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2014 Featured Journeys: Treks in Nepal, India, Bhutan & Tibet

Everest High Passes Trek - Nepal

Everest Gokyo lake NepalThe 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
Private Departures Also Available

Lhasa Christmas & Jeep Safari - Nepal & Tibet

Lhasa Tibet people trekJoin our Tibetan Christmas trip in Lhasa! Visiting the monasteries, palaces & villages of central Tibet, including Jokhang, Potala, Drepung, Sera, Samye, Shigatse & Ganden, we embark on a spectacular jeep safari across the Himalayas for a New Year's Eve celebration in Kathmandu!

(18)19 Dec-2 Jan (15 days) - 3 & 4-star hotels & guest houses - Tibetan guide - $2980
Private Departures Also Available

Sherpa Everest Trek in 2 Weeks - Nepal

Everest Region Nepal treks High PassSo much to see in the Everest region, from Everest & Himalayan views to traditional Sherpa villages to Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Join our two week adventure through the Khumbu region, home of the Sherpas and gateway to Everest Base Camp.

Private Departures (14 days) - lodge trekking - Sherpa guide

 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek - Nepal

Annapurna base camp trek privateOne of Nepal's ultimate treks, we start in tropical Pokhara and trek up to the spectacular Annapurna Base Camp, staying at sacred Macchapuchare Base Camp, visiting traditional Gurung villages & climbing Poon Hill for breathtaking Himalaya Panoramas.

Private Departures (18 days) - lodge trekking - Nepali guide


2015 Featured Journeys: Treks in Nepal, India, Bhutan & Tibet

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal

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 - Kim & Lhakpa - $4680
Chitwan Wildlife Extension - $500

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- Kim & Lhakpa - $4880

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.

11 - 29 April (19 days) - expedition & lodge trekking - Doma, Phu Tashi or Tshering Sherpa - $2680
Private Departures Available

Everest Sherpa Luxury Trek - Luxury Nepal

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

11 - 25 April (15 days) - luxury lodge trekking - Tshering or Doma Sherpa
Private Departures Available

 

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

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 Islamabad, with options to cross the Khunjurab pass to Kashgar (China).

June tba (23 days) - trekking & hotels - Kim &/or Shaheen

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)8 - 29 June (22 days) - mountain biking & 3/4-star accommodation - Kim & Lhakpa - $5280/$4880
Private Departures Available

Experience Bhutan: Jhomolhari Trek & Bumthang - Luxury Bhutan

This unique journey through Bhutan was put together especially for Kamzang Journeys as a 'best-of' Bhutan journey, a diverse trip which combines luxury hotels, trekking, cultural touring, day-hikes and even a bit of rafting! We cover much of Bhutan, from Paro, Thimpu & Punakha in eastern Bhutan to Phobjikha in central Bhutan, its cultural hub and a sublimely beautiful region.

3 - 20 Oct (18 days) - expedition trekking & luxury hotels - Bhutanese guide
Private Departures Available

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!

May tba (20 days) - expedition trekking & luxury hotels - Bhutanese guide
Private Departures Available

Wild Ladakh & Zanskar: The Village Trek - Indian Himalaya

We explore Ladakh's most beautiful villages and hike through the ancient kingdom of Zanskar in early summer, visiting  Zanskar's remote villages. A few highlight are trekking through pristine 'bear valley' & finishing this great trek by crossing an (exploratory & high) Himalayan pass.
A unique new route!

15 June - 7 July (23 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3580

 

Nomads, Lakes & High Passes of the Changthang (Pangong Lake & Festival) - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

Following ancient salt trade routes we trek through a spectacular region of high lakes, Himalayan passes & rare wild and bird life, fording rivers and camping with the Changthang nomads. From turquoise Tso Moriri Lake we trek to Tso Kar Lake, crossing high passes to reach far-flung Himalayan villages. This year's highlight is a local festival near Pangong Lake followed by two idyllic days at the lake.

11 July - 6 Aug (27 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3880 

Markha Valley, Jumlam & Suru Valley Trek - Ladakh, Indian Himalaya

Starting in idyllic Markha Valley, with traditional villages and the turquoise Markha River, we trek the Jumlam, an ancient trade route through some of Ladakh's most remote and stunningly beautiful valleys with river crossings, rare wildlife & high Himalayan passes. Next on to sublime western Ladakh, another remote region with untouched villages, canyons, river crossings and more wildlife. A photographer's dream & one of our most adventurous treks!

10 Aug - 7 Sept (29 days) - Leh to Leh - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $3980

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 Rongbuk monastery and the Tibetan Everest Base Camp en route ...

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

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

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

27 Sept - 27 Oct (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $5680

 

Upper Mustang & Sky Caves Trek - Nepal

Our wonderful trek into the hidden Buddhist kingdom of Upper Mustang ventures deep into the world of 'sky-caves', including the renown Luri Gompa and Tashi Kabum, adorned with some of the most exquisite murals of the Tibetan Buddhist world and dating back to antiquity

Private Departures (17 or 18 days) - lodge trekking - Nepali guide

 

Live it Up in the Clouds - The Ultimate Luxury Trip - Luxury Bhutan

Experience Bhutan in the ultimate luxury, spending nine days visiting most of magical Bhutan's highlights, including its Buddhist monasteries and spectacular fortresses, staying in Bhutan's wonderful 5-star hotels.

Oct tba (9 days) - 5-star hotels - Bhutanese guide

 

Annapurna Peaks & Villages Trek - Nepal & Luxury 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.

Oct 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 Available

Everest Sherpa Luxury Trek - Luxury 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.

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

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 tba (18 days) - lodge trekking - Doma or Phu Tashi Sherpa- $2380
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.

8 Nov - 2 Dec 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
Private Departures Available

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

 

2016 Featured Journeys: Treks in Nepal, India, Bhutan & Tibet

Upper Dolpo & Dhorpatan Yertsa Gumbu Trek - Nepal

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

May tba (31 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $5680
(correct itinerary to come ...)

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.

June (22 days) - mountain biking & 3/4-star accommodation - Kim & Lhakpa - $5380/$4980
Private Departures Also Available

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 ...

Sept - Oct 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!

Sept - Oct tba (21 days) - expedition trekking- Kim & Lhakpa - $tba

2017 Featured Journeys: Treks in Nepal, India, Bhutan & Tibet

Sky Caves & the Last Nomads of Mustang - Nepal

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!

March - April  (25 days) - expedition trekking - Kim & Lhakpa - $4880
Chitwan Wildlife Extension - $500

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 (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.

May - June (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.

June (22 days) - mountain biking & 3/4-star accommodation - Kim & Lhakpa - $5480/$5080
Private Departures Also Available

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!

Sept - Oct (21 days) - expedition trekking - Guide tba - $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.

July (? days) - expedition trekking - Guide tba - $tba