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Tibet cultural tours

This fascinating two week cultural tour of Tibet takes travellers to many of the region’s most important monasteries that stand at high altitude overlooked by some of the tallest mountain peaks on the planet, including the indomitable form of Mount Everest. A visit to Everest Base Camp by road provides further insight into the legendary tales that swirl around the mountain like Himalayan clouds with initial acclimatisation in Lhasa allowing travellers to get used to the altitude above 3650m. Chances to meet pilgrims and monks making their way over mountain trails en-route to Buddhist monasteries and the seasonal palaces of the Dalai Lama conjure visions of life in Tibet untouched by the ... Read more >
From £1,095 excluding flights

Himalayan tours to Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal

This two week Himalayan tour incorporates the very best of the region's landscapes and cultural diversity with the snow-capped peaks of Nepal just as enticing as remote mountain monasteries and the fascinating local customs that you'll find in Bhutan and Tibet. The unique art and architecture that's featured throughout this Himalayan holiday is often just as significant to local people as religion and royalty with visits to decorative palaces and places of worship adding to the intoxicating whirlwind of sightseeing in Kathmandu, Lhasa and Pokhara. From the rituals of Mahayana Buddhism to the lesser-known cultural traditions of Bhutan, Tibet and Nepal, Himalayan tours give you the chance ... Read more >
From £2,055 excluding flights

Bhutan holidays, cultural tours

Neatly nestled between the Tibetan mountains and Indian foothills, Bhutan holidays and cultural tours take you on a journey to where stunning landscapes meet spiritual fulfilment. This 11 day Bhutan holiday and cultural tour provides a unique opportunity for travellers to explore in Southeast Asia without the all too typical tourist crowds and backpacker comforts where precariously placed monasteries and ancient temples further evoke experiences into the unknown. Buddhism, Himalayan trails, and remote rural communities untouched by western ways; if you’re looking for a life changing experience, this Bhutan holiday and cultural tour really does pull out all the stops. Read more >
From £1,275 excluding flights

Gokyo Everest trek in Nepal

The highest mountain on earth needs no introduction however the lake district and valley communities of Gokyo in Sagarmatha National Park is an area around Everest that’s definitely worth getting better acquainted with on an eighteen day trekking holiday in Nepal. From the drama of the Himalayas to cultural insight amongst traditional stone-built houses set on the shores of the lakes, a Gokyo Everest trek places this area of Nepal firmly on the map and it’s easy to see why this is one of the region’s best-loved locations for trekking. Just west of Everest Base Camp the Gokyo Valley extends across sublime alpine pastures to provide trekkers with wonderfully reflective images of ... Read more >
From US $1,375 excluding flights

Himalayan cultural tour, Bhutan and Nepal

Set between Tibet to the north and India to the south, the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has unlocked its doors to travellers to provide a unique glimpse at life in the mountains where Buddhism, happiness and harmony with nature form the bedrock of a nation's cultural enlightenment. From precariously placed mountain monasteries to agricultural landscapes stretching for as far as the eye can see this Himalayan cultural tour encapsulates the essence of Bhutan and Nepal with a short flight from Kathmandu making short shrift of distances between highlights. Guided sightseeing tours, daily drives and a two hour uphill trek to Taktsang Monastery (well worth the leg work) allow this cultural tour ... Read more >
From £2,295 excluding flights

Nepal cultural holiday with homestay

Home stay transforms a simple holiday into a deeper, more memorable experience as you share stories, food and laughter with a local Nepalese family at the start and end of a trip that also offers treks through stunning Himalayan landscape and explorations of wonderful towns. Trekking to Santidham, you head through a traditional agricultural landscape then into pine and rhododendron forest. A stay in the beautiful town of Pokhara, meanwhile, includes a chance to experience a stunning Himalayan sunrise at Sarangkot, as well as visiting the Bindabashini Temple, Dav's Falls and a chance to go boating on Fewa Lake. Moving on to Nagarkot, you will have one of Nepal's finest mountain views, ... Read more >
From £395 excluding flights

Chitwan safari & rafting in Nepal

This tour in Nepal serves up diverse culture and nature experiences in the Royal Chitwan National Park, one of Asia's most celebrated nature havens. You'll see several of Nepal's most striking ancient settlements. Boudhanath's Buddhist shrines have led to the nickname 'Little Tibet', while Bhaktapur is renowned as a centre of wood carving. Other visits take in the beautiful 'nature city' of Pokhara, and a chance to explore Kathmandu. As you delve, discover Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, ancient irrigation systems, palace complexes plus dazzling local craftsmanship. This wild and dramatic land offers pulse-quickening experiences too, beginning with an exhilarating river raft ride on ... Read more >
From US $485 excluding flights

Gosaikunda Helembhu Valley trek in Nepal

This trek provides excellent views of snow-capped mountains, 108 holy lakes with diverse ethnic culture and picturesque Helambu valley. This is a unique chance to explore the sights and sounds of this area of Nepal. See plants including Rhododendron, wildflowers such as sky blue gentians and orchids, see exotic birds like cuckoos, owls, nightjars, barbets, hoopoe, yellow-billed magpies and black-capped sibias and mammals including langurs and furry pikas. This is a very famous holy lake for the Hindus and the Buddhists. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake every year during the full moon festival in August. According to the Hindu mythology, when the God churned the primordial ocean ... Read more >
From US $955 excluding flights

Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trekking holiday

This is one of Nepal's most attractive regions, renowned for the hospitality of its fascinating inhabitants. Its geographical position also underpins one of the country's richest array of flora and fauna - white capped river chat, brown dipper, white-breasted kingfisher, butterfly, barking deer, rhododendron forest and myriad orchid species. At its heart is the breathtaking Tilicho Lake – 4150m up, at the base of the Great Barrier glacier system – which offers excellent views of the Annapurna massif reflected in its cool waters. Your treks begin in the unique lowlands of Marshyandi Valley before climbing steadily towards the sky to reach the snowy Throng-La Pass at 5416m. You'll pass ... Read more >
From US $1,195 excluding flights

Nepal trek with Chitwan National Park safari

This beautiful valley trek lets you delve Nepal's rich cultural traditions, flora and fauna, stunning vistas, along with typical village life. Begin with an exploration of Nepal's ancient historical fabric, including the famous Pasupatinath temple sacred to both Hindu and Buddhists, Boudhananth Stupa, Sywambhunath and Kathmandu's Durbar-square. You'll also visit Patan – hailed as the 'city of art and beauty' – plus Bhaktapur, famed for its traditional wood carving. At the end of your trip, there is time in the beautiful nature-filled city of Pokhara, home to the World Peace Stupa – plus a chance to go boating on Fewa Lake. Trekking days put you inside Nepal's unforgettable landscape, ... Read more >
From US $849 excluding flights

Island Peak trekking holiday in Nepal

Island Peak (6160 meters) was first ascended in 1953 by a very prestigious team including Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in preparation for the ascent of Mount Everest. Eric Shipton's party named the peak in 1953, as it resembled an island in a sea of ice. The peak is part of the south ridge of Lhotse and linked to the semicircle of cliffs that rise to the north of the summit of Nuptse. It provides the opportunity to experience a climbing course in Island Peak. Our aim is not only to make you summit the top but also to ensure that you are capable to climb others peaks, as instructed by our experienced instructor and technical team. This course is suitable for the complete novice or as a great ... Read more >
From £1,105 excluding flights

Mount Kailash trekking holiday in Tibet

For Buddhists and Hindus, Mount Kailash ('Precious Mountain') is one of themost sacred places on Earth. A single circuit around the mountain's base is believed to erase the accumulated sins of a lifetime – though you will need to go around 108 times to achieve Nirvana... But this holy pinnacle is just the end point in a glorious journey through Tibetan landscape and culture, with epic views of Himalayan peaks. You'll also visit two sacred lakes representing powerful cosmic forces - the smooth bright Lake Manasarover (associated with goodness) and the often strangely turbulent Lake Rakshas (linked to darkness). Travelling by road from Kathmandu, traverse a luxuriant gorge to Nyalam and ... Read more >
From £1,595 excluding flights

Nepal activity holiday, small group

This active small group adventure combines pulse-quickening activities with a chance to explore ancient cities and traditional villages amid Himalayan vistas of soaring peaks and beautiful lakes. You'll get to discover the Kathmandu Valley on a mountain bike, riding superb dirt trails through exotic hills and woods. You'll also get a chance to experience stunning aerial views of the Himalayas paragliding with expert fliers in control as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vulture, eagles and kites, while drifting over exotic villages, monasteries, temples and lakes framed by magical peaks. From a resort base in Nagarkot, hop on the mountain bikes again to roam traditional villages ... Read more >
From US $799 excluding flights

Annapurna Sanctuary trek & Chitwan safari

Situated in north central Nepal, Annapurna is one of the most renowned trekking destinations in this fascinating mountainous country. This iconic Himalayan peak marks the high point of the trip – in altitude terms, at least – with an early morning trek to its base camp at 4132m. Other treks, however, will take you through delightful traditional villages, magical rhododendron forest, past graceful rice terraces towards awe-inspiring glaciers. There's wonderful flora and fauna too. When you can tear your gaze away from jaw-dropping Himalayan vistas, spot some of over 450 species of exotic bird, including white capped river chat, brown dipper and white-breasted kingfisher. The trip also ... Read more >
From US $1,195 excluding flights

Trek & volunteer in Nepal, help rebuild it

When a series of massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, it killed over 8000 people and destroyed or badly damaged hundreds of thousands of buildings – houses, schools, temples. This innovative and inspiring trip offers a chance to experience the unforgettable landscape and life of Nepal, while also taking part in the ongoing rebuilding effort in one village – Kakithok, five miles from Kathmandu. The project includes several days helping build temporary housing as well as permanent homes and schools, offering support to quake victims, and helping with educational material and awareness of how to remain safe from natural disasters in the future. 30% of the tour price package will also be ... Read more >
From US $799 excluding flights

Annapurna trekking holiday in Nepal

The Annapurna Panaoramic trek is a justly popular choice for anyone looking for a relaxed but exciting mountain adventure. Incredible views of iconic Himalayan pinnacles - Annpurna South Gangapurna Himal, Machapuchare (Fish Tail mountain), Dhaulagri, Tukuche and Nilgri Himal – are complemented by rivers and mountain lakes plus a chance to experience life in wonderful traditional villages. From Kathmandu, transfer to the lovely lakeside city of Pokhara before a drive to Phedi through rice terraces along the Seti River. From here, you'll trek to Potana through rhododendron forest with superb valley views, before climbing to Dhampus for stunning mountain views. The trek to New Bridge ... Read more >
From US $1,095 excluding flights

Everest base camp trek

This is one of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal for good reason. Its vistas include Mount Everest and other of the world's highest peaks, to which you add rich cultural heritage, stunning trekking scenery plus exotic wildlife including golden eagle, snow pigeons, Tibetan snow cocks, crimson-horned pheasant, musk deer and Himalayan Thar. You'll visit the Everest Base camp and get a chance to explore Kathmandu. There's also a range of diverse treks, taking in places like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Tenboche, Dinboche, Lobuche, Khumjung, Monjo and Lukla. Read more >
From US $1,375 excluding flights

Annapurna trekking holiday, Rhododendron trek

This 12 day Annapurna trekking holiday, rhododendron trek, is one of the region’s best loved short trails featuring a combination of cultural diversity, local villages and, of course, breathtaking views over the surrounding mountains that tower at well over 20,000ft. From the Annapurna peaks to Machhapuchare, Himchuli, Tukuche and Nilgri Himal, this Annapurna trekking holiday, takes you past some of the region’s most iconic natural images where forests of rhododendrons reign supreme within the valleys leading to the tiny town of Nayapul. Wildlife, including kingfishers, deer and butterflies, make the most of magnolias, orchids and flowering rhododendrons to offer a cornucopia of colour ... Read more >
From US $695 excluding flights

Mustang trekking holiday in the Himalaya

Mustang is a recently opened area of Nepal, offering a novel Himalayan hiking experience aided by experienced guides, cook and Sherpa porters. The area is also rich in distinctive history as a former Buddhist Kingdom which drew on an older form of this reflective religion before Lama Nygorchen Kunga Sangpo introduced the Shakya Buddhism tradition now practised here. Your main walking base in this glorious region is the fabled medieval walled city of Lo Mangthang - 3730m in the 'Roof of the World', and home to the Gelung and Nyingma Monasteries. From here, daily treks fan out to Chusang, Gilling, Gemi, Tasarang, Kagbeni, as well as Jomsom on the Kali Gandaki River. Read more >
From US $1,395 excluding flights

Nepal charity trek and yoga holiday

Helambu is one of Nepal's most delightful trekking regions, situated about 50 miles north of Kathmandu. It's a wonderful area to experience a unique Sherpa culture – including a visit at the start of your trip to a local high school. But there's also a chance to experience several days of yoga, meditation and spa treatments before returning home. The walking section of this perfectly balanced trip include treks to Chispani (2140m), Kutumsang (2450m) and Tarke Gyang (2590m) – the latter a hotspot of Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism - through beautiful valleys and dense forests of pine, fir, oak and rhododendron with outstanding views of the Himalayan peaks. There's also a trek to Tharepati at 3640m ... Read more >
From £715 excluding flights
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