Bhutan Trek and Cultural Discovery
Bangkok, Thailand to Bangkok, Thailand
The enchanting Kingdom of Bhutan is an earthly nirvana filled with natural beauty and Buddhist tradition. This MT Sobek-exclusive itinerary highlights the best of Bhutan through three days of ridgeline trekking and camping, with the remaining time allocated for easy touring and scenic day hikes. Visit Bhutan's most famous monasteries, learn about Bhutanese folk art, discover the Paro Valley, explore the remote and magical Haa Valley, and lose yourself amid some of the world's most exciting peaks. This short visit will stay with you for a lifetime!
- Explore the gems of Bhutan on this exclusive adventure designed for the short-on-time traveler
- Immerse yourself in Bhutan's rich Buddhist traditions, visiting the famous Taktsang and Lhakhang Karpo monasteries
- Discover the less visited Haa Valley while trekking and camping amidst great Himalayan views
Internal Airfare: $1200
Minimum Age: 15
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
Day: 1, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.Day: 2, duration: 2
Experience the legendary hospitality of the Bhutanese people at this fine Himalayan hotel. Located in the heart of the capital city, the Druk Hotel is close to shopping, culture, and the bubbling Thimphu River. Pleasant rooms are outfitted with comfortable beds, tiled bathrooms, soaking tubs and modern amenities, while the spa rounds out the offering.Day: 4, duration: 2
The Zhiwa Ling
The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.Day: 6, duration: 1
Lechuna Heritage Lodge
A beautiful farmhouse converted into a lovelyaccommodation in the heart of one of Bhutan's least visited regions, the Lechuna Heritage Lodge is trulya unique getaway. Its seven rooms are simply but comfortably appointed, and the on-site restaurant features Himalayan cuisine from Tibet, Nepal, and, naturally, Bhutan.Day: 7, duration: 2
MT Sobek Camp—Haa Valley
Enjoy the wonders of the Haa Valley from your beautiful camp at 12,700-feet elevation. High in this idyllic setting you may come across cattle and herders and be rewarded with great views of Chomolhari, Jichu Drakey and the Haa and Paro Valleys. Enjoy the comfort of roomy 2+ person Mountain Hardwear tents and thick sleeping pads — custom-made in Nepal! At the end of the day, dine on hearty camp food cooked up by your trekking team.Day: 9, duration: 1
The Zhiwa Ling
The Zhiwa Ling is a luxurious retreat that combines the sensibilities of a fine Bhutanese guesthouse with the best of modern comforts. The exquisite architecture and manicured gardens create an authentic, inviting atmosphere. Guest rooms, spread out on 10 acres of pristine land, feature modern amenities and comfortable furnishings. Enjoy a traditional outdoor hot-stone bath, a teahouse, a meditation house, and two restaurants.Day: 10, duration: 1
Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel
The Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport is a four-star hotel located a short walk from Bangkok's international airport. Boasting 612 comfortable and contemporary rooms, the hotel also offers two bars and four restaurants, a beautiful pool, a fitness room, and a spa! With a 24-hour airport shuttle running every 10 minutes, accommodations here couldn't be more convenient.
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
MT Sobek is a legendary outfitter in the Himalayas, offering pioneering cultural and hiking adventures since 1969.Reason #02
Our team of local guides are true experts, with over 20 years' experience in Bhutan.Reason #03
This top-selling Bhutan itinerary expertly combines rewarding hikes in nature with the wonders of cultural touring.Activities
Three days of moderate-to-strenuous ridgeline trekking on scenic paths, plus easy cultural touring and scenic day hikes.Lodging
Warm Bhutanese guesthouses and inns combined with two nights of camping in the beautiful Haa Valley.Climate
Daytime temperatures: 50°-70°F. Nighttime temperatures: 30°-45°F. Rain or snow possible.Who will meet me on arrival?
Your trip leader will meet you on arrival at Paro Airport.Do I need a Bhutan visa?
Yes, we handle the group visa for you.Do I need to bring a sleeping bag for this trip?
Sleeping bags are available to rent free of charge. Please contact your Adventure Coordinator if you would like to reserve one. If you wish to bring your own sleeping bag, we recommend a rating of 10°F to 20°F for the springtime and -10°F to -5°F for the mid October and November trips.Do we book our flights from Bangkok to Paro?
No, we provide that service and book those flights for you, as they are not easy to book on your own.Do I need to bring a sleeping pad for this trip?
No. We provide a 3" sleeping pad. If you prefer to bring your own, that is fine, too.Where do I fly to?
This trip begins and ends in Bangkok, so make your roundtrip air to Bangkok.
About MT Sobek
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
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