Custom Trips   •   It's Asia Your Way!

Welcome To Our Custom Trip Programs!

If you have a thirst for independent travel, remember that we custom-create each Custom Trip itinerary — for you — based on your own specific interests and needs. For those with unique schedules, curiosities, goals, routes, physical needs or for folks who just like to travel independently, HHT will create your perfect itinerary and handle all the details. We can organize all your logistical needs as well as supply each piece of the travel puzzle so all you do is enjoy! If you can think it... we can make it happen.

Each Custom Trip is a unique combination of schedules, routes, services and amenities that are made to your specifications. They are planned for the time you decide, go where you want and for as long as you desire. You can carry your own gear or be accompanied by a guide, a support and portage crew, their animals and supplies. Every aspect of your Custom Trip is a product of your choices and our experienced team! HHT supplies the knowledge, guidance, staff and logistical support to make your trip a worry-free success. Decide what you want to do and we turn that idea into reality!

Each Custom Trip can include:

  • Pre-trip consultations, information and resources to ensure you get the most from your trip.

  • An Engligh-speaking local guide (born and living where you travel), knowledgeable in local traditions and current conditions, who manages the crew.

  • Support crew of Sherpas, Cooks, Horsemen and Packers as preferred — you carry only what you wish!

  • Porters, yaks, and horses to carry gear and supplies.

  • Group trekking equipment: tents, tables, stoves, latrine and their supplies.

  • Safe ground transportation and experienced driver for touring and long distance travel.

  • Help with air bookings from home to your destination and back.

  • Air bookings on small regional carriers for flights during your itinerary (not available online).

  • Reserved accommodations in hotels, guest houses, tea houses or full camp along the trail.

  • Some or all of your meals as desired (three daily meals provided while trekking).

  • Jungle safaris, river trips, horse trips, monastery pilgrimages and many other special–interest adventures.

  • The time of your life!

  • Start planning today for the adventure of your lifetime!
    Come explore some remarkable destinations with your own original itinerary.

    Custom Trips: How Can I Do That?

    Creating your own Custom Trip is a straightforward and logical development process. We try to keep it simple and the key to that simplicity is efficient and regular communication between us during the trip development period. Each trip is unique and has it's own specific requirements... but generally, all custom trips are created with the same process:

  • We can begin quickly by knowing the parameters for your trip. 'When', 'where' and 'how' are the first things to consider. What dates do you wish to travel? When can you go? Where do you want to travel and/or what do you want to see? How do you want to travel (accompanied by a guide, cook, porters, pack animals, land vehicle, local flights)? How many are in your group? Are there special needs? We can create almost any trip you'd imagine almost anywhere throughout the Himalayan and Southeast Asian regions. If you don't yet know all the specifics, that's OK, but these are the first things to define. We can help refine your ideas or decide more information during the development process.

  • Send us an email inquiry as a first step to ask any questions and propose your trip idea by explaining as much information as you know. This email description can define right away if we are able help you with the trip you have in mind. We can give you a general idea of average costs and potential options, based on the specifics and information you provide. Detailed estimates rely on detailed specifics and some research for accuracy, so a firm estimate will be provided once the itinerary details are established and bookings are researched (after the following step).

  • Once we acknowledge that we can help you produce your Custom Trip, please complete a Development Request. Submit your completed request with a $200USD, non–refundable development fee, which helps offset the time spent in creating your custom itinerary. You may complete the Development Request online at our desktop website — visit our Trip Applications & Administration page and complete an HHT Online Custom Trip Development Request. If you prefer to send your request by mail or FAX, you'll find the form's link below. We offer to apply the development fee (in the form of a discount) to the land cost after you approve the final custom itinerary and 'join' your trip. Thus, once you book and join your Custom Trip with us, the cost of developing your unique itinerary is free!

  • You will have contact with us throughout the process of researching and creating your itinerary details. As we refine those details, be sure to ask about any improvements or options you'd prefer.

  • Once your itinerary is fully developed and you are ready to 'join' your trip, complete a Trip Application Form (a copy of that form can be found below if submitting by mail or FAX). Each of your participants should also complete an application for your trip too. You may apply instantly online at our main desktop site — visit our Trip Applications & Administration page and complete an HHT Online Application. You can find the forms below, if you prefer to email or FAX them. Once your trip application is processed, we credit the $200 development fee to the contact's land cost, lowering the final land cost of your Custom Trip.

  • From this point, the process is similar to our Scheduled Trek Programs... We create a final descriptive itinerary, process further applications from others participating in your custom trip, supply everyone with important medical information, create a pre-trip package of informative details, suggested reading and provide a handy packing checklist.

  • Anytime you have a question (even now) just send us your inquiry and we will contact you right away: Contact HHT.
  • Here are the three forms used for Custom Trips. You can complete them instantly online at our main website Trip Applications & Administration page or download, complete and return these forms as you prefer.

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