To make your trip to Thimphu a truly scintillating experience, Thrillophilia presents you with a list of handcrafted Thimphu Tour Packages. Our sightseeing packages are designed in a way that you leave no stone unturned during your Thimphu sojourn with absolute value for your money. We even have an interesting collection of biking tours, hiking tours, and river rafting tours that let you go on experiential Thimphu tours.
For those who strongly believe in "Be a Roman when in Rome" philosophy , you can opt for packages that have more of an activity-based itinerary like spending a day learning the art of handmade paper making at Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory or living like a native in Simply Bhutan. All the packages from Thrillophilia are competitively priced and the best part is that our Thimphu Packages are inclusive of airport transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, a private vehicle for sightseeing, permit, toll, driver, and fuel costs.
While our Thimphu Holiday Packages are budget friendly, they can also be tailored to meet your expectations. So, with our packages, you can be ascertained of having a whale of a time sightseeing and experiencing Thimphu without burning your pockets.
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People Also Ask About Thimphu Tours
What are the famous places to visit on a sightseeing tour in Thimphu?
Thimphu hosts thousands of tourists every year. The city has had a rich history as a result of which some outstanding monuments have been built here. There are many places where one can go in Thimphu and some of them are:
- Buddha Dordenma- Bhutan is a very religious country and this place is an example of it. The statue of Buddha here is gigantic and feel lifelike when seen from a close range.
- Memorial Chorten- The Memorial Chorten is a stupa and was built in 1974. It is one of the most prominent landmark of the city.
- Clock Tower Square- The Clock Tower Square is located in the heart of the city. The tower has four clocks, facing different directions.
- Folk Heritage Museum- The Folk Heritage Museum is the ideal place to go if one wants to know more about the culture and history of Bhutan.
How can I reach Thimphu from India?
You can fly from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata), Bagdogra International Airport (near Darjeeling, West Bengal) and Indira Gandhi International Airport (Delhi) to Paro Airport in Bhutan. Thimphu is 65 kilometres away from Paro and you can hire a taxi to Thimphu.
Tourists can travel from India to Thimpu through three border points -
Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing in West Bengal
Bongaigaon/ Gelephu in Assam
Darangamela/ Samdrup Jongkhar in Assam
Of all the three, Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing is the most convenient one. On reaching Phuentsholing, one can take a cab or Bhutan government bus to Thimpu which is 165 kms away and it takes about 6 hours to reach Thimphu from Phuentsholing
The nearest railway station to Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing is Hasimara. You can take a train from Kolkata to Hasimara and then take a cab to Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing border. From Phuentsholing, one can take a taxi or bus to Thimphu.
What sort of climate can I find in Thimphu?
Thimphu experiences a temperate climate - summers are humid and rainy; winters are cold and dry. Summer temperatures range between 15–30 °C and winter temperatures range between 5–15 °C.
Which are the most adventurous trekking tours in Thimphu?
Bhutan is an outstanding place to visit. Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the dream of every adventure junkie as they can do a number of adventure activities here. Trekking is probably the famous activity here because of the presence of hills and mountains. It is a very tiring and yet thrilling activity. The best of trekking is when one finishes the trek and reaches their destination, that feeling of joy and triumph is unparalleled. The scenic beauty of the panoramic view one gets from the top is breathtaking. Many trekking tours take place in Thimphu but best and the most adventurous of them are:
- Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek
- Jomolhari Loop
- Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
- Punakha Winter Trek
- Duer Hot Springs Trek
- Jomolhari Trek
When is the best time to visit Thimphu?
September is the best month to visit Thimphu as the skies are blue and clear and the weather is pleasant. Most Thimphu Tour Packages are scheduled during this month. The months of March to May are the second-best months to visit the city as the valley looks verdant and the wildflowers are in full bloom. You can also plan your Thimphu Tours during the winter months from December to February and indulge in activities like white river rafting and bird watching. However, Thimphu is spine-chillingly cold during winters.
Where can I do river rafting in Thimphu?
There are a number of adventure activities available in Thimphu and river rafting is one of them. River rafting is one of the safest and exciting adventure activity available at the Indian subcontinent. A group of people are made to sit on a raft and are given an oar. Together, they have to row the raft through the current and against the rapids of the river. The activity gets more exciting when the severity of the rapids increase. Although river rafting is on the safer side, it is not advisable to people who do not know swimming as it can be life-threatening. The place where river rafting can be done near Thimphu is Punakha.
What is the ideal duration of a Thimphu tour?
2 nights and 3 days are ideal to enjoy a comprehensive Thimphu tour. While the first day can be used to relax and shed off your travel tiredness, the next two days can be spent visiting the various tourist attractions of Thimphu as per your chosen Thimphu Tour Packages.
Which are the places for a wildlife experience in Thimphu?
Bhutan is a very animal-friendly nation and these are reflected in Thimphu as well. The weather conditions in Thimphu also are very suitable for animals. Wildlife soars around Thimphu and many photography enthusiasts from all over the subcontinent come to Thimphu in order to gain the wildlife experience and capture a moment of these creature in their camera. Some of the places in Thimphu, where one can get the wildlife experience are:
- Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
- Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
- Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
Which are the best monasteries to visit in Thimphu for a spiritual tour?
The people of Thimphu are very religious and they take a lot of pride in their religion. Over the years some amazing monasteries have been built here and one cannot stop but marvel at the architecture of these monasteries. There are many monasteries present in Thimphu but some of the best are:
- Tango Monastery
- Gangteng Monastery
- Punakha Dzong
How to experience the art and culture of Thimphu?
Trashi Chhoe Dzong or Tashichho Dzong: This is the grandest fort in Thimphu where the annual Tsechu festival is hosted. To explore the cultural heritage and traditions of Bhutan, one must visit this place during the festival.
Simply Bhutan: Simply Bhutan is another amusing place to visit to experience the culture of Bhutan. This museum resembles a Bhutan village and you can literally live the life of a traditional Bhutanese here - get dressed in traditional Bhutanese attire, indulge in archery, etc.
National Institute for Zorig Chusum: To experience art, one can head to National Institute for Zorig Chusum to learn 13 traditional Bhutan like thangkas, statue making, woodcarving, and many others.
National Memorial Chorten: The mandals and murals at National Memorial Chorten also give an insight into the Bhutanese art forms.
What kind of accommodation I can find in Thimphu?
Thimphu is totally delightful to stay as it has diverse accommodation options. From luxury resorts and upscale hotels to budget accommodations, Thimphu Holiday Packages can be tailored to every budget.
Terma Linca Resort & Spa: Located at about 7 km from the city centre of Thimphu, Terma Linca Resort & Spa features luxurious family rooms and suites with spectacular mountain views and pool views.
Hotel Drunk: This four-star deluxe hotel is located right at the centre of Thimphu. The hotel features urban chic rooms that are loaded with all modern facilities, a gymnasium, a spa, cafe, restaurant, conference hall, and a bar.
Hotel Shantideva Bhutan: This is a modest 2-star budget hotel and has clean rooms with basic facilities and Wi-Fi. For travellers looking for Thimphu Packages on shoestring budgets, this hotel is a perfect choice.
How to transport in Thimphu? Can we rent a bike or a car? What will be the cost?
Bikes and taxis are the most convenient ways to transport within the city when travelling with Thimphu Packages.
Yes, you can rent bikes like Royal Enfield, Bajaj Avenger, etc and cars of various models in Thimphu. Many agencies will help you get through the process with all necessary permits. You need to carry your driving license and all other necessary documents like permit forms, identity cards, etc., and get them stamped at the borders.
Renting a bike usually costs around INR 1200 - INR 1500 per day based on the model and an Innova or Xylo car costs around INR 4000 - INR 4500 per day.
Is Thimphu a good option for a family holiday?
Yes, of course. Thimphu is blessed with serenity and natural beauty and with Thimphu Holiday Packages, every member of the family can be ascertained to have a peaceful time amidst nature. There are many spectacular monasteries and gompas that are worth visiting. For the family that loves adventure, Thimphu also has many alluring trekking trails.
Where can we eat in Thimphu? What are the famous restaurants in Thimphu?
Being the capital city and tourist hotspot of Bhutan, there are many restaurants and cafes in Thimphu that serve world cuisine that you must try during Thimphu Tours.
Zombala: One of the most popular restaurants in Thimphu, Zombala serves scrumptious Asian, Tibetan, and local Bhutanese dishes for lunch and dinner. The beef momos and chicken appetizers served at the restaurant are a no-miss delicacy that you need to feast on with Thimphu Holiday Packages.
Seasons Restaurant: This a great place to relish on western food like pizzas, pasta, waffles, garlic bread, and milkshakes. The pizzas served here have crispy crusts and the restaurant has a great ambience to gorge upon a delicious dinner and lunch.
San Maru Restaurant: San Maru is the only Korean restaurant in Thimphu. Apart from real Korean food, the interiors of the restaurant are also done in Korean style. The service and hospitality at the restaurant is commendable.
Ambient Cafe: This chic Thimphu restaurant offers healthy, European food for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The restaurant also gives free Wi-Fi access to all its guests.
Sinchula Indian Cuisine: As the name suggests, Sinchula Indian cuisine serves a classic Indian menu for lunch and dinner which includes veg thali, rotis, lemon chicken, tandoori chicken, etc., This restaurant is a must-see place for those who crave for Indian food in the middle of their Thimphu Tour Packages.
Is it safe for solo women travellers to visit Thimphu?
Yes, Bhutan is one of the safest countries for solo women travellers who look for Thimphu Packages. However, you can always appoint a reliable guide along with your Thimphu Tour Packages to make it safer.
Where can I go shopping in Thimphu? What things are must buy in Thimphu?
Thimphu is a great place to buy stuff like Traditional Jewellery, Woven Bags, Handmade Kira & Gho, Brassware, Stoles, Yak-Bone Jewellery, Hand-Woven Bamboo Items, Carpets, Masks, Thangkas, Handmade Paper, and finely Crafted Metal products. Some of the noteworthy places you can shop are:
National Handicrafts Emporium: Featuring a number of crafts made by local Thimphu women, National Handicrafts Emporium is the right place to buy traditional Bhutanese handicrafts.
Voluntary Artists Studio: This art studio is situated at the Tarayana Centre and has a gallery of paintings made by the local artists.
Weekend market: Thimphu has a bustling weekend market that happens on the west bank of Chu River. One can literally get everything in this market from organic fruits and vegetables to souvenirs.
What are the best places to visit in Thimphu?
Here is a curated list of top places to visit in Thimphu as a part of Thimphu Tour Packages -
Simtokha Dzong: Perched on a hill overlooking the city of Thimphu, Simtokha Dzong looks beautiful with ornate pillars, ancient carvings, and paintings. The scenic background of this Dzong is too alluring to resist visiting.
National Library of Bhutan: National Library of Bhutan is an awesome place to visit to learn about the history and heritage of Bhutan as it has an enviable collection of ancient manuscripts and books. The library is particularly famous for housing the world's largest book.
Buddha Dordenma: This is the tallest sitting Buddha statue in the world and this bronze and gold statue looks spectacular at night when it gets illuminated. It is surrounded by 943.4 acres of forest area and the environment is completely peaceful.
Dechen Phodrang Monastery: Dechen Phodrang means "Palace of Great Bliss" and this monastic school has about 450 students. The monastery is ornate with ancient paintings that date back to the twelfth century.
What are the best things to do in Thimphu?
Some of the best things to do in Thimpu are:
Learn the art of making Bhutanese paper at Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory: Deh-sho(Bhutanese paper) is made from daphne and dekap trees. Tourists can visit the Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory in Thimphu and learn about the Deh-Sho paper making process.
Spot Takin at Motithang Takin Preserve: Takin is a Bhutanese animal that looks like a hybrid of a cow and a goat. You can visit the Motithang Takin Preserve and enjoy a day closer to nature while witnessing Takin, the national animal of Bhutan.
Trekking: Thimphu is abundantly blessed with many picturesque trails like Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek, Druk Path Trekking Jomolhari Mountain Trek, Bumthang Owl Trek, and Bumdra Trek that one just cannot afford to miss experiencing with Thimphu Packages.
Go shopping at the local markets: Thimphu hosts weekend markets every week on the west bank of Chu River. The market brims with local market activities and you can shop for local organic fruits, vegetables, seafood, cheese, sauces, and flowers.