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Take A Journey

If you dream of the spectacular Himalayas, if you want in-depth connection with people and insight into history, religion, tradition, art, politics, and change, then join us for a unforgettable experience to Nepal or Bhutan.

Destinations

We offer hikes and treks throughout Nepal and Bhutan. Both classic itineraries and new adventures into relatively untraveled areas are available.

Everest Base Camp, Nepal: An 18-day journey to the windswept Khumbu glacier crowded with tents, climbers, and communication stations. Classic closeup views of Everest and nearby massifs.

Bike and Hike Bhutan–Active days in the lush Himalayan foothills, with the comfort of hotels every night! We bike and hike to explore ornate monasteries and villages still rich with tradition, plus attend a traditional fire blessing and Buddhist mask dance ceremony. Fully supported so that you can bike/hike or ride in the van as you choose–non-cycling travel partners are welcome!

Forbidden Kingdom of Mustang, Nepal–Ruled by Tibet for 800 years before it became part of Nepal, Mustang is authentic Tibetan style culture and architecture. Windswept monasteries, red-gold cliffs, and stark landscapes dotted with villages and horse riders, Mustang is an entirely different geography from most of Nepal and an unforgettable cultural experience.

Tsum Valley, Nepal: Our favorite new route in Nepal! Enter an untouristed area and hike to the Tibetan border. Tsum is one of Buddhism’s most sacred valleys. Old monasteries, cave paintings, Buddhist nuns, yaks grazing, home visits in remote villages, and sweeping mountain views.

Langtang, Nepal: An 18-day journey with introductory trek, ascending gradually from Hindu farming villages to Buddhist yak-grazing communities. Big mountain views and lush river valleys, sunsets beyond a sacred mountain lake, and walking back to the edge of Kathmandu.

Across Bhutan: A 22-day exploratory journey crossing the country from west to east, visiting monastery-fortresses both ornate and archaic. Crossing the Rodung-La ancient trade route, attending mask dance festivals, visit village weavers, dancing around campfires, sighting Himalayan black bear and a plethora of bird life.

Jhomolari, Bhutan: An exquisite 16-day journey to the base of Bhutan’s most sacred mountain, past turquoise blue high-altitude lakes, sighting blue sheep and yak caravans, and visiting fortress-monasteries in the towns.

Some trips are run in partnership with Mountain Madness.

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What To Expect

Greeting you upon arrival, we ensure that every aspect of your trip runs smoothly. Our trips are fully-supported, meaning that we include porters, kitchen staff, tent setup, private vehicles, personal sherpas, and other support as needed so that you can enjoy your adventure!

Treks generally include private guided tours to the most popular sights before venturing out to hike in the mountains. We conduct orientations, make gear checks, and help prepare you for your travel in challenging places. Treks utilize teahouses when available and are otherwise camping with a private camp kitchen. Hiking ranges from challenging to strenuous, but we always have time to rest, take photos, stop for tea, and interact with locals.

Active cultural tours blend sightseeing, private tours, special holidays, and village stays with dayhikes, rafting, and activities so that you can find adventure with a comfortable hotel at the end of the day.

Guide & Group

Traveling with a small group through extreme landscapes and exotic cultures allows you both flexibility and camaraderie. We keep our group size appropriate for entering homes, monasteries, and temples with ease. Our clients invariably make the travel more fun as they bring interesting perspective and enthusiasm to the group.

As your guide, Deana Zabaldo is passionate about the people, culture, and history of Nepal. She will show you the country in a way that few people experience while ensuring a comfortable, enjoyable, and engaging journey!

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Ethical Travel

Concerned about the heritage and the future of Nepal and Bhutan, we are committed to ethical travel–including cultural and environmental preservation—as well as philanthropy throughout the year.