Bhutan Tours

Bhutan is the land of monasteries, art, mountains and culture. Bhutan is no ordinary destination. It is the remaining part of the Great Himalayan Kingdom of yesteryear, which is still endowed with mystery, culture and tradition. Bhutan takes pride in providing a unique style of vacation, which focus on rejuvenation and minimalistic lifestyle.

This is the land of red rice, chilies being staple food, dancing monks and many other unique traditions. Bhutan bleeds with traditions, like no other country on the face of earth. This is the prime destination famous for photogenic landscapes, prime monasteries, majestic festivals, medieval styled local settings, unparalleled shopping experience and so on.

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Top Activities To Enjoy In Bhutan

Tourists from all over the world are attracted to Bhutan for the following reasons:

  • Spiritual visits – there are numerous monasteries here for exploring and enjoying cultural activities. Choose 8 days Bhutan – The Himalayan Splendor package to enjoy a cultural vacation.

  • Angling – with a license costing Nu 500 per day, you can enjoy fishing near specific monasteries (closed during October to December)

  • Birdwatching – Bhutan is blessed with 600 bird species, thanks to lack of hunting and preservation of unique habitats

  • Trekking – Bhutan is dedicated to trekking. Top places for trekking are Thanza, Jhomolhari, Laya-Gasa trek, SoiYaksa valley and others. If you are planning to have a trekking vacation, choose 8 days Gangtey Trek.

  • Golf – available in Thimphu

  • Cycling/Mountain biking – top routes include Paro, Bumthang Valley, Thimphu and others

  • Rafting / Kayaking – Punakha valley is the best place to enjoy these activities. You can also find many companies who provide these activities with trained instructors.

  • Mountaineering – Jhomolhari is the iconic place for this activity.

Best Time To Visit Bhutan

Mid of September to May is the best time to visit this region. This is the festival time and you can spot numerous cultural activities, fairs and others during this season. The climate is also mild, allowing you to explore deeper and raw regions.

Tips To Enjoy Bhutan

  • Do not rely on vehicles. Vehicles can scale only a part of Bhutan. Rest have to be on foot. Yaks can be used to carry your items, while you walk beside them. However, choose shorter and easier trails to enjoy the walk with your family.

  • Bhutan is comparatively pollutant-free. However, do not forget to wear sunglasses and sun screen to protect your skin.

  • You might not find electricity in rural places of Bhutan. Thus, take power banks, solar powered chargers and others with you.

  • Finding medical services is also hard in rural regions. Thus, bring required medications with you.

  • It is better to carry local cash, Indian rupee or US dollars with you, rather than cards.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Bhutan is the first country with a legal obligation to protect the environment. This is the only country where tobacco is illegal. It has the tallest unclimbed mountain. This is one of the last countries to have TV and internet. Beyond these, Bhutan is unique due to its culture, tradition, geographical location, and natural beauty.

The best to visit Bhutan is from March to May. This is the spring season, when nature will be at prime. October and November are the right time for trekking and other outdoor activities.

The hiking route is tagged as moderately difficult. The trip spans between 3 to 5 hours for an average-fit traveler. You can choose to ride on the back of a pony, if you wish to.

Top things not to miss in Bhutan are Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Buddha Dorgenma, National Memorial Chorten, Tashicho-Dzong, Dochula Pass, PhunakaDzong, NamgyalChorten, Fertility temple, and others. Do not miss the cuisine and natural attractions of the land.

Ema Datshi (Cheese and chili), Jashamaru (chicken), PhakshaPaa (spicy pork), red rice, momos, and others. The best local beverage is brewed ara, a beverage brewed from maize, rice, wheat or millet.

With a normal tourist permit, Indians can visit the three main destinations of the country; Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. In these destinations, Phuentsholing is not open for tourists.

The country’s tourism, nature, and culture are untouched by commercialization. The monasteries and Chortens provide a Buddhism culture, which is colorful and interesting. There are numerous natural beauties in Bhutan and outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, white water rafting and others are attracting tourists. Bhutan is a rejuvenating site for modern day travelers.

Adventure activities to cover in Bhutan are white water rafting, kayaking, angling, archery, bridge crossing, rock climbing, trekking, hiking, mountain biking, and others.

Top souvenirs to buy in Bhutan are silver articles, Himalayan beads, bamboo or cane articles, wooden articles, handloom, handicraft items, carved masks, handmade paper, Buddhist paintings, sculptures, and others.

The culture of Bhutan rises from Mahayana Buddhism, Tibetan culture. This ancient culture was protected from commercialism due to isolation of the country from the other parts of the modern world.
Paro Tshechu is a religious festival of dance. This is one of the famous festivals in the country among tourists. Top activities to enjoy are masked dance, music, processions, and others. In 2020, Paro Tshechu is celebrated from 4th of April to 8th of April.
This is a three day religious festival celebrated every year in Thimphu. In 2020, the festival starts on 26th September. This is celebrated in Tashichhodzong as tribute to Buddhist master Guru Rimpoche, who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan.

March to May and November to end of December are the right months to visit Bhutan for adventure activities. Top activities to enjoy are kayaking, mountain biking, rafting, camping, trekking, hiking, archery, paragliding, and others.

Bhutan is famous for its unique and raw culture, rich heritage, ancient form of Buddhism, and natural beauty. 72% of Bhutan is forest, making it the largest biodiversity.

Western Bhutan is the best place to enjoy rock climbing. The best of all is the Nose. It is located closer to Thimphu and holds 13 routes with varying difficulties and lengths for rock climbing.

If you are looking for an overall holistic vacation, you need minimum of five days to cover the iconic destinations of Bhutan. If you wish to cover one of the three regions open for tourists, a weekend getaway trip is enough.

Top attractions in Bhutan are TashichhoDzong, Punakha Dzong, Paro Taktsang, Gangteng Monastery, RinpungDizong, Chele La Pass, Gangtey Valley, ZuriDzong, Dochula Pass, BudhaDoredenma, and others.

Spring is the best time to visit Bhutan. Spring starts in March and ends by May.

Bhutan visa cost $40 per head. This is over and above the minimum daily fee of $250 per head. This is fee set by the government for tourists, including the sustainability development charge.