Best of Bhutan Tour | Interesting Fact about Bhutan

  • Hemanta Budhathoki
  • Last Updated on Jun 20, 2024

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Bhutan tour is a peaceful and joyous experience to enjoy. The country is becoming a famous tourist destination as the number of people visiting is increasing every year. Most people visit the country to explore the Himalayas and behold the beauty.

Buddhism is the main religion in the country. The mysteries and spiritual awakenings attract many tourists every year. In addition, there are many Buddhist temples, and the architectural aspect is also beautiful. Tourists enjoy the landscapes, views, and natural beauty of the country.

The government of Bhutan controls the tourism aspect of the country. Tourists must pay a fixed cost to the government to visit the country. You have to be either a tourist or a government guest to visit the country. Besides that, you must have special invitations for a specific purpose to visit Bhutan.

Passport holders of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives can travel easily to Bhutan. However, citizens of other countries require to sign up for planned tour packages with Bhutan registered travel agencies. In 2018, Bhutan had 274,097 visitors. It is an increase of 7.61 percent as compared to the previous year.

About Bhutan

Bhutan is a landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas in Southeast Asia. It is sandwiched between India and China—India being on the Southside and China on the Northside.

Thimphu—the capital of Bhutan—is the largest city in the country. Buddhism is the main religion. In addition, there are a few people that follow Hinduism. Besides that, there is a low number of people that follow other religions.

Bhutan has an area of 38,394 square kilometers with the highest Himalayan peak up to 25 thousand feet above sea level. Gangkhar Puensum is the largest mountain in the country. As per the 2019 report, Bhutan has a population of only 763,092 people.
Tradisional government building in Bhutan

Why You Should Visit Bhutan

Bhutan tour is a peaceful and spiritual experience. The country has good hotels and restaurants, polite people, temples, monasteries, hillside views, and other amazing aspects for tourists to enjoy. However, there are no traditional cities, malls, and buildings. The country is virgin land.

The country's law focuses immensely on its security and well-being. It also encourages activities that positively impact the happiness of the people. The country measures its progress based on the happiness of its people. So, Bhutan might not be rich in wealth, but it is rich in happiness. You will find happy and positive people all over the country.

Bhutan received the Earth Award in 2018 for its greenery. About 71 percent of the land is covered with forest. Further, it has high mountains, a pure water River and amazing landscapes. Talking about culture, Bhutan has been rich throughout history. The following of Buddhism has been passed out throughout generations.

People in Bhutan wear traditional dresses. Men wear Gho, and women wear Kira. They speak the Bhutanese language. Furthermore, the local food is also an attraction to the tourists. The food there is primarily spicy made of cheese and chilies. When tourists visit this country, Bhutan provides its own style of food. Besides that, the country's special activities include archery, masked dances, dramas, and traditional music. So, the rich culture is also an attraction to the tourists.

The must-visit place in Bhutan is the Tiger's Nest (also known as Taktsang monastery). The 325-year-old monastery is a famous religious site with attractive architectural representation. It is located 900 meters above Paro Valley. The people believe that Guru Padmasambhava road to the cave inside the temple and meditated for years. The place has a stunning view that takes your breath away. Most tourists visit Bhutan visits this place by hiking nice up hills.
Hiking to Tiger Nest, Taktsang Monastery Bhutan 

Bhutan is a mountainous country full of adventurous experiences like hiking, mountain biking, trekking, camping, etc. In addition, tourists can experience various water sports like kayaking and rafting. Furthermore, they can also enjoy wildlife safaris.

Bhutan is rich in biodiversity. The climatic conditions vary depending on the time of the year and the location. It has all seasons; winter, spring, summer, monsoon, and autumn. From a natural aspect, the country provides shelter to many wildlife and other endangered species.

Bhutan is rich in arts and crafts. Tourists can also take various souvenirs like paintings, stamps, art, photos, statues of the Buddha, Dzi sones, bells, musical instruments, etc.

10 Interesting Facts About Bhutan

  1. The United Nations declared Bhutan as a country only in 1974.
  2. The big cities have no traffic lights. 
  3. Happiness is counted as national progress.
  4. The country is plastic-free.
  5. Tobacco selling and smoking are banned.
  6. It is the last country to introduce TV
  7. People still believe that Yeti exists.
  8. Polygamy is allowed. Divorces and remarriages are common.
  9. The citizens celebrate their birthday on New Year’s Day.
  10. Only eight pilots are allowed to fly to Paro airport.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How much does a Bhutan tour cost?

On average, it costs 250 US dollars per person per night in high seasons to visit Bhutan. But, in the low seasons, it costs around 200 US dollars per person per night. There is usually a discount for children and SAARC countries. The daily cost mentioned above covers almost everything, including three-star hotels in twin sharing, food, transports, Guide, entrance, government taxes. Choosing more than 3-star Hotels and a single supplementary cost is extra. Trekking to the remote part where only camping arrangements by the tour company also charge more than 250 USD per night.  

2. What is the best month to visit Bhutan?

The months of October to December have fresh air and clear skies. January and February are relatively cold. After that, there is the magical spring season up to April. From June to September it is primarily hot and rainy. The main season to visit Bhutan is the month of March till May and the month of September till November.

3. What is the visa procedure to visit Bhutan?

You need to send your passport copy by email and full payment by wire transfer to the company that arranges your trip. You only get a visa for the days you paid for. Your visa should approve by the Bhutanese tourism council. Your agency will send you a visa approval paper by email based on your passport details and tour itinerary. With this approve paper, you will get a stamp visa on your passport when you arrive at Paro airport.   

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki

Hemanta Budhathoki is team leader of Nepal Highland Trekking and travel company. 

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