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Punakha Trips & Tours

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Festivals of Bhutan

Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
12 Days
$ 316 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,795

Highlights

  • Punakha - The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley
  • Phobjika Valley - Look out for the rare black-necked crane
  • Paro - Climb up to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
  • Thimpu - Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world
  • Kathmandu - Explore the old city on foot before visiting the Pashupatinath temple complex
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Inside the  Hidden Kingdoms

Education / Learning

4.6 | Excellent | 65 Reviews
23 Days
$ 191 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, India, Nepal, Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 4,396

Highlights

  • The Sundarbans - Take a cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of one of the world's largest mangrove forests
  • Darjeeling - Take a ride on the 'Toy Train' in this famous hill station
  • Gangtok - Soak up the atmosphere in the colourful Sikkimese capital
  • Thimpu - Spend time in the most relaxed capital city in the world and join in the annual festival celebrations
  • Punakha - Visit the stunning Dzong, located at the confluence of two rivers
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A Taste of Bhutan tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
7 Days
$ 334 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 2,335

Highlights

  • Visit Buddha Park
  • Explore beautiful ancient temple Lungchuzeykha Temple
  • Visit Paro Chhu river
  • Enjoy Hike up near Mo Chhu river
  • Discover Punakha Dzong and Tashicho Dzong
  • Experience the nature in punakha valley
  • Explore Paro Taktsang
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Bhutan Tours: Spring Festivals, Families And Nature tour

Family Friendly, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
12 Days
$ 333 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,995

Highlights

  • Explore Paro
  • Visit Memorial Chorten, Textile Museum, Paper factory, village school for arts and crafts, Zilukha Nunnery.
  • Visit Jakar Valley.including Jambay Lhakang, Kurjey, Tamshing
  • Explore Gangtey valley, including the Black Crane Center and Gangtey Gompa
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Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon tour

Hiking & Walking, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 376 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 4,885

Highlights

  • A short classic trek through the beautiful Bhutanese countryside
  • An opportunity to gain an insight into the culture of the people
  • Two most famous and colourful cultural highlights; the Paro Dzong and Thimpu's Memorial Chorten
  • Witness Bhutan's colourful, vibrant festivals (on festival departures)
  • Visit the incredible Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery
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Wonders of Bhutan tour

Cultural, Trekking & Expeditions

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 375 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Himalayas, Taktsang Monastery, Thimpu
From
$ 3,749

Highlights

  • Visit one of the most remote countries in the world
  • Enjoy a meeting and lecture with a monk about buddhist culture in bhutan
  • Learn how to cook ema datshi (chili cheese) with a local farm family
  • Hike along peaceful nature trails and thrilling cliffs
  • Experience the pristine and peaceful nature of the "dragon kingdom"
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Bhutan Adventure tour

Cultural, Trekking & Expeditions, Transformative

4.8 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
10 Days
$ 263 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Taktsang Monastery
From
$ 2,634

Highlights

  • Travel along mystical mountains
  • Visit various dzongs and buddhist gompas
  • Trek along scenic nature trails
  • Experience the "dragon kingdom" with cultural interactions at a local farm
  • Take in stunning himalayan mountain views
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Festivals of Bhutan tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
12 Days
$ 342 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Punakha, Kathmandu, Tibet, Thimpu
From
$ 4,495

Highlights

  • Experience Bhutan's colourful, vibrant masked dance festivals
  • Visit the Paro Dzong and the incredible 'Tiger's Nest' monastery at Taktsang
  • Drive across the Dochu La and visit Punakha Dzong
  • Walk in the quiet Gangtey Valley
  • Visit the impressive Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu
  • Travel in a country where few foreigners visit and tourism is still in its infancy
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Across Bhutan – Spring tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
15 Days
$ 360 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Bumthang Valley, Punakha, Taktsang Monastery, Thimpu
From
$ 5,395

Highlights

  • Visit the Taktsang Monastery, a sacred pilgrimage site
  • Explore Thimphu
  • Discover Punakha
  • Visit Museum and Dzong
  • Explore some of the valleys in Bumthang
  • Attend Gomphu Kora Festival 
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Himalayan High: Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
21 Days
$ 343 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Tibet, Bhaktapur, Chengdu, Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Lhasa, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 7,195

Highlights

  • Explore Everest Base Camp
  • Discover Panda Breeding Center in Chengdu
  • Visit Phabonkha Temple and Drepung Monastery
  • Visit Swayambunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath
  • Hike to Kamsuem Yueling temple
  • Climb or take horses to Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery
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Cycling in Bhutan tour

Cycling & Biking, Festivals & Special Events

4.6 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
15 Days
$ 424 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Kathmandu, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 6,355

Highlights

  • Challenging cycling; high mountain passes and long descents
  • Visit the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Cycle through spectacular Himalayan scenery
  • Festival departures available
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Bhutan: Dragon Kingdom

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
9 Days
$ 422 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha
From
$ 3,795

Highlights

  • Bhutan is perhaps the most mysterious and diverse of all the himalayan kingdoms, where for centuries a traditional buddhist culture has thrived in isolation from the rest of the world.
  • It is a land of contrast - with lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, art and architecture unique to the region.
  • The captial thimphu is charming and serene, a delight to explore.
  • The opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle and architecture of bhutan via the beautiful punakha and haa valleys
  • Visiting taktsang (the tiger's nest) - a small monastery clinging to a rocky cliff 900 metres above the valley floor in paro is truly a highlight.
  • Your 2 night 'feature stay' in paro was envisioned and created by a local bhutanese company, combining traditional elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices, masterful stonework, and modern amenities.
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Spiritual Journey: Bhutan in the Realm of Colors tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
11 Days
$ 332 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,650

Highlights

  • Visit Paro
  • Experience the nature in Tang Valley
  • Visit Trongsa
  • Explore Punakha
  • Visit Pangri zampa Temple and Simtokha Dzong
  • Visit Chendebji Chorten
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Bhutan Tour Packages:Trekking  Remote Merak and Sakteng tour

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Trekking & Expeditions

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
18 Days
$ 322 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 5,795

Highlights

  • Visit Gomkora and Ranjung
  • Explore the famous temple Kurjey Lhakhang
  • Visit Paro
  • Explore Sakteng
  • Experience the nature in Jakar Valley
  • Visit the Traditional Paper Making Factory
  • Explore Punakha
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Fall - Across Bhutan tour

Cultural, Transformative

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
16 Days
$ 337 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Bumthang Valley, Punakha, Taktsang Monastery, Thimpu
From
$ 5,395

Highlights

  • Visit the Drukyel Dzong and enjoy the beautiful views across the valley
  • Explore Taktsang Monastery
  • Visit Thimphu
  • Discover Punakha
  • Visit the Bumthang Valley
  • Visit Tang Valley
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Magnificent Nepal and Bhutan (Summer 2018)

50 plus

4.8 | Excellent | 6 Reviews
10 Days
$ 653 per day
 
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Himalayas, Kathmandu, Punakha, Tibet
From
$ 6,525

Highlights

  • Kathmandu sightseeing: See Durbar Square and the ancient Royal Palace complex
  • Visit the holy shrine of Swayambhunath and Patan's temple of Teleju, the Statue of Yogendra Malla and a Tibetan Handicraft Centre. Thimphu: Orientation tour through the city centre. Punakha: Visit Punakha Dzong. Punakha: Walk to Chimi Lhakhang temple see magnificent views over the Losesa valley. Paro: Visit Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the Kingdomand Drugyel Dzong, built to commemorate the 1646 victory over the Tibetan invaders.
  • Kathmandu: Join your Travelling Concierge and mingle with your fellow guests during your Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Paro: Try your hand at cooking some local Bhutanese delicacies in our cooking demonstration with a local chef. See if you can handle the hot red chillies or perhaps the local Bhutanese cheese would be more to your taste?
  • Kathmandu: During your Celebration Dinner indulge in delicious Nepalese cuisine.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 2 Lunches (L), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT) and 5 Dinners with Wine (DW).
  • Kathmandu: Ride by rickshaw through the bustling streets of the Thamel district.
  • Kathmandu: During sightseeing with your Travelling Concierge see Durbar Square and the ancient Royal Palace complex.
  • Kathmandu: Visit the holy shrine of Swayambhunath and Patan's temple of Teleju, the Statue of Yogendra Malla and a Tibetan Handicraft Centre.
  • Fly to Paro: Experience the top of the world as you fly through the Himalayas to reach Paro.
  • Thimphu: Enjoy an evening orientation through the city centre with your Travelling Concierge.
  • Thimphu: Sightseeing with a Local Expert includes the National Library and the Textile and Folk Heritage Museum. At the School for the Arts, Zorig Chusum, you'll see students learning the 13 traditional arts of Bhutan.
  • Punakha: Visit the winter residence of the monk body that is also the capital of Bhutan - Punakha Dzong.
  • Punakha: Walk to Chimi Lhakhang temple and admire the magnificent views over the Losesa Valley.
  • Ta Dzong: Visit Bhutan's National Museum to see the impressive collection of art and relics.
  • Thimphu: Visit the National Memorial Chorten, dedicated to world peace, along with Tasichho Dzong, known as the fortress of the glorious religion. You will also visit the bustling market, an opportunity to mix with the locals.
  • Paro: Visit Kyichu Lakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in the Kingdomand Drugyel Dzong, built to commemorate the 1646 victory over the Tibetan invaders.
  • Paro: Join a hike to Taktshang Monastery known as the Tiger's Nest. The hike is a round-trip of about five hours, so it's a good idea to bring comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
  • Fly to Kathmandu: Fly through the Himalayas once again to return to Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu: See the holiest of Hindu shrines, Pashupatinath Temple.
  • Kathmandu: Visit Nepal's most important Buddhist site, Bodhnath. It is also the ancient capital of Bhadgaon.
  • Kathmandu: Meet a local pottery craftsman who will explain the traditions and processes of their works, before guiding you as you try for yourself.
  • Paro: Have VIP treatment at a special traditional mask dance and cultural show. A key way that Bhutanese people pass on their social values to the next generation, this show includes a spectrum of entertainment bringing elements of folk, song, music all in ornate costumes and masks.
  • Kathmandu: Meet a local who has summited Everest and learn about the role played by Sherpa people in Everest expeditions.
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Essence of Nepal & Bhutan

Cultural

4.5 | Great | 13 Reviews
20 Days
$ 372 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Bhutan, Nepal, Bhaktapur, Chitwan National Park, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Pokhara, Punakha
From
$ 7,445

Highlights

  • Beginning  in kathmandu, there's ample time to discover the capital's staggeringly rich cultural and artistic heritage
  • Whether it's flying, hiking, driving or canoeing, you'll experience nepal's stunning natural beauty from all angles
  • A breathtaking everest flight gives you the chance to witness some truly world-class mountain scenery
  • The beautiful chitwan national park, brimming with exotic bird life and game, offers a vast array of activities. enjoy a jeep safari and a jungle walk with an expert resident naturalist
  • Bhutan is perhaps the most mysterious and diverse of all the himalayan kingdoms, where for centuries a traditional buddhist culture has thrived in isolation from the rest of the world.
  • It is a land of contrast - with lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, art and architecture unique to the region.
  • The captial thimphu is charming and serene, a delight to explore.
  • The opportunity to explore the rural lifestyle and architecture of bhutan via the beautiful punakha and haa valleys
  • Visiting taktsang (the tiger's nest) - a small monastery clinging to a rocky cliff 900 metres above the valley floor in paro is truly a highlight.
  • Unique 'features stays' in each country, one with breathtaking views from your river front cottage in chitwan national park, the other boasting elaborate hand-carved wooden cornices, masterful stonework, and modern amenities in a heritage lodge and spa.
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Bhutan Tours: Sacred Chomolhari Trek tour

50 plus, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Trekking & Expeditions

5.0 | Excellent | 96 Reviews
12 Days
$ 329 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,950

Highlights

  • Visiting the Museum, to get a sense of  the country, its history and religion.
  • Visit one of Thimphu’s holy sites Changangkha Lhakhang
  • Seeing bharal, locally called the blue sheep even though they are actually grey in color.
  • See the snow covered peaks of Jichudrakay and Tserimgang.
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Hiking to the Far Reaches tour

Cultural

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4.4 | Great | 100+ Reviews
13 Days
$ 353 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Punakha
From
$ 4,590

Highlights

  • Visit to Dzongdrakha village. The village clings to a cliff overlooking rice fields and Paro valley
  • Visit the Jakar Dzong and the Wangdichholing Dzong
  • Explore Kunzangdra Hike and Tang Valley
  • See Glacial Valley of Phobjikha
  • Visit the Temple of Bhutan’s foremost Saint, the Lama Drukpa Kuenley
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Essential Bhutan tour

Hiking & Walking, Cultural

4.5 | Great | 15 Reviews
7 Days
$ 514 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: Bhutan, Mount Everest, Punakha, Thimpu
From
$ 3,595

Highlights

  • Be one of the lucky few to visit this uniquely isolated kingdom!
  • Visit timeless traditional villages tucked away in pristine mountain landscapes
  • Explore ancient monasteries and experience Buddhist culture in its most ancient, unadulterated form
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