Bhutan Tailor Made

Often referred to as the last Shangri-La, Bhutan is the perfect destination for passionate travellers.  Beyond the Clouds works closely with you to create the perfect itinerary for you.     Visit the ancient capital of Bhutan,  hike to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, or visit the off-the-beaten track Haa Valley.  For those with more time, travel into the heart of central Bhutan or explore the less visited villages of Eastern Bhutan.   For those keen on walking, there are numerous day hikes through Bhutan's stunning landscapes, ending the day in the comfort of your hotel.  Experience this mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon, where monasteries are part of the mainstream and traditional culture, architecture and Buddhism thrive.


US$1,795*

5 OR 7 NIGHT tour (7 NIGHTS us$2,495) DEPARTS: paro, bhutan

You choose the dates.   Longer trips also available.

Upgrade to luxury hotels available.

* Price based on twin share accommodation. Single room supplement available for US$45 per night, subject to availability.  

Find out approximate trip price in your own currency here

TRIP EXCLUSIONS

  • International airfare to Bhutan. (This can be arranged for you.  Please contact us for details).
  • Stopover hotel if needed
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.  Click here for an insurance quote.
  • Additional activities e.g. massage, hot stone bath and some spa activities
  • Alcoholic or soft drinks
  • Laundry
  • Tips for guide and driver

Trip Inclusions

  • Transport by private mini bus
  • All meals, mineral water, tea and coffee
  • 5 0r 7 nights accommodation
  • All entrance fees at monasteries and museums
  • Bhutan visa, Bhutan government tourism royalties and local taxes
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide

 

sample TRIP OVERVIEW

Your journey begins in the beautiful Paro Valley from where you drive to Thimpu, one of the world’s smallest capital cities, and the only one without traffic lights! Here we visit the dzong and various points of interest including the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts and the Postal Museum.

We continue our journey via the scenic Dochu La Pass to Punakha which served as Bhutan’s capital for 300 years.  We walk to Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, one of the most revered temples in Bhutan before visiting the magnificent Punakha Dzong, an ancient monastery built in 1637.  Situated on the confluence of two rivers, this is arguably the most beautiful dzong in Bhutan.

The next day we return to Paro to visit the National Museum, Paro Dzong and the famous Nyamai Zam Bridge.   Before leaving, we visit Taktshang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), Bhutan’s most famous and iconic landmark.   A hike up through blue pines, passing water powered prayer wheels, leads you to this ancient monastery clinging miraculously to a sheer cliff. The views are magnificent over the Paro valley, and the only sounds to be heard are prayer flags blowing in the wind.

sample 5 night itinerary

 

DAY 1

Arrive in Paro, Bhutan:   You will be met at the airport by your guide and travel to Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan. After checking into your hotel, visit the dzong and places of interest of your choice. This may include the Textile Museum, Post Office (you can make your own stamps with your photo), School of Traditional Medicine, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Point and the School of Traditional Arts and Crafts.                       Driving time: 1 hour                                                                                                         Altitude: 2,350 m                                                                                                           Overnight: Thimpu

DAY 2

Wangdue Phodrang:   Travel from Thimpu via the DochuLa Pass (3,140m) to Wangdue Phodrang, and visit Punakha Dzong.                                                                         Driving time:  3.5 hrs                                                                                                         Altitude: 1,310 m                                                                                                             Overnight: Wangdue Phodrang 

DAY 3

Paro:  Visit the temple of fertility at Chimi Lhakhang before returning to Paro.                 Driving time: 3 hrs                                                                                                                     Altitude: 2,250 m                                                                                                           Overnight:  Paro

day 4

Paro:   Explore the town, and visit the National Museum and the famous Nyamai Zam Bridge.    Watch an archery match.  Visit Paro Market (Sunday only).                                   Altitude:  2,250 m                                                                                                                         Overnight: Paro                           

DAY 5 

Paro:   Tiger’s Nest day hike. Later visit Kyichu Lhakhang temple followed by a game of archery with your guide in the hotel grounds later.                                                            Altitude: 2,250 m                                                                                                                           Overnight:  Paro                                                                                                                      

DAY 6 

Depart Paro