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TIBET / NEPAL / BHUTAN / THAILAND

The Best of the Mountain Kingdoms: Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan

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Program #21103RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 49 total, 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 15 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Beijing: Beijing, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: About 30 minutes by coach to Beijing airport and close to central Beijing (about 20 minutes by taxi to Tiananmen Square)

Contact info:
No. 6 A east Beisanhuan Rd-chaoyang
Beijing, 100028 China
phone: +86 10 5922 3388
web: www.radissonblu.com/hotel-beijing

Room amenities: Safe box, TV, private bathroom with hair dryer, 24 hours air conditioning, complimentary two bottles of mineral water in room each day.

Facility amenities: Wifi access in lobby and in all rooms, ATM available in lobby; indoor swimming pool; Chinese Restaurant, Western Restaurant, bar, Business Center, Shopping, Beauty Salon.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: x
Please contact RS Travel Services to make bookings.

Tibet Dekang Hotel Lhasa: Lhasa, 4 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: This small, warm family-owned hotel is situated in old Lhasa within view of the Potala Palace.

Contact info:
No.2 Shengtai Road
Lhasa, 671003 Tibet
phone: +86 891 6307 555
Room amenities: A/C, TV, hair dryer, laundry service.

Facility amenities: currency exchange, shops, beauty salon, barber shop, coffee shop, business center, Wi-Fi is available in the hotel lobby with free cost.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Dhulikel Mountain Resort: Dhulikhel, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Established in 1981, Dhulikhel Mountain Resort pioneered the Resort concept in Nepal. The resort rests on 20 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and is back-dropped by the breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas. Designed with an ethnic theme, the beautifully refurbished cottages are made from red bricks with thatched roofs to reflect the traditional village architecture of the region. Located at an altitude of 1450m on the Arniko Highway (34km away) about a mere one hour drive from Kathmandu, you can find Dhulikhel Mountain Resort on the road to the Tibetan Border. The resorts proximity to nearby historical sites, rural villages, natural wilderness and one of Nepal’s finest rafting rivers makes it an ideal stop-off for hiking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking or just relaxing in the pristine environment.

Contact info:
Khawa
Dhulikel, Nepal
phone: +97716226627
web: www.dhulikhelmountainresort.com/

Room amenities: All rooms feature attached bathrooms with solar heated hot water, room heaters, electric mattress, tea and coffee making facilities and most with sitting rooms. Views of the Himalaya and surrounding hills are a feature of all our rooms.

Facility amenities: •Foreign currency exchange •American Express, VISA and MasterCard are accepted •Mailing service •Wi Fi internet access •Doctors on call •Tourist information service •International and local phone calls •Safety deposit boxes •Luggage storage

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Crowne Plaza Hotel Kathmandu Soaltee: Kathmandu, 4 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
PO Box 97 Tahachal
Kathmandu, Nepal
phone: +977-1-4273999
web: www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/cp/1/en/hotel/KTMNP/welcome?start=1

Room amenities: Cable / Satellite TV, Coffee/Tea Maker, Mini Bar, High-speed Internet Access, Wireless Data Connection, Electrical Adapters Available,Phone, Bathtub, Hairdryer, Private Bathroom, In Room Safe, Individually Controlled Air Conditioning

Facility amenities: Health & Fitness Center (On-Site), Housekeeping & Laundry Services, Travel Services, Foreign Currency Exchange, Entertainment & Recreation, Sauna and Steam bath, Barbeque Grills, Outdoor Pool, Casino, Hotel Shops, Business Center

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Pedling: Thimphu, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Hotel Pedling has over 33 rooms with en-suite bathroom & hot shower facility. All rooms have wi-fi high internet speed & other basic amenities. Located in the heart of the business and shopping areas of Thimphu, Hotel Pedling is one of Thimphu’s most popular hotels for international travelers- a superior first-class hotel built on “comfort and convenience” as its base. The popular landmark Swiss Bakery is next to the hotel. The hotel is ideally located and caters to both business and leisure travelers, with modern contemporary design incorporating tasteful local art to provide a healthy and comfortable living environment for hotel guests with the highest expectations and standards. A Buddhist Institute owns the hotel and all proceeds from the hotel go to meeting the daily expenses of over 400 monks at Gangtey Sang.

Contact info:
Post Box no. 978
Phendey Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Thimphu, Bhutan
phone: +975-2-325714
web: www.hotelpedling.com

Room amenities: LCD TV in all rooms Room heating Mini fridge and hair dryer in all rooms Intercom phone in the room

Facility amenities: Facilities and Amenities - Business center: fax, internet & printing - Conference facilities - Foreign currency exchange - Front desk service: 24 hours - Laundry service - Luggage storage - Parking - Safe deposit boxes at reception - Taxi service on call - Car rental - Mail courier service - Ironing board and shoe shine on request - International Direct Dialing - WiFi internet access

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Dragon's Nest Hotel: Wangdi Phodrang (Phunaka), 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated on the hill opposite Wangdi Phodrang, overlooking the Puna Tsang River.

Contact info:
Wangdi
Wangdi Phodrang, Bhutan
phone: +9752481367
Room amenities: Twin-bedded rooms with TV, telephone, electric heater, private bathroom with hot water, bathtub and toilet. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, Internet service.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Tashi Namgay Resort: Paro, 2 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Those who visit Bhutan via the beautiful valley of Paro would find it hard not to notice Tashi Namgay Resort. Located on a rocky hill overlooking the Drukair airport and the pa chu river below, the resort would be one of the first glimpses of Bhutan for visitors to our small and beautiful kingdom. The resort is set amidst five acres of lush foliage and sprawling green lawns and has 39 spacious rooms housed in 15 cottages and bungalows. Located outside Paro town, it offers a calm and peaceful environment that merges traditional Bhutanese and modern architecture in its own unique style that incorporates its concern for the environment as seen through the use of solar lights, wooden shingle roofing and mud walls. Tashi Namgyal resort is an ideal resort for vacationers looking for a calm and relaxing resort that offers an authentic Bhutanese ambiance along with all the comfort of a modern resort.

Contact info:
Post box no. 1238
Paro, Bhutan
phone: +975-8272318
web: www.tnr.bt

Room amenities: Intercom phone in the room Mini fridge and hair dryer in all rooms

Facility amenities: Facilities and Amenities - - Business center: fax, internet & printing WiFi access in the rooms at the business center (nominal charges apply) - Conference facilities - Foreign currency exchange - Front desk service: 24 hours - Laundry service - Luggage storage - Room heating - Safe deposit boxes at reception - Taxi service on call - Car rental - Mail courier service - Ironing board and shoe shine on request - International Direct Dialing - Spa services

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Majestic Grande Hotel: Bangkok, Thailand, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Bangkok, the Majestic Grande combines contemporary décor and state-of-the-art technology with a warmth of hospitality which is uniquely Thai.

Contact info:
12 Sukhumvit Soi 2
Bangkok, Thailand
phone: +6622622999
web: www.majesticgrande.com

Room amenities: High speed wireless internet access, satellite TV, in room safe that is large enough to hold a laptop computer, phone, hairdryer, DVD Player and stereo, full bathroom amenities with shaving mirror, tea/coffeemaking facilities, minibar, refrigerator, 220 V electricity.

Facility amenities: Laundry and dry cleaning service, outdoor swimming pool, 24 hour room service, concierge, business center, restaurant, coffee shop, bar, fitness center, sauna and jacuzzi.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.



The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 17 breakfasts, 17 lunches, 15 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
4 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 3 required)

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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