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Best Things To Do in Thimphu

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and is located in the heart of the country. It is the most beautiful hill station of the subcontinent and arguably the best in Bhutan. The picturesque view of the surrounding and the beautiful scenery one gets to witness in Thimphu is unparalleled. Bhutan is a very cultural and religious country and the same is reflected in its capital. Thimphu has many Buddhist institutes, temples, and monasteries built in the city which resonates the religious ideologies of the people, and constitute the best things to do in Thimphu. The architectural beauty of the monasteries and temples are exemplary. Thimphu is the perfect place for people who want peace from the congested city life. These temples and monasteries let people meditate in them and help them to calm their minds and gain some peace. There are several places which one can visit in Thimphu, one of them is the National Library of Bhutan. The National Library of Bhutan was established more than 50 years ago and has more than 6000 collections of books. The Dochula Pass is a must if you are visiting Bhutan. It is located 10000 feet above sea level and offers a panoramic view of snow laden mountains and the clouds that surround the place. One feels as if they are in heaven because of the majestic view it offers. There are a number of adventure activities like trekking, rafting and rock climbing which one can do here, and are also part of the best things to do in Thimphu. Trekking in Thimphu is not an easy task as it offers one of the most dangerous treks in the world, but the experience of trekking here is enhanced by its natural beauty. Rock Climbing is also a very difficult activity to do and is advised to only those people who are physically fit. Thimphu is an amazing place to visit as along with the natural beauty, one can also enjoy its historic monuments, temples and monasteries, adventure activities and the rich culture they possess.

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    About the Activity:Fixed Departure: November 5, 2016Landlocked kingdom of Bhutan, which is covered with majestic mountains, rivers and beautiful valleys, is a perfect vacation getaway to spend some peaceful time away from the concrete jungles.The tour starts from Bagdogra airport from where you will transfer to Phuntsholing by car.This 9 days and 8 nights tour to this kingdom will take you through some of the most beautiful and iconic tourist destinations, which includes Phuntsoling, Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and Pho Chhu and Paro.This tour will include all meals, transport and accommodation on all days. End the tour at Paro.

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    5 Days Cultural Tour of Bhutan
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    About the Activity:Invoke in this amazing tour of 5 days 6 nights cultural tour of Bhutan and explore the stunning beauty of this region.Stat your tour after getting picked up from the airport in a private vehicle and drive towards Paro town.Visit few of the best places of this region like Rinpung Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Lungtenzampa.Explore the north eastern end of the Himalayas which is a truly magical land that is filled with deep myths and legends of the Buddhist traditions.On this cultural tour of Bhutan, you will get to witness some of its most divine monasteries and relive the magic of the stunning architecture.Explore the varied monuments such as Tiger Nest Monastery, Memorial Chorten, Tashichhoe Dzong and many more.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back at the airport and head back home.

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    Glimpses of Bhutan
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    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 5 days 4 nights  tour in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with monasteries.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.Visit the beautiful Thimphu and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum, National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Explore the authentic Bhutan culture and the beautiful market streets of cities like Paro, Punakha, etc. Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 

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    7 Days Sightseeing around Paro in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan and its most beautiful cities Thimpu and Paro in this 7 days and 6 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and begin your sightseeing tour.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit some of the most beautiful places of Bhutan like Phuentsholing Thimphu, Paro, Punakha and a few more. Rejuvenate yourself with the serene and green landscape of the country.End this tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.

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    About the Activity:Embark on one of the hardest and most demanding treks in Bhutan and the trip lasts for 10 days and 9 nights.Start your trek from Paro and cross Shana, Thangthangka, Jangothang, Chorapang and Thongbue Shong before you end your trek at Drugyel Dzong. Explore the beautiful landscapes of Bhutan as you cross the unique and traditionally rich villages during your trek. Stay in the camp at the foothills of mountain Jhomolhari, also known as the Goddess of Mountains. End your trip at Paro and head back home with lots of amazing and adventurous memories. 

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    About the Activity: Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan and its most beautiful cities Thimpu and Paro in this 8 days and 7 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places. Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Spend your time combing through the routes of villages and paths in Bhutan and come across amazing landscapes. End this tour after getting dropped down at the airport and depart for home.

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    Thimphu
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    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 6 days 5 nights sightseeing and trekking expedition in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.Situated in the eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is a landlocked and stunning country which is also known as kingdom of Bhutan.Your sightseeing tour will take you along some of the best and most spectacular sights of the land that is known for its Buddhist traditions and architecture.Beginning in Paro, you will then be progressing towards many landmarks sucha s Thimphu, Punakha Dzong and most notably, the tigers nest monastery.The tour also involves a moderate level of hiking which will certainly get you closer to nature and serenity.End your trip after getting dropped at the airport or the train station and depart for home.

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    Thimphu
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    About the Activity:Invoke in this exciting trekking expedition in Bhutan and explore the truly stunning and beautiful escapade that will lend you with peace and serenity.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in a private vehicle and transfer to Thimphu.The mainstay of the Buddhist monks, it carries within itself a strong feeling of divinity and peace.Embark on a sightseeing expedition to this country that encompasses all its major landmarks such as Punakha Dzong, Tiger's Nest monastery, Bumthang and Gangtey.Over 9 days you will surely be mesmerized by the peace and beauty.Get dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories.

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    Paro
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    About the Activity:Experience the amazing culture of Bhutan with this amazing tour.Get picked up from the airport in an air conditioned private vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for lunch and begin your sightseeing.Explore the capital city of Bhutan and its various exotic locations like fortress of Thimphu, Tashichho Dzong, Folk Heritage Museum,  National Library, Dechenphodrang monastic school, etc.Visit various other beautiful cities of Bhutan like Punakha, Paro, etc.Take the walks amidst serene valleys and rejuvenate yourself with  the freshness.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories

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    About the Activity:Embark in this exciting 7 days 6 nights sightseeing tour in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the stunning beauty of this region with monasteries.Start your tour by exploring the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and its exotic locations like Rinchending Monastery,  tallest statue of Buddha, Memorial Chorten and stroll around clock tower in the evening. Also visit other exotic cities of Bhutan like Paro, Punakha and their beautiful tourist places like Chimi Lhakhang, National Museum,  Rinpung Dzong walk etc. Have an spectacular view of Himalayan ranges during your tour.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 

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    Phuntsholing
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    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of Phuntsholing in Bhutan in this 9 days 8 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to your hotel in PhuntsholingExplore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places. Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.View and marvel at the spectacular towering Himalayas during the early mornings.Spend the evenings combing through the routes of villages and paths in Bhutan and come across amazing landscapes. Conclude your tour after getting transferred back to the airport and depart for home.

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    About the Activity:Explore the essence of central Bhutan and some of the most beautiful cities of the country Thimpu and Paro in this 4 days 3 nights tour.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Explore the magnificent forts and its ruins, visit the historic monasteries and learn its tradition.Visit the Zorig Chusum, Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Drukgyel Dzong which are few of the famous places.Lose yourself in the serenity and clear your mind with the cool breeze as you continue your sightseeing.Conclude your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home.

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    About the Activity:Embark on the 7 days 6 night tour of Bhutan and its picturesque landscape in this amazing camping and wilderness adventureStart your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the night.Experience the authentic Bhutan culture and the serene landscape Visit the capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu and its enchanting tourist attractions like Memorial Chorten, Changangkha Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong and many more.Head for the hiking in some of the jaw dropping landscapes of Bhutan.Conclude your tour after getting dropped at the airport and head back home with lots of memories. 

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    About the Activity:Embark on an exciting and enticing 5 day 4 night trekking activity in Bhutan and see the beauties of this land of monks and monasteries.Get picked up from the airport in an air- conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu where you will start your sightseeing tour.Explore various sights here such as Memorial Chorten, Takin Zoo and a 52 feet long statue of Buddha.Over the next few days you will be witnessing many wonderful destinations such as Punakha Valley, Thimphu, Paro Dzong and Taksang which is the sight of a famous Buddhist Temple- Tiger's Nest.Visit many tourist attractions ans well as secret destinations within Bhutan that portray it's beauty perfectly.Discover the famous historical sites and local markets and experience local village lifestyles and tradition from up close.End this tour after getting drop back to the airport and depart for home.

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    Thimphu
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    About the Activity:Embark on the enchanting 7 days 6 nights  tour of Bhutan and start your journey amidst the beautiful and rejuvenating landscape of the plateau Journey with the bustling capital of Thimphu where locals wander the streets in traditional dress juxtaposed against modern building and shops. Explore the capital city and its exotic locations like Memorial Chorten, Changangkha monastery, Sangaygang View Point, Takin Preserve, Zilukha nunnery, Farmer’s Market, Changlimthang Ground and Park.Continue the tour to Paro, home to the only international airport and verdant valley submerged in rich cultural and religious heritages.In Paro, visit Kichu Lhakhang and the ruins of Drugyal Dzong. Also visit, Ta- Dzong (National Museum), and Paro Rinpung Dzong. Get a chance to stroll around the cities of Thimphu, Paro, etc. during your leisure time and acquaint yourself with the authentic Bhutan culture and people. Conclude your tour and head back home with lots of memories. 

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Thimphu

Thimphu the capital city of Bhutan is one of the culturally rich places that is a must see when you are in Bhutan.

Highlights: It is a charming capital city that is nestled in the Himalayas with the magnificent sites of the Chuu River which passes through it. Interestingly, this is also the only city in the world that has no traffic lights. The city has very well retained its old world culture and charm as the modern development here is very intricately monitored. The new buildings here can be built only in the Bhutanese style and only up to a certain height. You can take the Last Shangrila Tour to explore the renowned landmarks of the capital. Some top attractions here include the National Memorial Chorten, Tashichho Dzong and Motithang Takin Preserve.

Location: Thimphu is located in the constricted and the linear valley of the River Raidak which is often called as the Thimphu river.

Timings: Open round the year

Pricing: Entry is free.
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Buddha Dordenma

One of the largest Buddha statues in the world, Buddha Dordenma is a masterpiece of architectural wonder. The massive bronze statue is more than 50 meters in height and is gilded in gold. Apart from this it also houses 125,000 other Buddha statues that are placed surrounding the Buddha Dordenma statue. Sitting royally atop a great meditation hall, this Buddha statue exudes peace and tranquillity.

The project has been believed to be prophesized as early as eight century in a sacred treasure kept by Guru Padmasambhava. It is a representation of manifestation of human faith and everlasting peace and happiness for all human beings.



Location: The Statue is on top of a mount in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park and marks the southern entrance to the valley of Thimphu.

Best time/season
: The early morning light makes it best for clicking photographs and enjoying the beauty.

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Tashichho Dzong

Tashichho Dzong is a remarkable architectural structure which currently is the house of the throne room and seat of the government. More commonly known as the Thimphu Dzong, it is also called the ‘fortress of glorious religion’. The impressive structure with white washed walls, golden, red and black wood and lush gardens on a backdrop of blue sky and flourishing green valleys, emanates a look of splendour.

The Dzong was built in 1641 by Zhabdrung on the grounds of Dho Ngon Dzong which was earlier built by Lama Gyalwa Lhanangpa. The Dzong caught fire a few times in the history first in 1968 and later again in 1869, which could be considered a mystery.



Location
: The Tashichho Dzong is located near the Thimphu town on the west bank of Wangchhu River and offers magnificent view.

Best time/season
: March to May and September to November.

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What You Should Know More About Things To Do in Thimphu

  • What are some of the best things to do in Thimphu?

    Thimphu is very rich in its culture and its royal history has made sure that there are several sites which one can visit when they travel to Thimphu. One can be sure of not getting any free time when they visit the city as there so many things to do here. Some of the best things to do in Thimphu are:

    • Junghi Handmade Paper Factory- The interesting thing about the paper factory is that they make the paper using ancient techniques from the barks of trees of two species.
    • Clock Tower Square- Located in the heart of the city, Clock Tower Square has some beautiful artistic craving and has a total of 4 clocks.
    • Changangkha Lhakhang- Thimphu is a very cultured and religious city which one can observe by visiting some its temples and monasteries. Changangkha Lhakhang is the oldest temple of Thimphu and offers a beautiful view of the Thimphu valley.
    • Adventure Activities- Apart from its monumental and scenic beauty, Thimphu is also renowned for the adventure activities it offers. Few of the activities one can do here are trekking, rafting, rock climbing, Kayaking and the likes.

  • Which are best treks in and around Thimphu?

    Trekking is one of the best experience one has in its life and everyone wants to make it special. Bhutan has some the most difficult treks in the world and one will feel accomplished after finishing these treks. Some of the best treks which one can do in and around Thimphu are as follows:

    • Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek
    • Jomolhari Loop
    • Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek
    • Punakha Winter Trek
    • Duer Hot Springs Trek
    • Jomolhari Trek
    • Visit Buddha Dordenma

  • Where can I do rafting near Thimphu and how much will it cost me?

    River Rafting is amongst the safe adventure activity. One has to row their raft through the currents of the river and sometimes the currents are so strong that raft overturns. The overturning of the raft and climbing up on it again to row till the end is what makes the activity such a unique and thrilling one. The approximate cost for a person to do rafting in Bhutan is $50. Places near Thimphu where one can do rafting are in Punakha and Thimphu.

  • Which are the temples and monasteries to visit for meditation in Thimphu?

    Bhutan has a very rich history in religion and culture and the religion people follow here is Buddhism. The architecture of the temples and monasteries built in the country are awe-inspiring and the view which one gets from the top of some of the temples are breathtaking. Many people visit Bhutan in order to get a rest from their busy life and gain some peace of mind. The monasteries and temple help people to calm their mind and body so that when they go back to their normal life, they are rejuvenated and filled with energy. Some monasteries and temples near Thimphu where one can go to meditate are:

    • Tango Monastery
    • Gangteng Monastery
    • Punakha Dzong
    • Trongsa Dzong
    • Lhuentse Dzong
    • Kurjey Lhakhang

  • Where can I go for wildlife safari in and around Thimphu?

    Being located near the Tibetan region, Thimphu in Bhutan has a very diverse birdlife. It also has some unique animals from the cat family that one should definitely see. The best way to make the most of both the hilly region and the magnificent wildlife is by taking a tour through the jungles and getting really close to the big cats to witness the majestic beauty. Such wildlife Safaris are one of the must-do things in Thimphu. Some of the places where one can go are:

    • Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
    • Torsa Strict Nature Reserve
    • Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
    • Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary
    • TrumshingLa National Park
    • Black Mountains National Park

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