Himalayas: Visit the Roof of the World after COVID

In Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and beyond, the unique landscapes and cultures of the Himalayas are a paradise for travelers looking for peace — from the wildlife and mountains to the history and spirituality.

When you’re ready to travel again, the Himalayas are your best chance to get away from it all. In Nepal, India, Bhutan, China, and beyond, the unique landscapes and cultures of the Himalayas are a paradise for travelers looking for peace — from the wildlife and mountains to the history and spirituality.

AN INTIMATE HIMALAYAN ADVENTURE: THROUGH CHINA, NEPAL, BHUTAN AND INDIA

Travel through four countries on this exceptional 22-day journey as you visit the temples of Tibet and wander with tigers in Nepal.

This is one of Remote Lands longer journeys, taking travelers to the best spots on the top of our planet. The journey begins in Beijing, a few thousand miles from the Himalayas, by why go to Asia and miss out on the Great Wall of China. Then it’s off to Lhasa in Tibet for the Potala Palace, sightseeing, and Tibetan charm. 

Leaving China, travelers land in Kathmandu in Nepal where they can take a chopper to see Everest or just enjoy the surrounds of the plush Dwarika’s Hotel. After a day in Pokhara with the Annapurna range, it’s off to Chitwan for one-horned rhinos and — if you’re lucky — tigers. Perhaps the best treasure on this journey, though, is Bhutan, the happiest place on earth and one of the least touristy places on the planet. Visit Gangtey, Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha before one final stop in New Delhi before heading home.

BHUTAN LUXURY ROAD TRIP

See the Land of the Thunder Dragon from the open road on this two-week adventure driving from Paro to Bumthang and back again, spending your nights at the most luxurious hotels in the Kingdom.

Recent years have seen Six Senses and Aman open some of the finest hotels in Asia in the spectacular surrounds of Bhutan. Travelers can choose from either brand in Paro, Punakha, Gangety, Thimphu, and Bumthang, as they travel around Bhutan via car. Along the way, travelers will visit family farms on brisk mountain hikes, see ancient fortresses and temples across Bhutan, enjoy Himalayan views, and even visit the famed Tiger’s Nest monastery, Bhutan’s most iconic site.

DARJEELING & NORTHEASTERN INDIA

Quiet, peace, and spirituality are the hallmarks of this eight-day trip from Calcutta to Sikkim, mixing nature and wildlife with helicopters, tea plantations, and colonial charm.

After two nights in the Oberoi Grand in Calcutta, you’ll spend a few nights in the charming hill town of Darjeeling, hopping aboard the remarkable UNESCO-listed Toy Train and wandering the legendary tea fields. You’ll also spend time in the remote state of Sikkim, where you’ll have the chance to dine with royalty, as well as experience an unforgettable private helicopter tour of the world’s third-highest peak. One of the best places to stay is Glenburn Tea Estate, set amidst lush green tea gardens above the Rungeet and Rung Dung rivers. 

HIMALAYAS BY HELICOPTER

This journey through Nepal will see travelers going from one stunning vantage to the next to see and experience Everest, Makalu, Lhotse, Manaslu, Annapurna Base Camp, and more.

There is, simply put, no better way to see Nepal than by helicopter. Journey from one stunning vantage point to the next by helicopter, accompanied by an experienced sherpa, and stay in cozy mountain accommodations. Take a safari through Chitwan National Park for rhinos and tigers where you’ll stay at Tiger Tops. Established in the early 1960s in the lush sub-tropical jungles of the Terai of Nepal for wildlife enthusiasts, Tiger Tops Jungle Lodge is the pioneer wildlife safari lodge.Before rounding off our adventure with a treasure trove of the stunning ancient sights of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley, including the luxe Dwarika’s Resort in Dhulikhel. 

A JOURNEY ACROSS THE ROOFTOP OF THE WORLD: BEIJING TO LHASA BY TRAIN

Spend eight days on the highest train journey in the world from Beijing to Lhasa. Along the way, you’ll ride the rails in luxury and see Qinghai plateau and Jokhang Temple.

This is one of the most luxurious train rides on Earth, taking travelers from the Great Wall to the Himalayas. After staying in the Peninsula or Waldorf — or perhaps even the Aman — in Beijing travelers board for Tibet, where they’ll stay in the luxurious St. Regis Resort Lhasa. This journey includes some of the best and most impressive vistas anywhere in China and combines the luxury of the city with the beauty of the country — all in comfort while traveling across the Roof of the World.