The Hole Hiking Experience has a sister program, Bhutan Himalayan Experience, offering custom cultural tours and treks to the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Our knowledgeable Bhutanese and American guides unveil the boundless beauty of Bhutan’s awe-inspiring Himalayan landscapes, gracious people, and ancient cultural treasures. Immerse yourself in the warm colors, textures, flavors, and spirit of this unique and unspoiled environment.
For more information, please visit bhutanhimalayanexperience.com »
2019 Featured Cultural Tours and Treks
Our tours are always custom designed. If you don’t see an itinerary that meets your travel goals, please contact Cathy or Kinlay directly.
Fall Cultural Tour: Gasa Hot Spring and
Black-necked Crane Festival
10 days / Fall 2019
Trip Dates: November 6—15, 2019
Activity Level: Easy to Moderate
Explore Bhutan on this 10-day cultural tour to experience Gasa and the Black-necked Crane Festival. Immerse yourself in rich traditions, explore nature, hike at a moderate level in the Himalayas, and visit the country’s cultural highlights including Paro, Thimphu, Dochula, Punakha and Pobjika.
Our Experienced Guides
Cathy Shill is an acclaimed leader of the natural world. In 1989, she created The Hole Hiking Experience in Jackson, Wyoming. Her company reaches thousands of people each year to inspire with nature through lively interpretation. The trips are fun and engaging and clients are given the opportunity to connect to natural processes, wildlife, and learn innate natural connections. She is a dynamic leader and has inspired children, executives, and shared “ah-ha” moments with anyone who has a desire to learn. She has toured with Walt Disney, Phizer Corporation, Jansport, Carlson Companies, Young Presidents Organization, Mars, IBM, MCI, Atlantic-Bruecke, University of Wyoming, Shell, and many more. Cathy has travelled to Kilimanjaro, the Galapagos Islands, Italy, New Zealand, Nepal, India and Bhutan to pursue natural exploration and cultural experiences. She enjoys the synergy of life found by balance. Her interests include meditation, yoga, qi gong, and a universal connection to all life.
Kinlay Gyaltshen is a descendant of the famous Wang Clan of Bhutan. He has 18 years years experience in travel industry, is a certified & licensed guide of the Bhutan Department of Tourism and has 12 years experience in management of Bhutan tours with premier US-based travel service firms. He has guided ambassadors, artists, the very wealthy and the not-so-wealthy on cultural tours, treks, and customized nature tours all over Bhutan. His deep connection with Bhutan’s rich Buddhist traditions, combined with a commitment to first-rate service, an outstanding sense of humor, and perfect English make Kinlay one of the finest guides in the country.