Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom in the eastern Himalayas, boasts monasteries, fortresses, and breathtaking landscapes. Peaks like Jomolhari and the Paro Taktsang monastery attract visitors. The best time to visit is October to December for clear skies. Bhutan's currency is Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN), and Dzongkha and English are the official languages. Bhutan is 30 minutes ahead of India.
Arrival at Paro Airport, transfer to Thimphu. Check-in, then explore Thimphu town in the evening. Overnight in Thimphu.
Visit Kuensel Phodrang, National Memorial Chorten, Folk Heritage Museum, Sangaygang View Point, Changangkha Monastery, Takin Preserve Centre, and Tashichho Dzong. Overnight in Thimphu.
Drive to Punakha/Wangdue, stop at Dochu-La-Pass for Himalayan views. Visit Punakha Dzong. Optional excursion to Gangtey or explore Punakha Valley. Overnight at Punakha/Wangdue.
Explore Gangtey Valley or spend the day in Punakha. Visit Khamsum Yuelley Namgyal Chorten, Punakha Suspension Bridge, and Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Nunnery. Overnight at Punakha/Wangdue.
Drive to Paro, stop at Lamperi to visit Royal Botanical Park. Visit Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong. Overnight in Paro.
Hike to Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest), visit Drukgyel Dzong and Kyichu Monastery. Overnight in Paro.
Check out from the hotel and drop at Paro Airport for onward journey.
October to December is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour.If you’re interested in seeing the rare black-necked cranes, we recommend visiting the Phobjikha Valley between late October and mid-February.