Private Tours & Luxury Holiday In Bhutan

Bhutan is known as the “Happiest Country” in the world. On top visiting a nation of happy people, it I also known for the beautiful monasteries, wide variety of off-the-beaten-path activities such as nature treks, trips to remote villages, rafting on the river, meditation, spiritual healing, and colourful ceremonies. In contrast to the urban sprawl and recognizable modern sights you’re probably used to, this country’s pristine terrain and lack of external influence have preserved its culture and customs in their purest and most authentic forms.

Located at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, and many monikers say that it is the world’s last Buddhist kingdom. Some of the names include the last Shangri-La, the land of sacred herbs, and Shambala. The dramatic landscapes here, ranging from subtropical plains to steep, near-vertical mountains and valleys, are home to awe-inspiring monasteries and fortresses.

If you’re on the lookout for a place to further your spiritual practice or if you just need some time to recharge your batteries or whisk yourself away to the scenic countryside, Bhutan might just be the ideal place for you. However, in accordance with the laws of Bhutan, in their efforts to preserve responsible tourism, it is forbidden for any visitor from another country to travel independently without guided tours. Travel arrangements has to go through a tour operator and we can help you tailor-make a wonderful holiday to Bhutan. Whether you’re interested in a private tour, a group excursion, an experience for the whole family, or a romantic retreat for two, we are happy to plan your next vacation.

Tailor-Made Tours To Bhutan

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Understanding Your Needs

Identifying your interests is crucial for trip customization. We initiate the process with a video call, during which we share insights about the destination and experiences offered, helping you gain clarity on your preferences.

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Personalization

With an understanding of your needs, our Travel Specialist crafts a personalized itinerary tailored to your preference, encompassing a range of handpicked experiences, activities, accommodations and private guide.

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Pre-Trip Briefing

Before departure, we’ll meet to give a final overview and share essential contact information and preparations needed for your journey, ensuring you’re well-equipped for a remarkable travel experience.

Highlights Of Bhutan

These are some of the places we would choose for our holiday in Bhutan. If you don’t see your desired attraction here, just know that we can still plan it for you.

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Paro

A town steeped in history, Paro is located in a valley full of religious monuments and ancient architecture, making it one of the most popular cities in Bhutan. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched on the edge of a cliff at an altitude of almost 3000m above sea level, is the most recognizable landmark in Paro. Before reaching the sacred temple, the trek is manageable for hikers of varying fitness levels, thanks to local guides and ponies. This complex of four interconnected temples is an architectural marvel, including elaborate designs in the finest Buddhist tradition. Other attractions include the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong, a fortress built in the 16th century to celebrate the victory of invading Tibetan forces, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the two oldest monasteries in Bhutan, Rinpung Dzong, a massive fortress and Monastery located beside the National Museum of Bhutan.

Punakha Valley

Punakha, situated at an altitude of 1200m, is often referred to as the “rice bowl of Bhutan” due to the fact that it is home to two annual rice harvests and so resembles the “meadows of heaven.” It is the country’s warmest area, and its golden monasteries and vivid flowers make it a veritable rainbow. Sub-alpine landscapes, azure waters, and the opportunity to see rare birds like the White-bellied Heron await you on the isolated nature trails. Also, a large variety of Himalayan plants and excellent bird-watching spots can be found at the Royal Botanic Park. In addition, if you’re looking for a more spiritual experience, you can attend morning prayers in the Sangchhen Dorji Lhendrup Lhakhang Nunnery. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in white-water rafting while enjoying its scenic beauty as the valley is of close proximity to the confluence of two rivers.

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Thimphu City

Thimphu, the capital of the modest Himalayan country of Bhutan, is a treasure trove of authentic Bhutanese art, architecture, and culture. Thimphu is also the largest city in Bhutan and can be reached from Paro in about an hour by car. A clear weather day will allow you to glimpse Bhutan’s highest mountain peaks as you traverse the Dochula Pass, a beautiful sight at 3200 meters. You may also explore the Tashicho Dzong, a 350-year-old monastery fortress, which is the present administrative centre of Bhutan and where the current king’s office is also located. The National Institute of Traditional Medicine can also be seen here collecting medicinal plants from remote corners of Bhutan and the Himalayan region before distributing them to healthcare units around the country. Bhutan is known for its high-quality textiles, and visitors to Thimphu will get the chance to see these vibrant, elaborately woven fabrics for themselves.

Phobjika Valley

he Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan is a stunning bowl-shaped glacier valley set against the Black Mountains, making it a pleasure for anyone with a strong connection to the natural world. Gangte is another name for the valley that originated with the Gangtey Monastery. The Gangtey Goempa Monastery offers a breathtaking panorama of the Phobjikha Valley from atop a hill in the valley.

Every year, beginning in October, thousands of black-necked cranes make the long journey from Tibet to spend the winter in this protected valley. Hikers and naturalists flock to this area because it’s unlike everywhere else in the country and is home to beautiful, pristine marshland beauty and unique wildlife. From the Gangtey Goempa temple to the towering hilltops, the Phobjikha Nature Trail will leave you in awe.

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FAQs on Bhutan Tours

Singapore passport holders must obtain a valid visa prior to their trip to Bhutan, as mandated by the Bhutanese government. Additionally, travellers are required to arrange their visit through a tour agency. At Beyond Footprints Travel, we support our clients with both the visa acquisition process and the customization of their tour plans to Bhutan.

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are widely regarded as the best periods to visit Bhutan, offering a pleasant climate with dry and mild weather. These months showcase Bhutan’s landscapes in their full glory, ensuring that the breathtaking scenery is especially vibrant.

Bhutan stands out with its breathtaking landscapes and a plethora of year-round activities, despite its landlocked geography.

The spring season sees a surge in tourists, drawn by the favorable weather and vibrant festivals, making it the prime time for outdoor adventures such as trekking, rafting, and kayaking.

Summer introduces a milder monsoon season, painting the country in shades of lush green, ideal for those seeking to enjoy nature’s beauty away from the crowds.

Autumn dazzles with its spectrum of colors and is bustling with festivals, notably the grand Thimphu Tsechu, mirroring the spring in its appeal and mild weather conditions.

Winter days are pleasantly warm, offering stunning Himalayan views and sightings of the rare black-necked cranes, all enjoyed in the tranquility of fewer tourists, despite the chilly nights, adding a unique charm to the season.

Bhutan, renowned for its iconic attractions, also boasts hidden treasures like the Phobjikha Valley, a sanctuary for the endangered black-necked cranes, and the Haa Valley. Recently opened to tourists, the Haa Valley provides a unique opportunity to delve into the unspoiled beauty of Bhutanese culture and natural landscapes.

Altitude sickness is uncommon in Bhutan as the valleys most frequently visited lie at approximately 2,500 meters, while the highest accessible roads reach around 3,500 meters. Your itinerary is carefully planned to include gradual ascents and stops, allowing time for acclimatization to higher elevations. Nevertheless, as a precaution, you can choose to bring along medication for altitude sickness.

In Bhutan, beyond trekking, visitors have a myriad of outdoor pursuits to choose from, including mountain biking, white-water rafting on the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers, birdwatching in untouched forests, and indulging in a luxury camping experience against the stunning backdrop of Bhutan’s landscapes.

During your initial meeting with our Bhutan Travel Specialist, you’ll receive detailed insights into the destination and the various experiences available for your tailored Bhutan Tour Package. This is also an excellent opportunity to request recommendations based on any specific interests you may have.

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