Unlike many of it’s neighbors, Bhutan broke trail on its own path to modernity. This, Land of the Thunder Dragon, successfully skipped over the dial-up and land-line generations and now has 3G cell and data service (a new introduction - only in the cities so far though) and has grown leaps and bounds in their local infrastructure and technological capacities. However, unlike with so many other once-culturally-rich areas of the world, the Bhutanese have managed to hold on to their architecture, beliefs, society and culture. This small Himalayan Kingdom, unlike so many other corners of the world, have not lost themselves in the rush to become western - they instead have decided to become modern Bhutanese.
Bhutan boasts the unique opportunity to travel back in time as you head out of the major cities and into the foothills of the Himalaya. You can trek to the base of the world’s tallest unclimbed peak, visit villages that are still days walk off a road, explore dzongs (fortified monasteries) built in the 17th century, meet monks, watch the masked dance festivals or see what it looks like when the black neck cranes settle into their nesting grounds. Bhutan has so much to offer to fulfill the desires of wanderlust and the passions of the discerning traveler.
Our Bhutan Itinerary Samples
Our sample itineraries in Bhutan show the wide of a variety of ways there are to explore the Dragon Kingdom. No need to force yourself, or your schedule, into any particular dates. There are festivals and events held year round in a wide variety of locations, they all provide wonderful opportunities to explore Bhutan.
There are samples as short as a few nights (generally used in combination with another destination, but not necessarily) and some that extend as far out as a few weeks. There are hardcore treks (some of the hardest in the Himalaya) as well as opportunities to explore the country doing short day walks - these options can be made to fit all levels of activity. Whatever fits your interests, timing and needs!