Tips To Know When Planning A Trip to Bhutan

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Peak Tourist Seasons:

The peak tourist seasons are Spring: March-May and  September – November. Particularly in March, April, October, and November are especially busy.

You must Be Considering visiting during these months, it’s best to book your tour package and flight tickets at least 3 months ahead to ensure your reservation. To avoid disappointment, back in 2010, Drukair tickets were sold out for 3 consecutive weeks, the best advice is to plan ahead.

More tourists tend to travel during this period, these the ideal months for festivals and trekking. To avoid the crowd of the peak tourist period, consider traveling during the non-peak period.

Costs of Travel

In peak tourist seasons of March-May and September – November, the daily costs are US$250 per day. And for the non-peak season of December – February, and June – August, the daily tariff is US$200 per day.

Know the seasons

Totally depends on you what you want to see and do. To trek, April, May, September, and October are the best months with conducive weather. Usually, it is colder, the skies are generally clear and blue, and most importantly, it won’t be muddy.

The monsoon season in Bhutan starts from July – August and during this time, light rain pours in the morning is typical. Heavy downpours are very rare, but we generally do not recommend trekking, unless they are short day hikes.

Winter is a good time to catch the endangered black-necked crane in their winter home, the Phobjika valley and summer is a wonderful time for mushroom picking and to catch glimpses of rainbows over the valleys.

If you are planning a trip to seek solace or for spirituality reasons, anytime would be a good time to go.

 

Arrive during festivals

In Bhutan, there are many festivals occurring throughout the year, in through the popular ones such as the Paro and Thimphu Tshechu happen during the high tourist season. Bhutan festivals usually showcase colorful dances, with Bhutanese in attendance dressed to their best and unsurprisingly, tend to be huge tourist draws.

There are many more other festivals, such as the Rhododendron Festival, Black Necked Crane Festival, Royal Highlander Festival, Ura Matsutake Mushroom Festival, and Haa Summer Festival, to name a few.

If you’re looking for a mo experienced, consider going to the lesser-known festival. These tend to provide better photo taking opportunities.

Homestay is the best

The amount of money spent on the trip, many travelers want the comfort of a hotel room. Others, however, love the authenticity of staying with a local family and having the firsthand experience of what daily life is to a Bhutanese.

 

Village Excursion Tour:

Usually, most people in villages don’t use technology to harvest and grow crops. People are used to the daily lifestyle they follow what their ancestors did.

In the town area you might see some small development activities but once you step into village excursion tour in Bhutan, you will discover the typical life of Bhutanese people.

Must visit tourist places in Bhutan

 

1) Tiger’s Nest Monastery

The Tiger’s Nest Monastery. It hangs on a cliff and stands above the forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. This is a beautiful and very exceptional monastery is a sheer climb the hill, the ride up is easy arranging a pony, but only until the cafeteria. And from then on, one more steep walk and some narrow stairs towards the monastery itself.

 

2) Punakha Dzong

This is the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong, or some call it Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang. It is also the country’s most gorgeous attractive and majestic dzong. Punakha is only a 3 hours drive east of the capital Thimpu, and after crossing a pass in the mountains.

 

3) Zuri Dzong Hike

The peak of the Zuri Dzong Trek is one the perfect spot to have a bird-eye view of the entire Paro valley. It is one of the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, there lies a cave where Buddha came to meditate in, in the 8th century. It is so peaceful allows both Bhutanese and tourists to soak in the tranquil that radiates from the extraordinary view,  you can stare at for hours in wonder and awe.

 

4) Uma Paro Hotel

And at a 10 minutes scenic drive from Paro airport, Uma Paro Hotel is proudly located on a Himalayan mountain, surrounded by thick pine forests with views that overlay the Paro district. It is one of the remote kingdom’s only boutique hotels, that offers elegant interiors, exquisite food, a pampering Como Shambhala spa, and a cool pool amid the mind-bending ravishing scenery.

 

If you are planning a trip to Bhutan then arranging tours are never an easy thing to do. Sometimes it is difficult and sometimes it is costly here are some of the travel agency of Bhutan made this possible an easy to plan such as BookMyTour.

The Bhutan Kingdom one of those destinations that will you yearning for a return tour.

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