Why should you travel to Bhutan with us?

Largely untouched by tourists, now is the time to flee to this mysterious kingdom.

Holding up its Gross National Happiness ethos, Bhutan is for both the curious and the adventurous. Having opened its doors to travellers only in 1974, many worry about the ease of entering Bhutan, but with us, it’s as easy as riding a bike. Spend your days winding through verdant valleys, gazing at elegant dzongs and hiking to cliff-hugging monasteries. Meet with orange-robed monks, spiritual incense makers and meditation masters in between. We find the biggest rush our clients get is the ascent to the Tiger’s Nest above Paro with our friend and expert guide, Tek. Time it right and we’ll arrange a Buddhist festival in the heart of Bhutan when back on the ground.

Key facts

  • Population Population 750,000 
  • Capital Capital Thimphu
  • Currency Currency Ngultrum
  • Language Language Dzongkha
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +6 | ET + 11
  • Best time Best time Feb - Jun / Sep - Nov

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Bhutan & India: Spiritual Sights & Ayurveda

Sometimes we all just need to hit reset. To take a step back, take a deep breath in - and let go. Sometimes, the only way to do that is to get away - and that's where we come in. We've spent years looking for the best wa...

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Nepal & Bhutan: A Luxury Spiritual Discovery

Crisp mountain air; the burning smell of incense; the soft hum on a monk's chanting. Nowhere on earth brings a sense of spiritual calm like Nepal and Bhutan. Flanked by the mighty peaks of the Himalayas and scattered wit...

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Paro: Awaken your Spirit in Bhutan

Allow us to introduce Bhutan. This is a close as you can get to total peace and quiet without packing it all in and becoming a monk. Our six day experience will whisk you far way from the daily grind as you breathe in fr...

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Ultimate Bhutan: A Luxurious & Cultural Retreat

It's time to bid a friendly Ku-zu-zam-po-la (that's hello in Bhutanese) to our favourite Himalayan mountain kingdom. Over the years Bhutan has climbed to the top of our list of destinations that are brimming with luxur...

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Bhutan: Scenic Trekking to Gasa

Travelled the world and looking for something that little bit different? Bhutan has the answer. Even if you've trekked into Tiger's Nest before and spun the prayer wheels at Thimpu, this trip promises to shed further lig...

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What to see & do in Bhutan

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LUXURY IN BHUTAN

Spiritually enlightening and as remote as they come, Bhutan is a mountain kingdom the world is just turning its attentio...

Spiritually enlightening and as remote as they come, Bhutan is a mountain kingdom the world is just turning its attention to. It’s a country preserved in time and space, where ornate stupas, traditional dress, yak herders, and five dominant valleys are still reigning over modernity. Whether interested in a culture immersion or seeking an award-winning, holistic health retreat, Bhutan’s enticing people and unique landscape will have you meditating under the Himalayas and trekking to camps only accessible by foot.

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TREK TO TIGER'S NEST

Formally referred to as Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest is Bhutan’s most recognizable temple site. Dramatically located ...

Formally referred to as Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest is Bhutan’s most recognizable temple site. Dramatically located cliffside in the Paro Valley, this Buddhist structure dates back to the 1640’s and still functions as a monastery today. A first time trip to Bhutan without completing the five-hour trek to Tiger’s Nest would simply be lackluster – especially with the help of our on-site guide who’s prepared to delve deep into this sites wonder and history.

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Top Locations in Bhutan

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Bhutan, we’d go for these.
Tiger's Nest, Bhutan

Paro

Hike the steep path to the Tiger’s Nest.

Standing some 10,000 feet tall, the Tiger’s Nest above Paro Valley is Bhutan’s most iconic and sacred site. On your ascent to the temple – built by Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye in 1692 – you’ll be accompanied by Tek, one of our top guides in Bhutan (don’t worry, there are mules on hand if you’d prefer an alternative method). After a rewarding five hour hike to the Buddhist monastery, gaze down at the sweeping valley below and sit peacefully where Buddhists reside.

Thimpu, Bhutan

Thimpu

Bhutan’s beautiful capital. But not how you expected it.

Nestled high in the Himilayas and stretched out across the Raidāk River, Thimpu is a small but mighty destination. Watch as ruby-robed monks go about their daily business, visit handicraft markets and admire the splendid architecture of Trashi Chho dzong. This is a true feast for the senses.

Punakha, Bhutan

Punakha

Cross over the Dochula Pass in style.

The capital of Bhutan until 1955, Punakha is one of our favourite spots in this magical kingdom. A stay in Punakha can be as adventurous or laid back as you’d like. Think rafting adventures down the Mo Chhu River, picture-perfect moments at Punakha Dzong fortress and a behind-the-scenes visit to the fertility temple. It’s here at Chimi Lhakhang that you’ll gather ingredients with a local incense maker for a one-to-one lesson in aromatherapy.

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