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

Program No. 21103RJ
Sacred temples, hidden monasteries, magnificent palaces and ancient cities — learn about these and other enduring cultural treasures from the people who call the Himalayas their home.

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At a Glance

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.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 1-2 miles on varied terrain most days with one longer hike. Elevations up to 12,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Journey to Tibetan grasslands, a remote village in Bhutan and a tiny monastery tucked away in the midst of the incredible Himalayas.
  • Discover the sacred and beautiful Hindu and Buddhist temples of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Learn about Bhutan's Gross National Happiness philosophy.
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