Ideal Duration: 7-10 days for a cultural tour or trekking; 2 weeks for a more immersive experience
Currency: Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)
Best Time: October to December (Autumn) for clear skies and festivals
Accommodation Cost (per night in USD):
Government-regulated daily tariff (includes accommodation, food, guide, and transport)
Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD): Included in the daily tariff
Visa Policy for Indians: E-visa required, facilitated through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator
Visa Policy for Other Nationals: Visa required, facilitated through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator
Getting In Bhutan: Paro International Airport (PBH)
Getting Around Bhutan: Government-approved vehicles, limited public transport, trekking for some regions
The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ – Bhutan nestles in the mountainous regions of the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the cleanest countries in the South Asian region. A remote kingdom that still clings to its Buddhist culture but embraces modernization, Bhutan is a land of beautiful valleys, snow-clad mountain views, and lush greenery. Bhutan's rich cultural heritage is reflected in its ancient monasteries, intricate temples, and colorful festivals.
Bhutan's main tourist hubs include the capital town of Thimphu and the beautiful city of Paro. Apart from these, Bhutan is known for its iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside, and the Punakha Dzong, a majestic fortress with stunning architecture and many trekking routes.
Bhutan is a unique country as it's the only country in the world that measures success in terms of Gross National Happiness, prioritizing the well-being of its citizens over material wealth. Because of this, Bhutan has attracted tourists from around the globe due to its warm hospitality and ever-smiling approach to guests. The colorful clothing, festivals, and hearty food is a testament to their way of life in these misty mountains where resources are scarce, but enthusiasm is not.
You can explore the magnificent dzongs (fortresses) that serve as religious and administrative centers throughout the country. The country also offers adventure activities such as trekking, hiking, rafting, and even archery competitions for those who enjoy them. The treks in Bhutan are of varying difficulty, but they all offer a fantastic experience coupled with their untouched vegetation and age-old attractions.
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World's first carbon-negative country
Rich cultural history
Peaceful and Safe Environment
Daily Tariffs & Expensive
Difficult to reach with limited connectivity
Bad weather between December and February
Abinash Saha3 years ago