Bhutan! The last Shangri La! Unspoiled beauty, untold legends, introspective and fiercely protective of a way of life that has remained unchanged for long. Visitors were first allowed into Bhutan in 1974 for the coronation of the fourth king. Since then, travelers have been let in only in limited numbers and are kept at bay by a ‘minimum spend’ policy. Our partners in Bhutan have had many years’ experience in arranging tours and treks in the country and are eager to ..[Read More]
This 12 day tour is the definitive Bhutan tour. Starting from Kathmandu, you will fly to Paro in Bhutan and then spend 10 days traversing the valleys of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa and Bumthang soaking in Bhutanese history, culture, architecture, Buddhism and a way of life that places a very high premium on happiness and well-being. In Thimpu you will visit the memorial Chorten (cairn) for King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the Dupthop Lakhang Nunnery, the National Library, the Thangka painting .. [Read More]
This short Bhutan sampler will get you to the heart of the country and serves as a quick immersion in its culture and geography. Flying from Kathmandu you will wing past the Himalayan giants of the central and eastern Himalaya including Mt. Makalu (8463 m.), Mt. Lhotse (8516 m.), Mt. Everest (8850 m.) and Mt. Kanchenjunga (8586 m.) in Nepal before crossing a small strip of India and then descending into the Paro valley flying past a host of Bhutanese .. [Read More]
This short itinerary gives you rare glimpses into Bhutanese life, culture and history. Flying into Paro from Kathmandu you will drive right through the Capital of Thimpu to the culturally important town of Punakha from where you will begin your exploration of Bhutan. Spend the day sightseeing in Punakha and then drive back to Thimpu where you will visit such culturally important sites as the weekend market, the Traditional Medicine Institute, the traditional silversmiths, the traditional Bhutanese paper factory and the .. [Read More]