The Chadar walk isn’t called the ‘wildest trek in the world’ for nothing. It’s a primal trek on the Zanskar river, which is sheathed in ice each winter. We walk on ice, traverse across the gorge walls where the river thaws, and bed in caves that have been used by local travellers over centuries. Legends, history, culture and magical landscapes are an everyday affair on this walk, which is possible only during a window in the coldest months of winter. The trek follows an ancient trail used by the Zanskaris during the days of the Silk Road, when they walked this frozen highway all the way to Leh with wares they would trade for essentials. For those looking for adventure, action and bragging rights, nothing can hold a candle to the Chadar trek.
Date: 1-12 Dec 2019
The trek takes you to some high mountain ridges at 3,800m and then 4,800m ￼altitude where the views to the many peaks of the ￼Annapurna Massif and the mighty Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m) will leave you spell-bound. This is truly one ￼of the best off-the-beaten-path treks in Nepal.
Date: 12-18 Dec 2019
Witness the celebration of traditional Bhutanese culture and faith and Druk Wangyel Festival held in the ground of Druk Wangyel Lhakhang located at Dochula Pass against a stunning vista of Himalayan peaks. This Bhutan tour also explores all of the highlights of Bhutan’s western valleys, including the famous Taktsang Monastery at Paro, Punakha Dzong, and the many sites of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu.
This unique festival takes place in Gynekha village at Chezhigoenpa temple. More intimate than the popular Thimphu Tsechu, this festival is an annual ritual, which begins with an appraisal to the local deity followed by masked dances and traditional forms of Bhutanese dance and entertainment. It is believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and witness the mask dances at least once to in order to receive blessings and wash away their sins.
This unique festival takes place in Changangkha temple, the oldest temple in Thimphu. Built in 12th century, it is located on a ridge above central Thimphu, with a picturesque view west all the way along the vast Thimphu valley. It is a popular temple attracting a regular procession of pilgrims, and new parents seeking auspicious names for their newborns or blessings for their young children.
This is a great small trip for people looking to just enjoy their time in the outdoors with some awesome forest topped with some stunning Himalayan scenery.
The trek is the perfect alternative choice of the overcrowded Ghorepani – Poonhill Trekking. Trekking to Mohare Danda is famous for village tourism and the trekkers will have chance to stay with the family of the local homes.
This trek is a homestay program offering the trekker a unique experience in typical settlements in the Annapurna region. This route passes by mainly Gurung settlements nestled amidst mountains, rivers, streams, waterfalls and green forests.