Nepal and the Himalayas

Dec. 8-17, 2015; from $1,290; Highland Asia Travel
An elephant in Chitwan National Park // © 2015 Thinkstock
An elephant in Chitwan National Park // © 2015 Thinkstock

The Details

Highland Asia Travel

Dec. 8-17, 2015

$1,290 per person, based on double occupancy. Companions may join for $1,490. Single rooms are available for an additional $350.

On this 10-day fam trip, travel agents will visit temples, palaces and stupas throughout Nepal and the Himalayas, including some in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Itinerary highlights include a visit to Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred Hindu temple situated on the Bagmati River; a safari and elephant ride in Chitwan National Park; and a canoe ride down the Rapti River, home to crocodiles, fresh-water dolphins and a variety of bird species. Travelers may also purchase an one-hour flightseeing tour over Mt. Everest. Accommodations, land transportation, domestic flights, breakfasts and some other meals are part of the price, as are local guides and sightseeing fees.