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Festivals of Bhutan

From £2849 for 11 days
Trip Overview
Hidden away in a corner of the Himalaya, the secretive kingdom of Bhutan is an unforgettable destination with ancient traditions, spectacular mountain scenery and vibrant festivals. At these hundreds of people gather to see the monks, dressed in brightly coloured robes, perform ritual dances. For several days there are masked dances and prayer meetings, and a general carnival atmosphere prevails. The spring departures visit Paro Festival, whilst the autumn departures take in Thimpu Festival. The December departure visits the lesser-known Trongsa festival, which is smaller and offers a more intimate experience.
Essential Info
Starts: Arrive Kathmandu
Ends: End Kathmandu
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Discovery, Culture & Festivals
Trip Code: EAIB
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Bhutan
What's Included

Meals

Breakfast is included throughout the trip plus 8 lunches and 8 dinners whilst in Bhutan

Transport

Accommodation

10 nights in hotels, all en suite

Trip Highlights

•   Experience Bhutan's colourful, vibrant festivals

•   Visit the Paro Dzong and the incredible 'Tiger's Nest' monastery

•   Walk in the quiet Gangtey Valley

•   Visit the impressive Tashichho Dzong in Thimpu

•   Travel in a country where few foreigners visit

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 1st Oct 2019
Returning: 11th Oct 2019
£3,199pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 7th Oct 2019
Returning: 17th Oct 2019
£3,199pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 31st Oct 2019
Returning: 10th Nov 2019
£3,199pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 31st Dec 2019
Returning: 10th Jan 2020
£2,949pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 28th Mar 2020
Returning: 7th Apr 2020
£3,249pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Apr 2020
Returning: 15th Apr 2020
£3,249pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2020
Returning: 29th Sep 2020
£3,249pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 25th Sep 2020
Returning: 5th Oct 2020
£3,249pp
Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Oct 2020
Returning: 29th Oct 2020
£3,199pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Start in Kathmandu and transfer to our hotel. The evening is free to relax. *Royal Singi Hotel or similar*
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Reviews
       
This is a trip of a lifetime to the most beautiful place on the earth. Such beauty from the people, the environment, the culture and from the expert care of the team who show you their fantastic country.
       
Bhutan is a beautiful country, the air is very fresh and the in the main is very clean - an antidote to Kathmandu! This is a trip that takes in the cultural highlights of Bhutan as well as letting you see and walk in the beautiful countryside. The people are friendly and welcoming - browsing the shops and markets is easy -if you have been to India you will know what I mean ! There is no hard sell! There is a fair ammount of travel but this is quite relaxing and there are plenty of stops. Food is always buffet style and becomes very monotonous - you could try asking for an a la carte menu and pay extra, otherwise it is noodles, rice, veg and, if you are not vegetarian some rather poor quality meat dishes - and you get this twice a day! My food highlight was a large bowl of scrambled eggs at the Tigers Nest! Take snacks!
       
Bhutan is a beautiful, peaceful country that is very much worth experiencing. The people, including and, in fact, especially our guide were lovely, helpful, genuine and gentle. The Tiger’s Nest is well worth the arduous trek up to and the Dzongs, nunneries and monestaries were all a privilege to see. In some ways the experience felt like going back in time.
       
Bhutan is probably the most beautiful country I have visited. It has such a rick landscape and culture, which is mostly unspoiled by tourism.
       
Wonderful buildings, incredible Bhuddist traditions, lovely scenery, friendly people - a really peaceful, largely unspoilt and unique country - and a photographer's paradise. The only down side is the dangerous road from Wangdue to Gantey.
       
Beautiful country Calm happy people
       
A unique adventure exploring a Buddhist country who embrace their monarchy and the importance of happiness. Great monasteries, beautiful scenery, festivals, and some hikes all make this a great trip. Hotels higher quality than I expected, adequate food with pretty good beer, and a great guide who spoke excellent English. Well organized tour.
       
A long awaited trip became a reality and the reality is now a memory. But not just a normal travel memory, moreso something out of the ordinary, as I had probably anticipated. Unusual architecture. People with a different outlook on life. Different pursuits. Simpler pleasures. Happy people. Clean air. Wholesome food - spicy if desired. A lifestyle in flux as the county and the people join the 21st. Century. A tinge of regret that what makes Bhutan unique will not last. I'm glad to have experienced this unusual place before it disappears into the "Global Village".
       
A great trip to a country opening up to Tourism.
       
Ancient fortresses, monasteries, mountainous scenery and colourful festivals. Friendly, open people, happy to help.
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