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Best Sightseeing Tours in Bhutan

The kingdom of Bhutan has an air of mystery and intrigue with its Buddhist culture, deep ties to tradition and striking landscape. Yet, it’s also a land that’s well up to speed with contemporary culture and the modern world. What really sets it a class above the rest is its firm commitment to environmental protection. For visitors, this means lush greenery at almost every turn. The best sightseeing tours in Bhutan will show you different aspects of the country and help you connect with its lifestyle and culture. Bhutan may be small but it offers travelers plenty to see. Book a cultural tour to get an idea of just how rich in traditions the country is. Visit Thimphu Chorten, a stupa built to honor the third Druk Gyalpo or Dragon King. Unlike other stupas, it doesn’t enshrine human remains and only houses a photo of the Dragon King.

 

Then, head to Paro Taktsang or Tiger's Nest Monastery, a temple complex perched on a cliffside in Paro Valley. It’s one of the most popular attractions and it’s mystery why. It’s set against the Cliffside in the Paro valley and makes for an impressive picture. You should also make your way to Dochula Pass where 108 stupas were built by Dorji Wangmo, the former queen mother. If you’re keen on trekking, you can go on a 10-day trek at Samtengang and pass towns like Paro, Thimphu and Jangchu Lakha. The walk is easy and the trail picturesque. You’ll get to experience local life and witness traditions. There’s plenty more to see on the best sightseeing tours in Bhutan and this is just the tip of the iceberg. Plan your next trip here and be wowed by its beauty.

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    Women Only Tour of Bhutan
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    Paro
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    About the ActivityFixed Departure: 11th August 2016Ladies, buckle up and head out on this women only tour of the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan on this 6 day 5 night tour.The tour starts on arrival at Paro airport where a travel representative will help you get tr...

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    Bhutan Rafting & Hiking Tour
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    Paro
    d9 Days n8 Nights

    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 Bagdogr...

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    Paro and Thimphu Tour in Bhutan
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    Paro
    d4 Days n3 Nights

    About the Activity:Get ready to feel the essence of central Bhutan.Explore some of the most beautiful cities of Bhutan like Thimphu and Paro.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle and transfer to Thimphu for the ni...

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    Glimpses of Bhutan
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    Paro
    d5 Days n4 Nights

    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 Thimph...

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    5 Days Cultural Tour of Bhutan
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    Paro
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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 ...

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    10 Days Trekking at Samtengang in Bhutan
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    Paro
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    About the Activity: Embark in this exciting 10 days 9 nights trekking expedition at Samtengang in Bhutan and get a chance to explore the enduring beauty of this region.Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in an air conditioned shared vehicle Suvs, ...

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    7 Days Sightseeing around Paro in Bhutan
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    Paro
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    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...

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    About the Activity:The roof of the world where the Himalayas are proudly guarding the sensitive valleys and villages, we are talking about the pristine neighbour of India, Bhutan.A tiny country with the largest influence of Buddhism has a lot of significant attractions t...

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    Thimphu
    d10 Days n9 Nights

    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. Exp...

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    About the Activity:Head out on an exciting trip of 8 days 7 nights trip to Bhutan and get a chance to explore the real beauty of Bhutan.Start your trip after reaching the New Jalpaiguri Railway station and then get picked up from the station to the Phuentsholing and chec...

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    Paro
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    About the Activity: Get packed and indulge in this exciting 7 days 6 nights biking tour to Bhutan and witness its amazing beauty.Start your trip from Paro and then begin your adventurous ride through the mesmerizing hills and valleys.Bike through the amazing views of the...

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    Paro
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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 Thimph...

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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 trans...

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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...

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    Phuntsholing
    d7 Days n6 Nights

    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 Rinchendin...

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Attractions

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Paro Tshechu Festival

Held in Paro Dzongkhag district, the Paro Tshechu is one of the sought after festivals and a major attraction in the land of Bhutan. It is one of the biggest religious festivals here. The history of the festivals travels back to 17th century when the founder of Bhutan Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel conducted it annually. The festival continues for 5 days usually during spring time on the 2nd Bhutanese lunar month. It is an opportunity to visualize the rich tradition, culture and custom of Bhutan.

The locals rejoice with both religious dance performances as well as folk dances performed by monks and natives. The last day of the festival is special as on this day a gigantic thangka or embroidery painting is shown to all. The Guru Throngdel shows Buddhist art and it is believed that looking at it also cleanses many sin of viewers.



Festival Time
: March every year
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Wangchuck Wildlife Sanctuary

The sanctuary was officially announced and opened to the public in June 2008. Prior to this, the place was a Contennial Park. It is the largest wildlife park in the Kingdom of Bhutan and is one of the greatest resources of Bhutan’s economy. The park typically shows the characteristics of the Himalayan ranges, blue pine and alpine being the major vegetation of the landscapes.

It covers an area of 4919 sq km and borders 5 districts of Bhutan namely Bhumthang, Gasa, Dzongkhags, Trongsa and Wangduephodrang. Like all other national parks of the country, Wangchuck also inhabits few of the greatest endangered species of Flora and Fauna.



Highlights
: Occasional encounters with Himalayan Black Bear, Royal Bengal tiger and snow leopard. Stunning views of the alpine and blue pine landscape making the park a perfect spot for trekking and mountaineering.

Location
: Gasa

Best Seasons
: March to September and January
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The Tower of Trongsa Museum

This artistic cylindrical 5 storey tower with two smaller towers at each side was built in the year 1652 by the first governor of Bhutan. The tower was strategically built above the Trongsa Dzong on top of a hill to protect the town folks from attacks. Now, the tower is converted into a Museum for the public. The tower has two temples dedicated to Gesar of Ling and Meitreya (Jampa).



Highlights
: The museum has in total 11 galleries exhibiting various artefacts of Buddhist culture and reminiscence of the royalties of Bhutan. The museum displays the remains of the Wangchuck Dynasty, and works of historical significance of Trongsa Dzong. There are dungeons in the tower where British soldiers were kept during Duar War.

Location: Trongsa

Working hours
: Monday to Saturday (9 am to 5 pm) and between November to March till 4pm

Extras
: Lunch (booked in advance) and refreshments are provided
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Cheli La

Located at a height of 3,810 meters above sea level, Cheli La Pass is the highest pass in Bhutan that can be accessed by road. The pass separates the valleys of Haa and Paro and offers stunning views of surrounding area with picturesque beauty. On the way you will get to see he roadside drub chuu with beautiful paintings of Guru Rinpoche with his two wives.

On a bright and clear day of October and November, you can have a spectacular view of the Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and other neighbouring peaks, covered in snow and glittering in sunlight.



Highlights
: A small 2 kilometre detour leads you to Dzongdrakha Goemba, an architectural complex perched on a high ridge and consists of four chapels and a Chorten.

Location
: Between Haa and Paro Valleys in Bhutan.

Timing
: Best time to visit is October to November when the skies are clear.

Prices
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Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek

Take the adventurous Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek in Bhutan that takes you to the splendid heights and lets you experience the great diversity of landscape. Pass through the dense pine forests, lush meadows, pasturelands while soaking in the beauty of snow capped mountains of Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake. It is a long and difficult trek which challenges the most experienced and physically fit trekkers.

You will also pass through the beautiful hamlets and interact with the friendly Bhutanese villagers. The landscape is dotted with Dzongs, temples and monasteries which offers the glimpse of ancient architecture of Bhutan amidst unspoiled tranquillity of nature.



Location
: The trek starts at Gunitsawa and passes through Sharna Zampa, Soi Thangkha, Jangothang, Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomuthang, Robluthang, Limithang, Laya among others to end at Thimphu.

Best Time
: April-June & September- November.

Approx Price
: Per person price 13 day trek is 400,000 BTN.

Difficulty Level
: Difficult
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Jambay Lhakhang Festival

Located on the way to Kurjie Lhakhang, in Bumthang, Jambay Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples founded in 7th century by Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King. As per legends, the king was destined to construct 108 temples in a single day, to suppress a demon in the Himalayan region. This temple is one of those 108 temples. Legend Guru Rimpoche is believed to visit this destination and considered it a sacred and extremely pious destination.

The temple got renovated again in 8th century AD. The temple has more than hundred statues of Gods and Goddesses but the main attraction is the relic of future Buddha. This is a spectacular festival which is celebrated for five days.



Highlights
: A ritualistic naked dance on the fire that attracts huge crowd from all over the country.

Festival time
: In the month of November
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Kurjey Festival

Kurjey Tshechu is a popular festival celebrated in Kurjey temple in Chokhor valley of Bumthang district. There is huge historical significance attached to this temple as well as the festival. According to the legends Guru Rimpoche meditated here for the suppression of evil spirits in this region. There are three major temples in Kurjey.

The first temple was built in 1652 on the location where Guru Rimpoche meditated, the second one on the place where Guru left his body imprint and the third built in 1990 which holds images of Guru Rimpoche. The Kurjey festival is one of the important religious occasions for the locals of the place. It is a social gathering as well as a time to seek blessing and enjoy victory of good over evil. It is a festival that displays the golden traditions of Bhutan and the rich cultural heritage.



Highlights
: special mask dance

Festival time
: In 10th day of 10th month of lunar calendar
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Phobjikha Valley

A perfect getaway for nature and wildlife lovers, Phobjikha valley in Bhutan is one of the most spectacular natural settings one may find in Bhutan. Located on the incline of Black Mountains Park, this bowl shaped glacial valley an important wildlife preserve land of the country as it sits on the edge of the Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.

With an assortment of flora and fauna species, this valley provides an excellent opportunity to experience the wildlife from close. The biggest draw to the valley is black-necked cranes. Apart from that one can also see Himalayan black bears, sambars, leopards and red foxes among other mammal species.

 

Highlights
: Visit to the Gangte Goemba, a magnificent Bhutanese architecture that provides a spectacular view of the entire valley. Get all the information you need about the black necked cranes at Black-Necked Crane Information Centre.

Location
: Wangdue district.

Timing
: N/A

Prices
: N/A

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