WHY TRAVEL BHUTAN WITH US?
There are places where you can get away from it all; there are those where you feel you’ve gone back a few decades.
And then there is the Kingdom of Bhutan – its ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ moniker perfectly capturing the magic and mystery of its mountainous location. No ordinary place, this devoutly Buddhist, tiny, remote Himalayan Kingdom remains largely unaffected by outside influences and thoroughly intends to stay that way. That is not to say you won’t find the modern world here – there’s every chance you’ll see monks transcribing ancient texts onto computers, or traditionally dressed noblemen on their mobiles – Bhutan straddles the ancient and modern perfectly.
KEY THINGS TO KNOW
BEST TIME TO GO
FEB – JUN /
SEP – NOV
These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.
OUR TOP 3
If we were asked to choose our top three places in Bhutan, we’d go for these.
Fertile rice fields and beautiful meandering river.
The pretty valley of Paro is one of the Kingdom’s widest and is covered in fertile rice fields crisscrossed by a beautiful meandering river. Paro has one of Bhutan’s most iconic landmarks, Taktsang Monastery, the Tiger’s Nest. This awe-inspiring temple was constructed upon a sheer cliff face, above forests of oak trees and rhododendrons. The area’s traditional arts and crafts and colourful religious festivals, with their mask dances and the mind-boggling treks through primeval valleys and gorges – are more jaw-dropping than you could imagine. Paro has over 600 bird species, do not forget your binoculars!
A serene and regal Kingdom.
Capital of Bhutan until 1955, the little town of Punakha is one of our favourite spots in this serene and regal Kingdom. The beauty of a stay in Punakha can be as adventurous or as laid back as you want. Think warm, sultry days filled with history, trekking and culture – with the grand temple, Punakha Dzong, deemed the star of the show. The unspoilt nature of fruit trees, flourishing rice fields and the distant Himalayas adds to Punakha’s beauty spots for idyllic hiking, cycling and rafting down the Mo Chhu River.
A small and mighty destination.
Thimphu, where you will seemingly step-back-in-time as you wind pass sprawling forests and landscapes dominated by traditional Dzongs and mesmerising clifftop monasteries. Wander around the charming streets side by side with crimson-robed monks, buzzing cafes and bars to Buddhist sites steeped in ritual and tradition. Traffic lights are non-existent, the only capital in the world to be so blessed. This deeply spiritual land, with its traditional hamlets and humble people, will leave you completely captivated with plenty to talk about over dinner.
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