751 green & sustainable trips found

Hidden Highlands of Bhutan: Gangkhar Puensuum

Hidden Highlands of Bhutan: Gangkhar Puensuum

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 18 Days • from $7,550* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered May, October: A few years ago this writer got one of his all-time mountain thrills by being a member of the first group of outsiders ever to make this superb trek to 24,734-foot Gangkhar Puensum, the highest unclimbed… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Hidden Treasures of Bhutan

Hidden Treasures of Bhutan

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 12 Days • from $4,350* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered February, November, December: The kingdom’s old capital of Punakha is the heart and soul of Bhutanese culture. It’s a marvelous area to explore during the winter months, due to its subtropical climate and low elevations (in the four- to… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Sacred Festivals of Bhutan

Sacred Festivals of Bhutan

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 7 Days • from $3,650* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March, April, July, September, December: Bhutan’s festivals are joyous expressions of its Buddhist culture. Françoise Pommaret, describing their Chaucerian atmosphere, writes that “the festivals offer Bhutanese an opportunity to become immersed in the meaning of their religion [but] they are also… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

The Essence of Bhutan

The Essence of Bhutan

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 14 Days • from $6,550* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March, April, September, October: Getting to know Bhutan has been a balm and a revelation to our many GeoEx travelers through the years. Brent Olson, a veteran of three score and more trips to the Dragon Kingdom since we started… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

The Living Edens Trek

The Living Edens Trek

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 16 Days • from $5,150* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered January, December: The Nabji Trail brilliantly unfurls the kingdom’s postharvest/winter beauties as it serpentines through central Bhutan’s Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park. On our six-day, low-altitude trek (never rising above 5000 feet or so), we’ll camp in high… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

The Sacred Valleys Trek

The Sacred Valleys Trek

Paro Airport, Paro, Bhutan for 14 Days • from $6,550* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March, April, September, October: Bumthang is extraordinarily beautiful, even for Bhutan. Its four high valleys are draped with forests that embrace small monasteries, chortens, traditional stone houses, and markets. Elevations on trek stay below 12,000 feet, and each day’s walk… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

A Sacred Buddhist Land

A Sacred Buddhist Land

Xining Airport, China for 8 Days • from $3,590* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Very much part of Tibet—though split off into a separate province by the Chinese— Qinghai is, of all the places in the world that make the claim, worthy of the title “Roof of the World.” Its… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

A Short Trip South of the Clouds: Yunnan Province

A Short Trip South of the Clouds: Yunnan Province

Kunming airport, China for 8 Days • from $4,600* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March-November: We’re Yunnan fans (we once said it was one of those places we wanted to grab you by the lapels and rave about), so we constructed this shorter trip as an easy Private Departure addition to… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Hidden Tribes: Festivals of Guizhou Province

Hidden Tribes: Festivals of Guizhou Province

Beijing Airport, China for 12 Days • from $6,995* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March, November: A rare chance to experience rural life in China, Hidden Tribes spins us well beyond the tourist-trod paths for a close and extraordinarily colorful look at the ethnically diverse villages of Guizhou Province, a festival of… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Highlands of Ladakh: The Hemis Festival

Highlands of Ladakh: The Hemis Festival

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi for 15 Days • from $4,150* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered June: Ladakh, though politically Indian, is emphatically and enduringly Tibetan, culturally, religiously, and geographically. It’s a heart-grabbing place, simultaneously austere and warm, vast and intimate. Thinking of Ladakh, we’re always reminded of Andrew Harvey’s story of his… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Village to Village in Sikkim

Village to Village in Sikkim

Kolkata Airport Station, Kolkata, West Bengal for 13 Days • from $5,750* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered February-April, October, November: Nestled into the heart of the eastern Himalaya and bordered by Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkim offers some of the most breathtaking views in India. Beyond the allure of its scenery and fabled mountain, Kangchenjunga, this… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Kyushu Island

Kyushu Island

Beppu Airport Japan for 7 Days • from $6,875* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Japan is a beautifully and intricately designed puzzle, boxes within boxes, a country that has refined just about every taste into an art form. We take delight in solving the amazing Japanese enigma with Private Departures… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? Yes (custom departure). Price based on group size.

Festivals of Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival

Festivals of Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 11 Days • from $4,450* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered October: Living in the shadow of the majestic Altai Mountains, the nomadic Kazakhs of western Mongolia live and prosper much as they have for centuries. They move seasonally in search of good pasture for their animals, maintaining… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Festivals of Mongolia: Khovsgol Ice Festival and Gobi Camel Festival

Festivals of Mongolia: Khovsgol Ice Festival and Gobi Camel Festival

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 12 Days • from $4,250* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered February: A vast and lonely treasure, Mongolia occupies a space more than three times the size of France, yet its population is only a little over a third that of New York City! So it is no… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Festivals of Mongolia: National Naadam Festival

Festivals of Mongolia: National Naadam Festival

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 11 Days • from $4,550* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July: We've been under Mongolia's spell for a long time, dating to the days when it appeared in musty atlases as “Outer Mongolia.” So, it’s with great joy that we introduce people to this magnificent land and… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Mongolia and Siberia

Mongolia and Siberia

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 14 Days • from $6,550* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July: Since the preceding pages are full of paeans to Mongolia, into which we drive on Day 7, let’s concentrate here on the Siberian segment of this lovely journey, which centers around glorious Lake Baikal. “A primordial… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Mongolian Odyssey

Mongolian Odyssey

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 18 Days • from $6,250* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered June, August: This overland journey displays Mongolia’s unexpectedly wide variety of landscapes, from vast sand dunes to snowy peaks, from forested enclaves to the oceanic steppe. We begin with some sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar, then head a little way… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Five Kings of the Altai: Trekking in Mongolia's Highest Mountains

Five Kings of the Altai: Trekking in Mongolia's Highest Mountains

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 18 Days • from $7,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July: Mongolia’s far west, where China, Russia, and Mongolia meet,is a region of giant beauty, virtually untouched by the outside world until quite recently. Forested valleys and clear alpine lakes are punctuated by expansive meadows carpeted with… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

Mongolia Explorer

Mongolia Explorer

Ulaanbaatar Airport, Mongolia for 13 Days • from $5,650* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July, August: As you read about Mongolia on our web pages, you’ll notice our deep fondness for it. This active tour, lovingly crafted by our ranking Mongolia enthusiast Michael Steigerwald, gives us an unassumingly cushy experience of the… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No

A Nepal Medley: Rivers, Mountains, & Jungles

A Nepal Medley: Rivers, Mountains, & Jungles

Kathmandu airport, Nepal for 8 Days • from $1,750* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered March-May, September-November: Nepal is where many of us got serious about our love affair with mountains, with travel, and with the varietal inhabitants of the welcoming world. In A Nepalese Medley, our Michael Steigerwald, Nicole Peelle, and Becca… more

Exertion level:
4/7
Accommodation:
Boutique
Max group size: 18 people
Must form own group? No