An exceptional journey with a cultural discovery and trekking in the sacred Indian Himalayas to meet the mysteries of Hinduism. Nanda Devi (7817 m) is the highest peak in India and also the most revered mountain by Hindu pilgrims. Kumaon region recently opened to visitors, and offers superb views across the peaks and glaciers surrounding the spectacular massif of Nanda Devi. Through unfrequented route of these high forgotten lands and villages, immerse yourself in a daily environment which have remained very traditional.
After a week of classical cultural approach and acclimatization follows the 16 consecutive days of trekk, walking on mountain trails and from valley to valley with the passage of several passes which Ralam Khal at 4670 m the highest point the journey; with average stages of 5 to 7 hours a day and some very moderate technical passages (snowfields, steeps, scree)
At the heart of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan, since immemorial times, is land of nomads and horsemen, descendants of the Mongol hordes. Country wilderness and snowy peaks shining in the starlight, a country with large golden green meadows and plains, Kyrgyzstan invites you to immerse yourself in the life of ancient nomads, to discover this country largely occupied by Tien Shan, one of the highest and most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. This program will help you discover the most beautiful places of this unknown country. A short trekking of four days through the Mount Kungey Alatau taking you to Lake Issyk Kul. Also known as the Pearl of Central Asia, this vast aquatic rules the climate of the entire region and is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges of absorption of green valleys. Browsing grassy steppes and summer pastures of the Tien Shan, the Celestial Mountains crossed by Ella Maillart, you will stopping over Tash Rabat. This ancient caravanserai nestled in the back of an enchanting valley served as a relay for travelers and was also a forum on the Silk Road. Finally you reach the Son Kul Lake, which is like a drop of azure sky fell on the grassy carpet of the plateau, the edge of which the shepherds nomads pitch their yurts during the summer. According to your desire, you have the opportunity to ride a horse or hike and visit the families of nomads.
This itinerary focuses on the western part of the Kingdom of the Dragon and includes exploring the picturesque Paro valley, rich in villages and monasteries whose dzong is one of the most impressive of the country. Due to its proximity to Tibet, Haa valley was opened to tourists in 2002 and remains uncrowded. This is where the hike begins which will take you through forests of pines and rhododendrons, villages and pastures where yak herders establish their camps in the summer, up to the valley of Thimphu, the capital, you will discover from above, from the large meditation center of Phajoding. This hike offers spectacular views and is one of the most beautiful in Bhutan.
In the spring you will be amazed by the profusion of rhododendrons which, in places, cover swathes of mountains. You will visit some traditional farms and will camp at the edge of picturesque alpine-like lakes. This program is ideal for those wishing to explore the rich Buddhist culture of Bhutan while trekking but do not have more than two weeks for their journey. This trip can be done in spring and fall. However, spring is the best season with blooming rhododendrons adorning the landscape with their colorful dresses.
The Kingdom of Lo, better known as the Mustang, is an enclave of pure Tibetan culture in Nepalese territory. Located north of the massive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, it has always been synonymous with the forbidden kingdom for Westerners. The landscapes are typically Tibetan with arid highlands and rich colors, windswept. The monsoon enters in a moderate manner, but the winters are harsh. The Mustang remains probably one of the last authentic destinations for lovers of the Himalayas. On your journey to walk a fortnight, you will go from one village to another, establishing camps for the night. Continuing along the Kali Gandaki, passing near troglodytes cities and going through small pass at not over 4000 meters where you will come across herds of yaks and sheep to finally arrive at the walled city of Lo Manthang. You can then explore the area and visit different villages, monasteries and the surrounding caves. To return to Jomsom you will take a slightly different path and discover the Hindu shrine of Muktinath on the way to the famous tower of Annapurna.
Country tales of the Thousand and One Nights, the traveler hears the call of the great mythical caravans. Uzbekistan and Central Asia jewels Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand and teeming bazaars and monuments glare from Scythian gold, Alexander the Great and Tamerlane rides ... This comprehensive travel makes you discover the most finery of this country and the Uzbek life, its culture and traditions through a day with the locals. The proposed routes lead you in different environments, in the mountains or along a river. You also have the opportunity to change the route by heading to the north, nearby the Aydarkoul lake and the Sintab village for a sustained hike.