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Thanks again: Dhaulagiri Circuit is a great trek, perfectly organized and run, with great crew and interesting group
Piotr Zycki (Poland) | Dhaulagiri Circuit, Nepal

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Highlights Tour of Bhutan

Our Highlights Tour of Bhutan is is a perfect introduction to this fascinating country where you have time to explore Paro, Thimphu and Punakha. There are superb views of the Himalaya from Druk Air flight to and from Paro and also on a clear day from Dochu La pass between Thimphu and Punakha.

We have arranged for all of our fixed date departures to coincide with one of the main festivals (Tsechus) in Bhutan. Tsechus are annual religious Bhutanese festivals of Drukpa Buddhism held in each district or dzongkhag of Bhutan. Please download Trip Dossier for details of which tsechus are taking place for each departure.

Throughout this itinerary you stay at mid level hotels classified as three star. There is no day to day trekking in this itinerary however there are opportunities for day walks while in Paro, Thimphu and Punakha.

You have the option to join one of our fixed date departures or to have a private tour tailored to dates that suit you. 

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Holiday Type: Cultural Tours
  • Duration: 7 days from Paro
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2019- £1,295 (US$1,750 or €1,495) 2020- £1,295 (US$1,750 or €1,495)
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections at Paro
  • Twin share or double rooms at all places on the itinerary.
  • All meals and mineral water included while in Bhutan
  • All tour arrangements including Bhutanese guide (English speaking trained and licensed by the Department of Tourism)
  • Private vehicle and driver
  • All entry fees to museums and sites where applicable 
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Bhutan Pre Trip Information" notes.

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Paro
  • Travel insurance
  • Use of bar and beverages in hotel, laundry, telephone calls or internet and personal shopping
  • Tips to your guide and driver
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Easy

Trip Grade Easy

Suitability: most people in good health.

1) Walking times: transport by private vehicle with driver to various places of interest then sightseeing on foot at each location.

2) Altitude: usually less than 3,000m.

3) Terrain: sightseeing in cities and some optional day walks on well-travelled trails.

4) Remoteness: hotel and road based tour.

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Trip Dates

  • October 12th to 23rd 2019
  • November 9th to 20th 2019
  • December 7th to 18th 2019
  • March 14th to 25th 2020
  • April 4th to 15th 2020
  • October 10th to 21st 2020
  • November 7th to 18th 2020
  • December 5th to 16th 2020

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Paro drive to Thimphu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Thimphu 
  • Day 3Drive to Punakha over Dochu La (3,050m) 
  • Day 4Sightseeing in Punakha 
  • Day 5Drive to Paro 
  • Day 6Sightseeing in Paro 
  • Day 7Fly back home 
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