This 19-day Bhutan holiday traverses the length of its prayer flag strewn and mountainous terrain providing an in-depth discovery of a little known country. Start in the west with visits to Paro and Thimphu and the chance to hike to Taktshang ‘Tigers Nest’ Monastery, an iconic image of Bhutan. Drive east across the Dochula pass for sweeping views of the landscape before dropping down to explore the Punakha Valley and the stunning Punakha Dzong with its excellent murals depicting the life of Buddha. Continue on to the Bumthang Valleys, a lovely drive through the Chhume Valley ending in Jakar where an easy walking tour takes you to the highlights including Jakar Dzong, the ‘Castle of the White Bird’.Finally make the move to the east of the country, said to be home to the mystical migoi, or yeti and still largely unexplored by visitors. Yeti-searching aside, the region offers a wealth of interesting sites to visit including remote Lhuentse Dzong, located on a cliff top and home to a small community of friendly monks and the stunning temple of Gom Kora with its colourful Buddhist carvings and ‘sin testing’ passageway: only the virtuous need apply! This is a comprehensive Bhutan holiday covering quite a distance and offering a range of experiences in-between -Bhutan cannot fail to leave you with some amazing memories.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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