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 30 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: $8370 USD

May 07 - Jun 05 ’18
Sep 23 – Oct 22 ’18
Sep 30 – Oct 29 ’18

May 06 - Jun 04 ’19*
Sep 22 – Oct 21 ’19*
Sep 29 – Oct 28 ’19*
*$250 discount for new deposits made before Jan 1, 2019

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.

Land Cost: $1995

Jun 03 – Jun 18 ’17
Jul 01 – Jul 16 ’17
Jul 29 – Aug 13 ’17

Jun 02 – Jun 17 ’18
Jun 30 – Jul 15 ’18
Jul 28 – Aug 12 ’18

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: $3040

Nov 04 - Nov 24, '18
Dec 09 - Dec 29, '18
Jan 13 - Feb 02, '19
Feb 03 - Feb 23, '19
Mar 10 - Mar 30, '19
Apr 07 - Apr 27, '19

Apr 28 - May 18, '19
May 05 - May 25, '19
Oct 06 - Oct 26, '19
Nov 03 - Nov 23, '19
Nov 24 - Dec 14, '19
Dec 08 - Dec 28, '19

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: $2995

May 06 - May 23 ’19
Sep 16 – Oct 03 ’19

May 05 - May 22 ’20
Sep 15 – Oct 02 ’20

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: $4175 (based on five plus participants)

Apr 07 - April 30, '19
Oct 06 – Oct 29, ’19

Apr 06 - April 29, '20
Oct 05 – Oct 28, ’20

Length: 24 days, 20-day trek

| Max. Altitude: 16,800 ft. / 5120 m

High in the heart of the eastern Himalaya, seven valleys radiate from Mt Makalu, the world's fifth highest peak. This trek follows the Barun Valley which contains some of the last remaining areas of pristine forests and alpine meadows in Nepal. From the bottom of the Arun Valley, near the start of the trek, the mountains rise from just 435m (1,430ft) above sea level to the lofty snow capped pea...

  • Read about our Bhutan Snowman Trek, featured in National Geographic Adventure Magazine
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  • Our guide and staff were amazing! I could never have imagined how great the trip would be. It was way beyond my expectations! Everything was super well organized and every detail was taken into account. Congratulations on a job well done!

    Bill McDonald, Lethbridge, AB

    Joe, With utmost gratitude for an introduction to the Himalayas affording lifelong memories and the highlights of a life.

    Chris Parfree, Kimberley ON