Bhutan

Monasteries and mountains in the world's last Himalayan kingdom

Why Bhutan?

A tour of Bhutan is an experience like no other. Self-isolation has helped preserve its precious culture, timeless traditions, myths and legends. And the natural environment remains equally unspoilt with sacred mountains, fast flowing rivers and over 5000 species of plants.

In Bhutan, the ordinary is extraordinary. There are no traffic lights, not even in the capital Thimphu. Television and the internet were only introduced in 1999. Smoking is against the law for Bhutanese citizens. And the wearing of traditional national dress is compulsory.

The country’s whole outlook is different with the last king introducing the now famous "happiness principle" which rejected GDP as a measure of progress and chose instead to focus on Gross National Happiness.

A sense of discovery

Few places in the world can match Bhutan for adventure. This mystical Himalayan kingdom only opened its doors to tourism in the 1980s and still resists many western influences. This can be as perplexing as it is exhilarating. The Bhutanese have a unique way of doing things but, having travelled across Bhutan ourselves, we can offer first-hand advice and help make sure you have an incredible holiday in this truly amazing country.

We’ll help you plan when to go and where to stay based on what you want to see and do. From finding homestays for getting a local view of spectacular festivals, to recommending friendly hotels where staff are always happy to go the extra mile. If you're interested in a tailor-made trip, please get in touch and we'll be delighted to help book your visit.

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  • Hiking in remote sacred valleys and mountains
  • Tiger's Nest Monastery hanging on a cliff
  • Mask dances at religious tsechus (fesitvals)
  • Unique culture of Himalayan Buddhism & Gross National Happiness

 

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Andrea Hulme
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Bhutan's sample trips

We tailor-make your trip so it’s unique to you. Here are some examples of one-off adventures we’ve planned before.

Bhutan's regions

Just some of the places we'd recommend visiting in Bhutan

Inspirational Places to Stay

Explore some different styles of accommodation

Experiences you'll never forget

Whet your appetite for a once in a lifetime trip to India, Bhutan & Nepal

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Our team

Our experienced travellers include:

Andrea Hulme

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary. All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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