News & Upcoming Events

  • Shingkhar Rabney, Ura, Bumthang, 20th October, 24th October
  • Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang, 22nd October, 25th October
  • Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 29th October, 1st November
  • Sumdrang Kangsol, Sumdrang Lhakhang, Ura, Bumthang, 11th November, 13th November
  • Crane Festival, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang, 11th November
  • Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar, 20th November, 23rd November
  • Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang, 21st November, 24th November
  • Tang Namkha Rabney, Tang Namkha, Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang, 21st November, 23rd November
  • Jambay Lakhang Singye Cham, Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 28th November
  • Chojam Rabney, Chojamrab Lhakhang, Tang, Bumthang, 27th November, 29th November
  • Nalakhar Tshechu, Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 28th November, 30th November
  • Pemagatshel Tshechu, Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel, 20th November, 23rd November
  • Trongsa Tshechu, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, 21st December, 23rd December
  • Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse, 21st December, 23rd December
  • Shingkhar Metochodpa, Shingkhar Lhakhang,Ura, Bumthang, 28th December
  • Nabji Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa, 28th December, 01st Jan 2013
  • Punakha Drubchhen, Punakha Dzong, Punakha, 15th February, 19th February
  • Punakha Tshechu, Punakha Dzong, Punakha, 20th February, 22nd February
  • Chhorten Kora, Tharpaling Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang, 25th February, 11th March
  • Gomphukora, Gom Kora Lhakhang, Trashigang, 20th March, 22nd March
  • Paro Tshechu, Rinpung Dzong, Paro, 23rd March, 27th March
  • Chhukha Tshechu, Chhukha Dzong, Chhukha, 25th March, 27th March
  • Ura Yakchoe, Ura Lhakhang, Bumthang, 21st April, 25th April
  • Nimalung Tshechu, Nimalung Dratshang, Chummi, Bumthang, 16th June, 18th June
  • Nimalung Tshechu, Kurjey Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 18th June
  • Thimphu Drubchen, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu, 09th September, 13th September
  • Wangdue Tshechu, Wangdi Dzong, Wangduephodrang, 12th September, 14th September
  • Tamshing Phala Chhoepa, Tamshing Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 13th September, 15th September
  • Thimphu Tshechu, Tashi Chhodzong, Thimphu, 14th September, 16th September
  • ThangbiI Mani, Tangbi Lhakhang, Choekor, Bumthang, 18th September, 20th September
  • Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Jambay Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 18th October, 22nd October
  • Takin Festival, Damji, GASA, 21st October, 23st February
  • Crane Festival, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang, 11th November
  • Mongar Tshechu, Mongar Dzong, Mongar, 09th November, 12th November
  • Pemagatshel Tshechu, Pemagatshel Dzong, Pemagatshel, 09th November, 12th November
  • Trashigang Tshechu, Trashigang Dzong, Trashigang, 10th November, 13th November
  • Nalakhar Tshechu, Ngaa Lhakhang, Choekhor, Bumthang, 17th November, 19th November
  • Trongsa Tshechu, Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, 09th January 14, 11th January 14
  • Lhuentse Tshechu, Lhuentse Dzong, Lhuentse, 09th January 14, 11th January 14
  • Takin Festival, Damji, Gasa, 21st February, 23rd February
  • Nomad Festival, Nagsephel, Bumthang, 23rd February, 25th February
  • Tharpaling Thongdrol, Tharpaling lhakhang,Chummi, bumthang, 25th February
  • Talo Tshechu, Talo gonpa, Punakha, 20th March, 22nd March
  • Zhemgang Tshechu, Zhemgang dzong,Zhemgang, 20th March, 23rd March
  • Domkhar Tshechu, Domkhar, chummi, Bumthang, 20th April, 22nd April
  • Rhododendron Festival, Lamperi Botanical Garden,Dochula, Thimphu, 11th May, 13th May
  • Kurjey Tshechu, Kurjey lhakhang, choekhor,Bumthang, 18th June
  • Haa Summer Festival, Town festival ground,Haa, 6th July, 8th July
  • Masutaki mushroomFestival, Ura,Bumthang, 17th August, 19th August
  • Tour of the dragon (bicycle race), Bumthang to Thimphu, 7th September
  • Gangtey Tshechu, Gangtey gonpa, phobjikha,Wangduephodrang, 13th September, 15th September
  • Gasa Tshechu, Gasa Dzong, Gasa, 14th September, 16th September
  • Jakar Tshechu, Jakar Dzong, Choekhor, Bumthang, 12th October, 15th October
  • Prakhar Duchhoed, Prakar Lhakhang, Chummi, Bumthang, 19th October, 21st October
  • Black necked crane Festival, Gangtey Gonpa, Phobjikha, Wangduephodrang, 11th November
  • Jambay lakhang Singye cham, Jambay lhakhang, choekhor, Bumthang, 17th November
  • Druk wangyel Tshechu, Dochula, Thimphu, 13th December
  • Nabji Lhakhang Drup, Nabji Lhakhang, Nabji, Trongsa, 15th January, 19th January 2014

Travel Tips

HEALTH: The best medical facilities are at the general hospital in Thimphu. Travelers are advised to advise to avoid untreated or un- boiled water. Altitude sickness can affect some travelers although accommodation is at around the same altitude as most ski resorts. General medicines are readily available but guest are advised to bring in their own requirements for the duration of their visit. Guests should consult their doctors and arrange travel insurance prior to departure.


DRESS: Clothing requirements vary greatly depending on the season. Light, loose clothing is appropriate for summer days with evenings requiring a sweater or jacket. From autumn till the end of winter, warm clothes are required. Warm trouser combined with layered clothing, fleece or down-jackets, a hat and gloves are recommended. Bring comfortable sports shoe for light touring and hiking boots for treks. When visiting dzongs, monasteries and lhakhangs, appropriate attires is required. With nothing shorter than knee length and shoulders should be covered, ideally down to mid upper arm. Sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglass are strongly recommended for higher elevations.


Many of the temples seek small offerings 10/20 Nu (20Nu = circa 25c) – but small notes are in short supply, if you get hold of any keep them – they are always useful.


Getting cash from Paro airport exchange desk is a great starting point, and Indian rupees are accepted as though local currency – so if you can get any rupees before your visit that can help. But you won’t be able to use cash machines and if you have US$/Euros/travellers cheques can be changed in the bank.


Travelling around Bhutan on the roads is slow and can be tiring. You’ll be lucky to average more than 20 mph – so the best advice is relax and enjoy the scenery. If you are prone to travel sickness, then you might need travel sickness tablets. Don’t be surprised if it takes you longer to reach a destination than you expected.


The food can be in variety of taste in the capital city but after you leave the capital city it could be boring, but you won’t starve, and there is plenty for vegetarians, but you will be bored after a 10 day stay!


Souvenirs are expensive; the weekend market in Thimphu has the best prices which will typically be 20%-30% less than anywhere else, for broadly the same items.


Upon arrival you will be met at the far side of the terminal by a guide, entry to Bhutan is pretty relaxed but it helps to have a copy of the visa details sent to you by BMT (or at least the number of the visa – which you will also need on exit).


CHECK-IN: The reporting time is two hours prior to flight departure. All counters are closed 30 minutes prior to scheduled departure of the flight. Check-in counters in Delhi will close 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure of the flights.


RECONFIRMATION: All reservation must be reconfirmed at least 72 hours before scheduled departure. Failure to reconfirm will result in cancellation of booking without any notice.


VALIDITY: Tickets issued against full fare are valid for a period of one year, except as otherwise provided in the ticket.


AIRPORT/TRAVEL TAX: Airport/ travel tax is payable by all passengers before embarking a flight.



Following registered baggage is allowed free of charge

Class Adult Child Infant

Executive 30kg 30kg Nil

Economy 20kg 20kg Nil

Unless otherwise stated by the ticketing carrier, the free baggage allowed when travelling under concessional fares shall be the same as that of full paying passengers.


HAND BAGGES: To comply with the security regulations, passengers may carry only one hand baggage. Its sum of three dimensions (length, breadth and height) should not exceed 100 cm and the weight should not exceed more than 5kg. The hand baggage may comprise:

A lady’s handbag

An overcoat or a wrap

An umbrella or a walking stick

A small camera and a pair of binoculars

A reasonable amount of reading material for the flight

For invalid, passengers, a fully collapsible invalid wheel chair and / or a pair of crutches.

All other items, such as typewriters, briefcases, overnight bags, personal radios, vanity cases, large cameras, etc will be weighted with other baggage and will be subject to payment of excess baggage charges if the total weight exceeds the free baggage allowance.


CONNECTION TIME: All passengers are advised to maintain a minimum of 24 hours connection time to avoid misconnections due to weather, which is one of the major causes for misconnections.