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Bhutan: A Private Journey

Bhutan, Asia

from $7,950* per person 9 Days Year-round
Luxury accommodations Exertion level: 4
Operator: Geographic Expeditions 18 people max
  • Paro airport, paro, bhutan
  • Active & Adventure trips
Thanks to its moderate elevations and salubrious latitude, Bhutan is a spectacular destination year-round. This Private Journey opens a window into the kingdom’s beauty and the spiritual generosity of its people from the comfort of Bhutan’s most luxurious hotels (which, if you haven’t been to Bhutan, or haven’t been in a while, may surprise you with their frank, but thankfully not overdone luxuriousness).

As we venture across Bhutan’s western valleys, we gain an appreciation for the country’s stunning topography, its unique culture, and its inhabitants’ fervent desire to preserve both. We explore villages, visit with local farmers and artisans, and ponder majestic hillside dzongs. And, weather permitting (winter views tend to be clearest), we lift our gaze to grand views of the Himalaya, rising like permanent white clouds floating above densely forested foothills.

Our lodgings include the brilliantly conceived Amankora, the Uma Paro, and the Taj Tashi. After a long day of exploring, we’ll relish their rarely paralleled comfort, flawless service, and scrumptious meals. And of course we include the usual GeoEx touches: school visits, prayer-flag ceremonies, cooking classes, traditional tea ceremonies, meetings with Bhutanese dignitaries, and more.

Locations visited/nearby

Bhutan, Asia

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 1: arrive in Paro •

Day 2: drive to Punakha •

Day 3: explore Punakha •

Day 4: drive to the Phobjikha Valley

Day 5: explore Phobjikha •

Day 6: drive to Thimphu •

Day 7: morning in Thimphu, return to Paro •

Day 8: explore Paro, hike to Taktsang •

Day 9: depart Paro.

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