Luxury Bhutan Amankora Journey

12 Days

13 Days Amankora Journey is simply the best way to truly discover the Essence of Bhutan through luxury accommodation. The Ideal Destination to Refresh and Rejuvenate Your Body and Mind. Make Your Reservation. Explore the Kingdom of Bhutan with Aman’s Exceptional Lodges Across the Himalayan Valleys. Himalayan Adventures. Embark on an opulent adventure through Bhutan, a land where ancient traditions meet modern luxury. This carefully curated tour offers an exquisite blend of high-end accommodations, personalized services, and immersive cultural experiences, ensuring a memorable journey through the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Luxury Bhutan Amankora Tour Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1 Arrival at Paro International Airport and drive to Thimphu City Tour.
  • Day 2 Thimphu City Tour
  • Day 3 Thimphu to Punakha Via Dochula Pass
  • Day 4 Punakha to Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Hike
  • Day 5 Punakha to Gangtye Tour
  • Day 6 Explore Gangtye Village, Visit Gangtye Monastery
  • Day 7 Gangtye to Bumthang and visit Trongsa Dzong.
  • Day 8 Tour Bumthang the Cultural Hub of Bhutan
  • Day 9 Bumthang to Ura Valley Excursion.
  • Day 10 Bumthang to Batpalathng Domestic Airport to Paro
  • Day 11 Paro Tiger Nest Hike
  • Day 12 Paro to the Highest road point at Chelela Pass and Kiligoenpa Hike
  • Day 13 Paro to Airport and See Off.

Luxury Bhutan Amankora Tour Itinerary Cost

All our Bhutan tour cost covers SDF of USD 100 per person per night that includes meals, Driver and all entrance fees with transport.

  • Solo travellers Cost USD
  • 2 Pax Group Cost USD
  • 3 to 4 Pax Group Cost USD

Luxury Bhutan Amankora Tour Highlight

  • Stay in five unique Amankora lodges located in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, and Bumthang.
  • Experience exceptional comfort with elegant suites featuring traditional Bhutanese decor, modern amenities, and stunning natural views.
  • Enjoy private guided tours of Bhutan’s most iconic landmarks, including the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, and the Buddha Dordenma statue.
  • Participate in local cultural experiences such as traditional archery, Bhutanese cooking classes, and village visits.
  • Embark on scenic drives through the Himalayas, stopping at picturesque locations like Dochula Pass for breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

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Amankora Hotel Overview

Amankora Hotel in Bhutan and Its Facilities

Amankora, a collection of luxury lodges, offers an unparalleled experience in Bhutan, blending traditional Bhutanese charm with modern luxury. Nestled in pristine natural settings, each lodge provides a serene retreat with exceptional services and amenities, ensuring a memorable stay in the Land of the Thunder Dragon.

Lodges

Amankora consists of five lodges, each strategically located to offer unique experiences:

  1. Amankora Paro
    • Location: Surrounded by pine forests near the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
    • Features:
      • Spacious suites with king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves, and large bathtubs.
      • A dining room offering Bhutanese and international cuisine.
      • Spa facilities include hot stone baths, a sauna, and treatment rooms.
  2. Amankora Thimphu
    • Location: Set in the Thimphu Valley, close to the capital’s cultural sites.
    • Features:
      • Suites with traditional Bhutanese design elements and modern amenities.
      • A restaurant serving locally sourced ingredients.
      • A spa with a steam room, sauna, and treatment rooms offering holistic therapies.
  3. Amankora Punakha

Tour Highlights

  • Luxury trekking in Bhutan unveils the stunning Himalayan beauty. Explore pristine landscapes and remote villages, challenging yourself physically and mentally. With options like the legendary Snowman Trek and iconic Tiger's Nest hike, Bhutan caters to various skill levels.
  • Bhutan's diverse ecosystem, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, hosts rare species like the elusive snow leopard, red panda, and takin. Luxury tours include visits to national parks for unforgettable wildlife encounters, offering a truly extraordinary safari experience.
  • Bhutan offers serene wellness retreats for rejuvenation and self-discovery. Guided by experienced practitioners in a tranquil environment, participants engage in yoga, meditation, and holistic wellness practices for relaxation and personal growth.
  • Bhutan's "tsechus" are vibrant cultural festivals celebrating mythology, history, and spirituality through masked dances and rituals. Luxury tours coincide with these events, offering a chance to witness the lively pageantry and immerse in the joyful atmosphere.

Itinerary

Are you ready for an adventure that will take your breath away?

Imagine soaring through the sky, high above the majestic Himalayas, with a bird’s-eye view of Bhutan’s stunning valleys. If you’re seeking an unforgettable experience that combines natural beauty and cultural immersion, then a flight over Bhutan’s Himalayas is an absolute must.

Indulge in a delectable breakfast at Aman before embarking on a town exploration of Thimphu.
Visit the Memorial Chorten, which was erected to pay tribute to the 3rd kings of Bhutan.

Afterward, take a short 15-minute drive up a small hill to see the magnificent Buddha Statue, the largest standing Buddha statue in Bhutan, which overlooks the picturesque Thimphu valley.
In the evening, unwind and relax at the hotel.

Drive towards Punakha the historical places of many saints including the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built the great Punakha Dzong.

Zhabdrung also unified Bhutan when the different district of Bhutan was still fighting. Punakha is also the village of the four queens of Bhutan.
On the way explore the Dochula pass giving you a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Aman Punakha.

Hike the Khamsum yulley namgyel monastery crossing the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan.
The suspension bridge connects the village between Punakha Dzong and the village across the bridge.

Gangtey is of of the beautifull valley of western Bhutan. The highlight of Gangtey valley is the breeding centre of endangered Black Necked crane.

Explore the valley and enjoy the hospitality of Amankora Gangtey.

We hike in the beautiful environment of the Phobjikha Valley, with its alpine setting on the western slope of the Black Mountains.

The gold-roofed Gangtey Monastery (currently closed and undergoing renovation) sits on a prominent hilltop in the valley. The vegetation in this high-altitude glacial valley includes mixed forests of pine and rhododendron, with thick, brushy grasslands on the valley floor.

A flock of 200-300 black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis) migrates to this valley from Tibet to spend the winter foraging of the valley floor. In Bhutan, the cranes are considered harbingers of good luck and have long been respected by the residents of the valley.

The cranes’ arrival signals to villagers that it’s time to pack up and move down to lower, warmer climes since the valley is snowed-in during the winter months. Overnight at the lodge…BLD

Bumthang is home to great saints like pema linga the treasure hunter and it is also the place where Bhudhism flourish in Bhutan.

The drive will take you through Trongsa the home of Royals. Visit the Trongsa Dzong. Evening at Bumthang and over night at Hotel.

After breakfast, Visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, which is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang.

The Original palace was made of Iron hence the name Chakhar. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in the 14th century.

Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang which is named after the body print of Guru Rimpoche, built in 1652 by Minjur Tempa.

Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa, and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom.

After lunch, visit Membartsho (Which literally means “Burning Lake”), a short distance up the road leading to Tang valley. The Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rimpoche’s hidden Terma/relics here. In the evening, visit Mathra factory & Cheese Factory. Overnight in Hotel.

Visit the Ura valley and spend your time with the locals. Every year in the 3rd week of August popular Matsutake festival takes place in Ura valley.

The mushroom season begins, bringing with it the opportunity not only to sample some truly delicious meals but to cultivate a deeper insight into the rhythm of Bhutanese village life. If you happen to visit Bhutan in august you can attend this unique festival in Ura valley.

The flight from Batpalathang Domestic Airport to Paro takes approximately 25 minutes. Upon arrival, the Excursion team will be there to greet you at the airport. Afterward, you will have the rest of the day to explore the charming town of Paro on your own. In the evening, you will return to your hotel.

Hike the most popular temple of Bhutan. Tiger nest temple is one of the iconic temple in Bhutan visited by thousands of locals as well as tourists.

The temple is about 3 hours hike from the base camp through the alpine forest. Upon reaching the temple you can visit inside the place. Our Guide from Tour Bhutan will assist you through the rooms of the temples.

After lunch visit, Paro Rinpung Dzong followed by the Cantilever bridge.

Chelela is 2 hours drive from Paro town and it is the highest road point in Bhutan. It is one of the most beautiful hikes starting from Chelela pass (the highest road point in Bhutan,4800m) towards a remotely located Buddhist temple accommodated by 50 nuns in the middle of the Jungle.

The hike takes about 3 hours downhill through the pinewood forest.In the afternoon whole day spa and relaxation in Hotel.

Your 13 Days Luxury Tour in Bhutan ends here with our guide and driver seeing you off from the airport.

Inclusion / Exclusion

Inclusion

  • All Accommodation in Amankora Hotel
  • All meals
  • Proffessional Guide throughout the trip
  • All entrance fees for museams and temples
  • Tea and Coffee with Snacks
  • Fruit Baskets during the Tour
  • Amankora Spa and massage

Exclusion

  • International and Domestic Airfare
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Bills of personal Nature
  • Laundry

FAQs

What is the flight cancellation policy?

  • 70% refund for cancellation made before 30 days prior to arrival date (Documentation charge USD 25 applicable)
  • 30% refund for cancellation made between 15 to 30 days of travel date
  • NO refund for cancellation made less than 15 days of travel date Documentation charge applicable for the change of dates, sectors etc (issued tickets only, USD30/ticket)

What are the tour cancellation policies?

  • 10% deposit – refunded if canceled outside 60 days of arrival date
  • 90% balance – forfeited if canceled within 30 days of arrival date.
  • No refunds on prepayments of the entire program (i.e. including tax, service charge, and any relevant daily government taxes), will be extended if canceled within 30 days of arrival date.
  • No refunds will be extended on early departures for any reason whatsoever.
  • Amankora highly recommends that guests purchase travel insurance from a recognized agent or insurance provider to cover any cancellation eventualities including cancellations based on medical grounds, professional commitments, and/or travel interruptions.

What are the booking policies?

  • As you can appreciate, our locations have a small inventory of suites and so we are restricted from holding unconfirmed reservations for a long period of time.
  • For that reason, we are happy to hold your request, however, it cannot be accepted as a guaranteed booking until a deposit is received.
  • At Amankora, a deposit constitutes 10% of the overall payment for accommodation or as outlined in the invoice below.
  • Balance Payment shall be as outlined in the invoice below

What are the restaurants that will be used at the tour?

An array of Bhutanese, Western and Indian dishes are served across all five Amankora Lodges, using local ingredients such as yak meat and fresh honey from the Bumthang Valley. Private dining can be arranged both inside and outside the Lodges, whether for an intimate dinner or group celebration.

What is the value added service of the tour?

Take part in a cooking lesson and learn about traditional Bhutanese cuisine. Taking in the natural landscape surrounding the Mo Chhu River, one of our experienced chefs will guide you through a selection of traditional dishes, all to be enjoyed after the class.

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Luxury Bhutan Amankora Journey
From $13,900
/ Adult

Trip Info

  • 3200M
  • All year round
  • 5 Star Hotel all in Amankora
  • Private Cars depending upon the Group size
  • All entrance and Monuments fees are included in the cost.
  • The tour is fullboard and includes all meals with Tea and snacks.
  • Before finalising the Package we need to check the availibility of Hotels