Bhutan Discovery Tour

Bhutan discovery tour offers you good and memorable trips to Paro and Thimphu. They are the major cities of Bhutan. This 8 nights 9 days trip covers most of the best part of Bhutan. Further, This tour is a journey across western and central Bhutan.

Trip Facts

duration Duration 9 days
trip-difficulty Trip Difficulty Easy
trip-difficulty Highest Point 3100 m.
Average Group Size 2-10 People
trip-code Trip Code BDT
trip-code Area Bhutan
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

  • A distinctive culture exploration in the ‘’land of Thunder Dragon’’. 
  • Astounding historical Dzongs, Monasteries and Fortress.
  • Stunning natural landscapes with endless mountain chains.
  • Century-old monuments with deep fascinating mythologies and cultural practices.
  • Pristine natural environment with breathtaking splendors of the valley.
  • Most remarkable hike towards the Taktsang Lhakhang. (Tiger’s Nest Monastery) 
  • Intimidating landmarks and sightseeing around the country.

Trip Overview

The mysterious land of “Thunder Dragon’’ awaits you with the most breathtaking adventure of all time. This exclusive Bhutan tour is perfect to discover the nation hidden in the clouds. Feel the freshness of Bhutan during the Bhutan Discovery tour continuously for 9 days. While you are in Bhutan you will experience the rich cultural heritage, peculiar traditions, and glamor of a land of happiness. Get deep travel satisfaction and let go of yourself out in the freshness of the alpine hills of Bhutan. An escape away from the concrete jungle and monotonous daily schedule is this Bhutan discovery tour. Suitable for all age groups and just enough time to explore Bhutan and its remarkable beauty.

Bhutan is a small and happiest country squished between two giant countries China and India with historical, religious, and adventure-filled attractions. During this tour, you will explore major cities of Bhutan such as Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and many other captivating places. A journey across western and central Bhutan will leave an unforgettable imprint on your life with its simple yet so complicated elegance of the nation. Bhutan is known as a mysterious country with surprising mythologies and cultural practices throughout the country. Each of the iconic landmarks is tied to hypnotic stories passed down from generation to generation.

Bhutan is called the only remaining Shangri La and it is worth all the hype due to its pristine nature with unique biodiversity from snow-laden mountains, lush valleys, and luxurious dense forests. And besides nature, Bhutan also proudly boasts its Buddhist religion and its cultural practices that are revered and adored by people across the world. Asians are fond of festivals and celebrations and Bhutan is no exception, Bhutanese are the most fun and festive-loving people because they celebrate festivals throughout the year. Traveling to new and foreign countries opens an opportunity to explore their culture, food, traditions and way of living and these are the true essence of traveling.

Bhutan has some of the most idolized Buddhist monuments and Bhutan has many monasteries and religious sites dedicated to Buddhism and revered saints.  The landmarks are influenced by Tibaten as you see the beautiful prayer flags dancing to the rhythm of the wind. These are the places where you see authentic Bhutanese art engraved on the walls of the structure and exterior. The vibrant colors inside the architecture clocked in beautiful history will warm your heart and grant you spiritual tranquility. You will be accompanied by a local guide with its significance, history and do’s and don'ts.

Among all the countries Bhutan has different spark and beauty within the country as Bhutan is the only nation that calculates the country’s growth with its happiness and its country's growth with GDH gross national happiness. In contrast, other countries measure their growth with GDP gross domestic product. 70% of the country is covered in forests making it the utopia for the flora and fauna which you can see on your hike program towards the iconic Taktsang Lhakhang.

The Charming Attractions of Bhutan

Bhutan’s ancient name ‘’Lho Mon’’ meaning (Southern Land of Darkness) has a lot to offer to its visitors with some of the most spectacular heritage sites that one can witness. Bhutan has its charm when it comes to remarkable landmarks clocked in historic mythologies and beautiful Bhutanese traditions. Bhutan has both natural and artificial attractions that make your jaw drop. Bhutan houses some of the most prominent and majestic Buddhist monuments in the world and one of them is the world-know Taktsang Lhakhang, internationally known as the Tiger’s Nest monastery. Besides the imposing building, Bhutan is a paradise for numerous species of flora and fauna as 70% of the county is covered by forests and protected areas.

Historical Monuments in Thimphu

Thimphu, also spelled as Thimbu, is the capital of Bhutan. The city is situated in the west-central part of the country. Besides Thimphu being the government seat, it is also known for its spellbinding and divine Buddhist sites. The mentioned attraction and their short description will give you a visual idea and what to expect.

Tachogang Lhakhang is one of the most visited monasteries in Bhutan, although it is not famous for its monastery but for the iron chain bridge that leads you to the monastery itself. The translation of Tachogang Lhakhang is the ‘’temple of the hill of excellent horse’’.  A brief history of the bridge, it was built by one of the greatest architects and respected saints Drupthob Thangtong Gyalpo in the 14th century. The quiet temple is located across the Paro-Thimphu highway from where you will get to see the iconic bridge. The historic bridge floats over a beautiful gurgling river overlooking the hills and the stunning scenery.

Tashichho Dzong is an astounding Buddhist fortress-like monastery sited on the banks of the Wang Chhu river on the northern edge of Thimphu city. It is just 2 km away from the city and you can reach this place either by comfortable drive or a refreshing hike. Tashichho Dzong was first constructed in 1216 AD by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa and went through several reconstructions due to the damage. Tashichho Dzong has a unique meaning to it and it translates to ‘’Fortress of the Glorious Religion’’. This amazing building has also been the capital of Bhutan’s government since 1968. The stunning architecture stands tall with its glorious white-washed walls and iconic red roof which is easily seen from a distance. Beautifully surrounded by a well-maintained garden and green lawns.

Kuensel Phodrang also known as the Buddha’s Point of Thimphu is a classic solid bronze statue of Buddha Dordenma (Shakyamuni Buddha). Located at an elevation of 2500m above sea level overlooking Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. As the large Budhha, there are thousands of miniature Buddhas gilded and made of bronze. It was constructed in 2015 to honor the 60th birthday of Jigme Singye Wangchuk, the fourth Dragon King of Bhutan. The gigantic 169 feet (52m) statue represents Budhha’s teaching,  fortune, inner peace,  and encouragement of being a good human being. This place is a perfect viewpoint for the photographic valley view and iconic landscape insight.

National Memorial Chorten (A Tibetan Buddhist Shrine) also known as the Thimphu Chorten is a Buddhist memorial stupa located in the southern central part of Thimphu city. The memorial Chorten was first founded by Thinley Norbu Rinpoche in the interval (1931-2011). It was built in 1974 in memory of Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, (Druk Gyalpo)  the Third Dragon King of Bhutan. The architecture is simple yet so elegant with a whitewashed Tibetan-style stupa with a golden apex on top of the shrine. The Chorten has four entrances in four directions but only one open entrance for devotees to visit the shrine.  Other interiors are heavily decorated annexes where you can get a glimpse of authentic Bhutanese artwork.

Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife preserve special for the Takins (Burdorcas Taxicolor) in the Motithang district of Thimphu, Bhutan. Motithnag Takin preserved used to be a mini zoo and later was converted into today’s Takin preserve. Takins are the national animal of Bhutan due to their religious and mythological association with Bhutan's history. In Buddhism, it was believed that animals are part of divine creation and one should not harm them as a result they declared the area as Takin preserve. This Takin preserved attracts thousands of tourists every year as Takins have very distinguished features that as super-sized schnoz or ‘’bee-stung moose’’ as some people may describe it.

Imposing Attractions of Punakha

Punakha is well known for its dazzling 17th-century fortress and other brilliant architecture. Also, Punakha is renowned for its exclusive agricultural techniques for growing rich and graceful architecture. Punakha is located at the junction of two lovely rivers they are Pho Chhu (Male) and Mo Chhu (Female) which makes the place even more majestic and dramatic.

Punakha Dzong officially known as Pungthang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang which translates to ‘’The palace of great happiness or bliss’’ is an administrative center of the Punakha. The Punakha Dzong is deeply rooted in history and significance as a result the dzong now serves administrative and religious purposes. It is also the second largest and second oldest dzong in Bhutan making it the most iconic 180 m long and 72m wide ancient architecture. It is pinpointed in the junction of two major rivers Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu giving it the most phenomenal view. The imposing building is the remains and backbone of the great history and vibrant culture. This is the place where you see the true work of art in the forms of intricate wood carvings and many other expressions of great craftsmanship.

Serene Attractions of Trongas

Trongas is a hilltop town situated in the center of the country. It is a great example of a mix of heritage and nature. The translation of this word is ‘’New Village’’ in Dzongkha which is the national language of Bhutan. Trongas has some of the most dramatic and lofty historical attractions.

Chendebji Chorten is a stupa in Bhutan located 41 km west of Trongas at 2430 m above sea level. Bhutan has great mythologies regarding its religious sites and it is believed that this stupa covers the body of an ‘’Evil Spirit’’. Chendebji Chorten is constructed in Nepalese style as it looks similar to the Boudhanath Stupa present in Kathmandu, Nepal. The features of the Chendebji Chorten and Boudhnath's stupa are the eyes drawn on top of the stupa. It was built in the 19th century by Lama Zhida.

Trongsa Dzong formerly known as Trongsa Dzong nestled at an elevation of 2300m above sea level and is located in the center of the Trongas district. Trongsa Dzong translates to ‘’The Fortress on the tip of a Dungkhar’’ (conch). The massive monastery covers a total area of 1807 sq km, it is bordered by Wangdue Phodrang district to the west and Bumthang district to the east side built in 1647 during the time of Trongsa Penlop Chogyal Minjur Tenpa. It is an important administrative building that provides the headquarters of the government of the Trongas district.

Wonderland of Bhutan - Bumthang

Bumthang is one of 20 districts in Bhutan and one of the most stunning as well. It comprises four valleys in it which are Choekhor, Tang, Chumey and Ura. Bumthang directly translates to ‘’Beautiful Fildes’’, it is one of the most historic dzongkhag (Districts) as there are several ancient temples and sacred sites.  Some of them are as mentioned below.

Jambay Lhakhang locally known as Jambay temple or Temple of Maitreya in Bumthang is believed to be among those 108 temples built by the Tibaten king similar to Kyichu Lhakhang. The ancient temple, Jambay Lhakhang is situated in the highland of the Bumthang Chhu river. Jambay Lhakhang hosts an exclusive mask dance and other ceremonies and the two major highlights of Jambay Lhakhang are Mewang or Fire Dance and Tercham or Nacked Dance. Fire dance is done to purify the sins of the people and Nacked dance is done to bless infertile women so they can bear a child.

Kurjey Lhakhang is believed to be the holiest and most sacred temple in Bhutan, located in the Bumthang district. The word Kurjey is derived from imprint (Jey) and body (Kur) as it is believed that Guru Rinpoche left his body imprint on the walls of the cave while meditating. It is located on a side of a hill surrounded by 108 Chorten walls, the holy complex houses three temples and is Guru Lhakhang, Sampa Lhundrup and Ka Gon Phor Sum Lhakhang. Although it is a temple it is not less than any of the majestic Dzongs and Fortress as its walls are whitewashed with delicately carved woodwork done on the entrance of the other parts of the temple. All three stunning buildings face the south and are surrounded by an enclosure made of 108 mini Chorten.

Namkha Nyingpo Goemba is a peaceful monastery located on a hill just east of the town of Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan. Namkha Nyingpo Goemba is also the administrative center of Bumthang. The monastery was established in 1970 and is home to around 600 monks who devote their lives to learning about Nyingma Buddhism. The word Nyingma translates to old school, the oldest of four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.

The mystique Gangtey valley of Bhutan

Set in the center of Bhutan, Gangtey valley is an extraordinary glacial valley called Phobjikha valley. This valley houses numerous ancient monasteries with a beautiful vast U-shaped valley. This place provides a wonderful valley view and this place is also known for the graceful Blacked necked cranes that migrate from Tibet to Phobjikha valley each year. Every year Bhutan hosts a colorful festival called Tsechu also known as Crane Festival to celebrate and welcome the cranes in the winter month in the courtyard of Gangtey monastery.

Phobjikha Valley is a U-shaped valley that houses several monasteries, echoing the mysterious charms and Bhutan's pride. It is one of the gorgeous glacial valleys which is the second home of Black Necked cranes that migrate from Tibet in winter. The mesmerizing valley boasts various nature trails and is quite popular for trekking routes as well besides that there is a beautiful Monastery as well as a Black Necked Crane information center. In Bhutan Black Necked Cranes are believed to be a symbol of longevity and every year the locals eagerly await the return of these sacred birds and celebrate their arrival by organizing a festival called Tsechu or Crane Festival.

The Scared Paro valley

Paro is a valley town of Bhutan, west of the capital city, Thimphu. It is the only city that has an international airport in the entire country and is hugely famous among tourists. As soon as you land at the airport the majestic dzong which outstands the valley will catch your attention. Paro houses some of the most majestic and lofty landmarks in Bhutan. The world-famous Tiger’s Nest monastery otherwise known as Taktsang Lakhang is also in Paro.

Simtokha Dzong officially known as Sangak Zabdhon Phodrang is a charming ancient fortress built in 1629 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Simtokha Dzong translates to ‘’Palace of the profound meaning of secret mantras’’. It is the oldest Dzong to survive as a complete structure with all the historical parts still intact. The Dzong is built over 65 sq ft and has a single entry point. The interior of the Dzong is full of fine religious murals from Buddhism. As the interior fascinates you with its beauty, the exterior also amazes visitors with the beautiful valley view of the entire Paro valley.

Kyichu Lhakhang locally known as the oldest and most lovely temple sited in Lango Gewog of Paro district and is considered a sacred Jewel of Bhutan. It was built in the 7th century. This place houses the original statue of Jowo Shakyamuni according to some philosophers. Also, you can see the mysterious orange tree which bears oranges throughout the year and is believed to have some sort of diving energy in this particular place.

Taktsang Lhakhang is one of those places that you should not miss visiting as it is one of the most prominent and popular Buddhist landmarks in the world. Worldwide known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a Buddhist Monastery in Paro, Bhutan. Perfectly balanced at an altitude of 3120m on a cliff, Paro Taktsang Monastery is nestled in the upper valley of Paro. The word Taktsang stands for Tiger’s nest in the Bhutanese language. This single monument is considered the most exclusive monastery in the world. To reach this one-of-a-kind monastery one has to hike through a dense alpine forest that leads to a rewarding elevation from where you get a panoramic valley view.

What to expect from this 9 day Bhutan tour?

Bhutan also known as ‘’The land of Thunder Dragon’’ is a trip that provides you with the best experience and opportunity to learn about foreign culture, history, century-old parties, and adrenaline-rushing adventure. Throughout a calmative 9 days adventure, you will get to know the generous and warm people of Bhutan and experience a new concept of hospitality. You will visit numerous monuments full of rustic beauty and spiritual mysteries. Understand the importance of sacred places such as Taktsang Lhakhang and other equally important places while soaking in their beauty. This place is perfect for all those travel junkies wanting to try something new and interesting. Bhutan is the ideal place to learn about Buddhist culture as it is a proud Buddhist country.

Along with artificial attractions, Bhutan has untamed nature that includes snow-capped mountain ranges, and celestial valleys where the flora and fauna flourish effortlessly. Bhutan houses remarkable hiking trails that lead to rewarding scenarios that look out of the world. The unique landscapes will captivate you and the peace will relax your anxious heart. Wherever you go you will be surrounded by a clean atmosphere and crisp air as Bhutan is the only carbon-negative country in the world.

As you pay a visit to these incredible places your guide will pass on all the necessary information regarding the location including the do’s and don’ts at the respected places Participate in rituals and traditions if you wish to and get the chance like circumambulation around the religious sites. Everywhere you go you will get a grand view of the surrounding without any interruption as Bhutan rarely has buildings higher than the 6th floor. If you are interested in architecture this is the place for you as the century-old monuments are still standing tall, granting you the opportunity to learn about the art techniques of old Bhutan. You will witness the backbones of all the existing vibrant cultures adored by people from across the globe.

You will get an insight into the revered monasteries, valleys, city areas, and many more while you gather lifetime experience. Try their fiery cuisine as the best way to know one's culture is through food. The national dish of Bhutan is Ema Datshi which you can find almost everywhere in Bhutan. You will go on short hikes in Bhutan to see the incredible monastery seated on top of a hill grading you the best panoramic view of the entire valley. The trip is not finished yet you will connect with people and learn the secrets of being happy. The art of simplicity will melt your heart and teach you about little things while you are on a vacation. End your trip with a traditional hot stone bath to soothe your body and enjoy a traditional dinner with your guide as a farewell before you leave and get back to your usual life. Return home with loads of memories and pictures of this wonderful country.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in 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 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.

duration 4-5 Hours
duration 50 KM
trip-accomodation Hotel Pedling
trip-meals L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 02

Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will depart from your hotel and drive toward the Kuensel Phodrang (2655m) also known as the Buddha's point. Overlooking the celestial backdrop of Thimphu valley which is one of the iconic valleys of this country Bhutan. The giant figure of the Great Buddha Dordenma is one of the biggest statues of a sitting Buddha in the world. Explore the National Memorial Chorten (2334m) built in the loving memory of the third Dragon king Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Here you get to see a beautiful ritual which is circumambulation around the Chorten. The warmth from all the butter lamps lit in honor of the deceased will melt your heart.

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 also get a panoramic view of the nearby valley. Stop by a restaurant and have lunch before you go any further sightseeing.

trip-accomodation Hotel Pedling
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 03

Drive to Punakha

After you have your warm breakfast at your respective hotel get ready to blow your mind with the beauty, bizarre history and glorious views (Thimphu to Punakha by drive approximately 2 hr 30 mins/74 Km). Punakha Dzong (3900 m), is the second largest and oldest landmark 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. After finishing sightseeing, return to your respective hotel and fill your tummy with delicious food and rest well for tomorrow.

duration 74 Km
trip-accomodation Meri Puensum
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 04

Drive to Trongas

Today you will explore some breathtaking landmarks of Bhutan and soak in their beauty and rich history. Before you start your day, have a delicious breakfast at your hotel and get ready to be stunned.  The distance between Trongas and Chendebji Chorten is just 40 KM which will take around 1 hour to reach by drive.

Explore the Chendebji Chorten (2430m), a beautiful stupa similar to one of Nepal’s prominent Buddhist monuments. If you've been to Nepal you will notice that Chendeji Choten kinda looks like a miniature of Boudhanath Stupa. Your guide will explain the historical and religious importance of the monuments which will draw your attention. Have pictures with historic dropbacks for memories for the days to come. After witnessing the beauty, have lunch at the restaurant chosen by your guide and relax a bit before you visit Trongsa Dzong.

Later visit 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. Return to your hotel just in time for dinner and get refreshed and rest for yet another exciting day in Bhutan.

duration 40 KM
trip-accomodation TBC
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 05

Drive to Bumthang. (2800m)

Today you will drive to Bumthang to unravel the mystery of the land of thunder dragon-Bhutan. But first breakfast, have your morning meal at your respective hotel and get ready to be amazed. The distance between Trongas and Bumthang is around 63 km which you can easily cover in approximately 2 hours. And explore Jambay Lhakhang which was built in honor of Guru Rinpoche(Padmasambhava). This is the place where the famous festival held each year is called Mewang (Fire Dance) and Tercham (Naked dance). Next is Kurjey Lhakhang (2834m) where you will explore and witness the beauty of true Bhutanese art in the form of delicate wood carvings and fortress-like monasteries. 

Last but not least Namkhai Nyingpo Goemba is located across the Bumthang Chhu river. It will take around 20 mins to reach Goemba. This is the place where you can hear the spellbinding chanting of the monks who devote their lives to learning the teaching of Nyingma Buddhism. Soak in the tranquility of the place while standing in front of the majestic buildings and have as many snaps as you want for the coming days. Drive towards your hotel and have a mouth-watering meal and get plenty of rest.

trip-accomodation TBC
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 06

Drive to Gangtey

Today you will visit the enthralling valley of Bhutan which will blow your mind. The pristine nature will refresh you with its evergreen ambiance and the wild habitat of this valley. Before you start your journey, have breakfast and get ready to be bewildered. It will take around 5 hours to reach your today's destination. Phobjikha Valley (3000m) 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 you are lucky and do visit the crane information center. If you visit Bhutan in November you will see these beautiful creatures right in front of your eyes.

trip-accomodation TBC
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 07

Drive to Paro

Wake up and refresh yourself with a cup of tea and 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. 

trip-accomodation Bhutan Mandala Resort
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 08

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 rewarding 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!

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 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.

trip-accomodation Bhutan Mandala Resort
trip-meals B,L,D
transportation On Private Basis
Day 09


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. 

trip-meals B
transportation On Private Basis

Trip Guide

The information given about the 9 days Bhutan discovery tour is in-depth, feel free to contact us 24/7 for any 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. We aim 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.

  • 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 we visit Bhutan on our 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.

  • 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 cultures 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.  

  • What is 200 USD per night for visiting Bhutan?

    Travelers/tourists must pay 200 USD per night as it is the sustainable development fee effective from 20 June 2022 by the government of Bhutan.

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 ( 8 Nights) hotel accommodations are based on double-sharing deluxe rooms at 3 star deluxe hotels. .

  • All mentioned sightseeing entrance fees. 

  • All meals are specified in the itinerary. 

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

  • All Bhutan government fees, royalties and 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 flights 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.

9 Days USD 3200 / Person


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Why Travel With Altitude Himalaya?

We believe in the quality services to accommodate our guests 360 degrees need with tour personalization and customization. Our dedicated and experienced team believes not only in arranging trips, but making creating life long memories. Our travel experience within the region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet could make a memorable trip of yours.

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Mr. Kiran has experience of 10+ years in tourism across Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet holiday arrangements to thousands of travellers from around the world. He will help you to figure out the best possible vacation plan according to your choice and preference.


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