Simply Bhutan

10 days
FROM £ 2170
Countries Visited: Nepal, Bhutan

Simply Bhutan

Explore the sacred World Heritage sites of Kathmandu; Fly over the Himalayas into Bhutan; Spin prayer wheels at the photogenic Punakha Dzong; Rustle up a Bhutanese meal with a farming family; Enjoy
panoramic views of the Himalayas as you cross Dochu La Pass; Join pilgrims on the trek to Taktsang Monastery: Bhutan’s most revered Buddhist site.

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Holiday Itinerary

DAY 1-2

Kathmandu
On arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be met by your private guide, who will accompany you to your hotel. In the afternoon, rejoin your guide for an orientation tour focusing on the area around Durbar Square. The labyrinth of lanes around it are lined with shrines, temples, teahouses and markets. On Day 2 join your expert guide for a day exploring Kathmandu’s sacred sites, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

DAY 3-4

Thimphu
On Day 3 fly to Paro in Bhutan, making sure you request a seat on the left-hand side of the plane for the best views of the Himalayas and Mount Everest! Once you've arrived and cleared customs, you'll be met by your Bhutanese guide and transferred to Thimphu, where the rest of your day will be at leisure. On Day 4 spend the day touring Thimphu with your guide.

DAY 5-6

Punakha
On Day 5 Visit Changangkha Lhakhang Monastery, perched on a ridge overlooking Thimphu. Set off through the pine forests via the Dochu La Pass, where you'll stop for tea with (on a clear day) spectacular views of the Himalayas. Once you've checked in to your Punakha hotel, there'll be time to explore the Punakha Dzong, widely considered to be the most beautiful of Bhutan's impressive fortresses. On Day 6 take a short drive out into Punakha Valley for a stroll through the rice fields to Chime Lhakhang. Built in the 15th century, the temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kunley, Bhutan's famous nonconformist saint. Walk on to a nearby farm house, where you'll be treated to a traditional lunch. It’s a fascinating insight into local life, with your guide acting as translator while you chat with your hosts. After the meal, visit the Nalanda Buddhist Institute, a monastic school established in the 8th century and home to around 125 monks of all ages, who welcome a conversation to help them practise for English lessons.
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Includes

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • One way flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed, with tea, coffee and water
  • Bhutan entry visa
  • International flight reconfirmation
Not Included: Flights to/from Asia, Nepali entry visa, International airport departure taxes, Any meals not listed in the itinerary, Drinks (other than tea, coffee and water), Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tips etc.), Travel insurance, All other services not listed in 'inclusive', Any Covid testing or certification required for travel and/or quarantine costs.

Price Guide

Price per person starts from £2,170 based on two people sharing.

Price depends on the season of travel and availability at time of booking. Price per person reduces if there are more than two people travelling. We will provide a tailormade quote based on your dates and requirements - please complete an enquiry form below so that we can put you in touch directly with one of our Asia specialists. 

We provide private tailormade guided holidays - this means that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can start your holiday on the day you choose.

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

International Flights   We can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.

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