Bhutan Highlights

A remote wonderland of unique custom, dress and architecture set against the dizzying, pristine backdrop of the High Himalaya, Royal Bhutan awaits you.
The magic begins with the unforgettable dawn flight from Delhi, over Everest to Paro. Great Dzongs, or fortresses, dominate high passes and river valleys. Remote Buddhist monasteries dot the peaks. Dazzling mosaics of rice terrace frame townscapes of traditional Bhutanese architecture, and scenes of laughing children in national dress hurrying to school. The lower slopes are graced by apple orchards, and the vibrant hues of jacaranda and rhododendron, the foothills cloaked in fragrant pine. And everywhere the Bhutanese smile, sometimes shy, always warm, is ready to return your own.
Discover here some of our most cherished destinations and travel experiences in Bhutan, together with unique accommodation choices we have personally visited, which may be used to form the basis of your own personalised itinerary.

Bumthang: cultural heartland and Bumthang Trek

Bumthang is the base for experiencing the Bhutanese rural life through a three-day Bumthang Trek.

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Gangtey and Phobjikha Valley: Home of the Black Necked Crane

Set upon a hill rising from the valley floor, almost 10000ft above sea level, the monastery of Gangtey, much modified and rebuilt through 400 years of history stands today in the form of a magnificent 17th Century dzong, or fortress.

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Paro: base to trek the Taktsang, or Tiger’s Nest monastery.

Paro is also home to the Rinpung Dzong, an imposing 17th Century fortress, and is your base to trek the Taktshang, or Tiger’s Nest monastery.

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Punakha: setting for the magnificent Punakha Dzong

Drive through idyllic pastoral scenes to the picturesque confluence of two mountain rivers, the setting for the magnificent Punakha Dzong, the country’s second most ancient but arguably finest and most imposing fortress monastery

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Thimphu: cultural capital of Bhutan

Thimphu lies in a broad river valley between 7375 and 8688 ft above sea level, one hour by road from Paro International Airport. It is also the seat of government, and Bhutan’s capital.

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Trongsa

Laid out along a steep ridge in central Bhutan, the town’s walls offer stunning views down through the clouds.

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