Bhutan walking holidays

A week long, tailor made walking holiday, with an expert local guide, with plenty of cultural sites and towns en route. Staying in hotels, with one night in a wilderness camp.
Paro Thimpu Punakha Dochu-La Pass Wangduephodrang Hike to Bumdra Monastery Zangtopelri Monasteries Taktsang Monastery
Price
US $2335ToUS $2720 per accommodation
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Duration
8 Days
Type
Tailor made
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Difficulty Level: Easy Maximum Altitude: 3,900-4000 meters. Highest Sleeping Altitudes: 3500 meters. Max Walking Hours: 6Hrs Min Walking Hours: 3Hrs
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Description of Bhutan walking holidays

This Bhutan walking holiday has as much focus on cultural sites as it does on natural wonders, but with plenty of hiking thrown into the mix. By walking to some of the country’s most spectacular monasteries, we endeavour to help you gain an insight into Bhutan’s Buddhist culture in the most profound way possible. During the week, we cover the three valleys of Thimpu, Punakha and Paro, all varied in terms of ecosystems and landscapes.

One of the highlights of this walking holiday is our trek to Bumdra Monastery where we camp overnight in the Himalayan wilderness way up in the clouds, our final destination being the iconic Taktsang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery. We hike along ancient mountain paths, following in the footsteps of pilgrims going back over the centuries, but where today’s tourists hardly ever go. It really is a spectacular and, for many, a very sacred journey.

All of your camping equipment will be provided for the overnight adventure, and we will also provide a camp dinner, breakfast and two lunches.

Price information

US $2335ToUS $2720 per accommodation
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Difficulty Level: Easy Maximum Altitude: 3,900-4000 meters. Highest Sleeping Altitudes: 3500 meters. Max Walking Hours: 6Hrs Min Walking Hours: 3Hrs
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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Bhutan walking
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Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

The environment has always been our major concern. We try our best to implement the policy of environmental conservation on every service and tour.

As a company, we have also conducted various plantation and river cleansing campaigns, in order to contribute to environmental conservation but we are also keen to adhere to sustainability principles whilst on tour. Explanations are given during any trekking tours of how to conserve scarce fuel resources, as well as reducing litter & waste production (for example by not ordering numerous different items from trekking lodge menus, and by treating water rather than buying numerous mineral water bottles).

In the field, our guides, porters and clients are all oriented in responsible travel. A zero litter policy is in place so that it minimizes wastage in the region.

We have recycling information booklets we provide to every client on arrival wherever possible. We do not produce a glossy brochure, concentrating on a comprehensive website, and providing as much information to our travelers as possible electronically, reducing the use of paper and inks.

People

Our Company operates as such that the journeys ensure benefits to the local people and their surrounding as much as possible and any potential negative impacts at the destinations are minimized. We are dedicated to giving something back to the local community.

We understand and appreciate the hard work the guides and porters perform. Therefore we treat and obey the Guide and Porter Policy to ensure the conditions for our guides and porters are of a humane standard. We work towards eliminating avoidable illness, injury and death.

All our staff are from local communities. Our guides are English speaking and have years of experience as they live locally. Each guide comes fully equipped and supported by us, having obtained training in the related tourism sectors including Department of Tourism, Guide Association of Bhutan and Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators.

We also organize a small donation foundation where the travelers can also help the locals by supporting one student by giving educational materials such as pencils, crayons, books and paper etc.

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