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Himalayan Wildlife Quest for the Snow Leopard

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Extraordinary wildlife encounters like this are few and far between for most travelers. Some species are so rare and elusive only a handful of intrepid travelers seek them out. The "Grey Ghost" of the Himalayas almost sounds like mythical folklore, and the quest to find it is alluring. Now the chances to see them are better than ever. We are excite...
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A Perfect Honeymoon in Nepal

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The Mellors came to us ready to embark on a honeymoon that would start their adventurous life together off right! They traveled to Nepal where they got to explore the markets of Kathmandu, trek through the foothills of the Himalaya, and even take off on a flightseeing trip to see Mount Everest from the air! Here's a little more from ...
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Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review

Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review
A three generation family of intrepid travelers recently returned from an unforgettable trip to Bhutan with nothing but glowing reviews for the land of the thunderdragon. Sabra, Hawkins, and Indigo are an active family who were looking to travel to Bhutan to experience the culture of this remote mountain kingdom, go hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas, and immerse themselves in Buddhism. They found all this and more as you can see from their comments below: Please comment on the enthusiasm, professionalism, or other qualities of your local guides: Sherab Zangmo - who my son named "Sherif" the first day - was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgable, full of interesting information, always enthusiastic, made adjustments according to our needs, took great care of us - no words can express our gratitude for her. We loved her and highly recommend her! Superb. Our guide and driver became like family. They...
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Arrows Fly in Bhutan

This year Bhutan has been on my mind as one of our newest destinations we are offering at Wildland. Last week I posed the question to my son about where we should travel to in 2014. I gave him several awesome choices, but when I mentioned “archery” he said “Bhutan! Let’s go there” . My son takes archery classes and he likes that archery is the national sport in Bhutan and is deep-rooted in the culture. Going to an archery match in Bhutan is like going to a baseball game here. The archers are amazingly skilled, shooting from 430 feet. When you are done watching a match or trying your hand at the sport, you can venture off to a more peaceful activity such as visiting a beautiful Dzong, a local temple or wandering in a market. Our Central Bhutan Walking Adventure is an active itinerary taking you on hikes to...
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Looking out to the Indian Himalayas

  As I kick back in my comfy chair on Itemenaan Estate's patio, looking out to the Himalayas, I am struck by the vastness. Perhaps all the fresh air makes me contemplative while I watch the sky and wait for Nanda Devi and other mountain peaks to make an appearance through the clouds. A recurring theme on my trip to India is size – size of the world and how long it takes to fly here, size of these mountains, depth of the landscape and the crowds of people. I know I should expect this, as according to 2011 census data India is the second most populous country in the world with over 1.21 billion people, or more than 1/6th of the world’s population! No wonder at times India feels like the real world on steroids. Here colors appear brighter, sounds seem louder and smells more intense. There is so much...
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