The tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan awaits, nestled high in the Himalayas. Its isolation from the world has cultivated rich in traditions, religion and a benevolent monarchy. The dramatic landscapes, from snow capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed. Deliberate and conscious environmental initiatives aligned with deep religious beliefs leave nature pristine in the Happiest Kingdom on earth. Enjoy the ultimate in luxury as you embark on an adventure into this ancient Kingdom.
◾Government Fees, Royalty & Taxes.
◾Tours and entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary.
◾Luxury Amankora lodge*
◾All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) at Amankora or a local restaurant.
◾SUV Car, Mini Van or Bus with driver throughout your stay.
◾Experienced tour guide.
◾Price person based on 2 to travel
*Book early to avoid disappointment as availability is limited
◾Costs for extra activities
◾Personal drinks & beverages
◾Additional hotel facilities like laundry, personal calls etc.
◾Single room supplement: US$ 900 per room per nigh
- Day 1 WELCOME TO BHUTAN
Fly into Paro to breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest and Bhutan's sacred Mount Jumolhari and Jichu Drake Peaks. Upon arrival at Paro Airport, be greeted by our representative who transfer you to your luxury lodge in Thimphu.
Admire the surrounds of Amankora or choose to be chauffeured to the nearby National Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library and perhaps an evening stroll in the Main Street for interesting Himalayan artifacts and textiles.
Overnight - Amanakora Thimpu
- Day 2 TOUR OF THIMPHU
After a local and western buffet breakfast, you will be escorted north, up the Thimphu valley to view the majestic Trashi Chhoe Dzong, the seat of Bhutan’s government and royal offices and, time permits, pay a view to Pangri Zampa – two 16th century building that now house a monastic training school for astrologers. At the head of the valley, you have the option of a short gentle walk through the forest to Cheri Goemba, the monastery where the first monastic body was established in the Kingdom.
Upon your return to Thimphu, speak to your driver if you would like to visit the capital’s cottage industries which include traditional paper making, hand rolled incense, etc
Overnight - Amanakora Thimpu
- Day 3 TRANSFER TO PARO VALLEY
Enjoy another sumptious breakfast before your transfer to Paro, where you can visit the National Museum, housed in the watchtower, Ta Dzong. View an intriguing collection of artifacts which reflect the rich culture and heritage of the Kingdom. Take a short walk downhill to the dominating Paro Dzong, a magnificent specimen of Bhutanese historic architecture. From the Dzong, cross Nyamai Zampa, a traditional cantilever bridge before being whisked by your guide to view ancient wall paintings in the town's temple (built in 1525)
Overnight - Amankora Paro
- Day 4 TIGER'S NEST
Enjoy a hearty breakfast to prepare for the pilgrimage to Bhutan’s most revered monuments, the Taktshang Goemba, known as the “Tiger’s Nest”. The five hour trek on foot and pony offers spectacular views of this sacred monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. Upon reaching Taktsang Monastery, have a quite contemplation within the cool walls before enjoying a picnic lunch with views of the monastery before returning to your car.
Back at Amankora, luxuriate in the spa and remove the tiredness from the pilgrimage.
Hotel: Amankora Paro
- Day 5 DEPARTURE
Your car will take you to Paro Airport to for your international flight departure.