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.
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Walking 1-2 miles on varied terrain most days with one longer hike. Elevations up to 11,500 feet.
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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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Anup Tuladhar
Anup Tuladhar graduated from Kathmandu University with a degree in mathematics and computer science and also holds a degree from the Nepal Academy of Tourism. He has led trips in Nepal for many European operators and Road Scholar since 2007. Prior to becoming a group leader, he was a primary school math teacher and soon realized he had a passion for travel and interest to learn about different cultures. He is passionate about his country and eager to share the Himalayas with visitors to Nepal.

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

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Anup Tuladhar
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