So you want to hike in the Himalayas, be active, see Bhutan, experience the rich Buddhist culture BUT sleep in hotels at night? Then this is the trip for you! On this adventure, you have the opportunity to soak in the culture of Bhutan with visits to the many palaces and monasteries and also to experience its natural beauty on day hikes planned in each of the magical valleys of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha and Phobjikha. Hike to the legendary Taktshang Monastery (also called Tiger’s Nest) near Paro, the Cheri Monastery near Thimpu, and in the Phobjikha valley in Gangtey. But unlike a trek, each night you will sleep in hotels instead of tents.
Your journey starts in Paro where you will acclimate to the altitude by taking small day hikes. Explore the forts (dzongs) and palaces that are sometimes many centuries old. The capital city, Thimphu, is a gallery of traditional Bhutanese culture. Explore the Thimphu market to shop for handicrafts and immerse with locals in their daily routines. Engage with Bhutanese people in Punakha. Immerse in a wondrous environment on hikes to some of the holiest places in this Buddhist wonderland. The serene views are continuous throughout Phobjikha Valley and on the return journey to Paro.
The tranquil kingdom of Bhutan is often called the “last Shangri-La.” Come see why Bhutan is one of the most intriguing, rugged and unique of the world’s destinations.
- Hike to the cliff hanging Tiger’s Nest
- Explore monasteries and dzongs of Paro, Thimpu and Punakha
- Experience Bhutan’s natural beauty in the Phobjikha valley
- Be active by day, but sleep in comfortable hotels at night
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
All our WALKING BHUTAN programs are private journeys 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…