One of the last remaining Himalayan kingdoms, Bhutan is filled with magnificent mountain scenery, incredible architecture and colourful culture. Set within one of the world’s most breathtaking mountain chains, Bhutan is famed for its high mountain peaks and range of trekking opportunities.
Enigmatic and shrouded in myth, Bhutan is filled with tangible examples of its extraordinary culture, from the striking architecture of its mountain forts and monasteries to the images of Buddhist religious figures painted or carved onto the craggy cliffs. It is an incredibly spiritual destination.
Colourful Buddhist prayer flags flutter in spectacular mountain passes and prayer wheels turn slowly with the current of clear mountain streams. Grand examples of traditional design and architecture, Bhutan’s famous monasteries and ancient temples cling to sheer cliff tops or majestically stand guard in its picturesque towns.
There are a multitude of unique experiences in India that ensure an unforgettable visit. Boasting 35 UNESCO World Heritage sites consisting of ancient forts, temples, monuments and national parks. There is so much to discover in this magical country.
India’s coastline extends over 7 500 km (4 660 miles), with the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal each lapping its shores. Its neighbours include Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. India boasts a great variety of landscapes, from the Himalaya Mountains to the deserts of Rajasthan, the dense jungles of central India and the golden beaches of the south. Go on an epic jungle safari and experience amazing Indian wildlife or search for the elusive snow leopard.
Discover the royal sights of Rajasthan, from the Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument, to the lakeside maharajahs’ palaces of beautiful Udaipur. Explore the sights of the capital city of Delhi, with its vast marketplaces, ancient tombs and historical mosques. Or embark on a tiger safari in the parks of the centeral region or search for the elusive snow leopard in the the foothills of the Himalayas. No matter what itinerary you choose, a trip to India is guaranteed to touch your soul.
Showcasing some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes, Nepal is home to 8 of the world 14 peaks above 8000 metres (26,247 feet). The renowned Mount Everest, is the highest of them all at 8848 metres (29,029 feet).
A rugged mountain kingdom, stretching over the Himalaya Mountains, Nepal offers an astonishingly diverse array of attractions and landscapes. With its vast range of altitudes, it is home to an incredible variety of plant and animal species, including more than 300 species of orchid. And with over 800 bird varieties, it accounts for almost 10% of the world’s avian species.
Adventure tourism in Nepal dates back to the early attempts to scale the world’s highest peaks. It has come a long way since. While trekking, mountaineering and game viewing have long been popular, an entire range of adventure possibilities have erupted.
Now, travellers to Nepal can enjoy excursions such as rafting, biking, fishing, rock climbing, paragliding, hot air ballooning, boating, canyoneering and bungee jumping…
Epic offers travellers the opportunity to experience Nepal and the magnificent Himalayas. Trek to Everest Base Camp with us – an epic journey and unforgettable life experience.
Every journey with Epic is tailored to your specific needs…or designed to inspire your next journey.
13 Days Everest Base Camp
A trek to Everest Base Camp is undoubtedly one of the great treks of the world. The Himalaya houses 50 peaks of 7000 metres or above and the Khumbu Valley, which leads up to Everest, is smack bang in the centre of it all. The scenery is absolutely amazing. The trek is 9 nights and 10 days in total with nights pre and post in Kathmandu. We are accommodated in quaint, comfortable tea houses throughout. Our itinerary however differs to the mainstream in that we culminate the trek camping a night at Base Camp itself. We then helicopter back to Kathmandu thereby avoiding a 3 day walk out.When to Travel
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April- May & October
9 Nights Premier Bhutan
The last remaining great Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan boasts magnificent mountain scenery, incredible architecture and colourful culture. A diverse natural Shangri-La, the country boasts of a staggering variety of landscapes, as well as an incredible array of flora and fauna. Set within one of the world’s most breathtaking mountain chains, Bhutan is famed for its high mountain peaks and range of trekking opportunities. Enigmatic and shrouded in myth, Bhutan is filled with tangible examples of its extraordinary culture, from the striking architecture of its mountain forts and monasteries to the images of Buddhist religious figures painted or carved onto the craggy cliffs. Colourful prayer flags flutter on spectacular mountain passes and prayer wheels turn slowly with the current of clear mountain streams.Best Months View the itinerary
13 Nights Royal Rajasthan
This itinerary takes in the land the “Raj”, the golden triangle of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur and Ranthambore. The landscapes and architecture of this very historic part of India is breathtaking. Add to that the possibility of seeing tigers in Ranthambore and you have the ingredients of an incredibly diverse trip. Speaking of ingredients, the food in this part of the world is amazing. You will be accommodated in incredible hotels which rate as some of the best in the world.When to Travel
November – February
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11 Nights Trekking for Snow Leopards
Trekking Snow Leopards is best done in the Ladakh Region of Northern India. The Ladakh region is situated on a high altitude plateau between picturesque mountains formed 45 million years ago when by the folding of the Indian plate into the land mass of Asia. The region is centered around the mighty Indus River that becomes the lifeblood of north western India and Pakistan.
The trip is concentrated on the snow leopard but equally interesting is the possibility of seeing numerous bird species,several species of wild goats and sheep, Ibex and possibly the Tibetan wolf.
The trip is not for the faint hearted as it takes a couple of days acclimatization in the ancient city of Leh at 3700metres, after arriving into New Delhi.Many hours are spent scanning through high powered monoscopes and binoculars. The snow leopards as naturally wary of human presence and are very well camouflaged.
Snow leopards are magnificent animals and once a siting occurs it is not uncommon to sit and observe the animal for several hours with beautifully prepared meals and comforting hot ginger tea or coffee being brought out to the site by the incredible lodge staff.
Photo Credit Surya RamachandranWhen to Travel
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November and March