From  £2985
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the capital of Thimphu
  • Drive over high mountain passes
  • Trek to iconic Taktshang Goemba
  • Discover beautiful Punakha Dzong
  • Stop to admire Chendebji Chorten
  • Admire Mt Jomolhari from Pele La Pass
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Bhutan Holiday: Land of the Thunder Dragon

11 Day Tour, from £2985 per person

Discover the beauty of Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon - on this tailor-made tour. Stroll the busy streets of Thimphu, where the modern world meets traditional Bhutanese culture and travel to Jakar, the religious heartland of the country, located deep in the Bumthang Valleys. A hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched precariously on the side of a cliff will reward travellers with exceptional views of the surrounding Paro Valley.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO KATHMANDU
Fly to Kathmandu, via Delhi.
DAY 2
LAND KATHMANDU
LAND KATHMANDU
Land Kathmandu and drive to the Ambassador Garden Home. Evening at leisure.
DAY 3
KATHMANDU TO THIMPHU
KATHMANDU TO THIMPHU
Return to Kathmandu airport this morning and fly to Paro in Bhutan. Land and drive to Thimphu. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (B,D)
DAY 4
THIMPHU
THIMPHU
Today will be spent exploring the laid-back capital of Thimphu. There are a lot of interesting things to see in the city including the national library, home to some excellent Bhutanese architecture and the world's largest published book. Also visit a thangkha painting school, the memorial chorten, a gold and silversmiths workshop and the nunnery at Zilukha. Enjoy a coffee in the popular Swiss Bakery. Overnight Thimphu. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
THIMPHU TO JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
THIMPHU TO JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
Today head out from Thimphu en-route to the Bumthang Valleys. This is a long drive but the passing scenery will make for a memorable journey as the car snakes through high mountain passes. The scenery is simply stunning. Stops will be made along the way for exploration and rest stops. Overnight in Jakar. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
The Bumthang Valley is regarded as the most sacred region in the country. Today spend time exploring the temples of Jambay, Kurjey and Tamshing built by Pema Lingpa. Spin the massive prayer wheel inside and view the ancient wall murals. Also explore Jakar Dzong, or 'the castle of the white bird', located atop a hill overlooking the Chokhor Valley. There is also the chance to visit the cheese factory and the Red Panda micro-brewery. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
JAKAR TO PUNAKHA
JAKAR TO PUNAKHA
Depart Jakar this morning and return west to Punakha. Stop along the way at Chendebji Chorten, designed and built in the style of Swayambhunath in Kathmandu. Cross the magnificent Pele La Pass and arrive in the valleys of Punakha and Wangdi. Explore Punakha town and Dzong which is largely regarded as the most beautiful in the country and offers excellent views. Overnight in Punakha. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
PUNAKHA TO PARO
PUNAKHA TO PARO
This morning discuss with the guide the options for further sightseeing before departing Punkha and driving to Paro, via Thimphu. Visit Paro Dzong, with its fine examples of Bhutanese architecture, and also head to the Paro museum located on the hill above the dzong. The building was originally a watchtower of Paro dzong and is a round building said to resemble a conch shell. Overnight Paro. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
PARO
PARO
Today there is the option to trek to the Taktshang "Tigers Nest" Monastery, a steep climb but well worth the reward. Alternatively visit local villages, houses and monasteries to learn about Bhutanese life. Overnight Paro. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
PARO TO KATHMANDU
PARO TO KATHMANDU
This morning depart Paro and fly back to Kathmandu. Land and drive to the Ambassador Garden Home Hotel. This afternoon, enjoy a city tour of Kathmandu with visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan and Swayambhunath, a chance to compare it to Chendebji Chorten in Bhutan. Overnight Kathmandu. (B)
DAY 11
DEPARTURE
This morning transfer back to Kathmandu airport and fly back to the UK, via Delhi. (B)

Pricing Information

11 day tour, from £2985 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Jet Airways to Kathmandu, via Delhi, from London Heathrow
  • Return flights in economy class with Druk Air from Kathmandu to Paro
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation as stated
  • Bed & Breakfast meal basis in Kathmandu
  • Full Board meal basis in Bhutan
  • All transport in air-conditioned vehicles (4WD vehicles in Bhutan)
  • Sightseeing and airport transfers with English-speaking guide/driver
  • Bhutan visa included as part of an inclusive tour booked with Regent Holidays
  • Tourism development levy

Price Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any meals not mentioned 
  • Beverages are not included in the full board rates 
  • Nepal visa (multiple entry visa issued on arrival in Kathmandu for US$25 per person (UK passport holders))
 

Tour Route Map


  1. Bhutan, Paro
  2. Bhutan, Thimphu
  3. Bhutan, Jakar
  4. Bhutan, Punakha
  5. Bhutan, Paro

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