If you are dreaming of experiencing Bhutan’s unique culture as an insider, then our Bhutan Backroads and Homestay is the trip for you. Enjoy the unique opportunity to live with a local farm family for a few days. All the while helping them with farming duties and the tasks of daily life. Perhaps you’ll help milk the yaks, make cheese, or tend the garden. Explore the neighborhood, take a short hike, perhaps visit a school. Get to know the children, and practice English with them. You will all be forever touched by this deeply personal experience.
After this experience you will travel deeper into Bhutan, to learn about the arts, crafts, nature and culture. In Thimphu, witness the next generation of Buddhist artisans being trained in the traditional arts, and the beautiful textile traditions first hand as they are being created. Moving deeper into the central valley and further off the main road, observe the revered Black-necked cranes’ nesting grounds (October – January only). Visit historic dzongs (forts) and get a true sense of this very special kingdom.
Bhutan Backroads and Homestay highlights:
- Stay with a local family for two nights
- Hike to the Taktsang (Tigers Nest) Monastery
- Visit the “painting school” to learn about the 13 forms of traditional arts and crafts
- Touch handmade textiles by local women and learn about their weaving traditions
- Walk in the footsteps of warriors through historic forts dating from the 14th Century
- Visit the nesting grounds of the famed Black-necked crane of Bhutanese folklore
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
All our Bhutan Backroads and Homestay programs are private trips for a minimum of two participants for a date of your choosing. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. Most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We have been in business for over 30 years and we employ only the most professional and friendly staff.
We are also proud to give back to our community through 3 Summits For Nepal managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Contact us to learn more…