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.Read More
We offer a handful of different tours and treks in Bhutan, some of which combines 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.
Top Bhutan Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From GBP||Deal||Map|
|Best of India & Bhutan - 14 Days||Delhi, India||11 Nov 2017||£2,471||was £2,745 10% off|||
|Highlights of Bhutan & Nepal - 15 Days||Paro, Bhutan||02 Dec 2017||£2,606||was £2,895 10% off|||
|Wonders of Bhutan - 7 Days||Paro, Bhutan||02 Dec 2017||£1,706||was £1,895 10% off|||
|Thimphu Festival - 8 Days||Paro, Bhutan||16 Sep 2018||£2,066||was £2,295 10% off|||
|The Druk Path Trek - 12 days||Kathmandu, Nepal||28 Mar 2018||£2,795|||
Bhutan Group Tours
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.
Bhutan Trekking Holidays
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. 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.
Bhutan Private Tours
Discover the best of Bhutan with a private journey that can depart on any day of the year with your choice of accommodation. 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.
Practically untouched by modernity and left alone to maintain its ancient traditions and deeply Buddhist way of life, Bhutan is one of the world's most enigmatic and captivating destinations. Set in the Himalayas, it's a land of immense beauty with dramatic mountains and wide valleys that under Bhutanese law will be protected for generations to come. A visit to Bhutan can easily be combined with a trip to neighbouring Nepal for a more diverse Himalayan adventure though with magical monasteries, sublime trekking and fascinating culture, Bhutan has more than enough attractions to stand on its own. Let us know your perfect Bhutan trip and we'll make it a reality in 2017.
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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.
Recommended places to visit in Bhutan
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is a treasure trove of magnificent Buddhist temples and monasteries, mighty forts and palaces, and untouched mountainous scenery. To get you started we've rounded up our favourite spots:
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.
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 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.
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 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.