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 and I just returned from trekking the Manaslu Balcony in Nepal, an original route, with a group of four.
I am presently finalizing details regarding 2018 trips. I will post them soon.
-Bhutan: exploring the West and trekking to Jomolhari base camp.
A 14-day long trip which explores the western side of Bhutan, including the sacred Haa valley. Each day includes a short hike preparing us for a 6-day long trek to Jomolhari base camp and Tsophu lake. We will conclude the journey with hiking to Taksang, the iconic Monastery above Paro. Fall 2018 departure TBD
Download itinerary: jomolhari-2018
-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. 2018 Fall departure TBD.
Download itinerary: bhutan-meditation
Download cost: bhutan-2017-costs
-Darjeeling, Sikkim Tour, Singalila ridge trek:
Organized with Jamling Tenzin Norgay, son of Tenzin Norgay and an Everest summitter himself. http://www.tenzing-norgay.com/index.html
-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