Discover the remote kingdom of Bhutan, a fiercely independent, deeply Buddhist, and patriotic country.

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Tailor-Made Travel to Bhutan

10 days from $4,660

Discover the remote kingdom of Bhutan, a fiercely independent, deeply Buddhist, and patriotic country.

Request a Tailor-Made Itinerary

or call 855-215-8690

Overview

This sample itinerary can be tailored to match a variety of budgets and interests by selecting the trip duration, departure date, accommodation style, and tours that fit your needs.

The remote kingdom of Bhutan is one of the few remaining places in the world still shrouded in mysticism. Fiercely independent, it has managed to remain largely untouched by the influences of the modern world and its powerful neighbors. A deep-rooted belief in Buddhism and adherence to the traditional way of life lie at the very heart of Bhutanese society. Its people are proud to wear national dress and the country’s development is measured not in economic terms, but by “Gross National Happiness.” “The Land of the Thunder Dragon" is also biologically diverse and a leader in environmental conservation. 

The following itinerary incorporates the very best of western Bhutan. You will visit the majestic Punakha Dzong, experience the relative hustle and bustle of the capital Thimphu before ending in Paro and the wonderful Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Overnight flight to Bangkok.

Day 2

On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, you're met by an Audley representative. Drive to your hotel by private transfer. After some time to relax and recover from the flight, your local guide will show you around the chaotic metropolis of Kathmandu. Starting off in Durbar Square, visit the market quarter on Thamel and the House of the Living Goddess before exploring some of the more off-beat areas that you would only find with a local.

Day 3

Today you will transfer from the hotel to the airport in time for your onward flight to Paro, Bhutan. You will be met at the airport by your driver and guide who will take you on a scenic one and a half hour drive to Thimpu.

Day 4

Today is your first full day in Bhutan. You may like to spend part of the morning looking around the market in Thimpu before visiting the remaining sights.

Day 5

Travel by road to Punakha, over the Dochu La pass offering stunning views. You can also visit the Chimi Lhakhang temple before reaching Punakha.

Day 6

Visit Punakha Dzong and enjoy the amazing scenery with gentle walks accompanied by your guide.

Day 7

Today you will return to Paro by road. In the afternoon you can visit Paro Dzong and the national museum.

Day 8

Today the highlight of many trips to Bhutan, you will make the climb up to Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched on the edge of the mountain with amazing views.

Day 9

Spend the day at Cheli La, one of the highest passes in the area, where you can explore local villages and admire the views.

Day 10

Today you be driven by private transfer to Kathmandu airport for your onward flight home.

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)