Visit monasteries and other iconic sites in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital in the heart of the Himalayan mountains. Take a scenic flight to view Mt. Everest, the world’s highest and most majestic peak. Ride like a local by rickshaw to the Thamel shopping district. Safari in the lush, sub-tropical jungles of Chitwan National Park, home to single-horned rhinos, leopards and other wildlife. Fly along the Himalayas to Bhutan, arriving in Thimpu with its unique mix of modern development and ancient traditions. Feel the spirit of Bhutan on a hike to the revered “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery, perched high on a sheer rock face. Try your hand at Bhutanese cooking and learn about Buddhist philosophy and local traditions.