Bhutan

Bhutan is a tiny kingdom that is probably the closest thing to paradise on earth! Although it is “poor” by the definition of western economics, it’s an incredibly rich country in terms of its culture, people, natural beauty, and pristine environment.

dscn7357The King is a forward thinking individual, and everyone in the country is given free education and health care among many other benefits. It is the only country on earth that has a government policy of “Gross National Happiness” where the goal is to provide citizens with a perfect balance of economic opportunity, a clean environment, and spiritual well being!

Although Bhutan is expensive to visit due to a government policy that drastically limits the number of tourists allowed into the country, once you visit it, you will understand why, and gladly support this policy!

For people who have trekked with us in other parts of the Himalayas, or if you’re new and looking for a truly special and unique experience, a trip to Bhutan is a highlight not to be missed!

Kevin Grange has written a wonderful book chronicling our Snowman Trek:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GMD71fcwIA

Steve Fagan made a beautiful movie / slide show of images and videos he took on his Snowman Trek in Bhutan with us in 2023:

stevefagan.com/photo-stories


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Trips

Land Cost: $5150 USD (Customized private trip).

Everything included except flights to/from Bhutan.

Custom private departure at any time with as few as two people!

Length: 12 days

| Max. Altitude: 3,100m/10,000ft

This Bhutan adventure has the perfect balance of a combination of cultural touring and day hikes, but no overnight camping in tents (unless you really want that!;-). The country’s most interesting sights will be explored, but you will also enjoy ‘soft adventure’ on the active component that involves spectacular days hikes that are off the [...]

Land Cost: $9,875 USD

(Per person - based on 2 participants sharing. Limited space/Drukair seats)

May 25 - Jun 23 ’23
Sep 24 – Oct 24 ’23*
*Thimphu Tschechu

May 23 - Jun 21 ’24
Sep 22 – Oct 21 ’24

Length: 30 days total. 25 day trek.

| Max. Altitude: 17,320ft / 5280m

This spectacular 30-day adventure in Bhutan begins with the 25-day Snowman trek into one of the country’s most remote valleys.

Land Cost: $8150 USD

(Based on 2 participants sharing. Limited space / Druk Air seats)

Sep 18 - Oct 06 '23
Sep 25 - Oct 13 '23
Oct 09 - Oct 27 '23
Oct 22 - Nov 09 '23
Mar 24 - Apr 11 '24

Apr 08 - Apr 26 '24
May 06 - May 24 '24
Sep 16 - Oct 04 '24
Oct 07 - Oct 25 '24
Oct 20 - Nov 07 '24

Length: 19 days.

| Max. Altitude: 4950m / 16,235ft

This trek offers you a diverse variety of Bhutanese landscapes and culture and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalayas.

Land Cost: from $5140 USD

(Based on 2 participants sharing. Limited space / Druk Air seats)

Sep 11 - Sep 22 ‘23
Sep 25 - Oct 06 ‘23
Oct 02 - Oct 13 ‘23
Oct 16 – Oct 27 ’23
Apr 08 - Apr 19 '24
Apr 15 - Apr 26 '24

Apr 29 - May 10 '24
Sep 15 - Sep 26 '24*
Sep 30 - Oct 11 '24
Oct 07 - Oct 18 '24
Oct 21 - Nov 01 '24
*Thimphu Tshechu

Length: 12 days.

| Max. Altitude: 4950m / 16,235ft

This trek offers you a wonderful variety of Bhutanese landscapes and is without doubt one of the most beautiful and unspoiled trekking areas in the entire Himalayas.

Land Cost: $5140 USD

(based on 2 participants sharing, and current gov't royalty fees).

Apr 24 – May 05 '23
Sep 18 – Sep 29 '23
Sep 25 - Oct 06 '23
Oct 02 - Oct 13 '23
Oct 09 - Oct 20 '23

Apr 22 – May 03 '24
Sep 16 – Sep 27 '24
Sep 23 – Oct 04 '24
Sep 30 - Oct 11 '24
Oct 07 - Oct 18 '24

Length: 12 days.

| Max. Altitude: 3100m / 10,200ft

This tour focuses on the fabulously interesting and diverse culture, history, monasteries and festivals of the wonderful Kingdom of Bhutan.

Land Cost: $5140 usd

Everything included except flights to/from Bhutan. (Based on 2 participants sharing. Limited space / Druk Air seats)

Apr 03 - Apr 14 ‘23
Apr 10 - Apr 21 ‘23
Apr 24 - May 05 ‘23
Sep 04 - Sep 15 '23
Sep 18 - Sep 29 '23
Oct 02 - Oct 13 '23

Apr 01 - Apr 12 '24
Apr 08 - Apr 19 '24
Apr 22 - May 03 '24
Sep 02 - Sep 13 '24
Sep 16 - Sep 27 '24
Sep 30 - Oct 11 '24

Length: 12 days.

| Max. Altitude: 4520m / 14,825ft

This six day trek takes you into an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes. As you walk amidst the shimmering lakes you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, Jichu Drake, Gangche Ta and [...]


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  • This was a lifetime dream for me and all my expectations were met and more! The country is so beautiful and the people so extraordinary. the staff all work so hard to please and treat you like family with such caring and involvement. Our trip leader Cordelia is a wonderful person, and I was pleasantly surprised by our cook who kept us so well fed. I would go back in a heartbeat!

    Corrine Preisler, Montreal, QC

    Joe, With utmost gratitude for an introduction to the Himalayas affording lifelong memories and the highlights of a life.

    Chris Parfree, Kimberley ON