Bhutan is a Himalayan decked tour destination festooned with adventure travel highlights. Apart from some protected areas in the south and west, most part of the country is open for travel. Thimpu, the capital and Paro, the gateway of international air traffic in the country are the major towns holding touristic amenities. On this trip to Bhutan with Rainbow Mountain Treks, you will be able to dive into the unique Bhutanese culture and experience nature with its high snow-capped mountains and low-deep valleys.
Bhutan is located on the southern slopes of the eastern Himalayas, landlocked between the Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and the Indian states of Sikkim, West Bengal, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to the west and south. Bhutan is perhaps the most pristine of all remote land hidden on the southern slopes of the Himalayas. Surrounded by high mountains, following a culture that is strange and interesting, ruled over by a king, protected by Druk Yul, the thunder dragon, yet the country still retains the flavor of the past. Centuries long isolated, inaccessible and forbidden, this tiny kingdom offers most fascinating yet untouched natural beauty, unique cultural and ancient tradition in our world of today. The Kingdom is spread over 47,000 sq. kilometers with varied climatic conditions ranging from sub tropical to the frigid reaches of almost 25,000 feet snow capped ranges of the Tibetan border.
Bhutan follows the Drukpa sect of Tibetan Buddhism, with Hinduism concentrated in the South. The religion here is strong and its traditional ways are still intact. The northern region of the country consists of an arc of Eastern Himalayan alpine shrub and meadows reaching up to glaciated mountain peaks with an extremely cold climate at the highest elevations. Most peaks in the north are over 7,000 m above sea level and the highest point in Bhutan is Gangkhar Puensum at 7,570 m which has the distinction of being the highest unclimbed mountain in the world. The lowest point, at 98 m watered by snow-fed rivers, alpine valleys in this region provide pasture for livestock, tended by a sparse population of migratory shepherds.
Bhutan Tour Highlights
- Experience rich Bhutanese culture.
- Dive into nature with its high snow-capped mountains and low-deep valleys.
- Hike to Tiger’s Nest monastery.
- Spectacular Himalayan scenarios.
On arrival you’ll be welcomed by a representative and briefed about day schedule. It’s an hour drive to the capital, Hotel check in and a short rest before we resume an evening tour of Handicrafts Emporium. Overnight at hotel.
Visit the Memorial Chorten, National Library, Punakha Valley via Dochula pass 3,050m for panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges, visit Punakha Dzong and drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel.
Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang) in Paro, which takes about 2.5 hours and is located at an elevation of 3180 meters above sea level. At an average pace, it takes about 2.5 hours to walk up. Riding a horse up costs an additional $25 per person. It is optional since the tour can be customized to meet your needs.
Later, explore about town and see how the inhabitants live and visit Drukgyal Dzong and Ta Dong, a historic watchtower that now houses the National Museum.
Today is the last day of your Bhutanese exploration! You’ll be dropped off at the airport by our representative around 3 hours before the flight back.