Bhutan is a country that is graced by the wonder and beauty of the Himalayas. Bhutan is sandwiched between China and India. It is also known as a country of Thunder Dragons protected by mythical creatures like Bodhisattvas and other tantric deities. Bhutan’s ancient culture, wonderful biodiversity, and mesmerizing views of the mountains and its historical sites make a tour to Bhutan one of the best in the world.
Bhutan has traditionally been a Buddhist country. This is why it has an amazing assortment of Buddhist monasteries and temples. These monasteries appear like forts, like Paro Taktsang, Tango Monastery, and Phajoding Monastery. It is a mysterious country whose history and religious values are interconnected. Kings of this country are highly respected and named Dragon Kings and people are known as Dragon people. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism in Bhutan. Many religious sites like temples and chortens are built on the respect and memory of these kings and protector deities.
Tour in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan this holiday if you like to explore the isolated, unique and exotic traditions and cultures of Bhutan. Each place in Bhutan has a story to tell, how a mythical creature contributed to its construction. Dzong architecture is very prevalent in Bhutan initially built as fortresses and now used for administrative and religious activities.
Bhutan Tour is perfect for viewing mountains as Bhutan is one of the most scenic countries in the world. For Bhutan Tours, there are various packages designed by Sublime Trails which let you explore amazing places in major cities like Thimphu, Paro, and Punakha.
While you tour in Bhutan, you are bound to have the best time visiting this Himalayan country. As Bhutanese people believe in "High Value, Low Impact" tourism, your tour operators and guides will make sure your every need is fulfilled and there is no harm done to nature and cultural heritage in the process. While you have an amazing time in Bhutan without worrying about anything, you also make your contribution towards the development and poverty elevation of Bhutan because a small part of your money goes to the Bhutanese government daily.
BHUTAN TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
- A scenic flight covered with mountains towards the Paro airport
- Tour with an experienced English-speaking local guide in the mythical land of Bhutan
- Visit UNESCO Tentative World Heritage Sites like Punakha Dzong, Wangdue Phodrang Dzong, Paro Dzong, Ruins of Drukgyel Dzong, etc.
- Explore the popular Memorial Chorten built in the memory of King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck
- Enjoy majestic views from vantage points like Kuensel Phodrang, Sangaygang (BBS Tower), Dochula Pass and Paro Taktsang
- Explore art, history, and architecture in many other dzongs (Tashichho Dzong, Simtokha Dzong, Punakha Dzong, etc.), Art and Craft School and Handicrafts Emporium
- Explore beautiful temples like Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple, Khamsum Yuley Temple, Kyichu Lhakhang Temple, etc.
- Hike up to Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest
- Enjoy amazing natural beauty and picturesque landscapes throughout the tour
- Explore the local market, buy amazing art pieces and handicrafts
- Learn about the vibrant culture and tradition of Bhutanese people
Culture and Tradition
Most of the people in Bhutan as Buddhists. They practice Vajrayana Buddhism which involves several festivals, deities, myths, and tantras. Depiction of their belief and religion can be seen in their arts and literature. People can be seen wearing their traditional dress, Gho for men and Kira for women. Major festivals are held in the dzongs of their respective districts. Even though Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and has expanded its urban side, it has also maintained cultural and natural authenticity. To feel connected with this amazing culture, you can also wear these dresses, go to temples and offer prayer flags and learn some chants.
The untouched natural beauty of Bhutan is what attracts tourists to this mythical land. Green forests, grasslands, brightly decorated houses, rivers, and mountains are very common things to see in Bhutan. You can also observe the splendid views of mountains like Gangkhar Puensum (7,570 meters), Kula Kangri (7,538 meters), Jomolhari (7,326 meters), Tongshanjiabu (7,207 meters), and Kangphu Kang (7,204 meters) from various vantage points in Bhutan.
Bhutan Tour also gives you the amazing opportunity to witness the biodiversity as you get to encounter various species flora and fauna. A large part of this country is a preserved forest. Takin, the national animal of Bhutan can be found in Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu.
Popular Tourist Destinations
Bhutan has so many popular sites that attract lots of tourists each year. Tashichho Dzong, Buddha Dordenma (Kuencholing Viewpoint), Wangdue Phodrang, Punakha Dzong, Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s monastery) are just a few famous and amazing places to visit during these Bhutan Tours. A hike to Paro Taktsang is considered a must-do activity in Bhutan which takes you to the place where Guru Padmasambhava meditated. Memorial Chorten is considered one of the most visually striking sites in Thimphu. Ruins of Drukgyel Dzong is another beautiful archaeological place. Kyichu Lhakhang and Dumtse Lhakhang are the most popular temples in Paro.
Amazing Art and Craft
Bhutan is the best place to explore the art and literature of Buddhism. A visit to Art and Craft School, Handicrafts Emporium, National Library, and National Museum lets one gather knowledge about Buddhism and mythologies related to it. Thangka paintings are very detailed and beautiful paintings where mythical creatures, bodhisattvas and animals like dragons are painted. There are local markets and shops where one can buy amazing art pieces like paintings, handicrafts, sculptures, Blankets, Stamps, Prayer Wheels and many more.
Food is also an art, and in Bhutan, you can try different amazing local food that will soothe your soul. Ema Datshi is a national dish in Bhutan. Take these cheese and chilies dominated recipes home to share with your friends and family.
The government of Bhutan believes that Happiness doesn’t depend on how rich a country is and how many modern infrastructures are present there. The former king of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk used this word first in an interview. They believe in spiritual peace and cultural harmony to be of utter importance. Preserving the environment, culture and peace being their main goal, it is considered the happiest country in Asia.
Plan your Bhutan Tour with Sublime Trails, experienced in providing amazing tour and trekking experience to numerous travelers each year in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Surrounded by beautiful landscapes, each moment during the tour in Bhutan can be a photographic moment with its untouched natural beauty. Paro has the only international airport in Bhutan. Every Bhutan Tour starts with a flight to Paro and brings various amazing opportunities.