Private Tours & Luxury Holiday In Bhutan
Bhutan is known as the “Happiest Country” in the world. On top visiting a nation of happy people, it I also known for the beautiful monasteries, wide variety of off-the-beaten-path activities such as nature treks, trips to remote villages, rafting on the river, meditation, spiritual healing, and colourful ceremonies. In contrast to the urban sprawl and recognizable modern sights you’re probably used to, this country’s pristine terrain and lack of external influence have preserved its culture and customs in their purest and most authentic forms.
Located at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is one of the most peaceful countries in the world, and many monikers say that it is the world’s last Buddhist kingdom. Some of the names include the last Shangri-La, the land of sacred herbs, and Shambala. The dramatic landscapes here, ranging from subtropical plains to steep, near-vertical mountains and valleys, are home to awe-inspiring monasteries and fortresses.
If you’re on the lookout for a place to further your spiritual practice or if you just need some time to recharge your batteries or whisk yourself away to the scenic countryside, Bhutan might just be the ideal place for you. However, in accordance with the laws of Bhutan, in their efforts to preserve responsible tourism, it is forbidden for any visitor from another country to travel independently without guided tours. Travel arrangements has to go through a tour operator and we can help you tailor-make a wonderful holiday to Bhutan. Whether you’re interested in a private tour, a group excursion, an experience for the whole family, or a romantic retreat for two, we are happy to plan your next vacation.
Highlights Of Bhutan
These are some of the places we would choose for our holiday in Bhutan. If you don’t see your desired attraction here, just know that we can still plan it for you.
A town steeped in history, Paro is located in a valley full of religious monuments and ancient architecture, making it one of the most popular cities in Bhutan. The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, perched on the edge of a cliff at an altitude of almost 3000m above sea level, is the most recognizable landmark in Paro. Before reaching the sacred temple, the trek is manageable for hikers of varying fitness levels, thanks to local guides and ponies. This complex of four interconnected temples is an architectural marvel, including elaborate designs in the finest Buddhist tradition. Other attractions include the ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong, a fortress built in the 16th century to celebrate the victory of invading Tibetan forces, Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the two oldest monasteries in Bhutan, Rinpung Dzong, a massive fortress and Monastery located beside the National Museum of Bhutan.
Punakha, situated at an altitude of 1200m, is often referred to as the “rice bowl of Bhutan” due to the fact that it is home to two annual rice harvests and so resembles the “meadows of heaven.” It is the country’s warmest area, and its golden monasteries and vivid flowers make it a veritable rainbow. Sub-alpine landscapes, azure waters, and the opportunity to see rare birds like the White-bellied Heron await you on the isolated nature trails. Also, a large variety of Himalayan plants and excellent bird-watching spots can be found at the Royal Botanic Park. In addition, if you’re looking for a more spiritual experience, you can attend morning prayers in the Sangchhen Dorji Lhendrup Lhakhang Nunnery. Adrenaline junkies can indulge in white-water rafting while enjoying its scenic beauty as the valley is of close proximity to the confluence of two rivers.
Thimphu, the capital of the modest Himalayan country of Bhutan, is a treasure trove of authentic Bhutanese art, architecture, and culture. Thimphu is also the largest city in Bhutan and can be reached from Paro in about an hour by car. A clear weather day will allow you to glimpse Bhutan’s highest mountain peaks as you traverse the Dochula Pass, a beautiful sight at 3200 meters. You may also explore the Tashicho Dzong, a 350-year-old monastery fortress, which is the present administrative centre of Bhutan and where the current king’s office is also located. The National Institute of Traditional Medicine can also be seen here collecting medicinal plants from remote corners of Bhutan and the Himalayan region before distributing them to healthcare units around the country. Bhutan is known for its high-quality textiles, and visitors to Thimphu will get the chance to see these vibrant, elaborately woven fabrics for themselves.
he Phobjikha Valley in Bhutan is a stunning bowl-shaped glacier valley set against the Black Mountains, making it a pleasure for anyone with a strong connection to the natural world. Gangte is another name for the valley that originated with the Gangtey Monastery. The Gangtey Goempa Monastery offers a breathtaking panorama of the Phobjikha Valley from atop a hill in the valley.
Every year, beginning in October, thousands of black-necked cranes make the long journey from Tibet to spend the winter in this protected valley. Hikers and naturalists flock to this area because it’s unlike everywhere else in the country and is home to beautiful, pristine marshland beauty and unique wildlife. From the Gangtey Goempa temple to the towering hilltops, the Phobjikha Nature Trail will leave you in awe.