Trip scholar

Professor Mike Searle and Professor David Gellner, University of Oxford
Mike is Professor of Earth Sciences and David is Professor of Social Anthropology


  • Enjoy exploring this beautiful country through organised walking tours and treks
  • Gain both a geological and an anthropological perspective of Nepal
  • Visit the medieval cities of Patan and Bhaktapur, and the perfectly preserved Newar hill bazaar town of Bandipur
  • Experience the major Hindu-Buddhist pilgrimage site of Muktinath
  • Trek four days through charming Tibetan villages and spectacular mountain scenery to reach Lo Manthang, capital of the Mustang region, where you will visit the royal palace and Tibetan temple-monasteries
  • Discover how the Himalayas were created and see its stunning multi-coloured rock formations
  • Explore the spectacular cave temples, Mentsun Khang and Luri Gompa


20 September – 5 October 2022


From £3,580 per person including flights (£458 single supplement)

More information

On this journey you will explore, on foot, this beautiful country and its religions, cultures and magnificent scenery. This insightful trip, led by trip scholars Professor Mike Searle and Professor David Gellner, includes walking tours and treks that take in medieval cities, historic hill resorts and off-the-beaten-track Tibetan villages. This is a country where people from different religious backgrounds, castes and cultures live together in peace and harmony. You will learn how the Himalayas were created and how they have provided a home to such a huge diversity of different cultures, as well as two major world religions.

Further details & bookings

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