In this section I have selected some of our Most Popular trips that we have to offer. These have been curated from my 40+ years of intense, friendly, and warm association with Bhutan and my personal association with the agency that sent the first western tourists to the Kingdom. If any of these tours do not fit you, your interests or your dates, please contact us for a personalized experience. You can also browse the Festival Dates to build a specialized trip around your desired festival.
Easy Adventures are cultural explorations, in-depth tours which cover as much as possible geographically, culturally, and spiritually. There are countless things to see in the world’s last remaining Himalayan Kingdom. On our Easy Adventures, you will explore Bhutan’s beautiful landscape, its centuries old traditions and its unique way of life based on Himalayan Buddhist beliefs. You will learn about Bhutanese art and architecture, dance and music, handicrafts and folklore; you will get to meet local farmers and get to know some gentle, earthy and hospitable people. You will cross high passes in our deluxe four-wheel drive vehicles and ride a pony to stare up at the venerated Tiger’s Nest. You will gaze at awesome snow clad peaks and share in the festivities with local villagers at ancient dzongs. You will soak in a stone-bath and stop to take pictures of the rare golden langurs from the road-side. You will visit a weaver’s den and a farmer’s house. You will experience a culture and a land which remains the most unspoiled and most beautiful example of the Himalayan Buddhist way of life in existence today.
Walking Tours are cultural explorations for active people who enjoy lots of walking and day hikes, with nights spent in comfortable country inns and small hotels. Short hikes and walkings will take you over the ridges and into wonderful landscapes. It will allow you to visit monasteries or a village where there are no motorable roads. It will allow you to get to the top of hills for fantastic views of landscapes below with perhaps a silvery shining river snaking its way across the valley floor. It will allow you to quench your curiosities about what is on the other side of the hills; it will make it possible for you to get to the heart of the countryside and measure its pulse. Everywhere there are hikes and excursions to villages, to temples and to spectacular citadels of natural beauty where you can experience the kingdom in its fullest. These short walks and hikes will lead you away from the beaten path, and allow you to visit out of the way places reachable only on foot.
Moderate treks are generally no more than five nights in duration, and reach a maximum altitude of 12,000 feet, which is just below timberline. More than anywhere else in the Himalayas, a trekking experience in Bhutan offers you an opportunity that is already lost in other regions. More than 65% of the land is protected by law in the kingdom. Trekking is a wondrous experience anywhere, but in Bhutan it is unequalled, unparalleled and uncomparable. It is still very likely that you will find no other trekkers on your trail. It is a phenomenal and an exhilarating way to see the kingdom: experience its lush terrain and pristine forests, meet with yak herders and spot its unique wildlife such as takins and golden langurs, cross its awesome passes and gaze at its stunning peaks. Trekking in the late April and May offer extra benefits of hundreds of species of exotic flowers in bloom. Trekkers need to be in good physical shape and should enjoy hiking for most of the day and camping at night. The trek portion of the tours is combined with extensive sightseeing and cultural activities.
High treks can be about one week to three weeks in length, and reach altitudes of above 13,000 feet, where the treeline ends. On high treks, you are not only away from all forms of modernity, you are in true wilderness – there are no planes overhead and villages are quite rare. There are no roads and even fewer trails. You are in pure, pristine, wilderness. The walks are long and arduous but crystal air, lonely paths and views that defy descriptions compliment them. The trails lead you through alpine meadows and rhododendron forests around the foothills of the snow peaked Himalayas, emerald green valleys and crystal clear lakes. Awesome passes crossed can be as high as 15,000-18,000 feet. While no technical climbing skills are required, trekkers need to be in exceptionally good physical condition, and should enjoy strenuous hiking and camping overnights for extended periods. However, the rewards are great: from the most beautiful and remote parts of the kingdom’s spectacular mountain scenery to a wide variety of exotic flora and fauna. All our treks are combined with cultural sightseeing.