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

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

More favorite places

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

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