Himalaya Tours

Who We Are

Though I am from the US (Seattle Area), I spent nearly 15 years living full-time on the Tibetan Plateau working in tourism, cultural preservation, guiding and community development. My travel blog, The Land of Snows, has become the leading website in assisting travelers to Tibet and other parts of the Himalaya. My website is listed in the Lonely Planet Tibet guidebook as the #1 resource for planning a trip to Tibet.

For the past 12+ years, I have been personally leading photography, trekking, climbing and cultural journeys across Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Some of my past clients include Animal Planet, BBC London, Lonely Planet, Rough Guide guidebooks and National Geographic. My company, Himalaya Journey, arranges package and customized journeys through Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan All of my staff members are local Tibetans or other local Himalayan people who are all well experienced in tourism.

In addition to the 3 or 4 expeditions per year that I personally lead and guide, Himalaya Journey arranges a further 40 private journeys each year that are led by our expert local Tibetan, Nepali or Bhutanese guides. Being based in both the US and the Himalaya (Tibet and Nepal), we combine the high standards that international travelers are accustomed to along with the personal touch of traveling with local guides.

Please take a moment to read more about why we exist, why we focus only on ethical travel in the Himalaya, why we ONLY employ local Tibetan/Himalayan people and why you should consider using us to arrange your journey to tibet, Nepal and Bhutan: Why Use Himalaya Journey

tibet tour

Join me on this 15 day journey in April 2018 from Lhasa to Kathmandu! More details at: info@himalayajourney.com

Tibet tours

The north side of Mt Kailash in western Tibet

Professionally Guided Journeys in the Himalaya

Three times per year, I personally lead high quality journeys in the Himalaya. As I lived in Tibet for 15 years, I give lectures each day on different aspect of Himalayan culture and history. These journeys last between 13 and 20 days in length and are focused on culture and photography. These journeys, which usually are all-inclusive, are for those wanting to get the most out of a journey to Tibet, Nepal or Bhutan. Joining me during each journey is one of my expert English-speaking Tibetan guides who will assist each client in learning more about Tibetan culture. Included in the price of these journeys is a one way flight from Mainland China to Lhasa, all hotels (usually 3 or 4 Star hotels), all meals, all drinking water, all entrance fees, all permits and all transportation costs during the itinerary. Please look through the journeys that I have planned for 2018. Click the links for details:

April 2018: 15 Day Journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu: This 15 day journey will take us on the epic overland route connecting Lhasa, Tibet with Kathmandu, Nepal via Everest Base Camp. This journey is a photographers dream!

May 2018: 20 Day Journey from Lhasa to Everest and Mt Kailash: This 20 day journey is one of my favorites! We will explore Lhasa for 3 days before going overland to Everest Base Camp. From there, we will go to Mt Kailash and do the 3 day trek around Asia’s most sacred peak!

October 2018: To be announced!

For more information on these high quality, professionally guided journeys, please email me at: info@himalayajourney.com

Tibet to Nepal tour

Boudha Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Kham, Tibet region of Yading

Private Tours in the Himalaya

For more details on any of these journeys or to customize your own travel itinerary in the Himalaya, email us at: info@himalayajourney.com

In addition to the professionally guided journeys listed above, we also arrange high quality private journeys (click link for more info) cross Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan. As these are private journeys, they can begin any date that is convenient for you. Our private journeys require a minimum of 2 travelers. We offer package journeys, but can also modify a journey for you as well. If you don’t see the exact itinerary you are looking for, no problem! Contact us and we can work with you to customize your own travel itinerary anywhere in the Himalaya. Here are just some of the different journeys we can arrange for you (click links for details):

Tibet: 20 Days from Lhasa to Everest, Mt Kailash Trek and Guge Kingdom: The ultimate Tibet journey has clients explore the Buddhist holy city of Lhasa, including the main pilgrimage sites before setting off on the fantastic overland journey to the North Face Everest Base Camp. From there you will complete the 3 day trek around Kailash, Asia’s most sacred peak before exploring the ruins of the ancient Kingdom of Guge.

Tibet: 17 Days from Lhasa to Everest and Mt Kailash: This journey is the same as the one listed above, however, it does not include the Guge Kingdom. This is perfect for those wanting to complete the epic 3 day trek around Mt Kailash.

Nepal: 16 Day Everest Base Camp Trek: One of the most famous treks on the planet, our 16 day journey has you trek all the way up to the Nepal side Everest Base Camp. In addition to Mt Everest, you will get up-close views to many other Himalayan peaks.

Nepal and Bhutan: 15 Day Cultural Journey: This fantastic journey lets you visit both Nepal and Bhutan. In Nepal, you will explore the Kathmandu Valley and the central Nepal city of Pokhara. Next, you will fly to Bhutan and explore the highlights of Western Bhutan.

Tibet and Nepal: 13 Day Overland Journey from Lhasa to Kathmandu: Regarded as one of the best road trips on the planet, this journey will have you travel the route from Lhasa to Kathmandu. You will see many of the major sites in Tibet, including Everest Base Camp as well as explore the main sites in the Kathmandu Valley.

Tibet: 10 Day Journey from Lhasa to Everest Base Camp: This route is popular for a reason and that reason is that you get to see most of Tibet’s main sites on a 10 day journey. Explore Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Gyantse, Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and get up-close to Everest at the North Face Base Camp.

Tibet: 9 Day Journey through Central Tibet and Nam Tso Lake: Nam Tso Lake is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Tibet. With this route, you will spend the night near the lake shore while exploring the main sites in Central Tibet including Lhasa, Yamdrok Lake, Karo La Glacier and Shigatse.

Bhutan: 8 Day Journey Exploring Western Bhutan: Bhutan is an amazing country with a unique culture and stunning landscape. This 8 day journey will have you explore Paro, Thimphu, Taktsang Monastery and the beautiful Gangtey Valley.

Nepal: 8 Day Journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara: There is more to do in Nepal than just trek (though trekking in Nepal is awesome!). This 8 day journey will have you visit the main sites in the Kathmandu Valley as well as the pleasant lakeside town of Pokhara. Hindu temples, Buddhist shrines, ancient cities, mountain views and more await you on this journey.

Tibet: 7 Day Central Tibet Journey: For those that are short on time, but still want to experience Tibet, this journey is for you! You will explore the Tibetan capital for 3 days and then set off through central Tibet seeing glaciers, huge mountains, traditional villages and Buddhist monasteries.

For more information on any of these journeys or for help customizing your own travel route in the Himalaya, email us at: info@himalayajourney.com

Monks performing during a festival in Bhutan

A stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact Us

For information on any of the journeys listed here or for information on a customized journey to Tibet, Nepal or Bhutan, send an email to: info@himalayajourney.com. Regardless if you use my company or not, I will always give you all the free travel information you need! I hope to see you somewhere in the Himalaya in the near future!

Me setting off on a climbing journey

6 thoughts on “Himalaya Tours

  1. Vanora

    I’m interested in finding out more about your upcoming photography/cultural tours. My boyfriend and are hoping to travel to Tibet for 8-10 days in mid-July. Do you have any tours planned around that time?

    Kind regards,

  2. Jennifer

    Love your site. I have been accessing it for information for the past few years as I continue to try and get Tibet on my travel schedule. Thank you for all of the wonderful information.

    Will you be having any photography tours in Tibet in 2017 (summer months)?


  3. Robert Feibleman

    I hope to tour China sometime (July, august, September, october) 2017. Fascinated by the Hymalayan Plateau. Heard some bad things about horribly long and rough drives. Wondering what exactly you do.

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