Bhutan luxury holiday

“This eleven day, tailor made trip to Bhutan is a luxury trip, travelling with a private driver guide, with internal flight to Bumthang included. Staying in top resort hotels. ”

Highlights

Paro | Internal flight to Bumthang | Bhutan National Parks | Bhutan wildlife watching | Gangtey Gompa Valley | Punakha | Trongsa | Chendebji Chorten| Gangteng Goempa | Wangdue | Punakha | Paro Valley | Taktshang Monastery or Tigerís Nest

Description of Bhutan luxury holiday

This Bhutan luxury holiday is a tailor made holiday, following a carefully crafted itinerary over eleven days. Travelling in style with your own driver guide, the price of this holiday includes both internal and international flights as well as accommodation at some of the Kingdomís finest resort hotels.

Starting in Paro, where you will be met by your guide, you have some time to explore this historic town, its National Museum, Rinpung Dzong and general Bhutanese ambience before heading to rural Bhutan. The heart of rural and indeed sacred Bhutan is Bumthang, the name given to a collection of valleys that are central to the countryís legends, religious sites and great landmarks. Taking an internal flight to Bumthang means that you have more time to spare in this great landscape, visiting sites such as Kurjee and Jambay lhakhang as well as its national parks. Because Bhutan also boasts excellent protection for its wildlife, which includes Bengal tigers, snow leopards and Himalayan black bears.

After Bumthang, you head into an even more elevated valley of Gangtey Gompa, also known as Phobjikha, exploring cultural and natural highlights such as Trongsa, Chendebji Chorten and the magnificent Pelila Pass en route. As well as many traditional Bhutanese villages. In Gangtey itself, we can organise hiking trips in this almost alpine terrain as well as a visit to Gangteng Goempa, Bhutan's largest Nyingmapa monastery.

Your next main stop is in Punakha, Bhutanís former capital which is at a much lower elevation but significantly higher on the temperature scale. It is also a great place to seek out more adventures such as river rafting or hiking, although we do recommend a visit to Punakha Dzong, the second largest in the country but considered by many to be the most impressive.

Last but not least, you take a scenic drive over mountain passes to Thimpu, the countryís capital where you can enjoy some contemporary Bhutanese life before heading back to base at Paro. From here you head off to your final cultural highlight of the trip - the great Taktshang monastery or Tigerís Nest, as it is also known, considered the birthplace of Buddhism in Bhutan and clinging to a thousand foot cliff.

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Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Bhutan luxury holiday

Environment

- Bhutan is a country that takes responsible travel seriously. Tourism is controlled and each visitor must pay a daily traveller tariff. This keeps the footfall low and allows the country to continue its traditional way of life relatively undisturbed.

- We use responsible guides and drivers who encourage our clients to respect the environment they're visiting. This means no littering and being careful to not disturb wildlife.

- We use hotels that share our ethics and responsible travel practices through the use of sustainable and local resources and produce where possible.

- We encourage guests to take tours on foot or on bicycles to cut down on our carbon emissions.

- For each of our Asia trips sold, we donate money to a school charity based in Myanmar and a conservation project in Borneo. Our environmental charity in Borneo is the World Land Trust (worldlandtrust.org/projects/malaysia), which supports conservation in Malaysian Borneo and protects the local wildlife and the rainforest, which is at constant threat of deforestation.

Community

- The hotels and lodges we use in Bhutan are staffed by locals, which follows on from our own policy to only use local guides. This serves to empower the community and create long-term, stable and well-paid jobs.

- When our clients want to shop, we direct them to local, boutique stores in which they will be supporting the local economy and buying authentic goods.

- Bhutan fiercely protects its traditions. By controlling tourism, the country shelters its culture, with fewer travellers expecting modern trappings and affecting traditional ways of life. The tourism tariff partly helps to control the travel industry.

- We encourage our clients to learn about local customs and traditions, and to visit festivals if they're in Bhutan at the right time of the year. This is to further the efforts of the Bhutanese to celebrate their culture and protect traditions.

- For each of our Asia trips sold, we donate money to a school charity based in Myanmar. Our school charity in Myanmar is Building Schools for Burma (buildingschoolsforburma.org), which funds and constructs schools in particularly remote and poor areas of the country.

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