Tranquil Trekking in the Himalayas

Explore this remarkable Himalayan nation situated at the roof of the world. With its national focus on wellness, happiness, and sustainability, this high-altitude haven is a landscape of ancient monasteries and beautiful valleys.

When to go
From Price
$26,100 PP*
Ideal Length
10 Nights

Experience Highlights

  • Explore the golden-roofed temples of Thimpu
  • See Punakha Valley’s orchards and ancient fortress
  • Join a prayer flag hoisting ceremony in the Gangtey Valley
  • Cultural immersion in a Bhutanese home

Thimpu & Talakha Monastery

Journey through this tranquil landscape and immerse yourself in the spirit of Buddhism. Bask in the scenic beauty as you unearth the overwhelming sense of peace that can be found in this magical land. Starting in the capital Thimphu, make your way through the streets and alleyways with your personal guide, visiting national monuments and museums, local boutiques, and bustling bazaars as you acclimatize to the high-altitude environment. Situated a breathtaking 2,334m above sea-level the gilded temple tops, golden spires, and bell towers appear to reach into the heavens. Retreat at the end of the day to your own palace in the sky for a little rest bite from the capital. With spectacular views of Thimphu Valley and across to the giant Buddha, watch as the sun slides behind the mountains and the shimmering lights of Thimphu appear.

Awake early to watch the sunrise over the valley whilst enjoying a freshly prepared breakfast. Refreshed and energized, depart on an enchanting hike through fragrant pine forests to the lesser-known Talakha Monastery. Meet the monks who study here and assist them in planting flowers and trees as part of their daily chores. After your spiritual encounter, dine on a delicious meal prepared by your private chef ensconced in an apple orchard.

Punakha Valley & Tiger's Nest

Travel deeper into the subtropical Punakha valley and its carpet of fragrant orange orchards and sprawling rice paddies. Tour the imposing Punakha Dzong—Bhutan’s second oldest fortress—before sitting down to a well-earned cocktail by the river. You’ll find your secluded mountain lodge across a bridge covered in flickering prayer flags. In the morning, participate in a guided meditation and spa session, before enjoying the tranquility of this peaceful woodland farmhouse.

Next, you’re flying by helicopter, over the Lawa La Pass, and on to Gangtey valley in the Black Mountains. At this reserve for protected black neck cranes, you’ll enjoy a de-stress massage and traditional hot stone bath. Feeling the benefits in the morning, you’ll join a prayer flag hoisting ceremony helping to carry your prayers up into the mountain breeze.Relax into the pace of life here, walk woodland trails passing yaks and meditation huts before a blissful picnic on a hilltop with panoramic views.  Your evening will be spent in the company of the Bhutanese, assisting in household chores and cooking while in a traditional farmhouse. You’ll appreciate the unpretentious way of life found within this peaceful home.

Your final few days will be spent in the valley of Paro, where you will wind your way over the Pa Chhu River, past Ugyen Pelri Palace to explore Paro Town. Attend morning blessings at the local temple, take in the peaceful atmosphere and deepen your knowledge of local cultural practices before relaxing in the spa facilities available at your lodge to truly unwind. Finally, discover the iconic Taktsang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery, that appears to cling to its perch on the rocky cliff face it inhabits. Envelope yourselves in the tranquility and beauty of this extraordinary place, with each view more awe-inspiring than the next. A place where rugged Himalayan ridges are softened by thick woodland, meadows, and an all-consuming sense of peace, calm, and happiness.

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