Luxury Travel to Bhutan

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Trip Duration 06 Days
Group Size 2-10 people
Maximum Altitude Taktsang (3,120m)
Difficulty Grade Easy
Start & End Point Paro/Paro
Best Seasons Mar-May, Sept-Nov

Luxury travel to Bhutan trip highlights

  • There is an abundant presence of various religious and historical places.
  • Great views of mountains.
  • It is a great place to learn art and culture.
  • Exceptional scenic & natural beauty.
  • A completely new cultural experience on our Luxury travel to Bhutan
  • View and visit various religious and historical places

Overview of Luxury Travel to Bhutan

Luxury travel to Bhutan is more promising, abundant, available, and exceptional. Our tour uses elegant and rated resorts/ hotels designed in typical Bhutanese style. It lies in its remote location overlooking majestic mountains.

We will walk in lush trees, breathtaking landscapes, rivers, and wilderness. It encourages guests to cozy up on the couch with coffee to enjoy the view outside. Visitors can get easy access to all the surroundings and nature. It helps ensure the visitor’s total privacy. Bhutan is best for those who want peace of mind.

Luxury travel to Bhutan immerses you in its rich culture. It offers adventurous treks, sports, magical fortresses, and festivals. This tour can be tailor-made to suit your needs. You can choose from various cultural tours, meditation tours, adventurous treks, and sports in Bhutan. You can also modify the duration of your trip to your liking.

Stay in a highly-rated hotel.

Wherever you choose, Luxury travel to Bhutan allows you to spend a cozy, quality time during your tour. We will make your moments authentic, innovative, and unforgettable. Luxury travel to Bhutan offers luxury accommodations and transport.

Bhutan provides adventures to suit your requirements. It delivers more than expected. Some top-rated hotels/ resorts in Bhutan are Aman, Zhiwaling, Le Meridien, and Uma in Paro and Punakha. Tashi Taj Hotel, Le Meridian, and Terma Linca are in Thimphu. And there are many more.

Visitors can access facilities like swimming, hot baths, Gyms, and massages. During the cold season, they can use room heaters (known as Bukhari, made in Bhutan). These hotels cater to every need. They provide internet services, inter-continental food items, and exceptional cuisine.

They offer unlimited dining. Guests can also enjoy the interior design of these luxurious infrastructures, which creates an appealing mood. You can feel at home and at ease. Visitors can also enjoy all the freedom and benefits of the Bhutan Luxury Travel to Bhutan Tour.

Itinerary of Luxury Travel to Bhutan

DAY
01

Day 01: Fly to Paro, Transfer to Thimpu overnight at a luxury hotel

Today, we take a flight to Paro. We will start luxury travel to Bhutan with a stunning scenic flight over the Himalayas. The views include Everest, Bhutanese foothills, and the Paro Airport landscapes.

Each trip is a mesmerizing feat and offers an exciting descent into the Kingdom. On arrival at the airport, the agent of Above the Himalaya Trekking will receive you. Then, you will be transferred to Thimphu, the modern capital of Bhutan.

Multiple
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Lunch & Dinner
Altitude Thimpu (2,334m)
DAY
02

Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Thimpu

After breakfast, our luxury travel to Bhutan starts with a visit to Thimpu. Visit Trashichhoedzong, the beautiful medieval fortress/monastery. It houses most of the Government’s offices and the King’s Throne room. Also, see the summer residence of Je Khenpo, the Chief Abbot. You get to visit the National Library of Bhutan.

It has lots of ancient Buddhist texts and manuscripts. From here, we drive to the famous Arts & Crafts School. It is renowned for traditional thangka paintings. After lunch, visit Handicrafts Emporium. It displays a wide assortment of beautifully handwoven and crafted products.

Then, drive to Memorial Chorten, the stupa built in memory of Bhutan’s Third King. Locals regard it as the Father of modern Bhutan. The paintings and statues give a brief introduction to Buddhism. It takes deep insight into Buddhist philosophy. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Thimpu (2,334m)
DAY
03

Day 03: Thimphu/ Punakha/Wangdue

After breakfast, we start our Luxury travel to Bhutan tour with a drive to Punakha. We get a short stop at Dochula Pass (3,080m). We will stop our vehicle here. You can take in the view. Admire the Chorten, mani wall, and prayer flags that decorate the highest point on the road.

On a clear weather day, we can see the best views of Mount Managing (7,158m), Tsendagang (6,960m), and Terigang (7,060m ). We can also view Jejegangphugang (7,158 m ), Kangphugang (7,170 m ), and Zongphugang (7, 060 m ). We know a table mountain that dominates the isolated region of Lunana.

We finally reached Gangkar Plenum, the highest peak in Bhutan, at 7,497m. Later, we will visit Punakha Dzong. Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal built it in 1637 at the junction of the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers. It serves as the region’s religious and administrative center.

It has played an important role in Bhutan’s history. Four catastrophic fires and an earthquake damaged it. The people there have fully restored it. From here, we drive to continue to Wangduephodrang. We will visit Dzong and the local market. This place is famous for its bamboo products, slate, and stone carvings.

Overnight at the hotel in Punakha.

Car 3 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Punakha (1,242m)
DAY
04

Day 04: Punakha - Paro

Today, our Luxury travel to Bhutan tour will return to Paro with a beautiful drive. On our route back, We will visit Simtokha Dzong, the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, built in 1627. It now houses the School for Religious Studies.

Paro visits Ta Dzong, the National Museum of the Kingdom in the afternoon. The country’s National Museum was originally built as Watch Tower in 1967. It has a fascinating collection of art, artifacts, and thangka paintings. Bhutan also has exquisite postage stamps.

Afterward, walk down a hillside trail to visit Rinpung Dzong, one of Bhutan’s first spiritual and temporal rulers. The Dzong houses are the monastic body of Paro, the office of the Dzongda (district administrative head), and the Thompson (judge) of the Paro district. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Car 4 hrs
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Paro (2,200m)
DAY
05

Day 05: Paro tour and hiking to Tiger's nest Monastery.

After breakfast, our luxury travel to Bhutan tour drove north of Paro Valley. We head to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong. This fort has historical value. The Bhutanese repelled several invasions by Tibetan armies from here.

We will see another traditional Bhutanese farmhouse. It offers a good insight into the lifestyle of local people. We start hiking to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most famous Bhutanese monastery. When Guru Rinpoche was on the back of a tigress and meditated at this monastery, it was called “Tiger’s Nest.”

The round trip to the monastery takes about 5 hours. While returning to Paro town, visit route Kyichu Lhakhang. It is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom. Overnight at the hotel in Paro.

Car
Accommodation Hotel
Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Altitude Taktsang (3,120m)
DAY
06

Day 06: Final departure, transfer to Airport.

It is the last day in Bhutan of our Luxury travel to Bhutan. Enjoy your breakfast. Your driver and guide will take you to the airport for a flight to your onward destination.

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

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Packing list and equipment for Luxury travel to Bhutan

During the Luxury Travel to Bhutan tour, you must 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 a skirt
  • Winter clothes
  • Hiking/trekking boots
  • Socks for hiking boots Sunscreen for lips and face
  • Sunglasses
  • Sneakers
  • Long and short T-shirts or cotton shirts
  • Sun Hats
  • Walking Sticks
  • Backpack or Suitcase

Dress code for Dzong and Monastery in Bhutan tour

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any shoes with socks
  • When you enter the TempTemplearing Hats, Slippers, a short skirt, and half-pants are not good.
  • Photographs are allowed in the courtyard only.

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo, conditioner, hair gel
  • Hairbrush, comb, mirror, hair ties
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lotion (Badger foot balm is also helpful)
  • Lip balm with sunsSunscreenst Aid
  • Prescription drugs
  • Malaria pills (if necessary)
  • Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Aspirin
  • Band-aids/plasters
  • Disinfectant, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment
  • Throat lozenges
  • Vitamins

Documents

  • The passport must be valid six months before your Bhutan tour travel date.
  • Visas for all countries as necessary
  • Please make a copy of the airline tickets e-tickets to ensure that your passport name matches it.
  • Make copies of passports, visas, airline tickets/schedules, travel itineraries, travel insurance, and emergency contact information.

Best time for Luxury travel to Bhutan

The best time for Luxury travel to Bhutan and hiking is mid-September, October, and November. You can also enjoy the famous festival, Thimphu Tshechu). You get the Luxury travel to Bhutan tour in charming templates with a stunning view. During this time, the day’s weather is warm and sunny, while cooler temperatures will be in the evening.

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. Bring enough warm clothes for the luxury trip to the Bhutan tour now. From March to May, the climate remains dry and pleasant.

The famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly in late spring, flooding the valleys with color. The weather starts to be hot and humid in May. 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 bloom, and it is the best time for Luxury travel to Bhutan. Plants start budding after their long dormancy in winter. Flowers like rhododendrons, wild azaleas, and edelweiss cover the meadows like carpet. They add a new sense of wonder to Bhutan’s landscape.

Summer (June, July & August)

It is an abundant time of the year as flowers start to bloom. So, greenery covers the valleys. Also, the weeping willows sweep the banks of many of the rivers. The pine cones glisten in the sun, so complete with risen, they are ready to plummet. There are better times to travel to Bhutan for luxury.

Autumn (September, October & November)

This is the time when the entire landscape turns golden. The farmers harvest their crops in the golden-colored paddy fields under crisp blue skies. Furthermore, this is the time for a fantastic view of Bhutan’s landscape in Autumn. This time is the best for luxury travel to Bhutan.

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 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 can do the Luxury travel to Bhutan now, but you need to bring warm clothes.

Best day hiking in Tiger’s Nest Bhutan

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is near Paro City (20 minutes by car) and is the main highlight of Luxury travel in Bhutan, Making Paro the perfect home base for this visit. Most people can only visit Bhutan on an organized tour, so the Above the Himalaya team will arrange this wonderful Bhutan tour for you.

Paro Taktsang is considered one of the thirteen tiger lair caves in which he meditated. The Temple of the Guru has eight Names (devoted to Padmasambhava). Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye built an elegant structure around the cave in 1692. Locals celebrate a famous Tsechu festival in the Paro Valley during March or April.

They honor Padmasambhava. People from all around the world visit this extraordinary place. The physical structure of Tiger’s nest is unique and looks fantastic in the small hills. A small collection of buildings is unstable, perched on a cliff 900 meters off the ground.

The exciting story behind Tigers Nest evolved when the legend Guru Rinpoche was carried from Tibet to this location on the back of the tigress. Today, the monastery comprises four temples with residential accommodations for the monks.

Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a short, enjoyable Bhutan tour and trek that is doable for everyone. It takes a whole day to visit this monastery. During the visit, the round-trip hike takes an easy four /five hours. We need an additional one hour on average to tour the monastery. Many people also have lunch in the cafeteria close to the monastery.

Paro

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. Fertile rice fields occupy the valley. Hence, it depicts a beautiful, crystalline river going down the valley.

Beautiful traditional-style houses and hills on the edge have beautifully surrounded the valley. This site is one of the best places to visit in Bhutan. It lies in the flat valley bottom. The valley following a grid-like pattern is the peculiar characteristic of Paro Valley. The area comprises over 155 temples and monasteries, some dating back to the 14th century.

Paro Valley also includes the country’s first and only international airport. It has many famous historical and religious sites. Several high-end tourist resorts make Paro Valley a perfect tourist destination. The central plaza has a large prayer wheel and a small theater. People hold events in that beautiful place throughout the year.

Thimphu

Thimpu is the largest and capital city of Bhutan. It is in the western part of central Bhutan and is one of the most beautiful valleys for visitors. Thimpu is also the best place to visit in Bhutan. The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan offers a perfect holiday destination. It allows you to observe natural beauty and enjoy relaxing entertainment.

You always enjoy the exciting things Thimpu offers. This charming city will always satisfy you. This place is essential for people who have the Buddhist faith. There are lovely hiking trails. Explore indigenous wildlife species. Thimphu stands out as the best travel destination among other cities.

Striking art and metal works are the fantastic creations of this place. They 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 most engaging activity to do in Thimphu.

On this trek, you will encounter hundreds of these majestic birds, who entertain us by hooting at night. You can have a beautiful three-day trip and explore the Bumthang and Choekar valleys. You will get fantastic views of Mt. Gangkarpunsum, Zampalam Chudek, and Tharpaling Gompas from there.

Bhutan is a prosperous 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. It includes pulping, rolling, and coloring the paper. Discovering the Thimpu and its people is getting popular.

It has become a dream of many travelers worldwide. A visit to Thimpu offers a wide variety of things to observe, such as a long list of Buddhist sites. We can enjoy seeing the old monasteries and museums. There are other beautiful places to explore and the best places to visit in Bhutan.

Full-day tour in Bhutan

Bhutan’s full-day tour offers a repository of ancient heritage, museums, and monumental sites. Tiger Next monastery is one of the significant assets in Bhutan. It holds excellent historical interest among the Bhutanese people. The Bhutan Tour package trolls the ancient Tiger beside the monastery and its surroundings.

The fantastic sight and natural vista circling Tiger’s next monastery add charm to the short trip to Bhutan. Moreover, there are significant artifacts, magnificent decorations, and an excellent worship center. The disciples allow visitors to immerse deeply in traditional Buddhist Bhutanese culture.

This short excursion in Bhutan suits those seeking to explore sites outside Paro. It allows one to explore cultural and non-secular places without a long day’s trip. Experience Bhutan’s cultural vivacity and natural grandness on a Bhutan tour with day hikes. Your Bhutan tour begins from the gorgeous city of Paro.

You will visit Rinpung Dzong (fortress), Kichu Lhakhang temple, and Drugyal Dzong there. The next step of the Bhutan tour is in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Here, you can witness the antique grandeur and monuments. We will take you to the King’s Memorial Chorten, nunnery temple, and mini zoo.

We will take you to the folk heritage museum and the magnificent Tashichho Dzong. If time permits, we can hike to Wangditse Gompa and Lungchutse Monastery. We can also visit Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Chorten. The Bhutan tour offers surreal views and glorious mountain vistas.

It provides a dazzling view of Everest, Kanchenjunga, and other famous Himalayan peaks. The sacred Jomolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan are the best things to ascertain when traveling to Bhutan.

Our Bhutan Tour Guides

We choose the best guide for your tour in Bhutan. They are friendly, speak good English and give you all the details about the country. The Tourism Council of Bhutan licenses all directions after training only. Our guides speak good English. Suppose you are looking for French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, and German-speaking guides.

We can arrange them at extra cost. We carefully choose only skilled guides to work with our guests. They have a good attitude and are knowledgeable, which is one of the main reasons travelers book their holidays with us.

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