WELCOME TO TRANS HIMALAYA
Trans Himalaya, under the direction of Dr Gyurme Dorje, a Tibetologist and Tibet travel writer, organise travel throughout the Tibetan plateau, as well as in Mongolia, China and the Himalayas (Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal, and Ladakh).
Whether you are a first-time visitor to Central Tibet looking for a simple itinerary, or an experienced Tibet traveller planning an overland journey, trek or expedition in Ngari, Kham or Amdo, Trans Himalaya are the specialists, with a strong client base in the Americas, Europe, SE Asia, Australia and South Africa.
Perhaps you are seeking a uniquely personal experience, or a private tour of Tibet, escorted by a Tibetologist. Perhaps you wish to meet teachers representing the various Buddhist traditions, to attend local festivals, to be hosted by Tibetan villagers and nomads in their own environment, to carry out original academic research or fieldwork, to drive your own vehicle across the plateau, or to work on ecological and cultural regeneration projects. Whatever your interests, Trans Himalaya can offer exclusive access and unrivalled inside knowledge, born of forty years experience in the Tibetan and Himalayan world. Our prices are very competitive, taking into consideration the specialist knowledge we impart and the original experiences we share.
Starting from the great stupas of the Kathmandu valley, this itinerary follows in the footsteps of the historical buddha, Shakyamuni, commencing from his birthplace (Lumbini) and continuing through Bodh Gaya, where he attained buddhahood, Varanasi , Rajgir, Vaishali and Shravasti where he taught the dharma, and Kushinagar where he passed away.
This popular route includes four of the historic capitals— Lhasa , Sakya, Tsetang and Zhigatse, replete with monasteries, temples and palaces, encapsulating Tibet ’s artistic and spiritual heritage. It follows the overland route to Nepal, detouring to Mt Everest base camp.
Grand Cultural Tour of Bhutan
Traversing the mid-mountain belt of Bhutan, from west to east, this extensive itinerary introduces the Buddhist culture of the Drukpa Kagyu and Nyingma traditions in the spectacular hermitages, monasteries and fortresses of Paro, Bumthang, Mongar and Tashi Yangtse.
Mt Kailash and Guge Kingdom: Vaishakh Full Moon Pilgrimage
This rugged pilgrimage to the axis mundi of the Indo-Tibetan world follows the Brahmaputra upstream towards its source, before crossing into Ngari-- the region of Farwest Tibet, where ancient Bon and Buddhist civilzations meet. All paths lead to Darpoche-- the great flagpole-- at the start of the official pilgrimage season, coinciding with the full moon of the fourth lunar month.
KHAM & AMDO TRAVEL
Experience unique life-changing journeys, riding and trekking with Trans Himalaya's Khampa crew.