The Amankora Journey

9 Days 8 Nights
Starting at US$ 11,000 per persons
Explore the valleys of Thimphu, Gangtey, Punakha and Paro with a private guide, taking in ancient monasteries, majestic mountains and more of this high-altitude Himalayan kingdom. Amankora's continuous all-inclusive journeys can be adjusted to suit preferences, both before arrival and on the ground. 

The tour in pictures

  • Day 1 : Explore forested mountains dotted with monasteries and temples on route to Thimphu
  • A gentle walk through the city with afternoon visits to museums and chortens offers a window into the ancient culture, before a night at Amankora Thimphu
  • Day 2: Thimphu valley - home to the seat of the Bhutan's Royal government and a monastic astrology academy
  • An invigorating walk crosses one of the country’s oldest cantilever bridges to Cheri Goemba, where the kingdom’s first community of monks was based
  • Day 3: Ascend 3,000 meter mountain passes with himalayan views before reaching Amankora Gangtey in the Phobjikha valley
  • Stroll through Gangtey Village, lost in time, and visit the striking Gangtey Goemba at the head of the valley before taking a soothing Spa treatment at the Lodge
  • Day 4: Glimpse the majestic, endangered black-necked crane in their breeding grounds in season
  • The valley’s varied terrain can be explored on foot or mountain bike, and a personal blessing may be arranged when the Gangtey Tulku is in residence
  • Day 5: A brief journey to the Punakha valley meanders along the river dang, taking in bamboo and oak forests
  • Visit Talo Village, home to the temple of the Queen Mother’s protective deity, and take an afternoon hike to an ancient monastery near Amankora Punakha
  • Day 6: Hike alongside the river Moo, through tiered rice paddies to a chorten built by the Queen Mother
  • Picnic on the banks of the River Punak, near the winter homes of the royal family, before visiting the village of Lobesa and the 15th-century Chimi fertility temple
  • Day 7: Wind through the Wang and Paro River valleys to Amankora Paro, surrounded by pines
  • Explore nearby ruins as well as some of the valley’s oldest and holiest religious monuments, followed by an evening talk at the Lodge by a monk
  • Day 8: Discover artefacts dating back to 4,000 BCE at the National Museum
  • An afternoon hike ascends a cliff-face to one of Bhutan’s most revered sites – Tiger’s Nest. Depart from Paro airport the next morning

Highlights of the tour

∴ Stay in Bhutan's most luxurious hotels with your own private driver/guide at your disposal on a tailored private itinerary

∴ Choose from a wide choice of experiences, from the more active trekking, to cultural experiences or simply just enjoying the views

∴ Learn Bhutan fascinating history as you visit ancients fortresses and temples

∴ All meals and house beverages, including house wines and spirits are included at Amankora hotels.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Paro - Transfer to Thimphu
Day 2 : Visit Thimphu and its surrounding
Day 3 : Drive from Thimphu to Gangtey
Day 4 : Visit of Gangtey and its surrounding
Day 5 : Gangtey to Punakha
Day 6 : Visit Punakha and its surrounding
Day 7 : Punakha to Paro
Day 8 : hike the iconic Tiger's Nest
Day 9 : Departure

 

Included in this tour

Accommodation with full board
house beverages, including house wines and spirits
An exclusive private car and driver throughout, giving you complete flexibility
An English speaking guide for the length of your trip
a 60- min massage per person
laundry service
Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned 

Not included in this tour

Domestic and international flights
Departure taxes if applicable
Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
Tips for guides and drivers
Personal travel insurance

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