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Traditional dance in Bhutan

Bhutan vacations 2023 & 2024

Largely untouched by the modern world, Bhutan is an enigmatic mountain kingdom of green valleys crowned with dzongs (fortresses) and chortens (shrines). As the country operates a strict entry policy, it’s essential that your trip is planned thoroughly. Our specialists will use their extensive knowledge to create a carefully arranged itinerary that’s tailored to your interests. We have also worked hard to find the best drivers and guides (the government requires all visitors are accompanied), who can enhance your vacation to Bhutan.

A journey through Bhutan will take you through rich forests, over high mountain passes and to some of the most biologically diverse national parks in the world. The cliff-hugging Tiger’s Nest is one of many white-walled monasteries that overlook yawning valleys, which burst into bloom with wildflowers in spring. And, you’ll find the Bhutanese welcoming in showing you their deeply Buddhist and traditional way of life, where Gross National Happiness is more important than gross domestic product.

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Suggested tours for Bhutan

These tours give you a starting point for what your vacation to Bhutan could entail. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.

Suggested activities for Bhutan

Whatever your interests, our specialists will build activities into your trip that connect to how you want to experience Bhutan.

  • Ura Tsechu Excursion
    Masked dancer at the Paro Tsechu

    Ura Tsechu Excursion

    Bumthang

    Ura Tsechu Excursion

    The Ura Tsechu is a five-day festival which attracts local villagers. Held in the courtyard of the Ura Lhakhang, the festival involves the same masked dancers and songs as the Thimphu and Paro festivals as well as the Yak Dance.

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  • Tiger's Nest Monastery & Drukgyel Dzong
    Tiger's Nest Monastery

    Tiger's Nest Monastery & Drukgyel Dzong

    Paro

    Tiger's Nest Monastery & Drukgyel Dzong

    The Tiger's Nest Monastery is possibly the most famous in Bhutan, having been founded in the late 1600s, and perched on a high rocky ledge 900 m above the valley floor allegedly at a place where Guru Rinpoche rested, traveling on a flying tiger.

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  • Visit to the Weekend Market at Thimphu
    Weekend market, Thimphu

    Visit to the Weekend Market at Thimphu

    Thimphu

    Visit to the Weekend Market at Thimphu

    People from surrounding villages start arriving on Friday evening and come to buy and sell produce, ranging from dried chilies and yak butter to textiles and bamboo products.

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Best time to visit

Our specialists advise on the best months to visit Bhutan, including information about climate, events and festivals.

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Travel advice

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