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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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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
: N/A
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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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