Discover the magic and mystery of Bhutan on this short tour of the country’s highlights, covering the sights of Paro and Thimphu, and taking in the astonishing monastery at Punakha. Also included is the beautiful valley of Gangtey, famous for its population of migrant-black-necked cranes, and an excellent base for walks. Start and ends in Kolkata
The Himalayan kingdoms of Bhutan and Nepal share a great deal in common – not least their astounding mountain landscapes and Tibetan-Buddhist heritage. They are also, however, distinctly different in atmosphere and on this exciting journey through their standout sights you’ll discover exactly how. In the course of a varied fortnight, the trip takes in ancient monasteries framed by dramatic backdrops of snow-capped mountains and pristine forests, some of the most beautiful and best preserved medieval palaces and pagodas in Asia; and pilgrimage places that are as busy and atmospheric today as they were five or more centuries ago.