Bhutan is a magical country shrouded in deep mystery, waiting to be unravelled by the explorer’s curious heart. It is a country where you can easily lose yourself in the vastness of the Himalayas and treat your eyes to the sight of lush greenery and exotic wildlife. It is a mystical land which will take you back in time and surprise you with its vibrant culture, rich tradition and hospitality. If you want to cleanse your soul with the ultimate spiritual truths in peace and tranquility, visiting Bhutan is the best choice for your next vacation.
- Best time to visit:
October to December
- Recommended minimum duration:
4 nights/5 days
Art and Culture
Spirituality and Wellness
There are three different ways to explore this spectacular destination. Depending on the kind of traveller you are, we welcome you to choose the right one.
Toehold Photo Travel
Our team of ace photographers will guide you on exciting journeys across the planet to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.
- Photography Tours led by award-winning professional photographers.
- Designed specifically for photography enthusiasts.
- Real-time photography guidance and off-field photography sessions during the Tour.
- Non-photographers are recommended to explore the other two travel options.
Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departures are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals.
- Group Tours led by ace naturalists.
- Optimum group sizes to balance efficiency and budget.
- A wealth of wildlife learning.
- Fun and safe group travel.
For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of Vacations destinations across the world.
- Completely customised vacations to suit all your needs.
- Flexibility of dates, class of travel and lodging based on your requirement.
- Exclusively planned for you and your family.
- Leveraging the knowledge and experience of our team of travel experts.
Does this sound like what you need? Allow us to serve your wanderlust now!
Bhutan is a mystic land where the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas kiss the sky and lush green meadows create a wonderful chaos of colours which touch your inner soul. Its dense forests of rhododendron, magnolias, junipers and a variety of orchids of various colours have created a world that seems to have come out straight out of a fantasy tale. Visit Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, Takung Valley and Bumthang to experience the true spirit of Bhutan and you will be thoroughly impressed with its beauty, culture and the exquisite hospitality of its people.
Bhutan is a land where travelling at leisure will give you ample time to soak in its true spirit and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul.
Though Bhutan has made rapid progress in recent years, the remarkable coexistence of traditional values and modernity that you will see will surely leave you spellbound. Bhutan’s history dates back to thousands of years, and every corner of it is soaked in Buddhism.
Not surprisingly, you will find Buddhist monasteries, gompas everywhere, where you can immerse yourself in uninterrupted serenity and peace.
Thimphu, the capital city is the centre of activity of Bhutan. Buddha Dordenma Statue – the gigantic 177 feet tall statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, the Tashichho Dzong Buddhist Monastery, Tango Buddhist Institute, Thimphu Memorial Chorten, and the National Folk Heritage Museum are the main attractions of Thimphu.
The lush greenery of Paro will soothe your eyes and the intricate designs of the traditional houses that you will find here will definitely impress you. Visit the Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang and Kichu Lhakang, the well-preserved ancient Buddhist monasteries, to experience their calm atmosphere. The architectural brilliance of the spectacular Taktsang Monastery located more than 800 metres above the Paro valley in a ledge will leave you awestruck.
The beauty of Punakha, the winter capital of Bhutan is also remarkable. The elegant design of the 17th-century fortress Punakha Dzong will give you an insight into Bhutan’s glorious past. Go for a hike to the Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten via the Punakha Suspension Bridge to catch an uninterrupted 360° view of the lush greenery of the gorgeous valley of Punakha. A drive to the scenic Dochula Pass, which lies between Thimpu and Punakha will give you an exquisite view of the snow-capped Himalayas and will bring your tour to Bhutan a glorious end.
At Toehold, we are passionate about travel and photography just as you are, which lets us understand your needs and travails perfectly. And we use our insight and experience to plan your vacation to perfection, so all you have to do is enjoy yourself and make memories for a lifetime.
Here are just some reasons you should leave your next holiday to us:
How different are your Personalised Vacations from other holidays?
Unlike travel agents who plan your vacation from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, our Personalised Vacations offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the knowledge of experts who know the places first-hand. Besides, your holiday will be meticulously planned by making use of the best local contacts we have at every destination.
For whom is this destination suitable?
Anybody with an interest in travel and exploration, people and culture, and all the myriad marvels of nature, and is over the age of 18 (unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian) can go on a personal vacation to this destination.
What are the requisites to participate in this Tour?
Apart from interest, a valid visa and related documents, and a minimum level of fitness are essential. Visa assistance will be provided.
How do you apply for the visa?
Bhutan visa is applied for and issued online. Assistance in visa application will be provided once you sign up for the Tour.
Will you book my flight tickets if needed?
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too.
What is the scope of services you offer as a part of a Personalized Vacation package?
Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
Do you rent camera equipment?
Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Click here to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on Toehold Personalised Vacations