A truly stunning small, intriguing, welcoming mountain kingdom that feels a world away from it all

Bhutanese Routes

Tourism in Bhutan is regulated and focused on preserving the country's cultural heritage and natural environment. It is a country that offers a range of activities - trekking in the Himalayas, walking in the foothills, exploring ancient monasteries and fortresses, and immersing oneself in local festivals and traditions. The diverse topography and rich history of Bhutan make it a fascinating destination for travellers and explorers alike. The country's unique landscapes, from lush valleys to towering peaks, offer unparalleled opportunities for trekking, cultural enlightenment and exploration.


Bhutan is accessed by road from eastern India (at Phuntsoling) or by air to Paro from Delhi, Bagdogra, Guwahati and Kolkata in India and from Kathmandu, Bangkok and Ho Chi Min.

The roads in Bhutan are developing well and most people travel through the country by road, but there are now internal flights that connect the remoter parts or save a long journey back. Many people will travel west to east, driving through deep valleys and crossing high passes, with the scenery changing constantly. It’s a veritable feast for the eye and the vehicles are comfortable and make travelling a joy. We have an exceptional team of people on the ground in Bhutan who will ensure the best guides, up to date knowledge, that help is always on hand, and a carefree and fabulous holiday.

Being so small at week to 10 days is a perfect amount of time here and will allow you to get into the centre of the country which is very different to the west. We strongly suggest that you try to give this enchanting kingdom as much time as you can so that you can get under the skin of it and really immerse yourself. Below is a suggested, culturally based route but it can obviously be tailored to suit you, including more hiking or longer stays.

Essential Bhutan
  • Day 1 - Fly to Paro and drive to Thimpu for 1 night. Afternoon exploring the capital
  • Day 2 - Drive to Punakha for 2 nights
  • Day 3 - Exploring the dzongs and valleys around Punakha
  • Day 4 - Drive to Jakar / Bumthang for 2 nights
  • Day 5 - Exploring the central valleys
  • Day 6 - Drive to Gangtey via Tongsa for 2 nights
  • Day 7 - Walking in the Valley of the Black Necked Cranes
  • Day 8 - Drive to Paro for 2 nights
  • Day 9 - Hiking to Takstang and exploring the dzongs
  • Day 10 - Fly home
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