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Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Bangkok, Thailand to Bangkok, Thailand

Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery
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
Interests
  • Adventure and Active
  • Educational and Learning
10 Nights Starting At
October 02, 2022 through October 12, 2022
Book by:
September 28, 2022 7:00 PM
Internal Airfare not included
Itinerary Overview
Day 6
Go Deep in the Unspoiled Haa Valley
Day 7
Trek to Camp Below Saga La
Day 8
Over Saga La to Ningula
Day 9
Surround Yourself with Himalayan Peaks
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
September 28, 2022 7:00 PM
October 02, 2022
to October 12, 2022
10 Nights from $5,495.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
March 29, 2023 7:00 PM
April 02, 2023
to April 12, 2023
10 Nights from $5,495.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
April 18, 2023 7:00 PM
April 22, 2023
to May 02, 2023
10 Nights from $5,495.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
September 27, 2023 7:00 PM
October 01, 2023
to October 11, 2023
10 Nights from $5,495.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
November 01, 2023 7:00 PM
November 05, 2023
to November 15, 2023
10 Nights from $5,495.00
(USD) Per Person
Internal Airfare not included
Accommodations
MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

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
Druk Hotel

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.

Guides
MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Inclusions/Exclusions
MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
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

Exclusions
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
Personal expenses
What To Expect
MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

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.

MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

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
Druk Hotel

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.

MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Inclusions
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

Exclusions
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
Personal expenses
MT Sobek: Bhutan Trek & Cultural Discovery

Reason #01

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
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

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.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

About MT Sobek
This is where adventure travel began! Since our first Everest Base Camp trek in 1969, we’ve been connecting adventurers to the world through genuine, active and immersive experiences. We can’t think of anything more fulfilling than being outside and going deep into nature, exploring hidden places and getting to know local people. It’s what we love to do, so let us share it with you.

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.

We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.

Read More

Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.