Bhutan: The Last Shangri-La

October 20 – 28 2025 • 9 Days • Price TBD
Taj Mahal Pearl of India Optional Extension
October 28 – November 3, 2025 * 7 Days * Price TBD

March 9, 2024

2025 Adventures, including Bhutan & India, are currently in the initial planning phase. Travelers who wish to hold their spot on this tour are encouraged to submit a refundable $100 pre-registration deposit by clicking the green PRE-REGISTER button below.

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Due to its unique approach to measuring progress through Gross National Happiness (GNH) rather than Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Bhutan is often cited as one of the happiest countries in the world. Explore with us the ancient allure of Bhutan, where timeless traditions blend seamlessly with breathtaking natural beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, Bhutan offers travelers a unique journey into a land of untouched landscapes and vibrant culture.

Our itinerary is still under development, but we will be immersed in Bhutanese culture, food, and the natural Himalayan setting of the country. The national religion is Buddhism, and this belief system permeates daily life, most prominently seen in impressive architecture.

Bhutan is a Himalayan country, and we will be at higher than normal altitudes. We overnight, however between a more moderate 5000 and 8,000 feet above sea level. A highlight of the tour is a 5 hour roundtrip hike to emblematic Taktshang Monastery, also called Tiger’s Nest, visited by all Bhutanese at least once in their lifetime.

The extension in India is one WAI has offered several times, starting in 2012. Incomparable Taj Majal is the centerpiece, but Rajasthan, the region to the west where we spend most of our time is rightly considered the most colorful corner of a supremely colorful country. Never have we seen such flamboyant clothing! And the hospitality of the small town of Deogarh is also a highlight.

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