Bhutan adventure & cultural holiday

“Join a small guided group for two weeks of hiking and cultural immersion in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Get fit for rewarding walks on a higher plane. ”

Highlights

Paro | Thimpu | Gangtey | Bumthan | Chokhor Valley | Tang Valley homestay | Punakha | Tiger's Nest Monastery |

Description of Bhutan adventure & cultural holiday

This two week tour of Bhutan goes some way to unlocking the cultural, scenic and spiritual secrets of one of Asia's most mysterious and enticing countries.

As part of a small group you'll get to experience the mountain passes, valley floors and precariously placed monasteries that have long been out of reach to all but the Bhutanese.

A series of guided hikes and treks, and a couple of long drives, help to create an ever-changing scenic backdrop with farm visits and overnight homestays further developing your understanding of Bhutan and her people.

Fortified dzongs and Buddhist monasteries also provide travellers with ample opportunities to discover lifestyles very far removed from their own as well as offering superior viewing platforms from where to take in some of Asia's most stunning and lesser-known scenes.

Walking trails in central Bhutan lead through vast agricultural landscapes and peaceful rural settings where prayer flags flutter in the breeze and gentle folk bid visitors a warm welcome, not without a touch of friendly curiosity.

Wherever possible, small group itineraries will aim to coincide with cultural festivals which tend to take place around Bhutan's dzongs. If you're interested in finding out dates for local festivities then please get in touch or check individual departure dates accordingly.
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02 Nov 2019
£3195
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22 Dec 2019
£2795
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Small group cultural tours

Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends it's good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as experiencing new cultures.

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Responsible tourism: Bhutan adventure & cultural holiday

Environment

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism are fundamental ideas that we have been committed to since our birth. It is our strong belief that these words should not be simply ‘tagged on’ to dossiers and websites but should be at the very core of each trip, and our adventures are therefore designed with the local people, culture and eco-system in mind. We believe that a successful trip not only delivers a unique and unsurpassable journey for our clients, but that it also benefits the peoples whose lands we are privileged to visit.

Community

Both clients and the Company have, for the past two years, supported various projects in Bhutan including providing clothing and bedding for 550 novices in two teaching monasteries, food supplies for two monasteries, building materials to renovate two further monasteries and learning aids for a primary school on the Dochu la Pass. A further project involved fencing around an ancient temple built by Zabdrung, the unifier of Bhutan, in 1637, to protect the ancient building from grazing cattle.

In Bhutan we have developed unique relationships with many people, some of whom help us with our tours, others that simply live in the different regions to which we travel and through. Through our form of interactive, socially conscious tourism we have helped them adapt to the modern, changing world by providing an important additional income. By incorporating home-stays, locally owned hotels, restaurants and the services of guides into our itineraries, we ensure that money goes directly into the local economy and local communities benefit from tourism.

In order to facilitate a structured and enduring support structure for the communities we visit, and to show a commitment to these values, we have set up a charitable foundation through which we can channel funds to both existing NGOs and our own development projects. In addition to organising ethically sensitive tours, having our own charitable foundation allows us to raise money – through the cost of our tours, charity trips and fund raising events – which can then be used to fund various projects in education, sanitation, reforestations and a number of other important issues facing developing communities. Wherever possible we are happy for our clients to visit these projects to see for themselves where and how this money is being spent.

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