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Bhutan in Style

11 days from £9,240pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Climb up to Tiger's Nest Monastery in Paro.

  • Experience Bhutan's unique culture.

  • Take in spectacular Himalayan scenery.

  • Visit Punakha's Dzong.

  • Go walking in pristine valleys.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Kathmandu
  • Paro
  • Thimphu
  • Punakha
  • Paro
  • Kathmandu

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kathmandu.

Day 2 Kathmandu

Day 2 Kathmandu

Kathmandu

Arrive into Kathmandu, meet your local guide and check in at your hotel. Enjoy an afternoon tour of the city. You'll head outside the city to Swayambhunath, an important Buddhist stupa which has views right across the Kathmandu Valley. This evening is free, you might like to walk into the city centre to try a few local delicacies.

Day 3 Thimphu

Day 3 Thimphu

Kathmandu , Paro , Thimphu

This morning fly to Paro. On arrival you will be met by your guide and driver and make the short journey to Thimphu. Along the way you'll visit the Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan. You have the evening in the luxurious Amankora Thimpu which enjoys fabulous views of the surrounding scenery.

Day 4 Thimphu

Day 4 Thimphu

Thimphu

Today is your first full day in Bhutan. You may like to spend part of the morning looking around the weekend market in Thimpu before visiting some additional sites - with a personal driver and guide, your tour will be tailored to your interests.

Day 5 Punakha

Day 5 Punakha

Thimphu , Punakha

Travel by road to Punakha, over the Dochu La pass offering stunning views. You can also visit the Chimi Lhakhang temple before reaching Punakha. On arrival in Punakha you will check in to Amankora Punakha which sits next to the Mo Chhu River.

Day 6 Punakha

Day 6 Punakha

Punakha

Visit Punakha Dzong and enjoy the amazing scenery with gentle walks accompanied by your guide. The walks can be tailored to your fitness levels. You'll spend another evening in Punakha.

Day 7 Paro

Day 7 Paro

Punakha , Paro

Return to Paro by road. In the afternoon you can visit Paro Dzong and the national museum. This evening stay in Amankora Paro - each suite is surrounded by forest creating a secluded feel.

Day 8 Paro

Day 8 Paro

Paro

Rise early to make the steep climb to the magnificent Tiger's Nest Monastery. This afternoon visit Drukgyel Dzong, a ruined fortress and temple. It's an interesting contrast to more well-preserved sites you will have already seen.

Day 9 Paro

Day 9 Paro

Paro

Spend the day at Cheli La, one of the highest passes in the area. Here you can walk and visit some local villages and admire the mountain views. Your last night in Paro. You might want to spend the evening outside, enjoying drinks by the fire.

Day 10 Kathmandu

Day 10 Kathmandu

Paro , Kathmandu

Return to the airport for your flight to Kathmandu. The afternoon is at leisure. If you wish, you can explore the city - it's a good place to purchase souvenirs.

Day 11 International return flight

Day 11 International return flight

Kathmandu , International return flight

This morning you will catch your return homeward-bound flights. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Alison, an Audley Travel specialist
Carol in Shimla, India

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