­­ASIA EXPEDITIONS

 ­­Epic | Impactful | Extraordinary

CUSTOMIZED TRIPS

­Culture | Photography | Flowers

TV FILM BRANDS

­Locations | Concepts | Editorial 

Welcome To Whistling Arrow

Our aim is straightforward - to create a select portfolio of truly extraordinary Asia-based adventures. All uniquely designed and personally managed, our carefully researched trips are defined by a never-ending quest to unearth travel experiences you simply won't find anywhere else. Please take a look, and see for yourself.

 While we are proud to deliver expedition firsts, we are also keen to make an impact within the remote communities and regions that we explore and, more broadly, by supporting two issues that we are passionate about; conserving snow leopards and alleviating our wilderness areas of plastic.

Whistling Arrow also provides imaginative content and location development services for corporate branding, documentary and wildlife film projects in the region, and is currently seeking professional collaboration to develop several production ideas in western China. So, please delve into our site and get in touch with any questions you may have.

We are always happy to hear from you. Thanks for visiting and warm regards.

Adrian

Choose Your 2018 Expedition

Our scheduled, small team treks are open for everyone to join, and displayed here in chronological order.

We do understand though, that our fixed departure dates may not always work for everyone. So, for pre-arranged groups of at least 4 people, we are happy to try and create a private expedition to suit your alternative dates.       

TEA HORSE TRAIL ADVENTURE | CHINA<br>
TEA HORSE TRAIL EXPLORER | CHINA

Join a new farm stay adventure in Yunnan that will explore a spectacular, and un-trekked section of the ancient Tea Horse Trail to reveal a side of China that very few outsiders get to see.

March 30 to April 7, 2018

10% OFF for accompanying children under the age of 18. Also available as a custom option for groups of four or more.

BOTANCIAL EXPEDITION | CHINA 

Join a unique botanical adventure into the wild borderlands of Yunnan, Burma and Tibet as we once again explore the most prolific temperate biosphere on earth.

June 9 to 25, 2018

SACRED PEAKS OF GOLOK EXPEDITION | TIBET 

Join a pioneering, impactful expedition in collaboration with two local Tibetan monks, as we 'explore to conserve' among the most spectacular mountains in Amdo, eastern Tibet.

July 5 to 17, 2018

ALTAI 'EAGLE HUNTER' TREK | MONGOLIA 

Join a uniquely-designed and impactful expedition, guided by one of the region's fabled eagle hunters, as we trek deep into an unexplored corner of the Altai Mountains in western Mongolia.

August 12 to 24, 2018

FINDING SHANGRI-LA EXPEDITION | TIBET 

Join us on a 'first foray' expedition, in the spirit of the explorers of old, as we forge a new route to the sacred peaks of Yading - one of the most spectacular mountain sanctuaries in Asia.

September 15 to 30, 2018

'EAGLE HUNTING' PHOTOGRAPHY TRIP | MONGOLIA

Join us on a unique and culturally immersive expedition to authentically re-create a traditional 'Sayat', or winter eagle hunt, designed with the intrepid photography enthusiast in mind.

October 28 to November 6, 2018

'NORTHERN TREASURES' TREK | NEPAL

Join a unique and culturally immersive expedition to forge new trails in the wild Tibetan borderlands of eastern Nepal, and witness an esoteric tantric festival rarely seen by outsiders.

November 3 to 18, 2018

 

We also design custom, private trips for intrepid famililes, charity organizations, corporate and alumni groups as well as those of you with special interests in the region such hunting for rare flowers, photographing Tibetan festivals or cultural immersion with the eagle hunters of western Mongolia.

 

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 expeditionary-style treks is flexibility, for something is bound to go awry. On my trek with Adrian, he showed that he could quickly adapt to changing conditions and client needs, making for a stellar adventure. If you're looking for a full-service company to guide you in western China, eastern Tibet, Mongolia and the greater Himalaya, Whistling Arrow is a wise choice. 
 Our two weeks in Mongolia's Altai Highlands was truly spectacular. The landscape, the nature and the people together made this a trip of a lifetime. Most importantly, none of this would have been possible without Adrian and his team at Whistling Arrow. Both planning and execution were spot on. Our route had been carefully thought through and as we trekked over some of the most stunning landscape we were well looked after at all times. Adrian's own hands-on approach also made the trip special. He was a great guide and companion over our days together. Of course the key question is "would you do it again or a similar trip (with Whistling Arrow) and the emphatic answer is YES.
I was looking for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure both for an invigorating immersion in nature - no mobile signals for a week! - as well as a memorable and challenging trip for a group of alumni wanting to raise funds for the Bodleian China Centre library at Oxford. Adrian and his team did a great job in guiding us up to breathless high passes and down through gorgeous valleys as we trekked around this spectacular pilgrimage route before finding our way back to a forgotten world of hot showers and soft beds.­

Everyone Welcome

Our teams are typically diverse and international, brought together by a collective spirit of discovery and adventure. Often relative strangers at the outset - without fail they finish a close-knit bunch: the result of shared challenges, unique experiences and good fun.

 

Video Of The Month: Sacred Peaks Of Golok Trek

2018 Trekking Expedition: Eastern Tibet

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