Best of Bhutan Tour

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.


Must see places in Bhutan

Embark on Bhutan Tour and capture the amazing beauty of Bhutan. Bhutan – the last true Illusion of Shangri-La is known for its beautiful landscape and Buddhist monasteries. Bhutan is certainly a place where the spectacular mountains help you breathe a fresh air of life within you. In fact, Bhutan is considered the best getaway for families, friends, romantic travelers, adventure lovers and nature lovers.

Enroll on a tour with Nepal Tour Guide Team and explore how The Land of Thundering Dragon has been a mountaineer’s paradise for many years. Besides, you will be thrilled by the Bhutanese hospitality and their delicious cuisines. Furthermore, the famous places such as Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing, Bumthang, Mongar, Lhuntse, Phobjikha, Gangtey, Haa, and Punakha  are known for gorgeous natural beauty, monasteries, nunneries and great mountain valleys. Here are presented the 10 must see places in Bhutan.

Taktsang Monastery

Taktsang Monastery also recognized as Tiger’s Nest in Paro is one of the holiest places in Bhutan. The monastery is mounted on a high granite cliff and was established for meditation. The monastery is perched on a rocky ledge with a sheer drop of nearly 800m, and overlooks the Paro valley and the river. It is said that in the second half of the 8th century, Guru Padma Sambhava known as the second Buddha in Bhutan, meditated at the spot where the monastery is situated having alighted there on the back of a flying tigress. It is also an ideal place for a short trek. Since, make a Bhutan Short Tour and capture the essence of Paro, Tiger’s Nest Monastery.

Tashichho Dzong, Thimpu

Thimphu, one of the culturally must see places in Bhutan, is charming capital city nestled in the Himalayas with the beautiful sights of the Chuu River flowing through it. Interestingly, it is the only city in the world with no traffic lights. Thimphu has retained its culture and old world charm as modern development is closely monitored and new buildings can be built only in Bhutanese style and up to a certain height. Go for Bhutan the Last Shangrila Tour and explore the top landmarks of Bhutanese capital. Basically, Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Motithang Takin Preserve are the top attractions of Thimphu for visitors.

National Museum, Paro

Paro, the foremost must see place in Bhutan, is a gorgeous beautiful valley, surrounded by lush green rice fields. Paro is a historic town with many sacred sites and historical buildings scattered through the area. Along with Jakar and Punakha, Paro forms the ‘golden triangle’ of popular tourist destinations in Bhutan. Likewise, craggy mountain hills and undisturbed serene beauty, the clean air and peaceful atmosphere make it a must visit place in Bhutan. In Paro, Rinpung Dzong mostly attracts the visitor. Rinpung Dzong is one of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery. The Dzong hosts the Paro Tsechu i.e festival of masks. Beyond this, National Museum of Paro holds the visitors in Paro. The museum exhibits rich stamp collections, slate carvings, Thangka paintings, prehistoric items, jewellery, traditional weapons and other articles reflecting Bhutanese culture.


Phuentsholing, another must visit place in Bhutan, is a small town with clean environment. The chief tourist attractions of Phuentsholing are Amo Chuu, the Crocodile Breeding Center, Chukha Hydrothermal Project, the gate at the border (called Bhutan Gate) and Karbandi Monastery. The natural beauty of Phuentsholing forcefully captivates you. It is perfect place to visit for those people who love nature and want to remain in solitude.

Jampa Lhakhang

Bumthang Valley, the spiritual heartland of Bhutan, is full of most ancient and precious Buddhist sites. Located at an altitude of 2,600 meters, the religious hub of Bhutan houses some of the oldest Buddhist temples. Besides, Jakar is the main town in Bumthang Valley and its undulating terrain, which is filled with apple trees and numerous temples, is a tourist’s delight.


Wangduephodrang, another popular place in Bhutan, is the last town on the central highway before central Bhutan. Located in the south of Punakha, the higher reaches of the Wangduephodrang valley provide rich pastureland for cattle. This district is also famous for its fine bamboo products, slate and stone carvings. Wangduephodrang Dzong, sitting on top of the hill at the confluence of Punakha Chhu and Tang Chhu rivers, is the attractive landmark of Wangduephodrang. The Dzong is open for visitors during Wangduephodrang Tsechu celebration in autumn.

Mongar and Lhuntse

Mongar and Lhuntse, as other must see sites these two places are also mostly preferred places in Bhutan by travelers. Mongar lies in the eastern Bhutan. The journey from Bumthang to Mongar is one of the most beautiful in the Himalayas, crossing 3800m high Thrumshing La. Mongar is located on the hill top. Mongar Dzong is the newest of Dzongs in Bhutan built in 1930s. This Dzong was built to replace the Zongkar Dzong which has remained in ruins. Mongar Dzong is built in keeping with the tradition of Bhutan where no drawings or nails were used. Likewise, Lhuntse at the elevation of 1460 m is a very rural and isolated district in Bhutan. The kurtoe region of Lhuntse is the ancestral home of the Royal Family.

Gangtey Monastery

Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley, both the places are also must see locations in Bhutan. The Gangtey and Phobjikha are glacial valleys with a stream flowing through their open grasslands presenting one of the most beautiful landscapes in Bhutan. It is home to endangered black necked crane. The famous Black mountain national park, home to diverse specie of flora and fauna is also nearby. It is around 6 hours drive from Thimpu. The drive among Dochula Chortens and Rhodos is mind-blowing. The entire region is sometimes called Gangtey. Gangtey Monastery and Jigme Singye National Park are famous among visitors in the region.

Haa Valley

Haa Valley, a relatively new but must see destination in Bhutan, is popular for virgin beauty of nature. Along with scenic sights, you will also find some temples and fortresses around this valley. Lhakhang Karpo and Nagpo-the famous White and Black temples, Shekhar Drak-an unique temple, Tagchu Goemba-a100 year old temple and Dobji Dzong- a five storeyed fortress on a hilltop are the things that engage you in the valley.

Punakha Dzong

Punakha, the breathtaking destination in Bhutan, has been inextricably linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. This district, leveling from 1300m at the valley floor rises to almost 3000m around Dochhula pass, served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907. People visit this place mostly to understand the Bhutanese history and to enjoy its natural beauty. Punakha Dzong, Chhimi Lhakhang and Limbhukha are the things you love to see in this beautiful area.

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