Preserved from the turmoil of the world, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is undoubtedly one of the most majestic destinations in South Asia that can be visited by the most experienced travellers. The lands of the Thunder Dragon, enclosed between these two giants, China and India, in the hollow of the eastern part of the titanic Himalayan chain, impress the eye and calm the heart. As soon as you step on the tarmac of Paro, you are surprised by the powerful silence that reigns here, and you can already see the silhouettes of Buddhist houses and temples of traditional architecture on the horizon, made up of valleys and peaks. In a country that measures its progress by taking into account the NBB (Gross National Happiness) index, the kindness of the local population has no common measure. The Kingdom of Bhutan is a mosaic of magnificent landscapes, from the subtropical plains of the south where panthers, tigers and deer coexist, to the mountainous regions of the north - here peaks at 7,326 m the Chomolarhi - where yaks, takins, snow leopards and marmots prosper in peace... to the delight of nature lovers and trekkers! It is well away from mass tourism that Bhutan's tour guide takes you from its capital Thimphu to Taktshang Monastery, the Tiger Den, and the green Paro Valley. Welcome to the serene rooftops of the world!

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When to go to Bhutan?

When to go to Bhutan? If a stay in this part of the Himalayas can, due to a pleasant climate, be undertaken at any time of the year, it may nevertheless be advisable to avoid the monsoon season, which runs from late April to early September. Without being a particular obstacle to activities, however, your view of the mountains may be reduced due to the accumulation of clouds. The best time to travel to Bhutan is during the high tourist season, between October and April, when the climate is dry and sunny. During this long period, the months of October and November (fall) and March and April (spring) will be preferred. To know when to go to Bhutan, we can also take into account the calendar of festivals, which are numerous in high season, thus inflating the price of the daily visa, which is higher.

How to go to Bhutan? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

It's very simple, a trip to Bhutan is only possible as an organized trip. Indeed, the current tourist policy is that of the daily visa (250 US$ in high season, 200 US$ in low season). This includes, in addition to a permit to travel on Bhutanese territory, food, accommodation, transport and visits. It is recommended to contact the travel agencies specialising in the destination before embarking on the adventure.

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There are no direct flights from Europe to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The easiest way is to leave Kathmandu (AR ticket around 700 €) and add 300 US$ for a round trip Kathmandu-Taro ticket, whatever the season. Note that the price variation depends on the company borrowed, but above all, on the time required to book. As for the rest of the stay, it is the Bhutanese tourist authorities who take care of it, in return for the purchase of a daily visa.

The distances to be covered in the city centre of Thimphou, the capital, are very reasonable and can easily be covered on foot. To reach Bhutanese cities, you will use the newly renovated Bhutanese road network.

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Transportation
  • Book a ferry
  • Car Rental
  • Taxi
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

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Weather forecast

Bhutan's weather allows for stays in all seasons. Nevertheless, to hope to see the mountains, it is preferable to vis...
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Budget

The national currency of the Kingdom of Bhutan is the ngultrum (Nude). Visa policy makes Bhutan an expensive country....
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Formalities

Visa application for Bhutan is mandatory for tourists. You will need to contact a travel agency that will arrange th...
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Health

No special vaccines are required to travel to Bhutan except for conventional vaccines (diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyel...
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How to travel by yourself?

There are no direct flights from Europe to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The easiest way is to leave Kathmandu (AR ticket a...
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How to get organized?

It's very simple, a trip to Bhutan is only possible as an organized trip. Indeed, the current tourist policy is that...
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Getting around

The distances to be covered in the city centre of Thimphou, the capital, are very reasonable and can easily be covere...
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