The Aman Journey
Bhutan – Abode of the Mountain Gods – had maintained its remoteness until relatively recently allowing only a handful of tourists at exorbitant cost to explore the kingdom each year. Bhutan still remains a land of mist and mystery but it now has luxurious resorts that allow you to discover this land in style.
UNLEASH YOUR MOJO: AT THE AMAN RESORTS, THE BEST IN THE HIMALAYAS.
On your arrival at Paro, the wide-open valley of Bhutan, you will be received by our team who will drive you through the mountains to Thimphu, Bhutan's charming capital. Once known as the capital city without traffic lights, it is still the cultural capital of the Himalaya where you will explore its many cultural attractions and important Buddhist highlights.
Next stop Punakha, the ancient winter capital located in a sub-tropical valley with warm summers and pleasant winters. Visit the beautifully located Punakha Dzong built on the confluence of Pho chhu (Male river) and Mo chhu (female river) where your private guide will explain the history and cultural significance of the many Buddhist Mandala and Thangka paintings. Then drive to the nearby Wangdue Phodrang, a small township with clusters of shops tightly packed together.
The journey to Gangtey (in Phobjika valley) is a scenic drive through rhododendron and conifer forest meadows and river valleys. The wide, bowl-shaped Phobjikha valley is one of the most beautiful open-valleys in Bhutan and home to the endangered and graceful black-necked cranes.
We continue to the Bumthang region, located in the heart of the country and one of the most spectacular in Bhutan. This is the sacred heartland of Bhutan with the birthplace of many revered saints to whom the Bhutanese royalty trace their lineage.
After some great walks and sightseeing, we return to Paro, the resort town of Bhutan. There are many great day walks in the valley but the one most famous is the hike up to the sacred Taksang Monastery, perched on a rocky ledge.
Each day’s excursion has been meticulously planned and every aspect of your holiday will be taken care of by a team of experts. This is a private tour with your own personal expert guide.
Max your Awim Buddhism is the lifeblood of this country and at the centre of all things. Ask your guide for a guided tour of the medieval monasteries that dot the landscape and are still in full use.
Ask us if you would like to incorporate a private day hike to rural villages and monasteries, activities like hiking, biking, archery, rafting, fly-fishing or golf, a private Bhutanese cooking lesson at a local home, meeting with a local specialist, a Bhutanese astrologer, or arrange a private meditation session with the monks.
Flights are available to Bangkok or New Delhi from major UK cities on a variety of carriers. From there flights are with Druk Air. We will arrange your flight tickets and visa clearance details and forward them to the Druk office at the airport from which the flight originates.
If you are travelling by road, our representatives will meet you at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal, India to escort you to the land border at Phuentsholing and handle entry formalities for you.