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.
What our specialists say...
This itinerary incorporates the very best of western Bhutan and it does so in the most luxurious accommodation available. Using Kathmandu as the gateway to the country, you will visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, experience the relative hustle and bustle of the capital Thimphu (although Nepal’s capital does make this feel like a sleepy rural village) before ending in Paro and the wonderful Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
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Day 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 Punakha
Day 6 Paro
Day 7 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 8 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 9 Kathmandu
Day 10 Return home
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