Bhutan or ‘Druk Yul’ – the mythical Land of Peaceful Dragon. The country is known for its dramatic land architecture and fabulous bio-diversity as for its rich and colorful cultural heritage. It is also the land of the thunder dragon kingdom of a traveler’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. Bhutan tour has known as the world as the last Shangri-La, Because of its rare combination of harmony. It accord amidst a landscape of incredible beauty. Bhutan lies in between Tibet, Nepal, and India. Assures the Bhutan tour is for tourists of fascinating cultural discovery. While Bhutan geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas.
Plenty of travelers want to explore the breathtaking mountains and valleys of this astonishing country. Bhutan travel industry is on the principle of sustainability. Meaning it must be environmentally friendly, socially, and also culturally acceptable and economically viable.
Bhutan tourism is not that old, The people of Bhutan are still are very much an agrarian mountain people with one foot planted in their deeply spiritual past. We will travel this amazing land with visiting monasteries, monks, yaks Buddhist areas, and many more. The country has its own charms to the scenes of rural life. culture and its spirituality.
Bhutan is the happiest country in the world, you will see everyone has a mobile phone, monks have laptop lots of branded cars in Thimpu and Paro but still you will feel the rural village there, Bhutan Tourism offers cultural tours, hiking, best trekking, walking, For the family travelers it has a lot of offer from visiting the museums, handicrafts shops, hiking to Tiger’s Nest and street shopping. For the senior citizens or children, you can get to leisurely walks to the famous historical sites to Thimpu and Paro.
For the young, couple, and solo travelers Bhutan tour has a lot to offers. Climbing up to worship at monasteries is a spiritually enriching experience and 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 – the fields, the flowers, with the magnificent view of the Himalayas. To get the cultural experience the country has many dramatic festivals with locals dressed up and monks who all gather together and dance in its streets.
Most of our Bhutan tours are from Nepal. Bhutan travel cultural tour may showcase the country’s magnificent architecture and arts. It crafts which form a significant part of the Bhutanese identity. The architecture is striking, especially so when you learn, neither blueprints nor nails are in construction. State buildings and homes alike have distinctive white mud walls supported by massive timber frames and punctuated with arched trefoil windows. The wooden beams are painted with elaborate symbolic earth-tone designs. Dzongs (fortresses), Lhakhang (temples), Gompas (monasteries) also Chortens/Stupas (religious monuments), and houses all reflect this unique architecture. You will join the tour from Kathmandu. We will arrange your visa and flights and permit.
Bhutan tour from Nepal has full of magical legends, breathtaking scenery, unspoiled land, uniquely crafted architecture, and probably the most gentle people on earth. If you do visit Bhutan, you will also become one of the few who have experienced the charm and magic of one of the world’s most enigmatic countries. Therefore, you’ll be playing your part in this medieval kingdom’s efforts to join the modern world, while steadfastly maintaining its distinct and fantastic cultural identity. You can choose our best Bhutan tour package from Nepal
Bhutan tour package offers the best cultural, historical, and natural highlights of Bhutan and alow to see wonderful artifacts of Bhutanese typical culture and historical spots. This tour assures the Bhutan tourist of fascinating cultural discovery, while Bhutan geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas.
You visit ancient monasteries and Dzongs, Hike through lush green valleys and villages with opportunities to interact with the locals. The combination of engineering skill and aesthetic beauty is unparalleled in all structures, from the massive monastic fortresses to houses and bridges. The huge Dzongs were built without using a single nail and strategically located protecting and overlooking the valley. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) and also visit the 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong) including the ruins of historical Drugyal High School.
Bhutan is regulated and controlled as it aims to preserve its customs and culture and discourages western or outside influence. Murals and carvings on Lord Buddha and other deities can be seen on walls of streets. The distinct architecture, the intricate paintings, unusual handicrafts, and the cottage industries are very impressive and inspiring during your Windows to Bhutan tour.
To get into Bhutan, it requires travelers to contact a registered Bhutanese tour operator or their international agents. Bhutan travel is not allowing without having an organized tour, arranged by the registered tour operators. Otherwise, the visa will also be denied. The tour operator will work out on the itinerary. And once the itinerary has been ready, you have booked your tour.
Once the visa is ready, the tour operator will forward the visa clearance letter. This will send 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 your arrival at the Paro Airport. Then the immigration officials will stamp into your visa.
Bhutan birding tour takes us in the most exceptional birdwatching in the Himalayas with spectacular scenery. Bhutan has about 770 species of birds, Which makes us this country birding paradise and the ultimate destination for the birdwatcher and bird lovers around the world. Furthermore, over 60% of the land is still forested, and 26% of the area is protected as National Parks. We can watch a variety of birds that are impossible or difficult to see anywhere else.
Bhutan Bird watching tour is a splendid experience, as it is a significant part of the high biodiversity conservation hot spot Eastern Himalayan hotspots. Besides, the migrations of hundreds of species accentuate the diversity of birdlife of Bhutan. As a result, Bhutan birding tour takes the place like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, Zhemgang, etc. hold specialty for the birding tour in Bhutan. In addition to that, wintertime brings numerous species down to lower altitudes, including accentors, rosefinches, grosbeaks, snow pigeons, and pheasants such as the satyr tragopan, the Himalayan monal, and the blood pheasant.
Bird watching tour in Bhutan can be found from the cold alpine regions of the north to the sweltering tropics of the south. Bhutan has the best geography the variant altitudes with its most diverse areas of bird habitats ever found 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, yellow, blue magpie, the wall-creeper, white-capped water redstarts, spotted nutcracker in the pine forest, and the red-billed choughs on the roofs on the dzongs.
Birds represent peace and freedom. And ultimately, isn’t that is what humans want? So, why not spend some of your precious time watching these immensely beautiful birds. They add beauty to this world. And sue for various reasons, many rare birds are becoming extinct day by day. In such a crucial time, Bhutan provides the best way to observe a variety of such birds at a single place.
In this Bhutan birding tour, you will be spending time in various 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, also it is a great way to carry out various kinds of researches about the birds. And the best time spends with rare species and beautiful nature. You can look our Nepal bit watching package
Bhutanese also save and protect their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life. Bhutan more than 70 percent of the land is still under the forest cover. With its rich Himalayan flora and fauna, dazzling white peaks and also the lush valleys provide Bhutan’s stunning beauty and aesthetic grandeur. The country’s bio-diverse location is home to red pandas and tigers also. During the Bhutan tour the Takin and langur, blue sheep, and also snow leopard in the northern mountains. Bhutan travel offers excellent birding and a wealth of rare plants and herbs.
More than a quarter of the country has preserved national parks and sanctuaries. The land ranges from the dense forest of subtropical forest to the alpine shrubs. With much different flora and fauna. They are very careful about tourism. Which also avoids any negative impact on the country’s culture and environment.
Bhutan travel gives a different opportunity for travelers with its high mountains deep valleys and untouched by modernization. Trekking in this mountain of Bhutan is a beautiful experience for anyone. We can enjoy hiking and also camping in our Bhtuant tour in a rich natural forest as well as meeting with the local people/yak and their traditional cultures. It was in the 8th century AD that Guru Padma Sambhava introduced Buddhism to the country. The dominant sect that came to be established in the country was the Drukpa Kargyu sect of Mahayana Buddhism. Therefor It is now the official religion of Bhutan. The country has diversities of ethnics dialects and languages that are spoken throughout the country. Dzongkha is the National language.
Bhutan’s climate ranges from tropical in the south, to temperate in the center of the country, too cold in the north, and as much of your adventure in the Himalayas, it will be quite unpredictable. The weather is cold from December to February. But is beautifully clear and dry time in Western Bhutan. Late December through mid-February is the period of the heaviest snowfall in the higher elevations and offseason for Bhutan tour. Spring season remains sunny for most of the time, but still morning and evening turns a bit chilly where you require wearing warm clothes. The summer season is hot in Bhutan and good for Bhutan travel.
Bhutan Southern part is tropical and quite warm. Also, The east of Bhutan is warmer than the west of the country. The Punakha valley, Wangdiphodrang, Mongar, Tashigang, and Lhuntshi enjoy a semi-tropical climate with very cool winters, while Thimphu, Tongsa, and Bumthang have a temperate climate, with monsoon rains in the summer and snow-fall in winter. Winter in Bhutan is from mid-November until mid-March, and at this time of year, the climate is dry, with a daytime temperature of 16-19 degrees centigrade (with sunshine and clear skies) and the nighttime temperature falling below zero.
Normally the monsoon getting a start in Bhutan is from mid-June and not a very good time for a Bhutan tour, with the rain falling mainly in the afternoons and evenings. Autumn starts 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.
Everyone wanted to visit and do the Bhutan tour need a tourist visa. Except for passport holders from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, everyone. Above the Himalaya, trekking will arrange your Bhutan visa. Bhutan visa process is different and quite hard but we will get it for you. There is no need to send your original passport, Just send your passport copy. Your passport must validity of 6 months from the date of travel. After we get your visa to apply and get a paper visa, If you do the tour from Kathmandu Nepal you can get here or we will send it straight to your email.
During our Bhutan tour, we mostly use 3-star hotels, but Accommodation in Bhutan ranges from traditional farmhouses to five-star luxury resorts. We have a luxury Bhutan tour also for you with 5-star hotels. The government has a strict rule on starred hotels and it says only three-star hotels and above for our in Bhutan. We choose the best hotel with a unique blend of Bhutanese architecture and modern amenities. In recent years, several luxury hotels have come up, including the Uma, Zhiwa Ling, Taj Tashi, Amankora, Le Meridien, and Terma Linca resorts. Besides starred hotels, there are options to experience a family-run eco-lodge, heritage lodge converted from a traditional old house, and farmhouse which would give you an excellent glimpse into the day-to-day life of a typical Bhutanese family.
Food in Bhutan tour
The food is mostly local in the Bhutan tour. Bhutanese Mainely uses Red rice or white rice in their Menu. . THey will add one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. for the meat, they mostly eat Pork, beef, chicken, and fish. Similarly, they also serve Buckwheat pancakes and noodles together with rice.
Ema Datshi which is a spicy mix of chillis and the delicious local cheese is the national dish of Bhutan. Bhutanese people love spices food, In Ema Datshi they also add some green beans, ferns, potatoes, and mushrooms. You may also try other Bhutanese specialties, including momos (Tibetan-style dumplings stuffed with pork. Also a beef or cabbages and cheese), phak sha laphu (stewed pork with radish). You can try the nor sha hunts (make in spinach and steweed beef), phak sha phin tshoem (pork with rice noodles) and bja sha maroo (chicken in garlic and butter sauce).
Besides native foods, Indian, Chinese, and the more common continental foods are also readily available.
We use the good vehicle for a tour in Bhutan, We use car and jeep made in Korea and Japa. For 2 to 3 person group Toyota Land cruiser Prado and Koran Tucson, For a bigger group Toyota Hiace and coaster bus.
To get Bhutan we take a flight to Paro and it also has now s domestic air service. Druk Air flies to Bumthang (central Bhutan), Yonphula (eastern Bhutan), and Gelephu (southern Bhutan) on certain days. If you like to avoid the long drive you can take these flights also.
For the Bhutan tour, you can use the cell phone as the connectivity is good in all the towns. If you are on the trek the network is not that good in the mountains. You can also use the international Roaming and check your operator it works in Bhutan or not. Furthermore, It is easy to get the local number, it is possible to get a local SIM card from the airport and towns. All the hotels and in the restaurant they have free wifi.
Weather & Clothing in Bhutan
October, November has pleasant weather, daytime is warm and night are chilly. The Winter December, January, February are very cold, especially during mornings and evenings, and you need to bring enough warm clothes. From March the weather starts getting warm and Spring are coming. While the months of April, May, June, July, August, and September are warmer. The rainy season is from June till August so the rain can come at any time so you need a raincoat and rain jacket for traveling this time.
Bhutanese people are dress up more formally when they visit the Dzongs, and temples, They also expect the same from foreigners, So you can wear casual dress jeans, trousers. The revealing tight clothing is not appreciated.
You can wear long pants (even if jeans), shirts with full sleeves, and more formal skirts below the knees when you visit those places. Also, Hats and shoes are not permitted inside Dzongs and temples.
Electricity and charging plugs
Bhutan’s electricity is 230 volts 50 hertz. Electrical outlets in Bhutan accept 3 types of plug, The three round pins arranged in a triangle, Another one is two round pins, and two parallel flat pins with ground pin. You can easily buy the adapter plugs in the local grocery stores in Paro and Thimphu.
Money in Bhutan
for your Bhutan tour, you need extra money for your shopping and personal expenses. Bhutan’s currency is called Ngultrum (Nu), the easy way to exchange the money as the Airport counter and Banks in the city centers. There are few . . ATMs outlets in major towns but sometimes they don’t work for foreigners card. So the best way is to bring cash USD and change it into local currency. in big hotels and restaurants, handicraft shops you can pay by credit card although they ca chare the credit card fee from 3 to5 %. the Bhutani money is not changeable outside the country so make sure if you have some left change back to USD. if you have some Indian rupees, it also works in Bhutan they don’t’ accept 1000 bills though.
Note: please make sure to bring the new and clean notes, Bhutan banks, and money changers don’t’ accept the old and tear USD notes.
During the Bhutan tour, you need to bring loose, comfortable clothes and walking shoes for your touring trip. Dress in Bhutan tends to be very casual. For women, pants (not tight) and skirts are appropriate. Here are the some suggestion for your packing tips.
Dress code to Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tour
The passport needs to be valid 6 months before your travel date.
Visas for all countries as necessary
Make a copy of Airline tickets, e-tickets check properly your passport name match on it.
Make copies of passport, visas, airline tickets/schedule, travel itinerary, travel insurance, and emergency contact information.
the best time for Bhutan tour and hiking is from Mid September, October, and November. You can also enjoy the festival at this time, the popular one Thimphu Tshechu), and tour in very pleasant templates with a stunning view. During this time the day templates are warm and sunny while in the evening will be cooler temperatures. Thus, October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies.
The coldest months are January and February, if you do the Bhutan tour at this time bring enough warm clothes. The spring from March until May the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with color.
The weather gets start hot and humidity from May, and from June to Mid September the monsoon rains cover the mountains. if you travel at this time you need proper rain gear.
2. Summer (June, July & August):
It is an abundant time of the year as flowers are in full bloom and valleys are covered in green, weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the river and pine cone glisten in the sun, so full with risen they are ready to plummet to the ground.
3. Autumn (September, October & November)
This is the time when the entire landscape turns into golden color. The farmers harvesting their crops in the golden colored paddy fields under the crisp blue skies is just an amazing view of Bhutan’s landscape in the Autumn season.
4. Winter (December, January & February)
Winter has its moments. The days are full of sunshine while evenings can turn chilly. Soft turfs of clouds drape lazily over mountain tops as if waiting for new life to blow it across the landscape. The winter season in Bhutan gives one a clear view of the world’s highest Himalayan mountain ranges covered in snow.
We choose the best guide for your tour in Bhutan they are friendly speak good English and give you all details about the country. All guides are licensed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan after training only. Our guides speak good English and if you are looking for French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and German-speaking guides can also be arranged at extra cost. And we carefully choose only skilled with a good attitude and knowledgeable guides for working with our guests. This’s one of the main reasons travelers book their holiday with us.
It is not a problem for single women travelers in Bhutan, Bhutanese women have equal rights as men, for instance, rights at home to official works. Thus most of our Bhutanese women hold higher positions in the government, politics, or good business entrepreneurs. So if you are traveling alone there is no danger and harassment. It is full ’s safe even for a solo woman’s trip throughout the country. There are few Bhutanese women who guide also for the tour and most of the hotels and restaurants you can see many women workers.
We are happy to arrange a Bhutan tour and welcome all Gay and lesbian travelers from the world. Like most Asian, Bhutanese also think that whatever that happens in their private area, and the one that emerges from the different cultural background is not the general concerns. We suggest you don’t expose your intimate relations in the public it’s not good culturally. But just holding each other hands by the same gender while walking and hugging are ok in Bhutan. The Bhutanese people also hold each other hands sometimes just to show their love as friends, brothers, or sisters. The LGBT’s right is also been legalized by the National Assembly in 2019.
Read some of the most frequently asked questions about Bhutan
Where is Bhutan?
The small landlocked country in Asia lies at the eastern Himalayas between India and China. The landscape ranges from subtropical plains and forests in the South to subalpine forests and snowy mountains in the North. Bhutan a Buddhist country and you can find that many monasteries. the country is also known as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
Do I need to use a tour operator for booking my travel?
Yes, you need a tour/travel company to do the tour in Bhutan. The Government makes regulations that you must use a licensed Bhutanese tour operator to book your travel to Bhutan or one of their international partners. We are partnering with one of the best agents in Bhutan.
All visitors wanted to travel and do the Bhutan tours, require a visa that must be pre-arranged through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator or one of their international partners. You need to get the visa prior to your travel through your tour operator. However, travelers who have an Indian passport, Bangladeshi nationals, and persons from the Maldives may obtain a visa on entry. We will arrange a visa for you before you travel there and need your clear passport copy.
How much does the Bhutan visa cost?
Bhutan visa fee is USD 40 for International travelers, You can pay this visa fee in advance to your cost of USD 40 is a tour operator or travel agent. If you are a For Indian passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals, and persons from the Maldives the visa fee is free for you.
Our most of Bhutan tour starts from Kathmandu and we fly to Paro from here, there is a daily flight by Druk Air, and some time Bhutan air also has flights. You can travel Bhutan from different destinations (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai.). Till now Bhutan has the two carriers in operation, Drukair, and Bhutan Airlines. Also, there are three land border crossings in which you can travel into the kingdom overland. All travel arrangements to Bhutan must be made through tour operators. you can book your tour and travel holiday with us and will make all the necessary arrangements.
Is there a limitation to the number of tourists that can enter Bhutan each year?
Bhutan is successful to limit the number of tourists who enter the country, with its principle of “High Quality, Low Volume” it can be argued, that a “
Follow proper dress code while visiting offices and religious sites. Entering religious monuments and offices with singlet and miniskirts are not our norm
Remove your hat while entering religious sites and kindly takes off your footwear while entering temple altar rooms
Maintain silence in heritage and religious sites and monuments
Always walk clockwise while passing heritage and religious monuments
A proper permit is required to export religious artifacts or antiques
Always carry valid travel documents and produce the same if required
Refrain from touching any murals, religious painting, and objects in the temples as it is disrespectful as per local culture
Smoking in the public areas is strictly prohibited and liable to be fined, so please refrain from smoking in public areas
Carrying and use of the drone is strictly prohibited
Spitting on the wall and other places are discourage
Taking photographs and filming is restricted in some areas. So please refrain from filming and taking photographs in those areas. Please seek your guide advise
Washing, swimming, or throwing objects into lakes and other water bodies are prohibited as it is considered sacred
Do not sit straddle or legs stretched in front of the altar as it is culturally offensive, we expect you to cross your legs or kneel when sitting in religious places