Himalayan Jewels: Bhutan & Nepal

Geographically diverse Nepal contains the world’s highest mountains, subtropical forests and rich wildlife…sloth bears, leopards, rhinos and expertly camouflaged Bengal tigers roam its jungle lowlands. In the nearby Kingdom of Bhutan, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” remains in splendid isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. This amazing journey takes you to two remote countries, where you’ll marvel at ancient monasteries, Himalayan peaks, glacial rivers and incredible natural beauty.

Himalayan Jewels: Bhutan & Nepal

12 Days / from $10,595pp*

*price is per person, based on double occupancy.

Includes resort and hotel accommodations, services of professional Expedition Leader(s) and local guides, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day (in Bhutan only), all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees. Prices vary based on departure dates.

**Medical evacuation insurance is required. You must be able to walk unassisted (without the use of walking aids) for at least two miles at a steady pace over uneven terrain, climb steep stairs without hand railings, and be active at altitudes exceeding 7,000 feet above sea level in order to participate in this adventure.

One of our favorite suppliers, Natural Habitat Adventures, has created this insider’s look at the stunning mountainscapes and rich heritage of Buddhist culture that is Bhutan, paired with a safari through the rarely-visited jungles of Nepal.

You’ll see the Giant Buddha of Thimphu, one of the tallest in the world at 170 feet. And visit the Taktsang Monastery, also known as the “Tiger’s Nest” clinging to the side of a precipitous cliff thousands of feet above the valley below. Marvel at the wonders of Bhutan’s National Museum, a repository of Bhutanese art including precious bronze statues, thangka paintings, musical instruments, clothing and handicrafts that cover more than 1,500 years of Bhutan’s cultural heritage.

Best of all the accommodations on this trip are nothing short of wonderful, from remote luxury ecolodges, like the Dhensa Boutique Resort, with its wood-fired outdoor bath…to luxury hotels, like the Le Meridien Paro, a riverfront hotel with expansive views of the Himalayas.

This unusual trip includes wildlife drives, guided nature walks and canoe rides in the natural areas we visit, plus cultural experiences in Kathmandu and Bhutan’s tranquil cities and monasteries.

If you’re the kind of traveler who finds everything interesting, this trip is for you!

Call Susan Rogers in our Vacation Department to experience these Himalayan Jewels. You can reach Susan at (678) 420-2510 or email her at vacations@teplis.com

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