Undoubtedly this is our most comprehensive and most thorough Cultural, Scenic, Educational, Nature and Wildlife exploration of the Kingdom of Thunder Dragon– Druk Yul. It also seems that it is one of our most popular program as well. With its great success last couple of years we have decided to operate this program twice every year: once in the Spring and once in the Fall. In addition to the all the attractions, affinity and attention to details from the Spring tour, the Great Journey Across Bhutan in the Fall captures the exotic, the colourful and the beautiful autumnal season of this pristine kingdom. Additionally, in the process of your Great Journey, you will also discover two unique festivals. The Great Journey starts from the Western ridges bordering Tibet and ends at the eastern frontiers of Arunachal Pradesh (in Eastern India) — traversing all the beautiful mountain valleys, interesting villages, irresistible knolls, rich National Parks and along the national roadway between the two borders.
On this Great Journey, you will visit, explore, investigate, discover and learn in depth about Haa, Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Wangduephodrang and Gangtey in the west; Here you will you will hike to the sacred Tiger’s Nest – the most important pilgrimage site in the kingdom…. discover the Crafts market in the capital. In central Bhutan you will embark onto the glacial valley of Phobjhika to see the Sacred Birds of Heaven taking shelter every winter. You will then continue to discover and find out about Trongsa and its unique Museum and Bumthang and its beautiful valleys and then onwards and upwards towards the eastern frontiers… Here you will visit the great stupa of Chorten Kora in the eastern most district… Fittingly your Great Journey will end with the annual festivities in Mongar and in Trashighang in the east. On our Great Journey you will embark upon a colorfully detailed, elaborate visit and experiences throughout the kingdom. You will muse and ponder across endless mountain ranges and through eternally beautiful valleys …You will penetrate over high mountain passes and across gushing streams….. through unending lush forests and over soothing grassland meadows of this “Lost Horizon” land. Days will be filled with unforgettable sights, adventurous day hikes, and the awe-inspiring beauty of this Shangri-La country whose ecology is one of the most pristine in the world. Travel over high passes and enjoy and discover some of the over 40 species of rhododendrons and magnolias. You will journey across Bhutan which few westerners have seen and yet fewer still have experienced. The climax of your journey will be to witness the spectacular Tsechus (annual events and seldom witnessed by outsiders) which will take place in the east heralding the start of the peaceful, quiet winter months….This intricate and involved tapestry of adventures woven only by Bhutan Travel will offer a richly nuanced experience of the last Himalayan kingdom – The Last Shangri La.