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

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

More favorite places

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

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