New York, NY (PRWEB) October 18, 2008
Remote Lands the world's leading luxury travel designer of bespoke journeys to Asia, is now offering adventurers the chance to experience "glamping," glamorous camping. Globetrotters can explore the most remote and wild regions of Mongolia, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma) and China while camping in complete comfort with Remote Lands' new Luxury Bespoke Camping Experiences.
Plush tents set in dramatic locations will allow travelers to enjoy nature -- spending their days hiking, horseback riding and exploring the great outdoors -- without sacrificing the comforts of a luxurious hotel suite, such as exceptional amenities, gourmet cuisine and even massage sessions. The cost begins at $1,000 per person per day for a minimum of five nights, based on double occupancy, and may be tailored based on additional services.
As part of the Luxury Bespoke Camping Experiences, full-scale camp sites are set up in stunning locations with breathtaking views. Tents can be fitted with comfortable full-spring mattresses, fine linens and pillows, bathrobes and slippers, high-quality toiletries, generators for electric climate control, private en-suite bio-toilets, personalized decorations, and any other guest preferences. Guests are pampered with spa treatments at the end of very active days, and served delicious meals prepared for them by their private chef under the stars, complete with wine and champagne.
Remote Lands currently offers Luxury Bespoke Camping Experiences to the following destinations:
Mongolia: Remote Lands will arrange for guests to travel to Arburd Sands in the Gobi Desert and Jalman Meadows in the Tulu River Valley -- both vastly different terrains but equally spectacular sites in remote Mongolia. Upon arrival, camel carts will transport luggage to accommodations in the luxury ger camp. Guests will delight in daily in-tent massages as well as meals featuring Mongolian fare. As naadam festivals -- national celebrations of traditional sports including horse racing, archery and wrestling -- are prevalent in the culture, a private naadam will be arranged. Travelers are also offered the opportunity to go "yak-cart rafting" on an inflatable raft, followed by a picnic lunch on the river bank. Remote Lands will also arrange a day with nomadic families in their moveable homes, who will teach guests the art of cooking authentic Mongolian food.
Bhutan: Guests will arrive in Punakha, the agricultural breadbasket of Bhutan, and explore the Punakha Dzong, the grand Buddhist monastery of the former capital of Bhutan. After receiving a private blessing from the head abbot, visitors will hike across rice paddies to the nearby Chimi Lakhang, a temple dedicated to the "Divine Madman", a monk from the 16th century who united the country. Remote Lands will arrange a visit to a local farmhouse where the family will involve guests in the preparation of their lunch -- from the creation of fresh yak butter tea, to the cooking of ema datsi (cheese chili) and yak curry. Adventurists will enjoy white-water rafting and fly fishing in the Punakha Valley as well as hiking along the banks of the Mo Chhu River through terraces of rice, chilies and cabbage. Luxury camping amenities include a personal chef, masseuse and a bevy of other staff, allowing guests to relish the serenity of the untouched landscape.
Myanmar (Burma): Guests will travel to remote Mindat, one of the 14 townships in the Chin State and a former British colonial hill station. They will stop at Kyuak Htu, a local village en route to the Amay Ye Shin Shrine at the border of the Chin State territory, where they will have lunch in the home of a local farmer. For an invigorating outing, guests will embark on a three-hour trek to a remote Kyardor village, home to the Munn Chin tribe, where they will participate in the Lun Yu festival and get an in-depth look at Chin culture. During the festival, sizable stones are pulled by locals in a contest of strength, followed by a traditional feast. Rice wine and dancing are used to frighten away monkeys to protect the crops. A luxury camp will be set up in the countryside outside of Mindat in order to enjoy the unspoiled surroundings, and attendants will be on hand to assist with any requests.
China: Equestrians will enjoy the Yushu Horse Racing Festival, which occurs annually in late July. The festival features displays from local Yushu Tibetans including horse and yak racing, acrobatics, archery, shooting, dancing, singing, costume exhibitions and more. Travelers may also experience lama dances at the Damakar Monastery, where they can also receive private blessings, and hike to the Gechak Nunnery and local village homes. The luxurious tents, authentic replicas of the appliqué versions of local homes, boast spectacular views spanning thousands of acres of the Zhaxigou Valley's soft green grassland accented by picturesque mountains as well as yaks, sheep and other native wildlife.
Remote Lands, Inc., the world's foremost luxury bespoke travel provider focused exclusively on Asia, is based in midtown Manhattan with a logistics office in Bangkok. The company specializes in extraordinary experiences in magical, far-flung destinations and insider access to exceptional people and exclusive events. The venture capital-backed company was founded by seasoned business and travel entrepreneurs Catherine Evans Heald and Jay Tindall, both of whom have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism that strives to bring an understanding of other cultures and helps to preserve their way of life. Ten percent of the company's profits go directly to local charities in developing countries. For more information, please visit http://www.remotelands.com