Wildlife Holidays in Bhutan

Druk-yul, the 'Land of the Dragon', as Bhutan is known to its inhabitants, has always been the most fiercely independent of the Himalayan kingdoms. It is also a highly individual country.

Its southern border, where the foothills of the Himalaya rise more steeply from the Indian plains than anywhere else, imposed a limit on the British Empire.

Even today Bhutan is difficult to visit. Tourists have been accepted since 1974, but the high prices demanded by the government of Bhutan have ensured that their numbers have been low – seldom more than a few thousand a year.

Naturetrek Tours to Bhutan

Naturetreks 18-day botanical holiday to Bhutan focuses on the plants and birds of this last Shangri-la. The tour visits beautiful forests and includes a 6-day trek through the centre of the country. Our 18-day India – Assam, Darjeeling & Bhutan tour also visits the country.

Bhutan is a land of boundless and beautiful forests, of enormous dzongs (remarkable buildings peculiar to Bhutan that incorporate fort, monastery and village in one!), and a proud and elegant people with a culture, architecture and dress that are quite unique and that they do not wish to change.

As one of the last strongholds of Tibetan Buddhism, its religious monuments are numerous and quite outstanding. Temples, shrines, monasteries and dzongs litter the high valleys of Bhutan, and the grandest of them are in the beautiful Paro and Bumthang Valleys

Highlights of our Bhutan's Bumthang Valley tour include:

  • Flowering rhododendrons, magnolias, spring flowers & shrubs
  • Plants covering an altitudinal range from 120 to 4,260 metres
  • Dzongs, monasteries, temples & shrines, including the spectacular Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Whats special about the wildlife?

Naturetrek’s 18-day botanical holiday to Bhutan focuses on the plants and birds of this last Shangri-la. The tour visits beautiful forests and includes a 6-day trek through the centre of the country. Our 18-day India – Assam, Darjeeling & Bhutan tour also visits the country.

 

Our Specialist Recommends

"Our ‘Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley’ tour is an 18-day botanical holiday to this last Shangri-la, including a 6-day trek through the beautiful forests of central Bhutan."

Operations Manager - Rajan Jolly

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