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Bhutan in Style

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £8,595 Current prices from: £8,595
Travel in style through the remote hidden kingdom of Bhutan while staying in luxurious 5-star accommodation. Immerse yourself in the local way of life and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and fascinating monasteries for which Bhutan is renowned. The region offers a wealth of possibilities for easy walks through rhododendron forests and rice fields against a backdrop of prayer flags fluttering in the wind.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Stay in luxury accommodation in Bhutan
  • Evening prayers in Punakha dzong
  • Enjoy picnics in stunning locations
  • Visit the remote Haa valley
  • Visit the local markets in Punakha, Paro or Thimphu

Bumthang

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 846 1152 1457 1661 1864 1864 1864 1763 1559 1152 846
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -621 -327 134 541 846 948 948 745 236 -425 -818
Sunshine hours 8 8 8 8 7 6 5 5 6 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 70 291 673 1576 33313 38315 28611 1787 632 110 40
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 11 16 20 19 13 5 1 1
Humidity H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 11/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 7/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Gangtey

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 846 948 1254 1559 1763 1966 1966 1966 1864 1559 1254 948
Min temp (C)(F) -818 -621 -228 236 541 948 1050 1050 846 236 -425 -719
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 8
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 50 120 311 552 994 1797 2158 1777 1255 492 90 30
Rainy Days 1 1 3 6 12 16 18 17 12 4 1 1
Humidity H H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 7/H 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Paro

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 948 1254 1559 1763 1864 1864 1864 1763 1661 1254 1050
Min temp (C)(F) -621 -425 32 439 745 1050 1152 1050 948 439 -130 -523
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 6 4 4 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 100 341 813 1807 41616 54922 40616 25910 843 110 50
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 20 19 13 4 1 0
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Phuentsholing

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1864 2068 2475 2679 2679 2781 2679 2781 2679 2679 2373 1966
Min temp (C)(F) 643 846 1254 1559 1864 2068 2068 2068 1966 1661 1254 846
Sunshine hours 7 7 7 8 7 5 4 4 5 7 7 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 13 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 131 181 582 1516 41616 85534 106742 74129 53121 1596 201 80
Rainy Days 1 1 3 7 12 17 19 16 13 4 1 0
Humidity M H VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 5/M 7/H 9/VH 11/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11/E 8/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577

Punakha

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 1254 1457 1864 2068 2170 2373 2373 2373 2272 2170 1763 1457
Min temp (C)(F) 32 236 643 948 1254 1559 1559 1559 1457 1050 541 134
Sunshine hours 7 7 8 8 7 6 5 5 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 12 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 100 120 422 1064 26811 57122 71328 51820 34514 1024 141 70
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 22 22 15 5 2 1
Humidity H VH VH Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme VH H M
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) 2373 2475 2679 2882 2984 3086 2984 2984 2984 2984 2781 2577

Thimphu

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 745 846 1254 1457 1661 1864 1864 1864 1763 1559 1254 948
Min temp (C)(F) -719 -523 32 337 643 948 1050 1050 846 337 -228 -523
Sunshine hours 8 7 8 8 7 6 4 5 5 7 8 7
Daylight hours 11 11 12 13 14 14 14 13 12 11 11 10
Rainfall (mm)(in) 80 90 341 793 1807 41116 52921 39115 24710 813 110 50
Rainy Days 1 1 3 5 11 17 20 20 14 4 1 0
Humidity N N N N N N N N N N N N
UV 6/H 8/VH 10/VH 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 11+/E 9/VH 6/H 5/M
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Luxury Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

On arrival, transfer to an airport hotel for an overnight stay. (N)

Day 2: Fly to Paro • Thimphu

Morning flight to Paro, sitting on the left side of the plane for the best views. Meet your guide and drive to Thimphu. Afternoon at leisure. Stay 3 nights at the Amankora Thimphu. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Thimphu

Sightseeing in Thimphu including the Tashichho dzong and the National Memorial Chorten. Continue to the arts and crafts school, the institute of traditional medicine, a traditional papermaking factory and the textile museum. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Thimphu

Follow the 2-hour Sangaygang – Wangditse walking loop through blue pine and rhododendron until you reach Wangditse monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Punakha

Travel to Punakha via the stunning Dochula Pass, stopping at the 15th-century Chimmi Lhakhang; the trail takes 30 minutes and passes through the farmlands of Lobesa village, rice fields and orchards. This evening, visit Punakha dzong, built in 1637, in time for the evening prayers. Stay 2 nights at the Amankora Punakha. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Punakha

Take a picnic and explore the trail to Khamsum chorten through farmland and local villages. If visiting on a Saturday, visit the Punakha weekend market. Alternatively, head up the Mo Chu valley to the Nalanda Buddhist Institute and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang Nunnery to enjoy the views and meet with local monks and nuns. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Paro

Travel to Paro enjoying the 3-hour walk along the Choedin village loop, visiting the Drugyel dzong en route. Spend 3 nights at the Amankora Paro, located in the beautiful Neyphu valley, a 25-minute drive from Paro. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Paro

Hike to the Taktshang monastery (Tiger’s Nest), a trip of around 5 hours. En route, enjoy stunning views of the monastery. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Paro

Visit the remote Haa valley, enjoying a picnic lunch by the river and wandering through the local villages and markets. The Chele Pass offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks including Jumolhari. Alternatively, discover the beautiful Neyphu valley; take a refreshing hike, have a picnic with a scenic view of the valley, visit the friendly neighbouring student monks, or play some Bhutanese darts (kuru) and practice archery. (B, L, D)

Days 10-11: Fly home via Delhi

(B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Follow the 2-hour Sangaygang – Wangditse walking loop through blue pine and rhododendron until you reach Wangditse monastery. (B, L, D)

Luxury tour

Luxury tour departures are based in 5-star de luxe accommodation throughout. Prices are based on the standard room category.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Tailor-made travel

For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Luxury private tour accommodation

  • Amankora Thimphu
    Amankora Thimphu

    Set in a blue pine forest in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the adjacent Thimphu Valley, the 16-suite Amankora Thimphu is close to the capital's sights and shopping while remaining a quiet, idyllic retreat. The dzong-like architecture incorporates high, stone, whitewashed buildings. An outdoor dining deck provides views of the nearby stream and forest and there is a dining room and living area inside. The spa features three treatment rooms, changing rooms and steam rooms.

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  • Amankora Punakha
    Amankora Punakha

    This Aman property in Punakha is often described as the finest of the collection in Bhutan and is situated east of the Dochu La Pass and just north of the impressive Punakha Dzong. The Amankora Punakha is built around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse, once the residence of the Queen Mother of Bhutan. The farmhouse contains the dining room and intimate relaxation areas upstairs. The courtyard is suitable for outdoor dining. Other facilities include a tea pavilion that was once the kitchen of the summer palace, and beyond is the yoga/meditation room with open views of the surrounding rice terraces and orchards. There are also spa treatment rooms and a steam room. The eight suites are air-conditioned in the summer and set in an orange orchard with views across paddy fields.

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  • Amankora Paro Bhutan
    Amankora Paro Bhutan

    The Amankora hotel, combining the word 'aman', which means 'peace' in Sanskrit, with 'kora' meaning 'pilgrimage' or 'journey', is just 20 minutes from Paro Airport. The hotel is set in the shadows of the imposing remains of the 17th-century Drukyel Dzong with the majestic Himalayan peaks rising beyond. The rooms are well proportioned, combining earth walls, sloped roofs and wood-panelled interiors. The hotel has a dining room serving Indian, Western and Bhutanese dishes. Additional facilities include a spa, library, gift shop and living room.

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Dates & prices

BTY2020

Guideline Prices

Low season from £8,595 per person

High season from £8,825 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 5-star accommodation
    • Private driver & guide throughout
    • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Bhutanese visa

Destinations on this tour

    https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/indian-subcontinent/bhutan/thimphu
  • Thimphu

    Thimphu is the Bhutanese capital, and the centre of government, religion and commerce....

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/indian-subcontinent/bhutan/punakha
  • Punakha

    Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is still the winter seat of the J...

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  • https://www.coxandkings.co.uk/destinations/indian-subcontinent/paro
  • Paro

    The beautiful Paro valley encompasses a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myth...

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