Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan

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SEP. 1-15, 2020 $4,895
Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro
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Himalayan Kingdoms: Nepal & Bhutan

SEP. 1-15, 2020
Kathmandu, Nagarkot, Thimphu, Punakha, Paro

Discover two distant, 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. Travel through the beautiful Kathmandu Valley to culturally rich Patan and walk through its square, a UNESCO site.  Visit with monks at Kopan Monastery and enjoy lunch in a Nepalese family’s home. Admire 15th-century Boudhanath, Nepal’s most important Buddhist stupa; and Pashupatinath Temple, Nepal’s holiest Hindu shrine. Next is Bhaktapur, known for its fine artisans and temples.  In Nagarkot, savor the unforgettable sunrise over the fabled Himalaya. Tour Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, and experience Bhutanese culture firsthand, dining with a Bhutanese family. Raise prayer flags at Dochula Pass and embark on a thrilling river rafting trip. Visit beautiful Punakha Dzong monastery, and reaching historic Paro, see the city’s sights, including Ta-Dzong museum. Conclude with a highlight:  a visit to the cliffside Tiger’s Nest monastery.

Cost: $4,895
Odysseys Unlimited
Activity Level: Active
Vigorous pace, frequent movement, extensive walking over uneven walking surfaces, hiking, embarking and disembarking Zodiac watercraft and lack of handicap facilities

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $500 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Odysseys Unlimited. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

STEP 3
Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.