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Bhutan Tours

The tiny Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan awaits, Nestled high in the Himalayas, and boasts some of the most awe-inspiring natural scenery on Earth. Its isolation from the World has cultivated a culture rich in traditions and religion.

Tours in Bhutan

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Things to See & Do

  • Tashichho Dzong

    Tashichho Dzong

    Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu lies along the slopes of the Wang Chhu River Valley, amongst the spectacular landscapes of the Himalayas. Festooned with prayer flags, the Thimphu Valley is home to the 17th century Taschicho Dzong and some of the country’s most important museums, temples and handicrafts.

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  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong

    The Capital of Bhutan till 1955, Punakha is still the seat of religion. In 1637, the Shabdrung built the fortress of Punakha to serve as both the religious and administrative centre for Bhutan. In keeping with tradition, the daily rituals, the serving of meals, are carried out in the same manner as was done during the Shabdrung's lifetime.

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  • Bumthang Valley

    Bumthang Valley

    Bumthang at an altitude of 2600m, has an individuality that charms its visitors and separates it from other regions. Comprised of four smaller valleys, the deeply spiritual region of Bumthang is shrouded in religious legend. Here tales of Guru Padmasambhava and his re-incarnation known as Tertons still linger in most nooks and corners. It is also known for its woolen material (yathra) which can be seen hung outside of houses for sale. Sightseeing - Visit the Jakar Dzong, 7th century Jambay Lhakhang, Kurjey monastery, Tamshing and Kunchosum monastery.

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  • Tiger Nest Monastery

    Tiger Nest Monastery

    Paro lies amidst the forested valleys along the Paro Chu River. Its fertile plains provide the life source for the local population. Graced with some of Bhutan’s oldest dzongs it is home to the strategically situated Paro Dzong and the remarkable Taktshang Monastery, the famous ‘Tiger’s Nest’ that clings to the craggy cliffs some 900 metres above the valley floor. It has survived numerous Tibetan invasions. Crossing the wooden bridge, the watchtower becomes visible. It houses the National museum and is home to an array of thangkas and pottery.

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  • Dwarikas

    Dwarikas

    The magnificent museum hotel of Dwarika Das Shrestha is one of 2 Nepalese recipients of World Heritage Awards. A masterpiece of luxury and craftsmanship, the hotel reflects a remarkable fusion of cultural restoration and modern comfort with 74 rooms and suites, each with its own unique style.

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  • Kathmandu

    Kathmandu

    Lying at the ancient crossroads of some of the most fascinating civilisations in Asia, the Kathmandu Valley is home to some 130 monuments, including a number of important Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The country’s cultural and commercial hub, the city is rich in the cultural reminders of over two millennia of trade and artistic achievement.

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  • Flight over Himalayas

    Flight over Himalayas

    A flight across the majestic mountain landscapes at the top of the world is a never to be forgotten journey. Flights operate daily in the morning from Kathmandu airport (weather permitting) from late September to mid-May and lasts approximately 1 hour. Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.

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  • Dachu-la Pass

    Dachu-la Pass

    The road to Wangduephodrang crosses the Dochula pass 3100 meters. On fine weather you will see the eastern Himalayan ranges including the highest mountain in Bhutan Mt.Gangar Punsum at 7520 meters. The drive from the pass is all the way downhill dropping to the lower and warmer valleys of lobesa. En route a stop can be made to view the Wangduephodrang Dzong from outside and its market area.

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  • Uma Paro

    Uma Paro

    One of Bhutan’s most luxurious hotels, the Uma Paro lies amongst some 38 acres of forest, close to the town of Paro. Described as a holistic and cultural adventure, the hotel has 29 rooms, suites and villas that provide some inspiring views of the surrounding landscapes of the Paro Valley. An excellent restaurant provides the finest in Bhutanese food and pan-Asian cuisine, whilst other facilities include a bar and library, a spa, gym and indoor pool with outdoor sun deck. The hotel can also organise a range of bespoke activities including day walks and camping treks, mountain bike excursions and monastery visits and a year round yoga retreat.

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  • Thimphu

    Thimphu

    Laid back Thimphu is the only world capital without traffic lights. Set amongst the landscapes of the Thimphu Valley, the city lies in the western central part of the country and is home to a population of some 100,000. The heart of government, commerce and religion, it has managed to retain something of its sleepy charm and its cultural identity, in spite of the inevitable arrival of Internet cafes and ATMs. Home to the impressively large Tashichho Dzong, the country’s seat of government, it also plays host to some of Bhutan’s most important cultural centres and a number of interesting markets.

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Highlights of Bhutan

Travel Experts

  • Paul Taylor

    If you like spicy food, ask your guide to order you a local dish instead of one designed for westerners as they smother them in chilli!

    Paul Taylor
    Sales Centre Supervisor
  • Paul Taylor

    For Tiger's Nest take a good pair of shoes as can get very slippery

    Paul Taylor
    Sales Centre Supervisor

Best Time To Go and Weather

Temperatures in Bhutan are affecting by the altitude. Due to the closeness of the mountains there is a possibility of rain at any time as mountain weather can change quickly from sunny days to overcast skies.  Rainfall is usually less in the spring and autumn, with warm, sunny days. The early mornings and evenings can be chilly, especially in the winter months.  

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT +6hrs
  • Flight Time10 hrs
  • VisaYes for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsHepatitis A & B, Japanese encephalitis, Malaria, Typhoid**
  • CurrencyNgultrum
  • CapitalThimphu
  • Area46,620 sq km
  • Population1.7 million
  • Dialling Code+975
  • Electricity230-240V
  • LanguageDzongkha

* Please check with the tourist board to confirm

** Please check with your health professional to confirm

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