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Featured Journeys | Himalayan Treks, Cycling + Travels | Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar (Burma) + Mongolia

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

 

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

Mongolia, a remote region steeped in legend, a fabled land of golden steppes, 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, peaks, 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 bicycle trip through the sky kingdoms of the Indian Himalaya. Starting in Leh, we cycle over 5000+ meter passes into Nubra, with sand dunes, Bactian camels and the Shyok River. More 5000+ meter passes into the sublimely beautiful salt lake nomadic regions of Ladakh, through traditional villages, drinking salt butter tea with the nomads!

19 July - 10 Aug (23 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition cycling + jeep support - Kim + Lhakpa

Ultimate Ladakh Trek | Nomads, Remote Villages, Salt Lakes + High Passes - Indian Himalaya

The ultimate in Ladakh trekking, rafting + cycling from Ladakh's adventure experts! We explore the remote nomadic regions of the Indian Himalaya, camp with nomads in yak hair tents, explore ancient salt lakes and cross some of Ladakh's sublimely beautiful passes. World class rafting and cycling options in the Indus + Leh valleys!

 12 Aug - 15 Sept (35 days) -  expedition trekking + jeep safari - Kim, Lhakpa

Ladakh Silk Route Trek | Salt Lakes + Remote Villages - 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 & Kharnak Nomads Trek - Ladakh, 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 beautiful, greeen nomadic Kharnak, where we search for snow leopard prints and camp at beautiful winter settlements.

28 Aug - 15 Sept (19 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 traditional Buddhist villages and monasteries, Himalayan passes, turquoise rivers, Himalayan peaks, yaks + snow leopards, is Nepal's Shangri-La. We trek through Dolpo's most remote valleys, visiting Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang + Biijer valleys, and cross the high passes into Mustang.

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

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

The Everest region's most comprehensive trek, Kim + Lhakpa's unique route! We cross the Cho La, Kongma La + Renjo La passes, explore the spectacular Gokyo Lakes, Chukhung + Thame valleys, climb Gokyo Ri + Kala Pattar for sublime 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

Everest Yoga Spirit Trek - Nepal

A boutique trek in the Everest (Solu Khumbu) region of the Himalaya, with a focus on practicing yoga and meditation under Nepal's sacred Himalayan peaks. What better place to practice yoga than a trek in the spectacular Everest region, under sacred snow peaks, visiting Buddhist monasteries + staying in Sherpa lodges with traditional Sherpa culture.

4 - 17 Nov (14 days) - lodge trekking - Nepali Yoga Instructor - Options for Luxury or Boutique trips

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.

20 Nov - 6 Dec (17 days) - lodge trekking - Doma, Tshering, Phu Tashi or Ang Pemba Sherpa

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!

9 Dec - 4 Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
9 - 26 Jan (18 days) - Arun Valley Trek | 21 Dec - 4 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!

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

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. See our other MYANMAR/BURMA TRIPS under the Asia topbar!

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

 

2018 Featured Journeys
Himalayan Treks + Cycling + Travels | Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar (Burma) + Mongolia

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

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. See our other MYANMAR/BURMA TRIPS under the Asia topbar!

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

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 Mar (16 days) - 3-star hotels - Kim + Lhakpa - Inquire for Custom Departures

Lhasa & Kathmandu Winter Photography Journey - Nepal & Tibet Trip

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

23 Feb - 8 Mar (14 days) - 3-4 star hotels - Tibetan Guide - Inquire for Custom Departures

High Manaslu & Tibetan Tsum Valley Trek - Nepal

Manaslu + Tsum are perhaps Nepal's most diverse and sublimely beautiful treks! Starting in historic Gorkha, we traverse high ridges + hike through bustling Gurung villages to remote Tsum Valley bordering Tibet. Heading north, we trek to ethnically Tibetan Manaslu, crossing the Larkya La pass, one of Nepal's the most spectacular Himalayan panoramas!

24 Mar - 21 April (29 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Upper Mustang Trek (New Route!) - 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!

2 - 20 May (19 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara Extension

GHT | Sky Caves+ Last Nomads of Upper Mustang to Nar Phu (Teri La) - Nepal Exploratory!

A wild trek connecting Upper Mustang and Nar Phu via the Teri La pass. Mustang is a Tibetan land of walled cities, fortresses, white washed villages, sculpted canyons, Neolithic caves, nomads + Himalayan peaks soaring above the Kali Gandaki. The Teri La is a wild, remote pass connecting these two remote regions, one of Nepal's best kept secrets!

2 May - 2 June (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara

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!

16 June - 8 July (23 days) - cycling + camping - Leh to Srinagar - Kim + Lhakpa

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

14 July - 7 Aug (25, 20 + 16 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

Wild Western Ladakh Traverse Trek | Kanji, Dibling + Shade - Indian Himalaya

The ultimate trek from years of exploration in Ladakh + Zanskar! 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.

11 Aug - 10 Sept (31 + 19 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa

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

Upper Dolpo, an ethnically Tibetan region of traditional Buddhist villages and monasteries, Himalayan passes, turquoise rivers, Himalayan peaks, yaks + snow leopards, is Nepal's Shangri-La. We trek through Dolpo's most remote valleys, visiting Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang + Biijer valleys, and cross the high passes into Mustang.

26 Sept - 27 Oct (32 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara Extension

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

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

29 Sept - 1 Nov (33 days) - expedition trekking - Bhutanese Guide

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

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

7 Nov - 1 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!

9 Dec - 4 Jan (27 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Kim + Lhakpa
9 - 26 Dec (18 days) - Arun Valley Trek | 21 Dec - 4 Jan (15 days) - Gokyo Lakes Trek

 

2019 Featured Journeys
Himalayan Treks + Cycling + Travels | Nepal, India, Ladakh, Zanskar, Bhutan, Tibet, Myanmar (Burma) + Mongolia

Top 10 Treks in Nepal | Best of Himalayan Trekking

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. See our other MYANMAR/BURMA TRIPS under the Asia topbar!

Dec - Feb (18 days) - boutique-luxury hotels + camping - Burmese Guide - Custom Departures

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.

Feb - March (16 days) - 3-star hotels - Kim + Lhakpa - Inquire for Custom Departures

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

An exploratory trip crafted for Kamzang Journeys following Pakistan's ancient Silk Road. Our 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 + the Baltura + Passu glaciers. The trip ends crossing the Khunjurab Pass to Kashgar (or Islamabad).

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

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!

Mar - April (25 days) - expedition trekking - Kim + Lhakpa - Chitwan, Tharu Villages + Pokhara Extension

Kharta Valley & Everest Kangshung Face Trek - Tibet

One of Tibet + the Himalaya's greatest 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, traditional Tibetan villages and ancient ruins. Join us!

Apr - May (26 days) - expedition trekking - 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

 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, Nepal's Shangri-La. Join our explorations of Dolpo's remote Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake + Panzang valley. As a finale, we trek Peter Matthiessen's stunning Dhorpatan route during yertsa gumbu season!

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

Silk Route, Nomads & High Lakes 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!

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!

July - Aug (17, 20 + 25 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 most wild Ladakh trek. Some highlights are the ancient Kingdom of Zangla, Ladakh's breathtakingly beautiful villages and our challenging, pristine ‘Bear Valley’ route.

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

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

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

Oct (32 days) - expedition trekking - Bhutanese Guide

Everest Yoga Spirit Trek - Nepal

A boutique trek in the Everest (Solu Khumbu) region of the Himalaya, with a focus on practicing yoga and meditation under Nepal's sacred Himalayan peaks. What better place to practice yoga than a trek in the spectacular Everest region, under sacred snow peaks, visiting Buddhist monasteries + staying in Sherpa lodges with traditional Sherpa culture.

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

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

Upper Dolpo, an ethnically Tibetan region of traditional Buddhist villages and monasteries, Himalayan passes, turquoise rivers, Himalayan peaks, yaks + snow leopards, is Nepal's Shangri-La. We trek through Dolpo's most remote valleys, visiting Shey Gompa, Phoksumdo Lake, Panzang + Biijer valleys, and cross the high passes into Mustang.

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

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

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

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