October 26, 2020.
This is an adventure based in the heartlands of the Himalayas, exploring the history and culture of these nations among excellent natural beauty, massive mountains and with breathtaking short treks.
We begin in Nepal, with the chaos of sounds, smells and action that is Kathmandu. Experience the spirituality of Nepal with visits to temples and stupas and gain an understanding of the Nepalise history and culture with museum and city tours. Nepal is a place abundant with wildlife, as you will experience for yourself at the Chitwan National Park World Heritage Site. Where better to experience the contrast of cultural Kathandu with the peace and serenity of Nepal's countryside? We walk through the lush sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan to experience for ourselves the sights and sounds of life here.
A spiritual, modern country with one foot still rooted in its past, Bhutan has embraced modernisation without losing its soul. This is no ordinary place - Bhutan is the only country in the world that measures gross national happiness as an indicator of its prosperity. The government’s ‘high quality-low volume’ tourism policy ensures a visual and spiritual feast for all visitors. We hike to view one of the most revered pilgrimage sites of the Buddhist world, the Taktshang Lhakhang, popularly known as the “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery. Perched precariously on a sheer rock face , the only sounds heard here are the murmurs of wind, water and the chanting of monks. The local cuisine is another must-try experience, but beware - Bhutan is the only country in the world where chilli is not used as a seasoning but a vegetable! Sampling the national dish “ema-datshi” is a spicy experience!