Rob O'Leary

Bhutan Travel Expert

Visions of serenity and isolation, the collective array of luxury lodges and resorts are delicately crafted and carefully woven into the natural fabric of Bhutanese landscape and culture.

Rob O'Leary

Bhutan Travel Expert

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Bhutan Highlights

A country shrouded in mystery, surrounded by the majestic snow-capped Himalayas, and untouched by the rest of the world, breathe in Bhutan’s beauty; our intrepid answer to stressed out city living.

LUXURY IN BHUTAN

Spiritually enlightening and as remote as they come, Bhutan is a mountain kingdom the world is just turning its attention to. It’s a country preserved in time and space, where ornate stupas, traditional dress, yak herders, and five dominant valleys are still reigning over modernity. Whether interested in a culture immersion or seeking an award-winning, holistic health retreat, Bhutan’s enticing people and unique landscape will have you meditating under the Himalayas and trekking to camps only accessible by foot.

TREK TO TIGER'S NEST

Formally referred to as Paro Taktsang, Tiger’s Nest is Bhutan’s most recognizable temple site. Dramatically located cliffside in the Paro Valley, this Buddhist structure dates back to the 1640’s and still functions as a monastery today. A first time trip to Bhutan without completing the five-hour trek to Tiger’s Nest would simply be lackluster - especially with the help of our on-site guide who’s prepared to delve deep into this sites wonder and history.

RETREAT TO PARO

We’re speaking from experience when we say Paro is the unmissable destination on any Bhutan itinerary. The Himalayas are flanked my lush meadows and ice-cold rivers and the culture takes pride in it’s holy connection with the surrounding land. Paro is a destination to reset your outlook and slow down your pace, starting each morning with private yoga sessions and ending each evening with a guided meditation. Fret not, personalised massages and treks to isolated temples will fill the hours in-between.

A TASTE OF THIMPHU

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the only world capital still traffic light free. It’s a city to take in the local people practicing their national sport of archery and to watch the monks dressed in ruby robes go about their business. It’s small but mighty - traditional and yet progressive, and at a juxtaposition of the old and the new. Visit the handicraft weekend market for a souvenir or two before heading to one of the country’s most splendid dzongs, Trashi Chho.

Bhutan Highlights

A country shrouded in mystery, surrounded by the majestic snow-capped Himalayas, and untouched by the rest of the world, breathe in Bhutan’s beauty; our intrepid answer to stressed out city living.

HOTELS AND ACCOMODATION OVERVIEW

Reminiscent of local temples and religious sites, the detail tangible from property to property speaks to the spirit, talent, and authenticity so abundant in Bhutan. Head to the mountains for a sliver of Himalayan hospitality or stick to the valleys for a room that opens to quaint rice paddies and running rivers.

A ROOM WITH A MOUNTAIN VIEW

For a mountain holiday unlike any other, retreat to one of the award-winning properties that hug the stunning Himayalas. Disconnect from the hectic and take in the sights from an elevated altitude at Gangtey Lodge or Como Uma Paro. Both of these properties are known for their therapeutic properties and connection to the rejuvenating surroundings. Start the day as you mean to go on, focusing on the health of mind, body, and soul.

LUXURY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE

While some properties are the gateway to the Himalayas, others act as the lense into life in the countryside. Sanctuaries and lodges help guests achieve restoration amongst towering pines and twisting rivers, beautiful dzongs and hilltop chortens. Utilize the Amankora Paro as your launching point to the valley’s historical sights and religious landmarks, or get comfortable in Punakha with the help of Dhensa, a property that exudes the essence of Bhutan through innovative design and one of a kind luxury.

  • Population Population 750,000 
  • Capital Capital Thimphu
  • Currency Currency Ngultrum
  • Language Language Dzongkha
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT +6 | ET + 11
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Sleep under a monastery on the Bumdra Trek in Paro"

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