13 days

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Summary

Cradled in the folds of the Himalayas, Bhutan is an isolated kingdom with a unique cultural heritage which dates directly back to the mid-17th century, closely bound with the Buddhist religion. It is only in the last few decades that foreigners have been allowed to visit and the country remains unspoilt by commercial tourism. The scenery is spell-binding, with deep, wooded valleys rising to towering snow-capped peaks and villages and monasteries that cling precariously to the hillsides.

Our tour is centred around the Jambay Lhakhang Festival, a remarkable event with colourful ritual dances. In addition to this our itinerary includes excursions and gentle hikes which take us to the most scenic areas and the best of the attractions, including the remarkable Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

We also take the opportunity to spend a couple of days in Kathmandu in Nepal on the outward journey, a chance to become acclimatized to the altitude here in the Himalayas.

The tour will be led by Julia Corden of the Explorer’s Garden in Pitlochry, an experienced traveller in this region.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy the sights of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu as we acclimatize to life at altitude
  • Stunning views of the Himalayas (weather permitting) as we fly into Nepal
  • Exploring Thimphu, one of the world’s most unusual capital cities
  • All the sights and sounds of the Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival
  • Peace and meditation at the incomparable Tiger’s Nest

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Today's Price
$7,285

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of $425, was $730.

Single supplement: $670

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

Julia Corden

Tour Manager

Julia Corden, formerly Garden Manager at the Explorer's Garden in Pitlochry and currently President of the Scottish Rock Garden Club, has led numerous Brightwater tours to every corner of the globe.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Travel visa
  • Internal Flights
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
October 16 2021 BBHU211015 October 16 2021 (Saturday) October 28 2021 (Thursday) Julia Corden $7,285
(ex. flights)
$425
$730
$670 Book Now
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