Bhutan Travel Guide

Bhutan shares its border with India, China, and Bangladesh and is accessible both by land and by air. Bhutan attracts the tourists with its rich culture and tradition, composed of rich Buddhist heritage.

Even the government of Bhutan has carefully preserved the culture heritage of Bhutan, in comparison to other countries of the world, that is why, Bhutan is called “The Last Shangrila.” Bhutan is also famous for its traditional architecture, in which you see rammed earth, wattle and daub construction methods, including stone masonry and intricate wooden work.

These architectures are seen around the window and on the roof of monasteries and dzongs, which are the attractive tourism monuments of Bhutan, as well as these dzongs are the administration centres of the districts of Bhutan. Similarly, masked dances, accompanied by traditional music are also the tourist attractions of Bhutan, and many tourists visit Bhutan to see these attractions, as well as they go for trekking, biking, and touring in different places of Bhutan.


All the foreign nationals require visa to enter Bhutan; Ace Holidays does all the visa process for Bhutan trips. You need to submit 2 passport size photos to Ace Holidays, as well for the visa process.

Weather and Climate

There are four seasons in Bhutan similar to those of the Western Europe. Temperatures in the far south range from 15°c in winter (December to February) to 30°c in summer (June to August). In Thimpu, the temperature ranges from -2.5°C in January to 25°C in August with a rainfall of 100 mm. In the high mountain regions, the average temperature is 0°C in winter and may reach 10°C in summer, with an average rainfall of 350 mm. Precipitation varies significantly with elevations.

Festivals and Holidays

In Bhutan, in addition to the standard Buddhist festivals, there are yearly festivals celebrated with great fanfare in each district. The most renowned of these are the Tsechu festivals, commemorating the deeds of Padmasambhava. Locally referred to as ‘Guru Rimpoche’ or, simply as ‘Guru,’ this eighth-century master, introduced the Nyingma school of Buddhism into Bhutan. Each 10th day of the lunar calendar is said to commemorate a special event in the life of Padmasambhava; and some of these are dramatized in the context of a religious festival. Most festival lasts from three to five days – one of which, usually, falls on the 10th day of the lunar calendar.

Places and Activities

The major cities of Bhutan include Thimpu (the capital city), Paro (the city of the international airport and Taktsang Monastery), Punakha (former Bhutanese capital and a popular city in Western Bhutan) and Mongar (one of the largest towns in Eastern Bhutan). Bumthang is another very popular place of Bhutan.

Trekking, hiking, rafting and cycling are among the physical activities that you can be involved in, during your trip to Bhutan. Similarly, you can enjoy watching festivals and visiting the artistic monasteries. The list of activities also consists of watching bird and sightseeing.

There are a number of beautiful monasteries to see and visit in Bhutan. There are also National Park, Botanitical Garden, Jigme Singye Wangchuk National Park, Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary, which take you closer to Bhutan’s nature and wildlife.