Aman Adventure Around Bhutan

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What we came up with

What more luxurious manner in which to soak up the tiny Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan than with an Aman adventure? Travel from the snow-capped peaks to the densely forested regions, learning about the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', and staying in the Kingdom's very finest hotels.

— Miranda, Original Travel Expert

Itinerary Highlights

  • Thimphu - 2 days
    Arriving into Paro your journey will begin, weaving through the stunning Paro Valley to Thimphu, a relatively short journey blessed with jaw-dropping scenery. The valley floor is carpeted with lush green rice paddies, and shafts of sunlight penetrate the clouds to spotlight lowlying villages. Bhutan's capital city of Thimpu will be your base for the next two nights. Explore some of the national museums (from textiles, to folk heritage), as well as the stunning Pangri Zampa - a 16th century building which houses a monastic astrology school. Settle into the serene Amankora Thimphu; designed to replicate a dzong (fortress monastery), the minimalist interiors are the perfect place to relax and reflect after a day exploring.

  • Gangtey - 2 days
    Continue on to the Amankora Gangtey, travelling over the dramatic high mountain pass of Dochu La. On a clear day, towering Himalayan peaks can be seen on route, before you descend through the Punakha Valley. Visit beautiful, ancient monasteries and villages, pass through forests of bamboo and oak, and visit a sanctaury for the reclusive black necked cranes; critically endangered, with just 300 left in existence. In such a beautiful setting, get out to explore the hiking and biking trails, before returning to Amankora Gangtey for a well earned spa treatment.

  • Punakha - 2 days
    As a converted Bhutanese farmhouse, the Amankora Punakha is undeniably charming, and beautifully restored. Crossing the Mo Chhu River over a suspension bridge is the only way to access this secluded spot, and it's just a short journey from Gangtey, leaving the afternoon free to visit the hidden village of Talo, home of the Queens' protective diety, Ihakhang. Built at the confluence of the Phochu and Mochu Rivers, the Amankora is ideally located to hike, meditate and visit the impressive Punakha Dzong, the ancient fortress which is home to the monastic order's head each winter.

  • Paro - 3 days
    Sitting in a densely forested region, the Amankora Paro Lodge couldn't really feel more distant from the hubbub of modern life. In the style of a 17th century dzong, the traditional design is utterly enchanting. The inimitable Tiger's Nest Monastery is a four hour trek away, and you're pilgrimage here (assisted by donkeys and mules), is sure to be one of the highs - literally and metaphorically - of the entire trip.

A rough idea of price

A similar itinerary would cost in the region of £7,450 per person, which includes all flights, hotels, all meals, transfers and organised trips, and travelling at the best times of year. Should you choose to travel 'off-season', savings of up to 40% can be made on accommodation costs.

A note about prices

The guide prices shown are designed to provide you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your trip. Prices are generally for private arrangements using economy flights based on two people travelling together and sharing a room. There are a number of factors which will influence the price; these include the standard of accommodation, the season, the class of flights, the airline used and the level of private guiding versus shared excursions.

Key Stats

March - May and September - November
Couples & Honeymooners
Price PP (Inc Flights)


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