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Bhutan Tour

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 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

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 by 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.

Bhutan tourism fee

The Bhutan tourism fees for foreigners except for Indians, Bangladeshi and Maldives citizens is USD 250 per person per day in the high season. In the Low season USD 200 per person per day. It is on 3-star standard hotels. If you like to stay in a 5-star hotel the fees are from USD 450 to USD 600 per day. Now it is also mandatory for tourists from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives to pay a fee of Rs 1,200 per day for developing its tourism facilities and infrastructure. Bhutan Government has opted for a high-value low impact tourism policy. They are against the worst effect of mass tourism. That’s why Bhutan tourism fees are expensive.

 

Bhutan tour from Nepal

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

Tour packages in Bhutan

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 the walls of the streets. The distinct architecture, the intricate paintings, unusual handicrafts, and the cottage industries are very impressive and inspiring during your Windows to Bhutan tour.

 

Traveling to Bhutan

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 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 your visa.

Birding tour in Bhutan

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.

The most diverse areas of bird habitats ever found in Bhutan tour

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 in 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 at our Nepal bit watching package

Bhutan is under the forest cover

Bhutanese also save and protect their natural environment and have looked upon it as the source of all life.  In 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. Therefore 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.

Climate

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 a 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 the Bhutan tour. Spring season remains sunny for most of the time, but still morning and evening turn 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.

Bhutan Visa

Everyone who wanted to visit and do the Bhutan tour needs 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.

Accommodation in Bhutan tour

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 beef or cabbages and cheese), phak sha laphu (stewed pork with radish). You can try the nor sha hunts (make in spinach and stewed 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.

Transport in Bhutan tour

We use a good vehicle for a tour in Bhutan, We use a 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 to 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.

 

Communication

For the Bhutan tour, you can use a 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 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 have free wifi.

Weather & Clothing in Bhutan

October, November has pleasant weather, daytime is warm and night is 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.

Dress Code for Bhutan tour

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 travel package tour, you need extra money for your shopping and personal expenses. Bhutan’s currency is called Ngultrum (Nu), the easy way to exchange money at 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 cards. 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 can charge 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.

Packing list and equipment for Bhutan Tour

During the Bhutan visit, 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 some suggestions for your packing tips.

 

  • Warm Jackets with waterproof or raincoats
  • Hiking shorts (for men) or 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 to  Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tour

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • while you go inside the Temple it is not good to wear Hats,  Slippers, a short skirt, and also half-pants
  • Photographs 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 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.

 

 

places to visit in bhutan

Places to visit in Bhutan

Bhutan is a small country that lies between the Republic of China and The Republic of India. Bhutan is also called the “The land of Thunder Dragon,” which is located in the southern foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. However, its long list of forts, trekking sports, monasteries, and other Buddhist relics and mesmerizing shopping areas are the primary source of attraction of tourists and are surely worth a visit. We are discussing here the places to visit in Bhutan.

Bhutan is known as Last Shangri-La and consists of beautiful valleys, majestic mountains, and copious of fauna and flora. The elevation level of Bhutan is 38,394km, and the total population of Bhutan is 735553. Talking to the temperatures, southern Bhutan is comparatively hot with a humid atmosphere, and the climate varies from 15 to 30 degrees. In contrast with that, the temperature of the northern areas is low and cold as it is close to the mountains. You can view incredibly panoramic views of snow-topped mountains; the mower parts usually stay cool.

Bhutan is a rich country with precious cultural diversity. Besides this, anyone can enjoy the celebrations held in Bhutan throughout the year. Below are the six famous places one must visit during their trip to Bhutan. I am sure that Bhutan will make your next travel destination beautiful.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery

If you are a travel person and want to quench your thirst for wanderlust then Tiger’s Nest or Taktsang Monastery should be on the top of the bucket list. It is popularly known for its scenic beauty and the sacred monastery of Guru Rinpoche. Considered as a place of pilgrimage and the easy half-day trek will provide you a panoramic view of the Paro valleys. It is the most recognized spot in Bhutan. These are the best places to visit in Bhutan

The best part of this place enjoys hiking and meeting with thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. The Tigers Nest Monastery is a small collection of buildings unstably perched on a cliff at an altitude of 900 meters off the ground. It is a beautiful location, wise. This place in Bhutan is the most religious site, and we can observe an impressive lush forest of thousands of species of rhododendrons and blue pine along the way to the cliff. The Tigers Nest is Bhutan’s most famous Landmark. Your guide will provide you a standard permit for entering the monastery.

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Your downwards hike will be more challenging than your expectations. It is because of the muddy and slippery path due to the melts of the snow. So you are urged to wear trekking boots that resist slippery roads. Note: You should register for the deposit of your cameras and bags at the entrance gate as photography is not allowed inside the temple premises. Also, you can rent the walking sticks as well as the Horses (that will take you halfway to the Tigers Nest) if you wish.

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Major Highlights:

See the Cave temple inside the Monastery, Get the Majestic views, Enjoy the visit of the tiger’s nest, and many decorated small temples inside the premises of the monastery.

Trekking in Mt. Chomolhari is the best places to visit in Bhutan

Bhutan is also famous for its mountain trekking and it is best to trek into Mt. Jolmolhari.

Best Time to visit:  From September to November and the second season from March to May.
Location: The trek starts from Jomolhari Basecamp
Altitude: varies from around 4,000 ft tall 15,000 ft.

Highlights of the trek:

The spectacular impression of Cholmolhari from Cholmolhari Base Camp
Treks offer a variety of landscapes and a lush green forest full of flora and fauna.
Explore the colorful city of Paro.
Get a chance to explore Bhutan’s rural Life and also discover age-old monasteries and Temples.
A stunning view of luxuriant pine forests, beautiful meadows, and quaint villages will melt your hearts and give a heavenly feeling. for trekking, this is the best place to visit in Bhutan.

Mt. Cholmolhari will give you the best travel experience for adventurous lovers. Therefore This is the most popular trekking destination in Bhutan for endurance travelers. You will be surrounded by a wide range of beautiful landscapes, flora, and fauna. The major perks of this scenic Jomolhari are its lush, colorful forest, and soaking peaks. Apart from this, you cannot escape from the scenic beauty of high pastures where yaks graze, and ancient dzongs stand as well as red-dressed monks that chant prayers. Jomolhari base camp is the best spot for having the closest view of the breathtaking JomolhariMountains.

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It provides a unique experience

chomolhari trekking provides you a unique experience traversing the beauty of the blue poppies and whispering winds.
DrunkgyalDzong is the main starting point of this trek following through SharnaZampa, where we overnight. During your trek, you will be passed through a beautiful Gunitsawa village and reach Thangthangkha. Afterward, reaching Jagithang will offer you an eyeful view of Mt chomolhari, JinchuDrakey, and Jomolhari in front of human life.

Nevertheless, the trek offers you a wide range of Bhutanese Landscapes, along with scattered hamlets, beautiful farmland into a deep and richly forested valley. Not only this, but this trip will also offer you a chance to see high alpine pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. The trek will allow getting insights into the local peoples, enjoy the pristine forest, and a rare glimpse of wildlife as well as observing the old traditions of arts and crafts.

Paro

Extending from the conflux of the Paro chu and the Wang Chhu Rivers at Chuzom up to Mt. Chomolhari, Paro valley gives a marvelous view for the visitors. It is the most extensive valley in the Kingdom occupied by fertile rice fields and hence depicts a beautiful, crystalline river going down the valley. Beautiful traditional-style houses and hills on edge have beautifully surrounded the valley. this is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan.

Situating in the flat valley bottom and following a grid-like pattern is the peculiar characteristics of Paro Valley.

The area comprises over 155 temples and monasteries, some of which date back to the 14th century. Paro valley also includes the country’s first and only international airport.

Famous historical and religious sites and numbers of high-end tourist resorts make Paro Valley perfect for a Tourist destination.

The central plaza is decorating with a large prayer wheel and a small amphitheater. All the events are held in that beautiful place throughout the year.

Thimphu

Thimpu, the largest and capital city, is situated in the western part of central Bhutan, is one of the beautiful valleys for visitors. Thimpu is also the best place to visit in Bhutan.
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan offers you a perfect holiday destination to observe natural beauty and for relaxing, entertainment purposes. You never avoid the interesting things Thimpu is offering, and surely this charming city will never disappoint you. This place is essential for people having Buddhist faith.
Whether it be charming hiking trails, or exploring indigenous wildlife species, Thimphu stood out to be the best travel destination among other cities.

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Striking arts and metal works are the fantastic creation of this place and have become a significant reason to travel.
Juni Handmade Paper Factory and Bumthang Owl Trek are the most doable things in Thimphu.
The Bumthang Owl Trek is the wildest and engaging activities to do in Thimphu. You will run into hundreds of these majestic birds in this trek. Hooting at night is what they do to entertain us. You can have a beautiful three long day trip and explore the Bumthang and Choekar valleys.

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From there, you will get fantastic views of Mt. Gangkarpunsum, ZampalamChudek, and TharpalingGompas.
Bhutan is an immensely rich country based on its cultural heritage and arts, Junghi Handmade Paper Factory, is an exciting thing to do in Thimpu. It also teaches tourists about traditional papermaking techniques, which include pulping, rolling, and coloring the paper.

Discovering the Thimpu and its people are getting popular and has become a dream of many travelers around the world. Thimpu visit offers you a wide variety of things to observe, such as a long list of Buddhist sites. We can enjoy seeing the old Monastery, museums, and other beautiful places to explore the best places to visit in Bhutan.

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Rinpung Dzong is also the best place to visit in Bhutan.

Key attractions: beautiful temples with pained walls
Opening hours: 9 am – 5 pm

RinpungDzong is the beautiful dzong(fort), which was built in the 16th century. It consists of towering walls and is known as the Fortress on a Heap of Jewels. It is the Best tourist destination to visit, among other places. Another interesting fact about this is, it is a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and deep-rooted traditions. The whole area of RinpungDzongIs is occupied by various temples and shrines.

Kungarwa, Monk’s assembly hall, Sandalwood stupa, Protectors shrine, and many others are some of the memorials you can visit in this place. There is the organization of an annual festival name Tshechu. Each of the villages uniquely has its celebration. Tshechu is the most popular religious festival and has delightful holidays. On this occasion, people dress in elegant clothes and join the nearest monastery or temple to celebrate their happiness and to pray for the second Buddha, the Guru Rimpoche. It is also the best place to visit in Bhutan.

Travel in Festival time

During the festive period, people gather at one spot to have their traditional dance; they share their delicious meals such as red rice, spicy pork, momos, and emadashi made by pork or beef. Apart from this, they also drink the traditional wine called Ara. In this festival, holy images will be carried in a procession, followed by the mask dances. The exciting stories speak out through the dances, and the monks perform these for many days.
A sacred banner which consists of eight manifestations of Padmasambhava will be shown to the public on the fifteenth day of the festival period.

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Chele La Pass

Key attractions: Stunning views of the sparkling valleys. Also gushing waterfalls, the lush forest full of alpine flowers, and clouds drifting above the hills situated at the elevation of about 3989 meters, Chele La pass is among the list of popular tourist places in Bhutan. You can experience the magnificent Jomolhari Mountain from here on a bright and sunny day. Besides these, the beautiful adjacent peaks from the northwest side and valleys of Haa and Paro will catch your sight and make your journey enjoyable. Enjoy these best places to visit in Bhutan.

This pass is the highest road pass of Bhutan as it is located at an altitude of 13000 feet above the west of the Paro valley. It is surrounded by amazing views of the Himalayan range and Mount Jomolhari(the country’s most sacred mountain ), which is over 22,000 feet. This pass is lying at 13,000 feet above in the west of the Paro valley. It is in the high road pass of Bhutan. It surrounds by amazing views of the Himalayan range, and Mount Jomolhari.

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You will take approximately one and a half hour drive to reach Chele La Pass.  from the valley floor of Paro.
The Haa summer festival is another perk to visiting this place. The Haa summer festival is the symbol of the rich culture of the nomadic heaps. Having a small excursion that will take you only two and a half hours will give you a memorial experience for your lifetime.

 

Best time to visit Bhutan

the best time for Bhutan travel 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 starts hot and humid 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.

 Spring (March, April & May)

 

Spring is a botanist’s delight as various flowers start to bloom. and plants start budding after their long dormancy in winter. Flowers such as rhododendron, wild azaleas, and edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet and add a new sense of wonder.to Bhutan’s landscape.

 

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.

Our Bhutan Tour Guides

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.

Single Women Travelers in Bhutan tour

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 in most of the hotels and restaurants, you can see many women workers.

Gay and Lesbian Travelers in Bhutan tour

We are happy to arrange a Bhutan travel package 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 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 in 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.

 Do I need a tourist visa entering Bhutan?

All visitors wanted to travel and visit Bhutan, 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.

 How do I get to Bhutan?

Most of the 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 to Bhutan from different destinations  (Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Guwahati, Singapore, and Mumbai.). Till now Bhutan has 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 “high. But there is no limit on the number of tourists allowed to visit in a year we can arrange your visa and all permit if anybody wants to visit  Bhutan. They make the tour cost a high of USD 250 per day and in order to protect their culture, traditions, and natural environment. Furthermore, they are attracting tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people.

Some Do’s while you are in Bhutan tour

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

Some Don’t in Bhutan visit

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.

 

Where is Bhutan?

Bhutan is a small country in Asia, It is one of the land-lock countries which covers an area of 38,394 square kilometers. It is one of the smallest nations in the world in terms of Land area. Bhutan is the mountain country, and also a practical guide to the “Land of thunder the dragon.” It is lying at the eastern Himalaya Mountains south of china, sharing the border with the Indian states of Sikkim. West Bengal, Assam, and Arunachal Pradesh. The country serves as the best travel destination for adventure trekking. The country has several Key Himalayan mountain passes. Possessing the heavenly landscapes with some fertile valleys and also its savanna, anybody could fall in love with this place.

In 1947, Bhutan became an independent state after gaining its sovereignty from the United Kingdom. Bhutan comprises a population of 716,896 according to the record of the 2012 survey and has a density of 19 people per square kilometer. In Contrast with Bhutan’s people, the population density of the neighboring country is far higher as the overall population of the country is around seven hundred fifty thousand only.

Bhutan is a small country

The people of Bhutan are referred to as Bhutanese, and the currency of Bhutan is the Ngultrum (BTN). The dialing code for Bhutan is 975 and. It is the top-level internet domain for Bhutanese sites. Bhutan is a small country that lies between the Republic of China and The Republic of India.

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Talking to the temperatures, southern Bhutan is comparatively hot with a humid atmosphere, and the climate varies from 15 to 30 degrees. In contrast with that, the temperature of the northern areas is low and cold as it is close to the mountains. You can view incredibly panoramic views of snow-topped mountains; the mower parts usually stay cool.
Bhutan is famous worldwide through the concept of “Gross National Happiness” (GNH).

GNH is defining as the development philosophy, It is also a benchmark for progress. The main aim of GNH to achieve the wellbeing of the population in a combination of Psychological and spiritual. Bhutan consists of a democratic constitutional monarchy system of government. Environmental protection and cultural preservation is the foremost policy in the planning of development activities.

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As there is the absence of the massive carbon polluting industries as well as the density of cars on the road in Bhutan, it is referred to as “Carbon Negative.” Scenic mountains, fresh air, serene surroundings, and eye-catching landscapes reinvigorate the tourist so that they can enjoy the fullest. Bhutan is one of the richest countries with its precious cultural diversity. Furthermore, travelers can enjoy the celebrations held in Bhutan throughout the year

 Some interesting facts about Bhutan

  • The local name of Bhutan is given as Druk Yul, which means “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” That is why the Dragon appears on the Bhutanese flag.
  •  Bhutan was the first country to ban the production and sales of tobacco in the world in 2010. The first king of Bhutan called tobacco the most filthy and notorious herb. During that time, the violators of the decision were charged with a considerable amount: the equivalent of over two months’ salary.
  • The country has only 14,800 square miles of territory, Bhutan is roughly half the size of South Carolina. The country is slightly smaller than Switzerland. Much of the terrain is made up of mountainous slopes.
  • Despite a focus on internal happiness, the Bhutanese government has been accused of numerous human rights violations against the ethnic minorities living there; many were forced out of the country or into refugee camps. The United States accepted about 30,870 Bhutanese refugees between the period of 2008 and 2010.
  • The internet and television access were allowed into the country in 1999, and a few channels are received from neighboring India, to push the modernize. Bhutan was known to be the last country to adopt television in the world. As per the king’s warnings, the misuse of the tv could corrupt their old traditions.
  • Having a mandatory dress code in Bhutan, Men wear traditional, knee-length garments, and women wear ankle-length dresses.
  • Bhutanese architectural style can be observed in the design structure of the University of Texas at EI Paso.

Bhutan location is in the eastern Himalayan range

  • It is also known to be the first country to measure national happiness officially, and the index is known as GNH (Gross National Happiness). Bhutan attempts to track the satisfaction of its population rather than emphasizing GDP. After that, the United Nations bought into the idea in 2011 and finally released the World Happiness Report in 2012. The annual report uses Gallup data and ranks countries by factors such as social, health, and environmental wellness rather than just economic concerns.
  • Bhutan’s government imparts free education to the Bhutanese people, and heavy emphasis is given on Buddhist teachings. The majority of schools have an English curriculum. Until education reform was passed in the 1990s, only around 30 percent of males and 10 percent of females in Bhutan were literate.
  • There is an exceptional inheritance (Land, House, and animals) case in Bhutan. The eldest daughter is supposed to inherit the properties rather than the eldest son. Man is moved to the home of his new wife until he can “earn his keep.”
  • Bhutanese people are not allowed to marry foreigners. Law has restricted Homosexuality. However, polygamy is legalizing in Bhutan, besides the practice is not shared.
  • Archery is the national sport of Bhutan. Besides this, Basketball and Cricket are also gaining popularity.
  • The state religion of Bhutan is Vajrayana Buddhism and follows tantric Buddhist texts.
  • The last Himalayan Kingdom Bhutan’s official religion is Mahayana Buddhism and consists of a small percent of Hinduism.
  • Land-locked country Bhutan contains an area of 38,394 Km2 with its north-south dimensions around 170km maximum and east-west dimensions stretching around 300 km.
  • Located in the eastern Himalayan range, it is mostly mountainous. Bhutan also shares about 470km long border with Tibet in the north and India to the rest.

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Quick facts

Population716,896
 Country Density18.7 / km2 ( 48.4 / mi2 )
LanguageDzongkha
Independence Year1947
CapitalThimphu (Thimphu)
CurrencyNgultrum
GDP1,821,412,873 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita2,541 (2014 data)
Land Area38,394 km2 (14,824 mi2)
Neighboring CountriesIndia, China
Minimum Longitude88.770
Maximum Longitude92.130
Minimum Latitude26.710
Maximum Latitude28.330

Geographical Profile

While we are talking about the geographic profile of Bhutan, forests cover about 70% of the kingdom. The country is dividing into three distinct climatic zones. Alpine, temperate, and subtropical zone, while the temperature varies according to elevation.
The central portion of the country is cold and experience a temperate climate throughout the year. A hot, humid climate helps maintain a reasonably even temperature in the southern part. The four particular seasons remain different for most of the country. In the northern region. Furthermore, about 10% of the total surface area is covering by glaciers. And this is the essential renewable source of water for Bhutan’s river.

Around the 9th century, the legendary land of Bhutan was first settled by wandering migrants from the Tibet region of China. Its also name Druk Yul (Land of the Thunder Dragon) by its people. The magnificent Kingdom of Bhutan lies in the eastern Himalayas, which is a sandwich between India and China.

 

 

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