Bhutan

Trips
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Nabji's landscape is captivating
Land Cost: $4,250 - $4,650
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
3 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.
Senior Bhutanese guide, Karma Dorji
Black-Necked Crane Festival
Join Bhutanese Buddhists in a festival honoring nature and the environment
Senior Bhutanese guide, Karma Dorji
Land Cost: $3,150 - $3,450
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Duration:
9 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures
Celebrate with locals at this autumn festival timed for the annual crane migration. The trip is about art, beauty, revelry, and understanding the Buddhist spirit of Bhutan.
Take in the color and pageantry of the festival
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
Featuring the Great Paro Tsechu Buddhist celebration
Take in the color and pageantry of the festival
Land Cost: $3,950 - $4,350
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Duration:
12 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
The Great Tsechu is the cornerstone event of a guided exploration featuring festivals and rituals, Himalayan views, and encounters with remarkable people. Trip fills quickly so we recommend booking early.
Bid farewell to this enchanting land
Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
Hiking the ancient trail to Bhutan's holiest mountain
Bid farewell to this enchanting land
Land Cost: $3,750 - $4,050
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Duration:
11 days
Dates:
2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
Trek through ancient mountain battlegrounds of warrior monks whose legends still echo in deep glacial valleys, never-conquered peaks, and dense, dark forests. Don't trek alone!
Dewachen Lodge
Views, Valleys, and Visions
The nature and legends of Buddhist Bhutan
Dewachen Lodge
Land Cost: $3,450 - $3,850
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Duration:
10 days
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2 upcoming departures or Privately on Request
On this ten-day immersion in Buddhist culture, you may catch glimpses of the forest spirits, the grazing takin, or at least a musk deer, bearded vulture, or black-necked crane. Includes optional hike hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.
Palden Lama, your guide in Bhutan
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
See the Kingdom's greatest treasures and sites on this special itinerary
Palden Lama, your guide in Bhutan
Land Cost: $2,100
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Duration:
6 days
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Privately on Request
This is a very personally- and compassionately-guided, non-trekking exploration of villages, monuments, and scenic sacred monasteries of the last Buddhist Kingdom.
Overview

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Bhutan, Druk Yul, the Land of the Dragon, is the most isolated and exotic land in the Himalayas. We offer the best group and individual guided eco- travel throughout Bhutan, and our trips operate almost year-round. In Bhutan, standards of dress, architecture, food, and education are ruled by ancient tradition. You can travel for days through Bhutan's uninhabited pine forests or follow the paths of ancient warrior monks who have repelled invaders from the north. You may visit an ancient Bhutanese monastery where helmets, shields, bows, and spears still hang ready for action.

Journeys local Bhutanese guides possess full knowledge of travel and logistic requirements to arrange a very special trek, cultural expedition or festival-focused ecotour. Until recently, accommodation choices were very limited in Bhutan, but new hotels and the option of staying in local homes afford new options. Ask about special permits to visit Bhutan's restricted areas.

Trips to Bhutan can be combined easily with travel to Nepal, Tibet, India, and our destinations in Southeast Asia. The best time to visit Bhutan is from September- November  and  March to May.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Recently, Druk Air has made it possible to book flights in and out of Paro via their website. We recommend that when booking the land with Journeys, you also allow us to handle your Druk Air flights. This allows us to quickly handle problems with connections or cancellations or any other issues that may occur. Journeys will not be responsible for problems with flights not booked through us.