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2017

Annapurna Peaks + Villages Trek | Poon Hill - Nepal

Craig + Robert embarked on their own Annapurna Peaks + Villages Trek to Poon Hill + beyond, plus several days in Pokhara, Bandipur and a wildlife safari at Chitwan National Park. A fantastic and diverse journey through Nepal.

22 Feb - 10 March
Team: Craig L + Robert S
Guide: Ang Pemba

Dr Rudy's Private Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

Everything our usual Everest High Passes trek offers, customized for Dr Rudy so that he could spend longer exploring the Everest region's spectacular peaks + valleys.

4 March - 4 April
Team: Rudy Z
Guide: Phu Tashi

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang Trek - Nepal

Our remote camping trek 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 Mar - 12 April (25 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara Extension
Team: Alan G, Bruce G, Martin B, Colin + Pauline
Guides: Kim + Lhakpa

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

Kanchenjunga to Makalu Barun in Nepal's far east, some of the Himalaya's most remote and spectacular trekking! We trek the wildest routes, from Kanchenjunga North Base Camp to Olanchung Gola, over the epic Lumba Sumba pass to Makalu Barun National Park, and along the spectacular Arun Barun River as we explore this region of Limbus + Tibetans.

23 April - 24 May (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
Team: Sue W (#3), Mike D (#5), Tony H (#2), Graham N (#7), Nan S (#4), Elisa S (#3), Paul K (#4), Shilpi R (#3), Roger D (#2), Jane B
Guides: Kim + Lhakpa

Maureen Private Annapurna Foothills Trek
Maureen trekked through Nepal's lush, beautiful Annapurna foothills in the Springtime, a perfect Himalayan journey ...
Team: Maureen N
Guide:

Pierre + Julie Luxury Annapurna Journey
Pierre + Julie explore Kathmandu, spend Pierre's birthday at the luxurious Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge at Chitwan, trekked in luxury through the Annapurna foothills, staying at the Ker & Downey Lodges.
Team: Pierre + Julie
Guides:

 

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2016

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.

12 - 29 Feb (18 days) - boutique + luxury hotels + camping
Team: Sharon + Clay (USA)
Guides: Burmese Guides + Kim

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang Trek - Nepal

A remote trek through through hidden 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 permit!

16 March - 9 April (25 days) - expedition trekking - Chitwan extension
Team: Allan B (#4), Dennis B (#5), Leo  M( #2), Clint (#2), Paige L, Kim S-H, John S, Hermann H
Guides: Kim + Lhakpa

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

Upper Dolpo, a Tibetan border region of far-flung Tibetan villages, Buddhist monasteries, yaks and snow leopards is tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys, Nepal's Shangri-La! Join our explorations of Dolpo's most remote destinations: Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake, the Panzang valley, the Biijer route & the high passes to Mustang.

20 April - 20 May (31 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Graham (#5), Mark (#3), Sandra T (#2), David R (#2), Sally S, Keith D, Brian F
Guides: 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!

7 - 29 June (23 days) - cycling, camping + 3-star hotels - Leh - Srinagar
Team: Lori C (#2), John W (#4), Dave D (#4), Annie A (#4), Laurence V (#3)
Guides: Kim + Lhakpa

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

Our most popular nomads trek on the idyllic Changtang plateau. 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!

11 July - 28 July, 30 July + 4 Aug (17, 20 + 25 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking
Team: Laurence V (#4), Peter H (#6), Kate C (#2), Murray R, Andy + Nairn
Guides: 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
Team: Roger N (#2), John T (#5), Catherine T (#2), Peter H (#7)
Guides: Kim + Lhakpa

The Full Lunana Snowman Trek | 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!

24 Sept - 27 Oct (34 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Lorraine H (#5), Shannon (#2), Arabella (#2), Marian (#6), Mattias L (#3), Darrel (#2), Sarah F, Carallyn + Arkhom
Guides: Kim, Lhakpa + Tshe Tshe

Annapurna Base Camp Sanctuary Trek - Nepal

The two Spanish brothers trek to Annapurna Base Camp on a private trek!

Team: Alberto + Francisco
Guides: Suresh + Yam

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
Team: Lauren B
Guide: Phu Tashi

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
Team: Greg D (#2), Jim C (#2), David J, Peter, L (#2) Liz, Rebecca + Belinda L, Jon + Roxsana, Jane L, Paulo, Michala, Laura A, Bruce, Gerald + Shulamit Team Short: Bud R
Guides: Kim + Lhapa

Pete's Private Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The fast route to the Everest High Passes trek, at least the last two passes!
Nov - lodge trekking
Team: Pete O
Guide: Mingma

Kay + Jamie's Private Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

Everest High Passes trek in December, with clear, blue skies, beautiful days, chilly evenings around the lodge fires and very few people on the trails! A perfect time to trek in the Khumbu region.
Dec - lodge trekking
Team: Kay + Jamie

Guide: Phu Tashi

Bud + Miguel's Private Bhutan Trip

Bud + Miguel head to Bhutan for a specially crafted trip through Bhutan, including some meditation at a monastery in Paro.
Dec - hotels

Team: Bud R (#2) + Miguel U
Guide: Karma

Des' Private 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.

Dec + Jan - lodge trekking
Team: Des M
Guide: Phu Tashi

 

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2015

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang

A wild trek through the most far-flung reaches of Upper Mustang!
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. Note our 18 days in Upper Mustang!

15 March - 8 April (25 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Roger (#2), Barr, Gary, Michelle, Gwyn & Kate
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa
Chitwan Wildlife Extension: Michelle & Gwyn
(Mustang Big Snow Trek)

Bhulbhul & Bhaptiste's Tsum Valley Homestay Trek

Exploring the beautiful Tibetan Tsum Valley region east of the Manaslu circuit, under the snowpeaks of the Ganesh Himal. This trek is a unique chance to stay with locals of the Tsum valley in their homestays and small inns, visit remote monasteries & gaze up at breathtaking Himalayan panoramas.

Team: Bhulbhul & Bhaptiste
Guide: Ang Pemba Sherpa

GHT: Kanchenjunga to Barun Makalu Trek - Nepal - Exploratory!

Kanchenjunga, tucked into the far east of the Nepal Himalaya, is one of Nepal's most remote and spectacular trekking regions. 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 (many) highlights is the high Lumbha Sambha route to the Makalu Barun National Park, part of the epic Great Himalayan Trail.

18 April - 19 May (32 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Lorraine H (#4), Shannon F, Lee Ann F, David R (#3) & John T (#3)
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa
(The Earthquake Team)

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.

7 - 29 June (23 days) - mountain biking & 3/4-star accommodation - Kim & Lhakpa
(Cancelled due to Nepal earthquake)

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes Trek (Pangong Lake) - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

A new twist on our most popular trekking route. Following ancient salt routes, we trek through spectacular regions of high lakes (Tso Moriri & Tso Kar), Himalayan passes, remote villages & rare wild and bird life, fording rivers and camping with the Changthang nomads.
This year's highlight is a local Buddhist festival near Pangong Lake and two idyllic days at the lake.

11 July - 6 Aug (27 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking
Team: Sally L (#4), Dennis (#4) & Esther B, Marieke D (#2), Leigh B (#3), Mike D (#3), Gary G (#2), Greg D, Dean S (#2)
Team Short: Kati & Galanta
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa
(Nomadic Storm Trek - Army rerouting)

Ultimate Ladakh | Markha & Jumlam to the Suru Valley Trek - Indian Himalaya

One of our most adventurous and stunningly beautiful treks. From the Markha Valley villages to the Jumlam, an ancient trade route through Ladakh's remote river valleys, we trek through remote western Ladakh to the Suru Valley. It’s a trek of rare wildlife, far-flung villages, Buddhist monasteries, nomads, Himalayan passes, canyons and river valleys.
A photographer’s dream!

10 Aug - 7 Sept (29 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking
Team: Mike D (#4), Susan L (#2), Sandie M, Sandra T
Team Short: Peter H
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa
 (Rerouted via Kanji because of flooding, bridge & road damage. We OPENED the remote Jumlam route as well as the equally remote 'Bear Valley' route for 2015!)

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

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 & the high route to Mustang.

27 Sept - 27 Oct (31 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Leslie S (#5) , Sole L (#3), Martin S (#3), John F (#2), Ron L (#3), Jim C, Annabelle S, Alan & Julie F, Cindy D
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa (with Thinle)

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal Trek

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
Team: Tom N (#3), Chris R (#3), Diana P, Amanda F, Anthony M, Tony H, Adam D
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa

Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal Trek

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.

7 - 25 Nov (19 days) - lodge trekking
Team: Nan S (#3) & Sylvie L (#2)
Guide: Tshering Sherpa
 TREK FOR NEPAL! - 5% DONATED TO KAMZANG EARTHQUAKE AID

Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek - Nepal Trek

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.

1 - 15 Dec (18 days) - lodge trekking
Team: Janine J
Guide: Phu Tashi Sherpa
TREK FOR NEPAL! - 5% DONATED TO KAMZANG EARTHQUAKE AID

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

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!

9 Dec - 4 Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking
9 - 26 Dec (18 days) - Arun Valley Trek | 21 Dec - 4 Jan (15 days) - Gokyo Lakes Trek
Cancelled (pushed forward to 2016)

Lhasa Christmas & Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet Trip

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

17 Dec - 1 Jan (16 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses
Cancelled (Tibet - Nepal border closed)

 

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2014

Linda's Private Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek

Linda wanted to do some trekking after our Lhasa Christmas trip, so we sent her off on the popular Annapurna Peaks & Villages trek with star guide, Karma ... Followed by a few luxurious nights at the Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara. What a perfect way to kick off 2014!

Team: Linda C
Guide: Karma Gurung

Matthias & Flurina's Private Everest High Passes Trek (Chitwan Extension)

A winter High Passes trek for the Swiss, with plenty of extra time to enjoy the Khumbu valley & Gokyo Lakes ...

Team: Matthias & Flurina
Guide: Phu Tashi Sherpa

Nikkie's Private Everest Base Camp Trek

Another private winter trek in the Everest region! We send Nikkie with our super guide, Tsering, for a private trip to Everest Base Camp and the Everest region ...

Team: Nikkie
Guide: Tshering Sherpa

The Great Bicycle Journey Across Bhutan

An epic bike trip across Bhutan, the land of happiness. Join us for a wonderful west-east journey through this exotic Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom, exiting via the Indian border in the southeast of Bhutan.
You can arrange this bike trip privately as well.

11-26 Feb (15 days) - mountain biking & 3-4 star accomodation - Kim & Bhutanese guide - (Bhutan) to Guwahati (India)
Team: Kati, Dave D, Murray & Ida
Guides: Kim, Lhakpa & Karma (Bhutan)

High Manaslu & Tibetan Tsum Valley - Nepal

Himalayan mountain views don't get much better than this! Starting in historic Gorkha, we trek through sub-tropical river valleys, over high ridges, through sprawling Gurung villages to reach the remote Tsum Valley on the border of Tibet. Afterwards, we trek deep into the Tibetan Manaslu region and cross the wild Larkya La pass, the best views in the Himalaya!

14 March-12 April (30 days) - expedition trekking
Team: Mr Bob, Lorraine & Harry
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa

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
Team: Nan & Odette
Guide: Tshering Sherpa

GHT | Wild Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - Exploratory!

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
Team: Anne & Stan, Roz, Toni & Pirapar
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa

Tibet Kharta Valley & Everest Kangshung Face Trek

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!

(28) 29 May - 27 June (30 days) - expedition trekking & hotels - Kim & Lhakpa - $5680
(Alternative trip for Kailash 2014)
Team: Roz & Richard, Rosie & Mark, Lyanne, Paul, Leslie & Sam
Guides: Kim, Lhakpa & Tibetan Guide

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
Cancelled due to Chinese closure of Tibet in June (see Kharta Valley trek above)

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
(Alternative trip for Kailash 2014)

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes (Tsomoriri Lake Kora + Pangong Lake) - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

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
Team: Anita & Dietmar, Joyce & Vicki
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa

Ladakh & Zanskar Traverse | The Wild Route - Indian Himalaya

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
Team: Elizabeth, Lana, Alexandra, Anne & David (Hop), Rita, Kathy & David, Tom B
Guides: Kim & Lhakpa

Can's Private Sherpa Everest Trek in 2 Weeks - Nepal

Can came to Nepal from Turkey to sample the trekking, so we sent him up to the Everest region with Tshering in October for a walk, with Everest views, in this hills ...

Team: Can
Guide: Tshering Sherpa

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
Team: Kathy, Mary & Ross M, Karen & Mark, Sue W, Baz, Roger, Barrie, Tom B, Michael, Leo, Susan L

Christine's Private Everest High Passes Trek

Christine's private Everest High Passes trek with another of our star-guides, Phu Tashi, who hails from Pangboche in the Khumbu region.
They had a wonderful journey through the Everest region, avoiding the passes during the cyclone snows ...

Team: Christine A
Guide: Phu Tashi Sherpa

Catherine & Chris's Private Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek

Catherine & Chris, travel agents from England, experience some wonderful Nepal trekking in the inner Annapurna region with Doma Sherpa, owner of Khumbu Adventures.

Team: Catherine & Chris F
Guide: Doma Sherpa

Michelle's Private Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek

Michelle sets out for a late Oct-early Nov warm up trek along the middle Annapurna trails before joining us for Kim & Lhakpa's Everest High Passes trek in November.

Team: Michelle
Guide: Karma Gurung

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best of the Everest region! During our epic trek we cross the Cho La & Renjo La passes (Kongma La is an option), explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri & Kala Pattar peaks, trek to Everest Base Camp and explore the Chhukhung & Thame valleys, relaxing in Sherpa lodges en route.

9 Nov-3 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa  - $3480
Team: Lorraine, Wayne, Vernon, Paul, Tom B, Andreas, Graham, Tyler, Will, Michelle

Susan's First Trek - Lower Mustang

We helped New Yorker Susan, often in Nepal often for her design company, to set up a short custom trek in Lower Mustang.
Check out her amazing website: From the Road

"Travel notes:  Susan Easton’s friend, Kim Bannister, founder of Kamzang Journeys offers trips to the most remote regions within the Himalayas. Steeped in cultural insider experiences, all of her treks benefit the local communities–helping to preserve their traditions and customs."

 

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2013


Kanchenjunga North Base Camp & Olangchung Gola - Nepal

Nestled in the far east of Nepal is one of Nepal's most unvisited and spectacular trekking regions. We'll take the wildest routes, including Olangchun Gola and North Base Camp, as we explore this region of Rais, Limbus and Tibetans. Our trek starts from Tumlingtar in the green middle hills of the Kosi (near Makalu Barun) of eastern Nepal.

19 March - 19 April (32 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Mike, Larry, Rick, Allan, Kevin, Dean, Lori & Sole

Suzanne & Wendy's Private Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

We put together a private version of our famous Everest High Passes trek for Suzanne & Wendy, led by Tsering Sherpa ...

Team: Kati
Guide: Tshering Sherpa

Annie-La & Doma's Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

The classic Everest Base Camp trek during the Spring Rhodendron season, in time to see the expeditions at Everest Base Camp. Plus extras such as the Chhukhung Valley and Amadablam Base Camp, all in Kamzang style.

29 April - 17 May  (19 days) - lodge trekking - Ann McCollum & Doma Sherpa
T eam: Ann (guide), Deb, Laurie & Dan, Karla, Betsy, Godlisten, Kimberly

Kati's Private May Everest Gokyo Lakes Trek - Nepal

Our good friend Kati had not quite enough time to join Doma & Annie-La's Everest Base Camp trek but needed a walk in the Everest region, so we sent her off on her own adventure with Mingma Sherpa ...

Team: Kati
Guide: Mingma Sherpa

GHT: Sacred Upper Dolpo to Mustang Trek - 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.

1 - 31 May (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Graham, Paul, Leigh, Joan, Lorraine, Elizabeth, Howard & Bec, Mark & Rosie, Gotz, Matej & Suki

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changthang NEW - Indian Himalaya - New Route!

A new route for our favorite trek! Following caravan routes of yore over Himalayan passes and through the Changtang plateau, ours is one of Ladakh's most remote and challenging treks. We journey through the spectacular region of high lakes, ford sparkling rivers and camp with the nomads, with snow-capped Himalaya peaks as a backdrop for our green, beautiful campsites.

19 June - 17 July (29 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3780
Team: Ron (dad), Charlie & Billy, Shilpi, Annie
19 June- 8 July (20 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Chetna, James, Angie

Northern Ladakh Nomadic Pangong Expedition - Indian Himalaya - Exploratory!

A wild, exploratory trek into the high, hauntingly beautiful nomadic regions of Karnak, Rupshu and Pangong, with high passes, lakeside camping and new routes into the almost untrekked Pangong Lake region. Exploring a region almost purely Tibetan, this might be one of our best Ladakh treks ever ...

22 July - 21 Aug (31 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Sally, Martin, Mr Bob, Bruce, Anges, Anne, Clint

Wild Ladakh & Zanskar Kora - Indian Himalaya

The ultimate in our Indian Himalayan explorations, this exciting trek is a 'kora' (Tibetan Buddhist circumambulation) of pristine, wild and green nomadic regions. En route, we explore sparkling river canyons and cross high passes as we trek through Ladakh's most remote nomadic homelands and traditional villages, often camping with the nomads. Real adventure and some of the best trekking around ...

27 Aug - 26 Sept (31 days) - Leh to Leh -  expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Sole, Monique, Manuel, Greg, Jill, Tom, Naomi & Brian (dad)

GHT: Wild Nar Phu, Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal - Exploratory!

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.

9 Oct - 7 Nov (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Jeff B, John & Cath, Dennis B, Doris, Els, Bill L, Gary G, Heike, Sue W

Paul & Patrick's Private Annapurna Peaks & Villages Boutique 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.

Team: Paul & Patrick
Guide: Karma Gurung

Lori's Private Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek

Lori, a previous trekker, wanted to stretch her legs during the long and hilly route from Jiri to Everest Base Camp ...

Team: Lori
Guide: Vinyak Mala

Nick's Private Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

We put together a private version of our famous Everest High Passes trek for Nick ...

Team: Nick
Guide: Phu Tashi Sherpa

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.

17 Nov - 11 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Steve, Simon, Justin & Christine, Julie & Ian, Stuart & Kathy, Leslie, Kim & Kyle, Bridget, Gordon & Kevin, Velvet

Ian & Adam's Private Annapurna Peaks & Villages Boutique Trek & Helambu Treks

Ian brought his son, Adam, to Kathmandu to try out some trekking in Nepal. We set them up with a private Annapurna Peaks & Valleys trek, followed by a few days in Pokhara and then a short Helambu trek ...

Team: Ian & Adam
Guides: Karma & Tsering

Lhasa & Kathmandu Christmas Journey - Nepal & Tibet Trip

Spend Christmas in Lhasa with us! We explore the Buddhist monasteries of central Tibet (Samye, Shigatse, Ganden & Lhasa), walk koras with Tibetan pilgrims and finish with a spectacular journey crossing the Himalayan range. Back in Nepal, we spend a night at the semi-tropical Last Resort followed by a New Year's celebration back in Kathmandu!

19 Dec - 1 Jan (14 days) - hotels - Kim & Tibetan Guide (Tashi)
Team: Gillian, Linda & Laurence

 

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Leanne & Manna's Private Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

Another idyllic and adventurous trek to Everest Base Camp, Nepal!

Team: Leanne & Manna
Guide: Phu Tashi

High Manaslu & Tibetan Tsum Valley Trek - Nepal

From Gorkha, through sub-tropical river valleys and bustling Gurung villages, we venture into the remote Tsum Valley on the border of Tibet, trek to the Tibetan regions of Manaslu and cross the wild Larkya La pass to the Annapurna region.

13 March- 12 April (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Laura, Rex

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Upper Mustang - Nepal

Explore the remote side of this fantastic Tibetan Buddhist kingdom of walled cities, ruined fortresses, Tibetan villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic caves, fossils, Tibetan nomads in yak-hair tents and Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki River gorge (with a unique

18-day Upper Mustang permit). The best Mustang itinerary around, by far ...
19 April- 15 May (26 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Ross, Mariem, Harry, Uta, Amy, Ken, Alexandra

Chitwan National Park Wildlife Safari & Tharu Villages  - Nepal

Add this to any trek, or do it alone as its own trip. Chitwan is an exciting and relaxing destination in the heart of the terai. We have two options, one including a fantastic hotel in Pokhara.

Private Depatures - lodges - local Chitwan wildlife guide
Team: Ross & Mariem

Stephanie & Lora's Private Sherpa Everest Base Camp Trek - Nepal

The classic Everest Base Camp trek during the Spring Rhodendron season, in time to see the expeditions at Everest Base Camp. Plus extras such as the Chhukhung Valley and Amadablam Base Camp, all in Kamzang style.

29 April - 17 May  (19 days) - luxury lodge trekking - Ann McCollum & Doma Sherpa
Team: Stephanie, Lora

Monsoon High Manaslu & Tibetan Tsum Valley Trek  - Nepal

From Gorkha, through sub-tropical river valleys and bustling Gurung villages, we venture into the remote Tsum Valley on the border of Tibet, trek to the Tibetan regions of Manaslu and cross the wild Larkya La pass to the Annapurna region.

22 May - 21 June (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Rein, Matthias, Philip, Leslie, Bruce

Mystical Markha Valley & the Nomads of Kharnak - Ladakh, India

Ladakh's jewel and beyond; a stunning trek under the soaring Zanskar range combining village and nomadic life. Traditional Markha villages, crumbling fortresses, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the green Markha river valley lead us over high passes to the high Tibetan & Ladakhi nomadic pasture lands; incredible scenery and wildlife throughout.

5-24 July (20 days) -Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Andrew S, Peter H & Nomads Group

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Tibetan Plateau - Changtang, Ladakh

Following old caravan routes over high Himalayan passes, this is one of the most remote, unique and challenging treks in the Changtang, the high Tibetan plateau. We trek through the spectacular high lake region, ford sparkling rivers and set up camp with the nomads with the snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop. Markha Valley start (see above).

5 July - 3 Aug (30 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Dora G, Andy G, Ben & Kelly, Steve C, Anissia

Wild Western Ladakh Traverse - Ladakh, 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 ...

9 Aug - 8 Sept (31 days) - Leh to Leh -  expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Baz, Paul J, Dennis, Catherine, Jouni, Celia
Short: Clark, Tina & Lauren

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

Upper Dolpo is a sacred land of forgotten Tibetan villages tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys. Join our forth year of wild exploration to the most far-flung of Dolpo's destinations: Shey, Phoksumdo Lake, the Panzang Valley and high passes to Mustang. Join us for our third year of exploration with Thinle ...

23 Sept - 23 Oct (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Paul J, John T, Ken P, Paul F & Kadence, Shiven, Shilpi, Nan, Elisa, Michael D, Mark L, Rob S

Mustang Private Jeep Safari

Nisha, Amit & the kids wanted a private trek & jeep safari into Upper Mustang, so we sent them with photographer Tashi R Ghale to explore this once-forbidden region. Check out Tashi's amazing mountain & wildlife website: Tashi R Ghale Photography

Team: Nisha, Amit & kids
Guide: Tashi R Ghale

Everest High Passes Trek

The best of the Everest region! We cross the Cho La & Renjo La ( with Kongma La option), visit Everest Base Camp, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes valley, climb Gokyo Ri, Kala Pattar & Chhukhung Ri and trek the Chhukhung & Thame valleys, relaxing in Sherpa lodges en route.
31 Oct-24 Nov (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Shiven, Mike D, Martin S, John W, David R, Glen & Jane, Steve & Hilary, Bryan, Vladamir, Jan, David R2, Roger D & Nuru (Lhakpa's son)

Dave's Private Annapurna Peaks & Valleys (with Chitwan Extension)

Dave got in touch from Maine and enjoyed a Annapurna trek with perfect weather and perfect guide, Karma, followed by a Chitwan National Park excursion ...

Team: David Morse
Guide: Karma Gurung

Simone & Tomie's Private December Everest High Passes Trek

Simone & Tomie came to Nepal from Australia to do some trekking, and they were lucky enough to get Lhakpa Dorji as their private guide ... and put him to the test! The trek was followed by New Year's Eve at Yak & Yeti with Kim & Doma joining the group ... Happy 2013!

Team: Simone & Tomie
Guide: Lhakpa Dorji Sherpa

Wild Everest: Arun Valley to Gokyo Lakes *Christmas & New Year Trek - Nepal

Early Everest expeditions pioneered this incredible trek through the lush, traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley, crossing high ridges separated by glacial rivers to reach the alpine Solo Khumbu. From Lukla in Everest region we journey to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, staying in cozy Sherpa lodges en route. Join us for Christmas & New Year!

1-27 Dec (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Cancelled

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The Great Bhutan Bicycle Journey | Bhutan to India - Bhutan* Exploratory

Our first epic bike trip across magical Bhutan, a wonderful west-east journey through this exotic Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom, exiting via the Indian border in the southwest of Bhutan. You can do this trek privately as well ...
24 Feb - 11 March (16 days) - mountain biking & 3-5 star accommodation - Kim & Bhutanese Guide

Team: John W + Kim
Guide: Kim
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Private Mustang Trek - Nepal

Keli went to explore the Kingdom of Mustang in the late winter, a real adventure and some great photography! We put her up mostly in lodges with a few nights in tents as well. Real Mustang!

Team: Keli
Guide: Kiran + Yam

Private Spring Everest Treks - Nepal

We arranged various private Everest treks for three groups in the spring Rhododendron season ...

March & April - lodge trekking - Phu Tashi & Gyurme Sherpa
Team 1 : Traci & Mark with Phu Tashi
Team 2: Kathy, Kate & Tylor with Gyurme
Team 3: Kat & Andy with Phu Tashi

GHT: High Manaslu & Tilicho Pass - Nepal

THE best Manaslu itinerary by far. We trek along sub-tropical river valleys and through high, bustling Gurung villages to reach the Tibetan region of Manaslu, with spectacular Himalayan vistas crossing the adventurous Larkya La and Tilicho passes. We finish this exciting trek by crossing Tilicho pass, in the Annapurna region, to finish in Lower Mustang.

20 March-19 April (30 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
High Manaslu (no Tilicho Pass): 21 March-13 April (25 days)
Team: Allan B, Helen M, Ken P, Dick, Patricie & Erik (Tilicho)
Team: Carla, Jorge, Steve, Bruce, Liz & Christine (Classic)

Everest Luxury Trek - Nepal

If you've been dreaming of a trek in Nepal but aren't sure you can handle the rigors of the mountains, consider our new Everest luxury trek! We stay in Dwarika's Boutique Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu and the best possible luxury hotels in the Everest region while we experience breath-taking views and the best of Sherpa mountain culture.

April (14 days) - lodge trekking - Gyurme Sherpa
Team: Sanjay, Manju, Roshan & Channa

The Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal

Explore this fantastic Tibetan Buddhist Kingdom of walled cities, ruined fortresses, Tibetan-style villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic cave complexes, fossils, Tibetan nomads and Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki River gorge (with a special 16 day permit). The best Mustang itinerary around, by far ...

24 April- 17 May (24 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Nan, Sylvie, Alfredo & Doriana, Riccardo, Marguerita, Alan J, Paul J, Paul K, Shilpi, Shivan, Bruce & Warwick G


Remote Limi (Humla) Trek, Saga Dawa Kailash & Guge Kingdom - Humla, Nepal & Tibet

Mystical Humla is one of Nepal's most remote destinations; we trek the Limi Valley route in Humla to the Tibetan border before cleaning our sins on the Kailash trek. Next, sacred Tirthapuri, the ruins of ancient Kyunglung (Zhangzhung Kingdom) and the Guge Kingdom, finishing with a wonderful drive along the Himalayan range to reach exotic Lhasa.

29 May-28 June (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Warwick & Vickie, Pip, Graham, Robert, Hester & John, Trevor & Margot, Baz, Thomas & Tony
(the itinerary linked is the 2012 itinerary, sligthly different than ours)

Mystical Markha Valley & the Nomads of Kharnak - Ladakh

Ladakh's jewel and beyond; a stunning trek under the soaring Zanskar range combining village and nomadic life. Traditional Markha villages, crumbling fortresses, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the green Markha river valley lead us over high passes to the high Tibetan & Ladakhi nomadic pasture lands; incredible scenery and wildlife throughout.

15 July - 3 August (20 days) -Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Richard, Alex & Sandi (& the Nomads group)

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changthang - Ladakh,  Indian Himalaya

Following old caravan routes over high Himalayan passes, this is one of the most remote, unique and challenging treks in the Changtang, the high Tibetan plateau. We trek through the spectacular high lake region, ford sparkling rivers and set up camp with the nomads with the snow-capped Himalayas as a backdrop. Markha Valley start (see above).

15 July - 13 August (30 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Alice, Effi, Kati, Mark L, Roger & Menno

GHT: Wild Ladakh, Zanskar & Rupshu Traverse - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

An unbeatable journey; the remote Kanji La, Sum Shade Valley and Marang La route spanning Ladakh and Zanskar from west to east is perhaps THE best trek from years of exploration. We venture through river canyons and over high passes to the most remote villages of Ladakh and Zanskar, ending in the purely Tibetan nomadic regions of Rupshu. Real adventure, real trekking along the Indian Great Himalayan Trail ...

19 Aug - 18 Sept (31 days) - Leh to Leh -  expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Doug & Mila, Catherine P, Mr Bob, Chris R, Laurie, Matthias & Helen D

GHT: Upper Dolpo (Shey Phoksumdo) to Jomsom - Nepal

Upper Dolpo is a sacred land of forgotten Tibetan villages tucked away in remote Himalayan valleys. Join our third year of wild exploration to the most far-flung of Dolpo's destinations: Shey, Phoksumdo Lake, the Panzang Valley and high passes to Mustang. Join us for our third year of exploration with Thinle ...

2 Oct-1 Nov (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Ann M, Susi S, Marian D, Viv D, Dora G, Bob C, Juri W, Els V, John & Nina, Darrel S & Jan-Erik R

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
Team: Martin S, Marian, Leigh, Milan, Jeff, Dean, Leslie & Doug, Fiona & Martin, Diane & Dick, Jo & Steve

Private Winter Everest Trek - Nepal

We arranged a private Everest treks for Joe & Ann up to Everest Base Camp and over the Cho La pass to Gokyo in December ...

Team: Joe + Ann
Guide: Phu Tashi

Wild Everest: Arun Valley & Gokyo Lakes - Nepal

Early Everest expeditions pioneered this incredible trek through the lush, traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley, crossing high ridges separated by glacial rivers to reach the alpine Solo Khumbu. From Lukla in Everest region we journey to the turquoise Gokyo Lakes, staying in cozy Sherpa lodges en route. Join us for Christmas & New Year!

10 Dec-5 Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Kathleen & Peter, Sandy, Michael, Reagan & Eric

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High Route Around Manaslu - Nepal

Manaslu, 'Mountain of the Spirit', is a remote trek of incredible ethnic and scenic diversity. Lush rice paddies, sparkling river valleys and the traditional villages of Nepal's sub-tropical Middle Hills lead to remote Tibetan villages, high Himalayan passes and breathtaking vistas of Manaslu and other Himalayan peaks.

4-28 April (25 days) - expedition trekking & teahouse - Kim & Lhakpa
4 April-4 May (31 days) - Tilicho, Jomsom & Kathmandu finish - FULL
Team: Rob, Candice, Andrea, Reese, Baz, Shelley, Buddy & Viv

GHT: High Manaslu, Tilicho Pass & Remote Mustang - Nepal - Exploratory

Join our first GHT trek! Starting with the spectacular Manaslu trek (see below), we cross the high Tilicho Pass to reach Mustang, finally exploring remote routes along the Kali Gandaki river gorge to search for the last nomads of Mustang and hidden Tibetan Buddhist caves (see below).

4 April-20 May (47 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Catherine, Pip, Marian

The Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal - Exploratory

Formerly the Kingdom of Lo, Mustang is otherworldly, a purely Tibetan region of traditional villages, Neolithic cave, Buddhist gompas, high desert, fantastically-sculpted canyons and Himalayan snow-peaks soaring up from the Kali Gandaki gorge. Explore the remote corners of Mustang with us as we search for remote, painted Buddhist cave-gompas and the last nomads of Lo. The best Mustang itinerary around, by far ...

27 April-20 May (24 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - FULL
Team: Caroline, Pam, John, Graham, Dora, Thomas, Rita, Tina & Erin

Western Mongolia & the Altai Mountains Trek - Exploratory

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.

30 May-27 June (29 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & local guide
Team: Warwick, Vickie, Hester, Elana, Irena & Joseph

The Gobi Desert | Khamriid Khiid Monastery & Camel Riding - Mongolia
Head to the unique Gobi Desert, the largest in Asia and the fifth largest on the planet. Stay with local semi-nomadic families, ride camels, explore the Khamriid Khiid Monastery (one of the world's most important power-points), look for dinosaur bones and try some fermented mare's milk!
June (8 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & local guide
Team: Irena, Joseph & Kim

Ladakh & Zanskar Traverse: The Wild Route - Ladakh *Exploratory

Real adventure, the 'best of' past years of exploration. Wild routes through spectacular canyons, remote river valleys and over high, Himalayan passes with broad vistas lead us to the remote villages and ancient Buddhist gompas of mythical Ladakh and Zanskar, with rare wildlife en route.
18 July - 16 Aug (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa (FULL)
Team: Sally, Jeff, Dennis, Kati, Summer, Olivier, Mariem, Ross, Marieke, Adam, Annie & Joe

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Tibetan Plateau - Changthang, Ladakh

One of the best, remote treks in the Himalaya; the turquoise salt-lakes, river walks and Tibetan plateaus, backed by the soaring Himalaya range, with yak-hair nomadic tents peppered throughout the Changthang, are simply spectacular. We follow old caravan routes over high passes, fording rivers and setting up camp near the nomads after trekking through the magical Markha Valley (see above).
21 Aug - 19 Sept (30 day) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Jim, Irving, Jennelle, Roz, Leslie, Toni, Christine, Alfredo, Angelo, Eliza

Mystical Markha Valley & the Nomads of Kharnak - Ladakh

Ladakh's jewel and beyond; a stunning trek under the soaring Himalaya & Zanskar ranges combining village and nomadic life. Traditional Markha villages, crumbling fortresses, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the green Markha river valley lead us over high passes to the high Tibetan & Ladakhi nomadic pasture lands; incredible scenery and lots of wildlife throughout.
21 Aug - 10 Sept (21 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Mimi & Nomads group

Thinle's Inner Dolpo & Shey Phoksumdo Trek - Nepal

Inner Dolpo, a mythical region of yaks, high plateaus, snow-peaks, high passes and villagers living a traditional 'Tibetan' life, is one of our favorite destinations in the Himalaya, a remote, challenging and incredibly scenic  Himalayan trek. Join us for our third year of exploration with Thinle!
1-31 Oct (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
*** Changed to Last Nomads of Mustang because of Dolpo trek issues ***
Team: Susi, Mr Bob, Rein, Denio & Raquel

Everest Luxury Trek - Nepal

If you've been dreaming of a trek in Nepal but aren't sure you can handle the rigors of the mountains, consider our new Everest luxury trek! We stay in Dwarika's Boutique Heritage Hotel in Kathmandu and the best possible luxury hotels in the Everest region while we experience breath-taking views and the best of Sherpa mountain culture.
October (14 days) -lodge trekking - Lhakpa Doma Sherpa & Phu Tashi Sherpa
Team: Marianne C, Kemp C, Gerry P & Carol P
(Private Departure)

Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek - Nepal * Intro Trek

A classic tea-house (lodge) trek through the terraced valleys and traditional villages of Nepal's middle-hills, with spectacular panoramas of the Annapurnas and near-by snow-peaks from Poon Hill (among many spots), all in just under two weeks.
7 - 20 Nov (14 days) - lodge trekking - Kiran Giri
With Chitwan Wildlife & Raft Extension - 6-23 Feb (18 days)
Team: Hayley

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.
7 Nov-1 Dec (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Anne H, David H, John B, TJ K, Tom K, Susan B, Thomas P, Elena S, Lana H, Martin O, Fung T, Laure C, Paul B & Nicky C (FULL)
Team Short: Andrew W

Private Everest Treks - Nepal

We arranged private Everest treks for two couples in November ...
November - lodge trekking - Ang Nuru, Phu Tashi & Gyurme Sherpa
Team 1 : Anita & Dietmar with Ang Nuru & Phu Tashi
Team 2: Alison & Howard with Gyurme

Eastern Gateway to Everest *Christmas & New Year Trek - Nepal

Early Everest expeditions pioneered this route through the lush, traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley. Culturally diverse, with stunning alpine scenery, it's a fantastic hill trek, and little known. Higher up in the Sherpa Khumbu region, we journey to the high, turquoise Gokyo Lakes, staying with friends in Sherpa lodges. Join us for Xmas & New Year's Eve!
8 Dec-5 Jan (29 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Cancelled for Joel's Chorten Consecration Trek

 

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Everest Spring 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.
1-25 March (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Jackie, Katie, Russ & Shanda
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

High Route Around Manaslu - Nepal

The absolute best of Nepal and Tibet, a trek of amazing ethnic and scenic diversity, still relatively un-trekked; the lush rice paddies and traditional villages of Nepal's middle hills lead to purely Tibetan villages, high Himalayan passes, spectacular snow-peak panoramas and wonderful campsites. Remote trekking, and one of Nepal's best kept secrets ...
2-25 April (24 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Eric & Kari, Jennelle, Justin, Spencer & Don
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

Mustang - Beyond Lo Monthang - Nepal

Formerly the Kingdom of Lo, Mustang is a remote, borderland Tibetan region of medieval villages, ancient cave hermitages, Buddhismonasteries, arid, high desert, wild rock formations, canyons, fossils and soaring snow-peaks. Our 'off-the-map' journey through this majestic Himalayan kingdom is a other-worldly experience, a spectacular trek from first to last day.
3-23 May (21 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Juri, Linda & Mesa

Remote Limi & Raling Saga Dawa Kailash Trek - Humla, Nepal & Tibet

Mystical Humla & the Nyinba Valley in far-western Nepal hosts the most colorful Saga Dawa festival in the Tibetan Buddhist world. We trek the remote Limi Valley route to the Tibet border, cleans our sins with the spectacular Kailash Kora trek, visit Tirthapuri and the ruins of ancient Kyunglung (Zhangzhung Kingdom) and drive along the Himalayan range to reach exotic Lhasa.
Saga Dawa: 1 June-1 July (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Guge Kingdom alternative: June-1 July (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
*** Changed to Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changtang due to political problems in Tibet and airport closure in Simikot ***

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changtang - Ladakh

'One of the best treks on the planet' (so says Kim); the turquoise salt-lakes and high plateaus, backed by the Himalaya range, with yak-hair nomadic tents peppered throughout, are simply spectacular. We follow old caravan routes over high passes, fording rivers and setting up camp on the high Tibetan plateau after trekking through the magical Markha Valley (see above).
11 June-10 July (31 days) - expedition-style  - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Graham, Andreas & Marc (of the Limi Valley Kailash group)

Mystical Markha Valley & the Nomads of Kharnak - Ladakh

Ladakh's jewel and beyond; a stunning trek under the soaring Himalaya & Zanskar ranges combining village and nomadic life. Traditional Markha villages, crumbling fortresses, ancient Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and the green Markha river valley lead us over high passes to the high Tibetan & Ladakhi nomadic pasture lands; incredible scenery and lots of wildlife throughout.
11 July-1 Aug (22 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Peter & Dennis (and the Nomads Group)

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changtang - Ladakh

'One of the best treks on the planet' (so says Kim); the turquoise salt-lakes and high plateaus, backed by the Himalaya range, with yak-hair nomadic tents peppered throughout, are simply spectacular. We follow old caravan routes over high passes, fording rivers and setting up camp on the high Tibetan plateau after trekking through the magical Markha Valley (see above).
11 July-10 Aug (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Katherine, Helen, Sally, John & Mayu (and the Markha Valley Group)

Wild Canyons & Remote Villages of Ladakh - Indian Himalaya *Exploratory

Winding our way through spectacular canyons and hidden valleys, wading rivers and crossing many HIGH passes, we explore some of the most remote, traditional villages, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries and nomadic regions of mythical Ladakh and Zanskar; a wild and little-trekked route, with many chances to spot rare wildlife en route.
15 Aug-14 Sept (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Celesta, Robert & Warwick

Thinley's Dolpo & Shey Phoksumdo Trek - Nepal

Our second exploratory trek in Inner (upper) Dolpo promises to be as exciting and spectacular as last years! Join us, with Thinle's nephew as guide, for our 2009 exploratory trek through Dolpo, purely Tibetan, taking the high Lower Mustang route out to Jomsom.
6 Sept - 26 Oct  (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Mike, Larry, Robyn, Jeff, Roz, Marie, Lucy, Mei Ling, Susan, Jeannie, Anna & Leo

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.
5-29 Nov (25 days) - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Tom, Nives, Kati, Laurel, Michael, Mark, Hank & Philippe

Arun Valley & Gokyo Lakes *Christmas-New Year trek - Nepal

Early Everest expeditions pioneered this route through the lush, traditional hill villages of the Arun Salpa valley. Culturally diverse, with stunning alpine scenery, it's a fantastic hill trek, and little known. Higher up in the Sherpa Khumbu region, we journey to the high, turquoise Gokyo Lakes, staying with friends in Sherpa lodges. Join us for Xmas & New Year's Eve!
5 Dec-2 Jan (29 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Ang Nuru
Team: Ron, Charlie, Tony & Reinhard

 

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2008


Everest High Passes - Nepal

Trek the best of the Everest region: the Cho La and Renjo La passes, the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, Gokyo Ri, Kala Pattar and Chukhung peaks and remote Thame valley, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route. And, of course, Everest Base Camp.
8 Mar-2 Apr, 26 days - lodge trekking - Kim
Trekkers: Olli & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

High Manaslu | High Manaslu & Annapurna Trek - Nepal

A spectacular trek through Tibetan regions of the Himalaya, from the steep-sided Nupri Valley and over the Larkya La in the Manaslu region to the equally stunning Manang region of the Annapurna's. Another classic Himalayan pass, the Thorung La, leads to the high desert and arid peaks of Lower Mustang, and conveniently we miss the new roads. A real Himalayan journey, and one of Kim's all-time favorites.
13 Apr-14 May - 32 days - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Around Manaslu only: 13 Apr-7 May, 25 days
Trekkers: Louise, Beau, Jerry, Jannie, Henri & Kim
(links to High Manaslu 2009 & 2010)

Mustang & Lo Monthang Trek - Nepal

Mustang, formerly the Kingdom of Lo, is a remote Tibetan region of medieval villages, ancient cave hermitages, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, arid, high desert, wild rock formations and soaring snow peaks. Tashi Ghale, an award-winning Manangi photographer, is joining us for the journey through this majestic Himalayan kingdom.
18 May-7 June - 21 days - expedition trekking - Kim, Lhakpa & Tashi Ghale
Trekkers: Jane, Anne, David & Kim
(links to 2009 trek)

Ancient Trails of Ladakh & Zanskar - Indian Himalaya

One of the 'Top Ten' treks in the world and a Kamzang classic with some exploratory twists. Join us for an exciting journey through this remote Tibetan region along ancient trade routes, through timeless villages and over high Himalayan passes. Includes the Hemis Festival.
14 June-13 July - 30 days - expedition treking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Hes, Elly, Peter & Kim

High Markha & Nomads Trek - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

One of Ladakh's jewels, a shorter trek in the midst of the Himalayas, with Ladakhi villagers working in their ripening barley fields, crumbling fortresses and ancient Tibetan monasteries. To top it off, we cross a high pass to the spectacular, high Tibetan plateau, where nomads, yaks and pashmina goats camp in their yak-hair tents.
19 July-7 Aug - 20 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Kristy, Xavier, Doug & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

Nomads & Caravans of the Changtang - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

Tibetan caravans have journeyed these routes for a millennium, crossing Himalayan passes, fording rivers, setting up camp on the high Tibetan plateau, and trading in remote Ladakhi villages. This timeless, spectacular journey through the nomadic lake regions of the southern Silk Route is deservedly a Kamzang classic, one of our most popular treks.
19 July-18 Aug - 31 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Ran as shorter Markha & Nomads trek
(links to 2009 & 2010 High Markha trek)

Remote Ladakh & Suru Valley - Indian Himalaya

Ladakh, the land of high passes, cliff-side monasteries and white-washed villages is the setting for our late-summer 'harvesting' trek. Heading south to Zanskar through the canyons of Bear Valley, we end the journey via a spectacular exploratory route to the 'central Asian' Suru Valley and Tibetan Rangdum Gompa.
23 Aug-19 Sept - 28 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Susie, Greg, Laura, Dick & Kim

Thinley's Dolpo & Shey Phoksumdo Trek - Nepal

The mystique of remote 'inner' Dolpo, closed to foreigners for decades and still culturally Tibetan, has been enhanced by Matthiessen's 'The Snow Leopard' and the movie 'Himalaya'. Crossing the Kangmara La, we trek to the fabled Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake and Dho Tarap, where the inhabitants still trade along the old salt routes. Explore this hidden land with us!
28 Sept-29 Oct - 32 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Franco, Graham, Pablito, Jeff, Richard, Celesta, Pip, Steve, Alan, Paul K, Allan, Kevin & Kim

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best, virtually all, of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La and the Renjo La (with a Kongma La option), explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, the Chukhung valley, and more, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.
8 Nov-3 Dec - 26 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Jeff, Di, Jon, Paul, Glenys, Geof, Sue, Ana, Lorraine, Tony, Tina, Ian, Jane, David & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

Arun Valley & Everest Gokyo Lakes Christmas Trek - Nepal

A rustic Arun-Tumlingtar start for this eastern middle hills village trek to the Solu-Khumbu. Optionally, join us in Lukla for the Christmas & New Year trek to Gokyo, a feast of mountains, turquoise lakes, glacial valleys and Sherpa villages.
Arun Valley & Gokyo Lakes: 7 Dec-2 Jan - 27 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Gokyo Lakes: 16 Dec-2 Jan - 18 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Jeff, Lindsay, Karen, Steve, Peter H, Kim H & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

 

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2007


Amazing Annapurna Trek - Nepal

From the Hindu villages of the middle hills to Buddhist Manang, Tibetan monasteries, soaring peaks, yaks and even hot springs, the Annapurna Circuit is a trek par excellence. Naturally we take the Pisang high route and Tilicho (lake) for the best of Annapurna.
18 Mar-14 Apr - 28 days - lodge trekking - Kim, Tashi & Kiran
Trekkers: Eric, Kari, Joni, Catherine, Richard, Suzie, Allan, Pam, Geoff & Kim

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best - virtually all - of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La and the Renjo La, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, Chukhung, and more, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.
21 Apr-15 May - 25 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Martin, John, Steve & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

Simikot Saga Dawa Kailash - Nepal & Tibet

The breath-taking kora of Mount Kailash is the ultimate pilgrimage for Tibetans and Hindus alike. Add a wild trek into Tibet from Humla in far west Nepal, the Saga Dawa festival, Tibetan nomads, Buddhist lamas and a jeep safari to Lhasa for the journey of a lifetime!
20 May-16 June - 28 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Val, David, Jennifer, Helen, Anna, George, Suzanne, Richard, Jim, Donatella, Jose & Kim

Ladakh, the Land Beyond - Ladakh & Zanskar, Indian Himalaya

Exotic, timeless, spectacular; Ladakh and Zanskar are remnants of old Tibet in the Indian Himalaya. Join us for a wonderful journey through this remote region, trekking along ancient trading routes, over high passes and through colorful villages.
23 June-22 July - 30 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Jenn, Terry & Kim

Nomads & Caravans Trek - Ladakh & Changtang, Indian Himalaya

Starting in the Markha Valley (above), we cross remote mountain passes to reach the Changtang plateau and the turquoise lakes where nomads living in yak-hair tents herd their Pashm goats, as they have throughout history. Fits with Markha Valley.
28 July-24 Aug, 28 days -- expedition trekking -- Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Anne, Stan & Kim

Markha Valley & Nomads Trek - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

The classic Markha Valley trek extended to the Karnak region. The Markha villages with ripening barley fields and crumbling fortresses contrast dramatically with the yak-haired tents of the Karnak nomads. Fits with Nomads & Caravans.
28 July-13 Aug, 17 days --expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Jeff, Male, Minette, Madeleine, Pat, Jon & Kim

Ancient Kingdoms of Ladakh & Zanskar - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya *Exploratory

Ladakh, the land of high passes, cliff-side monasteries and white-washed villages is the setting for our late-summer trek. Heading into Zanskar and the canyons and spires of 'Bear Valley', we end the journey via an exciting, exploratory route.
26 Aug-22 Sept - 28 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Trekkers: Marian & Kim

Kharta Valley & Everest Kangshung Face - Tibet

The secret is out, this least known of the Everest treks is an endless series of stunning panoramas. With yaks carrying the supplies, we trek thru alpine meadows and around captivating lakes to the Everest Kangshung Face Base Camp where we stay for the sunrise. We add Lhasa, Shigatse and Rongbuk for a truly Tibetan journey.
6 Oct-2 Nov, 28 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Tom, Rick, Susi, Astra, Toby & Kim

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best - virtually all - of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La and the Renjo La, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, Chukhung, and more, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.
10 Nov-4 Dec, 25 days - teahouse trekking - Kim & Kiran
Team: Ann, Susi, Julie, Jeremy, Christine, Markus, Tom, Peter, Jo, Irena & Kim
(links to 2009 & 2010 treks)

Everest Sherpa Christmas Trek - Nepal

Christmas in the Everest region under blue December skies. We explore Namche's weekly market, head up the Gokyo valley to Gokyo's turquoise lakes, trek to the Renjo La, visit Tengboche Gompa and explore the traditional Sherpa villages of the Khumbu. Stay a few extra days for New Year's Eve in Kathmandu if you can!
8-28 Dec, 21 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Steve, Rob, Laurence & Kim
 

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2006


Western Tibet & Kyunglung Exploration - Tibet

Kim & Lhakpa headed west in the dead of a Tibetan winter to do research for a Singapore-based film company making a documentary film on the  Kingdom of Guge. We never got there - the passes were closed in Jan - but did some great research of our own in the Kyunglung region, an ancient Bon capital, and got some of THE best wildlife photos ever. Planned as a trip later!
Jan 2006 - basic hotels - Kim & Lhakpa

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best - virtually all - of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La and the Renjo La, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, Chukhung, and more, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.
26 Mar-19 Apr, 25 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Eric, Kari, Shanda & Kim

Saga Dawa Kailash & Guge Kingdom - Tibet

The breath-taking kora of Mount Kailash is the ultimate pilgrimage for Tibetans and Hindus alike. Add a spectacular jeep journey to the ancient Guge Kingdom in far-west Tibet, the Saga Dawa festival, Tibetan nomads, Buddhist lamas and extra days in Lhasa, Gyantse, Shigatse and Kathmandu for the journey of a lifetime!
24 May-21 June, 29 days - expedition trekking - organized by Kim/Project Himalaya - run by Explore Himalaya
Team: Explore Himalaya team & Jacquie

Zanskar Spring - Ladakh & Zanskar, Indian Himalaya

Our adventurous Spring trek traversing the remote Kingdom of Zanskar, crossing nine high passes. Ancient trade routes through remote valleys where bears, ibex and blue sheep roam make this trek a truly Himalayan journey.
3 June-2 July, 30 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Joel
Team: Richard, Steve, Jane, Alex, Bob, Trish, Katy, Tom, Sarah, Liana, Marianna, John, Jerry, Kim & Joel

Hemis Festival Extension - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

The Hemis festival is one of the highlights of the Tibetan Buddhist world, a colorful lama dance held once a year to usher in an auspicious new year. For those with extra time, don't miss it! Book early; hotels and flights fill quickly.
4-7 July, 4 days extra before Caravans or Markha Valley trek - Kim

Nomads & Caravans of the Changtang - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

A timeless journey through the nomadic grazing regions of the Changtang, we trek along wide valleys, past ancient forts and over high passes to the turquoise Lake Tso Moriri and on to Lake Thadsang Karu.
8 July-6 Aug, 30 days - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Ann, Amber, Renee, Addie, Joe, Barbara, Ruchi, Peter, Jack & Kim

Ancient Trails of Ladakh - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

The very best of Ladakh; starting with a visit to Alchi Gompa, we complete a circuit of the spectacular valleys, remote villages, Buddhist gompas and dramatic, high passes of Ladakh, trekking all the way to Lamayuru Gompa.
12 Aug-8 Sept, 28 days - expedition trekking - Joel & Kim
Team: Lou, Ger, Daireen, Erin, David, Jeff, Carsten, Andrea, Martin, Joel & Kim

Lost Worlds of the Jumlam - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

The Jumlam or ‘middle way’ is an incredibly scenic trek traversing from the Indus valley to the ancient kingdom of Zangla via a network of stunning, precipitous gorges, canyons and remote passes. Wild.
10 Sept-1 Oct, 22 days - expedition trekking - Joel & Kim
Team: Cathy, Dale, Betsey, Samuel, Terry, Martin, Bob, Joel & Kim

Manaslu High & Nar Phu - Nepal

Trek into a tableau of ancient Tibet, nestled under snow-peaks at the border of Tibet. We start with the high Manaslu route to the Nubri Valley, cross the Larkya La and climb to the remote villages of Nar & Phu at the farthest reaches of Manang district. Two more 5300m passes later, we emerge into lower Mustang via the Annapurna route.
15 Oct-20 Nov, 37 days - expedition & lodge trekking - leader: Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Ornella, Geoff, Marianne & Kim (see 2 treks below)

Manaslu High - Nepal

Trek into a tableau of ancient Tibet, nestled under snow-peaks at the border of Tibet. We start with the high Manaslu route to the Nubri Valley, cross the Larkya La and finish with some tea-house trekking in the lower Annapurna.
15 Oct-8 Nov, 25 days - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Richard K, Manaslu Nar Phu team & Kim

Remote Nar Phu - Nepal

Just off the Annapurna Circuit we trek back in time and discover these 'hidden valleys' of high peaks and passes, glaciers, remote villages, narrow canyons, lovely forests, amazing rock formations, yaks, gompas and unique Himalayan cultures.
30 Oct-21 Nov, 23 days - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Markus, Christine, Manaslu Nar Phu team & Kim

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The best - virtually all - of the Everest region; we cross the Cho La and the Renjo La, explore the spectacular Gokyo lakes region, climb Gokyo Ri and Kala Pattar, visit Everest Base Camp, Chukhung, and more, relaxing in cozy Sherpa lodges en route.
24 Nov-18 Dec, 25 days - lodge trekking - Kim & Lhakpa
Team: Bill C, John C and Pik C


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