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Experience 12 Glorious Days of Connection, Fun, Joy, Peace, and Happiness in a Unique and Pristine Country and one of the happiest places in the World!

LGBTQ+ and Allies - Expedition Bhutan

Coming Fall of 2024

Optional Bangkok Pre-Tour Experience

Plus optional Post-Tour Experiences such as Tibet, Nepal and India

On this expedition-ish journey, you will be connecting with Bhutanese and International folk from the LGBTQ+ community. You will travel with likeminded groups and share stories while hiking or enjoying a hot stone bath while taking in the beautiful scenery of Bhutan.

Bhutan is an authentic, open-minded and compassionate Buddhist country which supports its LGBTQ+ community. While a little slow on the uptake, same-sex sexual activity was decriminalized in Bhutan on 17 February 2021. You make think this recent, but Bhutan has only had Internet access since 1991.

We shall enjoy this freedom and celebrate our time in Bhutan with joy and peacefulness while exploring the rich culture and traditions. While travelling in Bhutan, you will learn about the concept of Gross National Happiness. Simply put, Bhutan genuinely puts its people first, only passing legislation that benefits the people and does not harm the environment.

While travelling and hiking you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with locals and members of the Bhutan LGBTQ+ community, which will deepen your understanding of Bhutan's culture and provide the meaningful journey of a lifetime.

Highlights:

  • Buddhist talks to learn more about the culture and religion.

  • White river rafting for adventurous activities.

  • Experience a traditional Stone Bath (Bhutanese wellness).

  • Authentic Bhutanese lunch at farmhouses.

  • Support the Bhutanese LGBTQ+ community.

  • Sunrise breakfast at a Pass with breathtaking views.

  • Beautiful sightseeing of Bhutan's unique landscapes and landmarks.

  • Hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest monastery for a memorable experience.

  • Authentic village visits to gain insights into the local way of life.

  • Hike to pristine and hidden monastery to gain insights of Buddhist teaching.

  • Offering dinner and tea to monks. Experience evening prayers.

 12 days LGBT Expedition - Bhutan

  • May 15- 26, 2024

  • Day hikes and culture exploration and connection Bhutan’s LGBTQ+ community

  • 10-15 Participants.

  • From USD $ 6,000. Per person for entire trip including airfare Bangkok – Paro – Bangkok.

 Pre-Tour Package in Bangkok Available for All Tours

  •  Private Airport Pick-up upon arrival in Bangkok

  • Drop off at Hotel

  • Three nights in a five star hotel

  • Bangkok City Tour

  • Free day to explore

  • Private Airport Transport for your flight to Bhutan

From USD $750.00 per person double occupancy, solo from USD $​

 

Bhutan Tour package includes the following:

  • Bhutan Visa & (SDF) Sustainable development fee.

  • Airfare from Bangkok to Paro, Bhutan – Bangkok.

  • All meals, twin sharing three-star standard hotel room.

  • Comfortable bus pickup and drop beginning to end of the tour.

  • English speaking local guide.

  • Entrance fees to monuments and museum.

  • Sponsoring dinner to monks and prayers at the monastery

  • Meals, tea/coffee and snacks

  • Pickup and drop of Bhutanese LGBTQ+ travelers.

  • Sight-seeing  is All-Inclusive per the itinerary

Day to Day Itinerary
1) Arrive and drive to Thimphu
2) Thimphu sight-seeing, meet the LGBTQ+ travelers from Bhutan and hike down to Changgangkha
from Buddha. Afternoon Kajathom and dinner with members.
3) Hike to Dodedrak Buddhist Institute (Hidden monastery)
4) Thimphu to Punakha via Dochula pass.
5) Visit Punakha Dzong, hiking and rafting.
6) Visit homestay for authentic lunch and stone bath experience.
7) Drive to Trongsa via Wangdue. Visit the Wangdue Dzong, Lunch at Sayphu.
8) Drive to Phobjikha and do Gangtey nature hike in the afternoon.
9) Drive to Paro via Botanical Garden and lunch at Dochula Resort.

10) Hike to Tiger’s nest, evening prayers and sand mandala ceremony experience.
11) Drive to Chelila pass and hike down to Kila Goenpa nunnery, afternoon shopping and farewell
dinner.
12) Departure.

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On any given day, you will enjoy morning or evening Yoga and meditation with Gurus, Buddhist talks, white river rafting, experience a traditional Stone Bath and learn about authentic Bhutanese cooking by taking a class. We will have a sunrise breakfast at the Dochula Pass, beautiful sightseeing and visit an authentic village, where life has not changed much in 150 years. We will be trekking on the ancient and pristine Trans Bhutan Trail. On the final day we will hit the bragging rights hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
 

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