Marvel at the peaks of Everest from the window of your light aircraft as your experienced pilot swoops to within 200 meters of the icy cliff faces.
This is the closest you'll get to the top of the world without decades of experience as a mountaineer, and you'll score even better photos without risking severe frostbite. Your scenic flight leaves from Nepal's colorful major city of Kathmandu, where the main Durbar Square serves up a maze of opulent palaces, ancient temples and elaborate statues in a social melting pot. Beforehand, you'll visit Tibet's spiritual and political capital of Lhasa where you'll explore stunning monasteries and temples, including Potala Palace that was rebuilt by the Fifth Dalai Lama in 1645. And starting in Beijing, you'll encounter the region's other great man-made marvels as you tour a mountainous section of the Great Wall, and the stunning Summer Palace.
This trip leads to some of the most remote and spectacular places on earth, however you'll never need give up big-city convenience as you rest and recharge in a collection of international hotels. Your experienced local guides are by your side at all times to guarantee your safety while providing a strong sense of the spiritually-significant monuments and breath-taking panoramas you'll experience throughout this once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
Kensington Tours - Experience The World, Your Way
Kensington Tours specializes in custom tours to over 90 countries worldwide. Our tailor-made journeys are carefully crafted to deliver a personalized adventure like no other. We build in extraordinary, enriching experiences and put the best private guides at your service. We do all this with award-winning attention to detail and unbeatable value for your travel dollar.
Expert Team with Deep Destination Knowledge
What's the secret sauce behind every one of our tailor-made experiences? Seasoned destination experts intimately versed on the new, the old, the different, the must-sees, the off-the-beaten track and the out-of-this-world. Whether you are looking for a value adventure, a premium tour or the most exclusive activities, properties and amenities (or better yet, the flexibility to mix and match between these), our experts have the deep knowledge to transform a trip into an experience of a lifetime.
Experienced Local Guides and 24/7 On-the-ground support
Experienced local guides, finely attuned to your personal expectations and connected to the people and culture, deliver breathtaking moments. This is the simple truth that guides Kensington Tours. The best spot to find the black rhino, a secret café and a favorite local dish, a personal account from a defining cultural moment and a local tradition shared - these are the experiences that endure.
Our guides are complemented by our global network of in-country offices to give you 24/7 support and peace of mind from start to finish.
How Kensington Began
Kensington Tours is the inspiration of intrepid explorer and Royal Geographic Society Fellow Jeff Willner. His thirst for travel stems from growing up in Africa where his parents worked for most of his childhood, and where he discovered the richness of global cultures. A veteran of global expeditions to over 70 countries, he has criss-crossed the continents to experience the extraordinary. During these years, Jeff realized the vast difference between a package tour and personal discovery - where deep knowledge and personal attention of a local guide can turn a trip into an experience.
It is from these roots that Jeff began building his vision for Kensington Tours, drawing on his years with McKinsey & Company and Wharton. Led by a team of destination experts with real in-country experience (not a call center) and a commitment to rethinking the way you travel - it has resulted in an award-winning travel company that spans the globe. What does this mean for you? It's simple: extraordinary travel experiences at unrivaled value.
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