On the Path to Happiness in Bhutan

For hundreds of years, the Trans-Bhutan trail was used by pilgrims, messengers, armies and traders. It played a major role in uniting the region’s many provinces, repelling foreign incursions, fostering the birth of Bhutan as a nation in 1907. 

In fact, until the 1960s, it was the only way to travel and communicate with others across the country. And now, it has found a new life for an age of adventure and connection.

Not only has the Trail allowed the Bhutanese to again walk in the footsteps of their ancestors to rediscover generations’ worth of stories and history, it also highlights the Kingdom’s core principles concerning the environment and sustainable development. As you cross this trail, you will get an intimate view of one of the most well preserved cultures and environments of the world. Remember. Bhutan is the only carbon negative country as of now. 

When you walk or cycle and immerse yourself in the magic of this trail, with us,  you are immersing yourself in generations’ worth of stories, maximising your contribution to research,education and community development supported by the official Trail organisation, enabling your children to not just be storehouses of knowledge but being creators of new knowledge and solutions. 

You will connect with each other, connect with nature, connect with something bigger than us all and you will connect with Bhutan, one step at a time. 

This itinerary has been specially designed and curated for Ubuntu, with our partners, the Trans Bhutan Trail are a not-for-profit tourism initiative. Their profits go back into the trail and the communities that live along it.

  • You need to be an adult (18 years and above) 
  • Ideally you are 10 years and above, accompanied by an adult
  • You have good health with no serious complications/afflictions. 
  • Your fitness levels are good
  • Anyone with a history of any severe illnesses should check with their doctor before confirming this journey. 
  • We have created this journey as a serious connection and understanding of the culture,traditions and life in Bhutan. We encourage travellers to keep an open mind and heart, respect the hosts’ and others’ homes, privacy and freedom of speech and expression
  • While we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, destination and we are working with the best partners for this, travel of any sort might throw us some unexpected surprises. These turn out to be lovely surprises more often than not but every now and then there might be a hiccup. But we like to see this as an ‘adventure’ or ‘learning’.

Duration:  7 days

Trip Dates: September- Early December 2022 / April-June 2023

Price: Per Adult, Double Occupancy : USD 3138 + 5% GST

*Prices will be reduced for children depending on age group. 

**A deposit of USD 500 per person is required to confirm the booking.


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily (6 breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • Water during meals and treks
  • Private tour guide daily
  • Transportation 
  • Airport transfer
  • Accommodation
  • Bhutan Sustainable Development Fee
  • Activities as indicated in the itinerary and description 
  • Support, packing tips, and constant communication prior to departure
  • Trans Bhutan Trail passport
  • A Year’s Free Trans Bhutan Trail Membership


  • Cancellation protection
  • Airfare to and from Paro airport
  • Accommodation or transportation upgrades 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Additional excursions
  • Beverages other than water
  • Laundry
  • Other personal expenses

Cancellation Policy:

  • All cancellations must be made in writing to Ubuntu. 
  • Cancellations received 45 days or more before departure: a full refund of your tour cost will be made
  • Cancellations received 44-30 days before departure: a 50% refund of your tour cost will be made
  • Cancellations received less than 30 days before departure: no refund will be made
  • For some programs, including but not limited to those involving luxury or 5-star hotels or travel around major festivals in Bhutan, cancellation and refund terms may differ from the above. Where this is the case, we will confirm the exact conditions with you at the time of making your booking.
  • Cancellations on account of covered medical conditions or bereavement may be eligible for refund if Trans Bhutan Trail Cancellation Protection is purchased at the time of registration. Appropriate documentation must be submitted to support of any such refund request.
  • No refunds, neither full nor partial, will be made after the journey has begun. No refunds will be made for passengers who voluntarily withdraw during the journey.


To start planning your journey now reach out to us at connect@theubuntu.life or +91 98216 85074


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