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Bhutan Discovery

Luxury Holidays Experience to Explore Bhutan's Wonders

An exclusive tour designed to feast your curiosity on the Bhutanese unique way of life

Introduction

The last remaining Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom in the world, Bhutan is infused with a deep-rooted spirituality. Ancient monasteries cling to mountain tops, museums and cultural sites are filled with ancient treasures and the nation’s rich history brims with tales of saints and sages. A tailor-made expedition into the Land of the Thunder Dragon allows you to immerse yourself in the spirituality, the heritage and the pristine landscape of this kingdom that clings to the top of the world, with options for monastery visits, purification ceremonies, archery matches and blessings by Buddhist monks. Discover the magic, the breathtaking landscape, and the extraordinary culture in absolute luxury with travel via private jet and chauffeured SUV, and accommodation provided by luxurious lodges across the kingdom.

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Our team of luxury travel consultants will personalize every aspect of your expedition according to your preferences and budget. Contact us now to begin planning your fully customized Flagship luxury dream escape.

Highlights

  • Visit magnificent Punakha Dzong, the former capital of Bhutan
  • Discover the picturesque hidden valley of Gangtey
  • See majestic black-necked cranes in the wilderness
  • Explore beautiful Bumthang
  • Hear novice monks reciting prayers at Trongsa Dzong, the largest and most scenic fortress in the kingdom
  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest, a 7th century monastery perched high on the cliffs
  • Private jet flights, accompanied by a personal host and concierge
  • Accommodation in exclusive 5-star luxury lodges across the kingdom
  • Nightly signature gourmet chef’s experiences

Highlights

  • Visit magnificent Punakha Dzong, the former capital of Bhutan
  • Discover the picturesque hidden valley of Gangtey
  • See majestic black-necked cranes in the wilderness
  • Explore beautiful Bumthang
  • Hear novice monks reciting prayers at Trongsa Dzong, the largest and most scenic fortress in the kingdom
  • Hike to Tiger’s Nest, a 7th century monastery perched high on the cliffs
  • Private jet flights, accompanied by a personal host and concierge
  • Accommodation in exclusive 5-star luxury lodges across the kingdom
  • Nightly signature gourmet chef’s experiences
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A great overview of Bhutan with the inclusion of an internal domestic flights to make the most of your time in the kingdom. Discover stunning scenery, exotic wildlife and ancient traditions while enjoying luxury accommodation and nightly epicurean dining experiences.

WHEN TO VISIT

Bhutan is magnificent at any time of the year with each season offering its own beauty, magic, and charm.

 

Spring and summer (March-August) bloom with the colors of mountain flora and emerald green rice terraces. Temperatures range between 20-30ºC (68-86 ºF), with sunny days and the potential for light rain later in the day and overnight.

 

Autumn and winter months (September-February) reveal brilliant skies by day and stunning starscapes by night punctuated by the crispest, cleanest mountain air. Temperatures range between 7-20ºC (45-68 ºF) by day, dropping to around freezing at night in the winter months, so guests can explore the landscape at leisure before returning to roaring fires, hot cider and spiced milk tea.

12 Days / 11 Nights Itinerary

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Day 1

Paro Arrival and Thimphu

Enjoy a dramatic arrival in Bhutan as your Flagship private jet descends into picturesque Paro Valley surrounded by towering mountain peaks. Your Flagship host will escort you through immigration and introduce your personal guide who will lead your journey across the kingdom.

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Day 2

Thimphu Valley Exploration

After breakfast, embark on a magical 4-hour hike to the hidden Dodedna Goemba and immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of the monastic life with the charming monks in this secret place tucked away by a cliff.

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Day 3

Thimphu – Punakha

Depart early for a comfortable, chauffeured journey over the 3050-meter-high mountain pass of Dochula. Enjoy startling views of towering Himalayan mountain peaks and one of Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong.

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Day 4

Punakha Valley Exploration

The day begins with breakfast and a scenic hike along the Mo Chhu River, weaving through attractive terraces of rice, chillies and cabbage to arrive at Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, a stupa built to protect Bhutan from evil forces.

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Day 5

Punakha – Gangtey

A sunrise breakfast is served overlooking the mighty Mo Chhu river, followed by a scenic 2.5-hour drive to Gangtey, winding through subtropical Punakha valley. The highway following the picturesque Dang Chhu river eastwards before climbing steadily through thick forests of oak and bamboo.

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Day 6

Option 1: GANGTEY VALLEY EXPLORATION

Visit the Black-necked Crane Visitor’s centre to learn about this highly-revered bird, then take a two-hour walk through the picturesque valley for a unique chance to see these graceful birds.

Option two for Day 6 – Guided Mountain Hike
A gourmet picnic lunch allows you to soak up the breathtaking scenery before continuing down the sloping path towards idyllic Kumbu Village.

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Day 7

GANGTEY – BUMTHANG

Arrive in Bumthang – an important cultural and spiritual centre in Bhutan, home to 29 monasteries and temples, and check in to your lodgings at Bumthang Lodge.

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Day 8

Explore Bumthang Valley

A guide will escort you through the grand Kurjey Lhakhang Monastery which has a meditation cave baring the imprint of Guru Rimpoche, who brought Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century.

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Day 9

Explore Tang Valley in Bumthang

A picnic lunch will be served by your private chef at a scenic lookout. Heading back to the lodge, you will be joined by a local historian for dinner who will share valuable insight into the history and culture of this unforgettable destination.

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Day 10

Fly from Bumthang to Paro

On arrival your host will escort you through the airport for a short journey to the north end of the valley and your next luxury lodgings at Paro Lodge, nestled in a fragrant pine forest.

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Day 11

Tiger’s Nest Hike

Rise early for a light breakfast and a hike to view one of Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the 7th century Taktshang Goemba, commonly referred to as “Tiger’s Nest”.

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Day 12

Departure Day

On arrival at your connecting airport your concierge and host will arrange day-use at the airport hotel, if required and assist you with the flight check-in and immigration process to ensure the smoothest of onward journeys.

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