It's still down the road a bit but hopefully some time in the future the wife and I would like to see the birds and culture in a small part of the Himalayan foothills. We're not intersted in long treks around Everest and such. Maybe 20 years ago. Just looking for any comments or advice on an area or village or two with a great combination of wildlife and culture. I've yet to really research things but it's winter, perhaps someone has a great tale or advice on an inn they stayed. Our focus has been Australia, Malay/Indo in the last 8 years. We've only been on the Malay Penninsula (as far as mainland Asia is concerned). My wife is becoming more interested in Hindu and Buddist cultures. Birds live there too. Any advice or thoughts are appreciated........