Festivals of Bhutan

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • Active and outdoor
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Punakha The ancient capital of Bhutan. Visit Punakha Dzong and hike in the Punakha Valley
  • Phobjika Valley Look out for the rare blacknecked crane
  • Paro Climb up to the 'tiger's Nest\ Monastery, perched high on the cliff side
  • Thimpu Walk through the most relaxed capital in the world
The Festivals Of Bhutan tour starts and ends in Kathmandu. The Festivals Of Bhutan tour is an active and outdoor trip that takes 12 days taking you through Kathmandu, Gangtey Gonpa, Kathmandu and Paro in Bhutan and Nepal. This is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Peaceful monasteries, Himalayan mountain peak backdrops and deep, green valleys characterise this journey through the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. Experience colourful and traditional festivals with welcoming locals and return via Kathmandu for a flavour of this chaotic yet captivating city. Punakha - Marvel at the majestic Punakha Dzong and hike through the nearby valley Paro - Climb up to the iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched high on the cliff side Kathmandu - Explore the old city including Durbar Square before visiting the Pashupatinath temple complex.
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  • On Dec 02 2019
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  • On Dec 31 2019
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Fly to Bhutan and explore the peaceful city of Paro
  • Day 3 : Cross the Dochu La Pass en route to Punakha
  • Day 4 : Explore Punakha's dramatically located Dzong
  • Day 5 : Drive to the beautiful farming valley of Gangtey
  • Day 6 : Watch the dances at the Black Necked Crane Festival
  • Day 7 : Travel to Thimpu, Bhutan's relaxed capital city
  • Day 8 : Visit Tashicho Dzong and Thimpu's memorial chorten
  • Day 9 : Return to Paro and hike to the Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Day 10 : Fly to Kathmandu. Walk through the Durbar Square
  • Day 11 : Free time to explore Kathmandu's temples and bazaars
  • Day 12 : Tour ends in Kathmandu
  • 11 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Hotel Ambassador (3 nights)
  • Dewachen Resort - Paro (2 nights)
  • Zhingkham Resort (2 nights)
  • Yueloki Guest House (2 nights)
  • Pedling Hotel (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Flight
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Explore Representative
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Kathmandu are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Festivals of Bhutan tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Festivals of Bhutan tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 17 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 17 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Festivals of Bhutan tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Festivals of Bhutan tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
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