The Himalayan region is one of the most spectacular and beautiful areas of the world, a mountainous landscape of snow-capped peaks, green valleys and remote settlements. A journey across the countries of this region allows you to appreciate this breathtaking natural setting as well as the diverse and fascinating cultures of the people who live there. You'll travel from the crowded and popular cities of India's Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and the Taj Mahal at Agra, to the remote and mysterious land of Bhutan, home to Buddhist fortresses and festivals in its Himalayan valleys. Nepal's natural beauty is matched by the colour and uniqueness of its cultural groups while the high plateau of Tibet on the other side of the Himalayan peaks is home to Buddhist palaces, sacred lakes and remote villages. Indeed experiencing Buddhist culture is a key facet of this journey, from its stronghold in Tibet and Nepal to the sacred sites of the Buddha's life in northern India and the Tibetan villages and monasteries of the little-visited Indian region of Sikkim.

India Nepal Bhutan China

Delhi Red Fort of Delhi Jaipur Taj Mahal Lhasa

Routes for Himalayan Frontiers

Delhi - Kathmandu

Connecting the capital cities of India and Nepal, this route travels from India's Golden Triangle (with visits to the Pink City of Jaipur and the Taj Mahal at Agra) to the holy city of Varanasi and onto Nepal, famed for its spectacular natural landscapes and colourful and distinctive cultural heritage.

Tours: 5 available View highlights of this route

Delhi - Bhutan

A long trip along the Himalayas from northern India to Kathmandu in Nepal, seeing the world's highest peak of Mount Everest and travelling via the remote Indian region of Sikkim to the mysterious land of Bhutan.

Tours: 0 available View highlights of this route

Kathmandu - Bhutan

This route takes you well off the beaten tourist path, visiting remote and isolated regions of Nepal, India and Bhutan whilst travelling across some of the most spectacular landscapes on earth.

Tours: 0 available View highlights of this route

Kathmandu - Lhasa

Traversing the Himalayas from Lhasa to Kathmandu along the Friendship Highway, this is a journey through a fascinating and beautiful land visiting Tibetan palaces and monasteries, colourful Nepali towns and villages and seeing the world's highest peaks.

Tours: 2 available View highlights of this route

Beijing - Kathmandu

This route connects the Chinese and Nepali capitals with a journey across the roof of the world - the Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau.

Tours: 2 available View highlights of this route

Guidebooks for Himalayan Frontiers

Guidebooks for this journey from all the major travel publishers are listed below. Links to Amazon (UK, US and Canadian stores), Waterstones (UK) and selected publisher websites allow you to purchase the guidebooks online at best value with one simple click (individual chapter downloads are also available for selected Lonely Planet titles).

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Trailblazer Himalaya by Bike

Trailblazer Travel

Himalaya by Bike

1st ed.
368 pages

Author(s): Laura Stone

Bradt Shangri-La: A Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream

Specialist Guides

Shangri-La: A Travel Guide to the Himalayan Dream

Oct 2008 (1st ed.)
200 pages

Author(s): Michael Buckley