Things to do in Bhutan for 2023

  • Oct 6, 2023
  • Prathana

Bhutan, the Himalayan realm offers a stash of archaeological assets, including numerous lavish sanctuaries and dzong fortifications. Bhutan is a nation enriched with a portion of nature's hidden treasures and offers a numerous scope of activities for travelers. Travelers who need to take part in nerve tweaking activities can attempt Water boating in Po Chu and Moochu juncture or kayaking in Wang Chhu. Bhutan has a portion of the extremely old engineered overpasses that you need to cross by walking.


In Bhutan, activities are unnumbered and one visit isn't enough to complete your excursion. Visit the Taktsang Palphug Monastery which is prominently known as the Tiger's Nest Monastery that is situated at a statue of a stunning 10,000 ft. Bhutan is additionally a birdwatcher's heaven being home to the north of 600 types of intriguing and ordinary birds. Bhutan offers you numerous activities from the bursting market to serene monasteries. The clamoring markets with nearby Bhutanese merchants selling their new handcrafts, materials, edibles, and other stuff are an unquestionable requirement to visit at the ends of the week. Bhutan offers a revival of psyche and body to a craving for something new spirits!


Here is the rundown of activities in Bhutan

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Visit Thimpu: the capital city of Bhutan

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan, and discover a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Begin your exploration with a visit to the majestic Tashichho Dzong, an iconic fortress that houses the throne room of the King of Bhutan. Delve into Bhutan's spiritual heritage with a trip to the Memorial Chorten, a peaceful stupa that echoes with prayers and devotion. Wander through the vibrant Centenary Farmers Market, where locals gather to sell fresh produce and handicrafts. Explore the Royal Textile Academy to witness the intricate art of Bhutanese weaving, and don't miss a visit to the National Folk Heritage Museum for insights into the country's rich cultural heritage. With its serene monasteries, bustling markets, and breathtaking scenery, Thimphu promises an authentic and enlightening experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Visit Weekend Market of Thimpu

A visit to the weekend market ought not to be kept away from the list of activities in Bhutan. The major spot in Bhutan where one can get the new products is the weekend market of Thimphu. It begins in the early evening each Friday and finishes on Sunday in the early evening. Sellers with the best and the least expensive vegetables and natural products.

The variety of products varies from various kinds of vegetables to pulses, grains, organic products, fish, and meat. Alongside edibles, one can even find various handiworks, materials, religious stuff, and other comparable things. From Friday 07:00 AM to Sunday 07:00 PM, anybody can enter the market and get the things.


Go For Bird Watching

The realm of Bhutan is a heaven for bird fanciers, and bird-watching is perhaps the most well-known Bhutan fascination. The nation harbors numerous types of birds, including Himalayan Monal, Rufous-necked Hornbill, Black-necked Crane, Ward's Trogon, and Snow Pigeon. It is excellent to pay attention to the melody of birds and see them take off high overhead spreading those brilliant, smooth wings.


Explore Ancient Art

Bhutanese arts represent their religion and follow a specific style that is uniform. Bhutan centers around guarding their way of life, and their art is a significant piece of their way of life. The significance of their way of life lies in their specialty and art. To observe the delightful art and specialty, you should take a visit through the different dzongs of the realm, including Punakha Dzong and Semtokha Dzong. Bhutanese arts are available in various markets anywhere in the country all the time.


Get Hot Spring Therapy

There are numerous Hot springs all over Bhutan. All these hot springs are accepted as healing properties. For quite a long time, the local people of Bhutan have visited these hot springs to fix themselves of body throbs and sinus. They have the exceptionally old practice to visit the hot springs in the time winter. A small stroll encompassed by delightful timberlands on a background of cold mountains will take you to one of the hot springs where the shower houses are made with bathing facilities. The hot springs are found around the country. The major hot spring spots are Gasa Tshachus, Dur Tshachu, Duenmang Tshachu and Gelephu Tshachu.

Mountain Biking

Bhutan is a blessed country, both naturally and culturally. It is full of amazing landscapes, antique monuments, and customs. Bhutan mountain biking activity will take you through history-loaded exquisite sites with beautiful and assorted scenery. Also, it gives you the opportunity of exploring pristine natural beauty. Moreover, this ride adds up the priceless experience of the ride on thrilling slopes with the background of majestic mountains. Bhutan's Mountains offers a captivating adventure for Mountain biking enthusiasts.

The suitable motorbiking trails of Bhutan possess Paro valley, Punakha, Wangthang La, Wamrong, and many more.


Experience Bhutanese Cuisine

Most of the Bhutanese dishes contain meat. Bhutan tour is insufficient without trying Bhutanese cuisine. The essential portion of Bhutanese dishes is their spices.

Meat-based dishes are prevalent in Bhutan. Despite the availability of many meat-based dishes, a substantial number of people are vegetarians. Bhutanese cuisines are greatly influenced by Indian and Chinese cuisines.

The famous non-veg cuisines are beef, chicken, pork, yak, goat, and other various veg dishes. Beverages like Butter tea, booze ( made from cereals), and rice wine.

Ema Datshi is a national food of Bhutan. Whereas, Dumplings are a popular dish stuffed with meat. Dumplings and Noodles are popular snack foods in Bhutan.


See Mount Everest

Glimpsing the world's colossus mountain is everyone's dream. You can catch the view of Everest in two different ways. One of the best ways to witness Everest is from the resort on the top of Dochula Pass. Another way of seeing Mount Everest is from the window of a flight between Kathmandu and Paro. To see Everest from the Bhutan side, you need to make arrangements with a local company.


Tiger Nest Monastery Hike

Tiger Nest is one of the popular spots in Bhutan. Tiger Nest monastery is located 900 meters from the ground with a small collection of buildings. The Monastery is beautiful in its architecture and location-wise. If you are visiting Bhutan, visiting Tiger Nest Monastery is a must thing to do. It is a hallowed Buddhist Monastery encountered around Paro. This Monastery consisted of four shrines with residential housing for the monks.


Tiger Nest is a 20-minute ride away from Paro but, due to its location, the only way to reach the Tiger Nest is by hiking. Nevertheless, those who cannot hike can hire a horse to carry you.


Visit Paro International Airport

Paro International Airport is considered one of the world's challenging airports. 6km away from Paro city, it lies on the bank of the Paro Chhu river. Situated at an elevation of 2,235 m, and surrounded by peaks at a cliff of 5,500m. Until 2011, Paro Airport was the only airport in Bhutan. It is the sole international airport among four airports in Bhutan.


Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and immense Dzong. It is embraced by the glorious luxuriant hills and clear sky. The sunny day sweetens a spectacular view of the radiant atmosphere of the white wall. The Dzong is one of the majestic architecture scattered throughout the country.  This site has historical and orthodoxical importance.


Best time to visit Bhutan

Even though, Bhutan is a year-round destination it has four different favorable seasons. Every season has its distinct beauty and charm. March to May is considered as the Spring season where flowers commence to bloom. June to August is regarded as the Summer here, flowers are fully bloomed and valleys are covered with willows. Likewise, September to November is Autumn season here where the whole terrain turns into golden color. Lastly, from December to February Bhutan holds the winter season, this is the moment when days are full of sunshine and evenings turn frigid.

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