Accompany Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios on a journey to view several exisiting Kcymaerxthaere monument sites as well as explore some future potential sites (reconnassaisance) in Western Bhutan and in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal (near Mt Everest). The group will travel with local Nepali Sherpa and Bhutanese guides to beautiful natural environments, experience the local culture and cuisine, and learn how traditional cultural elements (e.g. the practice of Tibetan Buddhism, traditional art, weaving, paper making, agriculture) and new (e.g. the internet & modern tech culture and conveniences) coexist in this part of the world.
This tour will be a wonderfully unique opportunity to travel and spend time with a unique artist whose Kcymaerxthaere artwork is epic in concept, story timeline, geographic scale, international scope, and sheer ambition. In addition to this part of Kcymaerxthaere, participants will experience the sites / highlights of Kathamandu, the opportunity to see Mt Everest, and the sites / highlights of Western Bhutan such as the Tigers Nest Monastery (Taktsang). and stay in hotel accommodations that have 3-stars, 4-stars, and even 5-stars. The rural-area food is local, grown without pesticides, and harvested and deliciously prepared by people you’ll meet in the monasteries, lodges, and homes where they live and work.
Much of the time we’ll spend between 8,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level, with a gradual ascent that enables acclimatization. Participants should be able to walk or hike at least 1-3 miles per day on uneven ground.
The opportunity to explore Nepali and Bhutanese Kcymaerxthaere sites and possible future sites with creator and geographer-at-large, Eames Demetrios.
Unforgettable landscapes and historic architecture in Nepal and Bhutan (e.g. Temples, Stupas, Monasteries, Monuments, Bridges, etc.)
A night at a luxury jungle lodge at Chitwan National Park : the chance to view Nepali rhinos, elephants, and other charistmatic wildlife in their natural habitat
Authentic Cultural Encounters
Culinary Adventures (featuring locally sourced organic ingredients)
Optional hiking experiences (Bhutan & Nepal)
Visit the most famous monastery in Bhutan – Taktsang – “The Tiger’s Nest”
One night in a 5-star hotel
Helicopter Rides in the Mt Everest Region & to/from Chitwan National Park
This 11 night tour includes 4 nights in Bhutan (September 3rd-7th), and 7 nights in Nepal (September 7th - 14th). Consider joining our “Midwest Utopia Roadtrip” from August 29th through September 1st, and extend your Kcymaerxthaere experience).
Price per person $7,545 (or $6,045 without helicopter rides)
Max number of participants: 8
Registration deadline: June 28, 2019 (deadline required in order to reserve hotels and book flights).
(exact Itinerary subject to change according to unforeseen circumstances / opportunities)
Guests are responsible for their own international airfare.
Note: If you wish to participate in the Bhutan-only or Nepal-only portion of this tour, it may be possible, however we highly recommend experiencing the fascinating similarities and differences between these two Himalayan realms.