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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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Attractions

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The National Memorial Chorten

The National Memorial Chorten is a Memorial Stupa of Thimphu which is also known as the Thimphu Chorten. It is a stupa located on the Doeboom Lam in the southern-central end of the city.

Highlights: The National Memorial Chorten is a stupa that was built in the year 1974 to honor the third Druk Gyalpo, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. It is one of the quintessential landmarks of the city given its golden bells and spires. Regarded as the most visible religious landmark in Bhutan, it is a must visit for all. Highlights:

Location: The National Memorial Chorten is located in Chhoten Lam in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place from dawn to dusk everyday.

Pricing: Entry to the National Memorial Chorten is free.
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Drukgyel Dzong

The remnants of once flourishing Drukgeyl Dzong echo many stories. The Dzong sits on a path that connects Paro Valley to the Tibet through the Tremo La pass. In the past, it was a significant trade route and the Dzong was a major administrative centre. In 1951, the Dzong was destroyed by a fire and the charred walls and beams are still visible.

The complex consists of a Chorten, chapel and ruins of big towers. An adventurous climb leads you to the ruins where you can admire the once proud and regal building.



Highlight
: There is something mystical about taking a walk in the historical ruins of the Dzong. On the way you can get a view of the majestic Mount Jhomolhari's snow laden peak, on a clear day.

Location
: The Dzong is located in Paro valley and is about 25 minutes drive away from Paro International Airport.

Price
: N/A
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Kichu Lakhang

The Kichu Lhakhang temple is one of the most iconic Himalayan Buddhist temple in Bhutan and attracts a huge tourist footfall owing to how old and beautiful it is. The temple was built in the 659 AD but its grandeur is still very visible.

Highlights: Since Bhutan is famous for its temple, you can't miss out on the Kichu Lhakhang which is just a short drive from the city of Paro. There are various additional buildings and a highly noticeable golden roof all of which was made in the year 1839 by the Governor of city Paro. There are prayer wheels around the temple and you can try spinning around the temple to worship the idol.

Location: Lango Gewog, Paro, Bhutan.

Timings: No official timings given by the temple but ideal to visit during early morning or evening.

Pricing: Visiting the temple is completely free of cost for everyone.
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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
: N/A
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Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Paro)

Taktsang Palphug Monastery or more popularly known as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery is one of the most revered pilgrimage place in the Himalayan province. It is also one of the most visited tourists destination in Bhutan and is a place that showcases the great traditional values of the country.

Uniquely located on top of the mountain 1200 meters above the Paro Valley, this monastery is surrounded by the scenic beauty. This white building topped with the golden roof on the back drop of blue sky and lush green hills look stunning. The centuries old legend of this monastery makes it more mystical. The isolated location of Tiger’s Nest can only be reached by following the gruelling mountain paths.



Location
: The Tiger’s Nest Monastery is located in Paro, approximately 10 kilometres away from the city.

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

Approx Price: N/A

Difficulty Level
: Moderately challenging.
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The Annual Black-Necked Crane Festival

The Annual Black-necked Crane Festival –is a popular festival celebrated in the Gangtey Gompa courtyard in Phobjikha valley, with a purpose of passing a massage to all human races. The motive behind this festival is to conserve and protect the endangered black necked cranes. In this festival the locals rejoice on the arrival of the majestic bird in their lives during the winter months.

In this festival one can view several cultural programs, celebration with folk music and dances based on the theme of conserving the species and dramas on the same content. The drama is usually shown by school children to create awareness on environment conservation. Phobjikha Environment Management Committee (PEMC), organizes the event which became almost a part of the culture in Phobjikha valley



Highlights
: sight of crane dance

Festival time
: In the month of November
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Zuri Dzong

In the year 1352, Zuri Dzong was built as a fort with a 5 storey main building. This is very well protected even today by a bridge and double walls.

Highlights: Zuri Dzong has some phenomenally fine murals in the upper chapels. One of these murals is dedicated to the protector Zaa. You can undertake a hike from Gönsaka Lhakhang to the Zuri Dzong. The peak of the Zuri Dzong is an ideal spot to have a bird eye view of the complete Paro Valley. This is the oldest Dzong of Bhutan. Here you can come across a cave where Buddha once came in the 8th century to meditate. This peaceful pace allows both the tourists and Bhutanese to soak in the tranquil which radiates from the extraordinary view. It is something that you can stare at for hours in absolute awe and wonder.

Location: It is located in Paro in Bhutan.

Timings: Can be visited anytime

Pricing: There is no entry fee to Zuri Dzong.
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Trongsa Dzong

Not many would be familiar with Dzong fortress until they see the Tongsa Dzong before their own eyes. It is the largest fortress in the country of Bhutan and holds a huge historical significance. It has been renovated many a times since it was built due to natural disasters as well as general maintenance.

Highlights: For all those interested in how administration of a country took place in the past era must visit the Tongsa Dzong to witness it. The place is also a major monastic complex with over 200 monks with whom you can interact. You can also visit the Ta Dzong which is a watch tower and was initially built with the purpose of watching enemies.

Location: It is located at the Trongsa District in Bhutan.

Timings: You can visit the place as and when you like, there are no timing restrictions.

Pricing: It is completely free of cost.

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Traveller Tales from Bhutan

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Ganak Chopra

08 July 2019

This was a 7 day tour and i was with my husband. We have explored Bhutan completely and we were so happy in the end by the arrangements made by Thrillophilia.

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Draupadi Menon

08 July 2019

The tour was completely amazing,..everything was nicely arranged..the guide was well behaved and professional..would like to visit bhutan again.

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Anurag Devar

08 July 2019

This place is great with all the man-made and natural wonders. We got wonderful experience with wonderful services.

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Damayanti Verma

27 March 2019

this is the best budget package that has all the inclusions. I am hapy with the trip. Would recommended it

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Rati Gill

08 July 2019

Bhutan was in my bucketlist and then i came across this package and couldnot resist. Perfect

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Vimala Bharadwaj

08 July 2019

Got to see a lot of what I was hoping to see great tour

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Chatur Tandon

27 March 2019

Bhutan was my dream destination and it finally got fulfilled. Thank to Thrillophilia who helped me everytime from booking to travelling to returning. Arrangements were nice at every places. At some pla...

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Devvrat Adiga

08 July 2019

Experienced bhutan at it's best. This trip was much needed. Great itinerary and the meals were the best part.

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Bhushan Abbott

08 July 2019

we both enjoyed the trip and spend some quality time with each other.