Featured Trips

Our Featured Trips combine the classic elements of our Travel Programs with an added focus or theme that may fit your unique interests. Please see below for our current selection.

Into Bhutan’s Sacred Heart features a classic itinerary that takes us from the year’s popular annual Tshechu festival in Western Bhutan to the spiritual heart of the kingdom.

The short October Interlude is designed for those short on time. We have put together the trip with as many of the highlights of the season as is possible without making the trip simply an exercise in travel freneticism.

The Birds of Heaven bring us to Bhutan at a time when the elegant Black Necked Cranes return to their winter home in the Serene Phobjikha Valley. The year-end Sacred Birds and Mythic Tales is a great way to close the year with a splash of color and festivity amid the glittering Himalayas.

When you travel with us you are not merely passing through, but making intimate connections with Bhutan and its people. We take pride in crafting personal itineraries that reflect the widest, most enriching experience of Bhutan possible. Our adventures are authentic travel experiences that come from the heart and the spirit. Travel to Bhutan offers a lifetime opportunity to experience a way of life that is vanishing from the rest of the Himalayas. These journeys validate that opportunity.

Into Bhutan’s Sacred Heart (17-19 days)

Features: The Thimphu or Wangdue Tshechu with an overland journey to the central valleys of Bumthang. A Trekking option is available for those seeking to combine this vibrant cultural journey with a classic Himalayan expedition. A comprehensive insight into the Bhutanese way of life, including festivities, remote villages and meetings with Bhutanese people from various walks of life.

An October Himalayan Interlude (10 days)

Features: This journey was originally designed for some friends who wanted a short journey with an opportunity to enjoy Bhutan at a tranquil break between festivals while taking advantage of the best weather of the season. Highlights include the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, a stay in the beautiful valley of Phobjikha and an opportunity to visit the spectacular Gangtey Monastery.

Birds of Heaven (7-19 days)

Features: Scheduled for late fall, this journey allows us to visit the home of the endangered Black Necked Cranes following their return from the Tibetan Plateau. We join locals, conservationists and bird lovers in a festival celebrating their gradual return to population stability. Includes an opportunity to speak with Bhutanese crane conservationists at the Royal Society for the Protection of Nature.

Sacred Birds & Mythic Tales (18-21 days)

Features: The spectacular year-end Trongsa festival, in the spiritual home of Bhutan’s kings, the sacred cranes of Phobjikha and the valleys of Bumthang and Jakar. Experience the Bhutan Himalayas when the great peaks are at their glittering best. May be combined with a mid Himalayan trek into the bio-diversity rich Jigme Singye Wangchuck nature preserve.

The Late Fall Festivals of Bumthang (7-19 days)

Features: Seasonal festivities in Central Bhutan, hikes to burning lake, the Castle of the White Crane.