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11 day adventure

Bhutan's Festivals & Cliffside Temples

11 day adventure

Bhutan's Festivals & Cliffside Temples

Experience the Himalayan kingdom during its lively festival season.
Duration
11 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English
11 day adventure

Bhutan's Festivals & Cliffside Temples

11 day adventure

Bhutan's Festivals & Cliffside Temples

Experience the Himalayan kingdom during its lively festival season.
Duration
11 days
Group size
Up to 12 people
Activity level
Moderate
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan is said to be one of the happiest countries in the world—and it's no coincidence. Dedicated to maintaining a healthy Gross National Happiness, the kingdom has carefully preserved its lush forests; majestic, snow-capped mountains; elaborate monasteries; and ancient Buddhist traditions—while making space for the next generation of art, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Join us as we explore this delicate balance of old and new—of GDP and GNH, technological progress and historic preservation—as we zig-zag across the country. We’ll visit start-up centers and ancient dzongs, meet hip-hop dancers as well as spiritual leaders, and glimpse urban life springing up in the shadow of a giant, golden Buddha statue, serenely contemplating the capital 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.

Airbnb Adventures

Airbnb Adventures

  • Meals and stays included

    Every adventure is fully planned, from activities to accommodations.

  • Led by locals

    Adventures are hosted by local insiders who immerse you in their culture.

  • One-of-a-kind access

    Explore places and communities you can't easily access on your own.

What's included

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

Your itinerary

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.

Your host

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.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of 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.
Paisley At Atlas Obscura
11 day adventure
Bhutan's Festivals & Cliffside Temples
$5,135 / person
$5,135 / person