Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

An Intimate Himalayan Adventure: Through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India (22 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Beijing, China To New Delhi, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 28 Mar 2019

An Intimate Himalayan Adventure: Through China, Nepal, Bhutan and India (22 days)

Day 10

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Day 11

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Day 15

Gangtey, Bhutan

Day 16

Gangtey, Bhutan

Day 17

Punakha, Bhutan

Day 18

Punakha, Bhutan

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Beijing, China
Aman Summer Palace None

Begin your adventure as you fly into China’s colorful capital, Beijing. The massive city is centered around what was once a “Forbidden City,” where only the imperial family and their servants were permitted to reside. Check in to your hotel and relax or explore the city a bit.

Day 2
Beijing, China
Aman Summer Palace Breakfast, Lunch

There’s plenty to see in Beijing. This is the perfect outlet for seeing what is considered one of the new “seven wonders of the world” - the Great Wall of China. The Summer Palace is one of China’s most stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And you of course can’t leave the city without taking a tour of Tiananmen Square.

Day 3
Lhasa, China
Shangri-la Hotel, Lhasa Breakfast

Fly into Tibet and catch an aerial view of the world’s highest mountain range - the Himalayas. The city sits at 11,450 feet, making it one of the highest cities in the world. Check in to either the St. Regis Lhasa, the Brahmaputra Grand or the House of Shambhala for a relaxing, luxurious stay.

Day 4
Lhasa, China
Shangri-la Hotel, Lhasa Breakfast

Spend another full day exploring Lhasa. You will have plenty of time to see the sites you didn’t squeeze in the first day. Make sure to visit the country’s holiest temple - the Jokhang Temple. The Sera and Drepung Monasteries offer a beautiful peek into a quiet, spiritual way of life. Exploring Norbulingka Park is the perfect way to end your day.

Day 5
Lhasa, China
Shangri-la Hotel, Lhasa None

Spend another full day exploring Lhasa. You will have plenty of time to see the sites you didn’t squeeze in the first day. Make sure to visit the country’s holiest temple - the Jokhang Temple. The Sera and Drepung Monasteries offer a beautiful peek into a quiet, spiritual way of life. Exploring Norbulingka Park is the perfect way to end your day.

Day 6
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Resort None

Fly into Kathmandu, Nepal’s nature-rich capital. The city sprawls across the foothills of the base of four major mountains - Shivapuri, Phulchowki, Nagarjun and Chandragiri. Check in to either Dwarika’s Hotel, Hotel Yak & Yeti or the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu.

Day 7
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Resort None

Spend the day exploring the city. The Old Quarter’s narrow alleyways are filled with fascinating markets and make for an exciting wander. Discover the Swayambhunath Stupa, more famously known as the Monkey Temple. This complex of monasteries of all faiths dates back to 460 A.D. There are helicopter rides available for an incredible tour of the daunting Mt Everest.

Day 8
Pokhara, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Lodge None

Travel to the second-largest city in Nepal - Pokhara. Here, you will find a diversity of wildlife and climate, the subtropical forests stretching up to mountains that sit 24,246 feet above sea level. Check in to either the Tiger Mountain Lodge, Begnas Lake Resort, or the Fish Tail Lodge to sleep easy in a natural environment.

Day 9
Pokhara, Nepal
Tiger Mountain Lodge None

While the Annapurna Circuit is famous for its 21-23 day walk, it’s easy to take a shorter trek as well to check out the magnificent natural surroundings. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a paragliding, riverrafting, cycling, caving or zipline excursion. Return to your lodging to relax that evening.

Day 10
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Tiger Tops Tented Camp None

Enjoy a landscape of rivers, trees and animals thriving as you travel to Chitwan National Park. The National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the endangered populations of the one-horned Rhinoceros and the Bengal Tiger. For an adventurous, outdoorsy experience, check in to the Tiger Tops Tented Camp. For those preferring more modern accomodation, the Tiger Tops Tharu Lodge is a great option.

Day 11
Chitwan National Park, Nepal
Tiger Tops Tented Camp None

It’s a day for adventure. Choose from an elephant-top safari or a walking wildlife safari to see the many species of the area. The Elephant Breeding Center is the perfect spot to see elephant babies and their mothers living their everyday lives. The Tharu Cultural Museum and Research Center can show you the culture and customs of the vibrant Tharu people.

Day 12
Kathmandu, Nepal
Dwarika's Resort None

Return to Kathmandu before moving onto Thimphu. Try one of the many street markets for fresh, hot and delicious Nepalese cuisine. The curries are distinct from the rest of Asia. Check in to your hotel and relax for the evening with a picturesque view of the Himalayas.

Day 13
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora None

Travel to evocative Bhutan, an ancient country full of wonder. Thimphu sits at 7,500 feet above sea level and has been the capital since 1961. It’s best explored by foot or bicycle and has very little traffic. Check in to the Amankora Thimphu or the Taj Tashi for a peaceful evening.

Day 14
Thimphu, Bhutan
Amankora None

Familiarize yourself with Bhutan’s stunning nature as you visit the Royal Botanical Garden - there are 369 different species of orchids in the gardens. Practice your bow and arrow skills with a private lesson in archery, Bhutan’s national sport. Visiting the Cheri Monastery is a wonderful way to see Bhutan’s spiritual culture.

Day 15
Gangtey, Bhutan
Amankora None

Travel to tranquility upon reaching Gangtey, Bhutan. This peaceful monastery town is bursting with wildlife. Tucked into a glacial valley in the middle of the country, this is a blissful, serene spot. Check into the Amankora Gangtey or the Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, both are luxurious lodges in a remote location.

Day 16
Gangtey, Bhutan
Amankora None

Strike out into nature as you explore the area. Lawala Pass is a beautiful half-day hike. Be sure to visit the Gangtey Monastery and the Black-Necked Crane Center. Master delicious yak dumplings when taking a Bhutanese Cooking Class.

Day 17
Punakha, Bhutan
Uma by COMO None

Drop in elevation as you travel to Punakha - the town sits at 4,100 feet above sea level. The area feeds much of the country as its the main rice producer. You have two fantastic lodging options, consisting of the Amankora Punakha Hotel or the Uma by COMO Hotel.

Day 18
Punakha, Bhutan
Uma by COMO Lunch

Punakha is home to the grand Punakha Dzong, considered to be one of the most beautiful Dzongs in the country. The Chimi Lhakhang Temple is dedicated to a “Divine Madman,” who is rumored to have tamed a female demon with his “thunderbolt.” Enjoy a local farmhouse lunch and chat with a local family, they will even show you how to cook a few dishes. There’s whitewater rafting for those adventurous travelers as well.

Day 19
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora None

A small village nestled in the Paro valley is your next stop. Paro is home to some of Bhutan’s most beloved historical sites. There’s also expert hiking in the area. Check in to the Amankora Paro or the Uma by COMO and relax for the evening.

Day 20
Paro, Bhutan
Amankora None

Take a page out of history as you tour the National Museum of Bhutan. This is the place in Bhutan to see the country’s Buddhist history. Take a stroll through the Paro Dzong, more famously known as the “Fortress of the Heap of Jewels.” The day isn’t complete until you’ve visited the Tiger’s Nest Monastery and experienced a Himalayan Singing Bowl Meditation.

Day 21
New Delhi, India
The Oberoi, Gurgaon None

Fly to New Delhi for a day in India before your departure homeward. This is one of the world’s oldest continually inhabited cities. Take a tour through the fascinating city’s Houses of Worship or the Contemporary Art Tour for an insightful peek into an ancient culture.

Day 22
New Delhi, India
None None

After a full three weeks spent among the picturesque Himalayan range, it’s time for your journey to end. Take one last stroll through the streets of New Delhi and pack up your belongings. You’ll be transfered to the airport, where you’ll chec your onward flight out of New Delhi homewards.

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Description

Explore the world’s highest mountain range up close as you embark on this 22-day Intimate Himalayan Adventure. You’ll traverse four countries in three weeks, seeing epic highlights of each that will leave you in awe. Begin your travels in Beijing, traveling on to Lhasa, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha, Paro and New Delhi. See the Himalayan range as it stretches across the countryside. With hiking, art, culture, history and spiritual adventures to be had - three weeks will fly by in this exciting, unforgettable Himalayan adventure of a lifetime.

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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