Path to
Choekhor

For those who prefer a mix of the essential and the road less travelled, the Path to Choekhor uncovers four districts of west and central Bhutan—namely Bumthang, Phobjikha, Punakha and Paro.

Known as the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, Bumthang has the highest concentration of the kingdom’s oldest temples and monastries; it is also home to the Red Panda microbrewery for those with different sort of spirits in mind. Phobjikha is a vast glacial valley known for it’s splendid scenery and rich biodiversity. Punakha is one of Bhutan’s warmest valleys while Paro is where the magnificence of Taktsang Goemba (Tiger’s Nest) and Kila Nunnery are found perched quite dramatically on cliffs.

To truly experience and connect with the Bhutanese way of life, you are most welcome to savour a traditional lunch at a typical farmhouse with hosts who have prepared plenty of meals for the royal family of Bhutan.

Accommodation

COMO Uma Punakha

Located at the far western end of the lush Punakha Valley, the property offers excellent meals and sweeping views of Punakha Valley and the Mo Chu river as it winds its way through rice fields and orchards.

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Gangtey Lodge

Designed by Mary Lou Thomson, Gangtey Lodge offers spacious rooms that command sweeping views of the valley below and of the Gangtey Goemba, just 5 minutes away. Heated stone floors and deep bathtubs next to Bhutanese fireplaces, or ``bukharis``, complete the sense of luxury and cosiness.

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COMO Uma Paro

10 minutes away from Paro Airport, COMO Uma Paro sits on a lush hill overlooking the town of Paro. Apart from some wonderful views, the property boasts excellent food and an indoor swimming pool.

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Amankora Paro

Surrounded by pine forests, this 24-Suite retreat combines rustic charms with contemporary design. Suites offer a combined lounge and bedroom furnished with a king-size bed, a banquette window seat, a reading chair and a traditional bukhari wood-burning stove.

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Amankora Bumthang

The 16-Suite Amankora Bumthang offers views of the Wandichholing Palace.

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What’s Included

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Personalised itinerary

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Return flights to Paro on Drukair and/or Bhutan Airlines

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Domestic flight to Bumthang on Drukair

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Accommodation

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Meals & Mineral Water

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Bhutan visa and route permit

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All tours and entrance fees

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A licensed Bhutanese guide proficient in your preferred language

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Private vehicle with driver

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Airport transfers

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Wooden walking poles for hikes

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Additional amenities for stays in local lodges

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Amala Destinations takes the chore of planning off the traveller. With bespoke and customisable packages, we endeavour to fulfil almost every desire.

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