Taktshang Goemba under the sunset

Bhutan Tours

Bhutan, a mysterious country hidden in the southeast slope of the Himalayas, is primitive, peaceful, undisturbed, and harmonious. It has the highest happiness index in the world. Nearly all people believe in Tibetan Buddhism. And the Buddhist monasteries and the sacred sites are scattered all over the country. It is known as the last “Shangri-La".

Bhutan attracts tourists from all over the world with paradise-like natural landscapes, the mystery of long-term isolation, and the Buddhist culture. The Paro Taktsang (the Tiger's Nest Temple), the Rinpung Dzong (the Paro Dzong), and the Punakha Dzong are the 3 most popular tourist attractions of Bhutan. The stunning landscape provides excellent opportunities for outdoor activities. Mountain biking and Bhutan hiking are the most desirable projects of Bhutan tourism. There are also archery, rafting, picnics, outdoor barbecues, camping, and so on. Honeymooners put on traditional Bhutanese national clothes to take a picture with little Lamas or monks, with gorgeous and Buddhist temples and Dzong fortress as the background, making the photo a beautiful one. In addition, you can experience the Bhutan culture by visiting farmers' markets, enjoying home-cooked food, or spending a night in a country house! Explore the more remote corners of the eastern region and catch a glimpse of the tribes and their nomadic lives - a stark contrast to Bhutan's west.

As the top operator of the Himalayas tour, Greater Tibet Tour has been recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the most reputable local tour operators. We offer you with kinds of Bhutan travel packages and holiday packages, such as leisure Bhutan tours, Bhutan honeymoon tours, luxury Bhutan tours to popular tourist destinations, and so on.

We provide a one-stop service. Bhutan tour packages are all-inclusive ones that include visas, hotels, charter cars, flight tickets, Bhutan tour guides, meals, etc., allowing you to focus 100% on enjoying your trip to Bhutan. Bhutan itineraries, especially Bhutan trekking routes can also be customized according to your preferences and physical strength. We will arrange tour guides, coachmen, and accommodation on the way. Our travel consultants are always at your service. Now start exploring Bhutan!

It's the best representative of Bhutanese architecture you will see
Bhutan 4 days 3 nights itinerary will take you into Bhutan - the land of thunder dragons, which has a long and original history and natural scenery.
Punakha Dzong is the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan.
Travel to the most important three towns to discover Bhutan's history, enjoy landscapes, and experience Buddhist culture, architecture, art, and local customs of the west and center of Bhutan in a deep manner.

6 Days Glories of Bhutan

Paro - Thimphu - Punakha - Paro
Gangtey Goemba
With this In-depth Explore Cultural tour, you will go to the heartland of Bhutan with extensions to Trongsa and Bumthang.

8 Days In-depth Explore of Bhutan

Paro -Thimphu - Punakha - Trongsa - Bumthang - Phobjikha - Paro

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Bhutan?

March to May and September to November are peak tourist seasons in Bhutan. Daytime temperatures are around 25 degrees. Many festivals in Bhutan are also in this time period. It is recommended to book accommodation and air tickets in advance.

June to August is the rainy season and off-season. The advantage is that air tickets and hotels will be correspondingly cheaper. In June, when the mountain flowers bloom most splendidly and spring plowing begins, the scenery of the terraces will be beautiful.

 

Traveling to Bhutan is currently mainly accessible by air routes. Bhutan Government stipulated that civil aviation to Bhutan must be carried out by the Royal Bhutan Airlines, and other foreign airlines are not allowed to fly Bhutan routes. Royal Bhutan Airlines is the only airline in and out of the country.

Royal Bhutan Airlines currently has six planes flying seven cities in five countries. They are Kathmandu in Nepal, New Delhi, Kolkata, and Gayet in India, Bangkok in Thailand, Singapore, and Dhaka in Bangladesh.

Most people fly in and out of Bhutan. If tourists are not afraid of trouble, or if they plan to travel to India after Bhutan, they can choose to travel in and out of Bhutan by land from India.

Independent travel is not allowed in Bhutan. Except for those holding passports of India, Bangladesh, or Maldives, all tourists must apply for a Bhutan visa and get arranged by a Bhutan travel agency. Payment is a prerequisite for obtaining a visa. After finalizing the itinerary with the travel agency, the tourists should remit money to the travel agency according to the number of days. The Bhutanese government stipulates that the tour fares must be paid in advance, so tourists must pay the full tour fare to the local agent before they enter the country. Please inform your travel agency immediately after the remittance so that they can go to the travel bureau to check the remittance in time. Upon receipt of the remittance, the Tourism Bureau can go to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to apply for a visa. The off-season (January, June-July) generally takes about a week, while the peak season takes at least two weeks. The Bhutan visa cost is USD40.

The Bhutan tourism bureau has set a minimum expense of $200 per person per day during the off-season (June, July, August, December, January, and February) and a minimum expense of $250 per person per day during the peak season. If only one person in a group, there is an additional fee of $40. Two persons in a group, plus $30. There is no surcharge for three or more people,  and it's just $200. The minimum expense fee includes daily meals, accommodation, and admission. Of course, tourists have to pay for their own consumption such as soft drinks, souvenirs, and laundry expenses. The tip for Bhutan is $5-6 per person per day, as in Nepal.

Bhutan is located on the southern side of the Himalayas and has a mild and humid climate. But because of the slightly higher altitude (around 2000 meters on average), it will be a bit cooler at night, especially in Bumthang in the middle of Bhutan. Therefore, if you go to Bhutan in February, March, October, November, and December, it is best to bring down jackets or thicker fleece jackets. In addition, there is a lot of rain in Bhutan, and an umbrella or raincoat is also necessary.

Due to the large temperature difference between morning and evening, you should prepare enough clothes to resist the coolness of the night.

March to May, the weather is still cool. Please take a down jacket in the evening.

June to August, it's hot in the sun during the day, but it's cool at night, so you'd better wear long-sleeved clothes. Generally, hotels don't have air conditioners.

December to February is the winter, you need to prepare winter clothing, Bhutan Paro and Thimphu's temperature is generally 10 to 15 degrees during the day, about 0 to 5 degrees in the evening. If it snows, the temperature would be lower, so please take enough warm clothing. There will be heating in hotel rooms, dining rooms, restaurants, and cars.

 

Bhutan is smoke-free nationwide. It is illegal to bring cigarettes into the country, and you will be fined or refuse entry. Tourists are also prohibited from smoking in public places. You can only bring one bottle of bottled wine. The export of antiques, plants, and animal products without inspection and declaration by relevant Bhutan authorities is strictly prohibited. Cameras, video cameras, personal computers, and other valuable electrical appliances used by tourists must be declared at the customs when entering the country and will be released through customs when leaving the country.

Bhutan's hotels are divided into A and B grades as well as super luxury 5-star hotels. For tourists who are picky about hotels, you can choose to stay at the Uma Hotel, Chihualin Hotel, Taj Hotel and even the most luxurious Amman Hotel. Although the hotels in Bhutan are small, the rooms are large and clean. They use a lot of wood. You can smell the fragrance of wood in the room.

In Bhutan, you can choose meals with flavors such as Bhutan, India, China and Tibet. The taste is unique, clean and hygienic. Please remember that Bhutanese people like to eat chilis. If you don't like chilis, please tell the waiter in advance.

 

Bhutanese handmade textiles, stamps and Buddha statues are all good souvenirs. CDs of Bhutanese music are also worth collecting.

Bhutanese, also known as Zongka, is the official language of Bhutan. It belongs to one of the Tibetan dialects. The Zonka and English are the official languages in the west, while Nepalese is spoken in the south.

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