Our private custom tours delve into the heart of the Land of the Thunder Dragon, focusing on the rich natural and cultural highlights of the sublime final frontier of Asia. If you have a longer amount of time, Bhutan also combines well with Southeast Asia's long slumbering Myanmar which has only just begun to awaken.
Travel to Bhutan should be when the weather is comfortable and ideally when the skies clear to witness the stunning panorama of the Himalayas. We always encourage planning travel dates around the fascinating annual tsechus (festivals) that take place across the country, primarily during September and October.
Don't be dissuaded by the popularity of travel during the festival "high-season"as Bhutan only receives but a handful of travelers each day and we'll ensure you'll never be lost in a crowd. Witness the black-necked cranes arrive into the Phobjikha Valley, photograph novice monks in Thimpu, to cycle the Haa Valley, we can plan and organize a distinctly unique trip organized to your preferences.
Bhutan & Myanmar
With Bangkok as a convenient hub, we often combine these two destinations into trips of about two weeks in total. Contact us for more information about our unique itineraries visiting both countries.
Bhutan Photography Tours
Fewer countries are more compelling for photography, from the high-mountain vistas of the Himalayas, colorful dzongs (temples), and vibrant tsechus—Bhutan's famous annual festivals. Join us for our unique selection of photography tours escorted by award-winning photographer Mark Tuschman. The three differing itineraries offer a variety of experiences—including a classic Bhutan itinerary, the remote eastern fringes of the country, and the other canvasing three major festivals during the pleasant weather of late September and early October. [Read more about our Bhutan Photography Trips]
Of course, most of travelers are interested in touring privately, and we can arrange any of the activities and sightseeing from these itineraries along with your preferences.
When to Go?
We do recommend planning your visit around the excitement of the festival season, but almost all year around outside the monsoon season provides favorable weather for travel in Bhutan. Compared to most other destinations in Asia, the climate in Bhutan and when to visit is realtively straightforward—Winter is cold, but features crisp clear skies, spring and autumn are pleasant, with flowers in full bloom in March and April while in October features fine views of the Himalayans. For the peak travel season, especially for the festivals, rooms may fill up to almost a year in advance at prime properties.
December and January are cold, but there are crisp blue skies and travelers are scarce.
Spring is pleasant, with fields of rhododendrons blooming in March and April.
Monsoon rains arrive.
Fall brings pleasant weather and the annual festivals.
December is the coldest month, but offers stunning vistas.
Why choose Indochina Travel? We take you to places, organize experiences, and introduce you to local people that no one else does. Whether celebrating an anniversary or planning a family trip, our journeys offer unforgettable experiences in Bhutan, Land of the Thunder Dragon.
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