This trip takes us on a journey along an ancient, high-level, trade route in a country visited by only a lucky few. We trek through splendid rhododendron forests, past yak herder settlements, across several passes and camp beside clear, blue, mountain lakes with spectacular views of the peaks which border Tibet. We also experience Bhutan’s fascinating culture and its colorful festivals with masked dances and general joviality. Note that different departures follow different itineraries. This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
You will spend 7 nights in hotels with en suite rooms and 4 nights in full service camps. Your rooms in Bhutan will be simple, as tourism in the country is still in its infancy. All food is included and is usually a simple mix of Bhutanese, continental and Chinese buffet served buffet style.
This trip covers the best Bhutan has to offer. First we visit the idyllic Paro valley, with its impressive dzong, unique Bhutanese architecture and sleepy town centre. We also visit Thimpu the capital, having time to see the imposing government buildings and the curio shops in the town centre. The trek is a classic Himalayan trekking route. You can generally expect good service on the trek. This trip is for those would like to combine the cultural highlights of Bhutan with beautiful Himalayan walking. In Paro and Thimpu we stay at good hotels all with private facilities. 4 nights are spent on trek camping, where we provide spacious two-person tents, dining and toilet tents, stools, tables, cooking and kitchen gear and a team of support staff. All groups will be accompanied by a local Bhutanese guide, who will be supported by a cook, assistant guides and yakmen. Whilst on trek we will wake you up with a cup of hot tea, and will also provide a small bowl of warm washing water in the mornings.