THE HIMALAYAS – May 16-28, 2017
Our tour of Nepal and Tibet in May 2017 was “breathtaking” in so many ways! We were a little worried visiting Nepal just two years after their devastating earthquake that the historic sites would still be in a state of great disrepair. However, a tremendous amount of work has been done to restore ancient temples, and those that sustained damage are shored up to protect them until restoration can be completed. A highlight was our visit to Pokhara, and the views of the high Himalayas at sunrise! There are not enough superlatives to describe Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world! Our tour to the countryside took us as high as 16,000 feet, and it was encouraging to witness ancient traditions being carried on in the remote monasteries and temples. We will be coming back to this gorgeous region in the future!