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The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is situated between Tibet and heaven. The prime attraction here is trekking, but wait until the summer monsoons subside in September--a great month to catch local festivals with masked dancing, swordplay and archery competitions. Tourism is controlled (visitors can arrive only on an official tour package) so try to book early; for details, check with the tourism board at 975-2-22854 or on the Web at www.kingdomofbhutan.com. Flight schedules and rates are posted at www.drukair.com. For a wheel good time, book a Bhutan cycling tour with Himalayan Mountain Bikes at 977-1-434560 or at www.bena.com/hmb.




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