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Bhutan is a fantastic country to make memories. The Buddhist kingdom is one of the last places on earth that is untouched by the modern world. It’s culture and identity intact in the changing modernized world. Bhutanese licensed tour agencies deliver everything you might need during your luxury Bhutan holiday and tours for 2021/22.
Hotel Le Meridien, Thimphu.
Bhutan is a country where the ancient value and practices coexist with the modern world. The relaxed lifestyles are surrounded by the heart-stopping greenery. Bhutan offers you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave the capitalist world and re-discover yourself, unique architectural temples, Dzongs (fortresses), palaces, and sacred lakes.
Wake up every morning to view rice paddies and trek to the nearby villages that sit in the Himalayas. Enjoy the simple things in life and end the day with a relaxing hot stone massage.
Luxury Bhutan Holidays & Tours 2021/22 Itineraries
Below are sample itineraries to incite your curiosity about this mystical dragon kingdom, but all visitors are different. Our licensed tour operators prepare every trip with a blank piece of paper and plan every itinerary 100% personalized to your preferences.
Spiritual Himalayas – Thimphu, Punakha, Bumthang, Paro.
Day 1-3: Thimphu
Memorial Chorten, where wishes come true.
Land in Bhutan and your tour guides will drive you from Paro International Airport to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital. Spend the remaining day sleeping off the jet lag because Thimphu awaits for you to explore once you are up. Start your morning with a relaxing walk around the Memorial Chorten near the city center and enjoy the fresh Himalayan air. A yoga class is available for you to stretch out the muscles to get rid of any remaining jet lag.
Buddha Dordenma opening ritual.
After you enjoy a relaxing traditional Bhutanese breakfast, visit the biggest Buddha statue in the country overlooking the city from Bhutan’s mountains. The statue, the Great Buddha Dordenma, houses more than 100,000 smaller Buddha statues, all gilded in gold and bronze.
Traffic police in Main Town.
Thimphu is also one of two capital cities in the world apart from Pyongyang, without a traffic light. On-lookers can see traffic police with hand gestures, guiding the cars in all four directions.
Punakha Dzong, one of the most beautiful dzongs in Bhutan.
About a 2-hour drive from the capital, you will reach Punakha, the ex-capital of Bhutan. Punakha Dzong is often called “The palace of great happiness and bliss” located at the junction of Pho-Chu (Male river) and Mo-Chu (Female river). The banks along these two rivers are rich alluvial soil that makes Punakha the rice bowl of Bhutan.
The fertility temple in Punakha.
Punakha has Chhimi Lhakhang (temple) that is highly sacred and known as the fertility temple. Every year hundreds of pilgrims make the journey to this fertility temple in hopes of conceiving a child, and a year later, they visit with their child.
The longest suspension bridge in Bhutan.
Punakha also has the longest suspension bridge in the kingdom, 180m in length high above the Pho Chu.
Bumthang Dzong overlooking the Bumthang Valley.
Bumthang dzongkhag (district/city) is one of the holiest places in the country because of Kurje Lhakhang, where Guru Rinpoche meditated. Bumthang has many temples such as Jambay Lhakhang, one of the ancient temples in Bhutan, and Tamshing Lhakhang. Buckwheat, rice, and potato fields flood the fertile Bumthang valley. Apple orchards and dairy farms are also a common sight.
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, a luxury hotel for your luxury Bhutan holidays & tours 2021/22.
Complete your luxury Bhutan trip with a wellness retreat (mind, body, and spirit balance) in Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary in the Sylvan Neyphug Valley. This five-star hotel offers traditional Bhutanese spa facilities with private consultation from licensed Bhutanese doctors. Hot stone baths, tea bars, and Ayurvedic massages are also available to guests.
Before leaving Bhutan, visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery that sits on the cliff of a mountain. After the 2-3 hour hike to the monastery, stop at the base of the walk and enjoy a home-made picnic like a genuine Bhutanese.
Bhutan Honeymoon- Punakha, Gangtey, Thimphu, and Paro.
Day 1-3: Punakha
Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten
Start your honeymoon straight from Paro to Punakha, the rice bowl of Bhutan. Visit the Punakha Palace of great happiness and bliss, the perfect way to start your new chapter in life. Punakha, like the rest of Bhutan, offers beautiful monasteries, farmhouses and rice fields surrounded by rivers. Enjoy the traditional Bhutanese meditation classes and hot springs.
Visit famous attractions like Chimi Lhakhang (the fertility temple), the suspension bridge, and a 2 hour hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten. End the day with Bhutanese dinner near the traditional wood burner stove (locally called Bukhari).
Secluded Amankora Resort in Gangtey.
Enjoy a gateway to Gangtey Lodge in Phobjikha valley, one of the most secluded and breathtaking places in the country. It is located in a glacial valley near the Black Mountains. Pass the never ending prayer flags draping from rhododendrons and dwarf bamboos during your hike from Longtey village to Gangtey.
Black Necked Cranes flying into Bhutan.
During the end of October- February and March, you can spot the rare Black Necked Cranes. Light a butter lamp or two at Goenpa monastery and spoil yourself with a traditional hot stone bath.
Tashichho Dzong at Night.
Once you reach Thimphu, visit Tashichho Dzong. This dzong is different compared to the rest of the dzongs in other Dzongkhags because Tashichho Dzong serves as a Throne room for the king. The capital city has many iconic attractions such as Folk Heritage Museum, the Royal Textile Academy, Royal Takin Preserve, and the Changangkha Lhakhang.
Wake up to amazing vistas of Thimphu valley from your hotel.
The Tiger’s Nest in Paro.
Paro valley in the western Bhutan offers one of the best wellness retreats in the country and everything is within walking distance. Before leaving Bhutan, lose yourself to the rural landscapes scattered with farms, Paro Dzong , and snow capped mountain trails.
The watchtower in Paro.
The hikes take you to sacred places such as The Tiger’s Nest, historic place Ta Dzong (watchtower) and a local tea house. If you want to experience a day in the life of a Bhutanese, your tour operator will arrange for your stay at a local family house and enjoy organic food fresh from their garden.
Classic Bhutan – Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro.
Day 1-2- Thimphu
Luxury Hotel, Six Sense.
The Great Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten built in the memory of “The Father of Modern Bhutan”, the traffic police inplace of traffic lights, the temples and palaces makes Thimphu the perfect valley to start your trip in Bhutan. Spend the night in the luxurious hotel, the Six Sense after exploring the capital.
Duchess Kate Middleton playing Khuru in Thimphu.
Try the traditional sport of Khuru (dart throwing) and perform a cultural performance after each shot. Have your guide set up a meeting with a monk from the first monastery in the country and have your fortune told. Bhutan is a Buddhist country with superstitious beliefs and practices.
Day 2-4- Punakha
Cross the Dochula Pass with views of snow-capped mountains on the way to Punakha valley. This valley is full of fascinating history. ,monuments and visits over the Pho River. Spent two nights at the Six Sense branch in Punakha set among rice fields with meditation huts and a market garden.
River Rafting in Pho Chu.
For visitors who want an adrenaline rush, enjoy river rafting along the Pho and Mo Rivers at the junction of the Punakha Dzong. End the day by soaking up the vistas with a local alcohol known as Ara and Bangchang.
Enjoy a relaxing hot stone bath with some champagne after a long day.
Spend 3 nights at the famous Gangtey Lodge in Phobjikha Valley. The lodge is perfect for comfort, adventure and spiritual awakening. Join the local culture with archery lessons, meditation in the temples and monasteries. Enjoy the fresh air and nature during your hike from Gangtey to Phobjikha Valley.
Day 6-8- Bumthang
Ura Village, Bumthang.
The historic valley, Bumthang is known for it’s oldest temples, monasteries and sacred sites. The farmlands, gorges, and farmhouses are picturesque as you drive through Bumthang valley to Amankora where you will spend two nights. The spiritual heart of the country with 29 monasteries in total is ideal for visitors interested in ancient ways of life.
Bumthang Beer and Cheese.
The detailed painting of Kurjey Lhakhang and the holy site, Burning Lake are popular attractions for both tourists and locals. Bumthang also offers traditional delicacies at farmhouse lunches such as local beer and cheese at the Panda Brewery and Cheese Factory. After a tiring day, indulge yourself with a Bhutanese wooden stove burner and warm butter tea.
Day 8-10- Paro
Make a wish and light a butter lamp.
Finish your trip to Bhutan in Paro at Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary for two nights. The secluded rural landscape with mountain trail, architectural monasteries and temples, and traditional artworks will captivate you. Make a wish by lighting a butter lamp at The Tiger’s Nest and mediating, Paro is the perfect place to end the journey.
Why is Bhutan the perfect country for a luxury Bhutan Holidays & Tours 2021/22?
Simplicity at it’s Best.
Simplicity is happiness.
Thanks to Bhutan’s distinctive culture, the Himalayn-locked environment and intentional isolation until 1960, the country remains untouched by the monderised world. From archery as a national sport to the charming Bhuatnese festivals,Bhutan truly is “The Last Shangri-La.”
Now visitors are given a chance to explore one of the few countries with ancient values and practices.
Traditions and the Unique Architectural Monasteries.
Traditional bamboo hut and modern building.
Bhutan is synonymous to peace and serenity with its one-of-a-kind monasteries and vistas.
Along with the unique architectural monasteries, the traditional values and medication, the famous Tiger’s Nest built into a cliffside, evidence of coexistence of ancient and modern lifestyles, Bhutan truly is a paradise.
Rolling Farmlands and Snow-capped Mountain Peaks
Farms in Paro.
The green meadows with galicia rivers, rice fields, snow-capped mountain peaks, and farmlands, Bhutan is the perfect place to lose yourself to nature and re-discover yourself again. The vibrant prayer flags will guide the way wherever you walk in Bhutan.
Back to the Nature
Black Necked Crane in Phobjikha Valley.
Bhutan is home to one of the most endangered flora and fauna. You can also see Black Necked Cranes during October when they migrate from Tibet. They fly around Gangtey valley three times before landing. Hike through the grassy valleys of Bumthang and spot birds and yaks enjoy nature.
Now that you know what Bhutan can offer for you whether it is for spiritual holiday, honeymoon or a classic trip, don’t waste time and tick off Bhutan from your bucket list. Karma Bhutan Luxury Tour Company is one of the best luxury service provider in Bhutan with decades of experience and clients. Write to us with the outcome you want from your holiday or contact one of our destination specialists.
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