Off the Beaten Track Bhutan

Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Haa & Paro

From £9000 per person in low season
From £10300 per person in high season

based on 14 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Half Board in Bhutan

  • Daily Breakfast in Thailand

per person based on a full board basis in Bhutan, bed & breakfast in Thailand.

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At a Glance

  • Amazing journey into Bhutan's more remote corners

  • Private guide and driver throughout and all experiences are included

  • Options for a range of day-walks into more rural parts of Bhutan

  • We will incorporate a festival should you be travelling when one is on

  • Option to fly back from Bumthang to Paro, although this flight is only reliable when the weather is clear

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In the western, central and eastern Bhutan you will mostly experience cold European-like weather. Winter lasts here from November to March. The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

This comprehensive private off-the-beaten track tour of Bhutan showcases all the major highlights but also delves deeper into Bhutan's alluring interior, towards the utterly fascinating Bumthang Valley where you will see Bhutan at its most captivating. The more time you spend in Bhutan, the better the overall experience gets. With your private driver and guide you can uncover a more authentic experience getting to the heart of the country.

  1. Days 1-2: Bangkok

    As there are no direct flights into Bhutan outside of Asia, you’ll start your itinerary in Bangkok where you will have one night to explore city and connect to your onward flight to Bhutan. Depending on flight times, we can of course include a whole host of interesting experiences for you here, from venturing up the Chao Phraya River to cycling through the backstreets of the city.

    Accommodation: Peninsula Bangkok (1 night)

  2. Days 2-4: Thimphu

    After your short internal flight from Bangkok to Paro, on arrival in Bhutan you will be met by your private guide and driver and set off on your adventure staring in Thimphu. Bhutan's capital and the perfect introduction to your adventure into the country's heartlands. Over your two nights here, we have included a light day-walk to explore the beautiful surrounding region and to start the acclimatisation process at Bhutan’s higher altitude alongside visits to the local markets, folk museum and main Dzong.

    Accommodation: Druk Hotel (2 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Punakha

    Next drive to Punakha, where you will have two nights exploring the more exotic and subtropical landscapes of Bhutan. At a lower altitude, the area is rich in farmland and especially known for the beautiful Dzong that dominates the town. Here we have included a short hike through the valley before a brilliant rafting trip, leading you in front of the Dzong itself.

    Accommodation: COMO Uma Punakha (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Gangtey

    Venturing further east, your next stop will be Gangtey which we believe is one of the best places in Bhutan for the odd hike or two, and also the chance to see Black Neck Cranes which migrate here from November to late March. With your private guide we have included two half day treks here so that you can really explore the beauty of the surrounding region. Alongside your treks we have also included a visit the Monastery for evening prayers and a unique experience to meet a Yak Herder's family for tea in the local home.

    Accommodation: Gangtey Lodge (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-11: Bumthang

    Next, drive onto Bumthang, the furthest east you will travel in Bhutan and we think an absolute highlight for those with time on their hands on a tour of Bhutan. Three days is absolutely a necessity given what there is to see and do, from the range of day walks to the various monasteries within the valley. We highly suggest taking the off-road track to the remote Tang Valley to see Bhutanese rural communities totally unchanged by time. Maybe stop at an archery match on your travels, and absolutely see the Red Panda Brewery and Cheese factory to balance the more cultural activities with an insight in the local life and customs of the Bhutanese people who live in the region.

    Accommodation: Amankora Bumthang (3 nights)

  6. Days 11-12: Haa

    From Bumthang you’ll then fly back to Paro giving you access to Haa Valley, one of the most untouched areas in Bhutan. With one night here, we have included a beautiful trek for you as you meander through small hamlets and villages that have remained unchanged for centuries.

    Accommodation: Lechuna Heritage Lodge (1 night)

  7. Days 12-14: Paro

    Finally, end your adventure in Paro and the highlight of walking up to the Tiger's Nest Monastery. Hopefully all your walking endeavours which you would have done in the previous week would have prepared you for the steep ascent, but the reward is absolutely magical.  

    Accommodation: COMO Uma Paro (2 nights)

  8. Days 14-15: Bangkok

    On finishing your journey in Bhutan you will take a direct flight back to Bangkok where you will have one night in order to connect comfortably to your international flight home.

    Accommodation: COMO Metropolitan Bangkok (1 night)

Location

Bangkok, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Haa & Paro

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