departures Also Available

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best, virtually all, of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La & Renjo La passes (with a Kongma La option), explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, the Chukhung & Thame valleys, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.

9 Nov-3 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa  - $3480
Private Departures Also Available

 

GHT: Wild Everest Christmas - Arun Valley & Gokyo Lakes - 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!

12 Dec - 7 Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3680

Lhasa Christmas & Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet

Join our Tibetan Christmas in winter time Lhasa! Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye, Shigatse & Ganden, we finish with a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas back to Kathmandu for a New Year's celebration.

(18)19 Dec-2 Jan (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Kim (&/or Tibetan guide) - $3180
Private Departures Also Available

 


2015 Featured Journeys

GHT: Kanchenjunga to Makalu Trek - Nepal - Exploratory!

Tucked into the far east of Nepal is one of Nepal's most remote and spectacular trekking regions, Kanchenjunga. We'll take the wildest routes, including Olanchun Gola and North Base Camp, as we explore this region of Limbus and Tibetans. One of the highlights, the high Lumbha Sambha route to the Makalu region, part of the Great Himalayan Trail ...

March-April tba (31 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & Lhakpa - $4680

 

GHT: Wild Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - 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.

April-May tba (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $4880

 

Doma's Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

A Himalayan classic: we trek from the Hillary Airport at Lukla all the way up to to Everest Base Camp with local Sherpa guide, Doma. Highlights: climbing 5660-meter Kala Patter and visiting our favorite Sherpa villages and monasteries en route.

April tba (19 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Doma Sherpa - $2680

 

Pakistan's Silk Road: Skardu, Nanga Parbat & Shimshal to the Khunjurab Pass (China)

Join our exploratory trip to Pakistan where we'll team up with one of Pakistan's most experienced guides to travel & trek from Skardu to the Khunjurab Pass, including a Nanga Parbat hike, experiencing the best of Pakistan. Other highlights: idyllic Shimshal village, the high Pamir, Passu glacier, Deosai National Park. We exit via Kashgar (China). Options to finish in Islamabad.

tba (23 days) - trekking & hotels - Kim &/or Pakistani guide - $tba

 

GHT: Lunana Snowman Trek (Laya Lingshi Bumthang) - Bhutan

By all accounts one of THE best treks in all of the Himalaya, the full version of this challenging, remote and spectacular journey through much of the Bhutan Himalaya, visiting such remote villages as Laya and  Lingshi, trekking until Bhumtang in the east of Bhutan. A bonus day of rafting in Punakha also ...

June tba (33 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & Lhakpa - $8000?

 

Bhutan Himalaya: Laya Lingshi Gasa Trek - Bhutan

A beautiful, challenging trek through the eastern Bhutan Himalaya, second only to the Lunana Snowman trek of which this is the first two weeks. Visit some of Bhutan's most remote villages, enjoy the wonderful trekking under soaring snow peaks and finish up at the Gasa hot springs. Heaven!

June tba (20 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & Lhakpa/Bhutanese guide - $tba

 

Humla Raling Gompa & Saipal Cultural Trek - Nepal

Join Sarah, one of Nepal's experts on the Humla region and founder of the non-profit org 'Bodhi Tree' as she journeys through the most remote parts of Humla. Highlights: the Saga Dawa festival at Raling Gompa & camping at Saipal Base Camp ...

tba - expedition trekking - Sarah Ferris - Inquire

 

Nomads & Salt Lakes of the Changthang (Pangong Lake) - Ladakh, India

Following ancient salt trading routes we trek through a spectacular region of high lakes and rare wild and bird life, fording sparkling rivers and camping with Tibetan and Ladakhi nomads. From turquoise Tso Moriri Lake we journey to Tso Kar Lake, crossing remote passes to reach far-flung Himalayan villages. We end with two idyllic days at Pangong Lake.

July-Aug tba (26 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3880

Ladakh & Zanskar Traverse: The Wild Route

From northern Ladakh to Zanskar via the fantastic river canyons, high passes and remote villages 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 & spectacular scenery!

Aug-Sept tba (28 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $4080

 

Lhasa to Kathmandu (Everest Base Camp) Jeep Safari - Tibet

Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye, Shigatse, Gyantse & Ganden, we embark on a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas back to Kathmandu. Of course we stop to visit the Tibetan Everest Base Camp en route ...

Sept tba (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Tibetan guide - $3280
Private Departures Also Available

 

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

Upper Dolpo, a Tibetan border region of hidden villages and monasteries tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys, is Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our fifth year of wild explorations to the most far-flung of Dolpo's destinations - Shey, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang valley & the high route to Mustang.

Oct tba (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $5680

 

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek - Nepal

One of the Everest region's best-kept secrets, this trek into the Khumbu's Shangri La, the Gokyo Lakes, is as spectacular as a Nepal trek comes, and without the hordes of trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp. Plus extras such as the Pangboche valley and Tengboche Gompa, all in Kamzang style.

Oct-Nov tba (18 days) - lodge trekking - Doma or Phu Tashi Sherpa- $2380
Private Departures - Inquire

Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek - Nepal 

A wonderful, low altitude tea-house trek through terraced hills and traditional villages of Nepal's central Annapurna region, with spectacular, sunrise Himalayan vistas from from Poon Hill and luxurious hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Nov tba (13 days) - lodge trekking - Karma Gurung - $1780/$2080 (Luxury Trip)
Nov tba (15 days) - with Chitwan Maruni Sanctuary Wildlife Safari - $2080/$2380 (Luxury Trip) Private Departures - Inquire

 

Everest Sherpa Luxury Trek - Nepal

Dreaming of a trek in Nepal but not sure you can handle the rigors of a trek? We stay in boutique hotels in Kathmandu and luxury hotels in the Everest region, with spectacular Himalayan panoramas throughout. Enjoy Sherpa hospitality in style.

Nov tba (15 days) - luxury lodge trekking - Ang Nuru, Doma or Phu Tashi Sherpa - $3780
Private Departures - Inquire

 

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best, virtually all, of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La & Renjo La passes (with a Kongma La option), explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, the Chukhung & Thame valleys, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.

Nov tba (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa  - $3480

 

Lhasa Christmas & Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet

Join our Tibetan Christmas in winter time Lhasa! Visiting the sacred monasteries of central Tibet, including Samye, Shigatse & Ganden, we finish with a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas back to Kathmandu for a New Year's celebration.

Dec tba (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Kim (&/or Tibetan guide) - $3280

 

2016 Featured Journeys

Kharta Valley Trek: Tibet's Kangshung Face of Everest - Tibet

One of Tibet's greatest treks, a challening journey to Kangshung Base Camp to see the hidden east face of Everest. En route, we do some exploring in Lhasa and visit central Tibet's most important monasteries and ancient ruins. Join us!

May tba (26 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $tba

 

Pakistan's Silk Road: Skardu, Nanga Parbat & Shimshal to the Khunjurab Pass (China)

Join our exploratory trip to Pakistan where we'll team up with one of Pakistan's most experienced guides to travel & trek from Skardu to the Khunjurab Pass, including a Nanga Parbat hike, experiencing the best of Pakistan. Other highlights: idyllic Shimshal village, the high Pamir, Passu glacier, Deosai National Park. We exit via Kashgar (China). Options to finish in Islamabad.

June tba (23 days) - trekking & hotels - Kim & Pakistan guide - $tba

 

The Great Lhasa Kathmandu Bike Journey - Tibet & Nepal

Join us for this epic journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu, an exciting and challenging bicycle trip starting in once forbidden Lhasa. En route to Nepal we pass through traditdional villages, cross high Himalayan passes and end up in exotic Kathmandu. You can do this bike trip privately as well ...

tba (26 days) - mountain biking & 3-star accommodation - Kim & Lhakpa - $tba

 

Western Mongolia & the Altai Mountains - Mongolia

Project Himalaya heads to Mongolia, a remote region steeped in legend, a fabled land of golden steppes, the infamous Gengis Khan, nomads on horseback, yurts and a Tibetan Buddhist tradition. We'll do some trekking and exploration in the far western Altai Mountains, the world of the Khazak nomads, as well as the sublime Khovsgol Lake. A seasoned traveler related that his soul left his body to enter the rich earth of Mongolia.

tba (? days) - expedition trekking - Kim - $tba