Embark on a magical journey to Bhutan, a hidden gem nestled in the eastern Himalayas. Known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” Bhutan offers a unique and authentic travel experience like no other. From its awe-inspiring landscapes and ancient monasteries to its vibrant cultural festivals and warm-hearted people, Bhutan is a destination that will captivate your senses and leave you with lifelong memories. Get ready to discover the enchanting beauty and spiritual richness of this mystical kingdom.
Explore Bhutan’s breathtaking landscapes and immerse yourself in its pristine natural beauty. Trek through the picturesque valleys of Paro and Punakha, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and crystal-clear rivers. Discover the iconic Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktsang), perched on a cliffside and offering a mesmerizing panoramic view of the valley below. Experience the serenity of Bhutan’s national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, where you can encounter rare species like the takin and black-necked crane. Whether you’re hiking to remote mountain villages or simply enjoying the tranquillity of nature, Bhutan’s landscapes provide a rejuvenating escape from the modern world.
Immerse yourself in Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage and witness its deeply rooted traditions. Explore the ancient dzongs (fortresses) that serve as religious and administrative centres, showcasing stunning Bhutanese architecture. Attend colourful religious festivals, known as tsechus, where masked dances, vibrant costumes, and religious rituals come together to celebrate Bhutan’s spiritual traditions. Engage with local communities and experience their warm hospitality by staying in traditional farmhouses and participating in cultural exchanges. Bhutan’s culture and traditions offer a unique insight into the country’s way of life and provide a truly immersive travel experience.
Discover the philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in Bhutan, a concept that prioritizes the well-being and happiness of its people over material wealth. Engage in mindfulness and meditation practices, learn from revered Buddhist monks, and find inner peace amidst the serene surroundings. Indulge in Bhutanese cuisine, known for its rich flavours and use of locally sourced ingredients. Sample delicious dishes such as ema datshi (chilli and cheese), momo (dumplings), and suja (butter tea). Bhutan’s focus on holistic well-being and sustainable living offers a refreshing and transformative experience for travellers seeking a deeper connection.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Best to visit in our winter (November to March), to avoid the summer monsoon, even though the winters are cooler.
Up to 12 hours, depending on the route.
GMT/BST +6 (Bhutan Time)
Bhutanese Ngultrum & Indian Rupee
Those who want to experience a traditional Buddhist way of life, paired with spectacular scenery and a fascinating culture.
HOW TO GET THERE
There are no direct flights from the UK, with connecting services available from both India and Thailand.
IDEAL TO COMBINE WITH
With flights operating from India and Thailand, it’s easy to combine something cultural like the Golden Triangle in India, or a city break in Bangkok first.