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Bhutan holidays

Known as the ‘Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon’ by its people, Bhutan is a beautiful and profoundly spiritual country with striking mountains, vibrant Buddhist festivals and a fascinating traditional way of life. Whether you go on a cultural tour of Bhutan or a trekking holiday into its hidden valleys, Mountain Kingdoms is the Himalayan specialist with the expertise to give you an unforgettable experience and offers the very best cultural tours of Bhutan, trekking holidays and tailor made holidays to Bhutan.

Our walking and trekking holidays in Bhutan will take you deep into the isolated mountains and valleys of the country. Our high mountain treks, including the Hidden Kingdom Trek, focus on trekking amidst the highest peaks and passes in Bhutan; other trekking holiday routes stray off-the-beaten-track, following old trade and smuggling routes rarely visited by foreigners.

Tours in Bhutan typically revolve around one of the country’s many fascinating Buddhist festivals with amazing displays of national celebration and religious devotion. Our Bhutan tours also give you a unique opportunity to visit remote villages and experience the traditional Bhutanese way of life.

Whatever you want from your visit to this unique country, Mountain Kingdoms will have a trek or tour for you, and, if we don’t, we can always help you to design your own! Alongside our standard itineraries, we also offer Tailor Made holidays to Bhutan, allowing us to create the perfect trip to suit your needs. Whether you take a trekking holiday along Bhutan’s ancient trade routes, climb the highest mountains, explore remote villages or take a tour of Bhutan’s main cultural centres and sights, a trek, tour or Tailor Made holiday in Bhutan will take you right to the heart of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon.

Mountain Kingdoms has been organising cultural tours and walking and trekking holidays to Bhutan for more than 30 years, so we know the country inside out.

Bhutan treks, walking holidays and cultural tours offer a unique insight into the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, the most mysterious of all the Himalayan Kingdoms.

Bhutan trekking or tours will take you on a journey through the country's ancient history. It is a story of a struggle for power up until the late 19th century when the old orders were swept away and a hereditary monarchy was established in Bhutan. Treks and tours through the spectacular, country are the best ways to explore Bhutan - one of the most fascinating places on earth.

With its spectacular location nestled in the Himalaya between Tibet and India, our Bhutan trekking trips, walking holidays and cultural tours will take you into one of the most intriguing countries of the modern world. As well as awe-inspiring mountain vistas, a Bhutan trek will afford you the opportunity to experience first hand the legendary hospitality and open hearted happiness of the local people.

For an authentic taste of culture, a Bhutan trekking holiday or tour can coincide with one of the country's colourful Budddhist festivals, and you can become a part of one of these unforgettable celebrations. Our tours include gentle strolls with plenty of time to enjoy the traditional culture and heritage for which Bhutan is renowned. You will spend time with local weavers in their own homes and explore the dominating monastery-fortresses (dzongs) present in many towns and villages. The Himalayan valleys are also home to some unique and fascinating flora and fauna which our Bhutan treks and tours will give you the opportunity to observe.

Bhutan holidays

Mountain Kingdoms has been organising walking holidays, trekking holidays and cultural tours to Bhutan for more than 30 years. We offer many exceptional holidays to Bhutan, ranging from first class tours to a 27 day epic adventure trek and a mix of everything in between!

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17 Holidays

Hidden Valleys of Bhutan Community Treks

16 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking
Hidden Valleys of Bhutan
  • Spend three nights in approved farmhouse homestays to experience the lives of the local people.
  • Trek for two days on the Bumdra Trek to reach celebrated Taktsang Monastery.
  • Enjoy varied and interesting day walks.
  • Discover the beautiful 'hidden' valleys of Phobjika and Haa.
  • Attend a colourful Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £3825, Land only from £2925

Departures:

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Lunana Snowman Trek Adventure Special

36 day Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Lunana Snowman Trek
  • The classic Snowman trek with a superb hike out through uncharted terrain
  • Travel with a highly experienced Mountain Kingdoms leader supported by a Bhutanese guide and crew
  • Excellent acclimatisation with carefully placed rest days in the best locations for exploration
  • Sightseeing in Paro and Punakha including the walk to Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Two nights getting to know the people of Laya with their unique dress and cultural traditions
  • First-rate camping on trek and a four-star hotel in Kathmandu

Land only from £7195

Departures:

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Dagana Wilderness Trek Adventure Special

17 day Vigorous Walking & Trekking
Dagana Wilderness Trek
  • Be one of the first westerners to visit the remote region of Dagana
  • Trek through a variety of scenery and ecological zones rich with flora and fauna
  • Cross passes over 4,000 metres with fantastic views of Himalayan peaks
  • Visit iconic Taktsang Monastery and beautiful Punakha Dzong

Flight inclusive from £4045, Land only from £3150

Departures:

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Thunder Dragon Trails in Style Festivals 'In style' holidays

12 day Gentle Walking & Trekking
Thunder Dragon Trails in Style
  • Tiger's Nest, Punakha Dzong and the King's Memorial Chorten - Bhutan's foremost sights
  • Easy-paced walks on gentle trails
  • Join the festivities at an flamboyant Bhutanese Festival
  • Stay in first class accommodation throughout

Flight inclusive from £4385, Land only from £3525

Departures:

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Gentle Walking Eastern Bhutan

18 day Gentle Walking & Trekking
Gentle Walking Eastern Bhutan
  • Explore the spectacular and little visited hill-top towns and temples of east Bhutan.
  • Join the celebrations at a vibrant Bhutanese festival.
  • Visit the picturesque village of Ura and stay in a traditional farmhouse for one night.
  • Cross the high Thrumshing La on an exciting drive to Mongar.
  • Enjoy gentle walks in the beautiful valleys around Bumthang.

Flight inclusive from £4500, Land only from £3650

Departures:

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Tiger's Nest Trek, Bhutan & Kathmandu Valley Trek, Nepal Festivals

15 day Gentle / Moderate Walking & Trekking
Tiger's Nest Trek, Bhutan & Kathmandu Valley Trek, Nepal
  • A three day trek between villages and temples along the ridgeline of the Kathmandu Valley
  • Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on the trail to the sacred temple of Namobuddha
  • An overnight camping trek in Bhutan to reach the Tiger’s Nest Temple of Taktsang
  • Time to explore the heritage towns of Bhaktapur, Dhulikel and Panauti in Nepal
  • Gentle walks in Bhutan and the cultural highlights of Paro, Punakha and Thimphu
  • All the colour and celebrations of a traditional Bhutanese festival

Flight inclusive from £3625, Land only from £2775

Departures:

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Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi Festivals

17 day Vigorous / Strenuous Walking & Trekking
Mount Chomolhari & Lingshi
  • A fully supported, well-paced trek with excellent acclimatisation
  • Trek to the Base Camp of Mount Chomolhari and return via the high pass of the Yeli La
  • Join the celebrations at the Chomolhari Mountain Festival (October departure)
  • Walk to Taktsang Monastery and sightseeing in Thimphu
  • Enjoy first-rate camping facilities on trek and good quality hotels in Bhutan and Kathmandu

Flight inclusive from £3945, Land only from £3145

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