Bhutan with Richard I’Anson *

November 19, 2020 - December 2, 2020




*Due to COVID-19 the departure of this trip on the advertised dates is uncertain. If you are booked on this trip please contact your booking agent at World Expeditions. To express an interest in this or other Himalayan journeys, please email [email protected]


Per person cost $9,580                       Single supplement $1,900


The trip

The remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is well known for its untouched wilderness, rich Buddhist culture and a history steeped in mystic and legend. On this unique all inclusive journey with Photographer, Canon Master and Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) Ambassador Richard I’Anson, this cultural journey encompasses all that Bhutan has to offer taking in festivals at Trashigang and Mongar as well as the ‘must see’ highlights of Bhutan.


Travelling with renowned operator World Expeditions, this tour begins in Kolkata, India, where we visit the famous Flower Market before flying to Guwahati and crossing the border by road into Eastern Bhutan. We spend 3 days photographing the Trashigang and Mongar Festivals, including the traditional masked dances, before crossing to Bumthang in central Bhutan. It is widely regarded that Bhutanese Buddhism first took hold in Bumthang, and the magnificent ancient monasteries in the area reflect this legacy.


After Bumthang we fly to picturesque Paro Valley, home to breathtaking Tigers Nest (Taktsang) monastery, situated on the cliff edge 800m above the valley floor. We visit the weekend market in Thimphu where the colours and scents will wake your creative senses, then return to Paro where our trip concludes.


We hope you can join Richard I’Anson and the Australian Himalayan Foundation on this incredible photographic and cultural journey.




A minimum donation of $1000 ‐ $2000 to the Australian Himalayan Foundation is a requirement of joining this trip.
This amount can be fundraised, or your donation can be made payable to directly to the AHF.

This trip is also registered through Raisely and you are welcome to sign up and begin fundraising immediately.

Please contact Kerryn at the Australian Himalayan Foundation should you have any questions about your donation or fundraising ‐ [email protected]

What’s included:


  • 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Internal flights Kolkata/Guwahati and Bumthang/Paro airport transfers on Day 1 and Day 14
  • Expert bilingual guide in Bhutan. Local guides in Kolkata and Guwahati in India
  • Group medical kit 3.5 ‑ 4.5 star accommodation, or best available in remote towns
  • Private transportation sightseeing and site entry fees as listed
  • Bhutan Government visa and sustainability fees
  • Trip escorted by acclaimed photographer, Richard I’Anson


Local cash payments are becoming increasingly popular with many operators in the adventure travel industry. The policy seems to benefit the tour operators more than the local economies or travellers, as it avoids local taxes and transfers the cost and risk of cash handling to travellers. In accordance with their Responsible Travel practices, World Expeditions have chosen a policy not to ask for such payments.


What’s not included:


  • International flights
  • Meals not outlined in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Tips Airport and departure taxes Travel Insurance visas (excluding Bhutan)
Monks at festival - image by Richard I'Anson