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Best Sightseeing Tours in Bhutan

The kingdom of Bhutan has an air of mystery and intrigue with its Buddhist culture, deep ties to tradition and striking landscape. Yet, it’s also a land that’s well up to speed with contemporary culture and the modern world. What really sets it a class above the rest is its firm commitment to environmental protection. For visitors, this means lush greenery at almost every turn. A sightseeing tour will show you different aspects of the country and help you connect with its lifestyle and culture.

 

Bhutan may be small but it offers travelers plenty to see. Book a cultural tour to get an idea of just how rich in culture the country is. Visit Thimpu Chorten, a stupa built to honor the third Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King. Then, head to Paro Taktsang or Tiger Nest Monastery, a temple complex perched on a cliffside in Paro Valley. You should also make you way to Dochula Pass where 108 stupas were built by Dorji Wangmo, the former queen mother. If you’re keen on trekking, you can go on a 10-day trek at Samtengang and pass towns like Paro, Thimpu and Jangchulakha. You’ll get to experience local life and witness traditions.

 

There’s plenty more to see in Bhutan and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Plan your next trip here and be wowed by its beauty.

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    Women Only Tour of Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the ActivityFixed Departure: 11th August 2016Ladies, buckle up and head out on this women only tour of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan on this 6 day 5 night tour.The tour starts on arrival at Paro airport where a travel representative will help you get transferred to your hotel in Thimphu.The tour will cover Thimphu, Dochu-la Pass, Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang among others.This tour will give you a very unique and fulfilling experience of this quaint but beautiful country.The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and a lot of sightseeing and activities.

    d6 Days n5 Nights
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    64680


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    Bhutan Rafting & Hiking Tour
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    Paro

    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: November 5, 2016Landlocked kingdom of Bhutan, which is covered with majestic mountains, rivers and beautiful valleys, is a perfect vacation getaway to spend some peaceful time away from the concrete jungles.The tour starts from Bagdogra airport from where you will transfer to Phuntsholing by car.This 9 days and 8 nights tour to this kingdom will take you through some of the most beautiful and iconic tourist destinations, which includes Phuntsoling, Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Pho Chhu and Paro.This tour will include all meals, transport and accommodation on all days. End the tour at Paro.

    d9 Days n8 Nights
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    81000


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    7 Days Sightseeing around Paro in Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan and its most beautiful cities Thimpu and Paro in this 7 days and 6 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and begin your sightseeing tour.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit some of the most beautiful places of Bhutan like Phuentsholing Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and a few more. Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country.End this tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.

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    10 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the Activity: Embark in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trekking expedition at Samtengang in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle Suvs, Toyota mini vans or buses and transfer to the hotel for the night.Trek through some of the most beautiful cities of Bhutan like Thimphu, Paro, Simkota and Jangchulakha.Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country and its historical sites.Visit the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.End this tour after getting drop back the airport and depart for home.

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    5 Days Cultural Tour of Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the Activity:Invoke in this amazing tour of 5 days 6 nights cultural tour of Bhutan and explore the stunning beauty of this region.Stat your tour after getting picked up from the airport in a private vehicle and drive towards Paro town.Visit few of the best places of this region like Rinpung Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Lungtenzampa.Explore the north eastern end of the Himalayas which is a truly magical land that is filled with deep myths and legends of the Buddhist traditions.On this cultural tour of Bhutan, you will get to witness some of its most divine monasteries and relive the magic of the stunning architecture.Explore the varied monuments such as Tiger Nest Monastery, Memorial Chorten, Tashichhoe Dzong and many more.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back at the airport and head back home.

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    Paro and Thimphu Tour in Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan.Explore some of the most beautiful cities of Bhutan like Thimphu and Paro.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Delight in this amazing sightseeing expedition to Bhutan that enables you to enjoy the historical sites and natural beauty of this region.You will unravel the beautiful sights such as Punakha Dzong, Thimphu and Tiger's Nest.End your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Glimpses of Bhutan
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    Paro

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 5 days 4 nights  tour in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with monasteries.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.Visit the beautiful Thimphu and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Explore the authentic Bhutan culture and the beautiful market streets of cities like Paro, Punakha, etc. Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 

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  • About the Activity:The roof of the world where the Himalayas are proudly guarding the sensitive valleys and villages, we are talking about the pristine neighbour of India, Bhutan.A tiny country with the largest influence of Buddhism has a lot of significant attractions to unveil to the unending tourists. The huge gompas, statues of Buddha, the historical buildings and the mind blowing architecture and moreover the tranquil serenity prevailing throughout, Bhutan is all about these.Here is a seven day sightseeing and trekking tour to marvel at the stunning beauty of everything Bhutan has starting from the small villages to the largest cliffs where some monasteries are located.National Memorial Chorten, Kuensel Phodrang Nature Park, Tango Monastery, Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, Paro Dzong, Tiger’s nest monastery, Phuentsholing etc are the major attractions and places you will cover during the tour that starts from Bagdogra.This package includes food, accommodation in hotels and homestays and transportation in a taxi during the whole trip.

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    25575


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    Thimphu

    About the Activity:Embark on one of the hardest and most demanding treks in Bhutan and the trip lasts for 10 days and 9 nights.Start your trek from Paro and cross Shana, Thangthangka, Jangothang, Chorapang and Thongbue Shong before you end your trek at Drugyel Dzong. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan as you cross the unique and traditionally rich villages during your trek. Stay in the camp at the foothills of mountain Jhomolhari, also known as the Goddess of Mountains. End your trip at Paro and head back home with lots of amazing and adventurous memories. 

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  • About the Activity:Head out on an exciting trip of 8 days 7 nights trip to Bhutan and get a chance to explore the real beauty of Bhutan.Start your trip after reaching the New Jalpaiguri Railway station and then get picked up from the station to the Phuentsholing and check into the hotel. Also, clear up your immigration facilities.Spend your evening exploring the Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang and then visit the town. Continue to Thimphu and there explore the Buddha Point and learn about the different customs and culture.While in Thimphu also visit the National Library,Trashichhoedzong, Takin Preserve,The Folk Heritage Museum,The Jungshi Paper factory.After a wonderful breakfast continue you tour to Punakha & Wangdue Phodrang and  then visit some of the places like Punakha Dzong,Chimi Lhakhang and Namgyal.Next, drive to Paro and then visit Ta Dzong,Rinpung Dzong and admire the amazing architecture of this place.After breakfast continue your journey to Chelela pass and visit Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo and then reach Dzongdrakha Goempa.Explore the amazing beauty of Taktshang Monastery and then visit Taktshang Lhakhang. Continue your return journey to Phuentsholing.Conclude your tour after reaching Phuentsholing and drive to New Jalpaiguri Railway. Leave for home after clearing all the exit formalities.

    d8 Days n7 Nights
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    24999


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    Paro

    About the Activity: Get packed and indulge in this exciting 7 days 6 nights biking tour to Bhutan and witness its amazing beauty.Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Bike through the amazing views of the hills and valleys Thimphu,Punakha and Dochula Pass.With it's meandering routes and breathtaking landscapes, Bhutan is heaven for motorcyclists.End this exciting tour and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Paro

    About the Activity: Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan and its most beautiful cities Thimpu and Paro in this 8 days and 7 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places. Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Spend your time combing through the routes of villages and paths in Bhutan and come across amazing landscapes. End this tour after getting dropped down at the airport and depart for home.

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    13% OFF

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    Thimphu

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 6 days 5 nights sightseeing and trekking expedition in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.Situated in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a landlocked and stunning country which is also known as kingdom of Bhutan.Your sightseeing tour will take you along some of the best and most spectacular sights of the land that is known for its Buddhist traditions and architecture.Beginning in Paro, you will then be progressing towards many landmarks sucha s Thimphu, Punakha Dzong and most notably, the tigers nest monastery.The tour also involves a moderate level of hiking which will certainly get you closer to nature and serenity.End your trip after getting dropped at the airport or the train station and depart for home.

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    Thimphu

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting trekking expedition in Bhutan and explore the truly stunning and beautiful escapade that will lend you with peace and serenity.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in a private vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.The mainstay of the Buddhist monks, it carries within itself a strong feeling of divinity and peace.Embark on a sightseeing expedition to this country that encompasses all its major landmarks such as Punakha Dzong, Tiger's Nest monastery, Bumthang and Gangtey.Over 9 days you will surely be mesmerized by the peace and beauty.Get dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Phuntsholing

    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 7 days 6 nights sightseeing tour in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with monasteries.Start your tour by exploring the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and its exotic locations like Rinchending Monastery,  tallest statue of Buddha, Memorial Chorten and stroll around clock tower in the evening. Also visit other exotic cities of Bhutan like Paro, Punakha and their beautiful tourist places like Chimi Lhakhang, National Museum,  Rinpung Dzong walk etc. Have an spectacular view of Himalayan ranges during your tour.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 

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Attractions

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Paro Tshechu Festival

Held in Paro Dzongkhag district, the Paro Tshechu is one of the sought after festivals and a major attraction in the land of Bhutan. It is one of the biggest religious festivals here. The history of the festivals travels back to 17th century when the founder of Bhutan Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel conducted it annually. The festival continues for 5 days usually during spring time on the 2nd Bhutanese lunar month. It is an opportunity to visualize the rich tradition, culture and custom of Bhutan.

The locals rejoice with both religious dance performances as well as folk dances performed by monks and natives. The last day of the festival is special as on this day a gigantic thangka or embroidery painting is shown to all. The Guru Throngdel shows Buddhist art and it is believed that looking at it also cleanses many sin of viewers.



Festival Time
: March every year
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Wangchuck Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary was officially announced and opened to the public in June 2008. Prior to this, the place was a Contennial Park. It is the largest wildlife park in the Kingdom of Bhutan and is one of the greatest resources of Bhutan’s economy. The park typically shows the characteristics of the Himalayan ranges, blue pine and alpine being the major vegetation of the landscapes.

It covers an area of 4919 sq km and borders 5 districts of Bhutan namely Bhumthang, Gasa, Dzongkhags, Trongsa and Wangduephodrang. Like all other national parks of the country, Wangchuck also inhabits few of the greatest endangered species of Flora and Fauna.



Highlights
: Occasional encounters with Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal tiger and snow leopard. Stunning views of the alpine and blue pine landscape making the park a perfect spot for trekking and mountaineering.

Location
: Gasa

Best Seasons
: March to September and January
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The Tower of Trongsa Museum

This artistic cylindrical 5 storey tower with two smaller towers at each side was built in the year 1652 by the first governor of Bhutan. The tower was strategically built above the Trongsa Dzong on top of a hill to protect the town folks from attacks. Now, the tower is converted into a Museum for the public. The tower has two temples dedicated to Gesar of Ling and Meitreya (Jampa).



Highlights
: The museum has in total 11 galleries exhibiting various artefacts of Buddhist culture and reminiscence of the royalties of Bhutan. The museum displays the remains of the Wangchuck Dynasty, and works of historical significance of Trongsa Dzong. There are dungeons in the tower where British soldiers were kept during Duar War.

Location: Trongsa

Working hours
: Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5 pm) and between November to March till 4pm

Extras
: Lunch (booked in advance) and refreshments are provided
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Cheli La

Located at a height of 3,810 meters above sea level, Cheli La Pass is the highest pass in Bhutan that can be accessed by road. The pass separates the valleys of Haa and Paro and offers stunning views of surrounding area with picturesque beauty. On the way you will get to see he roadside drub chuu with beautiful paintings of Guru Rinpoche with his two wives.

On a bright and clear day of October and November, you can have a spectacular view of the Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and other neighbouring peaks, covered in snow and glittering in sunlight.



Highlights
: A small 2 kilometre detour leads you to Dzongdrakha Goemba, an architectural complex perched on a high ridge and consists of four chapels and a Chorten.

Location
: Between Haa and Paro Valleys in Bhutan.

Timing
: Best time to visit is October to November when the skies are clear.

Prices
: N/A
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Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

Take the adventurous Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan that takes you to the splendid heights and lets you experience the great diversity of landscape. Pass through the dense pine forests, lush meadows, pasturelands while soaking in the beauty of snow capped mountains of Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. It is a long and difficult trek which challenges the most experienced and physically fit trekkers.

You will also pass through the beautiful hamlets and interact with the friendly Bhutanese villagers. The landscape is dotted with Dzongs, temples and monasteries which offers the glimpse of ancient architecture of Bhutan amidst unspoiled tranquillity of nature.



Location
: The trek starts at Gunitsawa and passes through Sharna Zampa, Soi Thangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang, Limithang, Laya among others to end at Thimphu.

Best Time
: April-June & September- November.

Approx Price
: Per person price 13 day trek is 400,000 BTN.

Difficulty Level
: Difficult
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Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Located on the way to Kurjie Lhakhang, in Bumthang, Jambay Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples founded in 7th century by Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King. As per legends, the king was destined to construct 108 temples in a single day, to suppress a demon in the Himalayan region. This temple is one of those 108 temples. Legend Guru Rimpoche is believed to visit this destination and considered it a sacred and extremely pious destination.

The temple got renovated again in 8th century AD. The temple has more than hundred statues of Gods and Goddesses but the main attraction is the relic of future Buddha. This is a spectacular festival which is celebrated for five days.



Highlights
: A ritualistic naked dance on the fire that attracts huge crowd from all over the country.

Festival time
: In the month of November
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Kurjey Festival

Kurjey Tshechu is a popular festival celebrated in Kurjey temple in Chokhor valley of Bumthang district. There is huge historical significance attached to this temple as well as the festival. According to the legends Guru Rimpoche meditated here for the suppression of evil spirits in this region. There are three major temples in Kurjey.

The first temple was built in 1652 on the location where Guru Rimpoche meditated, the second one on the place where Guru left his body imprint and the third built in 1990 which holds images of Guru Rimpoche. The Kurjey festival is one of the important religious occasions for the locals of the place. It is a social gathering as well as a time to seek blessing and enjoy victory of good over evil. It is a festival that displays the golden traditions of Bhutan and the rich cultural heritage.



Highlights
: special mask dance

Festival time
: In 10th day of 10th month of lunar calendar
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Phobjikha Valley

A perfect getaway for nature and wildlife lovers, Phobjikha valley in Bhutan is one of the most spectacular natural settings one may find in Bhutan. Located on the incline of Black Mountains Park, this bowl shaped glacial valley an important wildlife preserve land of the country as it sits on the edge of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.

With an assortment of flora and fauna species, this valley provides an excellent opportunity to experience the wildlife from close. The biggest draw to the valley is black-necked cranes. Apart from that one can also see Himalayan black bears, sambars, leopards and red foxes among other mammal species.

 

Highlights
: Visit to the Gangte Goemba, a magnificent Bhutanese architecture that provides a spectacular view of the entire valley. Get all the information you need about the black necked cranes at Black-Necked Crane Information Centre.

Location
: Wangdue district.

Timing
: N/A

Prices
: N/A

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