Savouring Bhutan 2019 $5,100/£4,000*
A relaxed journey with time to savour the colours. This itinerary is paced with consecutive nights in different valleys, short drives and plenty of walks or longer hikes. Warm days and crisp nights - you will feel rejuvenated!
This journey has been designed for lovers of the outdoors, who want to get under the surface of this remarkable Kingdom, exploring hidden villages, monasteries and mountain lakes only accessible on foot, whilst staying in comfortable guesthouses and small hotels. The itinerary allows for acclimatisation with hikes gradually building from easy strolls to tougher mountain hikes, culminating in a two day (one night) trek high above the Paro valley on a picturesque approach to Taktsang (Tigers Nest) Monastery. Follow woodland trails to rarely visited villages, cross rice paddies and climb temples for breathtaking views - there is even an option for white-water rafting. Visit the compact capital of Thimphu, the magnificent Dzong at Punakha and the quirky temples in Paro. As with all our journeys, time is built in to allow serendipity to play a part. Experience colourful markets, high mountain passes, temples clinging to cliffs and many chance encounters with locals as you take time to really explore the western valleys of Bhutan.