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Bhutan Travel Guide

Bhutan Travel Guide

By Ruby ZhaoUpdated Jan. 29, 2024

Traveling to Bhutan can only be undertaken with an authorized travel agency. Bhutan visas are not granted to independent travelers.

Until May 2022, Bhutan has been under travel restrictions. Foreign travelers are not allowed to enter. Add us on WhatsApp to keep updated about Bhutan entry requirements.

Why Visit Bhutan?

Bhutan is considered the Shangri-La of the Himalayas. A trip to Bhutan is an exciting adventure that will include incredible views of the Himalayas, diverse national parks such as Jigme Dorji, and incredible religious sites like the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery.

Eco-Friendly and Low Impact Travel
Eco-Friendly and Low Impact Travel

It's full of opportunities to have authentic local experiences without large crowds.

Incredible Mountain Trekking Paths
Incredible Mountain Trekking Paths

Tiger's Nest Monastery trek, snowman trek, Bumthang Cultural trek, the Gangtey Winter trek...

Happy People
Happy People

The only country in the world that measures happiness before it measures GDP.

Colorful Festivals
Colorful Festivals

Some of the best festivals include Thimphu Tshechu, Paro Tshechu, and Punakha Drubchen.

Popular Itineraries Including Bhutan

There is only one international airport in Bhutan — Paro International Airport. The most popular and convenient connections to Bhutan are from Nepal or India, thus Bhutan is usually visited together with these countries.

The tour packages below are for your inspiration, providing you with some possibilities for a South Asia tour. They can be tailor-made according to your interests and your schedule.

7-Day Premium Bhutan Tour

7-Day Premium Bhutan Tour

  • Great dzongs and temples
  • The cultural experience
  • White water rafting
12-Day Bhutan In-Depth Tour Including Bumthang

12-Day Bhutan In-Depth Tour Including Bumthang

  • Unique Buddhist culture
  • Beautiful Himalaya Valleys
  • Insight into the local life
14-Day Nepal and Bhutan Tour

14-Day Nepal and Bhutan Tour

  • Historical Kathmandu
  • Spectacular Himalayas
  • Unspoiled culture
12-Day India and Bhutan Tour

12-Day India and Bhutan Tour

  • Witness Taj Mahal
  • Forts and palaces
  • Great monasteries

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Bhutan Tour Maps

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All You Need for Traveling in Bhutan

The three most popular destinations in Bhutan are Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. You can choose to either start in Thimphu or Paro. If you have more than 10 days to spend in Bhutan you can consider visiting other areas, such as Jigme Dorji National Park or the Himalayas.

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