Bhutan: Dragon Kingdom

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Run by: Peregrine

Reference number: PHDK

From: £2520.00

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 country that puts its people and environment first – a place where progress is measured in gross national happiness not GDP, and that’s not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative. It’s a place of lush forested valleys, fortified monasteries, sacred mountains, and art and architecture unique to the region. This journey begins in Paro and heads straight to Thimphu, where there are two days to discover the history and heritage of this charming and serene capital. Walk in the countryside and back in time with visits to the beautiful Punakha and Haa Valleys. Here the rural lifestyle and architecture of Bhutan is explored before returning to Paro. Finish with a true highlight – the spectacular Taktsang (the Tiger’s Nest), a small monastery clinging to a rocky cliff 900 metres above the valley floor. A journey through the astonishing beauty of the people, landscape and culture of Bhutan will have your happiness levels off the scale. Highlights/r/n
  • 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.

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
24/10/2018 01/11/2018 4 £3440.00
17/04/2019 25/04/2019 8 £2520.00
24/04/2019 02/05/2019 8 £2520.00
01/05/2019 09/05/2019 7 £2520.00
18/09/2019 26/09/2019 8 £2520.00
02/10/2019 10/10/2019 12 £2520.00
23/10/2019 31/10/2019 1 £2570.00
15/04/2020 23/04/2020 12 £2520.00
22/04/2020 30/04/2020 12 £2520.00
29/04/2020 07/05/2020 12 £2520.00
16/09/2020 24/09/2020 12 £2520.00
30/09/2020 08/10/2020 12 £2520.00
21/10/2020 29/10/2020 12 £2520.00

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