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 and 2020, 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 & 2020

Bhutan Signature Group Tours

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Wonders of Bhutan

7 Days | FROM NZD $5,695

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

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The Thimphu Festival

8 Days | FROM NZD $6,395

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

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Best of India & Bhutan

14 Days | FROM NZD $7,945

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

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Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal

15 Days | FROM NZD $8,295

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

Bhutan Active Trekking Holidays

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The Druk Path Trek

12 days | FROM NZD $6,795

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

Bhutan Independent Private Tours

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Bhutan Breakaway

7 days | FROM NZD $3,945

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

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Nepal & Bhutan

10 days | FROM NZD $6,145

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

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The sacred mountain-side temple complex

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.