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Bhutan

About

Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom that has preserved its unique culture and traditions.  With its breath-taking scenery, from lush green terraced rice-paddies rolling up to high mountain passes with Buddhist prayers fluttering in the wind, to the snow-capped mountains above.

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Useful information

flight times

From London: 11.5 hours with stopover in Delhi, Singapore or Bangkok

Currency

Bhutanese ngultrum

Time Difference

GMT +5

Visa Requirements

It takes about 3 weeks to obtain visas for a visit to Bhutan and we will look after this for you.

Weather

Best time to visit is October to December and February to May. There are a number of festivals celebrated in Bhutan, in particular Tshechu, which takes place during late summer and autumn with Thimpu Tshechu being the most popular. Losar, or lunar New Year, is also a much celebrated event but exact dates are difficult to predict, it tends to be celebrated around February or March.

When to travel

Destinations

Paro Bhutan

Paro

Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom that has preserved its unique culture and traditions. Within a few minutes drive from Bhutan's airport are our featured hideaways...

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Punakha

Bhutan is a landlocked Himalayan kingdom that has preserved its unique culture and traditions. As Punakha is around a 4 hour drive from the airport in...

Thimphu Bhutan

Thimphu

Located in the heart of Bhutan of central western Bhutan, half way between Paro and Punakha, Thimphu is a magical place to visit. Whether you choose...

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Where to stay

Perched on a hilltop in the remarkably beautiful Paro Valley, Uma Paro is a wonderful place to stay for an adventure in Bhutan....

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The Kingdom of Bhutan is a place of soaring 7,000m Himalayan peaks, glacial river valleys and evergreen forests. Amankora comprises five lodges dotted across this...

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Perched on a hillside overlooking the Mo Chu River, Uma Punakha is a boutique luxury lodge with spectacular views, about 20 minutes from Punakha Dzong....

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Amankora Punakha is one of 5 luxury lodges dotted across central western Bhutan, owned and operated by the legendary Aman Resorts, so guaranteeing a blissfully...

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Amankora Thimphu is one of 5 luxury Aman lodges sprinkled across the region in central western Bhutan, and offers guests a sublime refuge after a...

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Experiences in bhutan

Amankora Thimphu (seen from entrance) at Amankora Thimphu lodge Bhutan

As with all Aman's luxury retreats, guests staying at Amankora Thimphu can indulge in blissful spa treatments. At the end of a busy day, or a...

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After a day hiking or touring Bhutan's rich cultural heritage, it's good to know that soothing spa treatments are available when you get back to...

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In such a wonderous mountain setting, it's a real treat to enjoy yoga classes overlooking such spectacularly beautiful and mystical landscape. The fabulous luxury lodge - Uma...

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Exploring the extraordinarily beautiful landscape around Punakha on foot is one of the great joys of a visit to the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan. From your...

Paro Bhutan

There are very few places in the world that offer hiking and trekking as scenic and interesting as Bhutan... The Himalayan landscape of towering mountains, lush...

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