Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha and Paro with a private guide, taking in ancient monasteries, majestic mountains and more of this high-altitude Himalayan kingdom. All Amankora 7-night itineraries can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and on the ground
Explore forested mountains dotted with monasteries and temples on route to Thimphu. A gentle walk through the city with afternoon visits to museums and chortens offers a window into the ancient culture, before a night at Amankora Thimphu
Thimphu Valley - home to the seat of Bhutan's royal government and a monastic astrology academy. An invigorating walk crosses one of the country's oldest cantilever bridges to Cheri Goemba, where the Kingdom of Bhutan's first community of monks was based
Arrive at the Dochu La Mountain Pass en route to Punakha Valley, stopping at one of Bhutan's first fortress monasteries. Visit the village of Talo, home to the temple of the Queen Mother's protective deity, then take an afternoon hike or a soothing spa treatment at Amankora Punakha
Hike alongside the River Mo, through tiered rice paddies to a chorten built by the queen mother. Picnic on the banks of the River Punak, near the winter homes of the royal family, before visiting Punakha's dzong and the 15th-century Chimi fertility temple
Wind through the Wang and Paro river valleys to Amankora Paro, surrounded by pines. Explore nearby ruins as well as some of the valley's oldest and holiest religious monuments, followed by an evening lecture at the lodge with a Gross National Happiness expert
Discover artefacts dating back to 4000 BCE at the National Museum. Visits to Kyichu and Dumtse temples offer cultural discovery, while a gentle walk past Drukgyal Dzong leads along the River Paro through forest and tiered fields.
A morning hike ascends to Tiger's Nest - one of Bhutan's most revered ancient sites. Experience astonishing views from the monastery, perched on a cliff 900 metres above the valley floor, before taking a herbal-infused hot stone bath in the lodge spa. Depart from Paro airport the next morning.