An intoxicating blend of crisp mountain air, timeless rural traditions and some of the most sublime scenery on the planet – the Himalayas should be on everybody’s bucket list. Awe-inspiring, invigorating yet remarkably calming, this is the perfect antidote to the modern world.

Imagine taking a gentle stroll through the neatly clipped tea plantations of colonial hill stations. Unravelling ancient myths and legends in the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Or setting your heart pumping on an exhilarating white water rafting journey. For anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, the Himalayas are as close to heaven as it’s possible to get.

Journey through a world of remote and rugged beauty, from untouched conifer forests to yak-grazed pastures and barren high altitude deserts pierced by glacial blue rivers. Then meet the people who call this spectacular region home, in gravity defying, mountainside villages and remote temples where multi-coloured prayer flags flutter in the wind. Every moment offers up a feast for the eyes and the mind.

Luxury here is to end the day at a snug mountain lodge with a satisfying meal, hot water bottles at bedtime and the reassurance of a steaming flask of freshly brewed tea upon waking to another perfect day.

These trips are sure to stay with you for years to come. Talk to us about taking the first step on your epic mountain journey. 

 

When is the best time to visit the Himalayas?

The Himalayas offers unforgettable experiences year round, so we focus on knowing which areas to visit in which season. While spring and autumn are traditionally considered the best times to be in the mountains, there are other things to consider, too. Like many other destinations, timing can depend on what you want to do, and how high up you want to go, so it’s best to get in touch so we can suggest trip ideas. 

What is accommodation like in the mountains?

When it comes to accommodation we look for location and character, but above all we keep it comfortable. Expect great food, charming village houses, remote retreats, colonial bungalows or small mountain lodges, and a genuine Himalayan warmth and hospitality.

Will I get altitude sickness?

Above 2500m (8200ft) there is less oxygen in the air, and so less reaching your lungs and organs.  Most people can ascend to this height with little or no effect (it’s a common height for many ski resorts). Above this height, many people experience mild headaches and breathlessness. Some acclimatise quickly, others take longer. So when planning high altitude trips, we make sure to ascend slowly, with plenty of time in each destination to allow your body to adjust.

Will I see Everest?

Even if you’re not a mountaineer planning to scale the highest mountain in the world we can get you to places where you can enjoy an uninterrupted view. If you’d like a closer look, how about a heart-in-mouth helicopter flight with a summiteer over monasteries and sacred peaks, Base Camp and the glistening peak itself, all before breakfast?