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One of the best ways to organise your own Tailor Made holiday is to come and talk to us in person. To help you plan your perfect trip, we will host you for one night's bed and breakfast accommodation, near our Cotswold offices in Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire. You can then meet a member of our team who can talk through our Tailor Made trekking and tour options, pore over books and maps and perhaps view some images of your proposed destination.

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Tailor Made Holidays to Bhutan

To discuss your holiday plans please call 01453 844400 to speak to one of our experts or complete a Tailor Made enquiry form.

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Thimphu, Punakha & the Bumdra Trek to the Tiger’s Nest

Day walks, sightseeing and an overnight trek - explore the highlights of Bhutan on foot

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Begin your holiday with an overnight flight to Kathmandu in Nepal where you have a great choice of accommodation.
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Fly to Paro in Bhutan then drive to Thimphu, the kingdom's compact capital.
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Day 4 Stretch your legs after all that travel with an easy-paced hike to Wangditse Monastery and drive up the giant Buddha statue for commanding views of the town and surrounding countryisde.
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Take a walking tour of Thimphu town with visits to the market, handicraft workshops and the Textile Museum where you can see examples of Bhutan's exquisite, hand-produced textiles.
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Day 6-7 Drive to Punakha for two nights where you can enjoy glorious valley walks and spend some time at its picture-perfect riverside dzong.
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Return to Paro across the Dochu La pass with its 108 chortens and drop in to the nearby botanical gardens where you will see many native plants. For a glimpse into rural Bhutanese life, you could spend the night in a village homestay in the Paro Valley.
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Day 9-10 Meet your trekking guide and support team and set off on the overnight Bumdra trek. You will spend a night beneath Bumdra Monastery with superb Himalayan views, then trek on to Taktsang Monastery - the Tiger's Nest - Bhutan's premier cultural attraction.
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Trek completed, you fly back to Kathmandu. There's time for a sightseeing tour on foot of its key cultural sights including Durbar Square and Swayambanuth, before you fly home.

Best of Bhutan in Style

Sightseeing, gentle walks and luxurious accommodation - there's no better way to experience Bhutan.

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Day 1-2 Fly overnight from London to Kathmandu where we recommend staying at Dwarika’s superb heritage hotel.
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Fly to Paro in Bhutan then drive to Thimphu and enjoy some sightseeing. You may visit the giant Buddha statue for splendid views of the town or find out more about traditional Bhutanese arts at the National Textile Museum and the Paper Making Factory. In Thimphu you can choose to stay at either the premium Druk Hotel or opulent Taj Tashi.
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Enjoy the local countrside and take a walk to pretty Cheri Gompa before returning to the luxury of your hotel. Early autumn visits can be timed to attend the Thimphu festival - one of Bhutan's most impressive.
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Day 5 Today you drive to Punakha across the Dochu La Pass with its 108 chortens and magnificent mountain views. You can also take a pleasant walk en route to visit the 'Divine Madman’s' Temple, built in honour of one of Bhutan's most loved, and most interesting, saints . Your hotel for the next two nights is the sublime Uma Punakha.
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You can enjoy a full day's walk today to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten and along the river valley to visit Punakha Dzong. A shorter valley walk can be arranged if you'd prefer time to relax and enjoy the superb facilities at your hotel.
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Day 7-8 You make the return drive to Paro then walk to Taktsang Monastery - Bhutan's most iconic sight. It's a bit of a climb but well worth the effort. Your final nights in Bhutan can be spent at either luxurious Uma Paro hotel or stylish Hotel Zhiwaling.
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Leaving Bhutan, you fly to Kathmandu where you can take a walking tour of Kathmandu’s key sights and spend time at leisure. Celebrate the end of your holiday in style at Dwarika’s renowned Krishnapan restaurant. Fly home.

Winter Wildlife Tour of Bhutan

Discover the rich flora and fauna of Bhutan on this winter wildlife extravaganza

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Day Activity
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Fly to Kathmandu in Nepal. Stay at the Shangri-La, Dwarika's or the Hyatt for a night before flying on to Bhutan.
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Fly to Paro in Bhutan where you will meet your expert wildlife guide. From Paro you travel to Thimphu, the small capital of the kingdom, where you spend the next two nights.
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Day 4 You have a full day in Thimphu for sightseeing. A must see for wildlife enthusiasts is the Takin Preserve where you will find Bhutan's very odd looking national beast.
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Today you drive up to the Dochu La pass then descend to the small town of Wandgiphrodang. This road is renowned for its birdwatching opportunities, especcially in the winter months when the birds leave their higher altitude habitats. Drive on to Punakha.
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Before leaving Punakha, you should visit its riverside dzong - one of the most beautiful in the country. You then head further east to Gangtey, in the central heartlands of Bhutan.
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Day 7 Gangtey is the winter home to large numbers of Black-necked cranes who over-winter here from Tibet. They are revered in Bhutan and there's even a festival dedicated to their annual arrival - you could coincide your holiday to attend. Your guide will take you to the feeding grounds for the cranes as well as to the fascinating information centre.
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You may want to make an early start so that you can see the Black-necked cranes again before leaving for Zhemang in the south of Bhutan. This small town near the Indian border is the gateway to Bhutan's oldest national park - Royal Manas.
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Day 9-10 You have two full days with your expert guide to enjoy the wild delights of Royal Manas National Park. Home to hundreds of rare and exotic species of birds, it also provides a haven for endangered tigers, rhinos and many other animals.
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Over the course of the next two days you make the long drive back to Paro, via an overnight stop at Gangtey. More cranes anyone!
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Day 13 No visit to Bhutan is complete without climbing the path to Taktsang Monastery, the famous Tiger's Nest. There should also be time to take in some of the other sights of the Paro Valley.
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You leave Bhutan and fly back to Kathmandu before leaving for home.
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