BHUTAN

Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro Bhutan

Arguably, Bhutan (meaning “Land of the Peaceful Dragon”) is one of the most magical destinations that you could ever wish to visit. It lies in the eastern Himalayas sandwiched between India and China where spectacular landscapes (60% of the country is protected forest), spiritual awakenings and enchanting architecture await. One of the most breathtaking sights is the Taktsang monastery that is suspended on the side of a vertical cliff 3,000m high. Also known as Tiger’s Nest, it is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan. A pilgrimage site for both tourists and locals (spirituality aside), it is a hiker’s delight.

The wonderful Bhutanese people

Trips can range from 3 – 30 days (the Snowman Trek is one of the most difficult treks in the worlds trekking for 24 nights at high altitude with a guide and cook). For those looking for a simpler route, we can plan shorter (!) trips staying 2 nights in Thimphu and 2 nights in Paro with tours provided by expert guides throughout.

Six Senses Bhutan

Accommodation here is luxurious. With the new Six Senses Bhutan having recently opened, there is a plethora of 5-star luxury properties to stay in. Choose between a night in intimate Amankora, a 10 minute drive from the 17th-century Punakha Dzong – the country’s most beautiful fortress – or prefer a more rustic approach and stay at the authentic 12-bedroom Gangtey Lodge, set in one of the country’s more isolated valleys. Amankora Thimphu, Amankora Paro and COMO Uma Paro are also worth a visit but itineraries completely depend on your preferences and budget and are highly personalised for your benefit.

The Punakha Dzong

Best Time to Visit: September – April

Important Facts: Visitors are charged a hefty daily tourist tax (fron US$200 per person per day) but does mean that Bhutan has remained wonderfully peaceful and isn’t overrun by tourists

Getting There: There are no direct flights from the UK so visitors have to fly via Delhi, Bangkok, Mumbai or Singapore

Please get in touch today to start planning your trip to Bhutan.