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10 Places to Visit in Bhutan

Bhutan Travel is a passage through time that brings together stories of people, ages, and landscapes. It also tells the grand story of one of mankind’s most important relationship with nature. But Bhutan is more than a repository of a reclusive culture. Its spiritual and romantic history has moulded the country into a sprightly mosaic of religion, values and traditions. With Haa and Trashigang as its bookends, Bhutan trek or tour traverses the heart of this beautiful Himalayan country that not only feels like passing through regions but it also feels like moving through time.  Skirting forests, ascending mountains, and crossing rare trails, Bhutan tour is an experience of fantastic sites where you see a land shaped by warriors, pilgrims, architects and monks. Bhutan tour is about having interactions with people who bring this fabled region to life. Holiday in Bhutan consists of a vast amount of conventional travel experience within a short span of time. From Paro to Thimphu, places that every admirer of entrancing Bhutanese architecture and history must eventually visit, to fabled places like Bumthang and Phojikha where nature’s supreme design shines in full glory, Bhutan tour is a captivating experience. You must also explore Trongsa's ancient character and walk the narrow streets of Punakha town. This is a list of places ideal for a Bhutan tour where we have picked places from the north to the south, meandering through glorious monasteries, opulent palaces that date back to mystics and lamas while exploring traditional culture and mountainous pathways.

BHUTAN DAGALA THOUSAND LAKES TREK

Ethereal mist work and whip around the soaring peaks as if they were embracing it, and plunging towards it and then intensifying above, displaying probably the greatest show on earth. Such spectacular scenes can be seen at Labatama at 4,300 meters, the highest point in trek. Dagala Thousand Lakes trek reveals the very best of Bhutan’s unperturbed heavenly regions, where rivers pour down from beyond the hills and snow cliffs soar above at a distance. The trekking trail begins at the village of Gur at 3,290 meters, taking you along farmlands as you climb through hills and forests to make way for extraordinary vistas of Bhutan’s exalted hills and mountains.

The trek takes you into a mysterious, magical realm, adorned by beautiful lakes, endless expanse of greenery and where primitive life of yak herders still reign supreme. The tour begins in Nepal’s exotic capital city of Kathmandu where you can explore glorious palace squares adorned with garish wooden temples gleaming through a rich history. You will get to spend time in Bhutan’s cities of Thimphu and Paro which are superb and incredibly wonderful urban locations where you’ll experience Bhutan’s historical and cultural wonders. With views of mountain peaks like Everest, Kanchenjunga, Chomolhari, Jichu Drake, Masang Gang, Tsenda Gang and Gangchhenta, this trek is about discovering a connection between a glorious hiking realm, Bhutan’s nomadic tribesmen and their relationship with nature and amalgamate them to create one incredible experience.

6 Places to Visit in Lhasa on Tibet Tour

A Tibet tour invariably means making a tour of the famed city of Lhasa. A place with a great sense of mysticism, be it monasteries, pilgrims, or ancient masters peeking through traditions, Tibet tour, inspires a journey within; introducing us to new landscapes, cultures, traditions, sights and smells, fables, and flavours, people, and deities. Buddhist morals and perspectives are interlaced within the philosophy of life in Tibet. A Tibet tour, with its revered temples is like a pursuit of personal and societal happiness. This is a Tibetan’s mechanism for liberation from cyclical suffering, a philosophy that has led this region to embrace a spirituality that cannot be found anywhere else. Lhasa is mentioned in numerous fables, folklore and ancient documents all around Nepal and India and caught the imagination of travellers and traders from far and wide. A Tibet tour can also, as with the best journeys, teach us about the unlimited potential of the world, and of ourselves. At its core, Lhasa exemplifies four aspects—utmost reverence to moral teachings; preservation of ancient heritage; quest for the spiritual way of life and death; and unperturbed and astonishing natural beauty.

Chele la Pass

Chele la Pass, situated at an altitude is 3,988 meters is the highest motor passable road in Bhutan. Situated at a distance of 40km from Paro, this is actually a mountain pass that needs to be crossed in order to reach the Haa valley.

Jigme Dorji National Park

Jigme Dorji National Park just a Wildlife Sanctuary back in 1974 but it was upgraded to a National Park in 1993. It is located in the north-west region of Bhutan.

Drukgyal Dzong

Drukgyal Dzong, a medieval fortress and now in ruins is located in the higher regions of Paro.

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro, and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang are arguably the oldest temples in Bhutan.

National Institute for Zorig Chusum

The National Institute for Zorig Chusum is based in Thimphu and Trashi Yangtse and was established by the Government of Bhutan in 1971 to preserve and promote traditional art in contemporary Bhutan. In the National Institute of Zorig Chusum, thirteen skills are taught to students.

Tashichho Dzong

Many Dzongs were built in Tibet and Bhutan in the 11th century, to accommodate logistic functions but it also acted as a citadel that would shelter civilians during a war or a natural catastrophe.

Hotel Yak & Yeti Kathmandu

Hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu fuses royal sophistication and urban style to create a contemporary and luxurious hotel just 10 minutes away from the Royal Palace at Durbar Marg.

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