Outside 2011 Trip of the YearTravel 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 its rivers and visiting some of the most important Buddhist cultural sites in the world.

Rafting and Kayaking

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. 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.

Group photo after rafting below the Punakha Dzong

Group photo after rafting below the Punakha Dzong

Cultural Tours

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).

Monks outside the monastery at Punakha Dzong

Monks outside the monastery at Punakha Dzong

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".

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.

Our 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.