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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 also explore at your own pace. As a result, you will escape the tourists who tend to 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 undoubtedly rewarding, and likewise, the walk to Bumdra High Camp followed by the trek down to Tigers Nest Monastery the following day when most guests walk up from Paro.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

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  • £3780
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.

    Highlights

    • Perfect for a second-time trip to Bhutan, so that you can explore the destination a little bit more, off-the-beaten-track
    • Similarly the charm of simple village life on immersive day-walks in the countryside
    • Most noteworthy, 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
    • Also, explore the hidden valley of Haa
    Days Location Hotel
    Day 1-2 Kathmandu The Inn at Patan The Inn at Patan
    Day 3 Thimphu Druk Hotel Druk Hotel
    Day 4-5 Gangtey Dewachen 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 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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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