Experience bliss on this unique journey that paints a sensitive portrait of the
Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan.
best known for the strength and vitality of its traditional culture and its
rich and undisturbed natural environment.
combining a tour, day hikes and a short trek, will imbue you with an
appreciation of many of the country's essential elements.
sacred valley of Paro, the area first converted to Buddhism, through Punakha,
seat of the Shabdrung, the unifier of the nation, to Thimphu, the modernizing
You will undertake a charming winter trek from Trongsa, the birthplace of the
Monarchy, to the scenic valley of Pobkikha and the monastery at Gangtey.
There is no
better way to witness Bhutan's superb ecology and enduring village-centered way
of life as you are transported back to a time of simple communities,
inspirational saints, glorious leaders and fantastic legends.
tour imbues you with a subtle appreciation of the Bhutanese situation and way
You will journey through the cultural heartland of western and central Bhutan,
from the modernizing center of Thimphu, through the birthplace of the Monarchy
at Trongsa, to the erstwhile 17th Century capital at Punakha. You will
experience broader social, cultural and ecological aspects of the landscape:
taking invigorating hikes through distant village settlements and the rich untainted
Enjoy some of the most venerable Bhutanese monasteries; and attending a
community festival, a fascinating and unpretentious fusion of high culture and
everyday community life.
and try out the traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts: in such fields as
thangka painting, woodcarving and weaving. Some examples are exquisite, others