Things to Do in Bhutan
Bhutan’s experiences immerse you in the truly breath-taking scenery around you. Bhutan is famous for its festivals which are a myriad of colors, movements and blessings and worth spending a day soaking it all in if you visit while one is taking place. On each experience you will learn about the mystical, magical and truly unbelievable folk tales which make up Bhutanese history and the guides will bring each story to life as you embark on your journey through the country.
Bhutan’s most famous site is Tigers Nest Monastery which is perched on a cliff face and once you hike up the hill, sit back enjoy the majestic valleys while you are educated on the Divine Madman. There are also some stunning Dzong fortresses (government buildings) which sit majestically on riverbanks or center stage within each valley and are worth getting lost for an afternoon. Bhutan is perfect for those who enjoy the flora and fauna while hiking in the countryside, the guides are totally adaptable to your pace but always willing to walk up the nearest mountain or hill to get to the incredible vista or temple at the top where you can take a breather while taking in the spectacular views.
Haa Valley Alpine Excursion
Experience the unique nomadic Haa culture in the Bhutan's formerly isolated Haa Valley.
Half Day in Gangtey
Today you will have a relaxing half day with your guide to explore Gangtey visiting some of the highlight sites including Gangtey Goemba and the Crane Center.
Hilltop Nunnery Visit
This evening visit Sangchhen Dorji Lhendrup Lhakhang Nunnery which is home to a higher learning and meditation center for nuns, as well as being home to some of the most impressive statues in Bhutan.
Jakar Dzong (Bumthang Dzong)
Bumthang Dzong is perched above the town is also known as the Fortress of the White Bird, or Jakar Dzong. Constructed in the 16th century, it has superb views.
Kurje Lhakhang & Bumthang Village Walk
The Kurje Lhakhang Monastery is worth visiting as it was where Guru Rinpoche meditated before his tiger flew him to Tigers Nest Monastery. Continue through villages and then along the river back to Bumthang.
The Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, dating from the 7th century and constructed by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsan Gampo.
Enjoy this stunning hike - through Rhododendron forests, thick woodland, steeper passes, taking in the views of the valley and ending in the idyllic Kumba Village.
Matsutake Mushroom Picking
From around mid-July to the second week of August, we can arrange a matsutake mushroom-picking activities in the forest of Ura village near to Bumthang.
Visit a Buddhist temple for a monk blessing ceremony for an eternity of happiness.
Morning Hike to Cheri and Tango Goempa
Enjoy a hike through the beautiful and beguiling Bhutanese countryside. Visit the Cheri and Tango Goemba, two beautiful monasteries in the hills between which lies the Thimphu Chu River.
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