­­­­Upcoming Asia Treks

Our trademark annual expeditions are both original and extraordinary. We don’t do humdrum. Just exceptional trips open for all to join.

 Custom & Special Interest Trips

Using our deep local knowledge we also design pioneering private trips for intrepid families,  photographers, culture junkies & plant-hunters.

Unique Tibetan Rugs

We are also showcasing our distinctive collection of traditional hand knotted rugs, all personally sourced directly from artisanal  weavers.

Film Production Services

We offer location scouting/management, logistics & content creation/development within our core geographies: the far west of China and Mongolia.

Welcome to Whistling Arrow

Our aim is straightforward: to create an imaginative portfolio of truly extraordinary adventures. All personally designed and managed, our annual trekking expeditions are defined by a never-ending quest to unearth new and intrepid travel experiences here in Asia; home to the world’s most diverse continent.

On our travels, we are also passionate about sourcing distinctive Asian ethnographic art and artefacts: discriminating, collectible pieces that are rooted in age-old artisanal traditions and central to the identity, place and belonging of those that made them, both past and present. Currently, we are showcasing our unique collection of hand-knotted Tibetan rugs in our online store.

We also continue to develop our Asian pre-production and production services for factual, documentary and wildlife filmmakers in the region and are seeking professional collaboration to further develop two conceptual projects in China and beyond. So, please delve into our site and get in touch with any questions you may have. We are always happy to hear from you.


Upcoming Asia Treks

Our scheduled, small group treks are open to everyone to join and displayed in chronological order below.  We understand though, that our fixed departure dates may not always work. So, for pre-arranged groups of at least four people, we are happy to try and re-create any expedition to suit alternative dates.

We also design custom, private trips for intrepid famililes and those of you with special interests in the region such as flower-hunting, photography and esoteric Tibetan tantric festivals.  

Please note that are fixed departure expeditions for 2017 are now full. Thank you for your support - and please do make a note to review our exciting new 2018 trip calendar when it is launched in November.

<span style="font-weight: bold;">1. NEW 'Plant Hunting' Expedition</span><br>
1. NEW 'Plant Hunting' Expedition
Western CHINA

Join the first botanical expedition to traverse the northern Nujiang and Dulong Valleys in the wild borderlands of Yunnan, Tibet and Burma.

June 12  - June 29, 2017

Sorry this trip is now OVER
<span style="font-weight: bold;">2. Eaglehunter Photography Trip</span><br>
2. Eaglehunter Photography Trip

Join us and the 2016 Nat Geo Travel Photographer of the Year as we embark on a unique adventure in the land of the eaglehunters.

July 28  - August 7, 2017

Sorry this trip is now FULL
<span style="font-weight: bold;">3. NEW Yading 'Hidden Peaks' Trek </span><br>
3. NEW Yading 'Hidden Peaks' Trek
Western CHINA / Eastern TIBET

A unique chance to join a 'first foray' trekking expedition in eastern Tibet and attempt the non-technical summit of an unclimbed 5000m peak.

September 26 - 0ctober 14, 2017 

Sorry this trip is now FULL.

<span style="font-weight: bold;">4. NEW 'Northern Treasures' Trek</span> <br>
4. NEW 'Northern Treasures' Trek
Eastern NEPAL

Join a culturally-rich, wilderness adventure to witness a seldom-seen Tibetan tantric festival, explore a secret sacred lake and cross the wild and remote Lumbasumba Pass.

November 10 - November 29, 2017

Sorry this trip is now FULL

You Just Have To Go For It Sometimes

Ignore the little voice in your he­­ad ­­that­­ can list a a dozen reasons why you can't go.
If you choose to not go often enough, eventually you'll wonder where all the time went.


You'll Be In Good, Safe Hands

As a veteran of 15 guided treks, including 10 in the Himalaya, I know exactly what makes for a top-notch trekking leader. Adrian at Whistling Arrow checks all the boxes, in terms of safety, knowledge, leadership, friendly service, cultural sensitivity, and more. One essential in leading Himalayan treks is flexibility and adaptability, for something is bound go awry. On my trek with Adrian, he showed that he could quickly adapt to changing conditions or client needs, making for a stellar adventure. If you're looking for a full-service company to guide you in Yunnan, eastern Tibet and the greater Himalaya, Whistling Arrow is a wise choice. 

Everyone Welcome

Our groups are typically both diverse and international, often starting out as a collection of slightly nervy newcomers united by a collective spirit of discovery and adventure. And yet, without fail, they finish a close-knit and happy bunch: the result of shared challenges and unique experiences.


Photo Of The Month

Trekking in the Gaoligong mountains,, Yunnan
Our Lisu porters crossing the snowy heights of one of the 4000m passes in the wild Gaoligong Mountains recently ­- on what was truly an amazing trip!­

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