The most beautiful travel video you’ve ever seen?

March 1, 2016 | TransIndus

David Abram, celebrated traveller, writer, philosopher and cultural ecologist recently visited a little-known corner of China, Yunnan. In particular he travelled the Songtsam Circuit – a circuitous route from lodge to lodge taking in the sacred Tibetan massif known as ‘Kawakarpo’, the upper Mekong Valley and village of Tacheng, as well as the region’s capital, Shangri La.

David, whose travels have spanned the globe, hadn’t heard of this remarkable little piece of the world before TransIndus told him about it – such is the expertise of this tour operator.

However, even the travel-soaked staff at TransIndus couldn’t have foreseen what David would create from his trip: a beautiful, haunting and inspiring film that captures the very essence of this brief visit, one of David Abram’s “most enjoyable travel experiences…”

Amrit Singh, TransIndus’ founder and Managing Director says, “Rarely have I watched a film of a destination to which we operate that makes me fall in love with travel all over again. David has truly captured not only the soul of the region, but how travelling here can unlock feelings of spirit within the visitor.”

Anthony Ryan, TransIndus’ Marketing Manager, admires the technical and artistic skills Abram displays in this work. “David’s cinematography is superb and he manages to keep each shot simple and yet packed with action and visual stimulation.

“His mastery over some very sophisticated kit has produced a beautiful result, one that showcases TransIndus’ in-depth knowledge of its own favourite parts of the world and one that will spearhead our increasing move into video as a way to spread the message about what travelling with TransIndus can be.”


Take a look at David’s mesmerising film and we challenge you to want to turn it off before the end.

If you would like further information on Yunnan, Songtsam or other TransIndus travels, please get in touch.


Or, if you’d like to experience this fascinating tour for yourself:

China’s Forgotten Himalaya: The Songtsam Circuit – 13 days tour from £3,350

Includes: International flights from London, 11 nights’ accommodation, all internal transportation and transfers, English speaking guides, breakfast daily, dinner on days 5 to 10 and entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary


David Abram’s gear: Lumix GH4 with 12-35mm and 40-100mm lenses; Canon 5D II, with 50mm f/1.8 and 12-35mm lenses; DJI p2 quadcopter, with GoPro Hero 3 Black Plus and RageCam rectilinear lens.

For more details on TransIndus’ huge range of holidays across Asia and the Indian subcontinent, visit or call 0844 879 3960 to speak to an expert.