12 Days Amankora Journey

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Aman-kora: More than 16 years of having Aman estates in Bhutan the extravagance experience offered by the property is well above the standards of our customers. Bhutanese cordiality has consistently added more to previously existing extravagance stay in Bhutan. Amankora have 5 estates situated in most pure yet distant spots in Bhutan. The roomy rooms planned by a-list interior designer like Kerry Hill makes the experience all the more meriting. In this visit through Bhutan you will encounter all Amankora Hotels of Bhutan.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Name: 12 Days Amankora Journey.
  • Max Altitude: 3200M
  • Best Season: All year round
  • Accommodation: 5 Star Hotel all in Amankora
  • Transportation: Private Cars depending upon the Group size.
  • Trip Type: Private
  • Route: Paro-Thimphu-Punakha-Gangtey-Bumthang

Trip Highlights

  • Explore all the Best properties of Amankora in Bhutan.
  • Enjoy the wellness program of Amankora.
  • Enjoy the luxury accommodation in all Amankora Lodges.
  • Explore the ancient village of Ura in Bumthang.
  • Zen massage is the signature treatment at Bumthang
  • Features intimate treatment rooms, a steam room, and changing areas
  • The interior dining area features a cozy fireplace

Detail Tour Program

Day 1 Arrival Paro International Airport

Explore the beauty of Himalayas as you fly over the valleys of Bhutan. In this flight you can view the highest peak of the world like Mt. Everest and Mt. Annapurna. Our guide from the company will greet your arrival at Paro. Drive to Thimphu. You shall be welcomed by Amankora Staff with khadhar and relax at Hotel Aman in Thimphu.

Day 02 Thimphu Tour

After the delicious breakfast at Aman you shall explore the town of Thimphu.Visit the Memorial chorten built in honor of 3 King of Bhutan. After the visit 15 minutes drive towards small hill of Thimphu leads you to largest standing Bhuddha Statue over looking Thimphu valley. Evening relax at Hotel.

Day 03 Thimphu to Punakha Tour Via Dochula Pass

Drive towards Punakha the historical places of many saints including the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel built the great Punakha Dzong. Zhabdrung also unified Bhutan when different district of Bhutan was still fighting. Punakha is also the village of four queens of Bhutan.On the way explore the Dochula pass giving you the panoramic view of Himalayas.Dinner and over night at Hotel Aman Punakha.

Day 04 Punakha Sightseeing with Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Hike

Hike the Khamsum yulley namgyel monastery crossing the longest suspension bridge of Bhutan. The suspension bridge connects the village between Punakha Dzong and village across the bridge.

Day 05 Punakha to Gangtey Valley Excursion

Gangtey is of of the beautifull valley of western Bhutan. The highlight of Gangtey valley is the breeding centre of endangered Black Necked crane. Explore the valley and enjoy the hospitality of Amankora Gangtey.

Day 06 Explore Gangtey valley by walk

We hike in the beautiful environment of the Phobjikha Valley, with its alpine setting on the western slope of the Black Mountains. The gold-roofed Gangtey Monastery (currently closed and undergoing renovation) sits on a prominent hilltop in the valley. The vegetation in this high-altitude glacial valley includes mixed forests of pine and rhododendron, with thick, brushy grasslands on the valley floor. *A flock of 200-300 black-necked cranes (Grus nigricollis) migrates to this valley from Tibet to spend the winter foraging of the valley floor. In Bhutan, the cranes are considered harbingers of good luck and have long been respected by the residents of the valley. The cranes’ arrival signals to villagers that it’s time to pack up and move down to lower, warmer climes since the valley is snowed-in during the winter months. Overnight at the lodge…BLD

Day 07 Gangtey to Bumthang Via Trongsa

Bumthang is home to great saints like pema linga the treasure hunter and it is also the place where Bhudhism flourish in Bhutan. The drive will take you through Trongsa the home of Royals. Visit the Trongsa Dzong. Evening at Bumthang and over night at Hotel.

Day 08 Bumthang Tour

After breakfast, Visit Chakhar (Iron Castle) Lhakhang, which is the site of the palace of the Indian King, the Sindhu Raja who invited Guru Rimpoche to Bumthang. The Original palace was made of Iron hence the name Chakhar. The saint Dorji Lingpa built the Current building in the 14th century. Its correct name is Dechen Phodrang. We then visit Kurjey Lhakhang which is named after the body print of Guru Rimpoche, built-in 1652 by Minjur Tempa. Visit Tamshing Lhakhang (Temple of the good message), established in 1501 by Pema Lingpa, and is the most important Nyingmapa temple in the kingdom. After lunch, visit Membartsho (Literally means “Burning Lake”), a short distance up the road leading to Tang valley. The Terton Pema Lingpa discovered several of Guru Rimpoche’s hidden Terma/relics here. In the evening, visit Mathra factory & Cheese Factory. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 09 Bumthang to Ura Valley excursion

Visit the Ura valley and spend your time with the locals. Every year in the 3rd week of August popular Matsutake festival takes place in Ura valley. The mushroom season begins, bringing with it the opportunity not only to sample some truly delicious meals but to cultivate a deeper insight into the rhythm of Bhutanese village life. If you happen to visit Bhutan in august you can attend this unique festival in Ura valley.

Day 10 Bumthang to Paro via Flight

Flight takes approximatley 25 minutes from Batpalathang Domestic airport to Paro. Upon arrival our team from Excursion to receive you at the airport. Today you will be left on your own to explore the unique town of Paro. Evening at Hotel.

Day 11 Paro Tiger Nest Hike

Hike the most popular temple of Bhutan. Tiger nest temple is one of the iconic temple in Bhutan visited by thousands of locals as well as tourists. The temple is about 3 hours hike from the base camp through the alpine forest. Upon reaching the temple you can visit inside the place. Our Guide from Tour Bhutan will assist you through the rooms of the temples.

After lunch visit, Paro Rinpung Dzong followed by the Cantilever bridge.

Day 12 Paro to Chelela Pass and Kili Goenpa Hike

Chelela is 2 hours drive from paro town and it is the highest road point of Bhutan .

Day 13 Paro to Airport and farewell

Your 12 Days Amankora Journey ends here with our guide and driver seeing you off.

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