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Bhutan in Style

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 8 Nights Lead-in price: £8595

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
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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 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 Lodge
    Amankora Thimphu Lodge

    Set in a blue pine forest in the upper reaches of the Motithang area of the adjacent Thimphu Valley, the 16-suite Amankora Thimphu Lodge 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.

  • Amankora Paro Lodge
    Amankora Paro Lodge

    Amankora Paro Lodge, combining the word aman (or peace in Sanskrit) with pilgrimage and journey, is 20 minutes from Paro Airport in the shadows of the imposing remains of the 17th century Drukyel Dzong and majestic Himalayan peaks. 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

BTY2022

Guideline Prices

Low season from £8595 per person

High season from £8825 per person

 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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

  • Thimphu

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

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  • Punakha

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

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  • Paro

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

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