Bhutan is about as unusual a country as you could hope to find. Tucked away between Tibet and India in the eastern Himalayas, the geography of this small, landlocked kingdom ensured its isolation from the rest of the world for centuries, in the process preserving the country's Buddhist culture and traditional lifestyle very much intact.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Bhutan famously values Gross National Happiness above Gross National Product, and a few days in the fresh air and majestic scenery here should enhance your general net happiness
  • The food in the luxury hotels is yummy - try delicious cheese and pork-filled momo dumplings made from pigs fattened up by farmers on the plentiful Bhutanese marijuana
  • To go to Bhutan and not trek up to Tiger's Nest is like going to India and not seeing the Taj Mahal. We can arrange a wonderful overnight camping experience where you stay overnight high up the mountain on a sheltered plateau and then descend down in the morning - a very special experience
  • Learn more and find out when to go in our in-depth guide
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From the moment you start your descent into the Paro Valley the excitement begins; as the plane weaves down through the foothills, occasionally you feel that you are so close to the mountains that the tips of the wings might just touch the valley side - amazing, but perhaps not for nervous flyers.

Miranda, Original Traveller

A note on price

A two week tour of Bhutan including international flights starts from £3,950 per person. Learn more about our pricing

Top picks for Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan

Trekking in Bhutan

Bhutan

Some of the best trekking on Earth is in the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan, including both day treks and longer treks such as the six day Druk Path Trek, which follows the ancient trading route between Paro and Thimpu.

What to do

Trekking in Bhutan
Festivals

Festivals

Bhutan

An integral part of Bhutanese culture are the festivals conveniently spaced throughout the year. These exotic and mysterious commemorations are calculated using the (highly complicated) Bhutanese lunar calendar.

What to do

Festivals
Uma Paro

Uma Paro

Bhutan

An excellent five-star hotel on a 38-acre site on a forested mountainside, close to the town of Paro, designed to respect local aesthetics while including modern comforts.

Where to stay

Uma Paro
Amankora Gangtey

Amankora Gangtey

Bhutan

Named after nearby Gangtey village, this is probably the most remote of the Aman properties, situated in the Phobjikha Valley area of the Black Mountains National Park.

Where to stay

Amankora Gangtey
Amankora Bumthang

Amankora Bumthang

Bhutan

Amankora Bumthang is in exalted company, sharing the Choekhor Valley with 29 ancient temples and monasteries and sitting pretty next to the first two King of Bhutan’s Wangdichholing Palace in Jakar town.

Where to stay

Amankora Bumthang
Amankora Paro

Amankora Paro

Bhutan

Amankora Paro, Aman Resorts’ first venture into Bhutan, is a 30-minute drive from the kingdom's only international airport and is the largest of the five Aman lodges, sitting in a pine forest nearly 9,000ft above sea level.

Where to stay

Amankora Paro

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