Dr Alex McKay is a fellow at the Royal Asiatic Society in London and the author of a number of books and articles, mostly on Himalayan history and culture. He obtained his Ph.D. at London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies and has held lecturing and research posts at both London University and in Leiden in the Netherlands. Alex has worked, lived and travelled widely in Asia and North Africa and has led numerous tours in those regions.

 

Current Tours:

Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites  |  09 – 15 October 2024 (7 days)

The Frankincense Route: Oman  |  15 – 29 November 2024 (15 days)

Hidden Lands of the Himalayas  |  09 – 21 March 2025 (13 days)

Moroccan Mosaic  |  October 2025 (15 days)

 

Testimonials:

“Alex is a very special tour leader. We all felt very lucky for lots of reasons to have him as a leader.”
Jane N.  |  Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites, 2023

 

Beyond excellent. Deeply knowledgeable, helpful, thoughtful, patient and insightful
Minnie B.  |  Hidden Lands of the Himalayas, 2023

 

“Alex was professional, knowledgeable, adaptable [and] able to handle problems and adapt to new schedules as needed. You will not find a better leader.”
Russell K.  |  Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites, 2022

 

“Alex was a superb tour leader. He spoke well, conveyed his enthusiasm [and] had an energy about him that was very impressive.”
Christopher M.  |  Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites, 2022

 

Alex was an excellent tour leader, knowledgeable, patient, helpful and a great storyteller of the interesting life he has led.’’
Peggy M.  |  Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites, 2021

 

Alex is very pleasant, easy-going, good humoured, and very informative. It was a pleasure to have him with us.’’
Robin L.  |  Ancient Landscapes and Sacred Sites, 2021

 

We couldn’t have had a better guide. He was very pleasant, great sense of humour and his knowledge of the history, religion and culture of Bhutan was very extensive.’’
Linda C.  |  Hidden Lands of the Himalayas, 2020

 

“Very good – knowledgeable, efficient, always available and personable.’’
Richard M.  |  Hidden Lands of the Himalayas, 2020

 

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