Welcome to our unique world of adventure!

Canadian Himalayan Expeditions Ltd., is one of the oldest and most respected adventure travel companies in the world. We have been safely operating expeditions and adventure tours all over the globe for over 25 years! Ours was the first adventure travel website ever posted on the internet, so we’re part of ‘net history, having served explorers online since 1993. Our philosophy has been to remain a small boutique-style adventure consulting company dedicated to personal service, as opposed to a large ‘packaged tour operator’ catering to thousands of people a year.

We specialize in trekking, hiking, and climbing trips all over the Himalayas and other mountain ranges of the world, but we also offer wonderful non-hiking adventures like wildlife safaris, Galapagos cruises, and high-end custom tailored private touring programs. The information on our site shows many of our trekking, climbing, and adventure tours in Nepal, Tibet, India, Bhutan, Africa, South America, and other exotic lands, but only your imagination is the limit. Our trips are designed to be genuine explorations for real travellers who are looking for the advantages of a well planned adventure, but also desire some freedom to do things on their own. Whether you want to visit the wilds of Bhutan on the toughest trek in the world, or an easy cultural tour, trek to Everest Base Camp, drive the Silk Road in Ladakh, climb Kilimanjaro, or do a luxury wildlife safari in the Serengeti, we’re the experts who do it right. Join us for the adventure of your life!

Joe Pilaar, Founder & President

Michael Dudeck, Vice-President & Operations Director

Upcoming Trips

Land Cost: $1995

Jun 06 – Jun 21 ’15
Jul 04 – Jul 19 ’15
Aug 01 – Aug 16 ’15

Jun 04 – Jun 19 ’16
Jul 02 – Jul 17 ’16
Jul 30 – Aug 14 ’16

Length: 16 days from New Delhi.

This trek is one of the most varied and beautiful treks in the world. It ventures high into the Himalayas crossing two 15,000+ ft passes as it circles from the edges of the Indus Valley, down into parts of Zanskar, through narrow valleys and vast expanses, along trails marked by elaborate chortens and mani walls, rewarded by views of jagged snow-capped peaks, and ending at the famous Hemis Mona...

Land Cost: $5320 USD

May 04 – May 22 ’14
Sep 22 – Oct 10 ’14
Oct 03 – Oct 21 ’14**
(**Thimphu festival)

May 03 – May 21 ’15
Sep 23 – Oct 11 ’15**
Oct 02 – Oct 20 ’15
(**Thimphu festival)

Length: 19 days.

| Max. Altitude: 4950m / 16,235ft

This trek offers you a diverse variety of Bhutanese landscapes and culture and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalayas.

Land Cost: $2895

Mar 08 - Mar 28, '15
Apr 05 - Apr 25, '15
May 03 - May 23, '15
May 30 - Jun 20, '15
Oct 04 - Oct 24, '15
Nov 01 - Nov 21, '15

Dec 13 - Jan 02, '16
Jan 17 - Feb 06, '16
Feb 07 - Feb 27, '16
Mar 06 - Mar 26, '16
Apr 03 - Apr 23, '16
May 01 - May 21, '16

Length: 21 days total, 15-day trek

| Max. Altitude: 18,400 ft / 5600m.

This is certainly one of the world’s most fantastic mountain experiences! Visit Sherpa villages, base camp and trek up Kala Pattar for awesome views of the top of the world!

Land Cost: $2890

May 11 - May 28 ’14
Sep 14 – Oct 01 ’14

May 10 - May 27 ’15
Sep 13 – Sep 30 ’15

Length: 18 days total, 13-day trek

| Max. Altitude: 13,300ft / 4050m

Until very recently, it was forbidden for any foreigners to visit the ancient Kingdom of Mustang. Now, with a special permit, we can show you this incredibly fascinating land!

Land Cost: $8370 USD

May 03 - Jun 01 ’15
Sep 23 – Oct 22 ’15**
Oct 02 – Oct 31 ’15
**(Thimphu Festival)

May 01 - May 30 ’16
Sep 25 – Oct 24 ’16
Oct 02 – Nov 01 ’16

Length: 30 days total. 25 day trek.

| Max. Altitude: 17,320ft / 5280m

This spectacular 30-day adventure in Bhutan begins with the 25-day Snowman trek into one of the country’s most remote valleys.

  • Read about our Bhutan Snowman Trek, featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine
  • Witness the amazing journey to Everest Base Camp!
  • Hollywood movie-star Steven Seagal goes to Tibet on a trip with Canadian Himalayan Expeditions.Joe & Steven in Tibet Fans with Steven Steven with Panda, 2 Joe & Steven, Jokhang Lhasa What's he doing?! Picnic near Drango Karma & Steven, Ganze Rinpoches meet Steven with Panda Steven with Potala Seagal Group, Bamei Steven at Barkhor
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  • My trip to Tibet and my trek in Nepal last year were a complete success, and this year your Mustang trek was fantastic!·you must be congratulated on running a first class enterprise. Great staff·they worked so hard to make our trip successful and I was very impressed with my guide.

    Ivan Johnson, Whistler, BC

    Excellent trip! It ran very smoothly and I enjoyed the staff who worked hard to accommodate various interests, walking speeds etc. I was very impressed with what our cook could whip up in remote locations and loved the fact that there was a de-emphasis on fried foods.

    Bronwyn Barkan, L. A. , CA