Bhutan Tour

The Land of Happiness BHUTAN, the nation along the eastern Himalayan range. Bhutan endowed with most serene and astonishing landscapes, amidst snow-capped mountains and lush green forested gorges. The country acquires amazing environmental benchmarks “Carbon Neutral”.
Magnificent and unique architectures of Dzongs and Monasteries, reminiscence of ancient Buddhists culture. These ornate structures are primal part of picturesque countryside, along the mountain cliffs and crystal clear rivers.
With its vibrant peoples with Gross Happiness, ancient cultures and communities, textiles and handicrafts, outrageous archery competitions, high-altitude trekking trails, and stunning flora and fauna offers unique traveller inspiration.

Bhutan Tour Batches

  • 7th April to 14th April 2024
  • 14th April to 21st April 2024 
  • 21st April to 28th April 2024 (Women Special Batch)
  • 28th April to 5 May 2024


Bhutan Tour Costing

  • Reaching Bagdogra Airport on your own: 46,999/- per person (Inclusive of 5% GST)
  • Mumbai to Mumbai by Air:  64,999/- per person (Inclusive of 5% GST)


Mumbai to Bagdogra and Bagdogra to Mumbai Flight time:

Mumbai to Bagdogra 

  • Departure from Mumbai: 08.10 Hrs
    Arrival at Bagdogra: 10.55 Hrs

Bagdogra to Mumbai

  • Departure from Bagdogra: 11.30 Hrs
    Arrival at Mumbai: 14.30 Hrs


Bhutan Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Bagdogra to Jaigaon / Overnight at Jaigaon

Upon arrival at Bagdogra, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Jaigaon. Take a leisurely stroll to the nearby Zangtog Pelri Lhakhang and unwind for the day.


Day 2: Phuentsholing to Thimphu / Overnight at Thimphu

Early morning, we'll handle the entry permit procedures before setting off for Thimphu after breakfast. The journey promises stunning vistas as we ascend from the Indian plains to the foothills of Bhutan, passing through charming forests, towns, and villages. Upon arrival in Thimphu, check into your hotel and relax for the night.


Day 3: Thimphu Sightseeing / Overnight at Thimphu

Following breakfast, we'll acquire the Inner Line Permit and commence our sightseeing. Our itinerary includes a visit to the Memorial Chorten, Kuensel Phodrang to admire the majestic Buddha statue, and if time permits, explorations of the Folk and Textile Heritage Museums. Later, we'll enjoy lunch in town before visiting the imposing Trashichho Dzong. Conclude the day with dinner and a peaceful night's rest in Thimphu.


Day 4: Thimphu to Punakha / Overnight at Punakha

Today, we'll journey towards Punakha with a brief stop at the breathtaking Dochula Pass, offering panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountain range. Upon reaching Punakha, we'll savor lunch before marveling at the Hanging Bridge and exploring the magnificent Punakha Dzong. En route, we'll also visit Chimi Lhakhang, known as the Temple of Fertility. Retire for the night in Punakha.


Day 5: Punakha to Paro / Overnight at Paro

After breakfast, we'll head to Paro. Upon arrival, we'll visit the historic Rinpung Dzong and the ancient Kyichu Lhakhang. Spend the evening strolling through the charming streets of Paro before dinner and overnight rest.


Day 6: Hike to Tiger’s Nest / Overnight at Paro

An early start sees us embarking on a memorable hike to the iconic Paro Taktsang, also known as Tiger's Nest Monastery. Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance and stunning views before returning to Paro for the night.


Day 7: Paro to Jaigaon

Following breakfast, we'll retrace our scenic route back to Jaigaon. Relax and prepare for departure the next day, reminiscing about the wonderful experiences in Bhutan.


Day 8: Jaigaon to Bagdogra

Bid farewell to Bhutan as we head back to Bagdogra for your journey home, carrying cherished memories of this enchanting trip.


Please note that at any given point of time if the event has participants count which is 6 or less in number the event might get automatically converted into a customised one, i.e. there shall be a local representative from Treks and Trails that will greet you directly at the starting point.



  • Any customization in arrival and departures may lead to additional cost.
  • Customization would not be adjusted with any inclusions such as missed sightseeing, stay, meals etc.
  • Due to delay by participants if any destination gets missed same will not be covered.
  • If any of the points remains closed without prior intimation, we will try to cover it up with another destination if feasible.
7 Nights 8 Days Available on request
Dates and Rates
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  • Inclusions/Exclusions
    What we'll give/What we won't

    What is included in the tour

    • Accommodation in Twin / Triple rooms at all destinations as per the itinerary
    • Breakfast (Day 2 – Day 8) & Dinner (Day 1 – Day 7) as per the itinerary
    • Comfortable Non-AC Hiace Bus / Winger vehicle, as per the itinerary
    • Pickup & Drop from Bagdogra on Day 1 and Day 8, as per the itinerary
    • Sustainable Development Fee (1200 rs per person / per day)
    • Entry Fees at the sightseeing points as mentioned below
      • Taktsang Monastery, Paro (Tiger Nest Trek)
      • Memorial Chorten, Thimphu
      • Punakha Dzong, Punakha
    • 5% GST

    What is NOT included in the tour

    • Airfare/Rail fare till Bagdogra and return
    • Lunch for all days
    • All kinds of Extra Meals / soft drinks ordered
    • Any kind of insurance
    • Any kind of personal expenses (entry fees, camera charges, laundry charges, tips, etc.)
    • Any kind of refund for unutilized tour plan services
    • All expenses incurred due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances like roadblocks, bad weather
    • Any medical / Emergency evacuations if required
    • Any miscellaneous expenditure incurred during the tour
    • Any kind of cost which is not mentioned in the cost includes above
    Things to Carry
    Things to Carry
    • Valid Identity Proof (Passport / VoterID Card), along with 5 Photocopies for each document.
    • If you do not have either of Passport or Voter ID Card, please carry Aadhaar Card along with another supporting document such as PAN Card / Driving License / Ration Card. In this case please inform the lead in advance.
    • 5 Passport Size Color Photographs
      Water Bottles
    • A lightweight Haversack or Backpack, and a smaller Day Sack
    • Good pair of trekking shoes, and a pair of flip-flops
    • Woolen Gloves, woolen socks, Monkey
    • Cap/Balaclava, Neck Scarf
    • Thermal Inners
    • Jackets
    • Waterproof gloves and windcheater/poncho
      Personal clothing (Dressing Moderately is mandatory to visit Monasteries and Dzongs)
    • Cap, sunglasses, scarf Camera, Binoculars (Optional)
    • Toiletries – Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Light towel, Lip balm, Wet wipes, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand Sanitizer
    • Extra Polythene Bags (To segregate used/ unused garments, wet/ dry clothing)
    • Any medicines that you consume normally, post consulting a doctor Mosquito repellent
      Snacks & Biscuits to munch on (As some journeys are 6-7 hours long) Enerzyl Powder or Glucon D powder


    Cancellation Policy

    In case you need to cancel your plans for the trip due to avoidable/unavoidable reasons, please do notify us via email.

    The cancellation charges will be as follows:

    • Before 60 days prior to date of departure: 20% of the tour cost
    • 60 to 46 days prior to date of departure: 50% of the tour cost
    • 45 to 30 days prior to date of departure: 70% of the tour cost
    • Less than 30 days prior to date of departure: No refund
    • No show No Refund
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another date against cancellation
    • Event Tickets cannot be transferred to another person against cancellation
    Frequently Asked Questions


    • Please note that Bhutan is culturally very rich and have intentionally preserved their cultures by maintaining distances from western cultures. So please respect their culture and please refrain from commenting on bullying about Bhutanese and their culture.
    • Bhutan still follows Monarchical System. Thus, please respect The King and The Queen and please refrain from commenting anything about the same. Please use “His Highness” or “Her Highness” if you need to refer The King and/or The Queen or anyone from Royal Family in public.
    • Bhutanese on a regular basis chew “Doma” which is dried Areca Nut. The smell can be an issue for some days though until you get accustomed!!
    • Bhutanese are very religious and follow Buddhism. Please refrain from touching holy items without permission and maintain discipline within Monasteries and Dzongs. Dzongs are also the administrative office of respective districts (Dzongkhags) and this is where the Royal Family is supposed to live. So please maintain extra caution while visiting Dzongs in particular.
    • You must be dressed moderately while visiting Monasteries and Dzongs. You’ll not be allowed to enter in revealing dresses and thus please refrain from wearing such dresses.
    • Participants must carry cash in order to survive and buy anything in Bhutan. Except high end luxury hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops, plastic money such as credit card and debit card are not accepted throughout Bhutan.
    • Most Indian Debit Cards are not authorized to use in Bhutan even if International Transaction is enabled. So please carry cash from your home town.
    • Avoid wearing precious Jewelry, as Treks and Trails won’t be responsible for any losses for the same.
    • Please make sure you report at the start location as per the itinerary. No refunds would be entertained by Treks and Trails. Consult your Treks and Trails buddy in advance in case of any changes.



    1. Visa Requirements: To travel to Bhutan, all tourists must obtain a visa. This involves submitting an application through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or travel agent. The government mandates a minimum daily tariff covering accommodation, meals, transport, and a guide, with visas issued by the Department of Immigration upon payment.
    2. Best Time to Visit: The optimal times to visit Bhutan are during spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) for mild weather and clear skies, ideal for trekking and sightseeing. However, Bhutan offers attractions year-round, each season presenting unique experiences.
    3. Getting to Bhutan: Bhutan's sole international airport, Paro International Airport, is served by Drukair and Bhutan Airlines, offering flights from various cities including Bangkok, Delhi, and Kathmandu. Additionally, entry is possible via road through southern border towns.
    4. Currency: The official currency is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN), pegged to the Indian Rupee. Indian Rupees are widely accepted alongside the Ngultrum.
    5. Language: Dzongkha is the official language, though English is prevalent, particularly within the tourism sector.
    6. Vaccinations: Recommended vaccinations include hepatitis A, typhoid, tetanus, and, if applicable, yellow fever. Consultation with a travel health professional before departure is advisable.
    7. Credit Cards: Credit cards are not extensively accepted, so carrying cash or travelers' cheques in major currencies is advisable.
    8. Tourist Attractions: Key attractions include the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, Paro Valley, Thimphu, and the scenic Bumthang Valley, offering trekking and hiking opportunities.
    9. Cuisine: Bhutanese cuisine is renowned for its spicy flavors, with dishes like Ema Datshi, a chili and cheese stew, being popular.
    10. Cultural Customs: Visitors should dress modestly and respect local customs, such as removing shoes and covering shoulders and legs when visiting temples and monasteries.
    11. Dress Code: Modest attire covering shoulders and legs is required when visiting religious sites like temples and monasteries.
    12. Souvenirs: Popular souvenirs include textiles, handicrafts, jewelry, Bhutanese paper products, incense, tea, snacks, stamps, and souvenir coins.

    These guidelines ensure a respectful and enjoyable experience in Bhutan, rich with cultural immersion and natural beauty.


    Places to Visit in Bhutan

    Bhutan, nestled in the Himalayas, boasts breathtaking landscapes and a vibrant cultural tapestry. Here are some top destinations to explore:

    1. Tiger's Nest Monastery (Paro Taktsang): Perched on a cliff in Paro Valley, this sacred Buddhist site offers not only spiritual solace but also panoramic views of the surrounding valleys and peaks. Accessible via a scenic hike, it's a must-visit for its awe-inspiring beauty.
    2. Punakha Dzong: Situated at the convergence of two rivers, Punakha Dzong stands as a majestic fortress, once serving as Bhutan's capital. With its grand architecture and historical significance, it remains a captivating sight for visitors, housing relics and artifacts of cultural importance.
    3. National Memorial Chorten: Located in Thimphu, Bhutan's capital, this stupa is a symbol of reverence for the late King of Bhutan. A hub of spiritual activity, it offers visitors a glimpse into Bhutanese religious practices and provides a serene setting for contemplation.
    4. Dochula Pass: En route from Thimphu to Punakha, Dochula Pass mesmerizes with its breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas. Adorned with 108 chortens and a temple honoring the goddess Druk Wangyal, it's a spiritual and visual feast for travelers.
    5. Gangtey Valley: Nestled amidst central Bhutan's splendor, Gangtey Valley captivates with its natural beauty and the presence of the revered black-necked crane during winters. Visitors can immerse themselves in the valley's tranquillity, explore its trails, and visit the ancient Gangtey Monastery.
    6. Haa Valley: Tucked away in western Bhutan, Haa Valley enchants with its untouched landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Trekking through its pristine terrain, visitors encounter ancient temples and monasteries, while experiencing the unique traditions of the Haa people.
    7. Bumthang Valley: Known as the cultural heartland of Bhutan, Bumthang Valley beckons with its historic temples and monasteries. Exploring this valley, either on foot or by bicycle, offers a journey through Bhutan's spiritual legacy amidst picturesque scenery.

    These destinations offer a glimpse into Bhutan's soul, inviting travelers to immerse themselves in its natural splendor and cultural treasures.


    Shopping to do in Bhutan

    Bhutan is known for its unique arts and crafts, and shopping in Bhutan can be a delightful experience. The country is a treasure trove of unique handicrafts that are handmade by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. Here are some shopping experiences to enjoy while in Bhutan:

    1. Textiles: Bhutan is known for its beautiful textiles, which are handmade by local weavers using traditional techniques. The most famous Bhutanese textile is the kira, a woven dress worn by women. Other popular textiles include the gho, a woven robe worn by men, and the yathra, a woven woolen fabric used for blankets and clothing.
    2. Handicrafts: Bhutan is home to many skilled artisans who make a variety of handicrafts. Some popular handicrafts include wooden bowls, prayer wheels, masks, and hand-carved wooden items.
    3. Jewelry: Bhutanese jewelry is unique and often incorporates traditional symbols and motifs. Silver and turquoise are popular materials used in jewelry making in Bhutan.
    4. Paintings: Bhutanese art is heavily influenced by Buddhist traditions, and many artists create intricate paintings and thangkas (scroll paintings) depicting religious figures and scenes.
    5. Incense and traditional medicine: Bhutanese incense is made from natural ingredients, and the country is also known for its traditional medicine, which uses local herbs and ingredients.
    6. Handmade paper products: Bhutanese paper is handmade from the bark of the daphne plant and is used to make a variety of products such as journals, greeting cards, and lampshades.
    7. Bhutanese food: Bhutanese food is unique and offers a range of flavors and spices. Some popular Bhutanese food items that you can take back as souvenirs include red rice, buckwheat noodles, and Bhutanese chili sauce.

    While shopping in Bhutan, it is important to buy from licensed stores and support local artisans. The Bhutanese government has a policy of promoting locally made handicrafts, and buying these items helps to support the local economy and preserve traditional crafts.