This extraordinary trip to Bhutan will create memories to last a lifetime. This trip provides an insider’s view of Bhutan including visits to BCF teachers in the field, receptions, private dinners and special access to sites across the country.

Dates:

  • Eastern Bhutan with Simon Winchester: October 7 - October 19
  • Add-on, Eastern Bhutan and Trek: October 19 - October 22
  • Bhutan with Lucie Edwards: October 23 - November 1
  • Highlights:

  • Paro, Tiger’s Nest, Thimphu, Punakha Valley, Talo Tshechu, Dochula Pass,
  • School visits - learn more about education in Bhutan and visit a local school
  • Private receptions
  • Special access to historic sights

    Trip Fee: Starting at $6,995 USD, contact us for more information  
    tax-deductible portion, $2,000 CAD 

    What’s Included:

    • Return airfare into and out of Paro International Airport from transit city (Delhi, Kathmandhu, Singapore)
    • All meals and accommodation at 4 or 5 Star Hotels on twin-sharing basis
    • All land costs including private drivers and a professional guide
    • Visa fees
    • Government tariff

    What’s Not Included:

    • International airfare to transit city
    • Laundry
    • Telephone calls
    • Beverages
    • Shopping
    • Tipping

  • Itineraries

    Eastern Bhutan with Simon Winchester

    Journey into eastern Bhutan with British writer, journalist, and broadcaster, Simon Winchester.

    Eastern Bhutan Trek

    Add on this 4 day trek to your trip with Simon Winchester and experience eastern Bhutan in a way few travelers have through panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

    Bhutan with Lucie Edwards

    Lucie Edwards, Canada's former Ambassador to Bhutan (and High Commissioner to India, South Africa, and Kenya) will lead an illuminating trip to Central Bhutan.

    Chief Guests

    Simon Winchester

    Simon Winchester, OBE, a British writer, journalist and broadcaster. Through his career at The Guardian, Winchester covered numerous significant events including Bloody Sunday and the Watergate Scandal. As an author, Simon Winchester has written or contributed to over a dozen nonfiction books and authored one novel, and his articles appear in several travel publications including Condé Nast Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, and National Geographic. As well there will be visits to BCF teachers in the field, receptions, private dinners and special access to sites across the country.

     

     

    Lucie Edwards

    Lucie Edwards enjoyed a 34 year career in the Canadian Foreign Service. Since her retirement in 2009, she has worked in international development, notably in the fields of education, agriculture, and global public health. She currently chairs the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan, based in Beijing China. Lucie is affiliated with the Balsillie School of International Affairs in Waterloo and has taught international affairs and public policy at Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier Universities. She previously served as Canada’s High Commissioner to Kenya, South Africa and India, and Ambassador to the UN Environment Program. In 1995, she received the Public Service Award of Excellence for her humanitarian work during the genocide in Rwanda. She also received a merit award for her human rights work combating Apartheid at the Canadian Embassy in Pretoria. She and her husband Tom, an environmental historian and poet, live in Ottawa.

    Contact us for more information or to book your trip now!

    info@bhutancanada.org or 416-233-6607