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A Scenic Village

‘Joen Pa Lek soh’ or Welcome to Bhutan, a country that will fascinate any traveler or visitor with the magical variety it offers.

A Unique Culture

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Festival Gatherings

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Cultivation

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Festival

‘Joen Pa Lek soh’ or Welcome to Bhutan, a country that will fascinate any traveler or visitor with the magical variety it offers.

Buddhism in Bhutan

‘Joen Pa Lek soh’ or Welcome to Bhutan, a country that will fascinate any traveler or visitor with the magical variety it offers.

Bird Watching

‘Joen Pa Lek soh’ or Welcome to Bhutan, a country that will fascinate any traveler or visitor with the magical variety it offers.

Atsara

Atsara is a character in the festivasl who are clowns.

Paro Airport

One of the most scenic airports in the world.

Botanical Tour

Bhutan: one big natural park
Endowed with abundant natural wealth, Bhutan is indeed one extensive natural park and a true paradise for nature lovers. Bhutan with 72% of its total area under forest coverage harbors a wide range of flora and fauna Read more...

Cultural Tour

Bhutan, a living museum
Bhutan is indeed a place where past meets the present. The cultural tours to Bhutan best showcases this aspect with an itinerary designed by putting in the unique combination of a distinct local flavor to that of modern services. Read more...

Photography Tour

The festivals of Bhutan are one of the most unique photographic experiences in Bhutan. Immense colour, drama , and culture. This tour explores both the intensity of festivals and the peacefulness of the countryside. Read more...

Trekking

Trekking in Bhutan sees a unique blend of easy and extreme treks, all of which tread along the ancient routes. Here in Bhutan ones option ranges from difficult treks like the snowman trek (considered

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Western Bhutan

THIMPHU:  Elevation 2,320m

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with a population of approximately 100,000 people.  Thimphu became the capital in 1961, and the town is the largest in Bhutan.

It’s about an hour from the airport in Paro.  As you enter the valley, you drive on Bhutan’s first four-lane expressway, which takes you right into the heart of town, over two dramatic flyover bridges.

 

Places to visit in Thimphu include the Textile Museum, the Folk Heritage Museum, the Trashichho Dzong, the National Memorial chorten (a stupa dedicated to the third king of Bhutan), and the vegetable market, a colorful market full of local produce and handicrafts.  Buddhists can visit numerous monasteries around the valley as well as a vibrant nunnery.

The district of Thimphu, however, stretches beyond the town and goes past Dochu-La, the first mountain pass in the western part of Bhutan.  The 108 Druk Wangyal chhoetens on the top of the pass where the ridges are draped in colorful prayer flags provide a scenic view.  On a clear day, you can see a panorama of the Himalayan mountain range.

PARO:  Elevation 2, 280m

The broad Paro valley is the entry point for all visitors flying into Bhutan on the national carrier, Druk Air.  As the plane takes a dramatic sweep into Paro, the flight captain usually warns relieved passengers not to worry if the aircraft’s wings appear to be almost touching the mountainsides.

Places to visit include the Paro Dzong, the National Museum housed in a round fortress called the Ta Dzong, and the ruins of the Drugyal Dzong, a 17th century fortress that used to keep invading Tibetan forces at bay, destroyed in fire in 1951.

The Tiger’s Nest or the Taktshang is one of the most popular spiritual heritage sites, perched precariously on the rock face of a sheer cliff 900m above the ground.  It is a short climb of 1.5 hours to 2 hours on the top.  For those less inclined to climbing, you can catch a good bird’s eye view from the bottom of the monastery.

HAA:  Elevation 2670m

The isolated Haa valley lies south of Paro valley.  The Haa Chhu flows from the head of the valley to join the Wang Chhu, by the road to Phuentsholing.  Although there is easy access to Tibet from Haa, the remote valley has always been off the major trade routes.  It is the ancestral home of the Dorji family, to which the queen mother, Ashi kesang Wangchuck, belongs.

It’s a picturesque valley that is ideal for mountain biking and hiking, and there is plenty of scope of getting off the beaten track here.

It is a large fertile valley and the staple crops are wheat, potatoes, barley, and millet.  People also raise yaks and Haa yak meat is regarded as some of the best in the country.   Many people from Haa move to Samtse in winter.

There are to roads into Haa.  One climbs from Paro, crossing the Cheli-La mountain pass.  The other diverges from the Phuentsholing-Thimphu road at the confluence to the south, high above the Wang Chhu.

PUNAKHA:  Elevation 1,300m

Punakha is the ancient capital of Bhutan, about 21/4 hours drive from Thimphu across Dochu-La pass.  Once you cross the pass, you wind down into a warm fertile valley and meander along a gently flowing aquamarine river that leads you to the Punakha Dzong, the second Dzong to be built in Bhutan.

Built in 1637, the Dzong continues to be the winter home for the clergy, headed by the chief Abbott, the Je Khenpo.  It is a stunning example of Bhutanese architecture, sitting at the fork of two rivers, portraying the image of a medieval city from a distance.  The Dzong was destroyed by fire and glacial floods over the years but has been carefully restored and is, today, a fine example of Bhutanese craftsmanship.

Punakha is a sub-tropical valley where food grains, vegetable, and fruits grow in abundance.

A short drive up the valley is the Khamsum Yulley Chorten, constructed in 1992, as one of three such chortens in the world, one being the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.

WANGDUEPHODRANG:  Elevation 1,350m

To the south of Punakha is the valley of Wangduephodrang as the national highway heads towards central Bhutan.  The old town, a narrow street with single storied shops, will soon be replaced by a brand new town carved out of terraced rice fields.

Wangduephodrang Dzong sits majestically on a steep ridge overlooking the highway that forks to the east and south of the country.

As the road heads towards Trongsa in central Bhutan, a turn-off below Pelela pass takes you into the magical valley of Phobjikha home to the rare Black-Necked Crane that has made Phobjikha its winter home for centuries the birds fly in form Tibet in October and November and leave just before spring.

Another significant landmark in Phobjikha is the famous Gangtey Gompa monastery, built in the 17th century.

 

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Central Bhutan

TRONGSA:  Elevation 2,316m

About four hour’s drive from Wangduephodrang is the central district of Trongsa, the ancestral home of Bhutan’s royal family, from where the first two kings ruled the kingdom.

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Western Bhutan

THIMPHU:  Elevation 2,320m

Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan with a population of approximately 100,000 people.  Thimphu became the capital in 1961, and the town is the largest in Bhutan.

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East & South

For those with enough time on their hands, venture into eastern Bhutan for something quite different.  This is the land of the Sharchops, who speak their own language and nurture their own culture and weave beautiful textiles.

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