The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: First Time Visitor, Cultural & Immersive, Adventure & Off-the-beaten track

It is certainly worth spending a little longer in Bhutan that you might think; it is incredibly diverse and the further down the road from Paro you go, you will be rewarded with an even better experience away from the tourists. Drive through verdant valleys, with rice-paddies rising up on either side, up to high passes coated with fluttering Buddhist prayer flags before exploring the towns and villages, complete with a distinct architecture containing imposing fortified Buddhists Monasteries, or Dzongs. You will have your own private driver and personal guide throughout, exploring the country at your own pace. We will tailor your experience to include as little or as much activity as you want, whether you like to head off on a day-walk through the countryside, or just immerse yourself in the local cultural sights.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

  • £3475 - £7375
    Silver Gold
    Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights. We can arrange international flights should you wish.


    • This is quintessential Bhutan; a perfect blend of seeing Buddhist monasteries and immersing yourself in the culture, amazing day-walks and sitting back admiring the wonderful views
    • Stay in luxury boutique accommodation and have a private driver and guide throughout
    • Have a chance to explore Kathmandu in Nepal before arriving in Bhutan

    Suggested Hotels

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


    $ $ $ $ $  

    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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    Days 6-7
    Days 8-10
    Day 11
    Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Day 11
    Infinity Pool, Dwarika's Dhulikhel, Kathmandu, Nepal

    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

    You don't have to start with Kathmandu as flights into Bhutan come from Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Bangkok and Singapore.

    Idea 2

    You can even start in Kathmandu and end in Bangkok meaning you can add on a beach stay to end.

    Idea 3

    If you want a bit of adventure, why not add on a night in Bumdra High Camp where to camp in very comfortable tents, completely off-the-beaten track before returning to Paro the next day.

    Idea 4

    If you want to extend your time in Bhutan, maybe continue east along the road to Bumthang

    Further Itinerary Suggestions

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.