Bhutan: The Hidden Kingdom
Experience the unique identity and traditional way of life of this mystic land between Tibet and India, which calculates growth by “Gross National Happiness” and measures time by a spinning prayer wheel.
Upon arrival in Paro, take a scenic drive to the Bhutanese capital Thimphu. Amankora (Suite) – 1 night (L, D)
Take a private tour of the Memorial Chorten, erected in 1974 as a sign of hope for world prosperity. Next, pay a visit to Thimphu’s Zoo and the National Library. Stop at the traditional Painting and Wood Craft School before departing for Punakha. Amankora (Suite) – 2 nights (B, L, D)
Explore Punakha Dzong, the winter residence of the Chief Abbot built in 1637. Continue to the imposing Wangdu Phodrang Dzong and walk through the village to the pretty Temple of Fertility. (B, L, D)
Embark on a full-day scenic journey to Jakar, one of the most spectacular valleys in Bhutan. En-route you will visit the weaving center at Chummy Valley. Amankora (Suite) – 2 nights (B, L, D)
Experience the religious culture at the old temples of Jambay, Kurjey, Tamshing and the Jakar Dzong. Later, visit a typical Bhutanese farmhouse. (B, L, D)
A full-day drive brings you to the Phobjikha Valley, the winter home of Bhutan’s black-necked cranes. En-route visit the 15th century Trongsa Dzong. Amankora (Suite) – 1 night (B, L, D)
Soak up the majestic alpine scenery as you return to Thimphu. Amankora (Suite) – 1 night (B, L, D)
After a stop at the fascinating Textile Museum, drive back to Paro where you visit the National Museum and the Paro Dzong. Amankora / Uma (Suite) – 2 nights (B, L, D)
Visit the Drukgyel Dzong, built in 1649, and then hike through spectacular terrain to the Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan’s holiest monastery. The view of the temples clinging to the high cliff is a picturesque reward. (B, L, D)
Today, transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Extend Your Journey
- Immerse yourself in Bhutanese Culture at Punakha Dzong and Jambay Temple
- Marvel at the Spectacular Natural Beauty of Jakar Valley
- Nothing like a little local flavor - visit a local Bhutanese Farmhouse in Bumthang
- Hike to Bhutan’s Holiest Monastery - The Tiger’s Nest
10 DAYS & 9 NIGHTS
Thimphu, Punakha, Jakar (Bumthang), Gangtey (Phobjikha Valley) & Paro
Jan - Aug
Upon request, your travel consultant can provide an exact price based on your specific dates of travel.
Accommodation, meals daily as noted, entrance fees, and all transfers and touring as noted in itinerary with local English-speaking guides. Private Journeys depart daily subject to availability.