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Trip Duration 05 Days
Group Size 2-20 people
Maximum Altitude Taktsang (3,120m)
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Paro/Paro
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

highlights of Bhutan Tours

  • The Bhutan tours are a perfect blend of nature and spirituality
  • Full of religious and historical places
  • Fantastic scenarios of various mountains
  • Bhutan tours include art, culture, values, and natural beauty.

Overview of Bhutan Tours

The Bhutan tours are best for travelers looking for peace and cultural aspects. Many travelers explore the country’s stunning mountains and valleys on Bhutan tours. Bhutan’s travel industry is on the principle of sustainability. It must be environmentally friendly, socially, culturally acceptable, and economically viable.

Bhutan tourism is young. The people of Bhutan are still very much rural mountain people. They have one foot planted in their deeply spiritual past. We will travel this extraordinary land by visiting monasteries, monks, and Buddhist areas. The country has its charms in the scenes of rural life: culture and spirituality.

Bhutan is the happiest country in the world. Everyone has a mobile phone, monks have laptops, and there are many branded cars in Thimpu and Paro. But you will still feel the rural village there. Bhutan Tour offers cultural tours.

It provides the best trekking and walking for family travelers. It has a lot of offers. You can visit the museums and handicraft shops, hike to Tiger’s Nest, and do street shopping. The senior citizens or children can take walks to the famous historical sites of Thimpu and Paro.

The Bhutan tours offer a lot for young couples and solo travelers. Climbing up to worship at monasteries is a spiritually enriching experience. Once there, you can marvel at the Buddhist murals and find peace in the serene chanting of monks.

You could even trek up to see wild flora and fauna, fields, flowers, and the magnificent view of the Himalayas. You can also get a cultural experience. The country has many dramatic festivals. Locals dress up, and monks gather together and dance in its streets.

Short tours in Bhutan

The Bhutan short tour is one of the best tours. It offers you Bhutan’s cultural, historical, and natural highlights. The entire short trip to Bhutan tours covers all the popular sightseeing destinations. It lets you see beautiful artifacts of typical Bhutanese culture and historical spots.

Bhutan’s quick tour assures Bhutan tourists of fascinating cultural discoveries. Bhutan’s geography promises spectacular natural vistas in the mighty Himalayas. On a short tour in Bhutan, we visited ancient monasteries and Dzongs. We hike through lush green valleys.

Moreover, visiting the villages offers opportunities to interact with the locals. The combination of engineering skill and aesthetic beauty is remarkable in all structures. You can see them in the massive monastic fortresses, houses, and bridges.

The people built the massive Dzongs without using a single nail. They made them strategically to protect and overlook the valley. On this short Bhutan tour, visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang. It is the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong.

Enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit the National Memorial Chorten and the National Textile Museum. Go to the Folk Heritage Museum and the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts—Hike Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Visit the 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), including the historical Drugyal High School ruins.

Itinerary of Bhutan Tours

DAY
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Day 01: Fly to Paro International Airport, transfer to hotel.

You will have a spectacular scenic flight of the Himalayas on your Bhutan tours. You can see Everest and Bhutanese foothills and the landscapes of the Paro Airport of Bhutan. Our representative will receive you upon arrival at Paro International Airport.

After lunch, enjoy afternoon sightseeing around Paro. Visit to the Ta Dzong Museum. It houses many religious relics, works of art, and handicrafts, offering a comprehensive overview of Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past. Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong.

Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country. Visit Drugyal Dzong (Bhutan Victory Fort). In the evening, visit Paro town, stroll through its quaint two streets, and browse the shops.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Dinner
Altitude Paro (2,200m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Paro to Thimpu drive and tour of Thimpu.

On our Bhutan tours, we will drive for two hours to Thimpu, the Capital of Bhutan. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. Visit the National Textile Museum and the Folk Heritage Museum. The School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts is a worthy place to visit.

Also, tour the king’s administrative building, Tashicho Dzong. It houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body. Visit the National Library. It houses a collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century.

The Traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper-making process. The Folk Heritage Museum displays a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse. In the evening, stroll around the city.

Car 2 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Thimpu (2,350m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Full Day Sightseeing in Thimpu

Today is another full day of sightseeing in Thimpu. In the morning, visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5 km from Thimphu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. He also visited the National Textile Museum.

It is an excellent place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive. They preserve it through the exhibition. People built the Memorial Chorten in 1974. It is a memorial place for the third King of the country, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Visit the radio tower (for a great view of Thimphu Valley and the Thimphu Dzong).

Explore the zoo, which contains Bhutan’s national animal, the takin. After lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. Visit a traditional paper factory and the majestic Tashichodzong. You can also visit the Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fort in the kingdom) and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Thimpu (2,350m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Thimpu to Paro visit Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)

After breakfast at the Hotel, Drive for Paro and drive through the Paro Valley to see the Drukgyel Dzong/kyichu Lhakhan. We will hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery).

Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries. The hike up to the viewpoint takes about 1 1/2 hours. From there, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff.

We take you to a 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong) and the historical Drugyel High School ruins. On the return drive to Paro, visit the 7th-Century Kyichu Lhakhang. It is one of the 108 temples the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo constructed.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Paro (2,200m)
DAY
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Day 05: Final Departure

Final Departure from our Bhutan tours to your destination.

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?
  • Airport pickups and drops
  • Transportation on a comfortable vehicle by private car or Hiace as per the group size
  • All necessary travel permits
  • Experienced English-speaking Bhutanese guide and local staff
  • Accommodation on a twin shared room basis
  • All city tours with Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
  • All the meals during the trip on an entire board basis (B/L/D)
  • All government taxes
  • Bhutan Visa fee
What's Excluded?
  • Airfare To/From Paro, Bhutan
  • Travel Insurance, Personal equipment, telephone calls, internet, laundry
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, beverages, tips, and gratitude
  • All airport taxes

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Visit Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious sites.

Moreover, you will then go to Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious sites. Also, Bhutan tours, visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong. Visit Kichu Lhakhang, the oldest temple in the country, and Drugyal Dzong. The next day, We will drive to the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing. Visit the National Memorial Chorten and the National Textile Museum.

Visit the Folk Heritage Museum and the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts. Visit the National Library, the Traditional Paper Factory, and the Folk Heritage Museum. Explore the majestic Tashichodzong and the Simtokha Dzong. The complete five-day Bhutan tours cover all the famous sightseeing destinations.

It covers hazards to outstanding artifacts of regular Bhutanese tradition and historical spots. The Bhutan Tour offers glimpses of breathtaking mountain views. You can see Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other well-known Himalayan peaks. You can also see the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.

In the four-day Bhutan tours, we will also drive to the Paro Valley to visit Drukgyel Dzong/Kyi-chu Lhakhang. We will then hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), see the 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), and explore the historical Drugyel High School ruins. Consequently, we will enjoy Bhutanese hospitality and culture.

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Bhutan tour.

On our Bhutan tours, you can see the stunning mountain views of the high Himalayas from the pass to Punakha. Besides that, we pass through dense forests of Oak and Rhododendron trees. We will reach Gangtey (Phubjika) and Paro. Moreover, enjoy the beauty of the silvery Pa Chu (Paro River) flowing down the valley.

The views of Paro Dzong (fortress) and Ta Dzong (watchtower) are incomparable. The Bhutan cultural tour ends with a visit to a Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). This program offers a rare opportunity to savor unique valleys, cultures, and customs.

So, in this way, you will finish your memorable Bhutan tour with lots of memories and new leanings. Thus, it will make you completely aware of the Bhutan cultural tour. You will utilize your holidays the best.

Visit the Dzongs, Monasteries, and Fortresses

Our Bhutan cultural tour covers all the places of cultural importance. It includes dzongs, monasteries, fortresses, temples, landmarks, museums, and sacred sites. Likewise, they have epitomized art and architecture in the monasteries, dzongs, and temples. They reflect the richness of art among Bhutanese people.

Bhutanese people celebrate Tshechu, the black naked crane festival, and the nomad festival. They also observe the Takin, Ha Valley, and other celebrations. They celebrate all the festivals with great joy. People dress in their traditional attire, which is quite colorful.

So, the monks’ yellow and maroon clothing looks charming in their costumes! They perform masked dances, plays, dramas, acts, and prayers throughout the festival. These are unique and overwhelming aspects of the Bhutanese festival.

Packing list and equipment for the Bhutan Tours

You must bring loose, comfortable clothes and walking shoes during the Bhutan tour. Dress in Bhutan tends to be very casual. For women, pants (not tight) and skirts are appropriate. Here are some suggestions for your packing tips.

  • Warm Jackets with waterproof or raincoats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or a skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots, sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T-shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Backpack or Suitcase
Dress code for Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tours
  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any shoes with socks
  • When you go inside the temple, it is not good to wear Hats, Slippers, a short dress, and half-pants
  • Photographs are allowed in the courtyard only.
Toiletries
  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, hair gel
  • Hairbrush, comb, mirror, hair ties
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
  • Lip balm with sunscreen
First Aid
  • Prescription drugs
  • Malaria pills (if necessary)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin
  • Band-aids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Throat lozenges
  • Vitamins
Documents
  • The passport must be valid six months before your Bhutan tour travel date.
  • Visas for all countries as necessary
  • Please make a copy of the Airline tickets e-tickets and check that your passport name matches it.
  • Make copies of passports, visas, airline tickets/schedules, travel itineraries, travel insurance, and emergency contact information.

Some interesting facts about the Bhutan tours

  • Bhutan’s local name is Druk Yul, which means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” That is why the Dragon appears on the Bhutanese flag.
  • Bhutan was the first country in the world to ban the production and sale of tobacco in 2010. The first king of Bhutan called tobacco the filthiest and most notorious herb. During that time, he charged the violators of the decision with a considerable amount. The amount was equivalent to over two months’ salary.
  • The country has only 14,800 square miles of territory, and Bhutan is roughly half the size of South Carolina. The government is slightly smaller than Switzerland. The mountainous slopes cover most of the terrain.
  • Bhutan focuses on internal happiness. Despite this, people have accused the Bhutanese government of human rights violations against ethnic minorities. Many were forced out of the country or into refugee camps. The United States accepted about 30,870 Bhutanese refugees between 2008 and 2010.
  • Internet and television access were allowed in the country in 1999. To promote modernization, Bhutan received a few channels from neighboring India. Bhutan was known to be the last country in the world to adopt television. As the king warned, the misuse of TV could corrupt their old traditions.
  • Bhutan Tours has a mandatory dress code. Men wear traditional knee-length garments, and women wear ankle-length dresses.
  • Observe the Bhutanese architectural style in the design structure of the University of Texas at EI Paso. It is mostly mountainous. Bhutan also shares a 470km long border with Tibet in the north and India to the rest.

Bhutan tourism fees

The Bhutan tours fee for foreigners except Indians, Bangladeshis, and Maldives citizens is USD 4500 per person per day in the high season. In the low season, it is USD 200 per person per day. The fee is for 3-star standard hotels.

If you want to stay in a 5-star hotel, the fees range from USD 750 to USD 900 daily. Now, it is also mandatory for tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives to pay a cost of Rs 1,200 per day. It is for developing its tourism facilities and infrastructure.

The Bhutan Government has opted for a high-value, low-impact tourism policy. They are against the worst effects of mass tourism, which is why Bhutan tours are expensive. It is more costly to stay in a resort and 5-star hotel on our luxury Bhutan tour.

Traveling to Bhutan

Getting into Bhutan requires travelers to contact a registered Bhutanese tour operator. Or they can reach out to their international agents. Bhutan travel is only allowed with an organized tour. They must arrange the registered tour operators. Otherwise, they will deny your visa. The Bhutan tour operator will work out the itinerary. Once the itinerary has been ready, you will book your Bhutan tours.

Once the visa is ready, the tour operator will forward the visa clearance letter. They will send it to the immigration control points at Paro Airport and the land border crossing points. You should show the clearance letter to the immigration officials upon arrival at the Paro Airport. Then, the immigration officials will stamp your visa.

Bhutan Druk path tour

The Bhutan Druk Path Tour is one of the best treks in Bhutan. It emulates a wild trail past a few remote lakes. This fantastic tour connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu. It mimics the old exchange course between the principal towns in Bhutan. We move above the tree line throughout the succeeding 11 days of Druk Path trekking in Bhutan.

We cross a few passes, including the Phume La (4210m). As portrayed by Lonely Planet-“Although it is a short trek, it still goes to a high height, making it tolerably strenuous.” This beautiful Druk path tour takes us over the mountains dividing Paro and Thimphu. It passes through blue pine wild forests, elevated lakes, and rhododendrons woodlands.

This Bhutan tour leads visitors through the Paro Valley to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. The holy valley of Bumthang is an alternate place for Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha. The beautiful road to Bumthang takes you through areas that are bountiful in vegetation. It passes a few glorious mountains and spots of incredible recorded vitality.

The trek then follows an edge midget rhododendron and pine. It passes an arrangement of little lakes before heading up above the tree line. Bhutan Durk hot Spring tour takes you to the Chamkhar Chhu. It takes you to the timberland of Spruce hemlock, cypress juniper, and maple. On the way, you can see the encompassing mountains. Tsachu is Hot Spring. It would help if you unwound time in Tsachu.

Birding tour in Bhutan

The Bhutan birding tour takes us to the most exceptional birdwatching in the Himalayas with spectacular scenery. Bhutan has about 770 bird species. This country is a birding paradise. It is the ultimate destination for birdwatchers and bird lovers worldwide. Furthermore, over 60% of the land is still forested.

They have protected 26% of the area as a National park. We can watch various birds that are impossible or difficult to see anywhere else. The birdwatching Bhutan tour is a splendid experience. It is a significant part of the high biodiversity conservation hot spot, Eastern Himalayan hotspots. The migrations of hundreds of species stress the diversity of birdlife in Bhutan.

As a result, Bhutan birding tours like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, Zhemgang, etc., hold a specialty for the birding time in Bhutan. Besides that, wintertime brings numerous species down to lower altitudes. It includes accentors, rosefinches, grosbeaks, and snow pigeons. There are pheasants: the satyr tragopan, the Himalayan monal, and the blood pheasant.

Find the most diverse bird habitats on the Bhutan tours.

You can do birdwatching tours in Bhutan from the north’s cold alpine regions to the south’s humid tropics. Bhutan has the best geography and variant altitudes. It has the most diverse bird habitats ever seen in a single country. Most widely known are the Black Neck Cranes. A rare and endangered crane holds a special place in folklore and Bhutanese hearts.

To injure a Black Neck Crane and any other birds in Bhutan are going to prison for a lifetime. We can see the blue whistling thrush, the yellow and blue magpie, and the wall creeper. We can also see white-capped water redstarts spotted nutcrackers in the pine forest. We can view the red-billed choughs on the roofs of the dzongs.

Birds represent peace and freedom. And ultimately, isn’t that what humans want? So, why not spend some of your precious time watching these magnificent birds? They add beauty to this world. For various reasons, many rare birds are becoming extinct daily. At such a crucial time, Bhutan provides the best way to observe multiple such birds in a single place.

On this Bhutan birding tour, you will visit places like Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, etc. This trip is not just for pleasure. It is also the best way to collect information about these birds and conduct various bird research. And the best time is spent with rare species and beautiful nature. You can look at our Nepal bit-watching package.

Climate

Bhutan’s climate is tropical in the south and temperate in the country’s center. It is too cold in the north. The weather in much of your adventure in the Himalayas will be unpredictable. The weather is cold from December to February. But it is a beautifully clear and dry time in Western Bhutan.

The heaviest snowfall in the higher ridges occurs from late December to mid-February, the offseason for the Bhutan tour. Spring remains sunny, but mornings and evenings turn chilly, so wear warm clothes. The summer season is hot in Bhutan and suitable for Bhutan tours and travel.

Bhutan’s Southern part is tropical and quite warm. Also, the east of Bhutan is more generous than the west. The east Bhutan contains Punakha Valley, Wangdiphodrang, Mongar, Tashigang, and Lhuntshi. They enjoy a semi-tropical climate with very cool winters. Thimphu, Tongsa, and Bumthang have temperate climates.

They have monsoon rains in the summer and snowfall in winter. Winter in Bhutan is from mid-November until mid-March. At this time of year, the weather is dry. The daytime temperature reaches 16-19 degrees centigrade (with sunshine and clear skies). The nighttime temperature falls below zero.

The monsoon usually starts in Bhutan in mid-June. There are better times for a Bhutan tour. The rain falls mainly in the afternoons and evenings. Autumn begins at the end of September. Many visitors want to travel at this time. This is the magnificent season for trekking, lasting until mid-November. Autumn is the best time for the Bhutan tour. You can join our package from Nepal.

Bhutan Visa

Everyone who wants to visit and do the Bhutan tour needs a tourist visa. If you are a passport holder from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, you do not require it. Trekking above the Himalayas will arrange your Bhutan visa. The Bhutan visa process is complex, but we will get it for you.

There is no need to send your original passport; copy your document. Your passport must be valid for six months from the date of travel. We get your visa to apply and get a paper visa. If you do the tour from Kathmandu, Nepal, you can get it here, or we will send it to your email.

Weather & Clothing in Bhutan

October and November have pleasant weather. The daytime is warm, and the night is chilly for the Bhutan tours. The winter in December, January, and February is freezing. It is icy, especially in the mornings and evenings. You must bring enough warm clothes. From March, the weather starts getting warm, and Spring is coming.

At the same time, the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September are warmer. The rainy season is from June to August. Rain can come anytime, so you need a raincoat and rain jacket to travel at this time. So the best time for our Bhutan tour is the Autumn and Spring.

Dress Code for the Bhutan tours

Bhutanese people dress up more formally when they visit the Dzongs and temples. They also expect the same from foreigners, so you should wear a casual dress, jeans, and trousers. The revealing tight clothing is not appreciated.

You can wear long pants (even if jeans) and shirts with full sleeves. You can wear more formal skirts below the knees when you visit those places. Also, they do not permit hats and shoes inside Dzongs and temples.

Single Women Travelers in Bhutan tours

It is acceptable for single women travelers in Bhutan. Bhutanese women also have equal rights to men, from home to official work. Most Bhutanese women hold higher positions in government and politics. Or they are promising business entrepreneurs.

So, if you are traveling alone, there is no danger or harassment. It is complete and safe even for a solo woman’s trip throughout the country. A few Bhutanese women guide the Bhutan tour. You can see many women workers in most hotels and restaurants.

Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Bhutan tours

We are happy to arrange a Bhutan tour and travel package. Bhutan welcomes all Gay and lesbian travelers worldwide. Like most Asians, Bhutanese understand that people emerge from different cultural backgrounds. So, whatever happens in their private areas is not a general concern.

We suggest you don’t expose your intimate relations in public; it’s not good culturally. But just holding each other hands of the same gender while walking and hugging is okay in Bhutan. The Bhutanese people also have each other hands sometimes. They show their love as friends, brothers, or sisters. The National Assembly in 2019 legalized LGBT rights.

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small country in Asia. It is one of the landlocked countries, covering an area of 38,394 square kilometers. Regarding land area, Bhutan is one of the smallest nations in the world. Bhutan is a mountain country and a practical guide to the “Land of Thunder the Dragon.”

It lies in the eastern Himalayan Mountains, south of China. It shares a border with the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. The country is the best travel destination for adventure trekking. The government has several Key Himalayan mountain passes.

It possesses heavenly landscapes with fertile valleys and savannas. Anyone could fall in love with this place. In 1947, Bhutan became independent after gaining its sovereignty from the United Kingdom. According to the 2012 survey, Bhutan comprises a population of 716,896.

It has a density of 19 people per square kilometer. In contrast to Bhutan’s people, the population density of the adjacent country is far higher. The country’s overall population is around seven hundred fifty thousand.

Bhutan is a small country.

The people of Bhutan are Bhutanese, and Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (BTN). The dialing code for Bhutan is 975. It also has a top-level internet domain for Bhutanese sites. Bhutan is a small country between the Republic of China and The Republic of India.

Regarding the temperatures, southern Bhutan is comparatively hot with a humid atmosphere. The climate varies from 15 to 30 degrees. In contrast, the temperature in the northern areas is low and cold as they are close to the mountains. You can view incredibly panoramic views of snow-topped mountains. The lower parts usually stay cool.

Bhutan is famous worldwide for its “Gross National Happiness” (GNH) concept. It has defined GNH as the development philosophy and a benchmark for progress. The main aim of GNH is to achieve the population’s well-being, which combines psychological and spiritual well-being.

Bhutan consists of a democratic constitutional monarchy system of government. Environmental protection and cultural preservation are the foremost policies in planning development activities. There are no massive carbon-polluting industries. The density of cars on the road in Bhutan is low. So, people refer to it as “Carbon Negative.”

You can see the scenic mountains, fresh air, and serene surroundings. The eye-catching landscapes reinvigorate the tourists to enjoy the fullest. Bhutan is one of the wealthiest countries because of its precious cultural diversity. Furthermore, travelers can enjoy the celebrations held in Bhutan throughout the year.

Bhutan’s electricity is 230 volts 50 hertz. Electrical outlets in Bhutan accept three types of plugs: three round pins set in a triangle, two round pins, and two parallel flat pins with ground pins. You can easily buy adapter plugs in the local grocery stores in Paro and Thimphu.

Money in Bhutan

It would help if you had extra money for your Bhutan tours, travel, shopping, and personal expenses. Bhutan’s currency is Ngultrum (Nu). The easiest way to exchange money is at the airport counter and banks in the city centers. There are few ATM outlets in significant towns.

But sometimes, they only work for something other than foreign cards. The best way is to bring cash USD and change it into local currency. You can pay by credit card in big hotels, restaurants, and handicraft shops. However, they may charge a 3 to 5% credit card fee.

The Bhutani money is not changeable outside the country, so change it back to USD if you have some left. If you have some Indian rupees, it also works in Bhutan. They don’t accept 1,000 bills, though.

Note: Please make sure to bring the new and clean notes. Bhutan banks and money changers don’t accept the old, torn USD notes.

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Patricia Martell
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It was a wonderful experience with Above the Himalayas. I had booked a 9-night, 10-day private tour to Nepal and Bhutan with eight members, which were very comfortable and well organized. Mr. Puru, the owner, had scheduled the itinerary in an organized manner, giving us the freedom to provide our input.

The package involved sightseeing at major sights in Nepal and Bhutan and a short hike. The staff provided by him were friendly. Since it was an all-women tour, they prioritized our safety and comfort. Overall, it was a delightful experience, and I would like to recommend them to my friends and family and would like to get in touch with them in the future.

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Sonia Hall
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The Bhutan tour was a great trip. We had a fantastic time, and everything went smoothly. The guide and driver were friendly and helpful in every way. They took care of everything during the tour.

Our guide answers all of our questions promptly. The Bhutan tour gives us a unique and relaxing experience. Our highlighted area was Thimpu, Paro, and the hike to the Tiger’s Nest.

Thank you, Above the Himalayan trekking, for a fantastic Bhutan tour.

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Gabriel Gabrol
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Best time in Bhtuan tour
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I had a great time in Nepal and Bhutan. Well organized and always ready to change when possible!

Puru, thanks for your attention and care about my trip!

Bhutan was excellent and the best in my mind.

Thanks for all. Best wishes

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Amy Dymant
Israel
Bhutan tour - trip of a life time.
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I just came back home from a fantastic trip to Bhutan. Everything went smoothly, and they ensured we had as great an experience as possible. Mr. Puru was prompt to answer all our queries before the trip, and he checked in between the tour and if all went well.

The guide and driver were amiable and helpful. They were always looking for exciting things to add to our itinerary. We did a 4-day tour with Paro, Thimpu, and Tiger’s Nest hiking. Bhutan is a fantastic place. This trip is a trip of a lifetime for us.

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George Perufo
France
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It was the trip of a lifetime for me. Puru tailor-made the itinerary for what I wanted to do and arranged it best. He ensured that I did what I wanted and that everything was perfect. The Bhutan guide, driver, and hotel staff are fantastic. However, the food was ok and quite spicy. I will travel with Above The Himalaya Trekking again.

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Michal Levi
USA
Best tour in Bhutan
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Our five-day tour of Bhutan was terrific. The time was organized by Above the Himalaya trekking, and Puru was the organizer. He was very prompt and informative in the planning process.

Our guide was Tashi. He was knowledgeable and gave us much information about history, culture, and religion. The hotel chosen was the best, and it is in the city center. We had a great car and driver. Overall, it was a perfect trip.

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Trek Leader Enjoy Himalayan scenery with the help of Nepal’s best guides with Government license holders and got training in first-aid, our Trip Leaders, know where you’ll find the best photos, most fascinating wildlife, and the best stream crossings.

Trips for All

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Private Trip
Peaceful tour with your travel buddy and guide
Small Group Travel
Travel with people having similar adventure dreams
Trips for Kids
Calling all young adventurers - join us for a journey of a lifetime!
Trips for Adventurers
Climbing & mountaineering adventures for thrill-seekers