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Update on travel to Tibet

We are sorry to say that it is not possible to visit Tibet currently due to the decision of the Chinese authorities to issue a travel ban to Tibet until further notice. There is no definite end date but suggestions are that travel may be allowed to resume from October this year. If you’re looking to travel this year good alternatives with a Tibetan flavour and culture include a visit to the Upper Mustang or Manaslu regions of Nepal with great trekking there or a visit to Ladakh in the India Himalaya. Contact us for details. Looking ahead to 2013 and beyond we are hopeful it may be possible to visit Tibet again and experience that wonderful region and local culture. For more suggestions and alternatives to visiting Tibet email us or call us on 0845 0940273 and we’ll be happy to help.

Off the beaten track - less visited treks, cultural tours and other adventures

For those of you who prefer to visit somewhere quieter these are just a few suggestions. Visit stunning lake Rara in the remote Karnali region of Nepal on our Route to Rara trek. Join our Naar Phu Trek: The Lost Valleys and Snow Leopard Country to explore the lost valleys of Naar and Phu hunting grounds of the elusive and rare Snow Leopard. Travel through one of the worlds most beautiful valleys and home of the rare Red Panda on our Call of the Wild: Langtang Helambu trek through Gosainkunda Pass. In Bhutan, visit this mysterious and still relatively unvisited Land of the Thunder Dragon on our East meets West cultural tour from east to west Bhutan. Or enjoy our Classic Laya Nature Trek in this beautiful Kingdom. Trek through some of the most spectacular forests and landscapes of Sikkim on our Kanchenjunga Massif and Goeche La wilderness trek. Or follow ancient trade routes as you travel across the stark moonscapes, high mountain passes, deep valleys, lush orchards and frozen deserts in Ladakh on our Ladakh Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari. To book these or more or for more ideas and suggestions email us or call us on 0845 0940273.

Visit Ladakh in the Indian Himalaya

Ladakh, often known as Little Tibet, is a remote borderland at the end of the Western Himalayas only accessible a few months a year and a region of stunning landscapes of high passes, deep gorges, stark moonscapes, snow capped glaciers, vast plains and high peaks. Ladakh lies in the far north of India although culturally and geographically it is closer to Tibet and it is one of the last remaining enclaves of Tibetan Buddhism. Enjoy one of the most varied and beautiful treks in Ladakh as you trek into the Hemis National Park high in the Himalaya, circling the edge of the Indus Valley on our 14 day Markha Valley Trek. Or take an overland jeep tour and cross the highest motorable road pass in the world as well as take a short camel safari in the beautiful Nubra Valley on our Trans Himalayan Jeep Safari. For more details and to book email us or call us on 0845 0940273

The North Antrim Business Awards!

We’re delighted to have won the award for Marketing Excellence in the regional North Antrim Business Awards. Thanks to everyone who nominated us, to the judges for their decision and to the organisers for a great event. Congratulations to all the winners in all categories and to all the great businesses in the region.

Visit Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon

Having first opened its borders to travellers in 1974 the Kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the most exclusive travel destinations rich in stunning landscapes and vibrant local culture and customs. This is a stunning and memorable region for the trip of a lifetime. A great introduction to this mystical Kingdom is our 15 day Heart of the Dragon cultural tour. Visit ancient and spectacular monasteries where myth and legend blend with mystic rites. Travel through stunning wooded valleys, national parks and wildlife preserves and picturesque villages to reach the spiritual heartland of Bhutan home to ancient, holy and precious Buddhist sites. Bhutan also offers stunning treks and if you’re looking for a great trek our 16 day Chomolhari Base Camp trek is a great option. For those wanting more of a challenge the ultimate Bhutan trek is our 32 day Lunana Land of Legends trek to the remote and seldom visited region of Lunana. For more information or to book your next adventure email us call us on 0845 0940273 and we’ll be happy to help.

What our clients say about us - testimonials

We take great pride in offering a personal and professional service to all our clients who travel with us. But don’t just take our word for it - have a look at just some of the many testimonials from those who have travelled with us, many of whom we are happy to welcome back time and again

Recommended by Rough Guides

Rough Guides Clean BreaksWe are delighted to be specially recommended in Rough Guides' new book - Clean Breaks: 500 New Ways to See the World - due to be published in August 2009. Rough Guides is one of the most successful and respected travel brands in the world, with over 300 travel guides in print and with a great reputation for good writing, accuracy and honesty. In writing this book, the authors have highlighted 500 fantastic places across the globe which will inspire people to see the world in a new light, selecting unusual holidays and alternative ways to travel which make a real difference to the lives of local people and the planet. Only a few companies qualify for a special recommendation of this kind, and The Himalayan Adventure Company is highlighted as one of the authors' favourites - something we are very proud of! And the nice people at Rough Guides have gone one better - everyone who travels with us is eligible for a great 20% discount OFF the price of the book, RRP £18.99 just email us for a special code which you can use at checkout on the rough guides website - to get your discount. And of course for any great adventures in the wonderful Himalaya, contact us and we'll be happy to help with your plans.

Views of the Himalaya- video gallery

We have a great respect and love for the Himalayan regions. For a taste of just a few of the many highlights of Nepal take a look at the videos here. It’s even better in real life Video Gallery - images of Nepal so why not see for yourself!

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To find out more about our treks, tours & other adventures take a look at our brochure. Individual sections as well as the complete brochure are available to view, download and print. We encourage you to help us do our bit for the environment and use our online brochure.

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Direct flights Amsterdam to Kathmandu - from October 2009

Arke Fly, a Netherlands based airline is planning to launch direct flights from Amsterdam to Kathmandu from October 2009. Previously, Transavia and Martin Air used to fly from the Dutch capital to Kathmandu.This is great news that has been welcomed by the tourism industry and Nepali Government and offers travellers more choice for reaching Nepal. Intial plans are for one flight per week which may be increased depending on demand.Other airlines flying from the UK to Kathmandu (1 change en route) include Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, Etihad, Thai Airways, and Jet Airways

Changes to India visa application process

The procedure for applying for a visa has now changed. As a major step towards upgrading Visa services with the aim of providing a high quality Visa service, the High Commission of India, London and the Consulates General of India in Birmingham and Edinburgh have outsourced the collection of visa applications and their delivery to VF Services (UK) Ltd. The application process is now based on-line and more details can be found at Please remember you must have your India visa before arrival to India and no visas are issued on arrival.

Delhi - new mandatory Airport Development Fee introduced

From 01 March 2009 for the next 3 years a mandatory Airport Development Fee (ADF) will be levied on all domestic and international flights by the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). The charge will be INR200 (approx £2.74) for each domestic passenger departing from Delhi and INR1300 (approx £17.80) for each international passenger (including Kathmandu and Paro departures). All visitors to India from 01 March 2009 will be required to pay these new mandatory charges direct to the airport authorities directly at the time of departure.

Want more information?

For more information please check the itineraries and brochure available on our website or if you’d like to know more about any of our adventure holidays and services call us on 08450940273 or send us an email and we’ll be happy to help.

FREE places for group bookings and organisers

Remember that for all group bookings of 10 or more we offer 1 free place which you can use for your own travel, to raffle as a fantastic prize for your club or to reduce the cost for everyone on the trip. For details and conditions call us on 0845 094 0273 or send us an email

How do you see it - your Himalayan Photos!

We love to see where you've travelled in the Himalaya. If you’d like to share your holiday photos with us send a copy to us. We’ll feature our favourites in the next copy of our brochure and on our website. We’ll also send you a £50 Himalayan Adventure Company travel voucher if we print your images.

Pemba Dorjee Sherpa, fastest Everest summiter

Our expedition leaders are World Record Holders!

We're delighted that Mr Pemba Dorjee Sherpa and Mr Temba Tsheri Sherpa have joined our team as expedition leaders. Pemba has held the world record 3 times for the fastest Everest summit. His latest unbeaten record was a successful summit in May 2004 in an amazing 8 hours and 10 mins from Base Camp! Temba is the world's youngest Everest summiter, making his first summit in May 2001 age 15 years. We're delighted to be working together and very proud to have Pemba and Temba on our team. Keep an eye on the site for news of scheduled UK visits and a chance to chat with these two amazingly high achievers later in the year.

Romantic adventures - honeymoon in the Himalaya

For couples looking for a very special way to celebrate we have a new range of exclusive luxury honeymoons, traditional wedding blessings and much more. Spend quality time together in your private luxury camp fully equipped with the finest of everything from hand crafted four poster bed, to luxury pashmina blankets, the finest wines and foods and even a discreet butler service exclusively for you. Add that to your own private view onto the Indian Himalayas for a pretty special honeymoon. Perhaps you prefer a traditional Sherpa style blessing including a private wedding band playing you to your venue and followed by a fantastic garden party for you to celebrate with friends and relatives. Maybe you prefer an exclusive luxury tour including a private jungle safari, a tandem paraglide through Himalayan skies and a private charter helicopter to take you to the Everest region. Or a morning of pampering and relaxation at one of the finest spas in the world followed by an exclusive luxury picnic for two in stunning palace gardens where your waiter serves only the finest. We offer this and many more options to make your honeymoon or other special occasion a truely memorable and unique experience. Contact us to learn more.

Join our Himalayan Gift Registry

If you want to celebrate something special with a memorable visit to the Himalaya our Himalayan Gift Registry allows your friends and family to help make your travel dreams come true. Simply register your dream holiday with us and we’ll create a registry for you. Contact us to learn more.

Bright Ideas

We're always keen to hear your ideas and suggestions for new travel routes and services. If you have a dream travel itinerary or something you think would be a great idea and appeal to others - please share it! Email us your suggestions on what you'd like to see us offer.

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