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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.
Colorful prayer flags flutter in the breeze. Mountain peaks seem to pierce the heavens. And rugged but friendly people are ready to welcome you with a warm cup of butter tea. Journey amongst majestic mountains and experience the unique cultures of three lands of the Himalayas: Tibet, the “roof of the world”; Nepal, home to Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain; and Bhutan with its verdant valleys and “Gross National Happiness” philosophy.


Highlights

• Discover the sacred and beautiful Hindu and Buddhist temples of the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Absorb incredible views of the Himalayas, including many of the world’s tallest peaks.
• Journey to Tibetan grasslands where nomadic families raise yak, sheep and goats and enjoy a picnic lunch in a pastoral village.

Activity Notes

Walking one or two miles most days with one longer hike. Elevations of up to 11,500 feet. Please keep in mind that altitude makes physical activity more difficult.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Beijing (China), 1 night; flight to Lhasa (Tibet), 4 nights; flight to Kathmandu (Nepal), coach to Dhulikhel, 1 night; coach to Kathmandu, 4 nights; flight to Paro (Bhutan), coach to Thimphu, 2 nights; coach to Punakha, 1 night; coach to Paro, 2 nights; flight to Bangkok (Thailand), 1 night; departure.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
48 meals: 17 breakfasts, 16 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

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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