The Story

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

Bhutan is one of the ultimate luxury destinations; partly as so few tourists visit the country making it so refreshingly exclusive. Mountain views, a colourful local culture, amazing architecture and a chance to get away from it all is just a starting point. Aman Hotels have opened five luxury Amankora lodges throughout the country in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey and Bumthang meaning each night you can rest your head in somewhere incredible, but still have the chance to get totally off-the-beaten track and soak up the immersive adventures by day. We will provide a private car and driver, and a personal guide, so that we can tailor the itinerary totally around your interests. Amankora have also created some incredible experiences, such as picnics in stunning locations, remote walks away from the tourists and simple pleasures like meeting eminent monks or visiting local homes for a cup of tea. The good news is that the Amankora lodges offer an all-inclusive basis, so all meals and drinks are included. The staff at the lodges are superb, and the rooms are vast with everything you would expect. The little touches are so great; for instance they will clean your walking boots each night ready for you to use the next day.  We have just put together a short suggested itinerary, and you can add nights as you so wish, as well as extending your stay to Gangtey and Punakha.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£7980
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Move between luxury Amankora Lodges in Bhutan
  • Have your own expert private driver and guide throughout
  • Aman Hotels are always offered on a fully inclusive basis including all meals, drinks and experiences
  • Extend your stay if you want to continue onto Gangtey or Bumthang
DaysLocationHotel
Days 1-2 Kathmandu Dwarika’s
Day 3-4 Thimphu Amankora Thimphu
Days 5-6 Punakha Amankora Punakha
Days 7-9 Paro Amankora Paro
Day 10 Kathmandu Dwarika’s Dhulikhel
Day 11 Kathmandu Airport Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

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

Amankora Thimphu

$ $ $ $ $  

Amankora Thimphu is a luxury boutique lodge located in a pine-forest on a hillside overlooking the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu.

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Days 5-6
Amankora Punakha, Bhutan | Luxury Hotels | Millis Potter

Amankora Punakha

$ $ $ $ $  

Amankora Punakha is the most unique of the luxury Aman lodges in Bhutan as it is built around a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse.

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Days 7-9

Amankora Paro

$ $ $ $ $  

The luxury Amankora Paro is a boutique lodge that offers unparalleled levels of comfort in Bhutan, the perfect location to trek up to Tigers Nest Monastery.

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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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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

Extend your stay. The Amankora Hotels have such a wide-ranging programme of unique experiences from long day-hikes to interesting immersive experiences. This itinerary doesn't include the Amankora lodges in Gangtey or Bumthang, but they can easily be included if you have time

Idea 2

Combine with other Aman Hotels in Asia such as Amanbagh and Aman-i-Khas in India or Amanpuri in Thailand for a beach stay at the end. If you feel even even longer, then you could opt with a combination with Vietnam, Loas or Cambodia. Anything is possible!

Idea 3

If you really want to jazz up the experience, you can fly by helicopter from lodge to lodge, or take the heli on a mountain flight in the north of Bhutan

Idea 4

The itinerary starts and ends in Kathmandu, but you can opt to start from Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Mumbai or Calcutta