Explore Asia in the air with a new winter vacation package from Emirates Airline. Fly on a modern Airbus A380 to destinations in China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and pools. International flights are $2,100 round-trip in economy and $3,060 in business. A break from the cocoon of a flat-panel display on a wall-sized screen (the real reason to use the seatback TV), the Inflight Lounge offers pre-flight cocktails, delicacies and live music. Spend a day in a beach hotel before going out on the town. From $2,299 per person including taxes and fees. Purchase by Aug. 20 at anytimes.com.
The world’s most photographed mountain range stretches across the Himalayas from northern India to southern Nepal, and it’s called the Himalayas because the region looks like a giant chestnut tree with branching branches. For most people, however, it’s less about going to the edge of a mountain and more about escaping reality. The best possible way to do this is to choose a location where the scale of the mountains isn’t overwhelming, such as the base of a rail line that cuts through their length, and focus instead on the great dining experience and peace of mind of being high up. A more opulent option is to try the establishment with the longest single-night stay on record — 53 days — with Drapali Mountain Lodge. Dinner in one of the area’s top restaurants is as good as it gets, particularly when the dining room is outdoors, where you can set up a tent for sunbathing. When dinner ends, the music still plays. From $11,420 per person including an hour’s massage at a local spa. Visit drapali.com.