TRAVEL

Over the last fifteen years, I have developed a passion for exploring ancient civilizations of the world, especially the Himalayas, where I have trekked and photographed extensively. I have shared my journeys with public presentations and photo exhibits.

Read stories on my blog and see some of my images in my portfolio

Travel is a discovery and often a transforming experience. During our journey, we will immerse ourselves in the local culture, visit sacred places and include meditation times for those of you who would like it. There will be plenty of opportunities to photograph. Learn more about photography.

In 2016, I had the pleasure to lead a group on a Bhutanese journey.

In 2017, I offer a Bhutan tour that includes the possibility of meditating in sacred places and an easy trek in Nepal, off the beaten path and in a very traditional Nepal. 

-Darjeeling,  Sikkim Tour,  Singalila ridge trek: canceled for 2017 fall

Organized with Jamling Tenzin Norgay, son of Tenzin Norgay and an Everest summitter himself.  http://www.tenzing-norgay.com/index.html

Unfortunately, due to the present troubles occurring right now in Sikkim, both projects are canceled for the fall of 2017 and postponed to a future date.

-Bhutan: touring and meditating in sacred places

Organized with Dhamey Tenzin Norgay, son of Tenzin Norgay who summitted  Everest first in 1953, and his company, the Noble Traveller: www.noblebhutan.com

This 10-day long special journey includes visiting some of the beautiful landmarks of the country, easy hiking in remote valleys and meditating in sacred places. A meditation class with a Buddhist master will also be offered. Departure October 17, 2017.

Download itinerary: bhutan-meditation

Download cost: bhutan-2017-costs

-Nepal: trekking the Manaslu Balcony

The Manaslu balcony is located in the Gurung region. Departure October 30, 2017.

The Gurung area of Nepal is located in central Nepal, west of Katmandu. We will trek through typical Nepalese landscapes filled with terraces, forests, villages and will enjoy spectacular views on the mountains ranges around: Manaslu, Annapurnas, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal.

We will start from Gorkha. Our trek, going through this less touristy area, will allow us to bring some support to the local population, very much hurt by the 2015 earthquake . We will camp for 10 nights. A local guide will accompany us. Local porters and a cooking team will also be part of our team.

The last day in Katmandu will be dedicated to visiting cultural sites.

This trek has been organized in collaboration with my long time agent, Ashok Basnyat, based in Katmandu.

Download itinerary:   manaslu-balcony-nepal

Download cost: manaslu-balcony-trek-cost

 

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