Bhutan is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. It is also known as the land of thunder dragons. Bhutan is a country with many trekking zones and is one of the major attractions for tourists to visit this lovely country.
Varieties of wild flora and fauna are richly found here. The forest holds around 72% of the country’s area. Along with the wild beauty Bhutan also is rich in culture and festivals. The country is most popular for Buddhist culture and tradition. Many people of the county follow Buddhism as their main religion. Elegant Buddhist stupas and monasteries attract the tourists as the architectural designs of such are breathtaking.
Bhutan is counted as one of the best places to visit for family vacations, honeymoon tours and even for adventure holidays. If you plan on visiting Bhutan with your loved one, you have made the right decision. The natural beauty of Bhutan will not disappoint you and your vacation. Albeit, some variations, the weather condition here welcomes and favors the holiday perfectly. You will have one of the best moments here. Here are few major Bhutan Tourist Attractions listed that you shouldn’t miss.
Bhutan Tours - Bhutan Tourist Attractions
Bhutan is one of the smallest countries but the hospitality it offers is innumerable. There are many places to visit in Bhutan if you decide to go. The country is most popular for its diverse culture and tradition.
We have various Bhutan tour packages for you starting from 2 days to 6 days packages. The cost of Bhutan Tour varies according to the number of days spent in a particular region. The cost of 3 days Bhutan Tour is comparatively less than the cost of 6 days Bhutan Tour as you will be spending less time in 3 days Bhutan Tour.
If you are planning on going to Bhutan, here are some tours you shouldn’t miss.
2 nights 3 days Short Bhutan Tour
In the short Bhutan Tour, you can explore many things within a short period of time. This tour will give you the idea about Bhutanese culture and their tradition, their festivals, norms, and values.
You will visit places such as Thimpu, the capital of Bhutan where you will see Buddha Dordenma Statue, Norzin Lam Street, Tashichho Dzong, and many more. You will also visit the Punakha Dzong, Tiger’s Nest, Chomolhari and Dochula Pass. The tour will take you to places where you can relax and enjoy your time. The breathtaking views of Bhutan will excite to the core of your heart.
Short Bhutan Tour is comparatively easy. If you are a beginner, this tour package is best for you. The tour costs around 800 USD. The food and accommodation, transportation are all arranged by the company. You can simply choose the type of package according to your preferences.
- Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.
- Day 02: Drive to Paro
- Day 03: Departure
5 nights 6 Days Historical Bhutan Tour
5 nights 6 days historical Bhutan Tour is especially for those who love ancient history and culture. Bhutan is a historical country and has beautiful ancient histories to tell. The most famous history of Bhutan is Buddhist history and culture.
The remarkable historical monuments, the art, and architecture of the country make Bhutan one of the most popular historical destinations in the world. In this tour, you will visit many ancient places that have historical importance. You will explore the places such as Thimpu, memorial Chorten, different ancient libraries that contains several old history books and biographies. You will come across Thanka Paintings in the walls of these libraries that will amuse you.
Almost every place in Bhutan has ancient histories. The art and architecture, the monasteries, the pass, everything has unique stories to tell. These stories will fascinate you immensely. You will learn a lot if you are a history lover.
The Historical Bhutan Tour costs 1810 USD. The cost includes transportation facilities, hotels, food, and accommodation. This trip is also an easy trip so you should not worry if you are new to this. We can help you and make your journey just as you wish - easier and more comfortable.
- Day 01: Fly Paro and Drive to Thimpu
- Day 02: Thimpu
- Day 03: Thimpu/ Punakha (75 Km, 3 Hours)/ Wangdue
- Day 04: Punakha - Paro (125 Km, 4 Hours)
- Day 05: Paro
- Day 06: Depart Paro
3 Nights 4 Days Cultural Bhutan Tour
3 nights 4 days Cultural Bhutan Tour gives you an opportunity to explore the Buddhist culture and tradition of the Bhutanese people. Buddhist culture has a long history in the country. Most of people follow this religion in the name of peace and harmony.
On this cultural tour, you will visit various cultural places of Bhutan such as Tiger’s point, Tashicho Dzong, Dochula Pass and many more. You will also visit the local library and villages where you get to explore the local lifestyle of people living in Bhutan. In this tour, you will also encounter the festivals and tradition of Bhutan. Bhutanese celebrate festivals with art, music, and dances. Within a short period of time, you can enrich yourself with a large diversity of Bhutanese culture and tradition.
The cost of the trip is USD 1320. This includes your accommodation, food, and transportation facility. You will not regret if you choose to visit Bhutan in 3 nights 4 days Cultural Bhutan tour.
You will experience more about the Bhutanese lifestyles and culture within this short period of time. If you need any help, we are always there to help you.
- Day 01: Arrival at Paro Airport after the drive to Thimpu (1hour 30 minutes’ drive). 2320 M.
- Day 02: Thimpu Sightseeing
- Day 03: Thimpu to Paro
- Day 04: Departure
Places To Explore While In Bhutan
Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan. It is one of the most intriguing Bhutan tourist destinations. The popular sightseeing places in Thimpu are :
Buddha Dordenma Statue
The Buddha Dordenma Statue is a statue of Buddha which is 169 feet tall which sits at the foot of the hills in Thimpu. The statue is made up of gold and bronze and is visible from almost everywhere. The statue is also known as Kunzang Podrang. Thousands of gold and bronze statues of Buddha give a spellbound view. The Kuensel Phodrang nature park is also one key attractions of the place. You will also see colorful decorations along the roadside of the Buddha Dordenma Statue.
Norzin Lam Street
Norzin Lam Street lies in the capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu. The streets of Norzim Lam consist of various shops where you can buy souvenirs, clothes and many more. The street is almost crowded but you can explore many things in the street. The local art and architecture are the main attractions of the place. You can also buy some artifacts if you wish. Those artifacts are quite expensive but they are worth the price. You can taste the local Bhutanese food in any of the restaurants of the Norzin Lam Street.
Tashichho Dzong is a famous monasteries among many. The monastery sits on the western bank of river Wang Chu. It is the largest landmark of Thimpu. The monastery holds a great place. Some of the most important people such as monastery bodies and ministers live here. It opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm every Monday to Friday - 5:30 PM to 6 PM; Saturday & Sunday – 9 AM to 5 PM. To visit this monastery properly, go as per the mentioned time schedule.
Simply Bhutan also lies in Thimpu. It is a Bhutanese museum where travelers can experience various Bhutanese lifestyles and tradition. You can taste different Bhutanese cuisine, meet the local people and see their local culture and tradition. Some little shops provides you with souvenirs for your family and friends. The museum sits in Genyen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan. The museum opens from Sunday to Friday every 9 AM to 5 PM.
Chomolhari is the most popular trekking destination. Tourists around the world visit Bhutan especially for Chomolhari treks. The trek starts from Paro. It is one of the most challenging treks of Bhutan. This trek is about the height of 5000 meters making it among the most difficult treks. If you are an experienced trekker and you love adventures, Chomolhari is the best for you. Do not forget to see this place when you visit Bhutan.
The trek completes in 7-15 days on average. This entire trek will offer you beautiful monasteries, and small villages of the region. You can see the natural beauty of Chomolhari as you trek. The snow clad mountains, glaciers, lakes and the landscapes are the major tourist attractions of the place.
Tigers Nest, Paro
Tigers Nest is popular for the name, Taktsang Monastery. It is one of the most popular Bhutanese places in Paro. It is a place of pilgrimage. Trekking is also popular here. It is usually a half trek. The trek will give you the view of Paro village.
The monastery sits in the most religious site of Bhutan. It is seen hanging on the cliffs. Below the monastery, you can see forest covered with rhododendrons and alpine trees. The major attractions of the place are Tiger’s Nest, the cave temple inside the monastery, other small temples and the majestic views.
Dochula is a pass that contains 108 stupas. This pass holds history in the memory of Bhutanese soldiers that passed in the war against India. The pass sits on the way to Thimpu and Punakha.
The Dochula Pass is especially popular among the tourists because of its perfect location. You can view the Himalayan mountain range from the pass. Many of the Bhutanese enjoy their time at Dochula Pass with their families. You can also picnic in this place. But, make sure you do not litter the area.
The main attractions of the place are just the beautiful view you see from the pass. The scenic view from the park is beautiful than ever. If you want some time on your own then you should definitely visit the Dochula Pass.
Punakha Dzong is the second largest Dzong in Bhutan. It sits at the height of 1200 meters. The most interesting fact of Punakha Dzong is that the building has no usage of nails. The place is also popular for hiking especially for a beginner.
We can find a various national treasure of the country here. The king of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck also got married to the Queen Jetsun Pema in Punakha Dzong. The paintings and architectures grab the attention of many tourists around the world to Punakha Dzong.
Bhutan offers a lot of places where you can enjoy yourself with your family or with your loved ones. It has many popular tourist attractions where you can create memories for a lifetime. The culture, festivals, and tradition of Bhutan will give you a new experience that you will cherish throughout your life.
So, if you wish to explore Bhutan more closely, we are there to help. Contact Index Adventuresif you have any queries regarding your trip to Bhutan. We make necessary arrangements like food and accommodation, transportation and booking flights for you. Let us help you if you have any confusion.