Experience Bhutanese living national art of weaving, its style, and techniques. Get to know how local dress and textiles are made by women and men. The knowledge and skills required to create these textiles have been passed down through matriarchal and Buddhist Lama lineages for countless generations. Bhutanese unique designs represent the most intricate patterning of any textile art in the world. Enjoy how Bhutanese textiles serve as a cultural repository which, having developed over the centuries, still plays a critical role in all religious, official and social events. These textiles possess great spiritual significance. Buddhist scholars believe that symbols and design elements found on Bhutanese textiles represent glyphs manifesting ancient wisdom.
As you espy the snow capped mountains from your arriving plane, or standing at Lake Fewa in Pokhara where the mountains tower over the scenery like the sets painted for a movie.
Punakha is a literal mosaic of cultural and spiritual traditions that has been extraordinarily influenced by Buddhist principles and unique Bhutanese lifestyle and history.
The fascinating events of Bhutan’s festivals are filled with history, culture and traditions still continued with the same commitment and devotion. Titled “Bhutan’s festival tour”, one must make this journey at least once, to understand Bhutan’s deeply religious roots.
From the magnificent Jambay Lhakhang of Bumthang to the Punakha Dzong, sheltering the world’s most diverse Himalayan ecosystems, to finding an unsullied perspective on the culture of Bhutan, Festival tours are exciting and special.
While most trips begin in Paro, one cannot stay away from visiting Thimphu, the capital city whose rich human heritage dates back hundreds of years and whose landscape is dotted with ornate buildings and monasteries and frescoed temples perched in dramatic locations. Thimphu is the capital and largest city of Bhutan. It is situated in the western central part of Bhutan.
From the breathtaking views of Mt. Everest as you fly to Bhutan, to the stunning sights of the Dochula Pass, experience the serenity of Buddhist monasteries and the spectacular scenery of this mountain kingdom. Be touched by the warmth of its people and wonder at the unique character and abilities of the architecture and the desire to create a serene and magical kingdom. From the forested mountains of Bhutan watch the scenery change to the windswept hills of Tibet. Here the Potala Palace sweeps upward to the sky and the aura of peace pervades this religious Buddhist haven high up in the Himalayas. Be inspired by the serenity of its people and the spectacular grandeur that comes from the stark and beautiful countryside. Lastly, plunge into the bustle and eclectic variety of the Kathmandu Valley. Monasteries, motor bikes and a thousand different experiences await the visitor to this bustling Nepalese capitol city. Tour the ancient Thamel, shopping bazaar, see the many different aspects of Nepalese life as you explore and enjoy the excitement and activities that mark this interesting place. Conclude your trip with the thrill of a jungle adventure deep in the jungles of Chitwan. You will come away with memories to last a life time. Himalayan Dreams for an unforgettable trip!