The Best of the Mountain Kingdoms: Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan
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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Program No. 21103RJ
19 days
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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
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Walking 1-2 miles on varied terrain most days with one longer hike. Elevations up to 11,500 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Learn about Bhutan's Gross National Happiness philosophy.
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Sanjay Nepal
Sanjay Nepal has been working as a group leader since September 1997 in Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet. He specializes in religion and culture of the sub-continent and uses unusual anecdotes, humor and patience in his teaching. He speaks Nepali, Hindi, Urdu, English and French fluently and has traveled extensively in Europe and Asia for seminars and lectures on Buddhism, Hinduism, Palmistry and Chinese Face Reading. Sanjay has also published several articles in English journals in Nepal and has a passion for poetry.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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