Bhutan & the Indigenous Monpas

Please join us on our journey to
the Land of the Thunder Dragon!

December 6-18, 2019

14 Days | 13 Nights

$8050* per person

Central Bhutan is home to the Monpas, believed to be the first inhabitants of Bhutan. Also at the heart of Bhutanese culture are Buddhism, majestic dzongs, colorful festivals and tightly knitted community and family life.

Come on an Adventure of a Lifetime!


Ringed by the staggering peaks of the Himalaya, Bhutan is a remote Buddhist kingdom where age-old traditions hold strong. Amid verdant valleys dotted with historic fortresses and shrines, delve into Bhutan’s rich culture with a private guide, discovering how everyday life is intertwined with Mahayana Buddhism. Meet with monks, nuns, farmers, and artisans; take part in ancient rituals; and witness firsthand the mindfully cautious evolution of this tiny kingdom.

Visit the Living Edens of Bhutan, the indigenous Monpas and participate in their 2nd Annual Monpa Day Festival. Experience the unique privilege of learning their sustainable ways of living in attunement with nature, while living among them.


Trip Details

The trip is limited to 10-12 participants the Tribal Trust Foundation. A non-refundable $2,000 deposit is due by July. 1, 2020 to hold your spot. The remaining balance of $6,050 is due by September 1, 2020. We will have meetings in Oct. 2020 so you can plan what to bring and have all your questions answered. Anyone interested should contact, Maya Shaw Gale with questions. [email protected] or (805) 857-1789

Bio Trip Leader

Experience this deeply immersive journey into the magical realms of Bhutan with Maya Shaw Gale, MA, board member and Vice-President of the Tribal Trust Foundation. A life coach, international trainer of somatic psychology, poet and teacher of mindfulness for over 35 years, Maya has led cross-cultural explorations to learn from the indigenous peoples in Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Hawaii and Australia and has connections to several Native American communities in the U.S. As an environmental activist and shamanic practitioner, her life-long passion has been to assist our contemporary consumer culture to reconnect with and respectfully embrace the wisdom of indigenous peoples that allowed them to live in harmony, balance and sustainability with Nature for thousands of years.