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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.
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On arrival, transfer to an airport hotel for an
overnight stay. (N)
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)
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)
Follow the 2-hour Sangaygang – Wangditse
walking loop through blue pine and
rhododendron until you reach Wangditse
monastery. (B, L, D)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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BTY2020: 8 Nights
The beautiful Paro valley encompasses a rich culture, scenic beauty and hundreds of myth...
Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan until 1955 and is still the winter seat of the J...
Thimphu is the Bhutanese capital, and the centre of government, religion and commerce....