Bhutan Tour Package

Experience Bhutan: Culture, Mountains & Monasteries in 5 Days

Duration Duration 5 Days
Meals Meals
  • 4 Lunch
  • 4 Dinner
  • 4 Breakfast
Accommodation Accommodation

Paro – Mandala Resort
Thimphu – Hotel Pedling

Activites Activities
  • Sightseeing
  • Trekking
  • Scenic Drive/Flight
Price Reduced US$ 2250 Price Starts From US$ 1950 Book Now
Destination Destination
Difficulty Difficulty
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3120 Meter
Activities Activity
Start and Point Start/End Point
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
Minimum 2
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Flight
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hour sightseeing

Overview of Bhutan Tour Package

Nestling in the peaceful expanse of the Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan has slowly welcomed the international community after choosing isolation for centuries. Known as the world’s only Mahayana Buddhist kingdom, this serene country, with a population akin to Switzerland’s, invites explorers through Bhutan tour packages to experience a society living in harmony with nature, deeply anchored in its Buddhist beliefs and customs. Bhutan actively preserves its untouched natural landscapes and diverse wildlife, embodying the Buddhist respect for all living beings.

Throughout its history, this independent nation has remained sovereign, never falling under colonial dominion and experiencing minimal foreign interference. Buddhism took root in the 8th century, and it was brought to Bhutan by the esteemed Indian sage Padmasambhava, also celebrated as Guru Rinpoche in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. The arrival of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1616 marked a transformative era for Bhutan, as this influential Drukpa Mahayana Buddhism figure unified the nation and set the stage for its governance and identity, enhancing the Bhutan trip for visitors.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to Tiger’s Nest Monastery: Start on a spiritual journey as you climb to Paro Taktsang, a monastery perched on a cliff’s edge.
  • Uncover Thimphu’s Wonders: Navigate the heart of Bhutan’s capital, exploring landmarks like the National Memorial Chorten and Tashichho Dzong’s grandeur.
  • Explore Punakha Dzong: Admire the breathtaking architecture and peaceful ambiance of Punakha Dzong, nestled in the former capital.
  • Delight in Bhutanese Culinary Traditions: Indulge in the genuine flavors of Bhutan with dishes such as Ema Datshi and Red Rice.
  • Witness Archery Mastery: Experience the thrill of Bhutan’s national sport through a traditional archery performance.
  • Discover Bhutanese Artistic Excellence: Visit the National Institute for Zorig Chusum to witness students perfecting the art of traditional Bhutanese crafts.
  • Immerse Yourself in Village Life: Connect with the essence of Bhutanese culture by engaging with the daily life and traditions of a local village.

The unanimous election of Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck as the first hereditary monarch in 1907 started the respected Wangchuck dynasty, a key feature in Bhutan travel packages that commemorate the continuous leadership shaping the nation. In 2006, the modernization of governance saw a significant shift when King Jigme Singye Wangchuck aimed to transition to a constitutional monarchy, introducing parliamentary democracy. Celebrating 100 years of monarchy in 2008, Bhutan marked this with its inaugural democratic elections and the coronation of the fifth king, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, milestones included in all Bhutan packages.

A journey through Bhutan offers more than a peaceful and spiritually enriching escape; it presents a unique opportunity to witness the evolution of a nation. Bhutan holiday packages expertly blend the country’s historical narrative, offering a voyage that transcends mere exploration, inviting tourists to immerse themselves in Bhutan’s essence, its breathtaking natural beauty.

Bhutan Tour Package Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Paro (2,280m) and Transfer to Thimphu (2,320m); 55 km / 1½ hrs Drive

    As you descend into Paro on your Bhutan tour package, the majestic Himalayan panorama unfolds before you, offering a breathtaking introduction to the kingdom, especially on flights from Kathmandu. This thrilling approach through the mountains reveals Bhutan in all its glory, welcoming you with its refreshingly cool and clean mountain air as you get off.


    Upon completing immigration formalities and collecting your luggage, our representative will be there to greet you and will be ready to guide you on the scenic drive to Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital. The route takes you to Chuzom, the confluence of the Thimphu and Paro rivers, adorned with an array of stupas that showcase the architectural styles of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.

    Approaching Chuzom, Tachogang Lhakhang, known as “the temple of the excellent horse,” greets you on your left. Established in the fourteenth century to honor Balaha, the celestial horse avatar of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion, this temple stands as a testament to devout reverence.

    When you arrive in Thimphu, you will check into your hotel. The city stands as the focal point of the nation’s government, religious, and commercial life, marrying modern development with ancient traditions. Remarkably, Thimphu is the world’s only capital without traffic lights, a testament to its unique Bhutanese approach to managing a population of around 90,000.

    Thimphu Dzong
    Thimphu Dzong

    The evening offers a gentle exploration of Thimphu’s Main Street and markets, drawing you closer to the Bhutanese lifestyle. A visit to the Local Crafts Bazaar provides a glimpse into Bhutan’s rich tradition of arts, presenting opportunities to purchase handcrafted items such as woven textiles, jewelry, masks, slate and wood carvings, Thangkha paintings, ceramics, and other artifacts made from local materials.

    Your first day on the Bhutan tour package concludes with a peaceful night in a Thimphu hotel, situated at an elevation of 2400 meters, priming you for the forthcoming adventures of your 5-day journey.

    Accommodation: Hotel Pedling or a similar 3-star hotel
    Meals: Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 02: Thimphu Full Day Exploration (2,320m)

    Start your day with an adequate breakfast, and then head off to see the cultural gems of Thimphu Valley. The starting point of your excursion is the National Library, which houses an extraordinary collection of Buddhist manuscripts.

    National Institute for Zorig Chusum
    National Institute for Zorig Chusum

    The journey continues at the Institute for Zorig Chusum, better known as the Painting School, where students study the 13 traditional arts and crafts of Bhutan for a 6-year program. Next, immerse yourself in the unique art form showcased at the Textile Museum. Take the chance to experience Simply Bhutan, a vibrant living museum and studio that embodies Bhutanese cultural heritage.

    Pangri Zampa Astrology Monastery, Thimphu
    Pangri Zampa Astrology Monastery, Thimphu

    After lunch, drive 15 kilometers to Pangri Zampa, a 16th-century monastery situated north of Thimphu. One of the oldest in Bhutan, it serves as a monastic institution where monks study astrology and Lamaism using Buddhist philosophy.

    Buddha Dordenma
    Buddha Dordenma

    Proceed to Buddha Point (Kuensel Phodrang), a mere short drive from Thimphu’s city center. This location offers visitors a sweeping view of the Thimphu Valley and a chance to pay homage and offer prayers at the largest Buddha statue in the country while also enjoying a moment to take in the beauty of the valley.

    King's Memorial Chorten
    King’s Memorial Chorten

    Next on your itinerary is the King’s Memorial Chorten, a site constantly surrounded by devotees circling, chanting mantras, and spinning prayer wheels. Its construction was started by His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third king of Bhutan and known as “the father of modern Bhutan,” as a monument honoring global peace and prosperity.

    Trashichhoe Dzong
    Trashichhoe Dzong

    After his untimely death in 1974, officials completed it, and it now stands as a symbol of peace and a memorial to the Late King. Visit Trashichhoe Dzong, an amazing fortress/monastery that houses the Secretariat, His Majesty the King’s throne room, and many government offices to cap off your day. In addition, it serves as the central monk body’s summer residence for the Chief Abbot.

    Concluding your day of cultural exploration, you’ll retire for an overnight stay at a hotel in Thimphu, enriched with the day’s discoveries.

    Accommodation: Hotel Pedling or a similar 3-star hotel
    Meals: Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 03: Thimphu (2,320m) to Paro (2,280m) Return; 55 km / 1½ hrs Drive

    Begin your day with breakfast, then check out of the hotel and start your drive to Paro, taking the scenic highway. Along the way, you will make a stop at Simtokha Dzong, the nation’s oldest fortress, built in 1627, which now serves as a school for Buddhist studies.

    Simtokha Dzong
    Simtokha Dzong

    Once you arrive in Paro, proceed to check into your hotel. After enjoying lunch, head out to Ta Dzong, originally a watchtower, now converted into the National Museum. This place has an extensive collection of antique Thangkha paintings, textiles, weaponry, armor, household goods, and many historical and natural treasures.

    Ta Dzong
    Ta Dzong

    Following your visit to Ta Dzong, enjoy a stroll down to Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong), also known as the “fortress of the heap of jewels,” renowned for its extensive and captivating history.

    Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong)
    Rinpung Dzong (Paro Dzong)

    Inside, the wooden galleries of the inner courtyard showcase stunning wall paintings that narrate Buddhist tales, such as the story of the four friends, the older man of long life, the wheel of life, scenes from Milarepa’s life, Mount Sumeru, and various cosmic Mandalas.

    Conclude your day with an overnight stay at a hotel in Paro.

    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star Resort
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04: Paro Excursion to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger's Nest); Altitude: 3,120m

    After breakfast, trek for around five hours to reach Taktshang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest. The striking setting of this monastery, almost 900 meters above the Paro Valley bottom, has won it praise. Guru Rinpoche is said to have arrived at this well-known meditation spot on the back of a tigress.

    A sacred pilgrimage site in the Himalayan World.
    A sacred pilgrimage site in the Himalayan World.

    Having been visited by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1646, it’s a pilgrimage site that every Bhutanese strives to visit at least once. Despite a fire causing extensive damage in 1998, authorities have lovingly restored the monastery to its original state.

    Drukgyel Dzong
    Drukgyel Dzong

    In the afternoon, take a drive to Drukgyel Dzong, exploring the ruins of a fortress where Bhutanese heroes once fought against Tibetan invaders. The road to the fortress provides a magnificent view of Chomolhari, known as the “mountain of the goddess.”

    Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro
    Kyichu Lhakhang, Paro

    Later, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, a 7th-century temple established by the Tibetan King Songtsen Gampo, signifying the advent of Buddhism in Bhutan.

    Spend another night at your hotel in Paro, wrapping up a day of exploration.

    Accommodation: Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star Resort
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 05: Departure from Paro (2,280m)

    After an early breakfast at the hotel, proceed to the airport for your flight to the next destination. A representative will guide you through the departure formalities and offer a final farewell.

    Meals: Breakfast


What's included

  • Hotel Accommodation as per an itinerary
  • Sightseeing entrance fees during the Tour
  • Private transportation
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide during the tour
  • Bhutan Visa Fee and Tour sightseeing fees
  • Applicable Taxes

What is excluded

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses like bar bills, laundry, phone calls, internet, etc
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Tipping for guide and driver


Your Bhutan tour package includes accommodations chosen for their comfort and genuine reflection of Bhutan’s peaceful beauty. At Hotel Pedling in Thimphu or a comparable 3-star establishment, you will enjoy a hospitable welcome and traditional Bhutanese hospitality. These hotels, nestled in the heart of the bustling capital, provide cozy rooms equipped with modern conveniences for a relaxing stay.

In Paro, Mandala Resort or a similar 3-star hotel will serve as your serene retreat, set against Bhutan’s natural backdrop. Renowned for their outstanding service, these resorts offer comfortable accommodations and breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys.


The culinary journey is a core aspect of your Bhutan tour package, immersing you in the nation’s rich food traditions. Starting with a hearty breakfast, you will proceed to lunch and dinner, exploring an array of Bhutanese cuisine.
Enjoy the fiery delight of Ema Datshi and the simple comfort of Red Rice, among other dishes, all prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. This array of meals not only pleases the eye but also satisfies the palate, offering a full exploration of Bhutanese flavors.

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    We accept major currencies such as the US Dollar, the Great Britain Pound, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, the Singapore Dollar, the Indian Rupee, the Swiss Franc, the Canadian Dollar, the Japanese Yen, the Chinese Yuan, the Saudi Arabian Riyal, the Qatari Riyal, the Thai Baht, the UAE Dirham, the Malaysian Ringgit, the South Korean Won, the Swedish Kroner, the Danish Kroner, the Hong Kong Dollar, the Kuwaiti Dinar, and the Bahrain Dinar.

    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    • Land area: 38,394 square kilometers
    • Forest area: 72.5 %
    • Altitude: between 240metres and 7541metres above sea level
    • Inhabitants: 700,000
    • Language: official language “Dzongkha,” English widely spoken
    • Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
    • Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)
    • Capital: Thimphu
    • National Tree: Cypress
    • National Bird: Raven
    • National Flower: Blue Poppy
    • National Sport: Archery
    • National Animal: Takin
    • Local time: Six hours ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time

    Essential Information

    Best Time for Bhutan Tour Package

    Spring Season: March to May marks the best time to book a Bhutan tour package, bringing the spring season’s charm to the forefront. During these months, Bhutan undergoes a vibrant transformation, with its landscapes exploding into a myriad of colors from blooming rhododendrons and wildflowers. Daytime temperatures are comfortably warm, perfect for engaging in treks and outdoor activities.

    The clear skies provide unmatched views of the Himalayan range, making every sightseeing venture memorable. Moreover, spring ushers in a host of lively festivals, allowing travelers to dive deep into Bhutan’s cultural fabric and partake in traditional celebrations. Opting for a Bhutan tour package in spring not only promises the enjoyment of Bhutan’s picturesque nature but also offers a rich cultural journey.

    Fall Season: September to November stands out as an ideal time to choose a Bhutan tour package, characterized by the fall season’s gentle weather and scarce rainfall. These months ensure clear, crisp skies, creating optimal conditions for trekking and exploring Bhutan’s renowned monasteries and dzongs. The cool air and forests adorned in autumn colors make every view spectacularly scenic.

    Additionally, fall brings a cultural bounty with significant festivals like the Thimphu Tshechu, attracting both locals and tourists to witness traditional dances, costumes, and ceremonies. Selecting a Bhutan tour package during the fall ensures a combination of scenic beauty, agreeable weather, and cultural depth, presenting an all-encompassing experience of this Himalayan paradise.

    Travel Insurance

    Securing travel insurance is a wise step when booking a Bhutan tour package. This insurance ought to cover medical expenses, trip cancellations, lost luggage, and emergency repatriation comprehensively. The adventurous activities and remote locations in Bhutan necessitate robust insurance coverage. This coverage provides peace of mind, enabling travelers to immerse themselves in Bhutan’s stunning beauty and rich culture without concerns.

    Permits and Regulations

    To preserve its culture and environment, Bhutan implements unique tourism permits and regulations. India, Bangladesh, and Maldives citizens aside, all tourists must obtain a visa and book their journey through a Bhutanese tour operator. The Tourism Council of Bhutan sets a daily minimum spending package covering accommodation, food, transportation, and a guide. Moreover, Bhutan requires special permits for accessing certain areas beyond the standard tourist paths, ensuring travelers contribute to protecting Bhutan’s heritage and natural scenery.

    Transportation Arrangements

    The Peregrine Treks and Tours typically provide transportation within Bhutan as a key component of the tour package, encompassing airport transfers and all internal travel, usually in comfortable, private vehicles. Bhutan’s mountainous landscape means winding roads and travel times that may exceed expectations based on distance. Yet, this allows travelers to take in the country’s breathtaking landscapes and charming villages en route. Trekking to some remote areas offers an adventurous extension to the exploration of Bhutan’s pristine beauty.

    Health and Safety Precautions

    Prioritizing health and safety is crucial for travelers in Bhutan. They should seek advice from healthcare providers on vaccinations and health precautions specific to Bhutan, including measures against altitude sickness for anyone traveling above 2,500 meters. To avoid common travel illnesses, travelers should drink bottled or boiled water, steer clear of raw foods, and use insect repellent.
    Bhutan’s strict health and safety standards in lodging and dining, alongside its inherent cleanliness, commit to visitor well-being. Heeding local advice and tour guides’ recommendations guarantees a secure and delightful experience in Bhutan.

    Guide Services

    Included in every Bhutan tour package, knowledgeable local guides significantly enrich the travel experience. They bring a wealth of knowledge on Bhutan’s history, culture, traditions, and landscapes, offering travelers an in-depth and genuine insight into each site visited. Communicating fluently in English and potentially other languages, these guides bridge the gap between tourists and locals, ensuring seamless interactions.

    They manage the itinerary efficiently, resolve any arising issues, and share unique insights and stories beyond what guidebooks offer. The personalized care provided by these guides greatly enhances the trip’s enjoyment and educational value, making them a priceless part of the journey through Bhutan.

    Communication and Connectivity

    Connectivity in Bhutan varies with location, with major towns and cities providing relatively strong mobile network coverage and internet access. Most hotels, cafes, and tourist locations offer Wi-Fi, ensuring visitors stay connected. In more remote regions, connectivity may become sparse. Bhutanese tour operators skillfully navigate these connectivity challenges, keeping guests as connected as possible.

    I think you should get a local SIM card, which involves a straightforward registration, for better coverage and rates. Although remote areas may experience occasional connectivity challenges, Bhutan’s digital infrastructure is on a constant upgrade path, facilitating easier sharing of travel experiences and keeping in touch with loved ones during the Bhutan tour package.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    International travelers primarily access Bhutan through Paro International Airport, where Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operate flights from various Asian cities like Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, and Kathmandu. Alternatively, entry by land is possible through border towns in India, such as Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar.

    All foreign tourists, except citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, require a visa to enter Bhutan. Travelers must book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator, who handles the visa application process on their behalf. The operator applies to the Tourism Council of Bhutan after receiving full payment for the tour.

    While major hotels, shops, and restaurants in urban areas accept credit and debit cards, it’s advisable to carry cash for smaller purchases and in rural areas where card acceptance may be limited. ATMs are available in some locations, but it’s wise to withdraw cash in advance to ensure accessibility.

    When visiting religious sites and dzongs (fortresses), people expect visitors to wear respectful attire. Both men and women should wear modest clothing, with long pants and sleeved tops. It’s customary to remove hats and shoes before entering temples, and visitors should refrain from wearing revealing or inappropriate attire out of respect for Bhutanese culture and traditions.

    Bhutan uses a mix of electrical socket types, including Type D, Type F, and Type G. Travelers should bring a universal adapter to ensure compatibility with the local outlets and to charge their electronic devices without any issues. You can usually purchase adapters at airports, electronics stores, or online before traveling.

    While urban areas like Thimphu and Paro have relatively good internet and mobile connectivity, coverage may be limited in remote regions and mountainous areas. Hotels, cafes, and restaurants in cities often provide Wi-Fi for guests, but the connection speed and reliability may vary. Purchasing a local SIM card upon arrival is recommended for travelers who require consistent internet access throughout their trip, allowing them to stay connected and communicate with ease.


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