Journey to Nepal and Bhutan and
discover cultures that are off-the-beaten path. Walk on the wild
side in Nepal, tracking tigers from atop an elephant, and
delight your senses on this journey to the heart of the
subcontinent. Bhutan, the “Land of Dragons,” is known for its
high valleys linked to India by the scenic plains. Here, the
people still wear their traditional dress as they perform a
wonderful Bhutanese cultural dance for your enjoyment. This is a
journey that will overwhelm you with its mystical, cultural and
• Visit the Temple of the Living Goddess,
Durbar Square, with
its array of temples, and Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient
palace of the Nepalese Royalty
• Enjoy a full day hike to the Sarangkot hill (5220-feet.) and
take in the view of the Annapurna range and the Machapuchhre
peak as well as Phewa Lake and the entire Pokhara valley
• Drive through
Chitwan National Park in 4WD jeeps to look for
tigers, the great one-horned rhinoceros, leopards, bears as well
as deer, monkeys, birds and more
• Discover the arts at the Handicraft Center and see handwoven
Tibetan carpets be made and molding of metal statues
• Visit the newly built “Druk Wangyal Khangzang Chortens”, a
unique cluster of 108 Namgyel Khangzang Chortens that spiral up
to a main monument Chorten
• Explore the sacred Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, built by Lama
Drukpa Kuenley, the “Divine Madman.” explore the sacred Chimi
Lhakhang Monastery, built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, the “Divine
Soaring ice-topped mountains
shimmer with rainbows of prayer flags, while the intense streets
of Kathmandu are a ceaseless frenzy of honking mopeds,
chattering vendors and garish signs:
Nepal is a thoroughly colorful slice of Asia.
If there is a hikers' paradise, then this is it. Nepal's craggy
chunk of the Himalayas offers world-class trekking terrain -
from leafy Annapurna to distinguished Everest - peppered with
rustic mountain villages, and hundreds of undulating trails that
have been trodden upon for centuries.
But spiritual and nature-rich Nepal is certainly not only for
mountaineers set on scrambling to Everest Base Camp; from the
lime-green grasses of Chitwan National Park rustling with the
charcoal flash of an Indian rhino, to the eclectic cafés and
bohemian vibe of lake-side Pokhara, Nepal is an intriguing and
welcoming destination for all.
The Kingdom of
Bhutan has adopted a cautious approach to tourism
to avoid any negative impact on the country's culture and
environment. All tourists, group or individual, must travel on a
pre-planned all inclusive guided tour through a registered tour
operator in Bhutan or their counterparts abroad. The basic rate
is fixed by the government.
There are still plenty of takers wanting to explore the
breathtaking mountains and valleys of this astonishing country.
The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of
sustainability, meaning it must be environmentally friendly,
socially and culturally acceptable and economically viable. The
number of tourists is also kept to a manageable level by the
The Bhutanese name for Bhutan, Druk Yul, means 'Land of the
Thunder Dragon'. Much of Bhutanese history is lost in legends
but the first major event was the arrival of Guru Rinpoche,
believed to have brought Mahayana Buddhism from Tibet in the
eighth century. Bhutan, the world's last Mahayana Buddhist
kingdom, became a coherent political entity around the 17th
century and has never been conquered or ruled by another foreign
Bhutan is a peaceful country with strong traditional values
based on religion, respect for the royal family and care for the
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