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The Paro Spring Festival
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. The dates of this itinerary are based on enjoying the last 2 days of the Spring Paro Tsechu. In Spring the rhododendrons and other spring flowers are in full bloom and this is a great time to visit and experience both for the festival celebrations and for treks and tours in Bhutan.

From To
2012 Festival dates 02 to 06 April

 

Grade: Easy to moderate (tour plus short trek)

Max Elevation: 2600m

 
 

12 days – Experience the wonderful Paro Tsechu, the greatest and most important festival of Bhutan. Enjoy masked dances and storytelling and celebrations where local people dress in their finest and gather from all over Bhutan to socialise and celebrate and feast in Paro. This is a wonderful opportunity to join in the celebrations and enjoy the local culture and customs of this beautiful Kingdom. Arriving before the festival we begin with an introduction to the beautiful Paro Valley including a visit to famous Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest. From here we continue on to the capital Thimphu and further to Gangtey the start point for your short but very scenic trek. This is one of the finest low level treks in Bhutan and a great option in Spring with all the flowers in bloom. After your trek we return to Paro in time to join the festival celebrations before the scenic flight back to Kathmandu where your journey ends.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury five star hotel Kathmandu on half board basis. Local A class hotels and lodges in Bhutan with tented camp during days on trek with meals on full board during days in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A class hotels and tented camp in Bhutan From £3185  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £590  
   
   
   

 


Journey to Druk Yul - Land of the Thunder Dragon
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Easy to moderate (tour)

Max Elevation: 2300m

 
 

9 days - Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites and experience the vibrancy of Kathmandu before your journey to the ancient Kingdom of Bhutan. Visit some of the largest, oldest, most spectacular and ornate dzongs in the Kingdom. Journey through
fertile valleys, scenic villages, and ancient histories in Paro, the heartland of the Drukpa people. Spot rare animal and plant species as you travel through stunning wooded valleys, past imposing fortresses, serene monasteries and bustling markets in Thimpu, Punakha and Wangdiphodrang. Absorb the unique atmosphere in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels in Bhutan From £2525  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £430  
   
   
   

 

 


Heart of the Dragon Tour
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Easy to moderate (tour)

Max Elevation: 2600m

 
 

15 days – Experience a taste of Kathmandu with its bustling markets, tranquil temples, stunning architecture and UNESCO World Heritage sites before journeying to the heart of Bhutan. Visit ancient and spectacular dzongs and ornate monasteries where myth and legend blend with mystic rites. Travel through stunning wooded valleys, national parks and wildlife reserves and picturesque villages. Journey to Bumthang, the spiritual heartland of the Land of the Dragon, where four valleys meet and home to the most ancient, holy and precious Buddhist sites. Visit ancient and revered monasteries, temples and palaces as you enter the heart of this mysterious Kingdom.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan From £3955  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £685  
   
   
   

 

 


East meets West - Journey across Bhutan
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Moderate (tour)

Max Elevation: 2600m

 
 

18 days – Traverse Bhutan on this memorable journey from East to West, after a short introduction to the sights and sounds of Kathmandu. Experience the best of Bhutan as you travel across this mysterious land. Visit spectacular dzongs, imposing mountain fortresses, serene monasteries, ancient sacred sites and protected conservation areas. Travel through fertile valleys, shady woodlands and scenic traditional villages. Explore this unique Kingdom on your scenic drive to Thimpu, Punakha and Wangdiphodrang. Journey onward to Gantey Valley, home of the rare Black Necked Cranes. From here, drive on to Tongsa and Bumthang, the spiritual heart of the Kingdom. Onwards to Mongar and Tashigang before returning to Paro. With expert local guides, you’ll travel across the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Experience gentle day walks, sightseeing and scenic drives.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan From £4615  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £815  
   
   
   

 

 


Chomolhari Base Camp Trek
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to early November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September November

 

Grade: Strenuous

Max Elevation: 4900m (Yale La Pass)

 
 

16 days – One of the most beautiful and unspoilt trekking areas in the entire Himalaya. Travel through diverse Bhutanese landscapes beginning at Durkgyal Dzong and passing through beautiful villages, colourful markets, scattered hamlets and farmland. Explore richly forested valleys and high alpine Yak pastureland. Visit ancient monasteries and the Royal Goldsmith’s workshop. Sit and relax or enjoy a spot of trout fishing in Jangothang’s sky blue lake. Trek through stunning landscape and over high mountain passes to Chomolhari’s glacier. Enjoy the cool, clean, fresh air with magnificent views of majestic peaks including Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga, Tsrim Gang, Jichu Drake and Chomolhari. Meet local people and encounter rare animal species like the Bahrain (blue sheep), mountain bears, eagles and the Snow Leopard

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges and tented camps in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan. Tented camp on trek. From £4395  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £730  
   
   
   

 

 


Classic Laya Trek
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Moderate

Max Elevation: 4700m (Nyele La Pass)

 
 

23 days – This trek ranks as one of Bhutan’s finest. The route offers fantastic mountain views at close range including Mt Gangchey Ta, also known as Tiger Mountain and mother of the female river flowing through Punakha Valley and renowned for its diversity of flora and fauna. Visit numerous isolated Dzongs and scattered settlements, including the outlandish village of Laya with its own unique culture and practices. Though remote, the Laya region is known for the hospitality of its people and you’ll receive a warm welcome. Your trek takes you over high Himalayan passes and over local trading routes. Enjoy a relaxing hot dip at the Gasa Tshachu (hot spring) then on to Goen Damji where your trek ends. A scenic drive takes you to Wangduephodrang and on to Paro, for some relaxing sightseeing before your flight back to Kathmandu. Explore ancient Heritage Sites and modern day attractions in Kathmandu, taking time to relax and reflect on your journey.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges and tented camps in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan with tented camp on trek From £5935  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £1025  
   
   
   

 

 


Chele-La Nature Trek
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to end of October and early November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September November

 

Grade: Moderate

Max Elevation: 3800m (Lower Mingula)

 
 

14 days – A fantastic trek for nature lovers, particularly in spring when the landscape is vibrant red and orange with rhododendron blooms and forest trails are abundant in wildflowers, including many species of primula. Enjoy the cool fresh air and peace and quiet as well as memorable panoramic views of the Paro and
Haa Valleys and the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Bhutan. Visit the capital, Thimpu with guided sightseeing of traditional workshops, market places and revered memorials. After a return flight to Kathmandu, visit World Heritage Sites and relax in the vibrant and fascinating capital.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges and tented camp in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan with tented camp on trek From £3735  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £635  
   
   
   

 

 


Druk Path Trek
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Moderate

Max Elevation: 3800m (Simkota)

 
 

15 days – A classic short trek along high winding ridges, crossing the chain of mountains which separates the two districts of Paro and Thimpu. This is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to experience trekking in Bhutan but is on a tight time schedule. Follow the sparsely inhabited route past ruined forts which long ago guarded against Tibetan invasion. Enjoy beautiful mountain lakes teeming with fish and walk through areas famous for spectacular rhododendron forests which bloom in spring with amazing views of the Himalayas best seen in late autumn and winter. Enjoy sightseeing and local arts and crafts in Paro and Thimpu before an introduction to the sights, sounds and World Heritage sites of Kathmandu where your journey starts and ends.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges and tented camps in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan with tented camp on trek From £3955  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £685  
   
   
   

 

 


Gangtey Gogona Trek - Mountains and Monasteries
 

Private trips available on request based on your preferred dates of travel. Best times to visit are in Spring from March to the start of May when the rhododendrons and spring flowers are in full bloom and in the Autumn from the end of September to the end of October and start of November.

From To
Spring season from March start of May
Autumn from end of September end October

 

Grade: Moderate

Max Elevation: 3600m (Shobju La Pass)

 
 

12 days – One of the finest low level treks in Bhutan. Enjoy wonderful views of Mt Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Tsrim Gang and Jichu Drake on your flight from Kathmandu to Paro. This route takes you through Phopjikha Valley, at 3000m, one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan. Explore Gangtey, a beautiful place and chosen home of the rare and protected Black Necked Cranes which migrate here during winter from the Tibetan plateau. Visit Gantey Gompa, the only Nyingmapa Monastery on the western side of the Black Mountains. Visit the traditional villages of Gogona and Khotokha. Follow picturesque trails through meadows and forests of Juniper, Magnolia and Rhododendron. End your journey with an introduction to some of the Heritage sites and attractions of the capital of the Kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu.

Land only price per person (join in Kathmandu). Luxury hotel Kathmandu. Local hotels and lodges and tented camps in Bhutan. Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 persons. Private trips for individuals or groups also available on request.

 
  Group Size Minimum 2 persons  
  Luxury hotel in Kathmandu. A category hotels and lodges in Bhutan with tented camp on trek From £3185  
  Flight From £600  
   
  Single supplement £560  
   
   
   

 

 
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