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Bhutan Private Tours

Bhutan by Foot

Bhutan will both humble and amaze. About the size of Switzerland, it combines the green alpine meadows, chalet-style homes and snowy peaks of a wintry playground with the truly exotic: the ancient mystical culture of Himalayan Buddhism practiced daily by monks, nuns and the populace in beautifully preserved ancient temples and monasteries. Incense, butter lamps, chanting and drums heighten the experience as the myth, magic and legend of the great teachers and saints of yore are repeated in song, text and vivid iconography on the walls of temples and homes. This spirit manifests itself in the people – one can sense their quiet confidence and pride inherent in their wonderful sense of humour and innocence, disarming and endearing in equal measure. The myth of Shangri-La is easy to believe as you explore this unforgettable land.

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Trip Details



We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.


These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.



“I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”


“I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”


“I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”


“I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”


“I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.


Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.


Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

Daytime Guided


Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

Daytime Guided

Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

24/7 Guided

Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

Bangkok to Bangkok
12 Days / 11 Nights

Best Time to Visit

  • January
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  • April
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  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
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Day by Day



Uma Paro, Paro

This exclusive 29-suite operation in the Paro Valley embodies those essential Bhutanese qualities that promote Gross National Happiness. Traditional craftsmanship combines with modern amenities, superb cuisine and generous hospitality in a location that not only provides spectacular views but is also within easy access of the famed Tiger’s Nest monastery. View hotel website »

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Amankora Bumthang, Balakha Village

Situated next to the palace and temple, the Amankora Bumthang has a location others can only dream of. The hotel features comfortable lounges and decks, with cozy chairs and family-style dining tables, an intimate yoga and meditation room and full spa services. View hotel website »

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Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Gangtey

Nestled in the beautiful Gangtey Valley, this hotel offers sweeping views of the lush Himalayan landscape. Complete with a fireplace and wall to ceiling windows, each guestroom is furnished with earthen tones and warm fabrics to echo the natural surroundings and rural architecture of Bhutanese heritage. During warmer weather, hot air balloons launch from the lodge and float amongst mountain peaks. View hotel website »

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Uma Punakha, Punakha

Uma Punakha is an intimate luxury lodge located at the far western end of the lush Punakha Valley. From its picturesque base overlooking a bend in the Mo Chu river, this hotel is ideally located for exploring this remote Himalayan Kingdom. Delivering breathtaking views from its eight spacious rooms and two villas, Uma provides luxury in the wilderness, alongside its restaurant and Shambhala spa. View hotel website »

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Taj Tashi, Thimphu

The Taj Tashi offers an indescribable experience of both Bhutanese culture and breathtaking beauty. Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, elegant, spacious guestrooms offer panoramic views of green mountains, and hand-drawn Bhutanese murals adorn every interior. Its location in the capital city also provides an excellent base to explore vibrant local markets, spectacular monasteries, and the traditional fiery cuisine. View hotel website »

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Activity Level


Daily distances usually vary from 2 to 8 km, with longer and shorter options on most days. The terrain is generally hilly. The difficulty of the walk often depends on elevation, and we allow time for acclimatization by offering our higher hikes later in the trip. The walking routes are usually in good shape but some rougher sections of trail do occur.


Walking Sticks &
Hip Holsters

Included with all walking trips are Leki telescoping walking sticks and custom-made padded hip holsters, which comfortably carry one full half-litre water bottle. And while the walking sticks get “recycled” for use by another B&R traveller, the holsters are yours to keep at trip’s end.

What's Included

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of local guide and driver and support van
  • Use of a customized bicycle and helmet
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

At Your Service

We take pride in choosing guides who are not only exceptional travelling companions, but who’ll go far beyond the call of duty to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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“Exploring the Valley of Gangtey, staying at Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, and hiking in the Phobjika Valley were each so fabulous and special.”

— Moe Bertuch, Bespoke Independent Bhutan Walking 2014

Bhutan Walking Private


Notes from the Road

In Deep: An Introduction to the History, Culture & Happiness of Bhutan

Set against the backdrop of sacred mountains, monasteries, temples and breathtaking views, this isolated kingdom is perhaps best known for its official policy of Gross National Happiness.
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The Best Restaurants in Siem Reap

On a recent trip to Cambodia, I went in search of the best amok in town—which also meant a tour of the best restaurants in Siem Reap.
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The Top 9 Hotels in Siem Reap

In no other place have I seen such a wonderful collection of fantastic luxury properties. You’ll never find yourself asking for the one must stay location as the answer contains multitudes—well, at least nine, according to the list I’m about to provide.
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