BHUTAN TOUR DATES:
All of our trips are private, tailor-made tours for independent travel. We can customize your tours and tripsaccording to your choice of date and time so that you can spend more time in the places doing the activities that you are interested in. This tour can be experienced all year around.
Bhutan Tour cost during Peak Seasons. (March, April, May, June)
Tourists travelling in a group of two (2) persons or less shall be subject to a surcharge, in addition to the minimum daily package rates. (That is $225 – $250 per day, per person)
Surcharges are as follows:
The 10% agency commission payable to agents abroad shall not be deductible from the surcharge.
The surcharge will not be applicable to representatives of foreign travel agents on business study or promotional visit duly approved and cleared by TCB.
Note: In a group of three persons, if one member is a child of 5 years and below, the group shall be treated as a FIT group of two persons and surcharge will be applicable.
1 Pax – $1590: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. $40 surcharge per night + $225 per day
2 Pax – $1530: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. $30 surcharge per night + $225 per day
Above 3 Pax below 16 Pax – $1350: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $225 per day per person
16 Pax and more – $1266: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $225 per day per person. If the group has more than 16 people, 1 individual gets FOC. Which is divided among the group.
Bhutan Tour cost during lean/off Seasons. (September,November, December)
1 Pax – $1320: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. $40 surcharge per night + $180 per day
2 Pax – $1260: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. $30 surcharge per night + $180 per day
3 Pax and more – $1080: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $180 per day per person
16 Pax and more – $1013: For 6 Nights Bhutan tour. No surcharges applicable. $180 per day per person. If the group has more than 16 people, 1 individual gets FOC. Which is divided among the group.
Child Cost during peak & lean seasons.
Please Note: Children below 5 years will not be eligible for GROUP SIZE DISCOUNTS, DURATION DISCOUNTS and SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FEE FREE ZONE DISCOUNT and All Children and Students will not be eligible for DURATION DISCOUNTS
|Tour Cost Includes||Tour Cost Excludes|
|1. All Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner||1. Flight Fare to Bhutan|
|2. All entrance fee to visit special sights and heritages||2. Tips & gratuity for guide & drivers|
|3. All accommodations in Bhutan||3. Sim-card & internet connection for your phone|
|4. All Transportation within Bhutan||4. Fare for Domestic Flights|
|5. Professional English speaking guide|
|6. Complementary supply of Mineral Water|
Thimphu – Hotel Thimphu Tower/ Hotel Puentsho Pelri/ Hotel Jumolhari/ Similar
Paro – Metta Resort/ Shambala Resort/ Hotel Tashi Namgay/ Simialr
Punakha – The Four Boutique/ Zhingkham Resort/ Drubchhu Resort/ Similar
Note: Hotels will be booked upon availability. But if the recommended hotels are not available, we will try our best to book similar type of hotels in the region.
Guide & Driver used:
Guide – Mr. Choki Dorji Contact Number –
Driver – Mr. Tashi Wangchuk Contact Number –
1 Pax – 3 Pax: SUV: Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Santa Fee, Toyota Prado/ Similar
4 Pax – 8 Pax: Mini Bus: Hyundai H1/ Toyota Hiace Bus/ Similar
10 Pax – 21 Pax: Tour Bus: Toyota Coaster Bus/ Similar
Shopping in Bhutan:
Once we are at Bhutan, we obviously would want to take something back as a souvenir. Something to remind us about our amazing adventures in the happiest country in the world.
Best places to shop:
Your visa must be processed by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator as it will be verified by the Tourism council of Bhutan (TCB) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Flights to Bhutan:
Bhutan does not have any direct flights from USA, Canada and European nations. In the event that you wish to venture out to Bhutan from USA, Canada or any European countries, you need to travel to Delhi/Kolkotta in India or Kathmandu in Nepal or Singapore or Bangkok to interface your trip into Bhutan.
Direct flights to Bhutan:
On a direct flight, it takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach Bhutan from Delhi.
It takes about an hour to reach Paro airport from Kolkata.
It takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Bhutan from Guwahati including transfers. But the quickest flight to Bhutan from Guwahati is the direct flight which takes about 50 minutes to reach the Paro Airport.
It takes just 1 hour to fly to Paro from Bagdogra by flight. You can take a direct flight to Paro from Bagdogra airport.Less
This beautiful valley is home to Bhutan’s several old monasteries and Fortresses and the country’s only International airport. We will be received by our guide at the airport and will provide you with the necessary assistance for completion of all immigration and customs formalities.
After exiting the airport, we will begin our short sightseeing around Paro. First we will visit the Ta Dzong now housing as the National Museum of Bhutan displaying the religious relics, works of art and handicrafts offering a great orientation into Bhutan’s historical, cultural, and religious past.
Next we will visit the Rimpong Dzong to see the painting of the great saint Milarepa, considered to be the master of meditation and believed to have attained enlightenment by the Bhutanese people. Afterwards, we will drive to the capital, Thimphu. Upon arrival we will check into the hotel. Dinner will be served and overnight at Thimphu.
After an early breakfast we’ll start our day, visiting the Memorial Chorten (1974). The temple was first initiated by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the third king of Bhutan as a monument to world peace but was complicated by Her Royal Queen Mother as a memorial stupa for the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who passed away in 1972.
Nest we will visit the Folk Heritage Museum. The museum was opened to the general public in 2001. In the museum we’ll learn first-hand, about Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions, its deeply rooted heritage which spans back thousands of years and the Bhutanese way of life. We will try to schedule our visit during the morning hours since the museum is less crowded early morning.
Then we will visit the National Textile Museum, one of the important Museum opened its doors to the public in 2001. When visiting this museum we’ll get an up close and personal experience of the living national art of weaving and the changing exhibitions at the museum will introduce you to the major weaving techniques, used to make the beautiful Bhutanese fabrics. We will also get a chance to witness the various dressing styles of men and women from different parts of Bhutan.
After that we’ll drive to Kuensel Phodrang to visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue. Kuensel Phodrang or popularly known as the Buddha point, where you’ll find one of the World’s largest sitting Buddha statue, standing 167 feet high from the ground. The statue is situated on top of a hill, overlooking the city of Thimphu.
Our sightseeing for the day ends here. We will drive back to the hotel; dinner will be served and overnight at Thimphu.
Today we will drive to Phobjikha Valley (5.5-6 hrs). Drive to Dochu-La pass (3,100 meters) which on a clear day offers an magnificent view of Himalayan peaks before descending to Wangdi valley. The drive through the countryside gives you a glimpse of everyday life in this most remote sites ofHimalayan kingdom.
Continue through the bustling market of Wangduephodrang, and up the mountain roads through mixed forests and over high passes before descending down into the wide and picturesque site of Phobjikha Valley. Phobjikha is one of Bhutan’s few glacial valleys, and chosen as the winter home by the black necked cranes migrating from the Tibetan plateau.
Upon arrival, we will check into the hotel. Rest of the time will be in leisure. We will take a troll around the area. Overnight at Phobjikha Valley.
Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan. Today we will Visit the Punakha Dzong, the “Palace of Great Happiness” built in 1637 by the Zhabdrung, the ‘Unifier of Bhutan’. It is the winter headquarters of the Je Khenpo and hundreds of monks who move in masse from Thimphu to this warmer location. The three stored temple of Punakha Dzong is the marvelous example of traditional architecture with four intricately embossed entrance pillars crafted from cypress and decorated in gold and silver. Bhutan’s first king was crowned here in 1907.
After that we will go for enjoy an excursion to Yabesa village and hike through the rice fields and up to Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, built by her majesty the queen Ashi Tshering Yangdon Wangchuk. Perched high on top of the river bank, the Chorten houses the paintings and belonging of Nyingmapa Traditions.
If time permits we will go for a short excursion to Chimi Lhakhang, temple of Drukpa Kuenly. (Drukpa Kuenley – religious saint) He inherited the Divine Madman title since he revolted against the orthodox Buddhist doctrine during his time.
After the sightseeing we will drive back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel at Punakha.
Today we will be driving back to Thimphu where we will have an opportunity to visit handicraft and souvenir stores and also the nursing pen for Takins, the national animal of Bhutan.
After that we will Visit the Tashichhodzong, ‘The fortress of the glorious religion’. Initially erected in 1641 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and was rebuilt in the 1960s during the reign of Bhutan’s third king in the traditional style, without plans or nails.
The Fortress is also a Buddhist monastery located at the northern edge of Thimphu. It has historically served as the seat of Druk Desi and had been the seat for the Royal government since 1952 but presently houses the Throne room and the His Majesties secretariat. The monument welcomes visitors during Thimphu Tshechu which is held during autumn every year.
Overnight at your hotel in Thimphu.
After breakfast we will drive to Paro and hike to Taktsang Monastery. Hiking for approximately 3 hours uphill takes you almost more than a kilometer above the Paro valley floor (for those who cannot hike we will arrange a horse for transfer up to the viewing point). The Taktsang Monastery is built on a sheer cliff, 900 meters above the valley floor providing a spectacular sight. The great Guru Rimpoche is said to have flown here on the back of a tigress when he brought the teachings of the Buddhist Dharma to Bhutan in the 8th Century. While returning back, it takes half the time it took to reach up. After the hike we will drive to our hotel.
Rest of the time will be in leisure. Dinner and Overnight at the hotel in Paro.
Today we will be leaving Bhutan. Breakfast will be served at the hotel, then drive to the airport for flight to your onward destination.
Tashi Delek! Best wishes!