The Ultimate Bhutan Tour
Bhutan, Discovery, 15 days - from £2,645 (land only) - from €3,705 (land only) - from $4,260 (land only)
Simply the Best!
This holiday does what it says on the tin. The most comprehensive tour of Bhutan you will find, including all the popular highlights of the West plus exploration of the little-visited East and SE of Bhutan.
- The complete traverse of Bhutan from Paro to Samdrup Jongkhar
- Journey through rarely visited South-eastern Bhutan into Assam
- The colourful and friendly Bhutanese people and their festivals
- The dzongs of Takstang, Punakha, Gantay, Trongsa and Bumtang
- Bhutan - the last Himalayan Kingdom
We call this 2 week discovery holiday the 'Ultimate Tour of Bhutan' because it really is! Travelling right across the country from west to east it reaches the parts of this magical kingdom that other tours can't reach. After flying to Paro and visiting the incredible 'Tigers Nest' monastery and Bhutan's capital Thimpu, we begin our Ultimate Bhutan Tour with a drive across the Dolchu La to Punakha and the quiet Phobjikha valley - home to the Black Necked Cranes. We journey in a leisurely fashion eastwards across high passes and through beautiful valleys, stopping frequently as we come to the next awe inspiring view or magnificent fortress monastery (known as dzongs). Arriving in Bumthang we spend some time exploring its picturesque valleys before turning south-east to travel through Mongar and the charming Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan's most easterly district. This unique tour ends with a border crossing into Assam and from here we fly back to Delhi. If you want to discover the real Bhutan, this is the holiday for you.
Bhutan Festivals. Several departures of the Ultimate Bhutan Tour visit one of the colourful Bhutan Tsechus (festivals) which are held annually. The basic itinerary for all departures is the same but will vary slightly to spend an extra day in a particular festival location. For an itinerary specific to a particular departure please contact the KE office.
Is this holiday for you?
This holiday is one of our range of Discovery Tours. As such there are no elements of difficult or sustained trekking although in order to visit some of the sights on this holiday, you will need to be in good shape physically. The holiday is conducted at a reasonably leisurely pace with plenty of time to visit the key places of interest along the way. Naturally on a tour of this nature there are some long spells of road travel and you should be prepared for this.
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