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Plenty of travelers want to explore the breathtaking mountains and valleys of this astonishing country on a Bhutan tour. 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 very much 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 in 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 laptops lots of branded cars in Thimpu and Paro but still, you will feel the rural village there, Bhutan Tour offers cultural tours, hiking, and the 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 leisurely walks to the famous historical sites of Thimpu and Paro.
For the young, couple, and solo travelers Bhutan tour has a lot to offer. 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. You can also 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 short tour is one of the best tours offering you the cultural, historical, and natural highlights of Bhutan. The entire short trip to Bhutan covers all the popular sightseeing destinations. And it also provides you a great chance to see beautiful artifacts of typical Bhutanese culture and historical spots. Bhutan’s short tour assures the Bhutan tourist of fascinating cultural discovery, while Bhutan geography, in the mighty Himalayas, promises spectacular natural vistas.
In Bhutan short tour, we visit ancient monasteries and Dzongs, Hike through lush green valleys. Moreover, visit the villages with opportunities to interact with the locals. Along with that, 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 are built without using a single nail and it is strategically located, protecting and overlooking the valley.
Visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang in this Bhutan short tour, the oldest temple in the country, and Drugyal Dzong. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, and the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Craft. Hike 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.
Moreover, you will then go to Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious sites. Also, visit the Paro Rinpung Dzong, 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, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten, National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, and the School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Craft. In addition to that, the National Library, the Traditional Paper Factory, Folk Heritage Museum, the majestic Tashichodzong, and the Simtokha Dzong.
The complete Bhutan tour for 5 days is designed to cover all the famous sightseeing destinations and hazard to peer outstanding artifacts of regular Bhutanese tradition and historical spots. Along with that, Bhutan Glimpse Tour offers you glimpses of the breathtaking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other well-known Himalayan peaks consisting of the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.
In Bhutan tour 4 days, We will also drive to the Paro valley to visit Drukgyel Dzong/Kyi-chu Lhakhang. Therefore Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). During this tour, We are also going to see the 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), including the ruins of the historical Drugyel High School. Consequently, enjoying Bhutanese hospitality and culture.
You can see the spectacular mountain views of the high Himalayas from the pass to Punakha. In addition to that, pass through dense forests of Oak and Rhododendron trees, reaching Gangtey (Phubjika) and Paro. Moreover, enjoy the beauty of the silvery Pa Chu (Paro river) flowing down the valley, the Paro Dzong (fortress), and Ta Dzong (watchtower) incomparable. With a visit to the famous Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery), Bhutan cultural tour ends. This program offers a rare opportunity to savor the different cultures and customs of unique valleys.
So, in this way, you will finish your memorable Bhutan tour with lots of memories and new leanings. Therefore, It will make you completely aware of the Bhutan cultural tour, and your holidays will be utilized in the best way.
Visit the Dzongs, Monasteries sand Fortresses
Our Bhutan cultural tour covers all the places of cultural importance which include dzongs, monasteries, fortresses, temples, landmarks, museums, and also the sacred sites. Furthermore, The art and architecture manifested in the monasteries, dzongs, and temples reflect the richness of art amongst Bhutanese people.
Many festivals are celebrated by Bhutanese people like Tshechu, black naked crane festival, nomad festival, takin festival, Ha valley festival, etc. all the festivals are celebrated with great joy. People are dressed in their traditional attire which is quite colorful. So, in the costume of monks, the yellow and maroon clothing looks charming! The masked dances, plays, dramas, acts, and prayers throughout the festival are very unique and overwhelming aspects of the Bhutanese festival.
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 some suggestions for your packing tips.
Dress code for Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tour
The passport needs to be valid 6 months before your travel date for your Bhutan tour.
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Duration: 05 Days
Best Travel Time: the best time to travel is Spring and Autumn, Spring : March, April, May ( Flowers would be on full bloom) Autumn: Sept, Oct, Nov (with clear and crisp blue skies) Summer: June, July, August ( best to avoid the higher tariff and the cold of winter) Winter: Dec, Jan, Feb (To avoid the crowd and catch the Black-Necked Cranes)
Transportation: Private Car/Van/ Plane
Day 01: - Fly to Paro International Airport, transfer to hotel.
You will have a spectacular scenic flight of the Himalayas, including Everest and Bhutanese foothills and the landscapes to the Paro Airport of Bhutan. On arrival at Paro International Airport, you will be received by our representative. After lunch enjoys afternoon sightseeing around Paro, including a visit to the Ta Dzong Museum housing many religious relics, works of art, and handicrafts are offering a high orientation into 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 through the shops.
Day 02: - Paro to Thimpu drive and tour of Thimpu.
We will have 2hrs drive to the Capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, including a visit to the National Memorial Chorten. National Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, School of Traditional Painting of Arts and Crafts is some worthy places of visit. Also, take a tour of the king’s administrative building known as Tashicho Dzong. Tashichho Dzong houses some ministries, His Majesty’s secretariat, and the central monk body.
Visit the National Library housing the collection of Bhutanese scriptures dating back to the 8th century; the Traditional Paper Factory displays the Bhutanese paper making process and a fascinating replica of a medieval farmhouse at the Folk Heritage Museum. Stroll around the city in the evening.
Day 03: - Full Day Sightseeing in Thimpu (2350m)
Today is another day in Thimpu for a full day sightseeing. Morning Visit Pangri Zampa Monastery, situated just beyond Dechencholing Palace (5kms from Thimphu). This temple was the first residence of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal when he arrived in Bhutan in 1616 A.D. to visit the National Textile Museum, which is an excellent place to see the art of traditional weaving being kept alive and preserved through the exhibition.
The Memorial Chorten which was constructed in 1974 as a memorial 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), and the zoo, which contains the national animal of Bhutan: the takin. After lunch, visit the National Institute of Traditional Medicine, a traditional paper factory, the majestic Tashichodzong, the Simtokha Dzong (the oldest fortress in the kingdom), and the Folk Heritage Museum. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04: - Thimpu to Paro visit Taktsang (Tiger Nest Monastery)
After breakfast at Hotel, drive for Paro. Drive through the Paro valley to see the Drukgyel Dzong/kyichu Lhakhang. Hike to Taktsang Gompa (Tiger’s Nest Monastery). Taktsang is the most famous of all Bhutanese monasteries. The hikes up to the viewpoint will take about 1 1/2 hours, and from there, you will enjoy a spectacular view of the monastery clinging to the side of the cliff. We also take you to visit a 200-year-old Watch Tower (Ta-Dzong), including the ruins of historical Drugyel High School. On the return drive to Paro, visit 7th Century Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the 108 temples constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo.
Dat 05: - Final Departure
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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 tours are expensive and if you stay resort and 5-star hotel in our Bhutan luxury tour it is more expensive.
Getting into Bhutan, requires travelers to contact a registered Bhutanese tour operator or their international agents. Bhutan travel is not allowed 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 Bhutan 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.
Bhutan Druk path tour is one of the best treks in Bhutan, emulating a wild trail past a few remote lakes. This amazing tour connects the valleys of Paro and Thimpu emulating the old exchanging course between the principal towns in Bhutan. Throughout the succeeding 11 days Druk path trekking of Bhutan, we move above the tree line and cross a few passes, including the Phume La (4210m). As portrayed by Lonely Planet-“In spite of the fact that 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 and passes through blue-pine wild forests, an elevated lakes, and rhododendrons woodlands.
This Bhutan tour leads visitors through the Paro Valley to Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu. Notwithstanding places in Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha, an alternate interest terminus is the holy valley of Bumthang. The beautiful head to Bumthang takes you through areas bountiful in verdure and a few glorious mountain passes and spots of incredible recorded vitality.
The trek then follows an edge midget rhododendron and pine, passing an arrangement of little lakes before heading up above the tree line. Bhutan Durk trek hot Spring tour takes after the Chamkhar Chhu and timberland of Spruce hemlock cypress juniper and maple. On the way, the encompassing mountains might be seen. Tsachu is Hot spring. So you need to unwind time in Tsachu.
Bhutan birding tour takes us to the most exceptional birdwatching in the Himalayas with spectacular scenery. Bhutan has about 770 species of birds, Which makes this country a 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 park. We can watch a variety of birds that are impossible or difficult to see anywhere else.
Bird watching Bhutan 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 tours 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 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 research about the birds. And the best time spends with rare species and beautiful nature. You can look at our Nepal bit watching package.
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 tours and travel.
Bhutan’s 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 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 Himalayas, trekking will arrange your Bhutan visa. The 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 have validity for 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.
Weather & Clothing in Bhutan
October and November have pleasant weather, the daytime is warm and the night is chilly. The Winter December, January, and February are very cold, especially in the 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. So the best time for our Bhutan tour is the Autumn and Spring season.
Bhutanese people 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, and 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.
It is not a problem for single women travelers in Bhutan, Bhutanese women also have equal rights as men, for instance, rights at home to official work. 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 or harassment. It is full ’s safe even for a solo woman’s trip throughout the country. There are also a few Bhutanese women who guide also for the tour and in most of the hotels and restaurants, you can see many women workers.
We are happy to arrange a Bhutan travel package and welcome all Gay and lesbian travelers from the world. Like most Asians, Bhutanese also think that whatever happens in their private area, and the one that emerges from the different cultural backgrounds is not the general concern. We suggest you don’t expose your intimate relations in the public it’s not good culturally. But just holding each other hands of 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.
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 a mountain country, and also a practical guide to the “Land of thunder the dragon.” It is lying in the eastern Himalaya Mountains south of china, sharing the border with the Indian state 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.
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. It also has a top-level internet domain for Bhutanese sites. Bhutan is a small country that lies between the Republic of China and The Republic of India.
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 defined as the development philosophy, It is also a benchmark for progress. The main aim of GNH to achieve the well-being 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.
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
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 pins. You can easily buy the adapter plugs in the local grocery stores in Paro and Thimphu.
Money in Bhutan
for your Bhutan tour and travel, 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 at Banks in the city centers. There are few ATMs outlets in major towns but sometimes they don’t work for foreign cards. So the best way is to bring cash USD and change it into local currency. in big hotels and restaurants, and 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 torn USD notes.