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Bhutan's reputation for being the high-end himalayan holiday destination is well-deserved. Travelers pay a minimum daily fee that includes accommodation and meals. For those traveling in large groups, it's $200 during high season, $165 during low; rates go up for those in groups of four or less.

You can easily spend a lot more than that, however, by asking one of the designated travel companies you are required to use to visit Bhutan to book you into one of the luxury hotels that have popped up over the past few years — places like...

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