Trips and Tours to Bhutan

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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 2020 and 2021, 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 2020 & 2021

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Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days Paro, Bhutan 29 Feb 2020 CAD $6,431 was $7,145 10% off Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days Map
Wonders of Bhutan - 7 Days Paro, Bhutan 29 Feb 2020 CAD $4,406 was $4,895 10% off Wonders of Bhutan - 7 Days Map
Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days Delhi, India 28 Mar 2020 CAD $6,161 was $6,845 10% off Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days Map
The Thimphu Festival 2020 - 8 Days Paro, Bhutan 23 Sep 2020 CAD $4,946 was $5,495 10% off The Thimphu Festival 2020 - 8 Days Map
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Bhutan Group Tours

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Wonders of Bhutan

7 Days | FROM CAD $4,895

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

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The Thimphu Festival 2020

8 Days | FROM CAD $5,495

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

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Best of India & Bhutan

14 Days | FROM CAD $6,845

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

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Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal

15 Days | FROM CAD $7,145

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

Bhutan Private Tours

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Tiger's Nest Monastery | BhutanBhutan Breakaway - 7 days Map

Bhutan Breakaway

7 days | FROM CAD $3,795

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

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Buddhist monk | BhutanNepal & Bhutan - 10 days Map

Nepal & Bhutan

10 days | FROM CAD $5,195

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

Punakha Dzong seen during spring in Bhutan

Tailor-made Holidays

Discover the natural wonders and rich culture of Bhutan on a Tailor-made holiday. Whether you'd like to trek through the rugged Himalayan Mountains, explore captivating towns and ancient temples or attend one of Bhutan's colourful festivals, our team can create your dream holiday, Tailor-made to your tastes, budget and time-frame. We’ll recommend activities that perfectly complement your itinerary, suggest destinations off the beaten track, handpick unique things to see and do, and recommend the best time to visit, ensuring that your holiday to Bhutan is truly memorable.

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.