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Bhutan Tour Packages

Bhutan tour packages let you experience the beauty of this charming yet unexplored part of the Himalayas. Located on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, Bhutan is a landlocked country known for its scenic mountainous beauty and its unique culture. Also known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, its old-world charm makes Bhutan stand apart from other tourist destinations. Bhutan offers a variety of places to visit. It is replete with monasteries and fortresses. In addition to that, nature has blessed Bhutan with the kind of beauty that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world. 

Lush green valleys and rivers with blue waters flowing amidst them are just a normal site here. Bhutan is a heaven in the truest sense for nature lovers. For an adventurer, a trip to Bhutan is a perfect dose of thrill. For a photographer, this is the kind of place that makes you run out of space to store pictures. And, for a culture vulture, the rich culture of Bhutan is its real treasure. Explore and experience the untouched beauty of Bhutan with our Bhutan Tours. These specially curated packages let you tour the best of Bhutan, ranging from its most prominent dzongs and monasteries to the scenic valleys and picturesque rivers.

Every second place in this small piece of heaven has something to take you by surprise. It is actually unusual to see how meticulously nature has gifted every part of this country with something extraordinary. But the beauty of culture in Bhutan presides over everything else. The lifestyle of people in Bhutan is quite different from the other parts of the world. Still connected with the roots and preserving its nature and culture in the best possible manner, Bhutan has set an example for other countries to follow. It is amazing how centuries-old structures and monuments here are still as captivating as they must have been when they were constructed. 

Apart from the wonders of nature, it boasts of, man has adorned this place with perfect craftsmanship too. The country is replete with beautiful places in the form of dzongs and temples, and the towns still wear an antiquated charm and are full of serenity. You can see it all, explore it and live it with the exciting Bhutan tours Thrillophilia has, to take you through the essence of Bhutan and make you familiar with its culture and heritage.

Adventure is an inseparable part of the Himalayas, and there is no way you can separate the two from each other. Since Bhutan is all about the Himalayas, it is naturally bound to be a place with lots of adventure to offer. From trekking to river rafting, there is a fairly good range of adventure activities to experience in Bhutan, which you can avail with our Bhutan tour packages, carefully designed to quench your thirst for the thrill. 

The serene kingdom of Bhutan is blessed with some of the most picturesque rivers passing through valleys, creating frames that are worthy of being set as desktop wallpapers. You can try the adrenaline-pumping adventure of rafting in these rivers. The surrounding scenic beauty will definitely take your breath away while you try to catch your breath amidst the cold waters of one of the rivers in Bhutan. The good thing is, we have covered this unique experience in our Bhutan packages to add a perfect block to your whole experience in Bhutan.

The terrains of Bhutan are perfect for trekking. There are many thrilling trekking trails in Bhutan, capable of giving to a thrill seeker just what he wants. You can take these scenic treks on our tours. Thrilling trails featuring lush green Himalayan forests, pristine rivers and vast pastures enhance the experience of trekking in Bhutan. Our exciting packages which have been designed keeping in mind the experiences desired by adventure lovers are the perfect way to tour Bhutan. 

If you are in the mood to get adventurous while exploring the unmatched natural beauty and unique culture and heritage of this country. Bhutan has some great trekking options for all kinds of trekkers – beginners and seasoned. Whether you want to trek through green valleys or you want to hike snow-laden slopes, you will find a suitable option. Some of the best treks in Bhutan are the snowbound Jhomolhari Trek, Druk Path Trek, Snowman Trek, Duer Hot Springs Trek, and Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek.

If you would rather prefer to explore Bhutan on wheels than on foot, how about a bike trip? Biking on the high altitude terrains of Bhutan is another level of adventure. We have an exclusive Bhutan bike trip package that lets you vroom through the beautiful valleys and high altitude roads of Bhutan on the bike. It is as thrilling as Bhutan trip can get. Biking in this beautiful country is the kind of experience one would remember in details for their entire life. On a bike trip in Bhutan, you have an opportunity of coming across some of the most scenic vistas you will have ever witnessed.

Just imagine a wonderful specimen of brilliant architecture standing by a river with lush green hills in its backdrop – that is the kind of beauty you can expect on your Bhutan trip. Bhutan is famous for its collection of the world’s best Buddhist monasteries and centuries-old dzongs, built on scenic locations. Without perfectly curated sightseeing packages of Bhutan, you can explore the richness of Bhutanese culture by visiting its most prized possessions in the form of captivating fortresses, stupas, and much more.

If you think it is the high time your gang of girls took the long-awaited international trip, what could even be a better destination than Bhutan? Thrillophilia’s exclusive ‘all women’ tour package offers you and your girls an unforgettable experience of this royal land adorned with nature’s bounty. Tour through the beautiful valleys and hills offering spellbinding views, check out the amazing monuments, witness the witness biodiversity, click an awful lot of selfies, and make the most fantastic memories with your gang on a Bhutan tour with Thrillophilia. All in all, Bhutan is one of the best destinations across the globe for any explorer. And, we have the best packages offering the best Bhutan experiences.

Popular Packages

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Attractions

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Ta Dzong

Ta Dzong is a landmark building of Bhutan. It is most prominent known for the Ta Dzong museum which is also known as the National Museum of Bhutan.

Highlights: The Ta Dzong museum is a cultural museum that is situated in the Paro town in western Bhutan. Established in the year 1968, the refurbished Ta-dzong building lies right above the Rinpung Dzongunder. It has some of the finest specimens of Bhutanese art which includes some masterpieces paintings and fine examples of the Bhutanese art including bronze paintings and statues. The place is a must visit for art lovers.

Location: It is located in Paro in Bhutan.

Timings: The museum in the building stays open from 9 in the morning to 5 in the evening.

Pricing: Local Nu. 10 SAARC Country Citizens Nu. 25 Non-SAARC Country Citizens Nu. 150 Bhutanese Students Nu. 5 Monks, Nuns, and Children under 10 yrs. Free
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The National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial Chorten is a Memorial Stupa of Thimphu which is also known as the Thimphu Chorten. It is a stupa located on the Doeboom Lam in the southern-central end of the city.

Highlights: The National Memorial Chorten is a stupa that was built in the year 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is one of the quintessential landmarks of the city given its golden bells and spires. Regarded as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan, it is a must visit for all. Highlights:

Location: The National Memorial Chorten is located in Chhoten Lam in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place from dawn to dusk everyday.

Pricing: Entry to the National Memorial Chorten is free.
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Drukgyel Dzong

The remnants of once flourishing Drukgeyl Dzong echo many stories. The Dzong sits on a path that connects Paro Valley to the Tibet through the Tremo La pass. In the past, it was a significant trade route and the Dzong was a major administrative centre. In 1951, the Dzong was destroyed by a fire and the charred walls and beams are still visible.

The complex consists of a Chorten, chapel and ruins of big towers. An adventurous climb leads you to the ruins where you can admire the once proud and regal building.



Highlight
: There is something mystical about taking a walk in the historical ruins of the Dzong. On the way you can get a view of the majestic Mount Jhomolhari's snow laden peak, on a clear day.

Location
: The Dzong is located in Paro valley and is about 25 minutes drive away from Paro International Airport.

Price
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Kichu Lakhang

The Kichu Lhakhang temple is one of the most iconic Himalayan Buddhist temple in Bhutan and attracts a huge tourist footfall owing to how old and beautiful it is. The temple was built in the 659 AD but its grandeur is still very visible.

Highlights: Since Bhutan is famous for its temple, you can't miss out on the Kichu Lhakhang which is just a short drive from the city of Paro. There are various additional buildings and a highly noticeable golden roof all of which was made in the year 1839 by the Governor of city Paro. There are prayer wheels around the temple and you can try spinning around the temple to worship the idol.

Location: Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan.

Timings: No official timings given by the temple but ideal to visit during early morning or evening.

Pricing: Visiting the temple is completely free of cost for everyone.
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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
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Paro)

Taktsang Palphug Monastery or more popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most revered pilgrimage place in the Himalayan province. It is also one of the most visited tourists destination in Bhutan and is a place that showcases the great traditional values of the country.

Uniquely located on top of the mountain 1200 meters above the Paro Valley, this monastery is surrounded by the scenic beauty. This white building topped with the golden roof on the back drop of blue sky and lush green hills look stunning. The centuries old legend of this monastery makes it more mystical. The isolated location of Tiger’s Nest can only be reached by following the gruelling mountain paths.



Location
: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located in Paro, approximately 10 kilometres away from the city.

Best time/season
: March to May and September to November.

Approx Price: N/A

Difficulty Level
: Moderately challenging.
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The Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival

The Annual Black-necked Crane Festival –is a popular festival celebrated in the Gangtey Gompa courtyard in Phobjikha valley, with a purpose of passing a massage to all human races. The motive behind this festival is to conserve and protect the endangered black necked cranes. In this festival the locals rejoice on the arrival of the majestic bird in their lives during the winter months.

In this festival one can view several cultural programs, celebration with folk music and dances based on the theme of conserving the species and dramas on the same content. The drama is usually shown by school children to create awareness on environment conservation. Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC), organizes the event which became almost a part of the culture in Phobjikha valley



Highlights
: sight of crane dance

Festival time
: In the month of November
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Zuri Dzong

In the year 1352, Zuri Dzong was built as a fort with a 5 storey main building. This is very well protected even today by a bridge and double walls.

Highlights: Zuri Dzong has some phenomenally fine murals in the upper chapels. One of these murals is dedicated to the protector Zaa. You can undertake a hike from Gönsaka Lhakhang to the Zuri Dzong. The peak of the Zuri Dzong is an ideal spot to have a bird eye view of the complete Paro Valley. This is the oldest Dzong of Bhutan. Here you can come across a cave where Buddha once came in the 8th century to meditate. This peaceful pace allows both the tourists and Bhutanese to soak in the tranquil which radiates from the extraordinary view. It is something that you can stare at for hours in absolute awe and wonder.

Location: It is located in Paro in Bhutan.

Timings: Can be visited anytime

Pricing: There is no entry fee to Zuri Dzong.

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Traveller Tales From Bhutan

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Kali Ahluwalia

18 November 2015

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek was a great experience. It passes by picturesque lakes, Alpine meadows and villages set to a backdrop of magnificent mountainous landscapes. The experience was amazing and br...

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Dhanpati Khatri

16 August 2015

The trekking experience was great. I had a really nice trek here. It was an inexpensive and a really nice trek. I had a great time.

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Satyen Asan

10 October 2015

Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek is something that every trekker must take in his life. It is so poignant and brilliant. I totally loved this. WOW can be an understatement. The crystal clear, poignant lakes ...

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Ganak Chopra

08 July 2019

This was a 7 day tour and i was with my husband. We have explored Bhutan completely and we were so happy in the end by the arrangements made by Thrillophilia.

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Rati Gill

08 July 2019

Bhutan was in my bucketlist and then i came across this package and couldnot resist. Perfect

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Anurag Devar

08 July 2019

This place is great with all the man-made and natural wonders. We got wonderful experience with wonderful services.

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Draupadi Menon

08 July 2019

The tour was completely amazing,..everything was nicely arranged..the guide was well behaved and professional..would like to visit bhutan again.

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Vimala Bharadwaj

08 July 2019

Got to see a lot of what I was hoping to see great tour

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Trisha Mukhopadhyay

08 July 2019

This was a 6 day trek. It was so amazing to see the beautiful snow capped mountains with the lake. It was an unforgettable experience.

What You Should Know More About Tours in Bhutan

  • Q. What are the famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Bhutan?

    Known as the Last Shangri-La, Bhutan is a country that comprises of panoramic valleys, majestic Himalayas, and abundance of rare fauna and flora. The rivers, arising from the Himalayas, meander through the valleys and mesmerize with their beauty.

    The famous places to visit in Bhutan on a sightseeing tour are:

    • Rinpung Dzong, Paro
    • Chele La Pass, Paro
    • Punakha Dzong
    • Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu
    • Dochula Pass
    • Tiger’s Nest, Paro
    • Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha
    • Chomolhari
    • Norzin Lam Street, Thimphu
    • Main Street, Paro

  • Q. How to reach Bhutan from India?

    It is convenient to reach Bhutan from India. You can either reach Bhutan by air or by road.

    By Air: Paro International Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. The best way to reach Bhutan by air is to take a flight from Kolkata as there are direct flights to Paro from Kolkata. However, you can also fly to Paro from Mumbai, Delhi, Guwahati and Bagdogra but only connecting flights are available.

    By Road: Phuentsholing in Bhutan is 170 km away from Bagdogra and can be accessed by road through bus, private taxi or private vehicle. However, an ‘entry permit’ from the Immigration Office of Royal Government of Bhutan in Phuensholing is required in order to travel to Bhutan by road.

  • Q. Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Bhutan?

    For those who seek thrill and for those who prefer going places that aren’t run-off-the-mill, trekking in Bhutan is the best adventure to indulge in! This is one of the great things about visiting Bhutan now. Bhutan treks are as close to unspoilt and pristine as you can find and even the best trekking routes are incredibly quiet.

    There is no shortage of treks in Bhutan, ranging from the relatively easy and scenic Druk Path, to one of the world’s hardest treks, the Snowman Trek.

    The best adventurous treks of Bhutan are:

    • The Jhomolhari Trek
    • Druk Path Trek
    • Snowman Trek
    • Duer Hot Springs Trek
    • Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
    • Bumthang Owl Trek
    • Punakha Winter Trek

  • Q. What are the different modes of travel I can use to reach Bhutan?

    One may opt for any of the following modes of travel to reach Bhutan from India:

    Airway: Airway is the fastest mode to reach Bhutan from India. Kolkata is the only city in India with direct flights to Paro in Bhutan. However, connecting flights to Paro are available from Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and Bagdogra.

    Roadway: Bhutan shares 3 border points with India but the most preferred entry points for Bhutan from India is The Jaigaon – Phuentsholing border for being easily accessible. Moreover, getting the ‘entry permit’ is easier here. You may either opt to travel to Bhutan in a private vehicle or hire a taxi or take a bus to travel between Bagdogra and Phuentsholing. The journey takes around 4 hours.

  • Q. Which are the best camping sites in Bhutan?

    Camping can be enjoyed as an adventurous activity in Bhutan with a bunch of outdoor experience filled with much more fun like organizing archery using traditional bow and arrow, khuru-dart, organizing cultural program, camp fire and even organizing private festival is possible.

    Camping in Bhutan is combined with sightseeing like culture and outdoor sports which will give you a complete sense of the vibrant culture of Bhutan.

    Camping can be organized in any of the places mentioned below for any duration.

    • Punakha
    • Phobjikha falls
    • Bumthang
    • Haa

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

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

    Bhutan– the last true Illusion of Shangri-La is known for its beautiful landscape and Buddhist monasteries. The Land of the Dragon as the Bhutanese call it is home to some of the most exquisite Buddhist monasteries in the world. A spiritual tour of monasteries in Bhutan is for the people who enjoy being outdoors, exploring traditional cultures and meeting people who follow a different way of life.

    The best monasteries to visit in Bhutan are as follows:

    • Taktsang Monastery, Paro Valley
    • Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery, Paro Valley
    • Rinpung Dzong Monastery, Paro Valley
    • Cheri Monastery, Thimpu
    • Tango Monastery, Thimpu
    • Memorial Chorten, Thimpu
    • Kurjey Lhakhang Monastery, Bumthang
    • Tamshing Lhakhang Monastery, Bumthang
    • Punakha Dzong Monastery, Punakha
    • Lhuentse Dzong Monastery, Lhuntse
    • Jambay Lhakhang Monastery, Jakar
    • Gangteng Monastery, Phodrang

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

    If you are an Indian, Bangladeshi or Maldivian national travelling to Bhutan, you do not need a visa.

    As for the other tourists, though it may vary depending upon the peak-season and off-season situation, it normally takes from 8 to 10 days to get a visa to Bhutan.

  • Q. Which are some famous walking tours in Bhutan?

    With its snow-capped Himalayan peaks and rolling hills dotted with colourful prayer flags and graceful Buddhist temples, Bhutan reveals its magic to the patient traveller. A walking tour in Bhutan lets you explore this remote Shangri-La as it was meant to be seen, from the winding mountain paths between fascinating towns, isolated monasteries and terraced rice fields.

    Some famous walking tours in Bhutan are:

    • Grand Walking Tour of Bhutan: explores the cultural highlights of western and central Bhutan
    • Bhutan Cultural Walking Tour: An active cultural tour with some finest day walks
    • Kaleidoscope of Bhutan: includes some of the finest hikes and walking tours besides the classic attractions of Thimphu and Paro

  • Q. Which are the best places for a biking tour in Bhutan?

    Biking in Bhutan is an enormously elevating experience, allowing one to feel the way of life in Bhutan at one’s own pace. Even the towns can be exciting given the limited parking space; however, the country sides are a gem. With its very limited density of population, 70 percent of the country under forest areas, fresh mountain air, and clear blue skies, one cannot ask for a better location to go biking than Bhutan.

    Areas around Paro, Thimphu and Punakha are highly recommended for a biking tour in Bhutan because of its cycle-friendly routes and beautiful landscape amidst local villages.

  • Q. How much it will cost me for a tourist visa to Bhutan?

    Indian, Bangladeshi or Maldivian national travelling to Bhutan do not need a visa.

    As for the other tourists, the visa fee of $40 is charged. Besides, a fee of $200 during low season and $250 during high season is charged on a per day basis.

  • Q. Where are the best places for mountain cycling in Bhutan?

    Mountain cycling in Bhutan is relatively new, but within the span of short time it has gained much momentum among the locals as well as visitors. Bhutan is a natural Mountain Biking Country with its environment, landscape, villages, valleys, mountain passes and so forth.

    Bhutan has an amazing east-west road through the ‘middle hills’ and valleys, which not only offers amazing cycling, but also takes you into the heart of Bhutan.

    Places for mountain cycling in Bhutan are:

    • Paro to Trashigang
    • Western Bhutan

  • Q. Do I need a visa for connecting flights?

    No, you do not need a visa for connecting flights in Bhutan.

  • Q. Which are the famous pilgrimage tours 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 tours, the best places are:

    • Tiger’s Nest Monastery
    • Cheri Mountain
    • Gangtey village
    • Punakha Dzong
    • Tango monastery
    • Tongsa Monastery

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. Which are the best art and culture tours available in Bhutan?

    In Bhutan, art remains an indispensable part of daily life that retains the purity and handcraft of ancient times that rarely establishes itself in Western Culture. An important part of Bhutan’s cultural heritage are the thirteen traditional arts and crafts that have been practiced from time immemorial.

    Bhutanese arts and crafts stand as a lively testament to the country’s rich cultural inheritance. Apart from its roots in the fundamental religious significance, it possesses a ceaseless ingenuity in its style.

    Visit the following for best art and culture tours in Bhutan:

    • Dzongs
    • Chortens
    • Lhakhang
    • Bhutanese Goembas
    • Village houses

  • Q. What is the best time to visit Bhutan?

    Though Bhutan can be visited during any time of the year, winter in Bhutan can feel really cold. So, the best time to visit Bhutan will be during autumn – October to December. The spring season in Bhutan, falling between March and May is also an ideal time to visit the country as the landscape tend to become vibrant with blooming vegetation.

  • Q. What are the most romantic things to do on your Bhutan honeymoon tour?

    The breath-taking 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 honeymoon tour are:

    • Rekindle your romance in Paro Valley
    • Visit the new village of Trongsa
    • Tour the lively markets of Thimphu
    • Trek in Bumthang
    • Enjoy your time in Gangtey valley
    • Visit Punakha

  • Q. How much time do I need to explore Bhutan?

    Bhutan is a small country with numerous amazing places to visit including nature escapes, dzongs, Buddhist monasteries and much more. The time duration you need to explore Bhutan depends upon how well do you want to explore it. If you want to cover the major tourists sights in the three major cities of Bhutan – Paro, Thimphu and Punakha – you can do it in 5 to 7 days. On the other hand, if you want to explore Bhutan in an ‘all-encompassing’ manner, you need one of the Bhutan tour packages with duration of 10-12 days.

  • Q. When is the best time to visit Bhutan for its festivals?

    Being a small country Bhutan yet has many festivals and combining Bhutan tours with festivals of Bhutan is a better way to travel around Bhutan. Festivals in Bhutan are typically known as Tshechu (meaning 10th day) and they are celebrated with great fervor across the many monasteries, dzongs and temples dotting the Dragon Kingdom.

    The autumn season between September and November is also the best time to visit Bhutan, as many tourists arrive for the big festivals like Tour of the Dragon, Thimphu Drubchen and Wangdue Tshechu and much more. Try to avoid the months of May to September as they are the warmest time of the year.

  • Q. What kind of accommodation I can find?

    You will experience an impressive level of hospitality on your stay in Bhutan. The types of accommodations that can be availed in Bhutan are:

    1. Hotels
    2. Resorts
    3. Farm-stays
    4. Home-stays

  • Q. Are there any options for women only tour in Bhutan?

    Tucked into the eastern Himalayas between China and India, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is a modern-day Shangri-La of awesome beauty and friendly people. Owing to its rich culture and heritage, the people here are very courteous which makes it a great destination to go for women only tours.

    This tour will give you a very unique and fulfilling experience of this quaint but beautiful country. There are many tour operators that offer women only tours in Bhutan.

  • Q. What activities one can do in Bhutan?

    Bhutan is a tourist-friendly country with so many diverse offerings for tourists for an unforgettable Bhutan experience. Following are the major activities one can do on their Bhutan trip:

    1. Trekking
    2. Photography
    3. Sightseeing
    4. High altitude bike riding
    5. Cycling
    6. Rock-climbing
    7. Kayaking
    8. Rafting
    9. Fishing
    10. Wildlife safari

  • Q. 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.

    Well known and keystone wild animals of Bhutan are Asian Elephant, Tiger, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Black Necked Cranes, Himalayan Musk Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Leopards and Grey Wolf. In addition, Bhutan is also home to the tiger, one-horned rhino, red panda and the Tibetan wolf.

    The places for best wildlife experience in Bhutan are:

    • Jigme Dorji National Park
    • Royal Manas National Park
    • Black Mountain National Park
    • Phibsoo wildlife Sanctuary
    • Thrumshingla National Park
    • Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary
    • The Manas Game Sanctuary

  • Q. Which are some of the best sightseeing spots in Bhutan?

    Bhutan is replete with numerous Buddhist monasteries, dzongs, and spots rich in scenic beauty. Some of the must-visit sightseeing spots in Bhutan are:

    Thimphu

    1. Dochu La Pass
    2. Buddha Dardenma
    3. Tashichho Dzong
    4. Memorial Chorten

    Paro

    1. Paro Taktsang
    2. National Museum of Bhutan
    3. Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang
    4. Kichu Lhakang Temple

    Punakha

    1. Punakha Dzong
    2. Mo Chhu
    3. Chimi Lhakhang Monastery
    4. Khansum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

  • Q. Which are the best places for river rafting in Bhutan?

    Rafting in Bhutan is of the most rejuvenating experiences as you enjoy the scenic vistas of the country with an adrenaline rush. The pristine natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses provides a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness.

    Fed by the glacial-melt of the Eastern Himalayas, six major rivers (Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries), have been scouted for kayaking and rafting.

  • Q. What all activities are best for children?

    Bhutan is a beautiful country adorned with gorgeous landscapes and Buddhist monasteries displaying brilliant architecture. A visit to Bhutan is enjoyable for everyone irrespective of their age group. Following are some activities children will enjoy on Bhutan trip:

    1. Wildlife park and zoo visits
    2. Rafting
    3. Fishing
    4. Trekking
    5. Monastery visits
    6. Museum Visits
    7. Shopping

  • Q. Which are the best cycling tour routes in Bhutan?

    Cycling in Bhutan is one of the best experiences you can have in life. This beautiful mountain country with its paved roads, sweeping forests, gushing rivers, and towering mountains offers a perfect backdrop for long distance cycling. Not to mention that cycling over the hills and through the valleys in Bhutan is a magnificent adventure worth experiencing.

    The best cycling tour routes are:

    Paro – Drugyel Dzong

    Thimphu – Pangri Zampa

    Khuruthang – Tashithang

    Wangdue Phodrang – Phobjikha

    Jakar – Tang

    Chelila – Paro

    Trashigang Phongme- Trashigang

  • Q. Is it really worth to do adventure activities in Bhutan?

    Bhutan offers a lot of options in terms of adventure activities. If your trip duration is longer than 7 days, it is recommended that you try as much activities as the time allows for a complete Bhutan experience. Adventure activities like trekking require time, so it can be skipped by people travelling Bhutan with short duration Bhutan tour packages. However, activities like rafting which do not require much time can be tried even if you are on a 5 days Bhutan trip.

  • Q. Which are the best places for river rafting in Bhutan?

    Rafting in Bhutan is of the most rejuvenating experiences as you enjoy the scenic vistas of the country with an adrenaline rush. The pristine natural setting and the sheer variety of the rivers’ courses provides a unique opportunity to explore Bhutan’s beautiful wilderness.

    The six major rivers in Bhutan, namely Wang Chhu, Sunkosh, Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Kuri Chhu and Dangme Chhu and their tributaries, are absolutely fantastic places for river rafting adventures.

  • Q. Which are some of the best places to do adventure activities in Bhutan?

    Since Bhutan is a hilly country, its geography offers a wide array of adventure activities. From trekking to river rafting, Bhutan has some exciting options for adventure enthusiasts. Following are some of the best places where you can indulge in adventure activities in Bhutan:

    Kayaking and river rafting

    • Paro Chhu
    • Upper Pho Chhu
    • Mo Chhu
    • Mangde Chhu

    Trekking

    • Druk Path Trek
    • Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek
    • Jomolhari Loop
    • The Snowman Trek
    • Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
    • Punakha Winter Trek

     

    Cycling – Cycling in Bhutan can be enjoyed on smooth cycling routes located in many hilly terrains across the country.

    Rock Climbing – A climbing rock located in close proximity with Thimphu offers thirteen exciting rock climbing routes.

  • Q. Which are the best places for shopping in Bhutan?

    With due credit to the rich heritage and culture of Bhutan, Arts and handicrafts are its major strengths. Bhutan offers a rich shopping experience with such an extensive variety in handicrafts, textiles, jewellery, and wooden products that you will have a hard time resisting the temptation of adding a lot of weight to your luggage on the way back home. Major cities like Thimphu, Phuntsheoling and Paro have numerous markets where you can buy these products. Some of the best places for shopping in Bhutan are:

    Bhutanese Handicrafts

    • Lungta Handicrafts, Thimphu
    • National Handicraft Emporium, Thimphu
    • Handicrafts Association of Bhutan, Thimphu

    Gold & Silver Jewellery

    • Druk Jewellery, Thimphu
    • Sorji Jewellery Gift Shop, Thimphu

     

    Hand-woven Textiles

    • Bhimraj Stores, Phuntsheoling
    • Norzin Lam Craft Stalls, Thimphu
    • National Handicraft Emporium, Thimphu

  • Q. Which are the nearby cities I can visit?

    Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan. There are some beautiful cities near Thimphu with numerous attractions. Here are some cities near Thimphu you can consider adding to your Bhutan tour packages:

    • Punakha – 85 km
    • Paro – 50 km
    • Bumthang – 104 km
    • Tsirang – 118 km

  • Q. What all monasteries one should must visit in Bhutan?

    Bhutan is famous all over the world for the wide range of captivating old Buddhist monasteries it is the home to. These monasteries fascinate spectators with their brilliant architecture, scenic locations and the peace they make you feel. There is no better destination than Bhutan to explore the rich Buddhist culture. Following are some iconic monasteries in Bhutan that should definitely be covered in your Bhutan tour packages:

    • Paro Taktsang (The Tiger’s Nest), Paro Valley
    • Rinpung Dzong Monastery, Paro Valley
    • Kyichu Lhakhang Monastery, Paro Valley
    • Memorial Chorten, Thimphu
    • Tango Monastery, Thimphu
    • Punakha Dzong Monastery, Punakha
    • Lhuentse Dzong Monastery, Lhuntse
    • Kurje Lhakhang, Bumthang
    • Pangri Zampa Monastery, Thimphu

  • Q. Which all restaurants are must to visit in Bhutan?

    Culinary range in Bhutan is rich in flavours and spices, and there numerous excellent choices of restaurants in Bhutan where you can enjoy these bud-pleasing delicacies and also dishes from international cuisines. From roadside cafes to restaurants offering premium dining experience, you can make the choice based on your own preferences. Following are some of the best restaurants in Bhutan:

    • Cloud 9 Gourmet Burger and Milk Bar, Thimphu
    • Baan Thai, Bhutan
    • Olive Restaurant, Bhutan
    • Chig-ja-gye at Taj Tashi, Thimphu
    • Ambient Café, Thimphu
    • Babesa Village Restaurant, Thimphu
    • Yegyel Café, Paro
    • Bukhari, Punakha

  • Q. What sort of public transportation is there in Bhutan?

    Bhutan does not have much in terms of public transport. There are no railway tracks. Domestic airway service is limited to Paro and Jakar. Taxis or rental cars and buses are the only means of transport you can avail in Bhutan. Public buses are normally too crowded and uncomfortable due to poor road conditions although the fares are cheap. Moreover, bus service is only available in districts with metalled roads. So, it is recommended that you use taxi services included in your Bhutan tour packages.

  • Q. 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 trip to Bhutan, and consider Bhutan tour packages for autumn or spring.

  • Q. Is it safe for solo woman travelers to visit Bhutan?

    Yes, Bhutan is safe for women solo travellers. All the arrangements are made in advance by tour operators in advance. Yet, it is advisable to be cautious just to be on the safer side.

    However, if you are planning to tour Bhutan on a tight budget, it is recommended that you travel in a group to maintain your budget.

  • Q. 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

  • Q. What documents one must carry while visiting Bhutan?

    If you are a citizen of India, you must carry:

    • Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months;
    • Voter Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India
    • Entry Permit
    • Child below 5 years: Birth certificate is required
    • Child between 6 – 17 years: academic School Identity Card is required.
    •  4 recent passport size photographs

    If you are a citizen of any country other than India, Maldives or Bangladesh, you must carry:

    • Visa
    • Identity Card
    • Passport size photographs

  • Q. Are there any restrictions regarding anything which I need to take care of?

    Yes, Bhutan has imposed a few restrictions to preserve its culture, nature and heritage. The government preserves them through the following restrictions:

    • You must use a travel agent to tour Bhutan
    • There is a rule requiring a strict minimum spending of $200 to $250 per day which includes transportation and accommodation
    • Tobacco and tobacco products are banned in Bhutan

  • Q. What kind of travelling luggage I should carry? What clothes and things are must to carry?

    It is always best to keep the luggage light, irrespective of the destination, for your own convenience. Since Bhutan is a Himalayan country featuring a cold climate, you must keep winter essentials while packing for Bhutan trip.

    Following are the clothes and things you must carry on your Bhutan trip:

    • Warm jacket
    • Waterproof jacket
    • Waterproof and comfortable running or trekking shoes/boots
    • Thermal innerwear
    • Woolen cap
    • Warm gloves
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunhat
    • Sun screen lotion

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. 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.

  • Q. What is the time Zone in Bhutan?

    The time zone in Bhutan is GMT+6. Which means, Bhutan’s time is 30 minutes ahead of time in India.

  • Q. Do I have to worry about altitude sickness in Bhutan?

    Both no and yes because most people start to feel altitude sickness above an altitude of 2000 meters. It is unlikely that you will suffer from altitude sickness in the places with lower altitude in Bhutan. For example, Paro and Thimphu are slightly above 2000 meters. But if you go to high altitude places (places above 3000 meters) or take high altitude treks like Druk Path Trek (3900 meters), there is a possibility of suffering from high altitude or acute mountain sickness.

  • Q. What type of Vaccinations are required before arriving to Bhutan?

    Following vaccinations have been recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for people travelling to Bhutan:

    • Diphtheria and tetanus (for adults)
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B
    • Polio
    • Typhoid
    • Varicella