Bhutan Tours & Itineraries

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View of the Himalayas from Dochu La Pass
Map of Highlights of Bhutan - 5 Days
Highlights of Bhutan - 5 Days

The kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the last unspoiled gems of the Himalayas. Closed to foreign visitors until the 1970s, Bhutan's past and present are firmly grounded in traditional Buddhist culture. On this quick 5-day journey around the country, you'll visit quiet monasteries, explore ancient fortresses, and enjoy stunning views of the mountains as you hike through peaceful valleys.

Nature and Culture in Bhutan - 10 Days
Map of Nature and Culture in Bhutan - 10 Days
Nature and Culture in Bhutan - 10 Days

From the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery to the sleepy streets of Paro, visiting Bhutan is all about the simple pleasures of natural beauty and a distinctly preserved culture. Experience this long-isolated country's stunning mountains, colorful architecture, and lush countryside on this comprehensive 10-day tour.

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek - 12 Days
Map of Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek - 12 Days
Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek - 12 Days

Trek through an area adorned with a multitude of pristine, crystal clear lakes, and Bhutanese villages. As you walk, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the entire Himalayan mountain range and some of the world’s highest peaks - including Mt. Everest, Jomolhari, Masang Gang, and many more.

Hiking in the Bhutanese Himalayas
Map of Bhutan Trekking Tour - 14 Days
Bhutan Trekking Tour - 14 Days

Take in the best Bhutan has to offer, from culture to mountain scenery. Visit the impressive fortresses and monasteries of Thimphu and Punakha, see the tranquil Bhutanese countryside, and enjoy day hikes before embarking on the famed trek to Mount Jomolhari. It's an adventure that takes you to the stunning snow-capped mountains and lakeside campsites, with the chance to see Himalayan vultures and the elusive snow leopard along the way.

Sunset on Dochu La Pass
Map of Bhutan Highlights - 7 Days
Bhutan Highlights - 7 Days

Explore the enigmatic kingdom of Bhutan on this exciting 7-day journey around the country's highlights. Visit historic fortresses, see one of the world's largest Buddha statues, hike through lush green valleys, enjoy views of soaring mountain peaks, and trek to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery. Along the way, you'll gain insight into Bhutan's fascinating history and culture.

 Jumolhari Round Trek and Cultural Tour - 17 Days
Map of  Jumolhari Round Trek and Cultural Tour - 17 Days
Jumolhari Round Trek and Cultural Tour - 17 Days

This itinerary combines wild adventure with Bhutan's unique culture. The trek, though challenging, is highly rewarding and one of Bhutan's best. En route, catch glimpses of the spectacular Mount Jhomolhari, which straddles the border between China (Tibet) and Bhutan. In Thimphu and other small towns, learn about Bhutan's unique form of Tibetan Buddhism and the culture that was cut off from the rest of the world for so long. In short, this trip has it all!

A pair of cyclists traveling to Paro
Map of Bhutan Cycling Adventure - 15 Days
Bhutan Cycling Adventure - 15 Days

This Bhutan bike tour is an excellent combination of biking through Bhutan's stunning landscape. Experience the real Bhutanese countryside life and visit some cultural highlights as well. Biking is done mostly on good roads with very little traffic, but you'll take quiet roads as much as possible, and during the last days, you'll leave the main road and cycle on farm roads exclusively. You'll stay in decent hotels, sleep in traditional farmhouses, and camp in nature.

A blue-fronted redstart perches on a tree branch, Bhutan
Map of Bhutan Birding Trip - 9 Days
Bhutan Birding Trip - 9 Days

Bhutan is home to more than 700 avian species. You'll spot many varieties on this colorful excursion through the western part of the country, which takes you to both well-known and off-the-beaten-path birding zones. Fall in love with Bhutan's forested landscapes and majestic wildlife on this itinerary that's tailor-made for nature lovers.

Taktang Goenba, or Tiger's Nest
Map of Bhutan Highlights: Thimphu, Punakha & Paro - 6 Days
Bhutan Highlights: Thimphu, Punakha & Paro - 6 Days

Explore the most iconic highlights of Western Bhutan on this six-day itinerary. In the capital of Thimphu, you'll see how ancient traditions coexist with modernity and learn about Bhutanese architecture and history. Then, you'll drive across the spectacular Dochu La pass to the semi-tropical valley of Punakha, the former winter capital of the Kingdom. The tour ends at the emerald-green Paro Valley, where you'll hike up to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery—a quintessential Bhutanese experience.

School kids in Thimphu valley
Map of Bhutan Family Adventure - 8 Days
Bhutan Family Adventure - 8 Days

With customs and traditions still going strong after centuries and an environment rich with diversity, Bhutan is a country that is completely unique. On this journey you will explore the wonders of Western Bhutan from the ancient capital of Thimphu to the spectacular Dochu La Pass and semi-tropical valley of Punakha. Take in the great Himalayan views and experience Bhutanese family life before hiking to the famous Taktsang, a hike light of any Bhutanese adventure.

Mt. Jomolhari
Snowman Trek: The Bhutanese Himalayas - 30 Days

Lonely Planet describes the Snowman Trek through the Bhutanese Himalayas as one of the most challenging treks in the world. You'll see some of the country's most remote areas and camp in altitudes above 16,400 feet (5,000 m), enjoying some of Bhutan's pristine natural beauty. Before and after the arduous trek, you'll have time to explore the beautiful Paro region and visit the country's most famous landmark: the astonishing Tiger's Nest Temple.

Rinpung Dzong in the Paro Valley
Map of Discover Western Bhutan - 7 Days
Discover Western Bhutan - 7 Days

Western Bhutan is home to many of the kingdom's top sights and most beautiful landscapes. You'll explore the region on this well-rounded 7-day trip that starts in the capital city of Thimphu. Discover the glacial valley of Phobjikha, attend an evening prayer ceremony in Punakha, enjoy a picnic in the mountains, and hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery. Since the itinerary focuses on just one part of the country, you'll spend less time traveling between destinations and more time simply enjoying them.

Himalayan Highlights - 5 Days
Map of Himalayan Highlights - 5 Days
Himalayan Highlights - 5 Days

Explore mystical, naturally resplendent Bhutan - also known as Druk-Yal, the land of the thunder dragon - as it emerges from the mists of its self-imposed isolation. From museums to monasteries, this tour will guide you through some of the best of Bhutanese life, culture, nature, and history.

Bhutanese monks
Map of Best of Bhutan - 9 Days
Best of Bhutan - 9 Days

Until 1961, Bhutan could only be entered on horseback. Now, the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is emerging from the mists of its self-imposed isolation. Bhutan offers high mountains and lush valleys, pristine ecology and an incredible wealth of wildlife—and on this nine-day tour, you'll get a taste of it all. From hiking trails to monasteries, views of the snow-clad Himalaya to rolling valleys and fluttering prayer flags, this comprehensive tour will introduce you to Bhutan's gentle pleasures.

View over Paro Valley
Bhutan Highlights & Druk Path Trek - 9 Days

The best way to experience the unspoiled natural beauty of Bhutan is on foot, and this active 9-day itinerary combines cultural outings with a trek through the popular Druk Path. You will start your trip in Paro, where you will visit the National Museum and hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery. Then, transfer to the Druk Path trailhead and begin your 4-day hike to the capital of Thimphu. In Thimphu, enjoy a short tour of the city's top sites before ending your trip with excursions to ancient temples in Punakha and Paro.

Tiger's Nest Monastery
Map of Culture & Trails of Western & Central Bhutan - 14 Days
Culture & Trails of Western & Central Bhutan - 14 Days

Until 1961, Bhutan could only be entered on horseback. Now, the "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is emerging from the mists of its self-imposed isolation. Bhutan offers high mountains and lush valleys, pristine ecology, and an incredible wealth of wildlife. On this two-week itinerary that includes the western and central parts of the country, you'll enjoy a range of cultural and natural activities, as well as moderately challenging (but relatively short) day hikes. See the iconic, must-visit attractions of Bhutan, like the Tiger's Nest Monastery, as well as parts of the country that few travelers venture to.

Prayer wheels in Bhutan
Map of Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Bhutan - 7 Days
Culture & Outdoor Adventure in Bhutan - 7 Days

The tranquil kingdom of Bhutan awaits travelers with spectacular landscapes and sacred temples. Explore the best of Bhutan's natural wonders and cultural highlights on this seven-day itinerary. Begin with sightseeing in the capital of Thimphu, then drive across the high-altitude Dochula Pass to the semi-tropical valley of Punakha, where you'll hike across suspension bridges and go river rafting. Continue to the Ha Valley, where you will sleep in a traditional farmhouse, then cycle to Paro and end the trip with a trek to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Tibetan Buddhist prayer wheels
Map of Nature & Culture in Western & Central Bhutan - 12 Days
Nature & Culture in Western & Central Bhutan - 12 Days

Remote Central Bhutan offers a wealth of cultural and natural attractions that are rarely visited by outsiders. On this 12-day tour of Western and Central Bhutan, you can get a taste of it all. Hike along quiet rural trails to working monasteries, where you may be the only traveler. Drive along remote mountain roads over high passes with views of the high Himalaya. Explore the dzongs and other cultural riches in the small towns and villages of Bhutan. See Bhutan both on and off the beaten track.

Punakha Dzong
Map of Highlights of Western Bhutan - 6 Days
Highlights of Western Bhutan - 6 Days

Enjoy centuries of traditions set amid views of forests and mountains with this trip through western Bhutan. You'll start in the capital city of Thimphu to experience Bhutanese traditions as they've evolved into the modern era, then descend into the glacial valley of Phobjikha, the winter home of the black-necked crane. End your journey in the emerald Paro valley with a hike up to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery in its cliffside home.

A peak overlooking the Phobjikha Valley
Map of Explore Western Bhutan - 8 Days
Explore Western Bhutan - 8 Days

Experience all the highlights of western Bhutan with a passionate local on this 8-day itinerary that begins with a tour of some of the most important cultural sites in the capital of Thimphu. Then, set out to see the stunning natural beauty of this Himalayan kingdom with a drive across Dochula Pass, hiking in the glacial valley of Phobjikha, and monastery and market tours in semi-tropical Punakha. End your visit in the emerald green Paro valley, where you will hike to the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Prayer wheels
Map of Bhutan Trails, Wildlife & Culture - 10 Days
Bhutan Trails, Wildlife & Culture - 10 Days

Bhutan is often considered the last Shangri La, a land of high mountains and lush valleys, snow-clad peaks with clear-running springs, pristine ecology, and an incredible wealth of wildlife. Experience the best of Bhutan on this comprehensive ten-day tour that includes hiking, wildlife spotting, mountain vistas, unbelievable architecture, and more.

Thimphu framed by the Himalayas
Bhutan Trekking Adventure - 10 Days

Trekking enthusiasts from around the world are drawn to the mystical charm of Bhutan’s mountains and landscapes. On this 10-day adventure, you'll hike along various trails, including the famed Dagala Trek — it's nicknamed "the thousand lakes trek" because of the many beautiful lakes visible from the trail. Sleep in a tent at high-altitude campsites, embark on treks that range from easy to challenging, and enjoy spectacular views of the mountain peaks of Bhutan, Sikkim, and Nepal along the journey.

Dochula
Highlights of Western & Central Bhutan - 13 Days

Bhutan, is emerging from the mists of its self-imposed isolation and is more accessible than ever. Bhutan offers high mountains, lush valleys, pristine ecology, and incredible wildlife and birds, including the rare black-necked crane. This 13-day itinerary includes popular western and lesser-visited central parts of the country. You'll enjoy a range of cultural and natural activities, as well as moderately challenging (but relatively short) day hikes, all surrounded by beautiful, pristine nature.

Taktsang Goenba in the Paro Valley
Highlights of Bhutan: Thimphu, Punakha, Paro & More - 14 days

There's no place like Bhutan. Discover the kingdom's most spectacular landscapes and cultural sites on this two-week highlights tour that includes quiet forest hikes, visits to the country's oldest temples, an overnight stay in a traditional farmhouse, and unforgettable views of the Himalayas from high-altitude mountain passes. The grand finale of the trip is the classic hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, built into the side of a cliff in the beautiful Paro Valley.

Child and mother at a window
Map of Family Adventure in Western Bhutan - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Western Bhutan - 10 Days

Whitewater rafting, hiking, archery lessons: the whole family will enjoy an active exploration of Western Bhutan on this 10-day itinerary. Highlights include the uphill climb to the Tiger's Nest Monastery, a rafting trip down the Punakha River, and an overnight stay with a Bhutanese family in their farmhouse. With a mix of cultural education and outdoor adventure, this lively trip is wonderful for travelers of all ages.

Trekking in Bhutan
Bhutan Trekking Tour - 7 Days

Explore the majesty of the Himalayas on this energizing 7-day trek. Guided by a professional trekking crew, you'll climb through native forest and flowering alpine meadows, with stunning views of Jomolhari Mountain. Camp at Jangothang, widely considered one of the most beautiful campsites in the entire mountain range, and enjoy meals prepared by the crew's cooking staff. With a one-day break built into the schedule for rest, the trip is carefully planned to allow your body to adjust to the high altitude.

Snow-capped mountains in Bhutan
Highlights of Bhutan - 10 Days

Set deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, Bhutan is a special place where the native people are deeply connected with the land. On this 10-day tour of the country, you'll explore the country's famous landscapes, driving through valleys, farms, and rice paddies, stopping to take photos from high-altitude mountain passes, and visiting Buddhist temples and royal palaces. With a mix of off-the-beaten-path destinations and popular attractions like the Tiger's Nest Monastery, this highlights tour is a great introduction to Bhutan.

Sunrise over the mountains in Bhutan
Map of Cultural Tour of Paro & Trekking in Bhutan - 5 Days
Cultural Tour of Paro & Trekking in Bhutan - 5 Days

If you can't choose between a cultural tour and a trekking adventure, this 5-day trip around Bhutan is the one for you. You'll get the best of both worlds along the journey, visiting dzongs (fortresses), temples, museums, and historic monuments in the Paro Valley and Thimphu. Then you'll drive to Chele La Pass for panoramic views over the mountains, getting out of the car to hike through native forest to one of the kingdom's oldest Buddhist nunneries.

View over Paro Valley
Druk Path Trek in Bhutan - 5 Days

The Druk Path Trek is one of the most popular treks in mountainous Bhutan. It's easy to understand why: in less than a week, you can hike through forests, camp by a lake, visit monasteries, and see a famous meditation center. This 5-day adventure begins in the Thimphu Valley, leading you through alpine scenery to high mountain passes and glacial lakes. Conveniently, you'll end up back where you started at the end of the trek.

Cyclists in the Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan
Bhutan Cycling Adventure - 14 Days

Get an inside look at the fascinating culture of Bhutan on this two-week cycling adventure. Closed to foreign visitors until the 1970s, this Buddhist kingdom offers a glimpse into the past with exquisitely preserved traditions, fascinating cultural monuments, and a wide range of natural wonders. You'll traverse this Himalayan landscape on two wheels, visiting the country's top highlights along the way.

Trekking in Bhutan
Discover the Dagala Trek - 5 days

Generations of trekkers have been drawn by Bhutan's mystical landscapes, from snow-capped mountains to fresh lakes to alpine meadows. The Dagala Trek takes you right through the heart of the country's beautiful scenery, offering exquisite views of the Himalayas, the opportunity to sleep under the stars, and the chance to interact with nomadic yak herders. This five-day trip, perfect for outdoor adventurers, makes the most of a short stay in Bhutan.

A yellow-billed magpie
Bhutan Birding Trip - 10 Days

Rufous-bellied woodpeckers, spotted nutcrackers, white-bellied herons, hill mynas, sparrow hawks: these are just a few of the rare birds you're likely to spot on this 10-day trip around Bhutan. The itinerary leads you through various avian habitats in the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro, stopping to visit temples and cultural monuments along the way. After more than a week of birdwatching, you'll trek to the world-famous Tiger's Nest Monastery to finish the trip.