The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: Longer Journeys, Cultural & Immersive, Trekking & Walking

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 there, and as you go further into hidden Bhutan, it just gets better and better. The one thing to think about is that the road is being widened at the moment, so the drives can be quite long. Having said that, you are rewarded with less tourists and a chance to truly get off-the-beaten track. This itinerary simply allows you to do Bhutan with no full stops.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£4195
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive private tour of Bhutan with your own driver and guide throughout
  • Stay in lovely boutique hotels
  • A range of interesting, immersive and varied experiences seeing all aspects of Bhutan

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 2-3

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 2-3

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

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 4-5

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
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
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 8-10
Village Lodge Bumthang | Boutique Hotels in Bhutan | Millis Potter Travel

Village Lodge Bumthang

$ $ $ $ $  

The Village Lodge in Bumthang is a simple, yet stylish and comfortable guesthouse located in the east of Bhutan offering just nine rooms.

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Day 8-10
Village Lodge Bumthang | Boutique Hotels in Bhutan | Millis Potter Travel

Village Lodge Bumthang

$ $ $ $ $  

The Village Lodge in Bumthang is a simple, yet stylish and comfortable guesthouse located in the east of Bhutan offering just nine rooms.

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Day 11-13

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 11-13

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 14
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 14
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

This is a long itinerary, if you don't have enough time on your hands, we can shorten it accordingly

Idea 2

You don't have to come in via Kathmandu. Druk Air also flies from Bangkok, Singapore and many cities in India

Further Itinerary Suggestions

Hidden Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Gangtey - Punakha - Haa - Bumdra High Camp - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Get off-the-beaten track in Bhutan and delve into its hidden interior on a private tour, perfect for a second-time trip or those with an adventurous spirit.

14 days from £3780 p. p.

Tiger’s Nest and the Highlights of Bhutan

Kathmandu - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro  

Explore the main highlights of Bhutan, experiencing the dramatic scenery, incredible culture and amazing architecture in Thimphu, Punakha and Paro.

11 days from £2945 p. p.

Luxury Tour of Nepal and Bhutan

Kathmandu - Annapurna Trek - Punakha - Paro - Dhulikhel  

Snow-capped mountains, Buddhist Monasteries, trekking and historic cities await you on a luxury private tour of Nepal and Bhutan, a perfect combination that makes the most of your time in the mountains.

14 days from £3750 p. p.