Bhutan

Adventure Travel to Bhutan

Bhutan Tours & Adventure Travel Packages

In the modern world, it’s hard to believe there’s a place that measures quality of life in terms of Gross National Happiness rather than purely on material measures. Perhaps that’s why any Bhutan tour is certain to be a soulful journey.

Until recently, the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” remained in isolation, dedicated to preserving its deep Buddhist traditions and pristine landscapes. But Bhutan has now carefully and thoughtfully opened itself up to the world. The kingdom’s Himalayan peaks, glacial rivers, serene villages, and kind people, in turn, have enchanted the world.

Three-tenths of a percent the size of the United States, Bhutan hosts fewer visitors in a year than France does every hour and a half. That could be why after your visit to Bhutan, you’ll almost whisper when you speak of it.

On your own Bhutan trip, you’ll be able to climb to one of the most famed monasteries in the world in a land of famed monasteries: Taktsang Palphug, also known as the “Tiger’s Nest,” built on the side of a cliff in 1692. Or go trekking in Bhutan’s loveliest valleys: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, or Phobjikha. Hike to the sacred Chomolhari, Bhutan’s deeply venerated, guardian peak and source of the Paro River, which rises on the Tibet-Bhutan border. Travel through little-visited villages and forests where blue sheep, takins, and a huge variety of birdlife dwell. In the spring, witness the rhododendrons, azaleas, and masses of wildflowers that carpet the high meadows and the pear and apple trees that blossom in the valleys. In the fall, watch as rice paddies ripen to a golden brown and yak herders bring their charges down from the high summer pastures. Or content yourself by searching for black-necked cranes, or dining with Bhutan’s dignitaries.

Whatever Bhutan tour package you choose, you’ll find that from its deep-rooted Buddhist traditions to its remote location, this is a country just coming into the twenty-first century — while holding on to its ancient ways.

“In a world spinning out of ecological balance,” American environmental activist and book author Peter Matthiessen wrote, “Bhutan is as refreshing as an oasis in a desert.”

The soul rarely shouts when it is replenished. It speaks in the quiet, monastic tones of Bhutan.

Below is a sampling of our trips. You may refine your search criteria using the form.

Showing 12 of 12 trips found.

Bhutan Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
Backroads Bhutan Family Breakaway Multisport Tour $6,198
Nothing can prepare you for Bhutan. It's like nowhere else you've been. It has a magic about it that's indescribable....[more]
Duration: 8 days
Months offered:
May
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Biking
Bhutan Multisport Tour
Backroads Bhutan Multisport Tour $6,198
Nothing can prepare you for Bhutan. It's like nowhere else you've been. It has a magic about it that's indescribable....[more]
Duration: 8 days
Months offered:
March
April
September
October
November
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Biking
Bhutan Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bhutan Walking & Hiking Tour $5,798
It's a place you feel lucky to have experienced. So exotic. So dramatic. Hidden deep in the Himalaya. Restricted by...[more]
Duration: 8 days
Months offered:
March
April
September
October
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Hiking
Bhutan: A Hiker's Paradise
Geographic Expeditions Bhutan: A Hiker's Paradise $6,050
This Bhutan tour is truly a paradise. Our expert guides will lead day hikes in Thimpu, Paro, Punakha & Phobjikha....[more]
Duration: 12 days
Months offered:
Year Round
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Bhutan: A Private Journey
Geographic Expeditions Bhutan: A Private Journey $7,950
This 9-day Bhutan tour leverages Bhutan's low tourist season. You'll travel to Paro, Punaka, Gangtey, Thimphu and lodge at the...[more]
Duration: 9 days
Months offered:
Year Round
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Culture, History & Ruins
Sight-Seeing
Walking
Hidden Treasures of Bhutan
Geographic Expeditions Hidden Treasures of Bhutan $4,350
This scenic 12-day Bhutan trip, including a 3-day low elevation trek, provides spectacular mountain views. Learn about Bhutanese culture as...[more]
Duration: 12 days
Months offered:
January
February
November
December
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Walking
In Search of Bhutan's Yeti: The Merak Sakteng Trek
Geographic Expeditions In Search of Bhutan's Yeti: The Merak Sakteng Trek $6,450
This rare Bhutan tour and trek treats you to the old and new. Travel to favorites such as Thimphu, Punakha...[more]
Duration: 18 days
Months offered:
April
October
Activity types:
Culture, History & Ruins
Trekking
Natural Jewels of Bhutan & Nepal - EXPLORATORY TRIP!
Natural Habitat Adventures Natural Jewels of Bhutan & Nepal - EXPLORATORY TRIP! $6,995
The Kingdom of Bhutan is one of the world's little-known treasures, where quality of life is measured in terms of...[more]
Duration:
Months offered:
January
Activity types:
Animals & Safari
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Photography
Sight-Seeing
Sacred Festivals of Bhutan
Geographic Expeditions Sacred Festivals of Bhutan $3,650
This renowned Bhutan tour series showcases the country's vibrant sacred festivals. Each of these cultural tours travels to Paro, Thimpu,...[more]
Duration: 7 days
Months offered:
March
April
July
September
December
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Culture, History & Ruins
Walking
Sacred Rivers of Bhutan
O.A.R.S. Sacred Rivers of Bhutan $0
Duration: 13 days
Months offered:
February
November
Activity types:
Sight-Seeing
Sacred Summits of Bhutan
Geographic Expeditions Sacred Summits of Bhutan $5,950
GeoEx offers a stunning 14 day trek of Chomolari on the Tibet-Butan border. Often described by trekkers as Himalaya's most...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
April
May
October
Activity types:
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Mountaineering
Trekking
The Essence of Bhutan
Geographic Expeditions The Essence of Bhutan $6,550
Vibrant 14-day Bhutan cultural tour takes a close look at Bhutanese art, thangka painting, textiles & wood carvings. Take day...[more]
Duration: 14 days
Months offered:
February
March
April
May
September
October
November
Activity types:
Art & Architecture
Culture, History & Ruins
Hiking
Walking

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