735 green & sustainable trips found

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 your 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 your 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 re?ned 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your 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 your own group? No

Himalayan Leadership Trek to Mt. Everest with Ed Bernbaum & Mike Useem

Himalayan Leadership Trek to Mt. Everest with Ed Bernbaum & Mike Useem

Kathmandu airport, Nepal for 14 Days • from $4,450* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered May: Leadership is a capacity that draws on all aspects of yourself and your organization. Developing a vision, articulating it, and inspiring others to achieve it require careful analysis and technical knowledge, as well as a sense… more

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

Sherpa Villages and Mt. Everest with Sona Hishi Sherpa

Sherpa Villages and Mt. Everest with Sona Hishi Sherpa

Kathmandu airport, Nepal for 18 Days • from $3,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered October: Many of us trekked to the Khumbu district’s Sherpa homeland with our eyes on Everest, but we returned with fondest memories of the Sherpas, legendary mountain guides and climbers, and valiant friends. Which is a remarkable… more

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

Kingdom of Mustang including the Tiji Festival

Kingdom of Mustang including the Tiji Festival

Kathmandu airport, Nepal for 15 Days • from $3,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered May: It wasn’t long ago that the old border kingdom of Mustang was first opened to the outside world. (We remember a famous mountain man exclaiming joyously, “I’m going to Mustang!”) Politically part of Nepal, but geographically… more

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

Sri Lanka Explorer

Sri Lanka Explorer

Colombo Airport, Sri Lanka for 12 Days • from $4,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: Our visit to Sri Lanka, one of the most entrancing places on the planet, weighs in at a week and a half, making it a fine Private Departure addition to any of our Southeast Asia trips.… more

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

Eight Days in Tibet

Eight Days in Tibet

Beijing Airport, China for 10 Days • from $2,450* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July, August: This concise introduction to Tibet and its stalwart culture concentrates on the country’s heartland: an introductory night in Tsedang and the Yarlung Valley, three nights in Lhasa, and then through gargantuan Himalayan scenery to the great… more

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

Festivals of Tibet: Ganden Serthang Festival

Festivals of Tibet: Ganden Serthang Festival

Beijing Airport, China for 13 Days • from $3,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered July: We created Festivals of Tibet as a bow to our beginnings 28 years ago in a crowded North Face tent up at 16,500 feet in the shadow of Everest. We started out as InnerAsia, grew steadily,… more

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

Festivals of Tibet: The Gyantse Pelchoe Festival

Festivals of Tibet: The Gyantse Pelchoe Festival

Beijing Airport, China for 13 Days • from $3,950* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered May: We created Festivals of Tibet as a bow to our beginnings 28 years ago in a crowded North Face tent up at 16,500 feet in the shadow of Everest. We started out as InnerAsia, grew steadily,… more

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

Central Tibet Explorer

Central Tibet Explorer

Lhasa Airport, China for 10 Days • from $2,850* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered April-October: A splendid and unusual look at the monasteries and nunneries of central Tibet, this short trip includes a good look at Lhasa before heading out to Ganden Monastery (one of old Tibet’s most important; here, the… more

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

Imperial Russia - Moscow, the Golden Ring, and St. Petersburg

Imperial Russia - Moscow, the Golden Ring, and St. Petersburg

Airport near Russian Federation, Moscow for 11 Days • from $7,695* per person

Operator: Geographic Expeditions

Offered Year-round: One hundred seventeen years and two dynasties have passed, but Lord Curzon’s praise still rings true: “the Oriental irregularity and bizarre beauty of Moscow, an Eastern exotic transplanted to the West, an inland Constantinople, a Christian… more

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