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Bhutan

Immerse yourself in this picturesque Himalayan kingdom with their magnificent castle-like monasteries, ancient forests, aromatic delicacies, and the vibrant festivals. The adventurous you will not be disappointed either. Bhutan, being located in the Himalayas, is the perfect place for exciting adventure activities like circuit treks, kayaking, rafting, and paragliding.
For a very long time now, Bhutan has had a policy of controlled tourism, which has helped maintain its pristine forests and preserve its unique culture. Protecting nature and culture is part of the Bhutanese value system and is an important aspect of the traditional way of life in Bhutan, and we at un[travel] are aligned to these values.

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Things to do

Bird Watching in Phobjikha - Bhutan is a paradise for birds and bird-watchers. The non-intrusive bird-watching experience in Phobjikha and Bumthang is an experience one should not miss. Spot the vulnerable Imperial Heron and the rare Black-Necked Crane amongst various other species.

Village walk in My Gakidh Village - This village in Thimphu provides visitors a wonderful experience to see the Bhutanese way of life. This community-based eco-tourism initiative allows visitors to trek through beautiful villages and pristine natural landscape.

Bumthang Cultural Trek - An easy three-day trek that takes you through beautiful valleys and along clear, trout-filled rivers of the ‘cultural heartland’ of Bhutan. Ancient temples, number of small villages and the Pephe La pass makes this a great circuit.

Related Trips

  • Impact: Homestays and farm-stays provide an opportunity to understand the deep-rooted culture. The money supports the family as well as the community around it. Staying at villages helps mitigate local emigration towards towns and cities.

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  • Fantasies will fall short when you meet reality in Bhutan. A landscape that is beyond your wildest imagination. Of precariously perched monasteries and a forest cover of over 70 percent, Bhutan is truly pristine.

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  • Visiting the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon' is a true bliss and if you are short on time, this is the perfect itinerary for you. Of precariously perched monasteries and a forest cover of over 70 percent, Bhutan is truly pristine. The cultural richness of Thimphu comes alive with its monasteries and the art of thangka paintings. The birding paradise of Punakha and the glacial valley of Phobjikha stir up the best of emotions in you.

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  • Apart from the gorgeous landscapes and age-old monasteries, Bhutan also exemplifies royalty. Monarchy is still intact in this part of the world. Of precariously perched monasteries and a forest cover of over 70 percent, Bhutan is truly pristine. The cultural richness of Thimphu comes alive with its monasteries and the art of thangka paintings. The birding paradise of Punakha will leave you wanting for more.

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  • The last remaining great Himalaya Kingdom, Bhutan remains to be one such country that has a firm grasp on tradition and culture even during the modern times. It boasts magnificent mountain scenery, incredible architecture and a colourful cultural heritage. Blessed with an extraordinary range of natural habitats, from subtropical valleys to alpine peaks, Bhutan is also home to some exceptional wildlife.

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  • A small little kingdom, Bhutan has done wonders in terms of both conservation and a monarchy that has changed with changing times. The 'land of the thunder dragon', is interestingly rich when measured by its citizens 'gross national happiness'. Of precariously perched monasteries and a forest cover of over 70 percent, Bhutan is truly pristine.

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People who've travelled with us

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Karthik Shetty

un[travelled] to Bhutan

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Best time to visit October to June

Spring (March, April, May) and autumn (September, October, November) are the best time to visit Bhutan. The mild weather during these months makes it a perfect time to visit the country. Thimphu Festival and Black-Necked Crane Festival - usually takes places at the end of September or early October. It is also the right time to think about Jomolhari trekking, river rafting and kayaking. Marathon enthusiasts can take part in Bhutan International marathon. Snowfall can be expected in winter- from December, January, and February. Consider travelling in June or December for low season price while still having favourable weather. A penny saved is a penny earned!

August 12.6/22.10 C
September 10.9/18.70 C
October 6.3/15.70 C
November 2.8/130 C
December 0.0/11.40 C
January -2.1/7.50 C

How to reach

Air

  • The only international airport in Bhutan is in Paro, located west of the capital, Thimphu. Drukair and Bhutan Airlines are the only airlines which service in Bhutan.

  • There is a domestic airport in Bumthang that is connected to Paro by Tashi Air. Domestic flights are available but there are no daily services.

Road

  • The country have fairly good road network, except the northern region.

  • Most of Bhutan's roads are mountainous with lots of winding turns.Remember, self-driving though can definitely be an adventure!

  • Toyota Coaster Buses are cheap and are fairly comfortable.

  • Taxis or share taxis are arguably the best way to go about, as there are not many options for you to choose from. The prices of these hires can be negotiated directly.

Blogs

  • bhutan-blog1

    Scenic valleys and peaceful Gompas - The story of Tawang and places nearby

    In 1959, as the Southern Hemisphere saw Comrade Guevara and his rebel troops' march into Havana, the North saw Tibet's beloved spiritual leader walk into exile in India fearing Chinese annihilation...

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  • bhutan-blog2

    Top 5 places to visit in Bhutan

    Bhutan defies generalisations. In this Buddhist Kingdom, you'll find harmonious co-existence of serene monasteries and adrenaline-pumping adventure activities....

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  • bhutan-blog3

    On top of the world: Bhutan's mighty mountains

    The most elusive part of the great Himalayan Mountains is, perhaps, located in Bhutan. Also known as the 'Mountain Fortress of the Gods', the only surviving Buddhist kingdom is home to some of the ...

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