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Well off-the-beaten-path, Nepal and Bhutan represent a colorful patchwork of diverse images—snowcapped Himalayan peaks, subtropical forests, alpine meadows, yak herders, rare birds and animals, and intricate temples. Accompanied by acclaimed wildlife expert, Mark Brazil, this brand-new Nepal tour offers a comprehensive view of these enigmatic lands as you visit ancient monasteries, nature preserves, and sacred spaces in countries nearly unknown to Western travelers.
Go off the beaten path along the ancient Silk Road through Central Asia, an enigmatic region of rugged mountains and rural backwaters that sits at the very crossroads of civilization. It was here were Marco Polo garnered exotic tales of despotic khans and desert kingdoms, and its former eminence is on display in age-old bazaars and some of the finest Islamic architecture to survive the Middle Ages. Lost for a time behind Soviet rule, today the ‘Stans and their neighboring countries remain as evocative as ever.
Lands of ethereal natural beauty and cultural splendors that reach back through the centuries, Nepal and Tibet offer an incomparable journey that speaks to the heart, mind, and spirit of every adventurer. During this new 18-day expedition, wander the labyrinthine lanes of magical Kathmandu and sky-high Lhasa, “place of the gods,” and soar over emerald landscapes ringed with the dazzling peaks of the Himalayas. Spend three days in Bardia National Park, home to rhinoceros, Bengal tigers, and nearly 400 species of birds, and experience these diverse habitats from atop an elephant.