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TREKKING IN NEPAL | COLORFUL HIMALAYAN KINGDOM
NEPAL'S CLASSIC TREKS AND EPIC JOURNEYS
The history of adventure trekking in Nepal dates back to 1949, when Bill Tilman was first granted permission to explore the high valleys of this Himalayan kingdom. Spectacular mountain scenery, picturesque villages, friendly people and diverse culture, together with a network of superb trekking trails, are what makes Nepal so irresistible and keeps people coming back year after year. For 30 years, One World Trekking has been organizing and guiding a wide range of trekking adventures for all levels of interest and ability. We have decided to focus our Nepal program on the tried and true Classic Himalayan Trekking Tours along with a sprinkling of unique Himalayan Trekking Epic Journeys. Our goal is to provide you with well-priced, fully-supported quality trips that will keep you coming back to Nepal.
TREKKING IN BHUTAN | LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON
THE LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON
Bhutan, home to some of the world's greatest trekking adventures, is situated in a hidden corner of the eastern Himalaya. The rugged country within these borders forms a giant staircase, from a narrow strip of land in the south, at an altitude of 1,000 feet, up to some of the highest of Himalayan peaks in the north, rising to over 20,000 feet. A sparsely populated country, Bhutan enjoys jealously guarded isolation and stunning mountain scenery. More than 90% of the population are hill farmers who live in small villages spread over some 18,000 square miles of rugged and mountainous country. Buddhist teachings and philosophy are influential throughout the kingdom, as they have been since the 7th century and a traditional reverence for nature has led to Bhutan imposing some of the strictest standards of environmental preservation in the world. Almost 70% of the land is still under forest cover and home to some of the rarest of Himalayan wildlife. In this country known as ‘‘the Land of the Thunder Dragon,” the fortunate visitor will find a rare combination of magnificent natural beauty, Buddhist culture and inspiring architecture.
TREKKING IN INDIA | THE BUDDHIST REGIONS OF LADAKH
THE SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES OF LADAKH
The mountain regions of Northern India are home to a fascinating variety of spectacular mountain landscapes, remote and picturesque villages, ancient monasteries and a colorful Buddhist culture. The many diverse mountainous territories of Ladakh and Zanskar offer almost limitless opportunities for adventure trekking. One World Trekking has worked in this part of the world for almost 30 years and our first-hand experience enables us to put together a small selection of unique trekking vacations in this far-flung Buddhist kingdom.
TREKKING IN TIBET | THE SECRET HIMALAYA
EXPLORE THE SECRETS OF THE TIBETAN PLATEAU
Tibetan history can be traced back thousands of years. However, the written history dates back only to the 7th century when Songtsan Gampo, the 33rd Tibetan king, sent his minister Sambhota to India to study Sanskrit. Upon his return, Sambhota invented the present Tibetan script based on Sanskrit, which is still used today. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, in the southwest of China, has long enjoyed reputation of being "the Roof of the World", with an average altitude of over 13,000 feet / 4,000 meters. The Great Himalaya lies in its south with the towering Mt. Qomolangma (Mount Everest) standing above all of the world's peaks. No program in Tibet would be complete without a chance to visit the north side of Mount Everest.
WORLDWIDE HIKING | TRAVEL BEYOND THE HIMALAYAS
HIKING ADVENTURES TO EUROPE, SOUTH AMERICA, AFRICA AND BEYOND...
Our new program of Worldwide Hiking Adventures to take us across the globe in search of the world’s best hiking and cultural vacations. We have developed a series of unique, professionally guided and fully-supported hiking trips to China, Ethiopia, Iceland, Jordan, Morocco and Patagonia with more trips and countries to be added in the future. With the guidance of our overseas agents, each of these one to two week trips is designed to expose us to all that makes these countries so geographically and culturally wonderful. Each trip will be led by an experienced local hiking guide and we will make use of some of the wide variety of accommodation available – hotels, mountain huts, guesthouses, chalets, B&Bs and even monasteries.