The remote Kingdom of Bhutan, with its
fascinating cultural heritage and beautiful
mountain scenery, was off limits to tourists
until 1974. Today, the country continues
to preserve its age-old traditions, as
revealed in this tour, which travels through
western and central Bhutan visiting the
forts, monasteries and markets of the
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Overnight flight from London to Kathmandu,
via Delhi, with Jet Airways (regional connections
Afternoon arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to
the Hotel Himalaya (or similar) for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Kathmandu. Afternoon visit to
the temple at Pashupatinath and Bodhnath. (B)
Morning flight to Paro. Drive to Thimphu.
Afternoon tour including the National Library. Stay
2 nights at the Hotel Kisa (or similar). (B, L, D)
Morning sightseeing in Thimphu, including
the National Memorial Chorten. Afternoon at
leisure. Dinner this evening with a local family.
(B, L, D)
Travel to Punakha. Visit a traditional farmhouse
for an authentic village experience. Stay
2 nights at the Meri Puensum (or similar). (B, L, D)
Morning tour of Punakha, including the Punakha
dzong, a 17th-century fortress. This afternoon
visit the Nalanda Buddhist Institute to meet
with the Buddhist monks. (B, L, D)
Drive to Paro and stay 2 nights at the Village
Lodge (or similar). Afternoon visit to Ta dzong,
now the national museum. Later, enjoy a
cooking class in spicy Bhutanese cuisine. (B, L, D)
Morning trek to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), a
monastery perched on a rocky ledge. The return
walk takes about 5 hours. Afternoon visit to
Rinpung dzong. Later try your hand at Bhutan’s
national sport – archery. (B, L, D)
Morning flight to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at
the Hotel Himalaya (or similar). Farewell dinner
at Brick Café. (B, D)
Fly from Kathmandu to London, via Delhi, with
Jet Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Hotel standards in Bhutan range
from first class in Paro (available at a supplement
on private travel only) to reasonably comfortable
in western Bhutan and more basic in central
areas. The tour involves some long drives.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5073 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk
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BHI2018: 9 Nights
The capital of the ancient mountain kingdom of Nepal, Kathmandu has the air of a medieva...
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....