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Trip Extensions

Everest View Mountain Flight

Duration: 1 days

Enjoy the magnificent Himalayas close up. You'll have a bird's-eye view as you fly along the full length of the Nepal Himalayas. This is the best way to see Everest. *This trip is available from Kathmandu, Nepal when booked with conjunction with a Ne... read more

Dhulikhel Lodge Visit

Duration: 3 days

Lovely lodge with traditional architecture, private gardens and panoramic views; village and short treks nearby.

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Kathmandu Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

Kathmandu is worth spending a few days before setting off on an Asia adventure.

Angkor Wat 3-Day Odyssey

Duration: 3 days

This excursion focuses on the amazing ruins of Angkor in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat, a spectacular architectural legacy of a period of bizarre regimes, is the most famous and confusing of the ruins in southeast Asia. This makes a perfect extension to any ... read more

Angkor Wat 5-Day Odyssey

Duration: 5 days

This excursion takes you to Siem Reap where you explore the magnificent Angkor sites followed by a ride on the Tonle Sap to see the local fishing villages. Then a short flight to Phnom Penh where you visit interesting museums, including Toul Sleng, a... read more

Delhi Hospitality Package

Duration: 3 days

The capital city of Delhi has a history that dates back to the sixth century BC.  In Old Delhi, you'll visit some of the most important ancient sites, many that are currently listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. New Delhi, which was built by the... read more

Chitwan National Park

Duration: 3 days

Chitwan National Park is probably the world’s best habitat for the rare Bengal Tiger and the One-horned Rhinoceros. Ride elephants in search of these animals and the hundreds of other animals and birds found here. Almost 700 sq. miles of lush river... read more

River Kwai & Erawan National Park

Duration: 4 days

This extension gives you a mixed variety of history and nature. You begin by exploring along the River Kwai stopping at important historical sites. You then travel to Erawan National Park, a unique and rugged landscape of high elevation plateau and s... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

Nepal Chitwan and Everest

Duration: 6 days

Fly to Kathmandu for a quick taste of the high Himalayas and the fabulous Chitwan National Park where we will take elephant back safaris into the most famous tiger reserve in Nepal. You will also get a close up look at Mt Everest from a special fligh... read more

Day 1: arrive in paro

Enjoy views of the Himalayas on your flight to ParoEnjoy views of the Himalayas on your flight to Paro

Fly to Paro from Bangkok, Delhi, or Kathmandu (arrival dates into Paro may vary according to city of origin). During this flight, you will experience breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After your arrival in Paro, you will be welcomed by your guide at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. You will have the afternoon and evening free to rest or walk around Paro (7,380 ft.) and savor the feeling of a country that seems to exist in an earlier century. From the dress of the people to the traditional architecture, you know you are in a different kind of place than exists anywhere else on earth. You will be amazed at the fresh, clean air and peaceful environment.

Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Bhutanese style lodge

Day 2: paro

Make the hike up to Tatksang Monastery Make the hike up to Tatksang Monastery

Your trek begins with a warm-up hike to the famous Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery, elevation 10,240 ft. This will no doubt be one of the highlights of your stay in Bhutan. Legend says that "the Precious Teacher," Guru Rimpoche, came from Tibet on the back of a flying tigress and landed at what is now Taktsang Monastery. Clinging to the cliff side, the monastery is a pilgrimage site that all Bhutanese try to visit at least once in their lifetimes. The actual monastery is closed to visitors, but you can approach it to a point from which you can appreciate this extraordinary building. After lunch at Taktsang Jakhang, in the afternoon, visit one of the holiest "Lhakhang" of Bhutan, the Kyichyu. Built in the seventh century A.D., this temple dates back to the time of the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. If time permits, visit Ta-Dzong Museum and the Paro Rimpung Dzong, very unique and beautiful structures. The museum houses an exceptional collection of art and ceremonial objects including some of the most exquisite Thangka paintings you will ever see. Return to Paro for your overnight.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Bhutanese style lodge

Day 3: begin trek

See the Drugyel Dzong ruinsSee the Drugyel Dzong ruins

After breakfast, drive to Drugyel Dzong, a fortress 11 miles from the hotel. Although now in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Chomolhari, "Mountain of the Goddess," can be seen (on clear days). Trek onwards to Shana along the Pahcu Paro River. Alt. 9,184 ft. Dist. 10.5 mi., 5-6 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 4: shana/soi thangthanka

Relax in camp after a full day of trekkingRelax in camp after a full day of trekking

Still following the Pachu through forests of pine and juniper, you watch the vegetation change as you advance to higher, drier regions. Some of the most resilient Bhutanese live in these valleys, as they were the survivors and defenders of the Kingdom during repeated Tibetan invasion. Camp at 11,545'. Dist. 14 mi., 7-8 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 5: soi thangthanka/jangothang (base camp)

You'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountainsYou'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountains

Stop at Tengethang to visit the summer homes of yak herdsmen. There are close views of Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Dage from Base Camp. You may feel a shortness of breath from the high altitude and will probably appreciate the warmth of your down clothing, but the views are well worth it. Alt. 13,251 ft. Dist. 12 mi., 6-7 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 6: jangothang/lingshi

Admire view of mountains and glaciersAdmire view of mountains and glaciers

The trail takes you on a gradual climb across Nyelela pass with views of the Lingshi Dzong and Tserin Kang with its descending glaciers and lakes. Continue on to your campsite near the stream at Lingshi. Alt. 13,612 ft. Dist. 12 mi., 5-6 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 7: lingshi/shodu

Enjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to ParoEnjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to Paro

Trek through the deep valley and ascend to Yalila pass where Mt. Chomolhari, Tserim Gang, and Masang Gang can all be seen on a clear day. Camp in a meadow at Shodu. Alt. 15,800 ft. Dist. 14 mi., 7-8 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 8: shodu/barshong

Hike through colorful rhododendron forestsHike through colorful rhododendron forests

Follow the Thi-Chu River through forests of rhododendrons. Enroute you will pass the ruins of Barshong Dzong and camp just below its ruins. Alt. 12,919 ft. Dist. 15 mi., 7-8 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Camping

Day 9: barshong/thimphu

Witness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monksWitness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monks

Stop at Dodina to visit Chenri, the first monastery built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Many of the monks of Thimphu who decide to lead a life of meditation start their practices here. Guests are requested to move in silence. Your driver will meet you at Pangrizam and take you to your lodging in Thimphu. Alt 7,600 ft. Dist. 9 mi., 4-5 hours.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Bhutanese style lodge

Day 10: thimphu/paro

Return to Paro for your last night in BhutanReturn to Paro for your last night in Bhutan

Embark on a morning visit to Handicrafts Emporium and Thimphu Memorial Chorten. After lunch, visit the great Tashichho-Dzong (administrative and religious center), a 13th century monastery built without nails or written plans, before returning to Paro for your final night. Consider adding an extra day in Thimphu to further explore other sites including the Folk Heritage Museum, National LIbrary of Ancient Texts, Royal Academy of Performing Arts, 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Bhutanese style lodge

Day 11: paro/depart

Bid farewell to this enchanting landBid farewell to this enchanting land

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
None

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,750
- $4,050
Group size 2-3 cost: $4050 Group size 4+ cost: $3750 Druk Air fares to/from Paro add $550-1,000 (estimate)
Single Supplement:
$350
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Oct 11-21, 2016
Oct 10-20, 2017

Need to Know

Druk Air or Bhutan Air operates on a “daylight restricted” basis only and is totally dependent on weather. Therefore, flights can sometimes be delayed. It is highly recommended that passenger’s allow at least 24 hours transit time for connecting flights from Bangkok, Kathmandu, or Delhi. It is also recommended that you travel on non-restricted tickets so that if a connection is missed, it can be rerouted or endorsed onto another carrier. This itinerary may require amendment due to local air schedules, which are subject to change.

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Bhutanese guest houses & camping
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Trekking to 15,800'
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in Journeys Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. Custom trips and private departures require $800 per person deposit. A second deposit of $1000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website, mail or fax. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Air fares: Journeys can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

From the Bird's Word Blog

Bhutan’s Happiness Seeks New Directions

Bhutan has long been that idealized Kingdom where life changed little and people liked it that way. That romanticized notion may be a fading mirage.

Bid farewell to this enchanting land
Bid farewell to this enchanting land
Hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery (photo by D.J. McLaughlin)
Hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery (photo by D.J. McLaughlin)
Start your trek at the ruins of Drugyel Dzong (photo by DJ McLaughlin)
Start your trek at the ruins of Drugyel Dzong (photo by DJ McLaughlin)
Relax in camp after a full day of trekking
Relax in camp after a full day of trekking
You'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountains
You'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountains
Admire view of mountains and glaciers
Admire view of mountains and glaciers
Enjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to Paro
Enjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to Paro
Hike through colorful rhododendron forests
Hike through colorful rhododendron forests
Witness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monks
Witness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monks
Return to Paro for your last night in Bhutan
Return to Paro for your last night in Bhutan
See the Drugyel Dzong ruins
See the Drugyel Dzong ruins

Trek to Sacred Chomolhari

Hiking the ancient trail to Bhutan's holiest mountain

overview

This trek through the Kingdom of Bhutan is wholly within a national park and leads you  to the glacial base of the most beautiful and renowned eastern Himalayan peaks.  Warm up with a hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery – built into a sheer mountain face 3,000 feet above Paro – before beginning your trek at Drugyel Dzong, site of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans. Follow the monk warriors' trail toward Tibet. In the shadow of majestic Mount Chomolhari, note how juniper and pine forests give way to heath and dwarf rhododendron as you gain altitude. Savor the unrelenting scenic beauty of the mountains. From deep valleys to vast glaciers, you will explore every facet of the Himalayan terrain.  All wildlife is protected here, and you may see musk deer, goat antelope, and many of Bhutan's more than 600 species of birds.

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overview

This trek through the Kingdom of Bhutan is wholly within a national park and leads you  to the glacial base of the most beautiful and renowned eastern Himalayan peaks.  Warm up with a hike to the famous Taktsang Monastery – built into a sheer mountain face 3,000 feet above Paro – before beginning your trek at Drugyel Dzong, site of the Bhutanese victory over the Tibetans. Follow the monk warriors' trail toward Tibet. In the shadow of majestic Mount Chomolhari, note how juniper and pine forests give way to heath and dwarf rhododendron as you gain altitude. Savor the unrelenting scenic beauty of the mountains. From deep valleys to vast glaciers, you will explore every facet of the Himalayan terrain.  All wildlife is protected here, and you may see musk deer, goat antelope, and many of Bhutan's more than 600 species of birds.

Continue to detailed itinerary...

itinerary

  • Day 1: arrive in paro
    Enjoy views of the Himalayas on your flight to ParoEnjoy views of the Himalayas on your flight to Paro

    Fly to Paro from Bangkok, Delhi, or Kathmandu (arrival dates into Paro may vary according to city of origin). During this flight, you will experience breathtaking views of the Himalayas. After your arrival in Paro, you will be welcomed by your guide at the airport and then transferred to your hotel. You will have the afternoon and evening free to rest or walk around Paro (7,380 ft.) and savor the feeling of a country that seems to exist in an earlier century. From the dress of the people to the traditional architecture, you know you are in a different kind of place than exists anywhere else on earth. You will be amazed at the fresh, clean air and peaceful environment.

    Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Bhutanese style lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: paro
    Make the hike up to Tatksang Monastery Make the hike up to Tatksang Monastery

    Your trek begins with a warm-up hike to the famous Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) monastery, elevation 10,240 ft. This will no doubt be one of the highlights of your stay in Bhutan. Legend says that "the Precious Teacher," Guru Rimpoche, came from Tibet on the back of a flying tigress and landed at what is now Taktsang Monastery. Clinging to the cliff side, the monastery is a pilgrimage site that all Bhutanese try to visit at least once in their lifetimes. The actual monastery is closed to visitors, but you can approach it to a point from which you can appreciate this extraordinary building. After lunch at Taktsang Jakhang, in the afternoon, visit one of the holiest "Lhakhang" of Bhutan, the Kyichyu. Built in the seventh century A.D., this temple dates back to the time of the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. If time permits, visit Ta-Dzong Museum and the Paro Rimpung Dzong, very unique and beautiful structures. The museum houses an exceptional collection of art and ceremonial objects including some of the most exquisite Thangka paintings you will ever see. Return to Paro for your overnight.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Bhutanese style lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 3: begin trek
    See the Drugyel Dzong ruinsSee the Drugyel Dzong ruins

    After breakfast, drive to Drugyel Dzong, a fortress 11 miles from the hotel. Although now in ruins, this Dzong is of great historical importance. It was here that the Bhutanese finally defeated the Tibetans and drove them back. From here, the peak of Chomolhari, "Mountain of the Goddess," can be seen (on clear days). Trek onwards to Shana along the Pahcu Paro River. Alt. 9,184 ft. Dist. 10.5 mi., 5-6 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 4: shana/soi thangthanka
    Relax in camp after a full day of trekkingRelax in camp after a full day of trekking

    Still following the Pachu through forests of pine and juniper, you watch the vegetation change as you advance to higher, drier regions. Some of the most resilient Bhutanese live in these valleys, as they were the survivors and defenders of the Kingdom during repeated Tibetan invasion. Camp at 11,545'. Dist. 14 mi., 7-8 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: soi thangthanka/jangothang (base camp)
    You'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountainsYou'll see the summer homes of yak herders high in the mountains

    Stop at Tengethang to visit the summer homes of yak herdsmen. There are close views of Mount Chomolhari and Jichu Dage from Base Camp. You may feel a shortness of breath from the high altitude and will probably appreciate the warmth of your down clothing, but the views are well worth it. Alt. 13,251 ft. Dist. 12 mi., 6-7 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: jangothang/lingshi
    Admire view of mountains and glaciersAdmire view of mountains and glaciers

    The trail takes you on a gradual climb across Nyelela pass with views of the Lingshi Dzong and Tserin Kang with its descending glaciers and lakes. Continue on to your campsite near the stream at Lingshi. Alt. 13,612 ft. Dist. 12 mi., 5-6 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
  • Day 7: lingshi/shodu
    Enjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to ParoEnjoy the beautiful mountain views on your drive from Punakha to Paro

    Trek through the deep valley and ascend to Yalila pass where Mt. Chomolhari, Tserim Gang, and Masang Gang can all be seen on a clear day. Camp in a meadow at Shodu. Alt. 15,800 ft. Dist. 14 mi., 7-8 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 8: shodu/barshong
    Hike through colorful rhododendron forestsHike through colorful rhododendron forests

    Follow the Thi-Chu River through forests of rhododendrons. Enroute you will pass the ruins of Barshong Dzong and camp just below its ruins. Alt. 12,919 ft. Dist. 15 mi., 7-8 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Camping
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: barshong/thimphu
    Witness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monksWitness the meditative lives of Thimphu's monks

    Stop at Dodina to visit Chenri, the first monastery built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Many of the monks of Thimphu who decide to lead a life of meditation start their practices here. Guests are requested to move in silence. Your driver will meet you at Pangrizam and take you to your lodging in Thimphu. Alt 7,600 ft. Dist. 9 mi., 4-5 hours.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Bhutanese style lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 10: thimphu/paro
    Return to Paro for your last night in BhutanReturn to Paro for your last night in Bhutan

    Embark on a morning visit to Handicrafts Emporium and Thimphu Memorial Chorten. After lunch, visit the great Tashichho-Dzong (administrative and religious center), a 13th century monastery built without nails or written plans, before returning to Paro for your final night. Consider adding an extra day in Thimphu to further explore other sites including the Folk Heritage Museum, National LIbrary of Ancient Texts, Royal Academy of Performing Arts, 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Bhutanese style lodge
    Show on a map
  • Day 11: paro/depart
    Bid farewell to this enchanting landBid farewell to this enchanting land

    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    None
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$3,750
- $4,050
Group size 2-3 cost: $4050 Group size 4+ cost: $3750 Druk Air fares to/from Paro add $550-1,000 (estimate)
Single Supplement:
$350
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Privately on Request
Oct 11-21, 2016
Oct 10-20, 2017

Need to Know

Druk Air or Bhutan Air operates on a “daylight restricted” basis only and is totally dependent on weather. Therefore, flights can sometimes be delayed. It is highly recommended that passenger’s allow at least 24 hours transit time for connecting flights from Bangkok, Kathmandu, or Delhi. It is also recommended that you travel on non-restricted tickets so that if a connection is missed, it can be rerouted or endorsed onto another carrier. This itinerary may require amendment due to local air schedules, which are subject to change.

Duration:
11 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●○○○○
(see full descriptions)
Bhutanese guest houses & camping
Activity Level:
●●●●●
(see full descriptions)
Trekking to 15,800'
Group Size:
2-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Standard

Included in costs: Meals as noted, each night in double occupancy accommodations, land transfers between components, English speaking guides, park or site entry fees, surface transport, equipment other than personal gear, government tax, airport transfer assistance, in-country ticket reconfirmation and check-in assistance (where permitted), complete pre-departure packet, toll-free pre-departure phone assistance.

Not included in costs: Meals not noted as included, gratuities, beverages (except tea or coffee at meals), international or domestic airfare unless specified, airport departure taxes not included with air tickets, visas, itinerary changes after confirmation, any services not included in itinerary, any costs incurred due to canceled or delayed flights, acts of nature or other happenings beyond our control, or other costs as are more fully described in Journeys Terms & Conditions.

Deposit and payment schedule: $500 per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date. Custom trips and private departures require $800 per person deposit. A second deposit of $1000 per person is due four months prior to departure, and final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure.  Any applicable permit fees required in advance are non-refundable as well.  Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website, mail or fax. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in our catalog, on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Air fares: Journeys can make complete air arrangements applicable to your trip as noted in this itinerary. If you wish to redeem frequent flyer mileage or arrange flights directly with the airline, you may do so on your own at no penalty. If you do, please consult with us on exact arrival and departure dates and times before having your tickets issued to avoid errors.

Insurance: When you make your application, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee: There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

Everest View Mountain Flight

Duration: 1 days

Enjoy the magnificent Himalayas close up. You'll have a bird's-eye view as you fly along the full length of the Nepal Himalayas. This is the best way to see Everest. *This trip is available from Kathmandu, Nepal when booked with conjunction with a Ne... read more

Dhulikhel Lodge Visit

Duration: 3 days

Lovely lodge with traditional architecture, private gardens and panoramic views; village and short treks nearby.

Bangkok Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

If you are passing through Bangkok and want more than a transit stop, ask for our three day/two night Bangkok Hospitality Extension. We meet you at the airport and transfer you to an attractive centrally located hotel. This extension also includes yo... read more

Phuket

Duration: 4 days

Phuket is the largest of Thailand's islands. It is incredibly varied with rocky beaches, long broad sandy beaches, forested hills, and clear waters great for snorkeling and relaxing. There is no better way to end a trip!

Kathmandu Hospitality

Duration: 3 days

Kathmandu is worth spending a few days before setting off on an Asia adventure.

Angkor Wat 3-Day Odyssey

Duration: 3 days

This excursion focuses on the amazing ruins of Angkor in Siem Reap. Angkor Wat, a spectacular architectural legacy of a period of bizarre regimes, is the most famous and confusing of the ruins in southeast Asia. This makes a perfect extension to any ... read more

Angkor Wat 5-Day Odyssey

Duration: 5 days

This excursion takes you to Siem Reap where you explore the magnificent Angkor sites followed by a ride on the Tonle Sap to see the local fishing villages. Then a short flight to Phnom Penh where you visit interesting museums, including Toul Sleng, a... read more

Delhi Hospitality Package

Duration: 3 days

The capital city of Delhi has a history that dates back to the sixth century BC.  In Old Delhi, you'll visit some of the most important ancient sites, many that are currently listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. New Delhi, which was built by the... read more

Chitwan National Park

Duration: 3 days

Chitwan National Park is probably the world’s best habitat for the rare Bengal Tiger and the One-horned Rhinoceros. Ride elephants in search of these animals and the hundreds of other animals and birds found here. Almost 700 sq. miles of lush river... read more

River Kwai & Erawan National Park

Duration: 4 days

This extension gives you a mixed variety of history and nature. You begin by exploring along the River Kwai stopping at important historical sites. You then travel to Erawan National Park, a unique and rugged landscape of high elevation plateau and s... read more

Ko Samui

Duration: 4 days

Relax and explore the beautiful island of Ko Samui. A perfect extension to any Asia tour.

Nepal Chitwan and Everest

Duration: 6 days

Fly to Kathmandu for a quick taste of the high Himalayas and the fabulous Chitwan National Park where we will take elephant back safaris into the most famous tiger reserve in Nepal. You will also get a close up look at Mt Everest from a special fligh... read more

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The most indulgent accommodations arranged specially for private trips.
× activity level
Match the trip’s intensity to your ability and motivation.
●○○○○ Gentle
Easy walking, with opportunities for low-key physical activity.
●●○○○ Active
Energetic exploration with optional day hikes, leisurely cycling, or light canoeing.
●●●○○ Vigorous
Day-long active excursions and options for demanding activity in varied environments.
●●●●○ Challenging
Strenuous hiking or other intense activity that may be at high altitude or over rough terrain.
●●●●● Demanding
Multi-day trekking and other activities requiring endurance or strength. Steep trails. No technical expertise necessary.
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