Experience Bhutan with On The Go Tours

Since opening its doors to the western world in 1974, Bhutan’s spectacular scenery and hospitable charm has been luring travellers hungry for adventure. In many ways Bhutan remains untouched by modern civilisation, with an ethos of preserving its ancient culture and natural environment. The Bhutanese culture is deeply rooted in its Buddhist beliefs, where fluttering prayer flags, chortens and white washed fortresses abound.

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We offer a handful of different tours and treks in Bhutan departing in 2019, some of which combine Bhutan with neighbouring Nepal, so you get to discover the best of these two stunning Himalayan Kingdoms. If you would like to tailor a trip to Bhutan specifically to your requirements, we'd be happy to organise this for you as well.

Upcoming Bhutan Trips 2019

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Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days Delhi, India 26 Jan 2019 USD $5,495 Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days Map
Wonders of Bhutan - 7 Days Paro, Bhutan 02 Feb 2019 USD $3,895 Wonders of Bhutan - 7 Days Map
Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days Paro, Bhutan 02 Mar 2019 USD $6,595 Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days Map
The Druk Path Trek - 12 days Kathmandu, Nepal 19 Mar 2019 USD $4,305 The Druk Path Trek - 12 days Map
Thimphu Festival - 8 Days Paro, Bhutan 05 Oct 2019 USD $4,995 Thimphu Festival - 8 Days Map

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Wonders of Bhutan

Trip Type : Group Tours
7 Days | FROM USD $3,895

Uncover a nation untouched by modern civilisation with a week long...

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Thimphu Festival

Trip Type : Group Tours
8 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Take your place at the famed mask dance performances at the Thimphu...

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Best of India & Bhutan

Trip Type : Group Tours
14 Days | FROM USD $5,495

Uncover the delights of India's Golden Triangle, travelling from Delhi...

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Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal

Trip Type : Group Tours
15 Days | FROM USD $5,795

Get off the beaten track and discover the wonders of Bhutan, an...

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The Druk Path Trek

Trip Type : Trekking Holidays
12 days | FROM USD $4,305

Hike through spectacular mountain scenery, along one of Bhutan's...

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Bhutan Breakaway

Trip Type : Private Tours
7 days | FROM USD $2,495

Come to the Kingdom of Bhutan! Nestled in the Eastern Himalayas,...

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Nepal & Bhutan

Trip Type : Private Tours
10 days | FROM USD $3,395

Combine two beautiful Himalayan Kingdoms in one magical tour. Enter...

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Bhutan Group Tours

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Experience the mysterious and untouched Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan with our brand new escorted group tours. See the best of Bhutan with an English-speaking guide and staying in 3-4 star hotels with daily meals.

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Bhutan Trekking Holidays

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Visit Bhutan's key cultural sights and enjoy a short trek, camping beside crystal clear mountain lakes and taking in an incredible panorama of the peaks.

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Kicking off in Nepal's capital Kathmandu and escorted by a local guide, with a maximum group size of 16 and including all meals, The Druk Path Trek offers an ideal introduction to trekking in Bhutan.

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Bhutan Private Tours

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Discover the best of Bhutan with a private journey that can depart on any day of the year with your choice of accommodation.

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With the services of a private guide visit sites including the famed Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro or consider combining your once-in-a-lifetime visit to Bhutan with neighbouring Nepal for better international flight connections via Kathmandu.

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Bhutan tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 6 recent reviews — See All Bhutan Reviews

Our guide Lhab Tshering (LT) and our driver Arjun in Bhutan were exceptional. They both were always extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all our questions, guiding us when touring around and very kind and supportive on the very special climb we did to Tigers Nest, I couldn't have done it as well and as easily without his help. LT's daily trips were always very well planned and he and Arjun thought about our every need each and every day, planning what we did to also allow time to wander as well have snacks and drinks along the way, as well as adding in little extra things as the opportunity arose. Rob and I loved our tour in Bhutan and found the country and the people very friendly and helpful, and less crowded and rushed than in Nepal. Our guide in Nepal was Bir, who was also a good guide, and ensured we covered the itinery that had been planned for us to do, however, some days we seemed to have an awful lot to see, with little time to wander around, and with so much to see and do, a break in the middle for a snack or lunch was sometimes a bit later than some of the group would have liked, being around 3 to 4 pm having started the days sightseeing around 9am. To cover all the places we went to meant we had a couple of very long days, 6+ hours, traveling on Nepal's often quite poor and congested road system, the flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu was a welcome relief.

The tour was actually 2 tours so rating the whole tour as one is difficult,

Bhutan I would give 5 stars for the tour, the tour guide and giving me a true feeling for that country.

Nepal I would give it 4 stars for the tour, because of the days traveling by road, 4 stars for the tour guide as sometimes his organization of the day felt rushed and lacked time for us and 5 stars for giving us a true feel for the country.”  

Patricia Ware • Submitted 28 Nov 2018

Our guide Lhab Tshering (LT) and our driver Arjun in Bhutan were exceptional. They both were always extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all our questions, guiding us when touring around and very kind and supportive on the very special climb we did to Tigers Nest, I couldn't have done it as well and as easily without his help. LT's daily trips were always very well planned and he and Arjun thought about our every need each and every day, planning what we did to also allow time to wander as well have snacks and drinks along the way, as well as adding in little extra things as the opportunity arose. Rob and I loved our tour in Bhutan and found the country and the people very friendly and helpful, and less crowded and rushed than in Nepal. Our guide in Nepal was Bir, who was also a good guide, and ensured we covered the itinery that had been planned for us to do, however, some days we seemed to have an awful lot to see, with little time to wander around, and with so much to see and do, a break in the middle for a snack or lunch was sometimes a bit later than some of the group would have liked, being around 3 to 4 pm having started the days sightseeing around 9am. To cover all the places we went to meant we had a couple of very long days, 6+ hours, traveling on Nepal's often quite poor and congested road system, the flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu was a welcome relief. ”  

Patricia • Submitted 9 Nov 2018

Our guide Lhab Tshering (LT) and our driver Arjun in Bhutan were exceptional. They both were always extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all our questions, guiding us when touring around and very kind and supportive on the very special climb we did to Tigers Nest, I couldn't have done it as well and as easily without his help. LT's daily trips were always very well planned and he and Arjun thought about our every need each and every day, planning what we did to also allow time to wander as well have snacks and drinks along the way, as well as adding in little extra things as the opportunity arose. Rob and I loved our tour in Bhutan and found the country and the people very friendly and helpful, and less crowded and rushed than in Nepal. Our guide in Nepal was Bir, who was also a good guide, and ensured we covered the itinery that had been planned for us to do, however, some days we seemed to have an awful lot to see, with little time to wander around, and with so much to see and do, a break in the middle for a snack or lunch was sometimes a bit later than some of the group would have liked, being around 3 to 4 pm having started the days sightseeing around 9am. To cover all the places we went to meant we had a couple of very long days, 6+ hours, traveling on Nepal's often quite poor and congested road system, the flight back from Pokhara to Kathmandu was a welcome relief. ”  

Patricia • Submitted 31 Oct 2018

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Located on a cliff-side of the upper Paro valley, the Tiger's Nest Monastery is one of Bhutan's most sacred spiritual sites and a miraculous sight for visitors to the Himalayan kingdom. Built in the 17th century, the monastery has become Bhutan's cultural icon and provides an unforgettable experience with a steep ascent leading to the complex of four temples that can often be partially obscured by mist and clouds for a dramatic vision through the trees that line the path there.

Highlights of our Bhutan tours

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a treasure trove of magnificent Buddhist temples and monasteries, mighty forts and palaces, and untouched mountainous scenery. Here's a selection of the best of them to get you started with your holiday planning.

Thimphu

Bhutan’s capital city Thimpu is a thriving, modern region and is the perfect place for tourists to wholly absorb Bhutanese culture. The general way of life there consists of a fascinating mix of contemporary and antique elements, allowing its population to modernise without forsaking its cultural heritage and identity. Some unusual features of this city are its traffic-light-free streets and its dry Tuesday, when the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

Punakha

With the spectacular Himalayas in the background, Punakha is a picturesque city brimming with history, sitting at the confluence of the powerful Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers and filled with beautiful white and terracotta buildings. Every year the town transforms into a hub of activity as the Punakha festival takes place, commemorating the country’s victory against the Tibetan army through re-enactments of the battle. It is an incredibly important showcase of Bhutanese culture.

Wangdue

Crowds gather at the Wangdue Tsechu Festival in Wangdiphodrang Dzong. Photo courtesy of Tourist Coun

Wangdue spreads itself across nearly 4,500 square kilometres, making it among the largest districts in Bhutan. The region also ranges dramatically in altitude allowing for a wonderfully diverse collection of wildlife with red pandas and spotted eagles among some of the creatures lucky visitors might spot during their trip. Wangdue also hosts an annual festival in celebration of the black-necked crane, designed to spread awareness of their rare and endangered status.

Gangtey

The lush Gangtey Valley - photo courtesy of Tourism Council of Bhutan

The expansive Gangtey valley is one of Bhutan's most beautiful places and something of a rarity in the mountainous kingdom. Of interest in the region is the elaborate Gangteng monastery, the only one west of the Black Mountains and an important centre for Nyingmapa Buddhism. Gangtey and the surrounding valley are also the home of the endangered black-necked crane and many fortunate bird-watchers have spotted the creature from the local information centre, using its powerful telescopes.

Bumthang

Jazar Dzong and it's beautiful backdrop - photo courtesy of Tourism Council of Bhutan

Bumthang is known to be the religious epicentre of Bhutan and boasts some of the country’s oldest places of worship. The region is nestled in valleys surrounded by dramatic mountains covered in rich green foliage. Imbued with centuries of religious legend, the spiritual Bumthang has a number of interesting temples and monasteries worthy of attention including Jambay Lhakhang which originally dates back to the 7th century, although it has been renovated over the past few hundred years.