The exclusivity of off-the-beaten-track landscapes in harmony with intimate and authentic interactions with locals are the hallmarks of this unique journey. T
his is not merely a trek into the stunning sights of the high Himalaya, it is a completely diverse trip
into the lives of an ancient mountain people
, their Tibetan influenced culture and mountain environment. Pioneer Expeditions have teamed up with international and local development experts who have been working with mountain communities in the remote NW of Nepal to offer an expert guided travel experience, unlike any others offered in Nepal.
You will be taken through the iconic sites of ancient and Buddhist Kathmandu, before catching a flight to the remote Dolpo region of NW Nepal. The trekking tour of Dolpo will be carried out in close collaboration with the locals: religious leaders (lamas) explain their ancient Bon religion and provide exclusive access to view rituals and ceremonies. Amchis (Tibetan healers and herbalists) guide us to find and explain their local medicinal plants. Elders proudly describe their culture and history, whilst local villagers invite us into their homes or guide us through their village and mountain landscapes.