Lands of the Lotus

Explore the peaceful Himalayan realms of Bhutan and Nepal, and discover stunning landscapes, ancient Hindu temples and serene Buddhist stupas, as well as thrilling religious dances at the magnificent Paro Festival.

Start in the ancient Newari Kingdom of Nepal, full of ancient temples, shrines and pagodas. Wander through the maze of laneways in Kathmandu and discover ancient Hindu and Buddhist sacred sites in a unique melting pot of cultures. Explore the fascinating cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley and visit the royal cities of Bhaktapur and Patan.

Continue to Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’, with its breathtaking architecture, towering fortress-monasteries, sweeping mountains, fertile valleys and thriving artistic culture. Experience the vibrant living culture of Bhutan during the thrilling Paro Tsechu (dance festival), where monks perform masked sacred dances and rituals in elaborate silk costumes.

Information available March/April 2018. For further details, please click ‘Request Info’.


This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.


Per person, twin-share (approximately)

AUD 12,000

Single Supplement* (approximately)

AUD 2,000

*Single travellers may request to share.
Please advise at time of booking.

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