Explore the wonders of Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan all in one amazing adventure. In Tibet, wander Lhasa and Everest Base Camp. Descending down to Nepal, explore the wonders of the Kathmandu Valley. Flying into Bhutan, you climb the Tiger's Nest, visit dzongs and nunneries and meet the people. Whether you're looking to visit monasteries or temples, mountains or valleys, museums or factories, Himalayan High has it all.

Dates and Land Cost

Starting at $7295.00 per person (based on groups of four or more)

Dates: Monday, May 26, 2014 - Saturday, June 14, 2014 and Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Please note: Custom dates and prices available

Trip Concepts

  • Cultures and Crafts
  • Religion and Pilgrimage Sites

Customized Travel

This is not just a slogan - it's the way we do business.

If this trip itinerary isn't exactly what you want or if the group departure dates don't quite fit your timeframe, we would be thrilled to create a personalized trip that matches exactly what you, your friends or your family wish to do. Since its inception in 1988, Myths and Mountains has been a pioneer in the field of customized and solo travel. We know that there's no such thing as "one itinerary fits all," and we're committed to matching your particular trip to your dreams.

So, go back and look at the itinerary carefully. Check what you like and don't like and give us a call. We'll ask you lots of questions designed to help us understand your travel style, budget, interests, and wishes, and then we'll channel all our global connections, in-depth destination knowledge, and decades of travel planning experience into creating an extraordinary adventure filled with unforgettable experiences. Our custom trips are not just standard "packages" adjusted to fit your travel dates - they're individually tailored itineraries, as unique as you are.

Here's how we will collaborate with you:

1. Read through the itineraries that interest you and think about what you like and don't like, the dates, other places you might want to visit or other activities.

2. E-mail us at or call us at 800-670-6984 to let us know your thoughts.

3. Talk with us about what worked and did not work in the programs you were considering, where you want to go, your timeframe, travel companions, budget, special interests and travel style.

4. We will send a brief sketch and approximate land cost based on our discussion, for you to review that includes the suggested changes we discussed.

5. Based on your feedback of the sketch, we will rework your itinerary according to your guidelines. Should you wish to talk with previous travelers who have asked us for customized itineraries, we are happy to give you references.

6. Review the new program. If it works, we will usually ask for a deposit: 25% of the cost, 50% if you are 120 days out. At that point, we will confirm all of the reservations and guides, send you a full packet of preliminary information and prepare your formal, personalized, detailed daily itinerary.

After all, it's your unique vacation. Invite your family. Bring your friends. Dream big. Then call us and let us make your dream a reality.

Itinerary At A Glance

Day 1 Fly to Chengdu from Bangkok or Beijing.
Day 2 Tour Chengdu - Panda Breeding Center, Sichuan Opera School, Wenshu Yuan
Day 3 Fly to Lhasa. Walk around Barkhor and evening service at Ranoche.
Day 4 Early morning at the Jokhang and walk around the Barkhor with pilgrims. Visit the Potala Palace. Afternoon visit to Sera Monastery.
Day 5 Visit Phabonkha Temple and Drepung Monastery.
Day 6 Drive to Gyantse. Visit Kumbum and monastery. If time permits, see Peljor Chode.
Day 7 Drive to Shigatse via Shalu, and hike the pilgrim Kora.
Day 8 Visit Shigatse Monastery and drive to Shegar.
Day 9 Drive to Base Camp and walk around area, visiting Guru Rimpoche Cave and other places.
Day 10 Drive to Nyalmu.
Day 11 Drop down from Tibetan plateau to Kathmandu Valley and Dhulikhel.
Day 12 Drive to Bhaktapur and visit area. Continue to Patan to visit temples, museum, and Patan Kumari.
Day 13 Visit Swayambunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath.
Day 14 Fly Paro. Visit Museum and Dzong. Drive Thimpu.
Day 15 Thimphu touring. Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Paper Factory. Walk to Village School for Arts and Crafts.
Day 16 Zoo and Zuleta Nunnery. Evening drive to Punakha and visit Chimi Lhakhang.
Day 17 Morning hike to Kamsuem Yuelling temple. Evening visit to Dzong and craft center.
Day 18 Drive back to Paro, stopping in Thimphu for lunch. Sunset at the Drukyel Dzong or similar.
Day 19 Climb or take horses to Taktsang (Tiger's Nest) Monastery. Evening visit to Kyichu. Farewell dinner.
Day 20 Fly Bangkok or Delhi.

Contact Us

Adventure. Experience. Transform. Let the culture embrace you.

Myths and Mountains is THE adventure travel company for the discerning and inquisitive globe-trotter seeking a hand-crafted, life-changing experience. With more than 25 years of expertise in designing award-winning trips focusing on cultures and crafts, religion and pilgrimage sites, environment and natural history and natural healing and traditional medicine, we promise adventures beyond the guidebooks, excellence beyond expectations, and guaranteed departures.

Want a custom-designed trip just for you and your friends? It's our specialty! Welcome to a remarkable experience - Myths and Mountains style!

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