Dark clouds and yellow flowers in Paro Valley along the banks of the Paro Chhu River
Paro Chhu River
Pristine Beauty

Bhutan Vacations

Tranquil Paradise

Bhutan is a popular destination for cultural immersion and outdoor adventures, including rafting, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, wildlife safari, and bird watching. The Tiger's Nest Monastery is one of Bhutan's most recognizable spots, and a trek here takes 4-5 hours on average. Hiking is the only way to get to the monastery; if you cannot hike the entire way there, you can hire a horse to take you.

Jigme Dorji National Park is a top travel destination in Asia for wildlife. It is home to wildlife and cultural sites. Over 6,000 people live in the park and engage in agriculture and animal husbandry. The park has 37 known species of animals, including endangered species such as snow leopard, spotted leopard, Bengal tiger, red panda, and Himalayan blue sheep, to name some. It is also inhabited by barking deer, sambar, goral, marmot, and over 300 species of birds.

Bhutan scores high on relaxation and wellness, thanks to its natural hot springs. Gasa Tshachu is the most popular of them, a tranquil sanctuary surrounded by marvellous scenery of snowcapped mountains and forests.

The capital city Thimpu is culturally rich and offers beautiful vistas of emerald forests and the Wang Chu River winding into India. The top attractions include Clock Tower Square, Buddha Dordenma, Memorial Chorten, and historic monasteries such as Tango, Dechen Phodrang, and Cheri.

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The Taktsang Palphug (Tiger’s Nest) monastery clings to cliffs 1200m above the forested Paro Valley
Great Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan, near Thimphu, the capital
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Himalayan Wonder

Bhutan is a beautiful kingdom that has kept its culture intact and environment pristine. It is one of the most scenic places for hiking and trekking, an important center for Buddhism, and the happiest place in the world.

The Punakha Dzong between the Pho Chhu river and Mo Chhu river in Bhutan, Himalaya

The Culture

Buddhism is the predominant religion in Bhutan, followed by Hinduism. The everyday life of the Bhutanese reflects the influence of religion. The monasteries, stupas, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and religious places have kept Buddhism alive in the Himalayan kingdom.

Kira is the traditional costume for women in Bhutan. It is an ankle-length dress over which a short jacket may be worn. Bhutanese men wear 'Gho', a knee-length robe tied by a belt.  The dresses have pouches that earlier held food bowls and small daggers and now hold modern accessories such as mobile phones.

Bhutanese celebrate festivals throughout the year. The most important is tshechu, which falls on a specific day of a lunar month and lasts 3-5 days. It is generally celebrated in a dzong, an ancient fortress with a courtyard, temple, and administrative office. Dzongs are scattered throughout Bhutan. People from the district and surrounding areas gather at dzongs to enjoy the religious performances, receive blessings, and socialize. The celebration is marked by masked dances called chham. Monks and locals wear silk robes and animal masks depicting saints, deities, legendary figures, and animals. The colourful festival draws foreign visitors.

Bhutan's national language is Dzongkha. The residents of the east and west have their own dialects. In most schools, the language of instruction is English. A large proportion of the urban populace speaks English. 

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