This tour is basically designed for our guests who need the luxury services in the kingdom of Bhutan. This tour package provides a perfect blend of luxury services in harmony with the natural…
environment through our customized and tailors – made itinerary.
The name is derived from two words, “Aman” from the Sanskrit for “peace” and Kora in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language meaning “circular pilgrimage”. Aman Kora Resorts has several lodges mainly in western part of Bhutan and one in central part of Bhutan. Every lodge has its own natural settings in harmony with Bhutan’s pristine environment, culture, ambience, excellent services and best views of the mountains, monasteries and valleys.
All your rooms will be in Aman Kora Resorts.
Private vehicle, guide & driver for the entire journey in Bhutan and also for your flexible touring based on your interests and requirements.
All meals and house beverages, including house wines and spirits.
Complimentary laundry services on a daily basis.
Complimentary government road permits, monument permits and processing the visa to Bhutan.
Special activities such as playing traditional games like archery, Khuru & Degor, private hiking, farmhouse visits for local alcohol, hot stone bath and dinner and many more.
Day 1:Arrival to Paro international airport – transfer to Thimphu Valley
From the flight in, weaving through the valley, arrival in Bhutan is like no other. Sights on the way include view of Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong. The transfer to Thimphu is approximately to 1 ½ hours and upon arrival following dinner, visit the national Momerial Chorten and strolled around in the town to visit a few of the capitals Himalayan artefacts or textiles shops. (Overnight stay at Amankora Thimphu)
Day 2:Thimphu Valley to Phobjikha Valley
An early departure for a dramatic drive over the high mountain passes of Dochula and on to the Phobjikha valley. Sights on the way include one of the Bhutan’s first fortress monasteries, the 17th century Simtokha Dzong, and ancient wall paintings at the Hongtsho Gemba monestary. The journey continues over the 3050m mountain pass where on s clear day, towering Himalayan peaks are clearly visible.
The descent down through the Punakha valley along the kingdoms only east – west highway, continues on through the scenic village of Wangdue. Carrying on the high ways follows scenic Dang Chhu before climbing the forests of bamboo and oak, and just before crossing the Pele la pass, a small side’s roads splinter off the hidden Phobjikha valley. On arrival you will have time to visit striking Gangtay Gemba sitting at the head of the valley, and perhaps strolling through the quaint Gangtay village or hike behind the lodge, (overnight stay at Amankora Gangtay)
Day 3:Phobjikha Valley to Bumthang Valley.
Today’s journey onward to Jakar (Bumthang) is the perhaps long, but certainly memorable with dramatic landscape of terraced farmland deep river valleys and preciously perched farmhouse view only from the east west highway that has been ingeniously carved out of the mountain faces. Following a brief stop at Chendebji Chorten, which according to belief was built to cover remains of the demon spirit, you will carry on to what was the original home of royal family.
Upon reaching Trongsa you may take time to strolled this quaint village and official visit permitting, perhaps visit the Trongsa Dzong, ancestral home to Bhutan’s monarchy where you can find novice monks reciting mantra or practicing on sacred horns, flutes or drums. The drive onwards takes you over the picturesque Yotong la and down into Chumey valley, home for Bhutan’s famous Yatra weaving. Here you will have the chance to browse the traditional textiles and perhaps see the weavers create their intricate handiwork. (Overnight stay at Amankora Bumthang).
Day 4:Explore Bumthang Valley.
This morning you will explore our neighboring places, Wangdichholling, home to the second king, and auspicious prayer wheel nest door. Heading up valley you will take in grand Kurjay Lhakhang, that was once the resting place of Guru Rinpochhe, and Jambay Lhakhang the home to the early winter festival that draw thousands of Bhutanese for their annual blessings.
Heading back into town and crossing the Bumthang Chhu, you will enjoy a visit to the sin alleviating Tamzhing Monastery followed by quick visit to the valleys cottage industries – Red Panda Brewery, Bumthang Cheese/Dairy Facility and the Bumthang Distillery, home to numerous distinctive spirits. (Overnight stay at Amankora Bumthang)
Day 5: Bumthang - Punakha Valley.
Today you will start with an early departure for the lengthy drive to Punakha. Upon entering the Punakha valley you may stop to stretch your legs for a short walk thru the valley floor to the Chimi Lhakhang, the auspicious fertility monestary built by ‘’Divine Madman in 1499’’. (Overnight stay at Amankora Punakha).
Day 6:Explore Punakha Valley.
Your day in Punakha Valley will begins with hike up through fields of chilies, cabbages and rice along the bank of the Mo Chhu. To the up end of the valley of Khamsum Yuelley Namgyel Chorten, a stunning monument recently built by Queens and constructed in 1999. Returning down thru valley you will have plenty of time to take in the impressive Punakha Dzong, homes to the remains of Bhutan’s first ruler, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, and the winter residence of the monastic old leader and his entourage of monks.
Later a picnic lunch will be served at the banks of the Punakha Chhu at the vantage point of the stunning Dzong and confluence of Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu. Following lunch a quick drive will take you to the village of Talo where u will stop to walk the stunning, quiet grounds of the village temple and perhaps visit the home village of the kingdoms four Queens. (Overnight stay at Amankora Punakha).
Day 7:Punakha to Paro Valley.
After descending down back from Dochula, you will follow your way back up the dramatic Wangchuk and Paro Chhu river valleys, before crossing thru Paro town towards the north end of the valley. Here, set in the pine forest, you will find Amankora lodge and its spa. After lunch, visit the uniquely shaped Dumtse Lhakhang to view the beautiful, well preserve wall paintings and then continues to Kichu Lhakhang, one of the kingdoms oldest religious worship and most auspicious houses, that is said to pin down the left knee of an ogress that once demonized the Himalayas. (Overnight stay at Amankora Paro).
Day 8: Hike to Taktsang Monastery.
In the morning, hike up to the Bhutan’s most reserved monuments, the Taktsang Gemba, more commonly refers to as the’’ Tigers Nest’’. The four hours trek offers spectacular views of this secret monastery perched on a cliff face 900m above the valley floor. In the evening, there is an opportunity for the quick strolled to the nearby ruins, a visit to some of the valleys oldest and holiest religious monuments or a ramble down Paros Main Street. (Overnight stay at Amankora Paro).
Day 9:International departure
Today a car will be ready to take you to the Paro Airport. You are advice to arrive at the airport an hour before your international flight.
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Start planning your tailor-made Dream Holiday to Bhutan – The Land of happiness!
In order to experience the best and rewarding fulfillment clients must plan in advance the different logistics that you have in your minds before actually venturing into the world of trips. You might have wishes and hopes for which you need to plan.
The following information will help you to plan your dream trip to Bhutan.
1. When and how to visit Bhutan?
Choose your traveling date like Arrival/Departure date. You also need to choose entry/depart Bhutan via AIR or LAND.
By Air: Druk Air, the national carriers is the only service operator in the kingdom and operates several flights per week from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi & Kolkata (India) and Kathmandu (Nepal) to Paro (Bhutan). The Paro International Airport is located about an hour and a half drive from Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.
Paro airport is daylight restricted, and the flights are totally dependent on the weather. As a result, sometimes flights are delayed. It is therefore a good idea to keep at least 24 hours of transit time for connecting flights out of Paro. You might also want to consider traveling on a non-restricted ticket so that if you miss a connecting flight, you can be rerouted or seated on the first available carrier.
Sometimes flights into Paro are disrupted because of unfavorable weather conditions. If this occurs, the flight will stop for the night at the transit airport. To be prepared, you may want to carry your essential personal items in your carry-on luggage.
By Land: Phuentsholing, a Bhutanese town in the southwest has road access to India. It is located about 170 km from the Indian domestic airport at Bagdogra, West Bengal. Phuentsholing is about 172 km from Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan and is about 6hours drive distance. And S/
2. What are your itineraries?
All the tours can be customized and extended as per our valued client’s requirements. There are sample itineraries for your kind reference and it will give you some general idea of the likely trip scheduled.
Complete the tour request form and submit it to us. Send us correct name list. We will send you the flight reservation status via email.
After confirming your reservation, we need the scanned copy of member’s passport.
Please remit us full payments and send us the copy of remittance paper via email. Visa will not be accepted without full payment.
We will send you the flight ticket copy and Visa Clearance Copy prior to your departure to Bhutan via email. You need to print out and carry along with you.
Start packing and looking forward to have a memorable trip in the LandThunder Dragon, DrukYul.
Hot-Stone Bath (Dhotsho)
Hot stone bath (Dhotsho) is a traditional bath of Bhutan, where a tradition of heating up stones and then soaking in the water that is in turn heated by the stones. This is also a curative method and is used throughout the country We Bhutanese belief that this bath has so much of medicinal benefits. Some diseases are curable-like joint pains, hypertension, stomach disorder, arthritis and many other minor diseases. Especially for the old age, where we have lots of body pains, joints pains helps a lot by this Hot Stone Bath (Dhotsho).
I think, the minerals in the rocks have certain chemicals, which can cure certain disease of our body. Hot stone bath has no side effects. It is in its pure natural form. We can organize the hot stone bath during your stay in Bhutan.
Weaving in Bhutan
The Bhutanese textiles are rich, vibrant, and colorful and are a complex art form as well as an integral part of the Bhutanese culture. This Bhutan weaving experiences will give you an insight about the rich textiles in Bhutan. You can sit one of the handlooms of Bhutan and weave your self practically. We promise that you will really enjoy this with great satisfaction in your life.
We will also see or learn the natural coloring and dyeing. You can bring your own materials like handkerchief to dye and color. So visit Bhutan and experience it practically by yourself.
Folk Performing Arts & Music in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
We have Cultural Program Performing groups, which they will perform like Traditional folk songs, dances and keeps original tunes and dances alive. Moreover, new choreography for some traditional and regional songs is sometimes developed.
The troupe also performs mask dances that have historical and spiritual significance.
Horse Riding to Tiger’s Nest
Tiger’s Nest is most visited spot in Bhutan and it is much awaited by every tourist who visits Bhutan to climb to Tiger’s Nest.
It takes about 2 hrs 30mins up steep climb through the forest of pine, oak and Rhododendron. However you can ride the horse and climb till the Taktshang cafeteria.