Slow Journey Through Bhutan

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Slow Journey Through Bhutan

November 07, 2024
10 Days from AU$14,188

Buddhist temples, fancy festivals, spicy cuisine and short walks in the Himalayas

10 Days in Bhutan from AU$14,188

Bhutan is a wonderful destination for culture and scenery and walking in the wilderness. Our slow-travel inspiration fits perfectly in the Himalayas. Explore the scenery and festivals that make this such a great country to visit.

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The next scheduled departure date for this trip: November 07, 2024

Your tour escort for this slow travel adventure in Bhutan: Shellie Froidevaux

What Makes This Trip Special

Bhutan is the happiness capital of the world โ€“ and we want to show you why. “Goley Goley” is the local phrase for “Slowly Slowly”. These words are always offered with kindness.

This is a Himalayan high slow-travel adventure full of comfortable hotels, cultural moments and plenty of time walking through some of Bhutan’s most impressive landscapes. We’ll be dining with the locals and spend time with monks as well.

The hardest walking section include the climb to Tigerโ€™s Nest Monastery (Taktsang), walking through rhododendron forests and a sunrise view from the biggest chorten in Punakha Valley. We also get a chance to raft downstream past rice fields on a glacier fed river.

We have scheduled this trip to spend a day at one of Bhutan’s famous cultural festivals โ€“ a celebration of their religion and lifestyle. This tour includes a visit to a special school for novice monks that our team and tours directly support.

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 Forest Walk (2400m)
– Dochu La Gakidh Trail

– Khamsum Yulley Sunrise (1600m)
– Rafting the Mo Chu
– Monks at Punakha Dzong
– Chimi Lhakhang Village Walk

Phobjikha Valley
– Lawa La Descent into Phobjikha (3100m)
– Crane Festival at Gangtey Gompa
– Gangtey Valley Day Walk

Paro Valley
– Travel day back to Paro
– Lunch at Eutk Gompa with the Novice Monks
– Blessing with the Monks
– Chele La and the Nunnery Walk (3400m)
– Tiger’s Nest Day Hike (3100m)

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If you have any questions, just drop us a line and we can make a time to chat over Zoom or come see us in Melbourne CBD for a chat and a coffee ๐Ÿ™‚

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Slow Journey Through Bhutan

10 Days โ€“ Starts and finishes in Paro
Twin Share AU$14,188
Single Room +$1,200
Group Size: 10

2024 November 07
Finishes 2024 November 16
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2025 November 07
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2026 November 07
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FAQ for Bhutan

Are Travellers Allowed Into Bhutan?

Since September 2022 there are no restrictions on vaccinated or unvaccinated travellers coming to Bhutan.

How Long Have you Been Running Tours to Bhutan?

It's been thirteen years since Ewen and Shellie first started guiding trips to Bhutan. Their favourite season is winter when the air is cool and dry in the mountains and you can enjoy the sunshine all day and cool air at night.

How Much Cash Do I Need?

Not much at all. All meals, permits and ground transport are covered already. If you're not buying much in the way of souvenirs then $20 for a sim card and maybe another $50 for drinks should cover the basics. We also provide a more detailed "Pre-Departure Pack" when you book in the tour.

What Shoes Are Good Shoes?

Solid walking boots with high ankle support is a good option, or "trail runners" that are designed to provide superior cushioning for arthritic conditions, but also excellent traction on uneven terrain. We don't do heavy walks on the Be Your Best tours, but we do expect to travese dusty and rocky trails.

How Hard is Tiger's Nest Hike

This is the really tough one. Anyone can do it, you just need to take your time and don't rush it. The trail is steep on the way up, and the final section is mostly stairs. Coming back down at the end of the day can be tough if you have knee trouble. We offer an alternate day out for those who want to sit out the Tigere's Nest.

How Cosy Is The Accommodation?

Very cosy indeed. Bhutan is plentiful with trees and hydro-electricity, and everywhere we stay you can expect either a log fire that turns the room into a sauna, or electric panels that offer more regulated control of warmth. Often we get the benefits of both.

Do We Have Electricity Every Night

Yes. Everywhere we travel is good for electricity, although the supply can drop out for hours at a time. Charging camera batteries or a laptop each day is never a problem.

Will I Have Mobile and Internet Access?

Yes there is mobile service at every place we stay on the tour, which typically works better than hotel wifi. Very few international roaming services operate in Bhutan however, so we provide a local SIM card at no extra cost to our travellers.

How Do I Get A Visa?

We take care of that for you too. Our ground team handle visa applications and you'll have an electronic confirmation of your visa before departing for Paro.

What Flights Options Are There?

Usually we require travellers to arrive on the same flight at the start of the tour. Druk Air fly to only a few destinations and traditionally we have used Bangkok (Thailand) as our meeting up point for the tours. If need be we can route you via Singapore, Delhi or Kathmandu instead.

Email for a Chat

If you have any questions, just drop us a line and we can make a time to chat over Zoom or come see us in Melbourne CBD for a chat and a coffee :)