The term "once in a lifetime adventure" is tossed around a bit too lightly in the travel industry these days and seldom is it used accurately. But when One World Trekking uses the term to describe their trek into the remote Upper Dolpo region of Nepal, it just might be an understatement. Their Snow Leopard Trek is truly a journey like no other, following in the footsteps of one of the greatest travel writers of the 20th century.
On September 8, 2013, One World Trekking (http://www.oneworldtrekking.com) offers fans and followers of Matthiessen and his snow leopard odyssey the opportunity to embark on a journey mirroring the steps Peter Matthiessen and George Schaller took during their 1973 expedition into the remote Dolpo region of the Himalaya. The region of Dolpo in northwest Nepal is rich in Buddhism and offers hikers a chance to witness Tibetan culture as it has been for centuries.
“This is one of the best cultural trekking trips one can do in Nepal,” says Andy Crisconi, Director of One World Trekking. “This trek is both a cultural journey and Himalayan exploration ripe with pristine mountain vistas, high pass crossings and adventurous, challenging territory.”
For 22 days, travelers will hike through “the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture on earth” into the heart of the least developed district in Nepal. This committing and physically demanding trek crosses five 5000-meter (16,500 foot plus) passes and maintains camp primarily above 10,000 feet. It provides access to centuries-old monasteries and gompas rarely seen by Western eyes, some that even predate the Buddhist religion so devoutly celebrated throughout the region.
For a detailed trip itinerary visit: http://oneworldtrekking.com/