Bhutan Black Crane Festival Tour

  • Departure:

    7 November 2024

  • Duration:

    15 days
  • Cost:

    AUD8850 per person twin share
  • Offer:

    Includes International return flight Bangkok/Paro/Bangkok Take advantage of the 50% reduction in the Governments Sustainable Development fee until end of 2024
  • Itinerary:

The Bhutan Black Crane Festival runs each year to raise awareness among the locals and celebrate the arrival the Black-necked crane. This is of the most endangered species of crane. Over 500 – 600 cranes migrate to Bhutan in winter from the Tibetan plateau.

This 10-day trip will coincide with this fabulous festival, with crane dance and local folk dances. The perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in this unique culture. Along the way you will visit the towns of Thimpu, Paro, Bhumtang, and Phobjika Valley (home to the Black Necked Crane). And travel through breath-taking forests, lush valleys, and alpine terrains.

Bhutan boasts a glorious mosaic of botanical treasures and with its pristine environment, these remain largely untouched. The country is also home to an enormous diversity of flora with over 50 species of rhododendrons alone and over 600 species of orchids. As you head further into the countryside, witness stunning rhododendrons and alpine flowers. You will visit monasteries and marvel at the outstanding art and architecture in remote regions.

Difficulty: This trip requires a moderate fitness level with gentle day treks and tourist walks. For more general information on what to expect, visit our Adventure Travel FAQ.

Did you know: Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black-necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison!

What Our Adventurers Say: Check out their experiences here.

Just wanted to say thank you for our wonderful trip through Bhutan. All the women in the group were wonderful, we got on so well and will probably stay in touch as a group. Our guide Dhendup was beautiful and very knowledgable, he coped with our sense of humour very well and gave as good as he got. He is well suited to escorting mature-aged Aussie women! Our driver Hari was fantastic and we trusted him implicitly despite a couple of very scary moments in the mountains passing trucks.
- Karen