Outside 2011 Trip of the Year

Travel with Northwest Rafting Company to the country revered by many as the last Shangri-La. Bhutan is a tiny Buddhist kingdom nestled between India and China. Bhutan travel with Northwest Rafting Company features an active itinerary that will have you rafting or kayaking rivers of Himalayan snowmelt and visiting some of the most important Buddhist cultural sites in the world.

Bhutan Travel with NWRC

Access to Bhutan is strictly limited by the government and many tours would have you riding by bus from site to site. Our tour is different. With NWRC, you'll experience the monasteries and shrines of the peace-loving monks that call Bhutan home, as well as the pristine natural environment of the Himalayas. A typical day will have you rafting a short stretch of river in the morning and visiting a cultural site in the afternoon. Other highlights include visits to the capital city's handicraft school, seeing one of the largest seated Buddhas in the world, and hiking to the stunning cliffside monastery, Taktsang (Tiger's Nest).

Rafting by the Punakha Dzong in Bhutan

Rafting by the Punakha Dzong in Bhutan

Our trip to Bhutan offers a unique opportunity to experience the culture, history, and natural beauty of Bhutan. We hope you'll join us for our next adventure in the "Land of the Thunder Dragon".

Our 2012 group in front of the largest sitting Buddha in the world

Our 2012 group in front of the largest sitting Buddha in the world

Trip Details

The trip will include all lodging, all camping and rafting gear, group meals and entrance to sights visited as a group. You will need to purchase airfare to Asia as well as a flight from either Bangkok, Kathmandu, Calcutta or Delhi to Paro, Bhutan. A $500 deposit and airfare payment is required to secure your reservation. Final payments must be made by May 1.

Bhutan rafting and kayaking tours are offered under special permission of their government with non-refundable deposits due well in advance. Refunds, will therefore, not be offered, and we highly recommend travel insurance to protect your investment.