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For those with a need for adventure, a love for history and an appreciation for culture, the Himalayas are a must-see destination. Running across Asia, the mountain range that’s home to the highest peaks in the world separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan plateau, with slopes that stretch down into China, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India. Remote Lands, a Virtuoso preferred tour operator, is offering four itineraries (including one never-seen-before) designed to immerse travelers in all the Himalayas have to offer.
Remote Lands’ newest itinerary, Himalayas by Helicopter, takes guests on a 10-day tour through Nepal where they will visit eight base camps by helicopter. Beginning in Kathmandu, travelers will board a helicopter and fly among the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas – some of the highest in the world. The itinerary offers sites of glacial plateaus from Everest, Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Makalu and Annapurna base camps, accompanied by an expert mountain Sherpa. The tour then ventures down into Nepal’s foothills, offering guests a true experience of the natural wonders. Guests can wander the Lakeside markets in Pokhara and explore the jungles and forests of Chitwan on elephant-back during a river safari in search of the rare, one-horned rhino before arriving in the nation’s ancient capital to discover Kathmandu’s historic and sacred culture.
A 22-day exploration from China to Tibet, through Nepal and Bhutan is available for travelers who want to experience all the Himalayas have to offer. The Ultimate Himalayan Adventure China, Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India walks travelers alongside the Great Wall in Beijing, through the corridors previously walked by the Dalai Lama at the Potala Palace, on safari in Chitwan National Park and on an aerial tour of Mt. Everest, among other stops. Destinations on the itinerary include Beijing, Lhasa, Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Timphu, Gangtey, Punakha, Paro and New Delhi. The three week tour includes a variety of hiking, art, culture, history and spiritual adventures, designed to satisfy the need of even the traveler most consumed by wanderlust.
Each of the Remote Lands’ Himalayan itineraries offer a different experience throughout Asia. For those looking to find themselves, Tibet: A Spiritual Journey to Mt Everest Base Camp offers a personal 10-day pilgrimage through Tibet, providing guests with ample time to meditate on the unique treasures in Lhasa and other spots. For art lovers, India’s Heights: Kashmir & The Himalayas provide two weeks of art, culture and buzz from New Delhi to Leh, the capital of the former Himalayan Kingdom of Ladakh. The tour visits sites like museums and monasteries and offers a sunset cruise on the lake of Sringagar, also known as the crown jewel of Kashmir.
To book a Himalayan adventure, e-mail [email protected] or call 646-415-8092.