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Bhutan Trek 2018

Punakha dzong

Bhutan - The Last Shangri-La

Join us on an unforgettable adventure through the Kingdom of Bhutan to raise funds for the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF).

Imagine a kingdom where happiness is paramount, where culture and tradition remain intact and where Buddhism has predominated since the 7th century. This country is Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ and this is an invitation to step inside a mystical kingdom floating high amongst the clouds in the Himalayas, a place often romantically referred to as the Last Shangri‑la.

This tour takes you on a magical journey across the country from east to west. We will journey alongside the rushing rivers that snake through the valleys of Paro, Thimphu and Wangdi with time to explore the local villages and mingle with the people that live there. Discover fertile rice paddies, verdant valleys, lush forests, magnificent mountains and pristine rivers that comprise this magical land.

Trip Details

The 2018 is between 5 October 2018–13 October 2018. Please check back for trip notes.

Price

The price is $3890 pp, based on twin share. There is an optional single supplement available for $550.

with the crew at the end of the trek

What’s included

  • Kathmandu gear voucher valued at $250
  • Escorted by Australian Himalayan Foundation representative Kerryn Plummer
  • 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Arrival and departure transfers if arriving on Day 1 and departing on Day 9
  • All internal transport by private vehicle
  • 3–4 star hotel accommodation
  • Sightseeing tour in Paro – Taktshang Monastery
  • Experienced English speaking trek leader trained in remote wilderness first aid
  • Sightseeing fees and trekking permits
  • Trek duffel bag for use on trek
  • Trekking crew including trek cook, kitchen staff, and animals to carry 15kg of your personal luggage
  • Group first aid kit
  • Visa for Bhutan

What's not included

  • International or domestic flights
  • Any meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, hot showers in lodges, battery charging fees, phone calls
  • Tips

Fundraising

We encourage you to fundraise a minimum of $1000AUD for the Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) to help with their work in the Himalaya. In Bhutan, the AHF supports the work of RENEW, a grass roots, not for profit organization established by Ashi Sangay Choden Wangchuck, Queen Mother, in 2004 and dedicated to the development of women and children in Bhutan.

Through this partnership, AHF supports the education of girls in remote, disadvantaged communities in Bhutan who regularly walk more than three hours a day to reach the closest school, often without breakfast. On your trek you will meet the AHF educational scholarship students who directly benefit from the funds and awareness you raise.

Places are limited. Register your interest for the 2018 Bhutan Trek

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