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Overview

 Highlights


  • Visits to Taktsang Monastery, Paro Dzong & National Museum
  • Sightseeing & bazaar in Thimphu
  • Stunning 7 day trek
  • Views of the sacred peak, Chomolhari
  • Option to include service learning projects that address UN Sustainable Development Goals
  • Tailor this experiential learning trip in Bhutan to suit your school's needs & budget

This is a school expedition like no other. Thanks to our years of experience in the Himalaya, we've run many successful school trips in Bhutan. On this trip we combine an exceptional trek with time to explore the cultural heritage of Bhutan. In the company of our local guides we follow trails that lead high above the Paro and Thimphu valleys to gain unrivalled views of the Himalayan peaks that define the borderlands of Bhutan and Tibet. There is also ample opportunity to delight in the pristine forests of conifer, oak and rhododendrons as well as encountering yak herders as they establish their summer encampments. In Paro and Thimphu we wander the markets and appreciate the location of the monasteries and forts that reflect the deep cultural heritage of this remarkable Buddhist kingdom.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Paro

Activities:

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Paro

Day 2

Paro Valley, Takstang Monastery (3100m) & National Museum

Day 3

Commence trek to camp (approx 2 to 3 hrs).

Day 4

Trek to Jilli Dzong (approx 2 to 3 hours)

Day 5

Jilli Dzong to Jangchu Lakha (approx 4hrs)

Day 6

Jangchu Lakha to Jimilang Tsho (approx 5 to 6 hrs)

Day 7

Jimilang Tsho to Simkota Tsho (approx 5hrs)

Day 8

Simkota Tsho to Phajoding (approx 4 to 5 hrs)

Day 9

Phajoding to Thimphu (3 hrs)

Day 10

In Thimphu, transfer to Paro

Day 11

Trip concludes


Learning outcomes for students

A World Youth Adventure Journey is a unique learning experience. Students will come away from the journey with a greater knowledge of what it takes to be a true global citizen and how they can first hand help encourage positive change. Our journeys are designed to encourage thriving and positive youth development through the act of service and selflessness and to enhance the following life skills that will help you grow as an individual:

• first hand experience in making a sustainable grass-roots contribution to an under privileged community; investing time and physical effort
• an appreciation and tolerance of other cultures and a broader mind
• the confidence to lead a group and make decisions
• the skills of managing a project, setting and meeting objectives
• the value of working together as a cohesive team to achieve a common objective
• the ability to face mental and physical challenges
• the ability to adapt to new environments outside of their 'comfort zone'
• to appreciate and care for the natural environment. The environments we trek through are beautiful and often pristine, invariably the students will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding about how their individual actions impact on the environment
• build strong friendships and bonds with their peers and also the people of their host community
• basic outdoor skills obtained on trek such as personal hygiene, pitching a tent, helping to prepare meals

Importantly our adventures help increase general well-being and build resilience in young men and women to help them deal with adverse situations in life


Grading

Introductory to Moderate

These trips involve trekking, walking, cycling, rafting or kayaking for up to five or six hours a day at a slow but steady pace and should never be misinterpreted to mean they are easy trips. You will need a reasonable level of fitness and good health. Suggested preparation: 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise, (either cycling or jogging) three times a week for three months leading up to your trip. For trekking, hill walking with a daypack in variable weather conditions is also recommended. For a cycling adventure, road cycling twice a week for three months prior to departure is recommended.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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Want to find out more?

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.


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