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  • How about taking your backpack, camera and capturing all the amazing things to do in Bhutan. If you are a little inquisitive about the cultural and historic importance of the place then it is best to take a tour to Bhutan from Paro. But if sports is what excites you then it is best to be a part of Royal Thimphu Golf Club which is beautifully situated above Trashi Chhoe Dzong.

    You can make your trip adventurous by going in for a rock climbing expedition of Vertical Bhutan where people are enthusiastic to climb ‘The Nose’ which is located in the south west part of Thimphu.

    Here Are Some Of The Things To Do In Bhutan:


  • Adventurous Things to Do in Bhutan

  • 01Rafting

    Image Credit :  Zachary Collier
    Unlike the typecast image of rafting where you are going against the rapids and strong currents while screaming with joy and thrill, rafting in Bhutan gives you the pleasure to gently float down the river while soaking in the surrounding beauty and moving through some modest yet exhilarating rapids.

    Instead of the thrilling adrenaline rush throughout the rafting, you will get time to marvel at the exquisiteness of the lush green valleys and watching rare birds while also enjoying the exciting time as you run the rapids.

    Image Credits : Zachary Collier



    Location
    : Approximately 16 km of rafting route of Po Chu River with moderate rapids and 10 km of rafting route of Mo Chu River are most popular rafting courses in Bhutan.

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

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price for one raft which can hold eight people and a local guide is 30,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate.
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  • 02Trekking

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    With its stunning natural landscape, snow capped mountains, stretches of pastureland, lush green valleys, dense mixed forests and crystal clear lakes, Bhutan offers an excellent opportunity to undertake a trekking adventure. The varied landscape of Bhutan provide for easy to excruciating trekking opportunities for both beginners and experts.

    Some of the treks are demanding and require certain level of physical fitness. These treks take you to the most unspoiled and remote parts of the country where the beauty of the pristine landscape will enthral you. Interact with the local villagers and experience the rich culture and tradition of the country.

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    Location: Druk Path Trek, Jomolhari Trek, Snowman Trek Nabji Korphu Trek, Merak Sakteng Trek and several other treks are available in Bhutan.

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

    Approx Price
    : Price varies depending upon the trek from 150,000 BTN to 900,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate to Challenging
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  • 03Bhutan Bike Trip 2017

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    About the Destination:

    Bhutan is a country that is home to one of the oldest cultures and civilisations in the world, with a history can be traced to as far back as 2000BC. Making it a country that, is rich in heritage, customs and culture. However, this ancient land is also currently adapting itself to the modern ways of the world without giving up on its roots, which makes this country with an identity and character of its own.

    This Bhutan bike trip will take you on a tour across several cities and towns – each that is enlightening, yet mystifying in its own ways. Witness stunning landscapes comprising of majestic mountains, exquisite architecture and unpopulated regions. Experience the spirit of Bhutan bike tour and rest assured, there is no better way to learn the ways of a country.

    About the Departure with Details:

    A bike trip along the magnificent routes of Bhutan will introduce you to a land of rich diversities. From food to culture to people, every element contributes in making this country a splendid one. Visit the cities of Thimphu and Bagdogra – the country’s largest cities and watch a civilization striving to keep pace with the emerging modernity.

    The smaller towns of Paro, Trongsa and Punakha will guide you through a lifestyle rather different from your own. Stunning valley views, friendly people, strong religious bonds an  exciting marketplaces it makes for a fulfilled and self-reliant environment. Treat your senses to aesthetics, colours and splendour in a form you have never witnessed before!

    Activities: Bike Riding, Sightseeing.

    Duration: 9N/10D

    Temperature Range: 10 to 25 degrees Celcius.

    Difficulty Level: Moderate. 

  • 047 Days Luxury Camping with Wilderness in Bhutan

    7 Days Luxury Camping with Wilderness in Bhutan
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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 adventure
    • Start your tour by exploring the capital city, Thimphu after getting picked up from the airport.
    • Discover some of its exotic locations like Takin sanctuary, Santeygang view point, Changangkha Lhakhang , Farmer market etc.
    • Drive through the serene landscapes as you proceed with your tour to Punakha via Dochu la pass. On the way visit, Chimi Lhakhang.
    • Enjoy the various other exotic locations during the tour and end your trip at Paro with lots of amazing memories. 
  • 0512 Days Dagala Trek in Bhutan

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    About the Activity:

    • Delight in this 12 days 11 nights trekking expedition that enables you to witness the stunning beauty of this region. 
    • Get picked up from the airport in a shared vehicle and transfer to the hotel for the night.
    • Enjoy trekking in the roads of Genekha, Gur, Labatama, Jaduna, Japhuna,Talekha and Thimphu.
    • Hike through lush-green thickets while enjoying the scenic landscapes comprising of stunning waterfalls, tea estates, green paddy’s sprawling the region.
    • Experience the diversified flora and fauna with a trip to yak herding camps – get ready to be astonished with the scenic appeal and the tranquility of this entire place.
    • Witness the culture and historical sites of Bhutan like never before.
    • End this exciting tour after getting dropped back to the airport and depart for home.
  • 06Pilgrim’s Valley Trek in Bhutan

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    About the Activity:

    • This easy to moderate trip aims to illustrate Bhutan's essential inherent charms within a program that is not overly strenuous.
    • Visit sacred sites in Paro to Bumthang, journeying across this allegorical shin to retrace the steps of Guru Rinpoche, the most eminent of Bhutan's long line of holy figures.
    • Embark on a trek through Bumthang's stunningly beautiful landscape, a setting that is both a tremendously rich source of natural life and stirring legend.
    • Join the unique blend of reverence and gaiety at one of Bhutan's many Buddhist festivals.


  • 07Nabji Korphu Community Based Trek

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    About the Activity:

    • The Nabji Trail is an ideal posy-harvest/winter trekking set out in Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.
    • This park proudly boasts a rich ecological environment, located in Central Bhutan it’s also home to several culture rich agricultural villages.
    • This trail is a 6 day low altitude trek through six different villages located inside the park
    • On this trek you can marvel and the varied wildlife and probably spot a Golden Langur which is only found in Bhutan and parts of Assam
    • Community tourism aims towards creating awareness on natural and environmental issues to conserve nature through tourism awareness programs.
    • Engage in this one of a kind trek and take in the beauty of a well preserved haven.
  • 08Kayaking

    Image Credit :  Zachary Collier
    The majestic rivers of Bhutan offer plenty of opportunity for adventure water sports like Kayaking. The six key rivers in Bhutan and their tributaries provide a variety of courses perfect for amateur as well as veteran kayakers. The water adventure sport tourism is relatively new in Bhutan. However, the bountiful rivers with currents ranging from slow to violent provide perfect opportunity to savour the adrenaline rush in the body amidst the beauty of nature.

    Image Credits : Zachary Collier



    Location
    : The six major rivers in Bhutan are fed by the melting Himalayan glaciers and provide excellent kayaking routes. Paro Valley, Trongsa and Punakha Valley are the places to go for Kayaking.

    Best time/season
    : March to April and October to November
    .

    Approx Price: The approximate price is 13,500 BTN for first two people and 2,500 BTN for each person after that.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy to advance Kayak routes are available for beginners as well as veterans.
  • 09Cycling

    The challenging climb and the exhilarating descent, dense mixed forest and lush meadows, traditional villages and ancient Dzongs, cycling in Bhutan is an amazing way to connect with the unspoiled nature of the country. It is also a unique way of experiencing the rich culture and tradition of the country and its warm countrymen. The mountainous and craggy landscape of Bhutan offers great opportunity for on road as well as off road cycling.

    The country has diverse cycling routes that are suitable for both beginners and experts alike. The smooth roads provide a smoother ride while the rough terrains challenge the bikers.



    Location
    : Most cycling tours in Bhutan start in Paro Valley and passes through Thimphu, Dochula, Punakha valley, Bumthang and Ura.

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

    Approx Price
    : The approximate price for a guided 13 days cycling tour start from 350,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Challenging
  • 10Rock Climbing

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    Rock Climbing is a sport which is full of adventure and thrill. In Bhutan, Rock Climbing was initiated by the “Vertical Bhutan Climbing Club” as early as 1998. Rock climbing in Bhutan is an amazing adventure that you can undertake amidst the breathtaking view of the country. The club offers all the climbing equipments and training to the climbers. The climbing rock is known as the Nose and is located right above the capital city Thimpu.

    Thirteen climbing routes with varying degree of difficulty, take you to the top. Dead Man Walking, Easy Peasy, Reach N Preach, Wedding Presentand Half Moon are some of the climbing routes to reach the Nose.

    Location
    : Vertical Bhutan Climbing Club is the only rock climbing club located in Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan.

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

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate to challenging.
  • 11Fishing

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    The unexplored and mystical land of Bhutan, with its glacier fed rivers and a number of rich lakes, is a great place for fishing tours. Since, the country has been isolated from the world outside, the numbers of fish species found here are not certain. Snow trout and brown trout are the most common type of fishes found. From large rivers to small streams, there are a number of fishing spots in Bhutan.

    However, you need to seek a permit to catch fishes in Bhutan. Moreover, there are a few law enactments for fishing that you need to know. For instance, the fishing is allowed only on catch and release basis.

    Image Credits : Sean Maurik



    Location
    : Paro Valley, Trongsa Region, Thimphu Valley, Lhuentse Region and Bumthang Valleys are the places where fishing is permitted.

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

    Approx Price
    : Fishing permit fee is approximately 700 BTN for a day.

    Difficulty Leve
    l: Easy
  • 12Mountain Biking

    The culturally rich and naturally endowed land of Bhutan offers outstanding opportunity to savour the landscape, traditions and flora and fauna of the country while enjoying the adventures of mountain biking. There are ample climbs and thrilling descents as well as smooth paved roads to cater to the needs of all types of mountain bikers. The downhill rides are also available for those looking for some adrenaline rush.

    The unspoiled natural beauty and the ancient Buddhist culture that colours this land offers an amazing experience to all mountain bikers. The guided tours are available and the bikes can be rented.



    Location
    : Paro Valley, Punakha, Phobjikha Valley, Tongsa, Wangthang La, Wamrong and many other locations in Bhutan are ideal for mountain biking.

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

    Approx Price
    : Average price for mountain biking tour is 300,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderate to extremely challenging
  • 13Archery

    Image Credit : Zachary Collier
    Archery was declared as the national sport in Bhutan in 1971. However, the history and tradition of archery in the country dates back to six hundred B.C. The sport has started gaining popularity in the late 1920s. Now the archery is an important part of life in Bhutan. There are many archery tournaments held in each and every village of Bhutan as a mark of festivities and competition. In fact, any festival in Bhutan is rendered incomplete without archery competition.

    Traditionally the archers use the bamboo made arrows and bows. However, the participants of the tournament use modern equipment. The archery tournament completes by the colorful and vibrant dancing. The sport has become a way to celebrate the life of Bhutanese people.


    Location
    : The archery tournaments are held throughout the Bhutan. Each and every village organizes and competes in these tournaments.
  • 14Wildlife Safari

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    Being isolated from the outside world and its modernization for too long and the deep seated Buddhist value of preserving and respecting the nature have made Bhutan one of the finest places in the world to witness the biodiversity of flora and fauna. Unarguably, this land of Himalayan kingdom is a paradise for those who love to connect with the wild.

    Asiatic elephants, black bear, leopards, tiger and golden langur among other mammals can be seen in their natural habitat. You also have the chance to get the glimpse of the mighty beast, Tiger. The wildlife safaris, tiger safaris and bird watching tours are held through the dense forests.

    Image Credits : International Fund for Animal Welfare Animal Rescue Blog



    Location
    : The dense forests of Mo Chhu River and various hills and mountains of Bhutan.

    Best time/season
    : April to June and September to November

    Approx Price
    : For 15 days Tiger Safari tour, the approximate price is 250,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy.
  • Things to See in Bhutan

  • 15Visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Paro)

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    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.

    Image Credits : Arian Zwegers



    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.

    Difficulty Level
    : Moderately challenging.
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  • 16Attend Festivals

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    Bhutan was declared as the land of gross national happiness. The Bhutanese culture is coloured with a number of traditions and festivals that are celebrated throughout the country with much rigour and gusto. Taking a festival tour to this country of beautiful natural scenery and colourful celebrations offers you the opportunity to enjoy and experience the vibrant local traditions of the country.

    Tsechu is one of the most important cultural festivals and is held year round, throughout the country at various temples, monasteries and Dzongs. The festival is a blend of colours, dance, music, food and laughter. Famous mask dance is one of the biggest draw for tourists all around the world. Other than that you can also witness the sword dance or holy ceremonies.

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    Location
    : Throughout Bhutan

    Best time/season
    : A customized tour itinerary can be created according to the dates of the festivals.
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  • 17Visit Punakha Dzong (Punakha)

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    Bhutan is renowned for its marvellous ancient architecture scattered throughout the land. Punakha Dzong is one such beautiful architecture and offers a stunning sight of the luminous aura of the white washed walls on a bright sunny day. Golden, red and black painted woods add to the charisma of this striking architecture.

    The Dzong is surrounded by the splendid natural beauty with lush green hills and clear blue sky as a backdrop. The Dzong is also of historical and traditional importance in Bhutan. For a long time it served as the capital. It also preserves the remains of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and holy artefact Ranjung Karsapani.

     

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    Location
    : Located at the confluence of beautiful rivers of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu in Punakha & Khuruthang , Bhutan.

    Best time/season
    : The best time to visit the Punakha Dzong is mid-May when lavender coloured jacaranda trees blossom.
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  • 18Visit Dochula Pass (Thimphu)

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    Dochula Pass is a scenic spot located more than ten thousand feet above sea level, while going from Punakha to Thimphu. It is one of the most renowned destinations for tourists in Bhutan. The place offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow laden mountains and the breathtaking view of the colourful flags fluttering in the wind and 108 Chortens. Druk Wangyal Chorten was constructed by Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk.

    The chortens and Druk Wangyal Lhakhang temple with beautiful ornate details against the lush green forest backdrop make this spot famous among locals and tourists alike. The Dochu La Wangyal Festival where the colourful mask dance can be witnessed also makes this place illustrious.

    Image Credits : Ratan Sebastian



    Location: The Pass is located at a height of 10,171 ft on east-west Road from Thimpu to Punakha.

    Best time/season: March to May and September to November.
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  • 19Visit Rinpung Dzong (Paro)

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    One of the finest architectural structures of Bhutan is the impressive Rinpung Dzong, more commonly known as the Paro Dzong. The name of this renowned Dzong literally translates to ‘'Fortress on a Heap of Jewels'. Surrounded by the scenic beauty, this marvellous Dzong has a long history and is of significant traditional importance.

    The Dzong was constructed in 1644 on order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and has historically contributed significantly in defending the Paro Valley. The white washed walls and golden, red and black painted and carved wood add to the elegance and royalty of the architecture. It is also the site of the famous masked dance of Tsechu festival of Paro.

    Image Credits : Gary Ashley



    Location
    : Rinpung Dzong is located atop the hill above Pachu in Paro.

    Best time/season
    : March to May and September to November. During the Tsechu festival you can enjoy the local masked dance.
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  • 20Trongsa Dzong

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    Trongsa Dzong is famous for being the largest dzong fortress in Bhutan overlooking the mind blowing gorge of the Mangde River. A temple was established first in 1543 and in 1647, the first dzong replaced it. This dzong has a lot of importance in terms of administration and it is the headquarters of Trongza Government.

    This extensive complex possesses some exemplary architectural nuances set on different levels. It houses 25 temples as well along with the beautiful courtyards, passageways, corridors and scenic surrounding. December or January will host a five day festival at the temple which symbolizes the victory of Buddhism over evil and every monastery in Bhutan takes part in this festival.

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    Location: Trongsa District, Bhutan

    Timings: 06:00 AM to 05:00 PM and till 04:00 PM in winter

    Price: Entry is free

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  • 218 Days Cultural Tour to Bhutan

    8 Days Cultural Tour to Bhutan
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    About the Activity:
    • This cultural tour will enable you to see the beautiful and mesmerizing valleys and mountains of Bhutan in a whole new light.
    • Start your tour after getting picked up from the airport in a shared vehicle and drive to Thimphu
    • Over the 8 day tour, you will unravel the beautiful sights such as Punakha Dzong, Thimphu and Tiger's Nest.
    • You will also be embarking on hikes and short walks to the valleys and mountains that will enchant you to no end.
    • Explore the offbeat and under the radar sights of Bhutan and return enchanted.
    • End your tour after getting dropped back to the airport and head back home with lots of memories.
  • 22Experience Nimalung Tsechu Festival in Bhutan

    Experience Nimalung Tsechu Festival in Bhutan
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    About the Activity:

    • Bhutan, this beautiful country is closely related to its traditional past. Embark on this delightful trip that provides an insight into the culture and lifestyle of people here.
    • From the sacred temples of Paro to the spiritual sanctuary of Bumthang, this trip takes you through cultural and ecological landscapes of this place.
    • Your tour focuses on Bumthang and Thimphu. Bumthang is Bhutan's spiritual heartland. Attend a local Buddhist festival called Nimalung-tsechu, an event that perfectly captures traditional Bhutanese culture.
    • Explore the stunning fusion of the old and new with a trip to the nation’s capital – Thimphu.


  • 23Bird Watching

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    The mystical land of Bhutan has been endowed with rich natural beauty and biodiversity. The prevalent Buddhist culture profoundly believed in preserving and deeply revering the nature. Today, this Himalayan province is one of the most important places of biological significance in the world. The country boasts of gamut of rare bird species and flora and fauna.

    With over six hundred bird species including the endemic and endangered, the country has been considered a paradise for the bird watchers. Imperial Heron and rare Black-Necked Crane both of which are endangered bird species can be spotted in the country along with Beautiful Nuthatch and Blyth’s Kingfisher.

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    Location
    : Phobjikha Valley, Bumthang, Bomdeling, Trongsa, Tingtibi, Punakha and Thimphu among others places are ideal for bird watching.

    Best time/season
    : The spring season from mid March to late May.

    Approx Price
    : Average price for 18 day birding tour is 400,000 BTN.

    Difficulty Level
    : Easy
  • 24Hot Spring Therapy

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    Hot springs, more commonly known as Tshachus in Bhutan, are believed to have healing properties. For centuries, the local people of Bhutan have visited these hot springs to cure themselves of body aches and sinus. They have the centuries old tradition to visit the hot springs in the months of winter.

    There are many hot springs across the country. Small treks surrounded by beautiful forests on a backdrop of snowy mountains will take you to one of the hot springs where the bath houses are made with bathing facilities.


    Location
    : The hot springs are located throughout the country. The main hot springs are Gasa Tshachus which is ten hour trek from Punakha, Dur Tshachu located in Bumthang, Duenmang Tshachu located on the riverside of Mangde Chu and Gelephu Tshachu in southern Bhutan.

    Best time/season
    : Winters

    Approx Price
    : Price for 10 day hot spring tour is 200,000 BTN.
  • 25Meditation and Retreat

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    With the prevalent Buddhist culture in Bhutan, yoga, meditation and meditation retreats are widespread. The undisturbed scenic beauty and meditation retreats on high hills, makes this country a paradise for those who are looking for some undisturbed silence and inner peace. There are meditation and yoga centres throughout the kingdom.

    Apart from the temple and monasteries, most hotels in Bhutan also provide for meditation and yoga session facilities.Whether you want a meditation and retreat tour or you want to take solitary route, Bhutan has a lot to offer you when it comes to connecting with your inner self and the nature.



    Location
    : Almost all the hotels, temples and monasteries in Bhutan has meditation and yoga centres.

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

    Approx Price
    : Price for 15 day meditation retreat tour including meals, accommodation, transport, guide and visit to attractions, is 400,000 BTN.
  • 26Visit Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)

    Image Credit :  Michael Foley
    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.

    Image Credits : Xiaojun Deng



    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.

  • 27Visit Tashichho Dzong (Thimpu Dzong) (Thimphu)

    Image Credit : Andrea Williams
    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.

    Image Credits : Andrea Williams



    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.
  • 28Visit Chimi L'hakhang Temple (Punakha)

    Image Credit : Denis De Mesmaeker
    One of the most revered temples of Bhutan, Chimi L’hakhang is considered as the temple of fertility, dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as the Divine Madman. Lama Drukpa Kuenley is a legendry saint in Bhutan, who is much revered in the country but because of his unusual way of teaching, he is considered an eccentric.

    People from all across the country come to the temple to pray for children. The couples visiting the temple are sanctified with a wooden phallus, the imitation of the saint’s iron bow and arrows and his scriptures. Surrounded by the abundant paddy fields this temple is a must visit.

    Image Credits : Olivier Lejade



    Location
    : The temple lies on the edge of the Lobesa valley on the confluence of the borders of Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang.

    Best time/season
    : The best time to visit the Chimi L'hakhang Temple is spring and autumn.
  • 29Weekend Market of Thimphu

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    The prominent place in Bhutan where one can get the fresh produce is the weekend market of Thimphu. A visit to the market should not be avoided from the list of things to do in Bhutan. It starts in the after-noon every Friday and ends on Sunday in the afternoon. Vendors with the best and the cheapest vegetables and fruits come and settle on their permanent stall on Friday. People from all sorts come here to grab the fresh stuff at the best price and this is the time the society catches up the weekly buzzes happening around. 

    The collection of goods varies from different types of vegetables to pulses, cereals, fruits, fish and meat. Along with edibles, one can easily find handicrafts, textiles, religious stuff, baskets and other similar things. From Friday 07:00 AM to Sunday 07:00 PM, anyone can enter the market and get the things.

    Location: Chhogyal Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

    Price: Entry is fee

  • 30Kyichu Lhakhan

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    The beautiful Paro district in Bhutan has a lot of attractions within it but Kyichu Lhakhan prompts a lot of tourists toward it every time. This Himalayan Buddhist temple is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan which was built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songstan Gampo. It is believed to have a lot of precious stuff inside the temple hidden by the ancient rulers. It possesses another belief as well that says the two orange trees in the courtyard bear fruits throughout the year. 

    Tributes to the deities named Vahrasattva, Palchen Heruka, Vajrakilaya etc have been done here from the earlier times. Located amidst the scenic nature, the temple holds 11 Buddha statues and other architecturally intriguing stuff. A visit to Paro will give you the opportunity to spend almost one hour at the temple offering prayers and enjoying the surrounding.

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    Location: Lamgong Gewog, Paro 12001, Bhutan

    Price: Entry is free

  • 31Simtokha Dzonga

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    Located in the southern part of Thimphu, Simtokha Dzonga is another Buddhist temple that was built in the year of 1629 under the guidance of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. Mark the temple as a must visit and it could be counted as one of the best things to do in Bhutan. The temple houses Yeshay Gonpo or Mahakala which is belived to be the chief protective deity of Bhutan. It is placed inside the 12 sided central tower or Utse as people call it.

    A number of different types of paintings, statues etc of Buddha are displayed inside the temple such as the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rimpoche, Shakya Gyalpo, the Buddha of Compassion etc and many other carvings which are explicitly portrayed. There is a belief about the temple saying it was constructed to subdue an evil spirit that had disturbed the travelers of this region continuously.

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    Location: Semtokha, Bhutan

    Price: Entry is free

  • 32Chele La Pass

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    Termed as one of the highest motor-able pass in Bhutan which is at a height of 13000 feet, the Chele La pass goes through lush green forests extending an amazing view of the serene nature. Trekking to the view point is considered to be one of the exciting things to do in Bhutan. The majestic views of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake will also be a visual treat while you cross the trails. 

    During the winter, the beauty of the pass just heightens up and one will get to behold a mélange of waterfalls, frozen rivers, alpine flowers and much more snow. Visitors are allowed any time to enter and explore the pass. As winter adds more charm to the whole surrounding, trekkers prefers to face adventure at its best at Chele La Pass.

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    Location: Paro, Bhutan

    Price: Entry is free

  • 33National Memorial Chorten

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    National Memorial Chorten is one of the important religious center in Bhutan. This building holds the remarkable features of Tibetan architectural style. A bunch of Bhutanese comes on a regular basis to offer prayers at this temple. Built as a memorial to Jigme Dorji Wangchuk, the temple extends such a peaceful ambience equally adopting elder people and children.

    The architecture itself makes the temple one of the most visited landmarks of Bhutan. The structure has a classical stupa with golden spirals and bells along with a pyramidal pillar that has a crescent and sun on the top. Also, the alluring annexes facing the four directions bring forth a specific charm.


    Location: Doeboom Lam, Thimphu

    Price: Entry is free

  • 34National Institute for Zorig Chusum

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    13 traditional arts of Bhutan have been included in the course subjects at National Institute for Zorig Chusum which provides four to six years courses in each topic. But the institute bears the name of ‘the painting school’ in general. The students coming to attend the courses mainly focus on painting, embroidery, sculpturing, clay modeling, wood carving etc. 

    The incomparable skills and enduring passion the students at this institute are to be appreciated well. From March to June and from August to September are the best times to visit the institute. Visitors are allowed to explore the institution from 10:00 AM to noon and from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM on working days (Monday to Friday). On Saturdays, the timing is from 10:00 AM to noon. 

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    Location: Pedzoe Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

    Price: For SAARC and adults it is Nu 100

  • 35Experience Buddhism

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    Vajrayana Buddhism is the state religion of Buddhism and majority of the population follows Buddhism. On your tour, one of the things to do in Bhutan is experiencing the influence of Buddhism in almost everything here. Bhutan is rich with Buddhist monasteries and convents where you can find monks and nuns offering prayers to the different bodhisattvas in the accompaniment of a variety of instruments.

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    Chortens are the prominent religious spots where people come in large numbers to pray and pay tribute to Buddha. Taktsang Dzong, Punakha Dzong, Tango monastery, Tongsa etc are some of the very influential and visited temples of Buddhism in Bhutan.

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