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Glimpse of Bhutan | Dzong Special7 days & 6 nights
INR 45,950
Wonders of Bhutan | FREE Excursion to Paro6 days & 5 nights
INR 42,990
Experiential Bhutan | Free Gangtey Gompa Monastery Excursion8 days & 7 nights
INR 48,299
Bhutan & Nepal Vacation | COMBO DEAL8 days & 7 nights
INR 1,65,000
Rev up Your Adventure | Bhutan Bike Expedition9 days & 8 nights
INR 62,500
Vacation in Bhutan | FREE Excursion to Taktsang5 days & 4 nights
INR 28,500

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Booking customizable Bhutan tour packages with Thrillophilia will get you loads of exciting deals and offers. Specially curated packages will let you experience the charming beauty of these places that happens to be some of the unexplored parts of the great Himalayan Mountain Range. You will get to enjoy the scenic mountain ranges and also get a chance to learn more about the culture and tradition of the places by taking special guided tours. Thrillophilia makes sure that you get well-experienced and expert tour guides who will give you utmost knowledge about every single place.

Thrillophilia offers special guided tours for pilgrims so that they can have a complete understanding of the places of worship and the age-old monasteries having loads of historical significance. You will get personalized service all through the trip no matter you are in some of the hand-picked hotel accommodations or you are taking an adventure activity or simply traversing from one place to another on your Bhutan trip. The expert crew members will make sure that you get all the bells and whistles at your fingertips. 

Thrillophilia offers specially created Bhutan packages that suit all types of travelers starting from group adventure seekers to family vacationers and from romantic couples to wanderlust solo travelers. These packages will take you to some of the prominent dzongs, heritage monasteries, picturesque rivers, and scenic lush green valleys. You will truly be amazed by the century-old structures and monuments which are a perfect example of the sheer craftsmanship of the bygone era. Thrillophilia lets you marvel in places that are antiquated by the old charm and are full of serenity. Every single trip to Bhutan is incomplete if you haven’t tried out some of the amazing adventure activities. Itineraries from Thrillophilia are designed carefully to offer you lots of adventure activities starting from trekking to river rafting. 

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Popular Destinations to Visit on Bhutan Tour:

1. Thimphu

In addition to being the capital of Bhutan, Thimphu is famous for Buddhist sites. It is nothing less than a magical kingdom located in the Eastern part of the Himalayas From monasteries to dzongs along the Raidak river. Whether you are travelling with your loved ones or with your family, there is always something to do in Thimphu as a part of your Bhutan tour. For a seamless Thimphu experience, consider Thimpu tour packages, unlocking the allure of Bhutan's capital and the scenic Paro Valley with its iconic Taktsang Monastery, making your journey truly unforgettable.

2. Paro

Your Bhutan trip is generally incomplete without visiting Paro. It is a major valley town in Bhutan and is known for its rice fields. The name Paro brings into our minds a plethora of images of the Himalayas with their alpine forests, sacred monasteries, rugged terrains, rickety curves, and expansive landscapes under the blue dome of the sky which takes you into a pristine world of peace and tranquillity. To enhance your Paro experience, consider Paro tour packages, seamlessly blending cultural immersion with the picturesque landscapes, ensuring an unforgettable journey through Bhutan's spiritual heartland.

3. Punakha

Nestled at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mother) rivers, Punakha is a captivating district in Bhutan. Known for the stunning Punakha Dzong, a fortress monastery, this region showcases the country's rich cultural and historical tapestry. Book Punakha tour packages & get a chance to see lush greenery, the dzong's majestic architecture complements the serene riverside setting. Punakha also hosts the revered Chimi Lhakhang temple, adding a spiritual dimension to its allure.

4. Trongsa

Alternatively known as Tongsa or even Thromde, the name translates to a new village in the local language. Nestled in central Bhutan, Trongsa is a historical town steeped in cultural significance. Dominated by the Trongsa Dzong, the town offers a glimpse into Bhutan's royal history as the ancestral home of the monarchy. The dzong's intricate architecture overlooks the Mangde Chhu river valley, creating a majestic panorama for visitors.

5. Gelephu

Located in the Sarapang district of Bhutan, Gelephu is known as the Gateway to the Royal Manas National Park. The hamlet is home to some of the most unique animals worth spotting like the langurs, one-horned rhino, and even the Gangetic dolphin. It is also alternatively known as the South Central Gateway to Bhutan. 

Visa Requirement For Bhutan Trip:

Indian citizens traveling to Bhutan typically do not need a visa for stays of up to 14 days. Upon arrival, they can obtain a permit by presenting a valid passport with at least six months of validity and a passport-sized photograph. However, for stays exceeding 14 days, travelers must arrange permits through authorized Bhutanese tour operators. These operators often organize guided tours and handle the necessary paperwork. Bhutan emphasizes high-value, low-impact tourism, and visitors are expected to adhere to specific guidelines. It's crucial to verify the current visa requirements and regulations by contacting the Royal Bhutanese Embassy or checking the official website of the Tourism Council of Bhutan before planning Bhutan trip.

Best Time For Bhutan Tour:

1. Peak Season (September to November): Bhutan is a year-round destination as it offers diverse experiences in each season.In this crisp season, from September to November, the kingdom offers an exquisite blend of clear skies and cultural richness. Ideal for trekking, this period introduces festivals like Thimphu Tshechu against breathtaking backdrops, ensuring an immersive experience amid Bhutan's natural splendor.

2. Waning Season (December to February): Discover Bhutan's serene side during the waning season from December to February. As winter sets in, the kingdom unveils a tranquil charm with fewer tourists. Explore cultural gems, appreciating the unique tranquility that graces this Himalayan destination during the colder months. The subdued atmosphere enhances the cultural experience, making it an ideal time for travelers seeking a more intimate and contemplative journey..

3. Shoulder Season (March to May): Bhutan springs to life in March to May, adorned with blooming rhododendrons. Mild weather sets the stage for outdoor adventures, while traditional ceremonies and festivities unfold in a serene and welcoming ambiance, providing a perfect balance for exploration and cultural immersion.

4. Off-Season (June to August): The monsoon season unveils lush landscapes, painting Bhutan in vibrant hues. Despite occasional rainfall, this period showcases the country's natural beauty, providing a unique perspective for travelers. Experience the country's serene allure and uncrowded attractions, making it an ideal time for a more intimate and offbeat Bhutanese adventure.

How to Reach Bhutan:

By Air: The best way to reach Bhutan from India is by taking a direct flight. Several cities including Bagdogra, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, and New Delhi offer direct flights to Paro International Airport. These flights take approximately 3-4 hours to reach. Airlines that offer these flights include Air India, Indigo, Vistara and Spicejet. 

1. Direct Flights

  • From: Bagdogra, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi 
  • To: Paro International Airport
  • Average Flight Time: The average direct flight time from India to Bhutan is approximately 3-4 hours.
  • Airlines: Druk Air, Air India, Indigo, Vistara and Spicejet

Places to Visit on Bhutan Tour:

1. Tiger’s Nest, Paro: Tiger’s Nest, also referred to as Taktsang Palphug Monastery, is not only famous here but throughout the world. This 16th-century monastery has extraordinary architecture and is a must-visit while in Bhutan. It is a cluster of buildings that looks as if it is cascading down a 900-metre-high cliff. It consists of 4 temples, praying spaces, and residences for monks. The monastery is reachable only after a steep 2-3 hour climb, so make sure to include this place in your Bhutan tour packages.

Location: Taktsang trail, Paro Valley. 

Timings: Every day 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

2. Chele La, Paro: One of the most intriguing and exciting places to visit in Bhutan and it must be part of your Bhutan packages, Chele La is the country’s highest motorable pass. Located at an altitude of around 3988 meters above sea level, it divides the Haa Valley from Paro Valley. The pass offers stupendous views of the surrounding alpine forests, waterfalls, lush green valleys, and mountains like Jomolhari.

Location: The pass is located on the Bondey-Haa Highway.

3. Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha:  Punakha suspension bridge is the oldest and the longest bridge in the country built over the Po Chhu River. It is quite an exciting experience walking on this wobbly yet surprisingly sturdy bridge as one crosses over the rushing river. It is an amazing vantage point to see the beauty of the misty lush meadows and valleys around. Mountainous regions are synonyms with these amazing structures that seem to delicately hang in the air.

This wooden-planked bridge is a must-see and part of your Bhutan holiday packages. The length of the bridge is covered in colorful prayer flags and garlands that emit peaceful and positive vibrations as they flutter in the wind. The bridge connects the Punakha Dzong with the villages of Shengana, Samdingkha, and Wangkha.

Location: Gunji Thang, Chuu Riverbank

Timings: The Bridge is open 24/7.

4. National Museum, Paro: There is no better way to know about the rich cultural heritage of this Himalayan kingdom than to visit its National Museum, an inclusion in your Bhutan tour packages. The history of this museum is as intriguing as its treasures. This building was used as a watchtower in the 16th century and reconstructed to house the museum in 1968. This intriguing conch-shaped building is a testimony of how this country evolved. It has 6 floors, with each of them narrating a unique story through the preserved paintings, royal dresses, weapons, wildlife specimens, jewellery, masks, scrolls, carved stones, etc.

The biggest attraction here is the ‘Egg of Mule’ that came to the museum in 1928. While nobody knows how this intriguing exhibit came to the museum, there are many legends that one hears, it is said that there was a rich businessman Tshongpo Wangdi who possessed 2 mules with extraordinary strength. This egg, considered to be lucky, saved the family from an epidemic that destroyed their entire village.

Location: Located above the Rinpung Dzong, Paro.

Timings: Summers (March-October)- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

        Winters (November-February)- 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

5. Dochula Pass, Thiumpu: This mountain pass, standing at an elevation of around 3100 meters, is one of the most striking locations and must be part of your Bhutan holiday packages. The pass is famous for offering jaw-dropping panoramic views of surrounding mountains and valleys shrouded in silvery mist.

Thickets of flowers like magnolia, and rhododendrons, surround the pass and Daphne and are framed by Himalayan ranges in the background. At the pass summit, you will see the 108 Druk Wangyal Chortens (stupas) that stand as a memorial to the fallen Bhutanese soldiers in the 2003 armed rebellion. Every year the Dochula Druk Wangyal Tsechu is held at the festival ground near the pass.

Location: The pass is located on the road between Thimphu to Punakha. 

6. Haa Valley, Paro: Surrounded by miles of brown-golden rice fields, meadows, and high mountain peaks in the background, Haa Valley is one of the most stunning places to include in your Bhutan tour packages. Home to the Queen Grandmother of the Dorji dynasty, this valley was opened to tourists only in 2002.

This is why it has mostly remained untouched and is the best place to spend some laid back time. Don’t miss seeing the White Temple and the 15th-century Haa Wangchuk Dzong while here. The valley is quite popular with adventure enthusiasts for its numerous rugged trails that are perfect for hiking and mountain biking.

Location: The valley is located in the south-west of Paro and connects it with Chhukha and Samtse. 

Timings: Can be visited any time of the year. 

7. Royal Manas National Park, Gonphu: Bhutan is abundant in wildlife and has rich & diverse fauna ecosystems throughout its landscape. Royal Manas National Park, sharing its border with the Manas Tiger Reserve in India, showcases how the Bhutanese people lovingly conserve their nature. It houses hundreds of endangered and vulnerable species of birds, plants, animals, butterflies, and fish that are rarely seen in any other country besides Bhutan,so make sure to include this in your Bhutan tours.

Some of the park’s most famous and exotic residents of this park are Himalayan Black Bears, Royal Bengal Tigers, Asian Elephants, Asiatic Gaur, Pygmy Hog, Golden Langur, Red-headed vultures, White-bellied herons, etc

Location: South-central Bhutan.

Timings: Every day from 5:30 am to 6:30 pm

8. Choki Traditional Art School, Thimpu: Bhutan has a rich culture of art and craft and this beautiful place showcases how the love of these extends beyond barriers and this attraction should be part of your Bhutan tour packages. This art school was specially established to teach arts to students who were talented but couldn’t afford to pay to learn. On your visit, you will be met with smiling little faces who will happily take you on a round of their school to see children engaged in clay art, carvings, and painting. 

Location: Kabesa Lam, Thimphu.

Timings: Every day from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

9. Weekend Handicraft Market: Also known as the authentic Bhutanese Crafts Bazaar, this vibrant market is the highlight of any Bhutan tour. This is where people go to catch the vibrant and happy pulse of the country.

Sellers from all across the country come to this bazaar every weekend to sell amazing bamboo products, silk fabrics, statuettes of Buddha, prayer flags, brass incense holders, carved dragons, thangkas, bells, drums, jewelry, etc. One of the famous places to be part of Bhutan holiday packages. You can also pick up locally made beer, honey, cheese, tea leaves, noodles, and spices here. Don’t miss to try delicious and authentic Bhutanese snacks like Ema Datshi, Shakam Paa, Juma, and a huge range of momos.  

Location: Below Norzim Lam, Thimphu.

Timings: Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

10. Buddha Dordenma, Thimpu: Buddha Dordenma is a 169-foot-tall statue of Lord Buddha that overlooks the Thimphu Valley, and it is a must-see attraction to include in your Bhutan tour packages. Nestled amidst the Himalayas, this iconic landmark is not just a spiritual marvel but also a symbol of peace and happiness. The intricate details of the statue, the panoramic views it has to offer, and its serene surroundings make Buddha Dordenma an intriguing sight to witness.

Things to Do on Bhutan Trip:

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

1. Soak in spirituality: Bhutan is a deeply spiritual country dotted with monasteries and temples that welcome everybody to soak in the aura of calm and peace irrespective of the faith that one follows. Some of the best temples and monasteries to include in your Bhutan packages are the Tiger’s Nest, Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha Dzong, and Trashigang Dzong. One of the best places to soak in the mountainside serenity is the Great Buddha Dordenma. Being in the presence of this 51-metre-high statue that’s encircled by 1,25,000 miniatures of the same statue is quite a surreal experience.

2. Enjoy the thrill of river rafting: Not many people know that Bhutan is quite an amazing destination for river rafting. There are several rivers with rapids ranging from 1-6 ( 1 being the easiest) that are popular rafting locations. Whether one is a beginner or an experienced rafter, there is something for everybody. It is an amazing experience to see the stunningly rugged landscape of Bhutan from its waters as you pass through thick forests, ridges, valleys, and farmlands. The best time to enjoy river rafting here is between March-April and November-December, so make sure to include this experience of your Bhutan holiday packages. You can enjoy river rafting at Po Chhu and Mo Chhu (Punakha Valley) or Mangde Chhu (Trongsa)

3. Trace the ancient trade route: What’s better than enjoying a trek in the pristine countryside of Bhutan? Take a trek route that will take you through one of the oldest trade routes in the world and must be part of your Bhutan tour packages. Running between stunning mountain passes, the route will take you through some of the most amazing & unforgettable landscapes.

You will pass through lush yak pastures, emerald-green lakes, forests of rhododendrons, apple orchids, and lush green ridges as your guide narrates interesting stories about the trade route. Views of Mount Jumolhari, Jitchu Drake, and Gangkar Punsum will accompany you throughout your trek. 

Location: The trek starts from Paro and ends at Thimphu as it passes through places like Damchena Village, Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha, Simkota, and Phajoding.

4. Enjoy the exotic Bhutanese cuisine: Bhutanese cuisine is considered to be amongst the most exotic cuisines in the world. It is known around the world for its comfortable and subtle flavours of yak meat, pork, eggs, and vegetables combined with undertones of cheese and varieties of chillies.

Some of the best dishes to try here are the huge range of steamed & fried dumplings, Goep, Juma, Gondo Datshi, Jasha Maru, Hoentay, Lom, and Khatem. Don’t miss to include local food sampling in your Bhutan trip packages and try the local ‘Ara’, creamy liquor made of wheat, rice, or barley. 

5. Enjoy traditional hospitality: One of the best ways to learn about and enjoy the happy relaxed, and slow-paced Bhutanese lifestyle is to stay with a local family in a homestay. Not only would you get to know the native language, traditions, and culture, but you can also experience amazing things like a hot stone bath, milking farm animals, and even cooking along with the family. Don’t miss trying the hot buttery tea, pork fat flavoured rice, and khuli (traditional pancakes).

6. Attend a festival: Bhutanese people, known as the happiest people on earth, surely know how to celebrate their culture and heritage. Any Bhutan trip is incomplete without attending one of these glorious riots of color, music, dance, and fanfare. One of the best festivals to attend is Paro Tsechu (March) to see dance performances by lamas and the unrolling of a 4-storey high thangka and it must be part of your Bhutan tour package

You can see traditional dance forms like Shingje Yabyum and Drametse during this festival. Another not-to-be-missed celebration is the Haa Summer Festival (July) to see dancers wearing colorful masks, costumes, and jewelry dancing to local drum beats. There are also sporting contests, food & drink tasting, and religious performances, which one can attend.

Bhutan also hosts the world’s only festival dedicated to mushrooms! Known as the Matsutake Festival (August), it not only educates people about the thousands of existing varieties of mushrooms but also how they are grown sustainably in Bhutan, by including this in your Bhutan tours.

Location: Paro, Bumthang, and Haa Valley.

Timings: The festivities generally last for 2-3 days.

7. Dig into Bhutan’s history at Trongsa Dzong: Get a chance to explore Bhutan’s rich history at Trongsa Dzong, and witness the spectacular vistas surrounding it. It is a majestic fortress that served as the country’s ancestral home of the royal family. Located in the Trongsa District, this architectural marvel will take you back to the 17th century and provide insights into Bhutanese culture.

Location: Trongsa, Trongsa district, Bhutan

Timings: 9:00 AM To 5:00 PM

8. Stroll around Bumthang Valley: Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley as you take a leisurely stroll through its picturesque landscapes. Renowned for its four stunning valleys, Bumthang offers a blend of natural beauty and cultural vibrance. Here, you can wander through quaint villages, marvel at vast meadows, and visit ancient monasteries, by including this attraction in your Bhutan tour packages.

Location: Bumthang, Bhutan

Timings: 24 Hours

9. Rediscover yourself at Memorial Stupa: Recover your inner peace at Bhutan’s Memorial Stupa, also known as Thimphu Chorten. This soothing sanctuary invites self-introspection amidst prayer wheels and serene surroundings. With our Bhutan trip packages, you can add this place to your itinerary and indulge in some soul-calming retreat.

Location: Doeboom Lam, Thimphu

10. Go on a Wildlife Safari: Witness the wide range of Bhutan’s wildlife on an exhilarating safari a must to include in your Bhutan tour packages. Navigate through dense forests and glide beside the rivers to spot rare species of fauna. Bhutan is home to various animals like red pandas, takins, and the elusive snow leopards. Embark upon a well-planned wildlife safari and encounter the country’s rich biodiversity in a pristine natural setting.

Local Dishes to Try on Bhutan Tour:

Bhutan packages, particularly holiday ones, are not truly fulfilled without indulging in the country's local delicacies. Take the opportunity to savor these dishes during your Bhutanese journey, and you'll be grateful for the experience:

1. Ema Datshi: Ema Datshi is the national dish of Bhutan which is a spicy and flavourful delight. It consists of green chili peppers cooked in a rich cheese sauce, offering a fiery yet balanced kick. This dish is served with red rice and exemplifies the unique Bhutanese culinary experience.

2. Jasha Maroo or Maru: Jasha Maroo or Maru is a savoury Bhutanese chicken stew that can delight you with its robust flavours. Combining tender chicken pieces with aromatic spices like garlic, and ginger, this dish is a mouthwatering marvel. Served with red rice, it offers a taste of the country's rich culinary heritage.

3. Phaksha Paa: Phaksha Paa is a beloved Bhutanese dish that features succulent pork, stir-fried with radishes, chilies, and a medley of traditional flavours. The result is a savoury and spicy delicacy, showcasing Bhutan’s culinary creativity. Generally served with red rice, it embodies the country's love for bold flavours, making it a must-try.

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Do I need a visa for Bhutan?

No, if you are an Indian national, a visa is not required to travel to Bhutan. However, you must carry either of the two documents while travelling to Bhutan:

1. Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months

2. Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India

If you are not a citizen of India, Bangladesh or Maldives, you are required to apply for visa in advance through your travel agent.

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Which currency is used in Bhutan?

Ngultrum (Nu) is the name of the currency used in Bhutan. However, Indian Rupee except for the currency notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 are also acceptable in Bhutan.

Can I get visa on arrival in Bhutan?

If you are an Indian, Bangladeshi or Maldivian national, you do not need a visa to travel to Bhutan. For other tourists, no, you cannot get a visa on arrival in Bhutan. Visa is arranged in advance by a local tour company.

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

Getting a visa to Bhutan may take around 1-2 weeks minimum, and it is valid for 7 days for Indian tourists. The process involves coordinating with a licensed Bhutanese tour operator and then getting your visas approved by the Tourism Council of Bhutan. So, it is advisable to apply for the visa application process well in advance before booking your Bhutan tour packages.

How much does a trip to Bhutan cost from India?

 Bhutan tour package costs around INR 28000 to INR 33000 for a single person. However, if you book your Bhutan travel packages from Thrillophilia, you might get a chance to enjoy some coupons or deals to customise your own package.

How much will a Bhutan trip cost?

The basic Bhutan package for 5 days will cost around INR 28000, per person. However, the 7 days Bhutan tour group package will cost around INR 39000, per person. However, the prices of Bhutan tour packages vary depending on factors like duration of travel, kind of accommodation, sights to visit, and activities included in the package.

Do Indians need a tour guide for Bhutan?

Yes, Indians need a tour guide to explore Bhutan. A guide is generally included in our Bhutan packages, who shares detailed insights about the attractions and destinations to visit. The guide facilitates a cultural exchange, enhances the travel experience, and helps in adhering to Bhutan’s regulations. 

How many days are enough to explore Bhutan?

4 to 5 days are enough to traverse the beautiful and serene areas of Bhutan. From the beautiful monasteries to the gushing rivers, every prominent destination of tourist interest can be easily covered in this time.  A 5 day Bhutan trip will also provide you with enough time to indulge in adventurous activities like trekking and paragliding.

What is the Indian fee in Bhutan?

Indian Nationals visiting Bhutan are exempt from the standard daily tariff imposed on international tourists. However, they are required to pay a Sustainable Development Fee (SDF) of INR 1,200, per person per night. This fee contributes to Bhutan’s commitment to sustainable tourism and environmental conservation while allowing Indians to explore the country conveniently.

Are 3 days enough for a Bhutan tour?

Yes, a 3-day Bhutan tour is enough to provide a glimpse of the country. However, to fully explore the culture and the wonders of the city, we recommend booking your Bhutan tour packages for at least 7 days. It will allow you to get a more comprehensive Bhutanese experience, cover some spectacular off-beat destinations, and explore Bhutan’s rich cultural and culinary heritage.

What can you see in Bhutan in 5 days?

In 5-day long Bhutan packages, you can explore the country’s main highlights. Begin with Thimphu’s cultural sites, then head to the ancient Punakha Dzong. Witness the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery, and explore the serene Paro valley. Engage with the locals, visit old markets, and experience Bhutanese cuisine that is sure to urge you to come back again.

Should you exchange money before going to Bhutan?

Yes, it is crucial to exchange some money before visiting Bhutan. While the Indian currency is widely accepted, having Bhutanese Ngultrums (BTN) on hand is beneficial for local transactions. Currency exchange facilities are limited outside major cities, so exchanging a small amount beforehand ensures convenience.

Is a Passport required for Bhutan?

Yes, a passport is required for travel to Bhutan. All tourists, including Indians, must obtain a Bhutanese visa, which is processed by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator, and it will be valid for 7 days. Ensure that all your travel documents are in order before booking your Bhutan packages.

Which are the best monasteries to visit in Bhutan for a spiritual tour?

Bhutan has a deeply spiritual aura with some of the most beautiful monasteries in the world, famous for its architecture and stunning locations. Some of the best monasteries that should be part of your spiritual Bhutan tours are:

1. Taktsang Monastery: Famous around the world as the Tiger’s Nest, this bronze-gold hue monastery is the one you see on picture postcards of Bhutan and must be part of your Bhutan tour packages. Edged precariously on a cliffside 3000 metres above sea level, this 8th-century monastery is shrouded in legends and mysticism. The journey to reach this spectacular monastery is quite exciting. One can only reach the temple on foot through a 2-3 hour long trek.

2. Punakha Dzong: This 16th-century monastery is the second-largest and the second-oldest monastery in Bhutan. Located at the confluence of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers, it justifies the name given to it by the locals ‘Place of great happiness’. The monastery’s calm and serene aura accentuate the only sounds that you will hear around- those of the rustling river waters and it must be an inclusion in your Bhutan packages

3. Trongsa Dzong: Famous for its captivating views, Trongsa Dzong stands like a shining white jewel amidst the black-green mountains and misty valleys. It is one of the largest monasteries in the country and now serves as the administrative headquarter of the Trongsa district and don't forgot to include this in Bhutan tour packages.

4. Paro Taktsang: Also known as Tiger’s Nest, Paro Taktsang is a monastery that you must include in your spiritual Bhutan tours. Legends speak of Guru Rinpoche meditating here, making it one of the most sought-after spiritual destinations in Bhutan. The monastery’s breathtaking architecture and panoramic views create a serene ambiance, making it an essential stop for those seeking spiritual enrichment in Bhutan.

5. Gangtey Monastery: Nestled in the Phobjikha Valley, the Gangtey Monastery is a spiritual gem in Bhutan. Surrounded by pristine landscapes, it radiates tranquillity and religious significance. This sacred site is a key seat of the Pema Lingpa tradition, featuring intricate woodwork and murals. A spiritual tour to Gangtey Monastery is a must to include in your Bhutan tour packages, as it offers a retreat into Bhutanese Buddhism.

What are the most romantic things to do on your Bhutan tour?

The breathtaking natural beauty and the cultural treasures of the last Shangri-La, coupled with comparative lack of tourists, will surely make your Bhutan honeymoon a perfect romantic getaway. The Land of Dragons, Bhutan is one of the most mystical places you can go to. The most romantic things to do on your Bhutan travel packages are:

1. Trek Together to DochuLa: This is a scenic mountain pass that is adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by amazing landscapes. As you ascend through the cool mountain air, its panoramic views create a dreamy ambience. Reach the summit and enjoy yourself at the peak of DochuLa, one of the best destinations to cover in your Bhutan tour packages.

2. Visit Paro Valley: Indulge in utopic instances with your partner amidst the enchanting beauty of Paro Valley in Bhutan, and explore its ancient monasteries. As you admire the iconic Taktsang Monastery on the cliffside, the valley’s serenity becomes a canvas for your romantic escapade.

3. Visit the new village of Trongsa: Enhance your travel experience with our Bhutan vacation packages by visiting the enchanting new village of Trongsa. Immerse yourself in the indigenous culture and cuisine, engage with friendly locals, and elevate your experience of traveling through Bhutan.

4. Enjoy your time in Gangtey Valley: Cherish your moments in Bhutan by savoring the tranquillity of Gangtey Valley. The intimate ambiance of this destination bears a spiritual aspect too, making it perfect for couples, friends and families alike. Delve into the enchanting meadows and let your soul bloom amidst the natural beauty of this serene haven.

What are the adventure things to do on Bhutan trip?

1. White water rafting in Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu River: Both these streams are famous for offering the adventure lovers a much required thrill in their Bhutan trip. The gushing streams of the white waters offer enough rapids to make rafting a must do activity here. Life jackets and other first aid is always available at site, thus helping you to enjoy this adventure at its best.

2. Kayaking: Either traveling solo or enjoying a trip with your friends, a session of Kayaking in Bhutan is a must-do activity. Traversing the deep blue waters in a raft while immersing yourself in the wilderness of slowly gushing streams will provide you with much-required adventure, this experience should be part of your Bhutan tour packages.

3. Trekking: The quaint valley of Paro is home to many beautiful trails loaded with a wide variety of local flora and fauna. These trails are perfect to indulge in a session of trekking and ascending to the top of the hills like Jomolhari Peak, so make sure to include this adventurous activity in your Dubai travel packages.

4. Paragliding: Get a chance to marvel at the panoramic scenery of the mountain area and the beautiful valley while flying like a bird and enjoying an adrenaline rushing session of Paragliding. The scenic Ura Valley is famous for paragliding due to its height, thus attracting flocks of crowds towards it and you must include this adventurous activity in your Bhutan holiday packages

Which are the famous pilgrimage sites in Bhutan?

Bhutan is the only country in the world that officially practices Mahayana Buddhism or Vajrayana Buddhism. More than a religion, Buddhism is a way of life in Bhutan. Since time immemorial, Buddhism has shaped local beliefs, culture and identity.

If you’re vacationing in Bhutan and interested to take part in some pilgrimage Bhutan tours, the best places are:

1. Taktsang Monastery: Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest is a sacred marvel clinging to a cliffside in Paro, Bhutan. This iconic monastery holds deep spiritual value, as legends say that Guru Rinpoche meditated here for three years. Given its historical significance, this Bhutanese treasure is a must-visit if you’re seeking spiritual enlightenment amidst breathtaking landscapes and this place should be part of your Bhutan travel packages.

2. Chimi Lhakhang: Explore the cultural charm of Bhutan with Chimi Lhakhang, a vibrant temple renowned for its unique history. Nestled in the Punakha Valley, this pilgrimage site is dedicated to the “Divine Madman.” Add the fresh energy of Chimi Lhakhang to your Bhutan packages, as it offers a deep cultural and spiritual immersion and picturesque sceneries. 

3. Changangkha Lhakhang: Perched on a hilltop in Thimphu, Bhutan, Changangkha Lhakhang is an ancient fortress-like temple. Built-in the 12th century, it is a revered pilgrimage site and a cultural gem. The temple is dedicated to Avalokiteshvara, the God of Compassion, and visitors can take part in the rituals here as well. 

4. Buddha Dordenma: Buddha Dordenma is a 169-foot tall bronze statue of Lord Buddha which is crafted with intricate details, symbolizing peace and joy. Set in the Himalayas, it offers stunning views, inviting spiritual reflection. This is not just a landmark, it’s a cultural and pilgrimage site where you can find solace in the presence of this majestic statue.

Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Bhutan?

Bhutan’s great geographical diversity combined with equally diverse climate conditions contributes to Bhutan’s outstanding range of biodiversity and ecosystems. Here places for the best wildlife experiences that you must include in your Bhutan tour packages:

1. Jigme Dorji National Park: Explore the untamed beauty of Bhutan’s wildlife at the Jigme Dorji National Park. Being the country’s largest protected area, it comprises diverse ecosystems, flora, and fauna. By including a visit to this park in your Bhutan travel packages, you can spot elusive species like red pandas, snow leopards, and takins, and experience a captivating blend of biodiversity with scenic landscapes.

2. Royal Manas National Park: Discover the rich biodiversity of Bhutan at the Royal Manas National Park, a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. This is one of Bhutan's oldest sanctuaries and it shelters varied ecosystems like subtropical forests and grasslands. Here, you can spot endangered species like Bengal tigers and Asian elephants, making it an ideal destination for an intriguing wildlife experience.

3. Black Mountain National Park: Get a chance to delve into Bhutan’s wildlife wonders at the Black Mountain National Park. Situated in the heart of Bhutan, this park is a haven for diverse flora and fauna. With your Bhutan vacation packages, you can enjoy an exciting wildlife experience as you’ll spot red pandas, leopards, and a variety of birds as well.

How far is Bhutan from Siliguri?

Bhutan is 224 KM away from Siliguri and to cover this distance, one can easily board a train from NJP and reach Bhutan in around 10 hours.

Which is better: Bali or Bhutan?

If you are looking for a quiet and crowd-free location then Bhutan is the best place to enjoy a vacation. From paragliding to rafting, every kind of adventurous activity can be enjoyed here. Bali is also a good option if you are interested in the hustle and bustle and want to enjoy the beaches. Both the places are better in their own way.

What is the best time to visit Bhutan?

The best season for an amazing Bhutan tour is the spring season that lasts from March to May. The daytime weather is sunny, bright, and pleasant and the nights are cool. The temperatures range between 3-25 degrees, perfect to be outdoors. This is when the valleys and meadows burst with the brilliance of spring flowers and the country celebrates the Paro Tshechu festival. 

The second favourite visit season is autumn that stretches from September to November. The temperatures range between 10-23 degrees with a pleasant chill starting to set in. There is no rainfall during these months and the skies are clear rewarding the travellers with amazing views of the landscape.

Adventure enthusiasts who love experiencing extreme cold and snow, love to visit in the winter months (December-February). The temperatures range between minus 5 to 10 degrees making the day cold and nights freezing. This is the best time to see the mountains coated in snow and experience mild snowfall in cities like Paro and Thimphu.
Summer months in Paro also reward travellers with stunning views of the mountains and valleys. The temperatures range around 24 degrees and the weather is clear accompanied by mild showers. This is the perfect time to see the waterfalls, scores of migratory birds flowing into Bhutan, and clear views of the lakes, peaks, and forests.

Is Bhutan worth visiting?

Yes. Planning a trip to Bhutan is definitely worth it. This country is known for its stunning landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and mouth-watering cuisine. The traditional architecture, vibrant festivals, and warm hospitality attract visitors from across the world.

Is travelling safe in Bhutan?

Bhutan is one of the safest countries with rare criminal occurrences. People of Bhutan are very helping and co-operative. However, it is advisable to be careful still and take care of your safety. And, from weather point of view, heavy rains during monsoon worsen the road condition in Bhutan and during winters, snow blocks some roads. So, you should consider the weather conditions before planning a Bhutan trip, and consider Bhutan tour packages for autumn or spring.

What I should must pack while travelling to Bhutan?

The trick is to keep your luggage light by packing only essential items. Following are the items that should be part of your luggage on a Bhutan tour:

  1. Warm jacket
  2. Thermal innerwear
  3. Waterproof boots or trekking shoes
  4. Waterproof jacket
  5. Sunhat
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Woolen cap
  8. Warm Gloves

Do I need to follow any dress code in Bhutan?

No, the dress code in Bhutan is only meant for the local citizens and not for foreigners visiting the country. However, it is recommended to dress up modestly in Bhutan, especially when visiting religious places. There is no rule regarding this, but it is good to do it out of respect for their culture.

Is smoking legal in Bhutan? What is the legal drinking age?

Though alcohol is easily available in Bhutan, tobacco products including cigarettes are banned, and you cannot smoke in public places. If you wish to take cigarettes to Bhutan, the upper cap is 200 sticks. Moreover, you need to pay 100% tax on their value.

As per the law in Bhutan, you must be at least 18 years of age to purchase alcohol in Bhutan.

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