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Thimphu City Packages

Duration Price
Glimpse of Bhutan | Dzong Special7 days & 6 nights
INR 45,950
Bhutan & Nepal Vacation | COMBO DEAL8 days & 7 nights
INR 84,999
Rev up Your Adventure | Bhutan Bike Expedition9 days & 8 nights
INR 62,500
Holidays in Bhutan | FREE Dochu La Pass Excursion7 days & 6 nights
INR 49,350
Gems of Bhutan | Thimphu Punakha & Paro6 days & 5 nights
INR 39,290
EXCLUSIVE Bhutan | FREE Tiger Nest Hiking Experience6 days & 5 nights
INR 38,990

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Embark on a captivating exploration of Thimpu with Thrillophilia's thoughtfully curated tour packages. Immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Bhutanese culture, seamlessly woven into every aspect of your journey. Thrillophilia offers an array of experiences, from guided visits to iconic landmarks like the Tashichho Dzong to off-the-beaten-path adventures, ensuring a holistic Thimpu experience. Indulge in the city's unique blend of tradition and modernity, all expertly tailored by Thrillophilia's seasoned guides.

Whether you're a culture enthusiast or an adventure seeker, Thimpu packages cater to diverse interests, promising an authentic and immersive encounter with this Himalayan jewel. With Bhutan tour options seamlessly integrated, Thrillophilia invites you to embark on an unforgettable voyage through Thimpu's enchanting landscapes, where every moment is a testament to Bhutan's rich heritage.

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Visa Requirements

Indian citizens planning a Thimphu tour are exempt from the standard visa requirements for Bhutan, instead of a visa, Indian travelers must obtain an entry permit, which can be acquired at the Immigration Office in Phuntsholing or upon arrival at Paro International Airport. This permit is initially valid for 7 days and can be extended in Thimphu. Notably, there is no cost for this permit. The required documents for the permit include a valid Indian passport or Voter ID card, two passport-sized photographs, and accommodation details in Bhutan. For children below 18 years, a birth certificate and a valid school ID are necessary. If the journey extends beyond Thimphu and Paro, a Special Area Permit, obtainable at the RGoB Immigration Office in Thimphu, is required.

Best Time For Thimphu Trip:

Thimphu is a year-round destination and the season for planning a Thimphu trip completely depends upon your preferences and schedule.

1. Peak Season- (March to May, September to November): Thimphu dazzles during spring and fall, where blooming flowers and pleasant weather make it ideal for exploration. The bustling streets during these periods offer a vibrant cultural experience. Engage in traditional Bhutanese festivals, witness the majestic Tashichho Dzong, and explore the National Memorial Chorten on your trip. Spring's blossoms and fall's crisp air enhance the beauty of outdoor activities like hiking and cultural excursions.

2. Shoulder Season- (June to August): Thimphu's shoulder season invites with lush greenery and occasional rains. Though the monsoon season, the quieter ambiance allows for a more intimate experience. Explore the Folk Heritage Museum, take scenic drives to the Buddha Dordenma statue, and savor traditional Bhutanese cuisine. The lower tourist footfall enhances the tranquility, making it an ideal time for cultural immersion.

3. Waning Season( December to February): Thimphu's waning season brings a serene winter ambiance. Embrace the quieter atmosphere and explore the Changangkha Lhakhang and the Dochula Pass. Engage in winter sports like archery and witness the vibrant Dochula Druk Wangyel Festival. The crisp winter air adds a cozy touch to visits to local markets and historical sites.

How To Reach Thimphu 

By Air: The quickest and easiest way to reach Thimphu is by taking a flight followed by a road trip. There are several direct and connecting flights to Paro International Airport. These flights can take from 40 mins to 10 hours depending on the routes. Thimphu is approximately 50 km away from Paro and it takes around an hour to reach by road.

1. Direct Flights

From -New Delhi, Kolkata, & Bagdogra.
To - Paro International Airport (PBH)
Average Flight Time- 1.5 to 3  hours approx.
Major Airlines- Air India, DrukAir, Bhutan Airline.
Frequency- Weekly

Places To Visit on Thimphu Trip

Here are some of the best places to visit in Thimphu:
1. Trashi Chho Dzong: Also known as “Fortress of the Glorious Religion", the fortress located on the banks of the Wand Chhu river is famous for its magnificent architecture. The dzong is surrounded by lawns and gardens and is a must-include destination in Thimphu tour packages. The dzong has witnessed tragic incidents like fire accidents and earthquakes; yet stands tall and beautiful amidst lush greenery and imposing mountains. There are about thirty temples, shrines and chapels within the dzong and today, Tashichho Dzong serves as the seat of the Bhutan government.

2. Changangkha Lhakhang: This 12th century Buddhist temple is located on a ridge besides the densely forested Motithang Takin Preserve. The inner sanctum of Changangkha Lhakhang contains the remains of Guru Rinpoche. Other prominent figurines here are the 11 headed 1000 armed manifestation of Chenresig and Zabdrung Ngawang. Bhutanese Parents bring their children here to perform the auspicious naming ceremony for their newborns. The temple offers stunning views of the Thimphu Valley and hence, is one of the most visited places in Thimphu tour packages.

3. Weekend Market: Held on the west bank of Wang Chhu, it is open from Friday to Sunday. The market is set on a maze-like pavilion and one can shop for fresh farm produce. You can also shop for pink cubes of camphor and saffron that are used to  flavor the holy water in lhakhangs as souvenirs. In addition, you can also shop for dried fish, pork strips, soft cheese, pickles, condiments and wild honey by visiting this place in your Thimphu tour packages itinerary.

4. Tango Goemba: Tango in Bhutan translates to "horse head". Tango Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Bhutan that dates back to the 12th century.  The place is known for its alluring architecture, scenic backdrop, spiritual aura, and rich history. The present day monastery was built by Lama Drukpa Kunley and has a beautiful curved frontage. The sandalwood statue of Chenresig carved by Zhabdrung is a key attraction here. You can visit this temple by booking our Thimphu tour packages.

5. National Memorial Chorten: This Tibetan-style stupa was built as a memorial to King Jigme Dorhi Wangchuck III. It is located close to the Indian military hospital and its golden spires can be easily seen from most parts of the city. The stupa does not enshrine any human remains. Instead, just the photo of Druk Gyalpo in a ceremonial dress adorns the hall. This majestic building in white and golden color and the engulfing green covered mountains make this place a must-visit with Thimphu tour packages.

6. Motithang Takin Preserve: Mothitang Preserve is located at an altitude of 2500 meters and was set with a mission to preserve the takin population. Takin is the national animal of Bhutan and is declared endangered. Motithang Takin Preserve is located amidst dense alpine forests that are the natural habitats for takins. On a bright sunny day, you visit this place with Thimphu city packages and marvel at the lush greenery and the exotic wildlife here.

Things to Do on Thimphu Tour

Here are some of the best things to do in Thimphu:

1. Visit Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory:
Tourists can visit The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory with Thimphu city packages and get an insight into the traditional methods of manufacturing paper. Deh-Sho, the best quality Bhutanese papers are made here from the bark of Daphne and Dekap Tree. Tourists can also learn about the various other products manufactured here like greeting cards, stationery, lampshades, calendars etc. The factory is open from 8:30 am to 5 pm Monday-Saturday for guided tours.

2.Bumthang Owl Trek:
The Bumthang Owl Trek in the Choekhor Valley gets its name from the innumerous owls residing in the region. This 3-day trek from Manchugang to Tharpaling Monastery is one of the most exciting activities found in Thimphu city packages. The trek takes you through the most spiritual places in the Choekher valley that are still left untouched by mankind. All through the journey, you will be stunned by the mesmerizing beauty of Nature that unfurls with every step.

3. Trek to Jomolhari Mountain:
  This is one of the most adventurous activities in Thimphu city packages. The 10-day long Jomolhari Trek takes you from  Drukgyel Dzong at 2,580 meters all the way to Yelila Pass at a daunting elevation of 4,930 meters. During this adventurous trek, you will pass through verdant meadows, dense pine forests, roaring Paro Chhu river, several rustic Bhutanese villages,  waterfalls and rhododendron forests giving you a lifetime experience. The trek is strenuous and is only for those with a strong mind, body, and soul.

4..Go to Dochula Pass: Dochula Pass is one of the most alluring passes in Bhutan that houses 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens.” The small chorterns built alongside the lush green hillside looks stunningly beautiful and tells you the pride and valor of the Bhutanese culture. During winters when the pass gets covered in blankets of snow, it looks breathtakingly beautiful like a page from an untold fairy tale.

5. Visit Royal Textile Academy: Discover the cultural wealth of Bhutan by paying a visit to the Royal Textile Academy in Thimphu. This institution serves as a captivating showcase of Bhutan's age-old art of weaving and textile craftsmanship. Delve into the vibrant heritage as you observe detailed patterns and gain insights into the importance of textiles in Bhutanese culture. The Royal Textile Academy provides an exclusive opportunity to explore the artistic traditions of the country, making it an essential destination for those passionate about culture.

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Thimphu city Tour FAQs

How much time does it take to get a visa to Thimphu?

Indian citizens do not require a visa to visit Thimphu. However, they need to obtain an entry permit, which is usually processed upon arrival at the immigration offices in Phuentsholing or Paro. 

How much will a Thimphu trip cost?

Thimphu packages vary based on the accommodation preferences, travel style, and duration of your trip. On average, a mid-range budget might range from ?7,000 to ?9,000 per day including accommodation, meals, local transportation, and sightseeing. Luxury accommodations and dining preferences can shoot the cost up.

Do Indians need tour guide for Thimphu?

While it is not mandatory to book a tour guide for Thimphu, it is definitely a good idea to include one. These guides can help you with rich insights about the tourist attractions and help you find the best restaurants.

Is Passport required for Thimphu?

Yes, Indians traveling to Thimphu in Bhutan are required to carry a valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months and/or Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. Booking your Thimphu trip with us as we can help you obtain the necessary permits, ensuring a compliant and hassle-free visit to this enchanting destination.

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