Bhutan, the Himalayan nation that's fiercely protective of its traditional Buddhist culture, is gradually opening its doors. Last September two previously closed districts, Merak and Sakteng, in the remote eastern part of the country, officially opened to visitors for the first time. Outfitters, naturally, followed quickly. One World Trekking now offers an 11-day trek through the area's high-alpine valleys and temperate forests of the Sakteng Wildlife Refuge. $3,665; May 8-18 and September 25-October 5.
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One World Trekking is an adventure travel company offering small group and custom tours to the world's great mountain areas such as Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Everest, Annapurna, Ladakh, Morocco, Patagonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania, Slovenia and beyond...