Wonderful things to do in Bhutan
Reasons to come to Bhutan include the breathtaking landscape punctuated by equally breathtaking architecture and fascinating culture. You will find yourself visiting incredible monasteries and fortresses (dzongs), trekking in Himalayan landscapes, and being entranced by the traditions and cultures of the Bhutanese people.
When to go to Bhutan
As far as the climate is concerned, the best times to visit Bhutan are spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November). The heaviest rains come in July and August. However, when deciding when to go, you might also want to consider one of the various festivals which take place in Bhutan and these happen all year-round.Read more
Places to go in Bhutan
Read about the highlights of this incredible country in our short summary guides to the main places to go.View more
Thimpu is Bhutan’s capital has an attractive central square, imposing fortresses or dzongs, national museums , a lively weekend market and is located at the head of a scenic valley.
Explore the impressive dzong, tour the eclectic collections of the national museum and hike up to the cliffside Tiger’s Nest monastery for amazing views.
Punakha is Bhutan’s old capital. Its dzong is one of the oldest and hosts a famous festival each spring.
This beautiful glacial valley is the winter home of the rare black-necked crane and a 17th-century monastery.
Places we love to stay in Bhutan
Here you’ll find a small collection of our favourite places to stay in Bhutan, though as an independent tour operator specialising in tailor-made holidays, we actually sell a wider choice of Bhutanese properties than we show. Please note, however, that the standard of accommodation for most properties outside of the main chain hotels (Amankora, Taj and Uma) is quite basic.View more
Facts and information
National carrier Druk Air flies from several locations but commonly you'll connect from Delhi (2hrs), Kolkata or Kathmandu (both just over an hour). You will need to come via one of these destinations which in turn are about 12 to 15 hours from the UK depending on the routing.
Dzongkha is Bhutan's national language. English is widely spoken and is used in all schools.
GMT +6 hours
Visas are required and are issued from Bhutan. Tribes will arrange your visa for you through our partners in Bhutan.
There are no compulsory vaccinations.
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