Gary McCue

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

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

More favorite places

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

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