Bhutan: Journey Through a Himalayan Kingdom

May 8, 2016 - May 25, 2016

Bhutan adventure travel is the experience of a lifetime. In a country where they’ve adopted the concept of Gross National Happiness and where snowcapped peaks are set off by ornate temples and colorful houses, we journey where few travelers have gone before. Your Himalayas expedition includes nature hikes, interactions with local people, and wildlife viewing—glimpse the Himalayan black bear and the black-necked cranes from Tibet. This is a pilgrimage back in time to places where determined people live close to the heavens and keep their traditions alive.

Bhutan and Himalayas Expedition Highlights:

  • Visit Tiger’s Nest in the Paro Valley; this is the most famous of the country’s monasteries and a must on any Himalayan tour.
  • Explore the deeply spiritual Bumthang region and nearby Tang Valley, an area of open countryside dotted with forests and tiny villages.
  • Spend two full days in Thimphu, the main residence of the king, including the National Library, Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, and Takin Nature Preserve.
  • Travel through the stunning Phobjikha Valley to visit the recently restored Gangtey Goemba temple complex.
  • Time at the beginning and end of your Bhutan tour to explore Bangkok and its many treasures.

 

Expedition Activities

Birding, Culture, Hiking & Trekking, Photography, Wildlife & Nature

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