Introduction to Bhutan Discover Tour
Bhutan Discover Tour is one of the most exciting tour packages in Bhutan which includes almost all the popular tourist destinations of Bhutan. The kingdom of Bhutan, located in the heart of the Great Himalayas, opened its doors to foreigners only in 1974. This is a society where old culture and traditional life have been going on for centuries. The Bhutanese people have set an excellent example for the preservation of natural and cultural heritage.
Bhutan is a Buddhist kingdom whose official religion is Buddhism and it is practiced by 75% of the country’s population. Bhutan’s second religion is Hinduism which is closely related to Buddhism and is practiced by about 25% of the population. Buddhism plays an important role in the cultural, ethical, and social development of Bhutan and the Bhutanese people. Bhutan Discover Tour includes famous places like Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Trongsa, Bumthang, Shukdrag Gompa, Fobjikha Valley, and Ura Valley.
This magnificent Bhutan Discover Tour offers a wonderful opportunity to explore the natural wonders of Bhutan, as well as to get a real experience of traditional life. Bhutan Discover Tour takes you to high passes through the isolated wilderness, monasteries, and remote and peaceful villages and offers breathtaking mountain views that you can only reach on foot.
While landing at Paro, Bhutan’s only international airport, you can see breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains, including Bhutan’s sacred Jumolhari and Jichu Drake peaks. Here you visit Paro Dzong and Kyichu Temple which is the oldest temple in the country.
Visit Thimpu – The capital of Bhutan
The next day you visit Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, which is also the home to the King of Bhutan. Most of the administrative offices, headquarters, and other important structures of the country are located in this capital. You also visit the Zoo, Nanari Temple, the National Library, and the School of Arts and Crafts. After driving 12 kilometers from Thimphu, you hike for about 45 minutes to Tango Monastery.
The monastery is a Buddhist college built in the 16th century. From there it is a 45-minute hike to the next monastery, Chagri Monastery.
Another important place to visit is Punakha which is one of the main highlights of western Bhutan. This famous religious site is a symbol of devotion to saint Lama Drukpa Kuenley and his legacy. The amazing Bhutanese architecture on display at Punakha dzong is one of the must-sees for all visitors.
Visit the famous Tiger’s Next Monastery in Bhutan
After visiting Trongsa, Bumthang, Ura valley, and Phobjikha valley, you will come back to Paro and visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery, the most famous monastery in Bhutan. The world-famous tiger’s nest monastery is built on a high mountain rock and has undergone extensive maintenance in recent years due to fire damage. Paro International Airport will be your final destination, where it all started.
To travel to Bhutan, you need a Bhutan Travel License which can get through a legal Bhutan Travel Agency and we arrange all travel permits for your Bhutan tour. This Bhutan discovery Tour requires a minimum of two weeks’ vacation and general physical fitness.
Autumn and spring are the best time to visit Bhutan but we arrange tours any time of the year according to your wishes and holiday frame. Get ready to explore the beautiful and peaceful kingdom of Bhutan with Odyssey Treks. Discover the kingdom of Bhutan and make your trip an unforgettable moment for a lifetime.
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Bhutan Discover Tour in 14 Days, Full Itinerary, Package, Cost, Distance
Arrive Paro International Airport and visit Paro
Paro to Thimpu
Thimpu day hike to Tango and Cheri monasteries
Thimpu to Punakha
Punakha to Trongsa
Trongsa to Bumthang
Day trip to Ura valley
Bumthang day hike to Shukdrag Gompa
Bumthang to Phobjikha valley
Phobjikha to Thimpu
Thimpu to Paro (hike to Tiger's nest monastery)
Frequently asked questions about this trip
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