With tourist numbers right down, everyone from airlines to porters are discounting prices and it's a great time to travel.
Christchurch based travel company Global Treks n Tours which specializes in overseas guided tramping is offering a 10% discount on tours to Nepal and Tibet for the remainder of 2009.
Take the Beijing - Lhasa - Kathmandu tour and journey aboard the Qinghai–Tibet railway, the world's highest railway at over 4,000m. This 18 day tour is a blend of exotic culture and high adventure which will take you from the bustling modern metropolis of Beijing, up to Mt Everest Base Camp at 5,200m, along the Friendship Highway and finish in Kathmandu.
Global Treks n Tours offers a range of tours in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Peru and New Zealand.
Although tours cater for all age groups they have proved particularly popular with over 50's, service clubs, retiree and gay groups.
As well as the popular standard tours it is also possible to use the experience and knowledge of Global Treks n Tours to create a tailored tour just for you, anywhere, any time.
For more information on tour descriptions, dates and prices visit www.globaltreksntours.com