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Bhutan Tours with Culture & Festivals

Tashi Delek, Welcome to Bhutan (Country of gross Happiness)

A great example of traditional way of living in this modern days is Bhutan with gross happiness. If you wish to explore spiritual and simple life in 21st century Bhutan is one of  the country. This Himalayan kingdom journey will be life changing experience.

If you're looking for cheap cultural package tour cost in Bhutan, Raven Tours and Treks can assist you with cultural tours and Travel, private trips and small group sightseeing  tours throughout the Kingdom of Bhutan.

“Our company is  committed to providing respected clients with exceptional services, and the hands-on guidance and advice; only a Bhutan  based travel specialist can provide. We welcome bookings from anywhere in the world.”

Our company was established in the year 2004 and  one of the fastest growing for leading inbound tour operator based in the capital, Thimphu. All our trips are fully customized and leads all qualities trips with best rates guaranted. Our trips include from private cultural tour, small group trip to serious adventure and specialized photography journey . Also for those who are looking for unique experience, we specialize in charter helicopter in Bhutan and mountain flight services. Travel with us as a local and experience the exclusiveness.

Featured Bhutan tours and travel cheapest cost

paro-thimpu-punakha tour Best of Bhutan Tour with day hike to Tiger's nest Day 01| fly to Paro, Bhutan – then drive to Thimphu (65km, 1.2 Hr drive)
Day 02| Thimphu and Punakha sightseeing (80km, 2 ½ Hrs drive plus tours)
Day 03| Punakha and Paro Tour (150km, 3 ½ Hrs)
Day 04| Paro Sightseeing with tiger nest hike— continue with tour itinerary
Duration: 05 Days / 04 Nights
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha
Date: All months
Cost of Trip: email us
paro, thimpu, punakha, wangdue tour Hidden Kingdom Bhutan Tours with hike to tiger's nest Day 01| Arrival in Paro, Bhutan – Thimphu Tour (1 Hr)
Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha Tour (2 ½ Hrs)
Day 03| Punakha sightseeing Tour
Day 04| Punakha – Paro Tour (3 ½ Hrs) — continue with tours itinerary
Bhutan Tours Duration: 06 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punaka / Wangdue
Date: all months
Cost of Tour: email us
paro, thimpu, punakha, phobjikha tour Last Shangrila Tour with hike to Tiger's Nest Day 01| Arrival in Paro, Bhutan – Thimphu Tour (1 Hr)
Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha Tour (2 ½ Hrs)
Day 03| Punakha sightseeing Tours
Day 04| Punakha – Phobjikha Tours (6 Hrs) — continue with tour itinerary
Tours Duration: 07 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Phobjikha
Date: every day - any months
Cost of Tours: email us
phuntsoling thimpu, punakha, paro tour Phuntsoling-Thimpu-Punakha-Paro culture Tour / trekking Day 01| Phuntsoling – Thimphu Tour (6 Hrs)
Day 02| Thimphu Sightseeing Tours
Day 03| Thimpu - Punakha Tours (2 ½ Hrs) — continue with tours itinerary
Tour Length: 07 Days
Places Covered : Phuntsoling, Thimpu, Punakha/Wangdue, Paro
Date: Flexible
Cost of Trip: email us
paro festival tour Paro Festival cultural Tours / trekking Day 01| Arrival in Paro
Day 02| Paro Festival Tour
Day 03| Paro Festival Tour
Day 04| Paro – Thimphu (1.5 Hrs) — continue with tours itinerary
Tour Duration: 08 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Punakha halt
Date: April
Cost of Trip: email us
paro, thimpu, punakha, trongsa, jakar, phobjikha tour Kingdom of Happiness Cultural Tours with optional hike Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu Tour (1 Hr)
Day 02| Thimphu – Punakha Tours (2 ½ Hrs)
Day 03| Punakha sightseeing Tours — continue with tour itinerary
Trip Duration: 10 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Trongsa, Jakar, Phobjikha
Date: every day
Cost of Tours: email us
punakha festival tour Punakha Festival Cultural Tour with hike to Tiger's nest Day 01| Arrival in Paro – Thimphu Tours (1.2 Hrs)
Day 02| Thimphu sightseeing Tours
Day 03| Thimphu – Punakha (2.5 Hrs)
Day 04| Punakha Festival — continue with tour itinerary
Trip Length: 10 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Phobjikha, Phobjikha halt
Date:March, April, November
Cost of Trip: email us
Anamkora Bumthang Hotel Bhutan Luxury Tour 2017 Day 01| Fly to Bhutan Paro - Overnight in HOTEL | Uma Paro
Day 02| Drive to the capital city Thimpu - Overnight in HOTEL | Taj Tashi
Day 03| After breakfast at the hotel we’ll drive toward Dochu-La, one of the highest drivable passes in Bhutan. - Overnight in HOTEL | Uma Punakha
Day 04| Visit Punakha Dzong, Overnight in HOTEL | Dewachen continue with tours itinerary
Tour Duration: 11 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Dochu La Pass, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang, Taktsang monastery, Chele La Pass
Date: All months
Cost of Trip: email us
bhutan tour Western & Central Bhutan cultural Tour / trekking Day 01| Arrival in Paro, Bhutan
Day 02| Paro Sightseeing Tours
Day 03| Paro - ThimphuTours (Drive 1 Hr) — continue with tours itinerary
Tour Duration: 12 Days
Places Covered : Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Jakar / Bumthang, Ura Valley (Festival), Trongsa
Date: Flexible
Cost of Trip: email us

Fixed Departure Tour of Bhutan lowest budget cost offer

Photo/Map Dates Tour Name Price USD
clip_image002.jpg 12 February 2017 Short Tour in Bhutan - 03 Days
Paro Tiger nest and Thimpu
$500 View Tour
clip_image002.jpg 18 February 2017 Bhutan Tour Highlight - 04 Days
Thimpu  to Thanksang
$720 View Tour
clip_image002.jpg 25 March 2017 Bhutan Trekking Tour - 10 Days
Druk Path Trek
$2250 View Tour
clip_image002.jpg 29 March 2017 Last Shangri-La Bhutan Tour - 06 Days 
Paro to Pobjika
$1500 View Tour
clip_image002.jpg 11 April 2017 Bhutan the Kingdom of Cloud tours- 08 Days
Paro, thimpu, Punakha and pobjikha
$1750 View Tour

Bhutan Tours Information

Bhutan Festivals

Bhutan has many festivals throughout the year. Many travellers try to attend at least one festival during their visit. ' Tsechu' is a festival tp honor of Guru Ringpoche  believed originated from a Lotus flower, also famous as "Padmasambhava", a Tantrik guru. Tsechu festival is religious celebrations because people believe merits come with this celebration.  festival is also social gathering where the people all over Bhutan come to rejoice, dressed in finery together.
we offer Festival Tour to understand the nation's vibrant religion & Culture. you get the chance to learn about Bhutanese way of life and enjoy unique hospitality. we are offering different festival tour all around the year so feel free to ask.

Tours and trek Guides in Bhutan

All of our guides are trained by Government and licensed. Guides have good knowledge of history, culture, religion, nature and more. also hospitable, friendly and fluent in English language too. we have some special guide who speaks different languages like Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish and more...

Bhutan Tourist visa

  • Getting into Bhutan is easy for travelers if you plan in advance with professional travel company.
  • Travel company arranges visas and all formalities few weeks before the travel date.
  • Passport must be at least 6 months valid at the end of travel date. if passport has minimum 2 pages empty space that will be great because one page for Bhutan visa stamp and another page you may use for another country's visa if you are travelling more places after Bhutan.
  • Visa is  issued by foreign affairs , for tourist visa we as a tour operator apply and get it for you.
  • We send your visa copy on your e-mail, which you need to print and carry.

Bhutanese Food

Bhutanese people eat Vegetables, hot chilies, rice, maize and wheat. National dish is chili and cheese(Ema Datse), other foods are ; cheese or meat dumpling (momo), salad of cucumber, tomato, onion and cheese. Bhutanese food is normally spicy so be careful while you are ordering your foods.

Bhutanese Drink for travelers

We suggest to use bottled water for drinking. local alcohol is ARA which is distilled after fermentation of rice or wheat or corn. modern drinks are also available such as coke, sprite, Pepsi, Miranda, mountain dew....

ELECTRICITY

Bhutan has generated own hydro and supplied all over country, there is no problem of power cut in cities. the supply is 220 voltage, 50 cycles ac with 3 prong plugs like many Asian countries. but your hotels provide converter for your electric devices if needed.

COMMUNICATION IN BHUTAN

Now a day's Bhutan has good networks of mobile phone and internet facilities in major cities but in remote areas internet might be too slow. if you have international roaming telephone it will work in Bhutan. television and  radio stations are well developed. touris can buy local sim card at arrival in Bhutan airport/town too.

Culture and Bhutanese People

Bhutan is famous for gross happiness. most people live in rural areas who welcome visitors by smiling. People are religious and polite. they go to Dzongs daily and pray. mostly practice buddhism.

Bhutanese people can be grouped in three groups - Indo-Mongoloid, Ngalongs and Lhotsampas. Indo-Mangoloid lives in Eastern Bhutan.  Ngalongs lives in western part of Bhutan since 9th century. Lhotsampas are living in southern side of Bhutan and speak Nepalese language as they were originated from Nepal.

weather and climate in Bhutan

Spring time march and may , fall season September to November has good weather . December to February is winter and cold outside in morning and evening time but nice and sunny during day time. July and august is rainy season so expect rain but weather is unpredictable like other places in the world. if you go higher altitude is cooler and lower altitude is warmer in Bhutan. due to mountains can enjoy nice breeze too. most of the days are clear except monsoon and good for hiking.

Budget Tariff for Bhutan package tours

Tour package cost for Bhutan  is given by the Royal Government of Bhutan on per person per for night:

High Season (September- November,  March -May)

  • 03 pax or above: USD 250 per person per day. for special offer please e-mail us
    We have special Bhutan tour package for single traveler and couples.

Low Season ( July-August, December-February)

  • 03 pax & above: USD 200 per person per day. for special deal contact us.
    For cost of 1 pax and 2 pax please e-mail us

Bhutan visa fees is USD 40 per person

* Above given package cost includes hotels, all meals, guide, transportation in land, entry fees to monuments, government taxes. some extra cost like flights, drinks, insurance and unforeseen costs.

How to get Bhutan

Druk air and Bhutan airlines are flying to Bhutan daily.
We have only one international airport and it is situated at an elevation of 2,200 meters (7220 feet) in Paro, Bhutan.

The gateway cities into Paro, Bhutan are:

  • Kathmandu, Nepal - Daily
  • Singapore - 3 flights a week
  • Guwahati, India 2 flights
  • Mumbai, India 2 flights
  • Bangkok, Thailand - Daily
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh 4 flights
  • Kolkata, India 3 flights
  • Gaya, India 2 flights
  • New Delhi, India 5 flights
  • Bagdora, India 2 flights

Luggage weight limits are:

  • 30 kilograms for Business Class ticket
  • 20 kilogram for Economy Class ticket

Extra luggage cost per kilogram is:

  • US $6.00 / kg from BKK
  • US $5.00 / kg from DEL
  • US $3.50 / kg from all others

Accommodations in Bhutan

Now a days there are a lot of new hotels constructed in Bhutan. Some high end luxury hotels like Le Meridian, Como hotels (Uma Paro and Punakha), Taj Tashi, Aman kora in 5 locations (Thimphu, Punakha, Paro, Gangtey and Bumthang).  there are many other Boutique hotels Tashi Namgey Resort, Ziwaling, Gangtey palace, Dewachen, Terma linca, Namgey heritage, Dhensa resort e.t.c. high end hotels have nice restaurants with expert chefs.

Being a  small kingdom and developing nation has many tourist standard 3 stars hotels and resorts. these kind of hotels have small restaurants and provide Bhutanese and continental foods.

During trekking we use luxury tents and use our professional cooks to serve varieties foods. some village home stay options are possible too if needed but must book in advance.

Bhutan at a glance
Capital city: Thimpu (population 93,000)
Population: 7,81168
Language: Dzongkha (official), Nepalese and English
Currency: Ngultrum
Time zone: (GMT+05:30) BTT (Bhutan Time)
Electricity: Type C (European 2-pin) Type D (Old British 3-pin) Type M (see D)
Dialing code: +975

FAQs on Bhutan
Do I need a visa to travel to Bhutan ?
-yes, all tourist visiting Bhtuan need visa. only Bhutanese company can apply Bhutan's Tourist visa.

Is tipping customary in Bhutan ?
-it is your private matter, tipping porters, drivers, restaurant staff and other service workers is considered polite.
When taking into account the average wages earned by the average Bhyutanese person,
a small tip of 5-10% of the service is a gracious way to show your appreciation

What is the internet access like in Bhutan ?
The internet has grown rapidly in Bhutan, so finding Wi-Fi access won't be a problem.
Smaller villages, isolated areas and rural villages may have limited to no access.

Recent Travellers review

Dear Rajan,

Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan

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Dear Rajan,
Thanks to you for everything:)

All places we visited in Bhutan during 5 days were great. we will recommend to our friends.

Best and thanks,
Mariana Ponce 

 






Latest Review

Dear Rajan,
Many thanks for organizing such a wonderful tour for us. This will remain our unforgettable trip! We felt so lucky that we were able to visit your beautiful country during the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Bhutan and Japan.

We spent one night in Thimphu, two nights in Phunakha, and two nights in Paro. Phunaka's Lobesa hotel became one of the most impressive splendid hotels we have ever stayed! Its view from the window was just gorgeous and took our breath away.

Nawang was a knowledgeable, kind and caring guide and we learned a lot about your beautiful country from him. Ugay was a safe driver and we felt so comfortable in the lovely Nissan four wheels.

The tour was both very informative and fun. In addition, Nawang accommodated many of our requests and re-arranged the original schedule to our satisfaction. Going to the weekend market in Thimphu became one of the highlights of this tour for us !

We'd like to visit Bhutan again in the future and we will definitely ask you again to organize tour for us.

Finally, we would like to thank Rajan for being such a friendly coordinator. Your responses were always so prompt!!

Yours sincerely,
Nory and Mayuri from Tokyo, Japan
Email: mayurih@hotmail.com

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