Far Horizons has developed exotic journeys to Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Ladak and Tibet.


We can prepare a tailor-made program that best suits the special interests and focus of your organization. For each of the above exotic journeys we have created some very imaginative and soul satisfying itineraries. Pick your own Shangri-La, and we will make your dream journey come true.


Illustrated below is an outline of a 13-day cultural tour of Bhutan:


Far Horizons offers a 13 day cultural tour of Bhutan that explores the heritage and traditions of Bhutan's timeless culture that still thrives today. This tour is specially tailored to provide a deeper insight into the lives of the diverse people of Bhutan. It covers the valleys of Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Wangduephodrang, Phobjikha, Trongsa, and Bumthang. In these townships you will be immersed into the daily lives of the Bhutanese, with exclusive activities including farmhouse visits and interaction with the villagers. Witness special Buddhist festivals. The castle-like dzongs including the Punakha dzong with gently tapering walls, classic lines, large courtyards, and beautiful galleries are among the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. The most common architectural sight in Bhutan, however, is not these majestic buildings, but Chortens or Stupas, which are small shrines originally built to house sacred relics.


Enjoy a hike to a famous monastery like Taktsang (Tiger's nest) in Paro, the Tango Monastery in Thimphu, or the popular Chimi Lhkhang, which is known as the Divine Madman's Temple in Punakha.


This tour also highlights Bhutan's artistic tradition, which has its roots in Buddhism with almost all works of art displaying the prevailing theme of the struggle between good and evil. A rare blend of Tibetan, Indian, and Chinese styles in a characteristic Bhutanese setting, Bhutanese art is mostly symbolic. It is highly decorative and ornamental. Visit the School of Zorig Chusum and the Textile Museum in Thimphu. Traditional Bhutanese art has been preserved through the centuries.


Witness the Tshechu or Festival. In almost every dzong (a fortress that houses both monastic and government administrative wings) there is an annual traditional festival known as Tshechu and Dromchoe or drubchens that normally spans 4-5 days. Colorful and well-choreographed mask dances are performed during the Tshechu. The mask dances are known as Cham and are performed to bless onlookers, to teach them the Buddhist dharma, to protect them from misfortune, and to exorcise all evil. Apart from its religious implications, the Tshechu is also known as an annual social gathering where people dress in their finest clothing and jewelry, share food and news, and partake of the celebratory ambience.


Join Far Horizons in exploring the vibrant Bhutanese culture, where Buddhism permeates every aspect of daily life. The majestic Himalayan snow peaks, virgin forests, exquisite architecture, and friendly people are just a few reasons Bhutan has been called the world of the last Shangri-La.