Government Holidays and Special Events
|Winter Solstice||02 Jan|
|Traditional Day of Offering||09 Jan|
|Losar, Bhutanese New Year||08, 09 Feb|
|Birth Anniversary of His Majesty, the fifth King||21, 22 & 23 Feb|
|Zhabdrung Kuchoe, Birth Anniversary of the Shabdrung||15 April|
|Birthday of the Third King||02 May|
|Lord Buddha’s Parnirvana||19 May|
|Birthday of Guru Rimpoche, Trindha Tshechu||12 July|
|First Sermon of Lord Buddha||05 August|
|Descending Day of Lord Buddha||19 Nov|
|Birth Anniversary of His Majesty the fourth King||11 Nov|
|National Day of Bhutan||17 Dec|
List of Dzongs, Monasteries, Festivals, open for visitors
Not all religious institutions are open for visitors but still they get good insight into Kingdom’s unique cultural heritage. The closure of religious establishments is to ensure that monastic life can continue unhindered and works of art can be protected and sanctity of such places can be preserved.
Paro : Ta Dzong (National Museum), Drukgyel Dzong, Bitekha Dzong (en route to Haa valley), Taktsang Monastery (view from Tourist cafeteria), Paro Tshechu
Thimphu : Trashichhoedzong, Memorial Chorten, Changlimethang Lhakhang and Jigmeling Lhakhang, Thimphu Tshechu
Punakha : Punakha Dzong (open in summer months when monks are in Thimphu), Punakha Dromche
Wangduephodrang : Wangduephodrang Tsechu, Wangduephodrang Dzong
Bumthang : Jakar Dzong, Wangduechholing Dzong, Member Tsho,Peling Sermon Chorten, Ura new Lhakhang, Kurje Tsechu, Nemalung Tsechu, Tamshing Phala Choepa, Tangbi Mani, Jambey Lhakhang Drup, Prakar Tsechu
Trongsa : Chendbji Chorten, Ta Dzong, Trongsa Tsechu
Mongar : Mongar Dzong, Mongar Tsechu
Trashigang : Trashigang Tsechu, Zangtho Pelri, Kanglung Lhakhang, Khaling Lhakhang, Radhi Lhakhang, Trashiyangtse Dzong
Samdrup Jongkhar : Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang
Phuentsholing : Kharbandi Goemba, Kamji Monastery, Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang
Food and Drink
Clothing and Accessories
Customs and Immigration
Himalayan lodges and retreats
Want to make reservations ahead of time? Consider our line-up.
The Village lodge Bumthang
Bumthang is a religious central hub, and one of the most desired tourist destinations in Bhutan.
The Valley Camp Phobjikha
The valley camp is a one of a kind retreat that offers cozy rooms and amenities.
The Village Lodge Paro
Paro is home to many fascinating things. Experience the relaxing lifestyle in the village.
Taktsang Village Resort
Paro has many highlights for tourists. One of the most beautiful of Bhutan’s valleys.
Things you should know
The Daily USD 200 Sustainable Development (SDF) Fee.
Foreign visitors to Bhutan must pay a daily sustainable fee of USD 200. The new fees went into effect on June 20, 2022.
The Minimum Daily Package Rate (MDPR) has been removed.
Tourists will be able to engage service providers directly and pay for their services accordingly.
Which season to visit?
The best time to visit the country is during the Spring and Autumn seasons. There are many festivals and sights to see during these times of the year.
How to get here?
There is one international airport in the country. Regular flights are conducted by the two airlines; Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Contact us for more information on availability of flights to our country.
Preparing for the weather
Bhutan is a country that enjoys all four season of the year. Be sure to pack according to the season in which you intend to make your travel plans.
Embrace the culture
Prepare to embrace our culture while remembering to respect the way of life. Temples and Dzongs (Fortresses) require etiquette and proper dress codes.