The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Cultural & Immersive, First Time Visitor

Bhutan is one of those destinations that sparks such fascination, partly as so few tourists have been lucky enough to visit this wonderful destination. It has retained its own unique Buddhist culture, national dress and amazing architecture, and a gentle private tour through the country can be totally tailored around your interests, whether you like to get out and about on a day-walk, or just like to soak up the culture and enjoy the views. You will have your own private guide throughout, and also a private vehicle and driver so you can explore at your own pace. We will always check to see if a festival is running around your dates. We have topped and tailed this suggested itinerary to Bhutan with Nepal as it has great connections internationally, and the flight from Nepal to Bhutan passes Everest on the way. You can of course access Bhutan from Thailand, India and Singapore if you so choose.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£2945-£5085
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Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Visit the major highlights in Bhutan
  • Climb Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro
  • Visit the impressive Dzong, or fortified monastery in Punakha
  • Take easy-going day walks to experience the rural charm of Bhutan
  • Have a private driver and guide throughout to ensure the experience is second-to-none
DaysLocationHotel
Days 1-2 Kathmandu The Inn at Patan Dwarika’s
Day 3-4 Thimphu Druk Hotel Taj Tashi
Days 5-6 Punakha Dhensa Uma Punakha
Days 7-9 Paro Naksel Boutique Hotel & Spa Uma Paro
Day 10 Kathmandu Dwarika’s Dhulikhel Dwarika’s Dhulikhel
Day 11 Kathmandu Fly home

Suggested Hotels

Days 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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Days 1-2

Dwarika’s

$ $ $ $ $  

Dwarika’s is a delightful luxury hotel and is the most luxurious option in Kathmandu, beautifully echoing Nepal’s architectural heritage and local craftsmanship.

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Day 3-4

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 3-4
Taj Tashi, Thimphu | Luxury Hotels in Bhutan | Millis Potter Travel

Taj Tashi

$ $ $ $ $  

The Taj Tashi is a luxury hotel located in the heart of Thimphu in Bhutan, being one of the capitals most striking and opulent buildings.

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Days 5-6

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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Days 5-6

Uma Punakha

$ $ $ $ $  

Offering stunning views, Uma Punakha by COMO is a superb boutique lodge located in the Punakha Valley in Bhutan offering just 11 bedrooms and suites.

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Days 7-9

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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Days 7-9

Uma Paro

$ $ $ $ $  

Uma Paro is a luxury boutique hotel reflecting traditional Bhutanese architecture, located in a pine-forest overlooking the Paro Valley in Bhutan.

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Day 10
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 10
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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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.

Land of the Thunder Dragon: Complete Bhutan

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

For many guests who travel to Bhutan, they leave the country wanting a little bit more, and it’s not a place you will likely have the opportunity to return to anytime soon. Guests always ask what further gems lie down the road before they have to turn back to Paro. Bumthang is worth the drive out …

15 days from £4195 p. p.