Bhutan

Simply Bhutan 10 days

After much debate here at Selective Asia HQ we’ve agreed that our Simply itineraries are the perfect in-depth introduction to a country. They showcase the country’s main highlights and ensure you don't miss a thing. Simple!

Our Simply Bhutan itinerary focuses on the west of this small Himalayan Kingdom, visiting the capital, Thimphu; the picturesque Punakha valley; and the charming town of Paro. In just over one week you’ll get a real feel for Bhutanese culture and visit western Bhutan’s major dzongs and monasteries including the iconic Tiger’s Nest.

We've combined Bhutan with a stopover in Kathmandu: an easy and popular country combo. However, this is not set in stone and other routings (via Delhi or Bangkok for example) are possible.

Highlights

  • Spin prayer wheels at the photogenic Punakha Dzong.
  • Learn how to cook Bhutanese cuisine in the home of a farming family.
  • Join pilgrims on the trek to Taktsang Monastery: Bhutan’s most revered Buddhist site.

We only provide privately guided holidays - meaning that you will not be expected to share guides or transport for the duration of your visit. You can also start on any day you choose.

Please click on the hotel category buttons below to view hotel details. These are recommended properties only - we have many alternative options for you to choose from if you would prefer. You can mix hotel categories throughout your holiday.

Hotel Class

Price per person (based on total # travelling)

 2 3 or 5 4 or 6
First Class$2,810$2,555$2,524

Traditional Comfort

The Traditional Comfort hotel, just outside the busiest area of central Kathmandu, showcases a stylish fusion of Newari craftsmanship and contemporary design…
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First Class hotels in Paro

Paro’s First Class hotels combine traditional architecture with up-to-date service and facilities to create a comfortable and welcoming introduction to Bhutan…
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First Class hotels in Thimphu

With a more cosmopolitan style than similar establishments in remote areas, Thimphu’s First Class hotels have a familiar feel, and their consistently high standards make each one a reliable base to return to at the end of the day...
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First Class hotels in Punakha

Dotted throughout the picturesque Punakha valley, these hotels offer simple accommodation gently set into the picturesque hillside…
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Superior$3,784$3,498$3,425

Hotel Yak & Yeti

Overlooking an oasis of manicured grounds in the heart of Kathmandu’s Durbar Marg district, the Hotel Yak & Yeti offers high-quality service and a timeless aesthetic…
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Zhiwaling Heritage

Full of colourful wood carvings and traditional-style fabrics, the Zhiwaling Heritage is an uplifting homage to the ornate architecture of Bhutan’s historic temples...
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Hotel Druk

Located in Thimphu’s lively centre, next to the stately Clock Tower Square, Hotel Druk blends classic hotel style with traditional Bhutanese art and design…
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Dhensa Boutique Resort

A sense of calm radiates from every corner of the Dhensa Boutique Resort, where the minimalist design focuses your attention on Punakha’s sweeping hillsides…
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Deluxe$5,119$4,945$4,833

Dwarikas Hotel

Housed in an extraordinary building that showcases its founder’s passion for Nepali culture and craft, the Dwarika Hotel is an atmospheric sanctuary amid the temples and monuments of historic Kathmandu…
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COMO Uma Paro

Situated on a hillside overlooking the extraordinary Paro valley, the COMO Uma offers a sophisticated retreat with all the warmth of a cosy mountain hideaway...
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Taj Tashi

In the heart of Thimphu, Taj Tashi casts a grand silhouette against the forested hills surrounding Bhutan’s bustling capital…
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COMO Uma Punakha

Looking down the valley to the Mo Chhu river, the COMO Uma Punakha combines its picture-perfect view with high-quality boutique accommodation and a dual focus on relaxing and exploring the surrounding countryside…
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Travelling alone? Prices available on request.
Please note: During high season periods (March – May, September – November) hotels often levy a surcharge and these are not included in the above prices. Your consultant will be happy to advise you of these.

Inclusive:

  • English speaking, local guide
  • All accommodation listed
  • Land transportation by private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Any domestic flights listed (unless marked otherwise)
  • One way flight from Kathmandu to Paro
  • All admission fees at attractions, temples and activities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals listed, with tea, coffee and water
  • Bhutan entry visa
  • International flight reconfirmation.

Exclusive:

  • Flights to/from Asia. We are an ATOL bonded operator and can arrange flights for all our clients, regardless of whether you are departing from the UK or from almost any other worldwide destination.
  • Nepali entry visa.
  • International airport departure taxes
  • Any meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Drinks, other than tea, coffee and water
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services not listed in 'inclusive'

Please note

All prices are correct at the time of publishing. They are liable to change and can only be confirmed upon submitting an enquiry.

Flights

We will arrange all internal flights used within our holiday itineraries. We can also arrange discounted flights from all UK airports to Asia and we are a fully bonded ATOL operator. If you would like a quote for your international flights then please complete the required section on the enquiry form.

Visa

You will require a visa to enter Bhutan. This is arranged in advance of travel by Selective Asia and the cost of the visa is included in our holiday pricing. You will also require a visa to enter Nepal.

Passport

Please ensure that you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity remaining after your return date. You will also need at least one blank page for each of the countries you are visiting.

Insurance

You will require a comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. We offer our customers a specially discounted insurance policy, ideally suited to the needs that a trip such as this creates. Tick the insurance box in the enquiry form and we will send you a quote to suit your needs.

Vaccinations and Malaria Prevention

You will undoubtedly require vaccinations for your visit to Asia. Please consult your doctor or a vaccination clinic for the most up-to-date advice. They will also be able to advise you of the most suitable anti-malarial medication if required. It is important that you do this well in advance of your departure date.

Booking Procedure

Only once you are completely happy with any holiday itinerary we create for you will we ask for a payment. In order that we can secure availability for your booking we would typically require a deposit of 20%.

Travelling Responsibly

We care about the places and the communities that you will travel through. It is important to us that we travel as responsibly as possible throughout Asia and that we are giving something back to the regions and the people that make these journeys so special. Full details on our approach to responsible travel can be found on a dedicated section of this website.

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