47 photos by the Australian photographer Jamie Williams that capture Tibet in all its alluring exoticism. From towering peaks to colourful prayer flags, the place is nirvana for photographers – get bowled over by the full gallery here.
Image of the week: High pass to Hidden Lake in Annapurna, Nepal, by Steve Wroe
Trip of the week: Annapurna's Holy Lakes & Glaciers
Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Annapurna's Holy Lakes & Glaciers trip. A unique, connoisseur's trek to the high passes and glaciers of remotest Annapurna.
To a Mountain in Tibet, by Colin Thubron
A simple tale of a man travelling on foot to the sacred slopes of the holy mountain of Kailas in the western Himalaya, Thubron’s deceptively profound account is also an inner journey of remembrance and grief: for his recently deceased mother, and for other family members also departed.
Whether you’re exploring unsullied wildernesses, getting among beautiful landscapes or spending time with remote communities, trekking unlocks destinations in a unique way, making walkers truly a part of a place, and helping give a rich appreciation of both local cultures and scenery.
Peregrine started in Nepal, and we started on foot. Three decades on, our trekking trips explore some of the world’s great wild places. We asked our trekking expert Lou Day to give us a run through some of her top trips on foot.
Mustang is a barren landscape boasting a remarkable spiritual heritage. The 80km-long kingdom borders Tibet on the Central Asian plateau between the Nepalese provinces of Dolpo and Manang. It is also known as ‘Tibet outside the Tibetan border’ as many centuries ago it was part of Tibet, but was annexed by Nepal in the 18th century and survived Chinese invasion in the 1950s. In 1992, the region was re-opened to strictly limited numbers of travellers. Exploring Mustang is definitely an off-the-beaten-track experience so rare to find these days.
We hope that you will enjoy the new look and feel of our website, we are certainly very proud of it and have tried to include as much stunning imagery and video footage as possible to inspire your travels. We have also added a number of features which will make finding your perfect Peregrine trip even easier! Look out for some helpful tips over the coming few editions of the e-news. Here are a few to start off with: