Bhutan Family Holidays 2022, 2023

Duration: 7 Days   |   PhotosDownload

Bhutan family holidays –offers a fascinating and unique experience; rich in culture, heartwarming hospitality with an abundance of activities for the entire family.

Bhutan is wonderfully unique as a country, with many treasures that make it a great place for a family holiday. The Bhutanese government’s policy of high-value low impact tourism means that only a few foreigners visit the kingdom, the local people are excited to greet travelers which come and share their traditions and culture in a truly immersive experience. They are extraordinarily kind and generous to visitors, especially when you travel as a family. To make it even more appealing for families to visit Bhutan, children aged under 12 are exempt from the minimum daily tariff.

Although Bhutan is incredibly different from countries in the west, there is no overwhelming daily culture shock to contend with. There are however some minor compromises which may be required, electricity and plumbing can be erratic at times, teenagers may be especially surprised by the perceived lack of fashion or make-up choices and slower internet connection speeds (which does become less reliable the further east you head). Smokers will also have to adjust as tobacco sales are forbidden. Parents may just view these as positive reasons to visit the kingdom.

Alpine Eco Trek carefully designs your holiday to take your interests into account and work with flexible guides who accompany you throughout your trip and will modify your daily activities as needed. 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Paro / Thimpu

upon arrival at Paro airport, depart straight for Thimpu through winding and gentle uphill till we reach Chapchhal Pass. The road descends from the pass till Chuzomsa (meeting point of two rivers) and enroute we can see Chhuka Hydel Project which is the biggest hydro power plant in Bhutan. Packed lunch will be served half the way to Thimpu, just above Chhuka Hydel colony.

On arrival at Thimpu, check in at hotel for overnight. Evening visit Handicrafts Emporium Later take a stroll through Thimpu's main market.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Thimpu

Morning visit Memorial Chorten, Tashichhodzong, National Library, Painting School and Traditional Medicine Institute. In the evening drive to Punakha across Dochula Pass (3,100 m) and check in at hotel for overnight.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Punakha

(Until 1955 Punakha served as the capital of Bhutan and still is the winter seat of the chief monk body).

Morning visit Punakha Dzong and visit the local market and town. Then drive towards the south to reach Wangdiphodrang and visit Wangdi Dzong and the market. Overnight at hotel in Wangdi.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Wangdi

Morning leave for Gangtey. Explore Gangtey Gompa and Phobjikha valley. Spotting black necked cranes in the meadows next to Gangtey is an ornithologist's delight. The cranes migrate here from the high plains of the Tibetan plateau in winter to milder climate of Phobjikha valley. Also visit Gangtey Gompa monastery, the only Niyingmapa monastery in this region. Evening return to Wangdi for overnight.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Wangdi

Morning drive to Paro enroute visiting Simtokha Dzong, one of the oldest fortress of the Kingdom, built in 1629. It now houses the school for Buddhist studies. On arrival at Paro, check in at hotel. Rest of the evening free. Overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Paro

Full day guided tour of Paro visiting Drukgyal Dzong, the ruined fortress from where you can see the peak of Mt. Chomolhari. On the way back, visit the Zkyichu Lhakhang, the oldest and sacred temple of Paro Valley. After lunch visit the Ta Dzong (watch tower) which has now become the National Museum of Bhutan and Paro. Overnight hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Hotel

After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to the airport for your onward destination.


    • 6/7 day's full board package in Tourist standard Hotel in Bhutan
    • Arrival Pick up and Departure drop from Paro Airport.
    • All land transportation by luxury vehicle, depending upon group size
    • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the tour.
    • Accommodation of Hotel during the tour
    • All kind of Permit, National Park entry fee, and movement charge
    • Guide and Private Vehicles will be available for sightseeing as per above Itinerary
    • Escorted English speaking tour guide during the tour period as per Itinerary.
    • Entrance Fees to museum and monuments.
    • Bottle of mineral water during long road drive.
    • Evening tea with snacks
    • All hotel taxes/ service charges
    • Farewell Dinner before departure.
    • Alpine Eco Trek’s service charges
    • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
    • International and domestic Flight Ticket
    • Alcoholic beverages, Bhutan visa fee & Personal nature expenses
    • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
    • Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
    • Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
    • Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
    • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
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    Useful Information


    Before joining a tour, we recommend you to take a travel insurance which should cover cancellation, medical expenses, and emergency repatriation.

    Ram Kumar Adhikari
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    Mr. Ram Kumar Adhikari

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