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

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

More favorite places

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

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