Bhutan Private Journey

The World’s Last Shangri La


In the serene, secluded Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, spirituality permeates every aspect of daily life, traditional festivals are living manifestations of a national faith, and the king decrees “Gross National Happiness” as the standard by which to measure the country’s wealth. On this lodge-based Private Journey with your own private guide, hike to tiny villages of whitewashed homes, through magical forests, and up to mountainside chortens (shrines) bedecked with colorful prayer flags. Along the way from Thimphu, the capital, to the beautiful Paro and Punakha valleys, meet villagers, farmers, and red-robed monks, explore colorful markets, and marvel at the Shangri La setting of sublime fortress monasteries reigning over wooded valleys. Exciting optional add-ons include the opportunity to experience a traditional hot stone bath, get a reading by a Bhutanese astrologer, or visit a nunnery in the Punakha Valley.   



Experience a mystical Himalayan kingdom
Magical Taktsang, Bhutan’s legendary cliff-perched monastery
Meet Bhutanese villagers, explore colorful markets
Dine with a local family in their farmhouse and learn about traditional Bhutan
Optional activities include a traditional hot stone bath, a reading by a Bhutanese astrologer, and a visit to a nunnery set over the stunning Punakha Valley


Length: 9 days
Cost From: $5595  
Arrive: Paro, Bhutan
Depart: Paro, Bhutan
Lodging: 8 nights hotels and lodges
Meals: All meals included
Activity: Cultural Adventures, Hiking / Trekking
Trip Level:

Moderate to steep trails, 3 hours a day, altitudes averaging 7,000-10,000 feet