Bhutan is a small country that is situated in the mountains. This is a land of Buddhism, mountain scenery, dzongs, prayer wheels, rice terraces, ancient traditions, and beautiful woodworks. If you stay for a week in Bhutan, you will be able to explore its culture apart from memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. The daily tariff of $250 makes this place a highly expensive country but you shall get a unique experience that you will not get anywhere else.
Most tourists travel to Bhutan from Delhi, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Kolkata, or Singapore. Only Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air fly to and from this country. The Paro airport is a challenging place as the runway lies between high mountain peaks and landing up an airplane can be a difficult task. Only a few pilots are given authorization to land here. At the airport, you can begin your tour with the help of Bhutan travel guide. Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital is a 45-minute drive from the Paro airport. You can get a taste of cuisine of Bhutan including noodles, red rice, assorted veggies, and green chillies along with cheese. Chilli peppers are added into many dishes.
A perfect 7-day itinerary
On day one, you reach either at Phuentsholing or Paro depending on your travel plan and then move to Thimpu. Paro is a better place for returning because of the Tiger Nest Monastery. This trekking is the best portion of a Bhutan trip. You can then go for Thimpu local sightseeing. Thereafter, on day two, you can move to Punakha through Drochula Pass. Here, you can witness the 360 degrees panoramic Himalayan Range view. On day four, visit Punakha. Here, you can do river rafting in Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu river. On the fifth day, make a trip to Phobjikha valley. On the 6th day, move to Paro and on day 7, go for trekking to Tiger Nest Monastery.
For travel to Bhutan, you will not find too much public transport so you have to arrange a cab for local sightseeing purposes. The minimum rate for a small 4-seater car is priced at Rs. 1500 per day and for a 6 or 8-seater car, you will have to pay 1800-2000 per day. For Bhutan tours, you have to tell the driver to make arrangement for all permits to Pobjikha, Punakha, and Chele la pass. According to your Bhutan plan, you may ask your driver to pick you either from Phuentsholing or Paro.