Bhutan holidays

A unique and highly guarded culture is complemented by striking natural landscapes.

This once secretive Himalayan kingdom, off limits to tourists until the 1970s, takes much pride in, and holds steadfastly onto its unique customs and traditions, and strives to retain the charm of the old world with a passion you are unlikely to see anywhere else in the world. The only country to measure its Gross National Happiness, tiny and mountainous Bhutan is certainly a one-off, and the opportunity to be one of those lucky few to experience this unique outlook on life, shaped by Buddha’s teachings, is too incredible to miss.

  • Although there is no limit on the number of visitors to Bhutan low volume tourism is the focus
  • The cost of your holiday includes all your meals, transport, fees, sightseeing accompanied by an English-speaking guide, and of course your accommodation
  • The iconic image of Bhutan – the cliff-side Taktsang Monastery
  • Bhutan’s famous festivals – held in many of the nation’s cities and towns – are a riot of colour and tell stories of the ancient world
  • You can easily combine a holiday in Nepal or India with time spent in Bhutan

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +6 hours

Capital:

Thimpu

Currency:

The Ngultrum. Indian rupees and US dollars are also widely accepted.

Flying time to destination:

18 hours

More facts

When to visit

Jan 1°c
Feb 1°c
Mar 3°c
Apr 7°c
May 10°c
Jun 12°c
Jul 13°c
Aug 12°c
Sep 11°c
Oct 8°c
Nov 6°c
Dec 3°c
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