How many days to spend in Bhutan? What to see and do in Bhutan? Join our Bhutan Trip Packages with budget prices, qualified tour services, flexible Bhutan hotel options, and so on. The Bhutan itineraries below will give you a better idea of how to plan your Bhutan Trip. Our Bhutan tours of 4-days to 17-days cover many classic routes with popular and favorite places to stay from our clients. Also, our Bhutan travel experts are keen to share their Bhutan knowledge and experiences to be sure your Bhutan journey is unique and with more Bhutan travel options available.
The Bhutan tour packages below allow you to travel to the most beautiful mountains and valleys, visit the most sacred monasteries and learn about the most authentic Bhutanese culture in local museums. Please also feel free to let us know if you want to do more hiking or travel to Bhutan during local festivals. It is our honor to design a satisfactory Bhutan tour with reasonable price for you!
At least 5 days are necessary if you want to visit all the most popular tourist attractions in Bhutan, such as the Taktsang Monastery (Tiger Nest Monastery), National Museum and Tashichho Dzong. Around 7 days are needed if you want to travel to some remote area, such as the Haa Valley. Around 10 days are needed if you want to trek on the mountains and valleys in Bhutan. Some of our customers even spent 30 days, the longest staying time allowed for tourists, exploring over two thirds of the land of the country.
It is more unlikely to have altitude sickness in Bhutan than most other high-altitude areas. There are two reasons.
First, most tourist attractions in Bhutan are located in the middle area of Bhutan, where the altitude is between 2000 meters and 3000 meters. As you may have known, most people will have altitude sickness only when they are in areas, where the altitude is over 3000 meters.
Second, the percentage of forest cover in Bhutan is over 72.5%. So, the oxygen content in air is higher than most other high-altitude area.
Tipping is recommended but not required. The Bhutan government do not require tourists to tip drivers, tour guides, waiters and other local people who will serve you, because their income is not bad. However, tipping is still recommended, because if you tip them, they will offer even better service, especially for hiking and mountaineering itineraries, you might need porters and cooks, and they need to carry heavy luggage or cooking utensils during the tour.
Some of our customers even tip their tour guides and drivers prior to the start of their tour.
The Electronic visa is the most popular type of visa for tourists who want to travel to Bhutan. You just need to send us the photocopy of your passport (the page with your photo). You can also apply for a Bhutan visa in India or Nepal, where there are Bhutan embassies. Citizens of India, Bangladesh and Maldives can travel to Bhutan without applying for a visa.
Although it is not difficult for tourists to apply for a Bhutan visa, tourists are not allowed to travel to Bhutan on their own. They must book a tour with a licensed local travel agency, so please check out our Bhutan tour packages, it would be a great honor for us to arrange a Bhutan tour for you!
Like China and India, beef, pork, vegetable and rice are the most-eaten food in Bhutan. There almost no polluted crops in Bhutan, because local people almost use no pesticide. Milk or red tea and wine brewed with highland barley, wheat or corn are the major beverage in Bhutan.
Both western and local cuisines are available in Bhutan. Local people like pepper, but they seldom use pepper to cook for tourists. If you also like pepper, please feel free to let your tour guides know. They will ask the restaurants to prepare spicy food for you.
The best way to travel to Bhutan is taking a plane to Paro, where Bhutan's only international airport is located in, from Thailand, India, Nepal, Bangladesh or Singapore. Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan Airlines, is the only carrier for the international flights to Bhutan
The Indian cities, where there are flights to Bhutan, are Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Gaya and Guwahati. Other Cities, where there are flights to Bhutan, are Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Changi (Singapore).
Tourists can also travel to Bhutan from India by road, but the condition of the roads is not good, so this way is not recommended.
The best times to travel to Bhutan are March, April, May, June, September and October. Based on the differences of altitudes, Bhutan is divided into north, middle and south parts. The altitude of the north part is over 3000 meters and very cold, while the south part is only around 1500 meters above the sea level and very wet and hot. Fortunately, most tourist attractions are in the middle part, where enjoys mild climate and is suitable for tourism all year round. However, the climate of the 5 months listed above is even more delightful, so tourists will get the best experience if they travel to Bhutan in those 5 months.
An experience for the lifetime
Isaac, my tour operator, made an itinerary to the best of my choice. He tweaked it several times just so as to make it an experience for me, may it be meeting a model I've admired since I was a kid or getting to hike, he accommodated as much as he could. My guide, Chung Dorj, and driver, Geewan made an excellent team to explore Bhutan with. I highly recommend opting for Asia Odyssey and then for the people who travelled me around. It will surely be an experience for the lifetime!
Great help in planning my trip even though I screwed up and accidentally damaged my passport and needed to get a new one. Had no problems charging dates of my trip and helping with all the little hiccups with the planned. Thanks
Beautiful and majestic
The country scenery, the people, from the tour guide, driver, and hotel service staff were wonderful. We love the experience of having lunch and visiting the home of one of the villagers. The tour guide Sherub really made sure we were comfortable and went with our pace. Thank you for the unforgettable memories.
Asia Odyssey helped me fulfill a dream…
Asia Odyssey helped me fulfill a dream to visit Bhutan -the Kingdom of happiness. And that it was. From the wonderful organisation of Kyle with quick responses - nothing was too difficult to do or organise. And Asia odyssey Travel Company compilation of the trip and logistics was wonderful and pleasant. Visiting the Kingdom of Bhutan was easy visa, easy travel, and happiness plus. Morgan
The best experience I have!
I have booked for a family trip ( my elder mother+ 2 toddlers kids + me and my sister= 5 persons). We came all the way from France to Bangkok to Bhutan.
Our tour person Mr Tony Yin is a professional and efficient person. He makes sure all things go smoothly and he replies my WhatsApp messages each time when necessary.
When arriving at Paro airport (Bhutan), our local tour guide Mr Pema very very very gentle and polite, and he waited us there since 2 hours before our arrival. Our local driver , Mr Karma is a lovely man, strong man and stable, we respect him alot as he knows how to drive on the difficult roads in Bhutan.
The most touching part is Mr Pema and Mr karma accompanied us all the way to the Taktshang monastery (tiger's nest) up to the hill and then down to the base! They carried our kids on them and our things. Bhutan trip is an unforgettable experience, because local people are educated, yet modest, rich in culture and environmentally preserved, compassion, sharing , love and happiness, although they are materially poor conditions ! I would recommend everyone to follow this tour to Bhutan, to give our children a good teaching of authentic way of living.
One of the best trips I ever had, I give five stars for the professionalism and good itinerary. I had a great informatory trip. The guid was very knowledgeable with all part of and the city. His historic background is rich and coming from the heart. Our driver was very careful and patient with traffic and both were very prompt. One small hiccup in one of the hotels (Which I don’t think they have control off) that they were offering hot water from 6pm-11pm. And 6am -9 am everyday and had no shampoo. Other than that food was ok and service was good. I highly recommend this travel agency, if you go to Bhutan make sure to use them.
Amazing trip to one of the most secluded countries
I was a little bit worried at first because I don't know anyone from Bhutan, and it was hard to find information on the internet. But Asia Odyssey did not disappoint. The consultant (Kyle) is very patient and cater all my requests (including proof of company incorporation).
I was supposedly in the group tour, but since my flight was canceled (by the airlines, not Asia Odyssey's fault) they even changed my tour to private!
Amazing country organised by Asia Odyssey Travel. A country with a different way of life. Very friendly people and had a great guide (Pema) and driver which made the holiday. I would recommend this country to anyone. Tigers nest was the pinnacle of the holiday.
Great tour company. Excellent service.
My 6 nights tour in Bhutan was perfectly organized. Clear and easy communication before the tour. Our tour guide Dorji and driver Kishore were extremely helpful, courteous, knowledgable, and fun. We had an amazing time seeing the beautiful, green, and peaceful country. We were taken to local places and festivals to communicate with the beautiful people of Bhutan and join their traditional activities. Thank you for these unforgettable moments. I would love to travel with Asia Odyssey Travel again.
Bhutan exceeded all expectations
Bhutan is a beautiful country, my family and I found the tour had great value for money. Everything was included while with world-class service. We had our three children with us, and Asia Odyssey Travel made a large effort to ensure the trip was as enjoyable for them as it was for us. Our guide and driver were awesome, they work hard to make sure all pick-ups, meals, hotels, driving, and sightseeing were comfortable, and they were flexible for any additional requests. Our family had a truly enjoyable 7-day tour in Bhutan. I would really advise anyone to make use of the service of this company.
Unforgettable trip to Bhutan, highly recommended.
We just completed a trip to Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha for our New Year holiday. From the time I got in contact with Kyle of Asia Odyssey Travel for an inquiry to the end of our tour, everything was smooth and efficient. Though it was a little cold in winter, we did enjoy the bright and sunny days, hotels with lower prices, and fewer tourists. Kyle was flexible on itinerary design for our requests. Our guide, Kishore, was knowledgeable about history, religion, culture, flora, and even birds. Our driver, Dago, was skilled, safe, and reliable. Overall, we would not hesitate to recommend Kyle and his team, an excellent company to choose for your trip to Bhutan!
7 Days Magical Western Bhutan Tour
My husband and I booked a 7 days private trip with Asia Odyssey Travel. They proved well worth our trust by realizing our wish list perfectly. We enjoyed beautiful landscapes, valleys, Dzongs, monasteries, cities, and villages. We also attended the annual festivities, the traditional Bhutan dresses were amazing. We tried the traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath, it was very comfortable. We felt very satisfied with all their arrangements, the hotels couldn't be nicer, the service couldn't be better. Highly recommended.
Amazing experience in real Bhutan
As someone who has traveled the world, I can say without hesitation that this was one of the best tour experiences I've ever had. The hotels are very well located, comfortable, and carefully chosen for their high service standards. Our guide was outstanding and knowledgeable about culture, religion, and history. He was flexible to adjust the itinerary and make sure everything runs smoothly. I cannot recommend this company highly enough! Thank you for showing us a real Bhutan that is beyond my expectations.