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Exploring Lhasa's Old City
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Train journey from Lhasa to Xining
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Receiving blessings at the temple in Kathmandu
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Learning to practice kindness from monks in Bhutan

Magical Himalayan Kingdoms

Oct 17 - Nov 04, 2020

19 days | Nepal | 50th Anniversary

After over 40 years of travelling the world, Lewie Gonsalves defines this as the trip of a lifetime (and that’s a pretty definitive comment). Every two years, Lewie leads this remarkable voyage across the roof of the world. We begin in Beijing and please consider arriving a few days earlier if this is your first trip to this remarkable city. From here we fly up to Lhasa and spend four days exploring its unique atmosphere. Then it’s the world’s highest railway journey as we travel from Lhasa to Xining by train through breathtaking vistas.

After a good look at those marvelous pandas in Chengdu, we’re back to the Himalayas with extended explorations in Nepal and Bhutan. We’ll visit ancient stupas and ornate temples in Kathmandu and safari by elephant back to spot tiger at Chitwan. We’ll take what we think
is the most beautiful drive in the world through Bhutan’s valleys and learn about the great fortresses called dzongs and how they were built. Set against the most inspiringly scenic backdrop in the world, this tour will introduce you to the remarkable cultures that at one
time flourished in the shadow of the world’s highest mountain ranges.
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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$12270
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants    
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What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, seven internal flights, train from Lhasa to Xining (double cabins), all internal transportation by private coach, jeep excursions in Chitwan National Park, sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides, all activities and entrance fees, fully escorted by Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$475 are included.

"Sights, sounds and scents are seared into the memory bank. A well paced, one of a kind trips! Great fun! A big thank you!” - 2018 Traveller
"Thanks for an absolutely amazing trip!!!" - 2018 Traveller

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Arrive Beijing
2Fly to Lhasa
3 - 5Explore Lhasa’s rich cultural history
6Take the spectacular train to Xining
7Tour the monastery and fly to Chengdu
8Commune with the pandas
9Fly over the Himalayas to Kathmandu
10Discover Kathmandu
11Fly to Chitwan National Park and our Jungle Lodge
12Take an elephant-back safari
13Fly back to Kathmandu for temples and bazaars
14Fly to Paro and drive to Thimphu
15Discover the fortresses of Thimphu Valley
16Overland past fortresses and monasteries
17Hike to Paro’s famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery
18Fly to Bangkok
19Depart Bangkok
Optional extensions: Bangkok or Beijing in depth
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Your Tour Leader

Lewie Gonsalves, our peripatetic president, has over  40 years’ experience researching and organizing trips throughout the world. As well as designing and leading our President’s Tours, Lewie is also chief designer of our Private Journey collection of tailored tours.

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50th Anniversary President's Tours Cultural Explorations Classic Explorations Featured Tours
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. US$12270
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants    
Reserve my spot now!

What’s included: Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels listed or similar, meals as indicated in the itinerary, seven internal flights, train from Lhasa to Xining (double cabins), all internal transportation by private coach, jeep excursions in Chitwan National Park, sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides, all activities and entrance fees, fully escorted by Lewie Gonsalves. Taxes and gratuities of US$475 are included.

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