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Nepal & Bhutan

Nov 15-29, 2021

15 days | Bhutan | alumni UBC Travel Club

Yearning for an uplifting experience? Spectacular Himalayan views, golden temples, fortress monasteries, and traditional mountain villages fill this energising tour. Begin your journey in the cultural epicentre of Kathmandu exploring the old town and medieval Patan, visiting the rose-brick temples, colourful shrines, and spectacular stupas. Then travel to the amazing and remote wildlife preserve of Chitwan to observe the many rare endemic species. Walks and hikes in the spectacular setting of Pokhara round out the fantastic variety of experiences we enjoy in Nepal.


A short and oh-so-scenic flight takes us to the ancient Kingdom of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, the Kingdom in the Clouds. Travel overland through a stunningly beautiful landscape dotted with fortresses and temples. The drives (and walks) are truly spectacular, decorated with snow capped peaks, blissful valleys and fields of rhododendrons. And to cap it off take that exhilarating hike to the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
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Tour Cost (per person):
US$6995
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; internal transportation by private coach; flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu; flight from Kathmandu to Paro; Bhutan visa fee; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities, presentations, seminars, and entrance fees; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by Paula Swart

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Kathmandu
2Stupas and Temples
3Chitwan, a birdwatcher’s paradise
4Full day of jungle activities, on the lookout for a Bengal Tiger
5Scenic drive to Pokhara
6Hiking and exploring
7Fly to Kathmandu, explore medieval Patan
8Fly to Paro, Bhutan and drive to Thimpu
9Delve into Thimpu
10Drive the super-scenic Dochu-La pass at 3088 metres to Punakha
11Phobjikha Valley
12Hike and watch for endangered Black-necked Cranes
13Drive back to Paro, stopping in villages along the day
14Walk up to the magical Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest
15Depart Paro
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Your Tour Leader

Paula Swart is a museum curator and expert on Asian culture and history. Paula has degrees in Sinology, Asian art history, Chinese history, and archaeology and has published several books and numerous articles on the art and architecture of Asian cultures. Paula is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has recently been teaching courses on UNESCO World Heritage sites at the UBC Summer Institute and the University of Victoria.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
US$6995
Group Size:
10 - 14 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodation based on double occupancy; most meals; internal transportation by private coach; flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu; flight from Kathmandu to Paro; Bhutan visa fee; sightseeing with qualified English-speaking guides; all activities, presentations, seminars, and entrance fees; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by Paula Swart

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