Places Visited: Kathmandu, Paro, Haa, Thimpu, Punakha, Gantey
This two-week tour of Bhutan, which begins with a stopover in Kathmandu, covers all of the country’s highlights, including the most spectacular dzongs and some incredibly beautiful valleys, but with a greater emphasis on walking. A total of six varied routes, ranging from 2–5 hours, are included in the itinerary, in the course of which you’ll get to experience life in rural Bhutan at close quarters, and explore a wide gamut of landscapes, from swirling, sub-tropical rice terraces to mossy cypress and rhododendron forests yielding glimpses of the country’s highest snow peaks.
The walks have been carefully chosen to be accessible to anyone with a moderate level of fitness; they’re mostly on level ground with only short ascents and some are actually mostly downhill, with a car waiting at the end to whisk you back to your hotel. You’ll be accompanied by a guide throughout.
Enjoy a compelling blend of traditional Bhutanese culture and glorious Himalayan scenery on this expertly crafted, fortnight-long trip designed especially for active nature lovers.