Our small group trips are the sort that we like to take--authentic, experiential and immersive. Accompanied by no more than 18 fellow travelers and an expert Tour Leader, it is an effortless way to experience in-depth cultural travel.
SACRED MOUNTAIN KINGDOMS - TIBET, NEPAL & BHUTAN
Tibet is known as an earthbound Shangri-La, studded with places of worship and mountains that scrape the sky. Despite considerable adversity, the Tibetan people retain a transcendent spiritual quality that informs every aspect of their lives. Nepal houses a repository of stunning cultural wealth, which comes as a great surprise to many who understandably associate it purely with the world’s highest mountain. The UNESCO site-studded Kathmandu Valley alone exhibits a sweeping range of historic and artistic achievements. Bhutan is anachronistic yet visionary. It has consciously cultivated both a fiercely guarded traditional culture and perhaps the world’s most progressive measure of national success—Gross National Happiness. Once inaccessible in their isolation, our seamless logistics form a veritable magic carpet of access to these remote mountain nations. Seize the day and explore these lands at this fascinating juncture between tradition and modernity.
HIMALAYAN GROUP TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
- Meet monks in remote monasteries
- Behold spectacular Himalayan vistas
- Join locals in a sacred temple kora (circumambulation)
- Experience traditional village life
- Wander medieval towns housing preserved temples
- Visit a fertility temple where hopeful couples make offerings
- Tour with an expert on Himalayan culture