Bhutan is called Druk Yul, “Land of the Thunder Dragon”, by its people. Breathtaking vistas, pristine forests, snow-capped mountain ranges, long-lasting cultural diversity shrouded in mythology, ancient beliefs and Buddhist traditions make up this beautiful, yet mysterious place. Bhutan is located on the eastern edge of the Himalayan Mountain region and stretches from subtropical valleys and plains to snow capped mountain ranges. Get natural and cultural insight on our Best of Bhutan Tour.
With over 70% area covered by vegetation, the Thunder Dragon country offers myriads of exotic surprises. From the stunning serenity of Gangchentag Glacial Lake to the majestic panoramic view on the peak of Dochula Pass, you will find that Bhutan has remarkable experiences to offer on your hiking.
Visit Paro and Punakha
In Punakha, try walking on the longest suspension bridge in the country and learn about the daily life of Bhutanese monks which is widely known as the Place of Great Happiness. You can also indulge in the peaceful ambiance of the famed mystical Druk Path. Druk Path takes you along an ancient trading route over high mountain passes, connecting the Paro and Thimphu Valleys. An odyssey on its own, camping will give you the chance to visit some of the country’s ancient monasteries, fortresses and traditional villages. Even though you will be hiking at elevations of between 2400-4200m at majority of the hiking trails, the actual trekking is relatively easy.
Best time to Visit Bhutan
The best times to go hiking are March-June or September-November. This trip also includes a day to explore the city of Paro where you will travel 10 miles north to pay a visit to the mystical, world renowned, Tiger’s Nest Monastery.
Tiger’s Nest Monastery
The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is a small collection of monasteries precariously perched on a cliff 900 meters off of the ground. It is stunning in its beauty and location. Without a doubt, a first time trip to Bhutan would not be complete without seeing the Tiger’s Nest.
Another important element of the small country are its festivals. Festivals in the Land of the Thunder Dragon are rich and happy expressions of its ancient Buddhist culture. These festivals are held in all districts in honour of Guru Rinpoche, the saint who introduced Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. The festivals are held on auspicious days and months in the Bhutanese calendar, and last up to four days in which a series of highly stylised masked dance rituals are performed.
Culture of Bhutan
Bhutan has a rich culture and its secluded, yet rich, history is embedded into every fabric of the society and shows through the festival reenactments. Bhutan’s ancient cultural traditions have continued to grow despite the current technological restructuring. It has become the ultimate tourist destination for adventurers, spiritual awakenings, and serene visages.
Ultimately, let your soul into the tranquility of this scared region and gain a deep insight into the vibrant cultural identity of the kingdom. The warmth, hospitality, and politeness of the local people ensure a memorable vacation not only unique but truly valuable. Discover the quintessence of western Bhutan – a beautiful landlocked kingdom shrouded in magical and mythology. Nepal Tour Guide™ offers Bhutan tours, vacation packages and all travel services to Bhutan as well as nearby attractions. Come to join with us to achieve unrivaled experiences of Bhutan Tour.
Welcome to Bhutan – the land of the Thunder Dragon.