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

More favorite places

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

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