Days 1 to 3
London Heathrow to Amankora Thimphu
This isolated Buddhist Kingdom, known as Land of the Thunder Dragon, takes a unique view on life – for example, measuring success by Gross National Happiness.
Here’s the very best of it, with the outstanding Amankora lodges.
After a flight as dramatic as the scenery, transfer to capital Thimphu with its museums, memorials and charming main street.
The Trashi Chhoe Dzong (seat of government), Pangri Zampa (a monastic school for astrologers) and the Kingdom’s first monastery at Cheri Goemba all make for a fascinating first day.