Discover the Buddhist Kingdom's natural and historical marvels on a 4-night itinerary through magical Bhutan. Watch the Himalayan landscape unfolding on spectacular drives through the valleys of Thimphu and Paro, while your private guide offers insight into the history, culture and local life of each region. Expeditions can be tailored to suit your preferences, both in advance and on the ground
Discover Amankora's Thimphu lodge, a peaceful outpost amid the pines on the edge of the capital. Spend a few hours wandering Thimphu's folk and textile museums, shops and cultural sights. Create your own stamp at the National Post Office before heading back to Thimphu lodge for a traditional cultural performance or Buddhism lecture in the library.
Explore the remote monasteries of Thimphu Valley for an insight into the Buddhist kingdom's legendary mystique. Guided by your private driver, witness monastic daily life at a Buddhist school and Thimphu's imposing Trashi Chhoe Dzong. Hike to the 17th-century Cheri Goemba monastery before returning to Amankora for an evening of traditional dance performances – a cultural programme of Bhutanese folk and mask dances.
Experience the unfolding of a breathtaking Himalayan panorama on route to Paro lodge. Reached by a dramatic valley drive, Paro Lodge lies hidden in pine forest, surrounded by temples and historic architecture. Unwind with a sauna and steam in the spa.
A four-hour hike brings guests to an exhilarating summit at Tiger's Nest - a monastery clinging to the cliff face, 900 metres up. On descending from Bhutan's most dramatic site, enjoy the hospitality of local farming family over lunch, before a visit to the Kingdom's oldest temple, Kyichu Lhakhang.