Bhutan, also known as Druk Yul, is a small kingdom nestled in the eastern Himalayas, and it is gaining recognition worldwide as an ideal destination for a peaceful retreat in the mountains. Bhutan is renowned for its ancient and exquisite cultural heritage, including monasteries or Gumpa, locally known as Dzong, temples, fortresses, and palaces. Additionally, Bhutan's pristine Himalayan beauty, the locals' gracious hospitality towards strangers, their traditional costumes and practices, tranquil streets, serene environment, lush green vegetation, hills, snow-capped mountains, peaks, and numerous streams that cascade down to form beautiful waterfalls, all make it a popular destination among tourists and travelers.
Apart from tours and trekking, Bhutan offers a range of activities in its top destinations, such as hiking near the town, long treks towards the Himalayas, water sports, exploring spectacular places and heritage sites, experiencing diverse wildlife and untouched wilderness, and other exciting activities. Bhutan is a versatile destination that caters to all types of travelers, and there is always something new and fascinating to discover.
Highlights of Bhutan Tour
Paro and Tiger Nest Monastery
Paro is a quaint town situated on the banks of River Paro and serves as the sole gateway for air travelers to enter Bhutan since it houses the nation's only international airport. Paro is renowned for its picturesque river and urban settlement that preserves the nation's rich traditions and cultural values. The Taktsang Monastery, famously known as the Tiger's Nest, is a magnificent monastery built on the mountainside cliff of Paro. The monastery is considered the holiest in Bhutan and is associated with Padmasambhava. The panoramic views of the Paro valley and the serene ambiance atop the hill will provide a mesmerizing experience for all.
Thimphu, the largest city in Bhutan, is also the nation's capital. The Wang Chu River flows widely across the Thimphu valley, serving as the primary source of irrigation for the town's farms. Thimphu is renowned for its vibrant and colorful landscapes and misty hills. The serene nightlife will lull you into a peaceful slumber, and the early morning sunlight reflecting off the ancient Tashichho Dzong/Monastery is a sight to behold.
Punakha Dzong is another most popular place to visit while in Bhutan and the great place for happiness and bliss. The locals call the monastery “ Pungthang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang” which gives the meaning of the palace of great happiness and bliss. It is the second oldest and second-largest monastery or dzong in Bhutan. The district headquarters of the Punakha is the center of attraction for the number of tourists visiting Punakha Bhutan.
Buddha Dordenma Statue
The majestic statue of Sakyamuni Buddha, standing at a height of fifty-two meters in front of a snowy mountain, is encircled by over a hundred thousand small Buddha statues representing various states and expressions. This spot is the most renowned attraction in Bhutan and is sure to provide a remarkable experience.
While the location is stunning all year round, it is especially captivating during the start of the snowfall season, as the early morning sunlight reflecting off the surroundings creates an otherworldly beauty.
More highlights of the Bhutan Tour
- Paro Sightseeing and Hike to Taktsang Monastery(Tiger Nest Hiking)
- Thimphu City tour
- Punakha drive and exploration of Punakha Dzong
- Bhutanese Cultural exploration and experience of the traditional Bhutanese Foods
- Bhutan Road trip within the beautiful landscapes and terrain, and many more.
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