Few tourists make it to Bhutan – which makes our eight-day trip to this ancient Himalayan kingdom even more special. After flying into Paro airport, you’ll explore the cultural and historical sights around Thimphu, the capital city – including one of the largest Buddha statues in the world. Head through the magnificent Dochula Pass to Punakha, where you’ll hike to Chimi Lhakhang – a monastery associated with fertility. Cross a swinging footbridge to see the fortress of Punakha Dzong, then head to Paro for an evening at the only craft brewery in the country. Ascend Chelela Pass, and learn about Bhutanese farming before an authentic traditional meal with a local family. On your last full day, hike to the spectacular Tiger’s Nest monastery – a true icon of Bhutan, and the perfect way to round off an unforgettable trip. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it.
Thimphu Towers is one of the tallest buildings in the capital, with seven storeys. The location is ideal, in Clock Tower Square in the heart of the city – and comfortable rooms have windows overlooking the bustling streets below. The traditional Bhutanese hospitality is apparent in the friendly staff who will make your stay a special one.
A mixture of Bhutanese traditions and modern comforts, the Four Boutique hotel in Punakha welcomes guests like family. Rooms are spacious and feature Bhutanese paintings, while the restaurant patio boasts a phenomenal view over the valley.
Fancy sleeping in a historic palace? You can do just that at Gangety Palace – which still retains many of its original features, and is decorated with Bhutanese antiquities and traditional paintings. Staff can arrange a hot stone bath for you, if you’re in the mood for serious relaxation.