Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital city, is a two-hour drive from Paro or one and a half hours directly from Paro’s international airport. At an altitude of 2,350m, Thimphu lies in a steep valley surrounded by richly-forested mountains dotted with ancient monasteries and lhakhangs (temples).
The town is centred around the quaint Clock Tower and is home to many attractions including the National Textile Museum, the Painting School and the Folk Heritage Museum where you can visit a replica of a traditional Bhutanese working farmhouse. A visit to the bustling Weekend Market is a fantastic experience and provides a valuable insight into the Bhutanese way of life.
Pemako is a luxurious property located in the heart of Thimphu and allows guests to explore the sights and shops of the capital city of utan. One of the largest buildings in Thimphu, it offers international levels of service and cuisine.
Amankora Thimphu, which is part of the Aman collection in Bhutan is the perfect base to either wander through the streets and markets of the nation’s capital or start to explore the dramatic landscape of the happiest country in the world.
The Druk is a charming, yet simple traditional city hotel and is located in the heart of Thimphu, Bhutan's capital city. With 51 comfortable good value rooms, tasty food and friendly service, the Druk provides a great base from which to explore the city.
Six Senses Thimphu
Hugged by lush green forest on Thimphu's steep valley, Six Senses Thimphu blends spectacular view, rustic luxury and relatively easy access from Bhutan's capital.
Zhiwa Ling Ascent
Zhiwa Ling Ascent is located in the hills above Bhutan's captial city; Thimphu. This contemporary hotel boasts stunning views of not only the city from a distance but the rolling hills beyond. Explore the Bhutanese capital, returning to panoramic views.
Thimpu, Punakha, Gangtey, Paro
Revitalizing views, captivating culture and tantalizing cuisine, this one-week tour of Bhutan is the perfect concoction for travelers who relish exclusive experiences with a dose of relaxation. We’ve hand-picked the very best hotels and lodges to make sure every stop on the trip promises unique style complimented by seamless service.
GBP £7,100 pp
Imagine Nepal and Bhutan
Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, Thimphu, Punakha and Paro
This itinerary provides a unique scenic flight over Everest, the beauty of Pokhara's surrounding mountains and the wildlife in Chitwan. Then from here it is on to the incredible and unique country of Bhutan, with incredible scenery and stunning monastries in some of the most impressive landscapes this itinerary will give you a fantastic sense of...
GBP £6,700 pp