The Snow Leopard Trek - An Epic Trekking Journey into Nepal's Remote Buddhist Region of Upper Dolpo

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Join One World Trekking on an epic journey into the remote Upper Dolpo region of Nepal. Our journey will attempt to retrace the route taken by Peter Matthiessen as written in his best-selling book 'The Snow Leopard'.

“Twelve years before, on a visit to Nepal, I had seen those astonishing snow peaks to the north; to close that distance, to go step by step across the greatest range on earth to somewhere called the Crystal Mountain, was a true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.”–– Peter Matthiessen’s The Snow Leopard, 1979

Thirty years ago, acclaimed nature writer Peter Matthiessen wrote The Snow Leopard, one of the most acclaimed nature travel books ever written. One World Trekking (, the adventure travel company with over 20 years experience trekking through the Himalaya, is thrilled to announce a commercial journey that follows the footsteps of Matthiessen and zoologist George Schaller in their peaceful, spiritual search for the elusive snow leopard of the Himalaya.

On September 7 through October 5, 2010, fans and followers of Matthiessen and his snow leopard odyssey will embark on a cultural journey and Himalayan exploration ( into the heart of Nepal’s remote Dolpo region. For 29 days, travelers walk through “the last enclave of pure Tibetan culture on earth,” ripe with pristine mountain vistas, high pass crossings and adventurous, challenging territory. We will walk along the depths of the sacred Phoksumdo Lake, cross four 5000-meter (17,000 foot) passes, visit the ancient Crystal Monastery at Shey, and travel the uncharted trail where Schaller spotted his snow leopard. Along the way we pass through traditional Nepali villages, and visit centuries-old monasteries and gompas–– some predating Buddhism––rarely seen by Western eyes.

This physically demanding, culturally rewarding, once in a lifetime trip is sure to be, in Mattheissen’s words, “a true pilgrimage, a journey of the heart.” For more details log onto

For over 20 years, the members of One World Trekking have been organizing, marketing, selling and guiding adventure travel tours all over the world. We offer unique, all-inclusive adventure travel trips dedicated to satisfying the adventure travelers’ appetite. For more information on this and other exciting trips around the world, log onto


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