Aman Adventure in Bhutan

Though small in size, the Kingdom of Bhutan is bursting with breath-taking landscapes. Due to its isolation from the rest of the world, Bhutan has cultivated a culture rich in traditions, religion and benevolent monarchy. Dramatic valleys, snow-capped mountains, rapid rivers make Bhutan a gem like no other.

This 7 day itinerary takes you on an adventure through Bhutan whilst residing in the very exclusive Aman hotels present in the country: the perfect mix of adventure and luxury.

Day 1: Arrival

Upon arrival into Bhutan, you will be met by a Lightfoot representative and transferred to Amankora Punakha by private car. On the 4 hour journey, you will come across the Paro River and Wang River and continue on to the high mountain pass of Dochu La. Then, you will descend into Punakha Valley to reach your accommodation.

We recommend you rest and relax for the remained of the day.

Stay: Amankora Punakha

Day 2: From Punakha to Bumthang

Today, you will embark on a journey to Bumthang, where you will admire dramatic landscapes. After a brief stop at Chenebji Chorten, you will carry on to what was the original home of the royal family. Stroll through the quaint village of Trongsa and Trongsa Dzong (ancestral home of Bhutan’s monarch) before making your way over Yotong La, down the Chhume Balley and into Bumthang.

Your home while in the area is Amankora Bumthang.

Stay: Amankora Bumthang

Day 3: Exploring Bumthang Valley

After breakfast, you will explore the neighbouring palace, Wangdichloeling, which is the home of the 2nd King, followed by a visit to the grand Kurjey Lhakhang and Jambay Lhakhang, which draws thousands of Bhutanese for their annual blessings. The next stop is the Tamshing Monastery followed by a visit to the valley’s unique cottage industries (Red Panda Brewery, Bumthang Cheese, Bumthang Distillery)

Stay: Amankora Bumthang

Day 4: Excursion to Tang Valley and Bumthang District

Delve deeper into the Bumthang district as you explore the stunning Tang Valley, and off the beaten track lhakhangs and monasteries. After a short hike, you will arrive at the Chhoeling Palace and discover its cultural treasures. Picnic with a view awaits for lunch

Day 5: Bumthang to Phobjika Valley

Depart Bumthang and make your way to Gangtey. Your journey will take through the scenic Bumthang Valley and pass through Trongsa. Once you arrive, you will visit Gagntey Goemba and stroll through the village.

After that, a well-deserved rest in Amankora Gangtey awaits

Stay: Amankora Gangtey

Day 6: Exploring the Phbjika Valley

Start off your morning with a visit to the Black Neck Crane Centre to view breeding cranes (dependent of season).

The rest of the day is at leisure. We can recommend several walks or mountain bike rides through the valley.

Stay: Amankora Gangtey

Day 7: Transfer to Thimphu

Your last stop in Bhutan is in Thimphu. Depart Gangtey in the early morning and drive over the high mountain pass of Dochu La, towards the Thimphu Valley. In the afternoon, you are free to visit the area: Memorial Chorten, market and the Main Street are our recommendations prior to relaxing at Amankora Thimphu

Stay: Amankora Thimphu

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to airport for your flight home.

Itinerary

Duration Description Overnight
Day 1: Arrival Amankora Punakha
Day 2: From Punakha to Bumthang Amankora Bumthang
Day 3: Exploring Bumthang Valley Amankora Bumthang
Day 4: Excursion to Tang Valley and Bumthang District
Day 5: Bumthang to Phobjika Valley Amankora Gangtey
Day 6: Exploring the Phbjika Valley Amankora Gangtey
Day 7: Transfer to Thimphu Amankora Thimphu
Day 8: Departure

Inclusions

Included

  • Hotel accommodation on bed & breakfast basis 
  • Transfers, sightseeing by an air conditioned vehicle
  • 24 hour emergency contact

Not Included

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance (please note that travel insurance is mandatory for al Lightfoot Travel holidays)

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Amankora Punakha Amankora Bumthang Amankora Gangtey Amankora Thimpu

From USD 14,450 per person based on two guests travelling

Notes on our prices

  • This price guide provides you with a broad indication of how much to budget for your holiday.
  • Prices are generally based on two people travelling together (unless stated otherwise) on a shared room basis.
  • Prices can fluctuate depending on season, standard of accommodation, excursions selected (private versus shared) etc.
  • This basic structure works very nicely, but don’t forget that Lightfoot Travel can provide a range of experiences and we tailor-make each itinerary based on your travel requirements. Get in touch to start planning your perfect trip with your own travel consultant