Bhutan

Trips
Cultural
Black Mountain Trek
Spectacular scenery, ancient trails and visits in our guides' villages
Land Cost: $3,950 - $4,350
Activity Level: 3
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 12 days
Trek through vast mountain forests, stopping in small, welcoming Buddhist villages. Of the few foreigners who hike in Bhutan, almost none come this way.
Festivals
Black-Necked Crane Festival
Join Bhutanese Buddhists in a festival honoring nature and the environment
Land Cost: $3,150 - $3,450
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 9 days
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.
Festivals
Fall Festivals of Bhutan
Celebrating the harvests of the full moon with traditional dance and pageantry
Land Cost: $3,950 - $4,350
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 2 upcoming departures
Duration: 12 days
Become one with the hypnotic drumming, chanting, dancing, and devotional fervor of Bhutan's most accomplished lamas as they honor and celebrate the unseen mountain spirits around them.
Cultural
Trek to Sacred Chomolhari
Hiking the ancient trail to Bhutan's holiest mountain
Land Cost: $3,750 - $4,050
Activity Level: 5
Dates: 3 upcoming departures
Duration: 11 days
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!
Cultural
Views, Valleys, and Visions
The nature and legends of Buddhist Bhutan
Land Cost: $3,450 - $3,850
Activity Level: 2
Dates: 3 upcoming departures
Duration: 10 days
On this ten-day immersion in Buddhist culture, you may catch glimpses of the forest spirits, the leaping lamas, or at least a Musk Deer, Bearded Vulture, or Black-Necked Crane. Hike to Tiger's...
Religious Cultures
Buddhist Valleys of Bhutan
See the Kingdom's greatest treasures and sites on this special itinerary
Land Cost: $2,050 - $2,250
Activity Level: 2
Dates: Weekly Thursday departures
Duration: 6 days
This is a very personally- and compassionately-guided, non-trekking exploration of villages, monuments, and scenic sacred monasteries of the last Buddhist Kingdom.
Overview

overview

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.