Festivals of Bhutan


Summary: Experience traditional Buddhist cultures of Bhutan

11 Days
Next Departure
Starting at
± USD 3,959.00
(GBP 3,049.00)
Price per day
± USD 360.00

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Festivals of Bhutan
Tour Code
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
4 - 16
Age Group
18 - 99 Years


Experience traditional Buddhist cultures of Bhutan

Arrive Kathmandu
Fly To Paro
Drive To Thimphu
Drive To Punakha; Visit Chimmi Lhakhang And Punakha Dzong
Drive To Gangtey (Phobjikha); Afternoon Hike
Morning Hike In Gangtey; Drive To Wangdue Phodrang (Or Punakha)
Drive To Thimpu; Sightseeing
Full Day At Paro, Thimpu, Decehenpu Or Genekha Festival (Depending On Departure Date)
Day Walk To Taktsang, Tiger's Nest Monastery
Fly To Kathmandu
End Kathmandu

Visited Countries (2): Bhutan, Nepal


Hidden away in a corner of the Himalaya, the secretive kingdom of Bhutan is an unforgettable destination with ancient traditions, spectacular mountain scenery and vibrant festivals. At these hundreds of people gather to see the monks, dressed in brightly coloured robes, perform ritual dances. For several days there are masked dances and prayer meetings, and a general carnival atmosphere prevails. The spring departures visit Paro Festival, whilst the autumn departures take in Thimpu, Dechenphu or Genekha Festivals. The December departure visits the lesser-known Trongsa festival, which is smaller and offers a more intimate experience.*Please note:* This itinerary is valid for departures starting in Kathmandu on 19th September 2020 (Thimphu Festival), 19th October 2020 (Dechenphu or Genekha Festival), 17th March 2021 (Paro Festival) and 9th September 2021 (Thimphu Festival).Please refer tohttps://www.exodus.co.uk/tripnotes/aib/20301"target="_blank">alternative trip notes found HERE for departures starting in Kathmandu on 25th September 2020 (Thimpu Festival), 25th March 2021 (Paro Festival) and 15th September 2021 (Thimphu Festival). 


  • * Experience Bhutan's colourful, vibrant masked dance festivals * Visit the Paro Dzong and the incredible 'Tiger's Nest' monastery at Taktsang * Drive across the Dochu La and visit Punakha Dzong * Walk in the quiet Gangtey Valley * Visit the impressive Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu * Travel in a country where few foreigners visit and tourism is still in its infancy


  • Breakfast is included throughout the trip plus 8 lunches and 8 dinners whilst in Bhutan.The meals in Bhutan are usually buffet style and include Bhutanese and Western food. Bhutanese food can sometimes be considered a little bland - this is generally because chillies are frequently used in traditional dishes, and these are often omitted to adapt to foreigners' tastes. We will find an assortment of meat, vegetable, rice and potato dishes and many examples of the infamous 'Ema Datshi' (chillies and cheese). If you are finding the food either too bland and want to try more local food, or too spicy please talk to your leader and they will do what they can to accommodate your requests.Breakfasts are an assortment of cereals, eggs, toast, fruit and often some Bhutanese dishes. Lunches will be taken in a restaurant and dinners are either taken in the hotel or at a local restaurant.Please allow approximately £20-30 ($30-40) per day for other main meals in Kathmandu.
  • * All breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners * All accommodation * All transport and listed activities * Tour leader throughout * Flights from London (if booking incl. flights) * Bhutanese visa * Arrival & departure transfers


  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request)  * Kathmandu visas or vaccinations
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