From  £3750
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Discover the capital of Thumphu
  • Explore the scenic Bumthang Valley
  • Hike to 'Tiger's Nest Monastery'
  • Visit the temple of the 'divine mad monk'
  • Drive over the Cheli La Pass
  • Observe stunning mountain landscapes
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Highlights of Bhutan Holiday

14 Day Tour, from £3750 per person

Travel to Bhutan on our 14-day Bhutan Highlights holiday to discover this relatively unknown Himalayan country with its wealth of scenic wonders to explore. Wander the streets of Thimphu, the ‘cosmopolitan’ capital, with its wide, tree-lined avenues where the modern world is most in evidence living alongside traditional Bhutanese culture. Spin the prayer wheels at Punakha Dzong with its stunning representations of the life of Buddha and visit Chimi Lhakhang, the temple of Lama Drukpa Kunley, also known as the divine mad monk. Head to the remote Haa Valley and atop the Cheli La Pass enjoy panoramic views of the valley below and impressive Mount Jomolhari rising over 7,300 metres in the distance. End with a hike to Taktshang Goemba, Bhutan’s most revered monastery, perched aside a cliff with sweeping views down the Paro Valley. Explore the complex and light a butter lamp in the chapel before descending for a well deserved cup of tea.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO KATHMANDU
Fly to Kathmandu, via Delhi.
DAY 2
KATHMANDU, NEPAL
KATHMANDU, NEPAL
Land Kathmandu and drive to the Ambassador Garden Hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.
DAY 3
KATHMANDU TO THIMPHU
KATHMANDU TO THIMPHU
This morning return to the airport and fly to Paro in Bhutan. Land and drive to Thimphu for a welcome dinner and briefing. (B,D)
DAY 4
THIMPHU
THIMPHU
Spend today exploring the quirky capital. Visits will include the folk heritage museum, the national library, the nunnery at Kilukha, the thangkha painting school and the memorial stupa. Enjoy a cup of coffee at the popular Swiss Bakery. (B,L,D)
DAY 5
THIMPHU TO JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
THIMPHU TO JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
Depart for a long days drive to the picturesque town of Jakar in the stunning Bumthang Valleys. Stops will be made along the way at roadside villages and temples and for any special events that may be taking place. The journey may appear long but the stunning views of the rugged mountain terrain will make the hours fly by. Overnight in Jakar. (B,L,D)
DAY 6
JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
JAKAR (BUMTHANG VALLEYS)
Today will be spent exploring the pretty Bumthang Valleys with its important royal heritage. Enjoy visits to Jambay, the Tamshing Temples and Jakar Dzong or the 'castle of the white bird'. Also enjoy visits to a woodcraft workshop showcasing traditional Bhutanese skills and the interesting cheese factory. (B,L,D)
DAY 7
JAKAR TO PUNAKHA
JAKAR TO PUNAKHA
This morning depart Jakar and return west towards Punakha. En-route stop to visit Trongsa Dzong, perched high above the Mangde Chhu (river) with magnificent views, and also Chendebji Chorten which is said to conceal the remains of an evil spirit. Continue via the spectacular Pele La Pass, through the Black Mountains and end in Punakha to overnight. (B,L,D)
DAY 8
PUNAKHA
PUNAKHA
Spend the day exploring the Punakha Valley. In the morning take a short drive north and stroll to Khamsum Yuley Namgyal Chorten offering fine views of the valley from the upper floors. Also explore Punakha Dzong and the temple of Lama Drukpa Kunley, the divine mad monk. (B,L,D)
DAY 9
PUNAKHA TO PARO
PUNAKHA TO PARO
This morning drive to Paro and spend the afternoon exploring. Take in the national museum which is home to a host of national treasures, and take a walk down to Paro Rinpung Dzong, the seat of district administration. Overnight in Paro. (B,L,D)
DAY 10
PARO TO HAA VALLEY
PARO TO HAA VALLEY
Drive further west today to the rarely visited Haa Valley. Explore the valley including a traditional village and temple. Overnight in a farmhouse in the Haa Valley. (B,L,D)
DAY 11
HAA VALLEY TO PARO
HAA VALLEY TO PARO
This morning drive to the Cheli La Pass to see the magnificent views of Mount Jomolhari and the Haa Valley below. Partake in a prayer flag ritual before taking a walk through the rhododendron and pine forest to the Kila Goemba nunnery, the oldest in the country and home to roughly 50 nuns. Hike back to the waiting vehicle and drive on to Paro for the night. (B,L,D)
DAY 12
PARO
PARO
Enjoy a morning hike to the iconic Taktshang Monastery, or 'Tigers Nest', perched on a cliff side overlooking the Paro Valley. The climb to the monastery is steep but the effort is worth it for the magnificent views and stunning Bhutanese architecture. An offering can be made inside the temple and a blessing will be received. Descend and return to Paro. This evening enjoy a visit to a traditional farmhouse for some Bhutanese hospitality on the final night. (B,L,D)
DAY 13
PARO TO KATHMANDU
PARO TO KATHMANDU
Return to Paro airport today for the flight back to Kathmandu. Land and transfer to the hotel. This afternoon enjoy a half day tour of this wonderful city with visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath and Patan. (B)
DAY 14
DEPARTURE
This morning you will be returned to Kathmandu airport for the flight back to the UK, via Delhi. (B)

Pricing Information

14 day tour, from £3750 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 other items not mentioned
  • 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
  6. Bhutan, Haa Valley
  7. Bhutan, Paro

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