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11 day adventure

Bhutan: Life in a Himalayan Kingdom

11 day adventure

Bhutan: Life in a Himalayan Kingdom

Explore Bhutan's ancient traditions and contemporary culture.
Duration
11 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport
11 day adventure

Bhutan: Life in a Himalayan Kingdom

11 day adventure

Bhutan: Life in a Himalayan Kingdom

Explore Bhutan's ancient traditions and contemporary culture.
Duration
11 days
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport

What you'll do

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a tiny country home to an immensely rich culture that draws upon both ancient tradition and cutting-edge innovation. Amidst its lush forests, snow-capped mountains, elaborate monasteries, and cliffside temples, you'll also encounter contemporary art venues and even a world-renowned hip-hop dance company. Traveling from bustling Thimphu to the Phobjikha Valley, and into the small village of Haa, our journey will touch upon the kingdom’s deeply rooted traditions as well as contemporary urban and rural culture. We’ll visit ancient dzongs and modern bazaars, meet spiritual leaders alongside sartorial bloggers, and glimpse urban life springing up in the shadow of a giant, golden Buddha statue, serenely contemplating the dynamic city below. This trip is offered by Atlas Obscura. Once you've reserved your spot, our team will be in touch to help you prepare for the trip. Please note that flights to and from Paro are not included in the trip cost. This trip is limited to 12 travelers.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Paisley At Atlas Obscura

Paisley At Atlas Obscura

I'm your Atlas Obscura Trip Coordinator. Since 2016, Atlas Obscura has been offering unusual trips to the world’s most extraordinary places. Our itineraries are developed in close collaboration with the locals and insiders who host them—our global community of explorers, artists, researchers, and experts who grant us access to unique places and amazing experiences. Our guides have a wealth of experience showing visitors what makes their country so special. They're knowledgeable across a variety of subjects, from the history of Buddhism to conservation and the outdoors—and they'll be happy to fill you in on the latest developments in Gross National Happiness.

In partnership with Atlas Obscura

An Atlas Obscura Adventure

This trip is hosted by Atlas Obscura, the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders.

Atlas Obscura’s mission is to inspire wonder and curiosity about the world we all share. Atlas Obscura chronicles hidden places, incredible histories, scientific marvels, and gastronomical wonders. It also creates and curates unusual trips and experiences across the globe.

What's included

Food
9 dinners, 9 lunches, 8 breakfasts
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee, beer, wine
Accommodation
6 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in a resort, 1 night in a tent, 1 night in a house
Transport
1 bus ride

Where you'll be

After landing in Paro, we'll head to the capital of Thimphu. Over the next 11 days, we'll explore the idyllic Phojikha Valley, ancient Punakha, and the Haa Valley countryside before returning to Paro for the stunning hike to Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 12 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is moderate. The total cost of this trip is $5,135. For those traveling by themselves, single accommodations can be provided, subject to availability, at an additional…

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Paisley At Atlas Obscura
11 day adventure
Bhutan: Life in a Himalayan Kingdom
₹377,939/person
₹377,939/person