Bhutan Cultural Tour

Explore the culture of Bhutan with our 8 days Bhutan tour itinerary.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 8 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 3100m
Average Group Size 2-10
trip-code Trip Code BCT
trip-code Start Point Paro
trip-start-point Trip End Point Paro
trip-accomodation Accomodation 3 Star Hotels
trip-meals Meals As Mentioned
transportation Transportation On Private Basis

Trip Highlights

  • Three Major cities of Bhutan tour - Paro, Thimphu, Punakha
  • Most iconic Dzongs, Monasteries and landmarks visit
  • Cultural sightseeing at the holiest sites and religious sites
  • A remarkable hike to the most sacred monastery- Taktsang Lhakhang
  • Visit the national library, paper factory and other places
  • Phobjikha valley visit along with other majestic locations
  • New culture, history and tradition exploration

Trip Overview

Want a refreshing vacation full of adventure and filled with striking places, then this 8 days Bhutan cultural tour is for you. In a world that is constantly on a go, Bhutan breaks that chain. Bhutan is a fascinating country squeezed in the middle of two massive countries India and China. This isolated landlocked country is small yet full of world-known landmarks, untamed nature, and endless mountain chains.

Bhutan, the last Shangri La on earth is full of mystery, victorious history, lively culture, and most importantly breathtaking cultural heritage that is out of this world. Bhutan is not only called the last remaining Shangri La but also called the ‘’Land of Thunder Dragon’’. Bhutan is highly influenced by Buddhists and the official religion is Vajrayana Buddhism which is somehow influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, as a result, you can see some of the most revered saints of Tibet worshiped in Bhutan.  

When it comes to adventure and beauty nothing compares to the beauty of Bhutan, not to forget Bhutan is among a few countries that were never colonized by any foreign countries meaning you get to see and experience authentic Bhutanese culture. Bhutan shows off a beautiful tradition in the form of festivals and they are pretty fond of cultural celebrations as they celebrate festivals all around the year. Bhutan is packed with iconic monasteries, Dzongs, and Forrest which will intimidate visitors with their majestic beauty. 

Bhutan has a total number of 20 districts and there are at least 2 striking monasteries present, perfectly preserved in each community. A proud fact of Bhutan is that it is the only carbon-negative country in the world meaning you will get fresh crisp air everywhere you go. The fresh environment will refresh you from within.

Bhutan is full of adventure and extraordinary activities full of thrilling vistas and whole new experiences. Everything about Bhutan fascinates people: its culture, food, tradition, and the most beautiful nature. During your Bhutan cultural tour, you will explore the prominent and glorious landmarks that Bhutan has to offer. People visit Bhutan not just to see the beauty but also to explore themselves in the spiritual journey. Bhutan houses some of the significant Buddhist monuments that you will visit. To reach these monasteries you need to hike as they are located on top of cliffs with mind-boggling architectural designs. This place is a paradise if you are into architecture and history. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and get along with them and blend with their culture and tradition as a form of appreciation, so take advantage of the perfect opportunity.

Throughout your 8 days trip to Bhutan, you will be accompanied by a certified tour guide who will help you with all the necessary information related to the heritage site and the country. If you have any questions regarding the history and its tradition feel free to ask your guide as they will be more than happy to share the information. Regardless of your short time you will have fun and get a lifetime experience with a refreshment.

Bhutan Cultural Tour Attractions

Bhutan is a mysterious country with some of the most remarkable and impressive landmarks. Bhutan has a lot to offer to its visitors from pristine nature to century-old history and Bhutan’s proud culture. Once at the place you will be fascinated by the rich culture and vibrant traditions. If you are into art and peculiar history then Bhutan is for you. The endless mountain chains, pristine nature, and well-preserved cultures will catch your attention right away. Along the dramatic landmarks, there are the most sacred and religious sites that you will visit. As Bhutan boasts its Buddhist culture you will get to see and experience lots of Buddhist traditions and practices. The hypnotic chanting of the monks and enchanting religious structures will spellbind you with their divine energy.

Tachogang Lhakhang is located along the Paro-Thimphu highway before Chhuzom and right after Isuna village. Tachogang or Tachog meaning ‘’Temple of the hill of the Excellent Horse’’ was built by a great architected and revered saint named Thangtong Gyalpo (1385-1464). It is said that he saw a vision of a spiritual horse at the very place while meditating, thus the temple was built. This temple is not just known for its spiritual meaning but also known for the iconic bridge made out of the iron chain. The suspension bridge is covered with plenty of prayer flags making it a perfect place for amazing pictures. This place is a great location as you can see the snow-capped mountains and the valley from the exact location. 

Tashichho Dzong locally known as Thimphu Dzong is the biggest landmark in Thimphu valley. It is a fortress located on the northern edge of the main city, Thimphu, on the western banks of the Wang Chhu river. Tashichho Dzong is also called the ‘’Fortress of the Glorious Religion’’ standing tall just 2 kilometers away from the main city of Thimphu. This building not only captures visitors' attention but also has a fascinating history related to it.  This impressive building houses the throne room of the King of the country and other important government personnel. 

Explore Thimphu

The National Library was established in 1967 to preserve the literary treasure of the nation. The true purpose of the construction of the library was to protect and promote the rich culture and religious heritage of Bhutan. The national library was in the central tower of the Tashichho Dzong and later moved to its present building located in the Changangkha area of Thimphu. All the scriptures and documents collections are considered the national treasure and fundamental sources for Bhutanese history, religion, ancient medicine, world-class art and culture. 

Motithang Takin Preserve also known as the mini zoo is a natural preserve for the national animal of Bhutan that is Takin. It was originally a mini zoo, but it was converted into Takin preserve later. The zoo contained a few numbers of Takin, The King then later decreed that it was improper to captivate animals as it is a Buddhist country. The preserve is a forested preserve area that mimics the natural habitat of the Takins. In addition, there are other wild animals besides Takin such as Musk deer, Barking deer inside the preserve that you can get to see. There are plans to expand the area and include other rare animals found in Bhutan. Currently, they have added other rare animals such as Red Panda and Himalayan Serow.

Dochula Pass is a mountain pass within Bhutan on the road from Thimphu to Punakha where there are 108 Chortens or Stupas. It is located at an altitude of 3150m meaning you get a stunning view of the valley and the snow capped mountains on a sunny day.  The Dochula Pass is about 30 km away from the capital city of Thimphu and the road to Punakha. This is one of the most popular stops to take a break and have a cup of refreshing tea. The pass offers a spectacular view of the lush green valley along with the endless mountain chains. People also go for a short hike around the pass as it is surrounded by a dense forest. 

Punakha Awaiting!

Punakha Dzong or the Pungtang Dechen Phortang Dzong is located at the junction of two major rivers of Bhutan Mo Chhu (Mother) and Pho Chhu (Father) a tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra River. The Dzong was constructed by Zhabdrung Ngawang  Namgyel Wangchuk in 1638. It is the second largest and second oldest Dzong present in Bhutan. And every year this Dzong plays host to the annual Punakha Tshechu festival which is adored by the locals and is the perfect attraction for tourists. The walls of the iconic landmark are full of religious murals that portray the teaching and beauty of Bhutanese art.  

Talo Sanga Choling (2800) is an important Drukpa Kagyu monastery located near Paro, Bhutan. To reach Talo Sanga Choling one has to take a diversion off the main road toward the secondary road before Kuruthang. The Monastery was founded by the Kongtrul Jigme Singye, the 4th reincarnation of Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye. It is one of the prominent monasteries in the country as it is directly related to the mind manifestation of Zhabdrung  Ngawang Namgyel and it is also known as the Talo Geompa. 

Chimi Lhakhang or the Fertility Temple is located in the Punakha district near Lobesa, it stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 4th Drukpa hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel after getting blessed by the revered saint ‘’Divine Madman’’. The temple is located 10 km away from the Punakha near a village called  Sopsokha from where one has to walk around 20 minutes through agricultural fields of mustard and paddy. Beautiful prayer flags are lined all along the road to the temple which is called  Yowakha. All the houses in the village have paintings of Phalluses on the exterior walls. 

Chendebji Chorten (2411m) also called the Chorten Charo Kasho is en route to Trongsa and is patterned after Kathmandu’s Boudhanath stupa, with eyes painted in all four directions of the stupa. The Chorten was built by the Lama Shinda from Tibet in the 19th century. It is believed that the Chorten is built on the exact spot where an evil spirit was subdued by the Lama. 

Trongsa Dzong or the Choekhor Rabdentse is one of the largest and most impressive Dzongs in Bhutan. It is located on a cliff overlooking the Mangde Chhu river gorge. Trongsa means new village in Dzongkha (the official Bhutanese language). The massive comprises a series of remarkable courtyards and passageways that are built along the topography of the ridge. This place also hosts five days long Trongsa Tshechu in the northern courtyard of the Dzong each year during December and January. The festival celebrates the triumph of Buddhism over the evil force. The most interesting part of the festival is the masked dancer and the unveiling of a huge Thangka painting of Guru Rinpoche and other sacred deities. 

Gangtey Attractions

Gangtey Goemba (3000m) generally known as Gangtey Gonpa or Ganteng monastery is located in Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag in central Bhutan, Phobjikha valley. This monastery is associated with the Nyingma school of Buddhism and was established in 1613 by Peling Gyalse Rinpoche, the grandson of the great treasure discoverer, Trenton Pema Lingpa. This place not only has religious values but also provides a perfect view of the magnificent Phobjikha valley.  

Phobjikha valley (2900m) is a wide glacial valley located near the Gangtey monastery. This valley is known for being the winter home of the rare Tibetan Black Necked cranes. These glorious birds migrate from the arid plains of Tibet to roost in the more comfortable climate in Phobjikha valley. The valley is situated at an elevation of 2900m above sea level making it a more suitable climate for the cranes compared to the harsh extremes of Tibet. A part of the valley lies in the Black Mountain National Park. while visiting part one must not miss the Black crane information center as you will be provided with all the necessary information. If you travel to Bhutan in November you will get to see these wonderful birds. 

Simtokha Dzong is a small Dzong located approximately 5 kilometers south of Thimphu. Simtokha is officially called Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang which roughly translates to the palace of the profound meaning of secret Mantras. It was built in 1629 and was constructed by the legendary Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in Bhutan. The building is currently used as the institute for Language and cultural studies which is attended by monks and common people. Besides being one of the heritage sites it has a fascinating mythology as well. It is said that it was built on top of a demon's stomach as the derived word Sunmo (demon), Do (Stomach), and Kha (On)- the Dzong on top of the demon’s stomach. 

Paro Attractions

Taktsang Monastery (3120m) commonly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is the most iconic and sacred Buddhist monastery in the world. This dazzling monastery hangs precisely and magically from a rather cliff. This monastery is a monument of genuine pride and spiritual significance for all the Buddhist people and the country as well. It defies the ideal architectural principles to the core and amazes tourists from all over the world. To see this monastery with your own eyes requires a challenging hike making it the most rewarding hike adored by all. It is considered one of the most prominent monasteries in Bhutan as it is directly associated with one of the revered saints in Buddhism.  

Rinpung Dzong also known as the Paro Dzong is probably the best and most iconic Dzong in Bhutan. This is the first landmark you'll notice as soon as you land at the Paro International airport.  It will be the first thing you see and the first memory. The imposing Dzong is perhaps the finest example of glorious architecture existing in the world today. The massive buttered white walls dominated the entire valley with its majestic beauty. To reach the actual building one has to cross the traditional bridge over a beautiful river called Nemizaram, a stone-paved path that runs alongside the imposing outer wall of infrastructure.

Kyichu Lhakhang locally known as the Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples of all since it was built in the 7th century.  The temple was built by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo. It is one of the 108 temples built by him to subdue a demon that was terrorizing the people of the Himalayas. It is believed that the temple was built overnight. This temple is visited by several revered saints including Guru Rinpoche in the 8th century. It is considered an essential pilgrimage for Tibetan Buddhists as it is known to be the holiest temple and sacred. 

What to Expect from Bhutan Cultural tour?

Throughout this Bhutan Cultural trip, you get 8 days to explore the mysterious country.  The country will welcome you with its best aerial view of the country while landing from the aircraft. As your pilot announces to the aircraft you will see the mysterious country under the thin layer of cloud. As soon as you get out of the aircraft you will notice the fresh and pollution free around you. Finish with your airport formality and baggage collection, you will see your local tour guide waiting for you. You will notice your guide from a distance as they will welcome you, fully dressed in traditional attire. The first thing you will notice at Paro is the majestic Paro Dzong that outshines the entire valley. 

After you meet and greet with your guide and driver make your way to one of the major cities of Bhutan that is Thimphu where you will visit a few sights and stay overnight. The roads of Bhutan don't have any traffic lights yet no traffic jams making your drive smooth and comfortable. Without wasting your precious time you will visit some of the attractions and sights to get a glimpse of the country.  Following days you will be flabbergasted with all things you see and experience. You will visit the imposing landmarks which will intimidate you with their divine energy and intricate Bhutanese craftsmanship. Not just one but you will explore most of the popular destinations of Bhutan and most importantly your local guide will give you all the information related to the sights and its historical background. Bhutan embraces its culture by protecting its century-old heritage which is now the pillar of the most distinctive folklore. 

A Private Trip in Bhutan

Visit the mentioned attraction full of life and opportunity to learn about this peculiar country. Your perspective on this county will change after you see the place for yourself. Bhutan is amongst the happiest countries in the world so you have the perfect chance to know the secrets of being happy. Try the delicious food and enjoy your time to the fullest, you will be served spicy food as they love chilis and their traditional dish is called the Ema Datshi which you can get almost everywhere you go. Back to the heritage sites, they will be beautifully decorated with religious items like prayer flags and all. The beautiful history engraved in each crevasse of the structure can be seen and captured in your camera. 

Last, but not least you will go on a breathtaking hike to the most iconic monastery in the world hanging on the edge of a cliff - Taktsang Lhakhang otherwise known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. To get on top, one has to hike for about 2-3 hours according to one's physical fitness. You will go through a dense alpine forest to get a panoramic view of the valley. After completing the hike visit a few more attractions and end your adventurous day with a traditional hot stone bath and traditional dinner with your guide as a farewell. The memories you will carry out of this county will forever be with you and inspire you to travel more. Visit the local market and collect souvenirs to take back home, this concludes your 8 days trip. We hope you will enjoy your trip to Bhutan.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive at Paro, Drive to Thimphu.

Jen Pa Ley Sho (welcome) to the land of Thunder Dragon. After landing in this mysterious country known as the land of Thunder Dragon, finish with your airport formality and baggage collection. Bhutan is one of the few countries that was never colonized and is successful in preserving its culture. (Paro to Thimphu 1 hr 20 mins/50km) After you land, Welcome! To one of the happiest countries in the world. Drive to your respective hotel and check in after that and pay a short visit to Tachogang Lhakhang (3810m) which is a beautiful landmark located along the Thimphu-Paro Highway. Explore the century-old iron chain bridge covered in colorful prayer flags. Take some pictures and get fascinated looking at the landscape seen from there. 

To end your day visit the most admired Tashichho Dzong. This building is not only an attraction site but also serves as one of the important political capital buildings. In the evening the whole building is lit with beautiful lights. The base of the building shines like snow and the top of the building is lit with an iconic red color.  You will see the true beauty of the building along with the pretty ambience. 

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Day 02

Thimphu Sightseeing

Wake up, get fresh and see the beautiful hills from your hotel room. Have your breakfast at the hotel and get ready to explore Bhutan and its popular attractions. Before going sightseeing, have your breakfast at your hotel and get a taste of Bhutanese cuisine. 

Your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and drive you to the National Library where you will see the ancient books and scriptures collection about all the fundamental sources for Bhutanese history, religion, ancient medicine, world-class art and culture. Get yourself a book of your interest and take your time and get lost in your little world. After you finish exploring the library and its secret drive to a restaurant to have lunch.

After you satisfy your hunger, visit the most popular destination, Motithang Takin Preserve (3700m). The area is the forested preserve area that mimics the Takin’s natural habitat. Here you will see the national animal of Bhutan free in its natural habitat. (If you want to watch Takin up close, visit the preserve at the feeding time when the takings are close to the fence.) The preserve allows you to see these animals with your own eyes, and you also get a panoramic view of the nearby valley. Stop by a restaurant and have lunch before you go any further sightseeing. 

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Day 03

Drive to Punakha, Visit Punakha Dzong.

Today you will cover a total distance of 74 km by the drive and before you start your journey have your breakfast at your respective hotel. You will drive to Punakha and visit the iconic Dzong and along the way also explore the Dochula Pass on the way. (Distance from Thimphu to Punakha 74 km/2 Hours 5 mins drive time). Stop at Dochula Pass (3100m) where you will have some tea and snacks while you explore the iconic pass. DochuLa Pass is the collection of 108 memorial Chorten in honor of the late soldiers. Besides having deep history this place also provides exquisite views of the snow-laden Himalayas followed by the green valleys. 

Take as many pictures as you want and collect them for memories. And next stop is Punakha Dzong (1200 m), which is the second largest and second oldest landmark present in Bhutan. It takes around 3 hours to drive from Thimphu city. This majestic building lies between two main rivers Mo Chhu (Female) and Pho Chhu (Male). In the spring season, this place looks out of the world with all the flowering trees around the landmark. And last but not least pay a visit to Talo Sanga Choling (2800m) one of the popular stupas in Bhutan, this place is religiously significant to Tibetan Buddhists as it is believed to be a replica of the monastery present in Tibet. After you finish with the sightseeing drive towards your hotel and have dinner and rest.  

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Day 04

Drive to Trongas

Have your breakfast while sipping on Bhutan’s unique butter tea, and start your day in a typical Bhutanese way. Have your breakfast and get ready to explore yet another mysterious and stunning monastery. (5 hours drive from Punakha to Trongas Monastery/135 km) Drive towards Chimi Lhakhang, The Fertility Temple. This Monterey is well-known throughout Bhutan as a fertility-inducing center. Thousands of people visit the monastery to get blessings from saints. To get inside the premises one has to walk through the mustard and rice fields making the sightseeing more therapeutic. This is the place where you get to see elderly people go around (Clockwise which is a ritual rule) the monuments to pay respect. And later visit Chendebji Chorten(2430m) before you call it a day. If you've been to Nepal you will notice that Chendeji Choten kinda looks like a miniature of Boudhanath Stupa. 

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Day 05

Drive to Gangtey

Have your warm breakfast with a cup of tea and get ready to explore other parts of Bhutan. (Distance between Trongsa and Gangtey 76 km/2hr 10m) Today you will visit some of the most striking locations to witness their beauty and charm. Start your day by visiting Trongsa Dzong (2180m) which is one of the most glorious landmarks of Bhutan. The architect will make you fall in love with Bhutan and its culture. You will see small details once you enter the Dzong. Not only beauty but also you will get the stunning valley view. If you visit this place during the festive season you will get to see the true culture and amazing festival rituals while at the premises.

Then visit Gangtey Goemba(2800m) located on the top of a hill providing a gorgeous view of the following valley. The monastery complex will blow your mind with its intricate and dramatic architecture. Next is Phobjikha Valley (3000m) which is a vast U-shaped valley in the center of Bhutan. The valley houses one of the most impressive monasteries as well which you just visited. The green valley will place your heart and eyes in its pristine environment. You can even meditate at a tranquil place and end your day with loads of memories and a lifetime experience. Also, you might get to see Black Necked Crane if lucky and do visit the crane information center. If you visit Bhutan in November you will get to see these beautiful creatures right in front of your eyes.

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Day 06

Drive to Paro

Wake up and refresh yourself with a cup of tea and have a delicious breakfast and get ready to explore yet another magnificent landmark of Paro, Bhutan. (Distance between Gangtey to Paro 167 km/around 5 hours) once you reach Paro have Lunch and visit Simtokha Dzong (3100m) and soak in your first culturally immersive day in Bhutan. This Dzong mainly serves as an institute of language and culture studies and houses several sculptures and traditional paintings of various religious figures and deities. Relax and learn about the history and culture related to it and go back to your hotel for some rest.

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Day 07

Paro Sightseeing

A trip to Bhutan is incomplete without a visit to the most iconic monastery in the world, Taktsang Monastery (3120m) most commonly known as Tiger’s Nest Monastery. You will take an early morning breakfast and stretch your legs and get ready for a short hike. This hike is challenging and is the main reason that protects this unbelievable attraction from being congested. Once you've passed the dense forest you will get a fantastic glimpse of the shiny monastery, somehow aggressively pressed on the wall over the valley floor. Take a tour of the building inside out along with a panoramic view of the Paro valley. This quiet spot was used as a meditation cave in the 8th century and later as a monastery in the 17th century. Thrilling! How cool is that!

Pay a visit to Rinpung Dzong (3121m) also known as Paro Dzong.  This majestic structure might intimate you at first but once you are inside the premises you will see nothing but pure beauty and experience inner tranquility. You will be provided with all the information including the history and its significance by your guide. And how can someone miss the famous monastery Kyichu Lhakhang (900m) which is a twin temple and also one of the oldest temples built in the 7th century? This place is also known for its mysterious orange tree that bears oranges throughout the year. This evening, savor your free time at the pub and visit the local markets of Bhutan and enjoy your time collecting souvenirs and memories in the hypnotic streets of Bhutan. Or just relax and enjoy the hot stone bath as it is the most popular and admired thing to do before you leave this mysterious country. 

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Day 08

Departure

Today is the final day of your trip to Bhutan. If you have extra time we (Altitude Himalaya) would be more than happy to suggest how to make the most out of it. On the other hand, if you are going home then Farewell! On your way home today. This trip will send you refreshed from all the cultural sightseeing and remarkable hiking. 

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Trip Guide

The information given about the 8 Days Bhutan Cultural Tour is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any kind of assistance. We will be available on WhatsApp to assist you instantly. You can write an email if this trip doesn't fit your vacation schedule and requirements. Altitude Himalaya aims to offer the best possible travel experience to the customers. Depending on the needs of the visitors and the group size, we customize each vacation package. We will put together a bespoke itinerary just for your private group.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to reach Bhutan?

    The best way to reach Bhutan is by air and this country has only one international airport in Paro which is just 7 km away from the city. It has a direct flight from Nepal (Kathmandu), India (New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, and Gaya), Bangladesh ( Dhaka), Thailand (Bangkok), and Singapore (Changi). We Altitude Himalaya are more than happy to arrange a flight for your amazing trip to Bhutan.

  • Can we visit Bhutan except for Nepal?

    Yes, there are direct flights to Bhutan from Singapore (Changi) on Sunday at 06:30 AM and Thursday at 10: 30 AM. Bangladesh (Dhaka) Friday, Saturday, and Monday at 09:20 AM and 10:20 AM. Thailand (Bangkok) daily flight from 05:15 AM, 06:30 AM, and 01:10 PM with half an hour layover in India (Kolkata). And from major cities of India (New Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, and Gaya). Which might change according to weather conditions.

  • Can we travel from Nepal to Bhutan?

    Yes, you can and the best way to reach Bhutan from Nepal is by air. Bhutan has a direct flight from Nepal (Kathmandu) and daily flights from Kathmandu, Nepal to Paro, Bhutan which will take around 1 and a half hours covering a distance of around 402 km by air. 

  • Do we need a visa to visit Bhutan?

    Yes, on arrival in Bhutan, the traveler must present their passport, 2 photographs, and the fee of USD 50 to receive the original visa sticker. A visitor's visa can only be approved through a licensed tour operator in Bhutan. However, you can also get the visa by filling up an online form. However, if you are an Indian citizen you don't require Visa to visit Bhutan instead of a Visa one should have two valid travel documents (A) a Valid Indian passport having a validity of a minimum of 6 months (B) A Voter identity card, issued by the election commission of India.

  • Can you visit Bhutan on your own?

    Unfortunately, you can not travel to Bhutan without a licensed travel agency in Bhutan as it is a basic rule that a foreigner needs to follow. Also throughout your trip to Bhutan, you must be accompanied by a local professional tour guide and a driver who will take care of all your transportation, sightseeing, and other formalities until you depart from Bhutan. However, if you are a citizen from India, Maldives, or Bangladesh these rules are not applied to you. 

  • When is the best time to visit Bhutan?

    When it comes to Bhutan each month is full of life and fascination but there is a specific time when to visit Bhutan to make the most of it. Here is the Best time to visit Bhutan to get all the necessary information about the ideal time to visit the kingdom in the clouds.

  • Can we visit Bhutan from Nepal?

    Yes, you can visit Bhutan from Nepal and we have a perfect itinerary for that Nepal-Bhutan tour. This will allow you to get the best of both rich countries. You can explore these two amazing countries both with a lot to offer to their visitors and with both your money and precious time. Also, the flight time is short from Kathmandu, Nepal which is just 40 mins and you can fly throughout the week as they have regular flights from Nepal.

  • Where should I visit after Bhutan?

    There are many places that you can visit besides Bhutan that have similar yet vast culture and unmatched beauty and are within a short distance as well. You can visit the neighboring countries of Bhutan that is Nepal, the land of great mountains and Tibet where the great religion began, Buddhism. The culture and beauty will fascinate and enchant you, so if you are planning to visit we (Altitude Himalaya) are more than happy to arrange trips for you.    

Services Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off on a private basis.

  • A private A/C vehicle for all the mentioned transportation and sightseeing. 

  • All (7 Nights) hotel accommodations are based on double-sharing deluxe rooms.

  • All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees. 

  • Daily breakfast and dinner at the hotel. 

  • Lunch at the government allowed tourist restaurant. (as mentioned) 

  • All Bhutan government and local tourism taxes.

  • A local tour guide throughout the trip. 

  • Driver and guide’s allowance, salary, fuel cost, and toll/taxes.

  • Bhutan sustainable development fee USD 200/night effective from 20 June 2022.

Services Excludes

  • Personal expenses.

  • International flight to reach Bhutan.

  • Bhutan visa fee. (USD 50 per person)

  • Tips to driver and tour guide.(Not required but recommended)

  • Services that aren’t mentioned above.

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