Trip Type: Trekking
Adventure Trekking in the Altai Mountains, Bhutan: Gangtey Trek, Temples and Trekking in Tibet
Nomadic Expeditions invites you to connect with the spirit of the mountains and monasteries on an eco-friendly trekking adventure. The high altitude mountains of Mongolia, Tibet and Bhutan are truly breathtaking, and these trips also include strong cultural components, such as meetings with local people and visits to Buddhist monasteries. The terrain is mostly dry, grassy and moderate on these treks, and travelers should be prepared to trek for between three and seven hours per day. Travelers on these trips should be in good health.
For an unforgettable outdoor adventure, join us on a trek through the magnificent Altai Mountains, located at the borders of Russia, China, and Mongolia. One of the last untouched wilderness areas of Asia, the stunning beauty of these peaks - Mongolia's highest, with several reaching upwards of 14,000 feet - will be the backdrop of our journey.
Western Mongolia is still relatively unexplored and this expedition offers active travelers a unique opportunity to trek among the region’s snow-capped mountains and camp beside pristine rivers and lakes. Highlights include trekking through the foothills of Tsambagarav Mountain, exploring the forests of the Maraat Valley, and visiting peaceful Tolbo Lake. Traveling through this spectacular landscape, there will be opportunities to interact with local nomadic Kazakh families and experience the unique culture that has been preserved in this remarkable and isolated part of the world.
On this active journey into Bhutan explore trails that wind past isolated villages, strings of colorful prayer flags, and stunning views of the Himalayas. Experience the incredible vistas and ancient culture of this remarkable country during a three-day journey through Phobjika Valley, Bhutan's finest low-level trek, passing through lush valleys, wildlife preserves, and fields of rhododendron, juniper, and bamboo.
This trip is scheduled to coincide with the conclusion of the teschu mask and sword dances of the Ura Yak-choe Festival, a dynamic Buddhist celebration held to commemorate the local guardian deity, "Yak Nagpo," to whom local farmers make offerings for the success of future harvests. Travelers will also have opportunities to meet many Bhutanese monks, farmers, nomads, and artisans, as well as to visit exquisite temples and ancient fortifications.
This active expedition to Tibet explores the monasteries, historical sites, and scenic landscapes of one of the world’s most intriguing and spiritual destinations. Discover ruined hilltop palaces, visit ancient monasteries and cave retreats, and trek to Lhamo La Tso, Tibet’s most important oracle lake.
After visiting Beijing and the grandeur of the Forbidden City, fly to Lhasa, home to such architectural and cultural treasures as Potala Palace and the 17th-century Jokhang Monastery. Tour the city’s famed temples, experience the daily life of its people, and attend the Saga Dawa Festival, which celebrates Shakyamuni Buddha’s enlightenment and often involves tsam dancing and the displaying of giant thangka paintings. The journey to Chokorgye Monastery is the expedition’s centerpiece. Our trek follows a path through the Amando Valley, a landscape of grasslands and wildflowers surrounded by snow-capped mountains, to reach the dramatic ruins of this vast temple complex, built in 1509 by the Second Dalai Lama.