Join an unforgettable two-week adventure, discovering vibrant cultures and ancient religious traditions in the heavenly heights of the Himalayas. Journey through three spellbinding lands—mystical Ladakh, colorful Nepal, and peaceful Bhutan—in one trip. From Delhi, fly to Ladakh, an Indian territory bordering Tibet, with its white stupas (dome-shaped shrines) and fluttering prayer flags amid a breathtaking mountainous terrain. In the capital of Leh, admire a colossal 17th-century palace and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Stop in Kathmandu, Nepal, to explore awe-inspiring monuments, from an enormous "floating" statue of Vishnu at a revered shrine to a 1,500-year-old hilltop stupa displaying four sets of "all-seeing" painted eyes.
Finally, be among the few travelers admitted each year to tiny Bhutan, where leaders measure national success in GNH ("Gross National Happiness"). Venture to an astonishing 17th-century mountain fortress, tour an 18th-century monastery housing 105 monks, and roam a 15th-century temple with exceptional murals. Enjoy an optional half-day hike to a spectacular treasure: the legendary cliffside Tiger's Nest, one of the holiest sites in the Himalayas.