This 7 night journey takes you to the heart of the magical Kingdom of Bhutan. From the gravity defying ‘Tiger’s Nest’ monastery to the temple of the Divine Madman, this trip combines spectacular drives, unique nature walks, and fascinating monastery visits. Journey deep into Bhutan’s heartland, exploring three distinctly different but important valleys. Throughout your adventure you will return nightly to the understated luxury and comfort of the Uma lodges.
|Prices from||The itinerary includes|
|7 nights / 8 days – from £3,830|
Prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a room including economy flights from Delhi.
|Itinerary starts and ends in Paro|
Private transfers throughout
Hotel accommodation as detailed
Private guided touring
One COMO Shambhala massage per person
Upon arrival at Paro Airport from Delhi, you will be transferred to COMO Uma Parofor an overnight stay. Spend the day exploring Paro town, including a visit to a local temple and an afternoon sightseeing with your guide, depending on your interests and energy levels.
Today you will travel to COMO Uma Punakha, your base for 3 nights, perhaps visiting Thimphu en route. Enjoy the picturesque drive as you snake up the mountain pass of Dochu La with its forests of fluttering prayer flags, maze of memorial chortens and sweeping views of the main Himalayan range.
Enjoy a full day exploring the scenic Punakha Valley, observing both Khamsum Yuley Namgay Chorten, a shrine recently built by the royal family, and the 17th century Punakha Dzong fortress monastery. In the afternoon take a short walk across rice paddies to the fertility temple, Chimmi Lhakhang.
After breakfast drive to Chorten Nibu Monastery, now home to orphans from the nearby village and a Buddhist educational institution for monks. Hike back to COMO Uma Punakha, passing through Khabasa village and past Thodrup lhakhang. After lunch, there is the option to drive to Talo Nobgang village, try white water rafting or experience a wellness therapy.
In the morning you will return to COMO Uma Paro for a 3 night stay, enjoying a chance to relive your drive over the Dochu La for a second view of the Himalayas. En route visit Tamchhu Lhakhang, accessed by crossing an ancient suspension bridge. Upon arrival in Paro, spend the rest of the day relaxing or trying Bhutanese activities such as archery or a traditional hot stone bath.
Begin the day with a visit of the fortress-like monastery of Zurig Dzong. From here head to Ta Dzong, home to Bhutan’s National Museum with magnificent views over Paro and down to Rinpung Dzong. See Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan and time permitting, drive further up the valley to Drukgyel Dzong.
Head out in the early morning to explore the amazing cliffside ‘Tiger’s Nest’, Taktsang Goemba. Climb up to the monastery, passing a waterfall and entering through the main gates decorated with murals. Afterwards you will return to COMO Uma Paro for an afternoon of relaxation.
Following breakfast you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to Paro International Airport for your return flight.
- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -