Ultimate Bhutan Tour with Jambay Lhakhang Festival
Bhutan, Discovery, 15 days - from £2,695 (land only) - from €3,235 (land only) - from $4,445 (land only)
- The complete traverse of Bhutan from Paro to Samdrup Jongkhar
- Journey through rarely visited South-eastern Bhutan into Assam
- The colourful Jambay Lhakhang Festival
- The dzongs of Takstang, Punakha, Gantay, Trongsa and Bumtang
- Bhutan - the last Himalayan Kingdom
This 2 week Discovery holiday is the ultimate tour of Bhutan, travelling right across the country from west to east, reaching the parts of this magical kingdom other tours can't reach. After flying from Delhi 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. 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 a day at the Jambay Lhakhang festival and visit some of the outlying villages of this region before turning south-east to travel through Mongar and the charming Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar, Bhutan's most easterly distict. 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.
This is one of five departures of our Ultimate Bhutan Tour. On four of these, the group will attend a Bhutan Tsechu (festival), with a different and unique festival for each departure. Each departure of the Ultimate Bhutan Tour therefore has a slightly different itinerary and its own holiday dossier.
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.