Journey through this tranquil landscape and immerse yourself in the spirit of Buddhism. Bask in the scenic beauty as you unearth the overwhelming sense of peace that can be found in this magical land. Starting in the capital Thimphu, make your way through the streets and alleyways with your personal guide, visiting national monuments and museums, local boutiques, and bustling bazaars as you acclimatise to the high-altitude environment. Situated a breathtaking 2,334m above sea-level the gilded temple tops, golden spires, and bell towers appear to reach into the heavens. Retreat at the end of the day to your own palace in the sky for a little rest bite from the capital. With spectacular views of Thimphu Valley and across to the giant Buddha, watch as the sun slides behind the mountains and the shimmering lights of Thimphu appear.
Awake early to watch the sunrise over the valley whilst delighting in a freshly prepared breakfast spread from your vantage point, before departing on an enchanting hike through fragrant pine forests to the lesser-known Talakha Monastery. Here you can take part in tree and flower planting, alongside the monks who study here. Returning to enjoy a sumptuous meal prepared by your private chef amongst the sweet orchard apple trees, sit back and enjoy the view.
Continue your journey to the subtropical valley of Panakha whose warmer climate is home to vast rice paddies and aromatic orange orchards. Stop at the architecturally impressive Punakha Dzong, a vast fortress and the second oldest in Bhutan. Enjoy a historic tour of this 180m long whitewashed building, with its impressive six stories topped with rustic red tiles before sipping a freshly prepared cocktail at this riverside location. Before finding your way across the prayer flag-covered suspension bridge, that hangs above the Mo Chhu River, to your lodge nestled in the mountainside. Awake to a guided mediation and spa session and allow yourself time to rest in this soothing woodland farmhouse.