Gary McCue

Gary McCue Tibet Expert

Gary McCue, Tibet Travel Expert

Gary McCue literally wrote the book on trekking in Tibet and he has pioneered some of our most amazing Himalayan expeditions, including the In the Footsteps of Heinrich Harrer, a trek that retraces the final stretch of the journey of Heinrich Harrer, author of the classic adventure Seven Years in Tibet, and The World’s Highest Trek, which brings trekkers up as high as 21,000 feet on Mt. Everest.

“I have a “trek philosophy” known as laid-back trekking (LBT). In a nutshell, it’s based on how the slower you go (as long as you don’t come into camp in the dark!), and the closer to the back of the trek group you are, the more often amazing things tend to happen. One can race along the trails anywhere in the world and have mostly a view of the toes of their boots, but if you slow it down, you can take in the incredible surroundings and really experience what attracted you to a region in the first place.”

Gary’s strong connection to the Himalayan people opens many doors. He speaks Tibetan, lived in Nepal for many years, and now resides in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Australia.

More of Gary McCue's favorite places

Jokhang in Lhasa
Mount Kailash
Lhasa ancient pilgrimage circuit
Meru Nyingma temple
Trola Range
The holy mountain Khawa Karpo
Chomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Park
Phenpo, an incredible valley
Holy lake Yilung Latsho

More favorite places

Tibetan Medicinal Herb Journey
The holy mountain Khawa Karpo
The Drigung Valley
Village life
Beautiful Yunnan Meili
Mt. Nyenpo Yurtse Trek
Nyenqentanglha Mountains, The Silent Guardian
Walking around Barkhor Square
Famous printing press
Jokhang in Lhasa
The grasslands of Amdo
Sacred Mountain Amnye Machen
Horse races and nomads
Riding across the Tibetan Plateau
Lhasa ancient pilgrimage circuit
Favorite Flower Tour
Genyen Mountain Trek
Overland Lhasa to Kathmandu via Kyriong
Home visits
Rawuk Tso alpine lake
Phenpo, an incredible valley
Best of Everest Basecamp
Kailash Kora
Cooking, cycling, trekking and meditation in Central Tibet
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Wildlife adventure in East Tibet
Canyons of Guge Kingdom
Favorite bird watching tour
Mount Kailash
Just driving through Tibet
The road Eastwards
Three sacred mountains
Village tour with meditation course
Lhasa to Kathmandu Overland
Ghar Monastery, Kham Nangchen, Yushu Prefecture
Chomolangma (Mt. Everest) National Park
Trola Range
Beautiful cave murals in West Tibet
Nangchen the ancient kingdom
Holy lake Yilung Latsho
Lakes and Mountains
Zhiduo the home land of wild animals, and the source of the Yellow and Yangzi rive
Pabongkha Temple
Yaks and butter tea trek
Sho’La, The pass of Two Faces
Kora of Ganden Monastery
Classic Amdo, A cultural adventure through Eastern Tibet
Nomad Adventure Tour on Gangya and Sogdzong (Henan) Grasslands
Revel in the tranquility of Dorphu valley
Meru Nyingma temple

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