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Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Repeat Visitors, Trekking & Walking, Cultural & Immersive

If you like to get under the skin of the destination when you travel, then this suggested itinerary to Bhutan might well be the one for you. With a private guide and driver, you will explore at your own pace, getting away from the tourists who tend to just head to the major towns in Bhutan. You will be able to see all the main highlights, but also have a chance to stay in more remote locations. A stay in Haa Valley is certainly rewarding, as too the walk to Bumdra High Camp followed by the walk down to Tigers Nest Monastery the following day, when most guests walk up from Paro.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£3780
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Perfect for a second-time trip to Bhutan so that you can explore the destination a little bit more, off-the-beaten track
  • Experience the charm of simple village life on immersive day-walks in the countryside
  • Stay in a tented camp at Bumdra High Camp for a night, and come down to Tiger’s Nest Monastery from above, rather than walking up from the valley floor
  • Explore the hidden valley of Haa
DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Kathmandu The Inn at Patan The Inn at Patan
Day 3 Thimphu Druk Hotel Druk Hotel
Day 4-5 Gangtey Dewachen
Day 6-7 Punakha Dhensa Dhensa
Day 7-8 Haa Lechuna Heritage
Day 9 Bumdra High Camp Bumdra High Camp Bumdra High Camp
Day 10-11 Paro Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa
Day 12 Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2
Inn at Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter

The Inn at Patan

$ $ $ $ $  

The Inn at Patan is traditional former Newari town-house located close to Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal and is now a delightful boutique hotel.

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Day 1-2
Inn at Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal - Millis Potter

The Inn at Patan

$ $ $ $ $  

The Inn at Patan is traditional former Newari town-house located close to Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal and is now a delightful boutique hotel.

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Day 3

Druk Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

The Druk Hotel is a traditional Bhutanese hotel located right in the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu and features 51 well-appointed rooms and suites.

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Day 3

Druk Hotel

$ $ $ $ $  

The Druk Hotel is a traditional Bhutanese hotel located right in the heart of Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu and features 51 well-appointed rooms and suites.

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Day 4-5
Dewachen, Gangtey | Guesthouse in Bhutan | Millis Potter

Dewachen

$ $ $ $ $  

Dewachen is a simple, yet charming traditional Bhutanese guesthouse located overlooking the Phojikha Valley in Gangtey, Bhutan.

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Day 6-7

Dhensa

$ $ $ $ $  

Dhensa is a luxury all-suite boutique hotel located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley in Bhutan, and have superb views and lovely rooms.

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Day 6-7

Dhensa

$ $ $ $ $  

Dhensa is a luxury all-suite boutique hotel located on the ridge above the Punakha Valley in Bhutan, and have superb views and lovely rooms.

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Day 9
Bumdra High Camp, Paro, Bhutan | Trekking Camp | Millis Potter Travel

Bumdra High Camp

$ $ $ $ $  

Bumdra High Camp is a tented-camp located high above the Paro Valley, perfect for a one-night trek into the hills of Bhutan.

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Day 9
Bumdra High Camp, Paro, Bhutan | Trekking Camp | Millis Potter Travel

Bumdra High Camp

$ $ $ $ $  

Bumdra High Camp is a tented-camp located high above the Paro Valley, perfect for a one-night trek into the hills of Bhutan.

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Day 10-11

Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa

$ $ $ $ $  

Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a small and comfortable hotel with some of the best views of any property in the Paro Valley.

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Day 10-11

Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa

$ $ $ $ $  

Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa is a small and comfortable hotel with some of the best views of any property in the Paro Valley.

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Day 12
Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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Day 12
Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s Dhulikhel is a luxury resort located on the top of the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal offering superb views, about an hour’s drive from the city.

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Customise Your Itinerary

We can tweak and change any element of this itinerary and you can depart on any day you want, add nights here and there, and we can fully customise your day-to-day experiences depending on your interests. Here are just a few ideas of many that we can look at and discuss when we come to plan your tailor-made itinerary.

Idea 1

If are still feeling adventurous, we can arrange for you to go a step further and spend the night in a local home, truly experiencing local life

Idea 2

We can extend the Bumdra High Camp experience with another night camping in the mountains above Paro

Idea 3

Maybe end with a flourish and stay in the Amankora Paro or Uma Paro

Further Itinerary Suggestions

Walking in Bhutan

Kathmandu - Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Gangtey - Bumthang - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Dust off your trekking boots and travel to one the most untouched and beautiful corners of the Himalayas in Bhutan, trekking through remote villages, off-the-beaten-track.

18 days from £5320 p. p.

Nepal Trekking Holiday

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Pokhara - Dhulikhel  

This is the ultimate Nepal Trekking Holiday. The mountain scenery of Nepal is impossibly spectacular, combine Kathmandu with a five day trek in the Annapurna Range and some R&R in Pokhara.

11 days from £1775 p. p.

Remote & Heavenly Himalayas

Delhi - Mukteshwar - Almora - Leti - Binsar - Delhi  

Kumaon is truly one of the most remarkable and beautiful corners of India where you can get off-the-beaten track in style.

14 days from £5805 p. p.