Solo Trip to Bhutan
Bhutan is safe Destination to take the solo trip. Find the best solo Tour packages that suits your Budget.
Solo trip to Bhutan is best enjoyed with only a tour guide and driver throughout the trip in Bhutan. Solo backpackers are not allowed and the policy mandates that all tours to Bhutan should be booked with a licensed tour operator like us. However, when it comes to exploring Bhutan, it is not possible to go it completely alone unless you are a resident of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives.
This is easy trek that starts from Paro and ends at Thimphu. The trek is the most beautiful trek of Bhutan covering the high altitude lake.
9 Days Cultural tour of Bhutan covers the best of Paro,Thimphu, Punakha and Phobjikha. The highlight of this tour is visit to lamperi the nature park on the way towards Punakha.
The highlight of this tour is visit to remote district of Haa via highest pass of Chelela. Chelela pass is the highest road point of Bhutan.
Bhutan is best known for its beautiful nature and well-preserved culture. During the 5 Days of Bhutan visit, you will hike to the amazing farms and valleys of Punakha and Paro.
Explore the best of Bhutan in 6 Days. Enjoy the 360 degree view of Himalayas from Dochula pass and visit the temple of fertility in Punakha.
3 Days is best for budget travelers. The highlight of this tour is the hike to popular Tiger Nest. The temple is at Paro.
Top Attraction in Bhutan for Solo traveller
There are lots of places in Bhutan you should not miss if you are visiting Bhutan. Some of the prominent places you should explore are Paro Tiger Nest Hike, Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Monastery in Punakha, Dochula Pass in Thimphu and nature trail hike at Gangtey.
Paro Tiger Nest Temple
Popular Tiger Nest Hike at Paro Bhutan. Hike up to Tiger nest temple perched over 900M from Paro valley. Read More
Dochula pass at Thimphu
The pass is located at an elevation of 3100m towards the east-west highway to Punakha from Thimphu. The pass offers a view of 10 majestic Himalayas. Read More
Khamsum Yulley Namgyel Hike
The temple is recently built in 2004 by Queen mother. The temple overlooks the Punakha valley and is best in the spring season. Read More
Nature Trail Hike at Gangtey
Gangtey Monastery, hike through Gangtey Natural Trail (1.5hrs). This is the most beautiful and shortest of the existing nature trails in Bhutan.
Largest Bhudha Statue in Thimphu
Great Buddha is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of the fourth King Jigme Singye Wangchuck. Read More
Longest suspension bridge at Punakha
The Bridge connects the two villages with Punakha Dzong. It is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. Read More
Advantage of taking Solo Trip to Bhutan
- Freedom in taking your own time.
- Build confidence.
- Meet New People.
- Become a problem solver.
Solo Trek by Mr.Kevin
Had wonderful time with Trek guide, cook who assisted us on whole of the Trek and driver.
Solo Trek by Mrs.
I did my 6 days Druk Path Trek with Guide, Cook, and Porter. It was safe and absolutely beautiful experience.
Solo Jumolhari Trek
Did Jumolhari trek solo with Guide only. It was amazing and met so many people.
Cultural Tour Solo
Did Tiger Nest temple hike with Guide lal. It was amazing and had best time in Bhutan.
Frequently Asked Question about Solo trip to Bhutan
Yes, you need a visa to visit Bhutan. Bhutan has a unique visa system where tourists must book their trip through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator, who will then arrange the visa for you.
The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is pleasant, and the skies are clear for mountain views.
The currency in Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN). Credit cards are becoming more widely accepted in major cities like Thimphu and Paro, but it’s advisable to carry some cash, especially when visiting remote areas.
Bhutan is generally considered a safe destination for solo travelers. The crime rate is low, and the Bhutanese people are friendly and welcoming. However, it’s always wise to take common safety precautions, like securing your belongings.
The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, but English is also widely spoken, especially in the tourism industry. You should have no trouble communicating with English in major tourist areas.
You can travel within Bhutan using a combination of domestic flights, buses, and hired vehicles. Bhutan’s road network is well-maintained, but travel times can be long due to mountainous terrain.
Bhutan has a dress code that requires you to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites. Both men and women should wear clothing that covers their shoulders and knees. Traditional Bhutanese dress, known as a “kira” for women and a “gho” for men, is also acceptable.
Respect for local customs and traditions is essential in Bhutan. It’s customary to remove your shoes before entering homes and temples. Public displays of affection should be avoided, and it’s polite to ask for permission before taking photos of people.
While some trekking routes can be done independently, many require hiring a licensed guide, especially for remote and high-altitude treks. Check the specific requirements for your chosen trek in advance.
Some top destinations in Bhutan include Thimphu (the capital city), Paro (home to the famous Tiger’s Nest monastery), Punakha (with its stunning dzong), and the scenic Haa Valley. Each place offers unique cultural and natural attractions.
Bhutan operates on a high-value, low-impact tourism policy, which means it can be relatively expensive to visit. The daily tariff covers your accommodation, meals, transportation, and a guide, making it more affordable when you consider all-inclusive pricing.
It’s recommended to consult your doctor or a travel clinic before your trip to ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and medications. Altitude sickness can be a concern in Bhutan, so acclimatization is crucial when traveling to higher elevations.
How to Prepare for Solo trip to Bhutan?
Find the Registered tour operator with Tourism Council of Bhutan so that if there are any issues with tours you can always approach the Council for help.
Always book your trip to Bhutan with a local agency. Agency will help you plan your trip, Book your Hotel, Guide, and transportation at a reasonable cost. This will save all your time and have a smooth trip. Booking a trip on your own at the last minute may result in cancellation by hotels or transportation during peak season. This may leave a bitter experience on the trip so it is always better to have a local to arrange your trip.
Obtain your Visa, Route permit, and Entry permit in advance from your tour operator. For the nationals from India, Maldives, and Bangladesh your Visa will be given upon arrival at the airport but with new rules coming into effect from 2021, all nationals have to apply for an advance Visa before entering Bhutan.
Book Your flight with local Bhutan Airlines like Drukair or Bhutan Airlines. No third party is included here and it is always easy to solve any issues when you have direct contact with airlines.
Bring enough cash so that you don’t have to worry about your card not working. Some ATMs don’t work and you might need cash to buy souvenirs or for tipping. So it is always safe to carry enough cash. You can either carry dollar, Euro, or Indian rupees to buy or tip the Guide or Driver.