Himalayan Gourmet Happiness

Himalayan Gourmet Happiness

Bhutan Tour
12 Days from $6885

Culinary exploration of street food and culture in Himalayan Bhutan

12 Days in Bhutan from $6885

Bhutan adventure that's heavy on the gourmet and light on the hiking. Himalayan cuisine embraces many influences from Tibet to India, and we'll get to explore it all in detail from farmers markets to grandma's chilli-cheese.

  Download The Brochure
  Email Your Question
 Make A Booking

What Makes This Trip Special

One of the most unique culinary adventures we’ve ever designed, Bhutan embraces influences from India to Tibet. A fascinating place to explore the Himalayas, the culture and the cuisine. You’ll be travelling with a local chef Tashi Dendup and our gourmet escort Shellie Froidevaux for the duration of your tour. Tashi and Shellie will be cooking up some treats plus sharing insights into the Bhutanese way of life.

We’ll take walks through rhododendron forests, spend two days at a cultural festival and eat with the local people. An optional hike up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is also included. We do have some gentle hikes throughout the itinerary, taking in the stunning Himalayan scenery and some pristine wilderness, but the main focus will be gourmet culture: Street food, traditional cooking and produce of the Himalayas.

You can travel with a conscience knowing that part of your tour cost goes directly toward funding of local schools, to improve the education outcomes of Bhutanese children.

Itinerary & Highlights

Arrival in Paro & Thimphu

  • Our team will collect you and the rest of the group at Paro Airport
  • All meals are included during the tour
  • Buddha Dordenma Picnic Breakfast
  • Thimphu Forest Walk
  • Momos in the capital


  • Rice Harvest and Rice Puffs
  • Taxi Stop Chicken Curry
  • Monks at Punakha Dzong
  • Farmhouse Lunch & River Walk

Phobjikha Valley

  • Lawa La Descent into Phobjikha (3100m)
  • Picnic lunch amongst the Rhododendrons
  • Suja ceremony with the Potato Farmers
  • Ema-Datsi and Mushroom Lunch
  • Phobjikha Valley Nature Trail (2900m)
  • Ezay and and Momo Cooking Class
  • Monks at Gangtey Gompa

Haa Valley

  • Travel day to reach Haa Valley
  • Chilli Chop Lunch Stop
  • Haa Summer Festival
  • Dancing, Exhibitions, Food Stalls
  • Buckwheat and Yak Meat Dinner
  • Yak Cheese and Rhododendrons


  • Blue Poppies at Chele La (3400m)
  • Mushroom Farm
  • Dhal Bhat from the South
  • Blessing with the Monks
  • Tiger’s Nest Day Hike (3100m)

  Download The Brochure

Please read the PDF brochure for full itinerary details, accommodation and extras included in the tour.


Make Your Booking

Himalayan Gourmet Happiness

12 Days – Starts and finishes in Paro
Twin Share $6885
Single Room $7585
Group Size: 14

Registrations & Bookings

From November 2021 we will be accepting registrations for selected tours. Once we can confirm international travellers are eligible to enter Bhutan you will receive an email that bookings are open. At that time deposits will be collected to confirm your place on the tour.

  Download PDF Brochure
Please read the PDF brochure for full itinerary details, accommodation and extras included in the tour.

Dates & Departures

Starts 2022 July 02
Finishes 2022 July 13
 Register Now

Starts 2023 July 01
Finishes 2023 July 12
 Book This Departure

Tour Dates
20 March, 2022
Easy Hiking Annapurnas
02 July, 2022
Himalayan Gourmet Happiness
10 September, 2022
Arctic Norway Fjord Hiking
19 September, 2022
Arctic Norway Fjord Hiking
07 November, 2022
Happiness Hiking in Bhutan
05 April, 2023
Easy Hiking Annapurnas
01 July, 2023
Himalayan Gourmet Happiness
10 September, 2023
Arctic Norway Fjord Hiking
19 September, 2023
Arctic Norway Fjord Hiking
07 November, 2023
Happiness Hiking in Bhutan
04 April, 2024
Easy Hiking Annapurnas
07 November, 2024
Happiness Hiking in Bhutan