Apr 28, 2020 — May 12, 2020

Himalayan Kingdoms

With Megan Torrey

About the Trip

Along with your Council Leader, Megan Torrey, Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Hartford, CT, discover two distant and devout lands on this exhilarating 15-day Himalayan journey.  Your small group sets out to experience storied Kathmandu, visiting its square and iconic Swayambhunath Temple.  Traveling through the beautiful Kathmandu Valley to culturally rich Patan, tour its square, a UNESCO site.  Visit with monks at Kopan Monastery, then enjoy a highlight:  lunch in a Nepalese family’s home.  Admire Boudhanath, Nepal’s largest Buddhist stupa; and Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine.  Next is Bhaktapur, known for its fine artisans and temples.  In hilltop Nagarkot, savor the unforgettable sunrise over the fabled Himalaya.  Dining with a local family in Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, experience Bhutanese culture firsthand.  At stunning Dochula Pass, follow the sacred tradition of raising prayer flags.  Embark on a thrilling Punakha river rafting trip and visit beautiful Punakha Dzong monastery.  After touring historic Paro, relish a final highlight:  a visit to the legendary cliffside Tiger’s Nest monastery. 

From $6,574 including air from Newark (other gateways available).

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  • “Megan Torrey was great! Very knowledgeable- stayed on top of the agenda. Glad to have her with us!”

    Carol Wasserman, CT

  • "This is one of the most memorable trips I’ve taken! The in country guides were extraordinary! The 'King Fu' nunnery was an inspiration I will always remember. The sunrise over the Himalayas, the Tiger’s Nest Monastery trek was once in a lifetime, the embassy briefing was excellent, so many highlights!"

    Connie Musgrove, MD