Bhutan Trek 2018: Himalayas


IMPORTANT NOTICE: This is a custom trek. Contact Cindy Steuart for more information.

Join Trekking for Kids in a unique and exclusive opportunity to trek through the magnificent mountains of the happiest kingdom in the world, Bhutan. Immerse yourself in the gentle culture, experience the drama of the landscape, and make life a little better for the orphaned and at-risk children living in Bhutan. Children without resources or parents are typically cared for in a monastery, so our work will focus on improving living conditions in a select monastery in the capital region.

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The Trek

This two-week expedition will include a 6 night, 7 day fully-supported trek through the majestic Bhutan Himalayas, in addition to visits to important cultural, historic, and religious sites around Paro, Punakha, and the capital city of Thimpu. We will also spend a day working to complete the pre-selected project the group will support at a local Monastery. The trek will begin near Paro and the trail ascends the mountain ridges and drops through valleys of rhododendron forests. Each person will carry only what is needed for the day - personal items such as raingear, camera, and snacks. Porters and horses will carry all duffle bags of gear and clothing and campsites are established before the group arrives each evening in camp. Meals are prepared and served by a chef whose creations rival a great restaurant in town, and any dietary restrictions are well accommodated. A full schedule of the trek is available under the schedule tab of this site.

The expedition price includes round-trip flights from Bangkok to Paro, all accommodations in Bhutan, all meals, all in-country mini-bus transport while touring, trekking equipment (except personal gear), fully guided support on the trek, professional guides throughout the stay in the cities, airport assistance in Paro, insurance, Bhutan visa, and TFK-logo shirts. Price excludes roundtrip airfare to Bangkok, gratuities for Bhutanese guides, and any alcoholic drinks at hotels or with meals.

Our Work

We will work at a select Monastery in the Paro region, home to orphaned and at-risk children. The project is to be determined, and our schedule will include one day working to complete the project we have funded and participating in activities with the children.

Please contact Cindy Steuart, Executive Director, for more information.

Expedition Costs


April 19-May 2, 2018 (Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Paro)

Fundraising Commitment: min. $1000 (tax-deductible donations for monastery projects)

 • TFK trip leader
• Professional tour guides
• RT flight Bangkok to Paro
• 7 day fully-supported, guided Trek with local guides (you only carry a daypack)
• 6 nights tent camping on Trek 

• 3 nights hotel (double occupancy) in Paro
• 3 nights hotel (double occupancy) in Thimphu
• 1 night hotel (double occupancy) in Punakhau
• All meals
• All ground transportation, including airport pick-up and drop-off

• Trekking permit and conservation fees

• All entrance fees to sites

• Group travel insurance

• Bhutan Visa 

• Work projects at monastery with the children
• TFK t-shirt and luggage tags

Not Included 
 • Airfare to Bangkok
• All tips, including for local trekking team
• Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, bottled water

Expedition Requirements

• 18 years or older unless permission granted for younger participants
• Good health
• Physically fit
• Willing to raise minimum $1000 for orphanage

3 Step Process

1. Apply • Fill out the online application
• Pay $500 deposit ($50 non-refundable)

2. Prepare • Read Information and Fundraising Packet from TFK
• Start a training regimen if not already exercising regularly
• Fundraise for orphanage projects
• Gather all necessary gear for the Trek
• Pay remaining Expedition fees
• Arrange flights

3. Experience • Arrive in-country and meet your TFK group leaders and fellow Trekkers.
• Enjoy a trip of a lifetime!

We are committed to supporting you every step of the way, both before and during your Expedition.

Click here to read about TFK’s Registration and Cancellation Policies.

Expedition Dates for Bhutan Trek

April 19-May 2, 2018 (Please note: dates listed are the arrival and departure dates to/from Paro)

Click here to download a pdf of the Itinerary for our Bhutan Trek.

Gear List

Gear List

Fundraising Resources

After signing up for an Expedition, Trekkers receive a Fundraising Kit, and access to the Trekker Resource Center, with online tips and tools to help you succeed.

TFK Brochures • brief version of the website in printed form
• great introduction to TFK for your donors

Personal Fundraising Page
• solicit donations on your page
• set fundraising goals
• track progress in real time
• upload photos
• post messages to donors

Other Resources • Ideas for raising your $1000 minimum
• form letters to help you get started
• fundraising logs
• receipts and forms
• orphanage project flyer

Contact our Director of Operations, Tricia Donaldson, for more information.

Bhutan Trek 2018

Expedition Dates: April 19-May 2, 2018
(in-country dates)
Cost: $8,350 (double occupancy)
Deadline to Apply: October 1 (or until filled)
Days: 14
Service Work: Monastery
Fundraising Commitment: $1000 in tax-deductible donations for the projects at the monastery
Activity Level: strenuous


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