Bhutan is a tiny country which is hanging high in the eastern part of the Himalayas. This country is landlocked between its vast neighbors China and India and the world’s last remaining the Buddhist Kingdom. Bhutan is also the carbon negative country in the world. This is why Bhutan it´s called as the “last Shangri-La.” Bhutan, also known as the Land Of Thunder Dragon is scenically blessed with mountains and monasteries. So, if you really want to admire this country, contact Druk Explore, the best travel agency in Bhutan today
Bhutan offers an endless amount of adventures for its visitors. It has some of the best-preserved temples and monasteries in the world, most of these were constructed traditionally without the use of any nails and some jaw-dropping trekking trails. Bhutan is still mostly untouched by tourism and counts yourself lucky if you are planning to visit this place.
List of Top 10 Exciting Things to do in Bhutan:
Hiking to the Tiger’s Nest
In Bhutan, the most iconic travel attraction is the Taktsang monastery or The Tiger’s Nest. Hanging precariously to a Cliffside, this monastery first built in 1692, where Guru Rinpoche meditated in the 7th century A.D. When you will reach the peak after one and a half hours climbing, is going to be a truly awe-inspiring and wonderful sight.
Step into the Rural Villages and get to know the Authentic Bhutanese Culture
In Bhutan, Rural villages uphold traditional values more than the people in the urban towns and still continue to practice age-old customs and traditions. People in rural communities are extremely hospitable and kind towards visitors. Visit Bhutan and interact with locals, listen to their stories, also indulge in their customs, food, games and farming activities. If you are sketching a trip of Bhutan then call Druk Explore, it is one of the renowned travel agency in Bhutan.
Admire the Magnificence Sight of Punakha Dzong
In Bhutan, one of the many dzongs (fortresses), Punakha Dzong is a must see. With its ornate wood carvings and intricate paintings; it is generally recognized as the most beautiful dzong in the country. In spring the lilac-colored jacaranda trees bring a verdant sensuality to the Punakha and its feature are towering whitewashed walls. This Dzong was served as the capital and seat of government until the mid-1950s, and it was the second to be built in Bhutan. All of the kings of Bhutan have been crowned in this Dzong. For the Dratshang (official monk body) this Dzong is still the winter residence.
DIP YOUR SOUL IN THE LOCAL FESTIVITY
The cultural festivals of Bhutan are Tshechus. In these grand events, the entire communities come together to receive blessings, witness religious mask dances, and socialize. People celebrate these Tshechus, dressed in their finest Bhutanese attires which are made of expensive hand-woven textiles with intricate designs. To become a witness of the colorful traditional folk dances and mask dances.
At the Highest Settlement, Dance with Nomads in Bhutan
Nomad Festivals is the Royal Highland Festival in Bhutan; which takes place at 3800 meters in Laya, the highest settlement in Bhutan. Driven by the fundamental goal of making the Highlands a prosperous and vibrant economy, the aim of this festival is to promote the sustainable livelihood of the Highlanders. This Nomad festival exhibits the highlands as a pride of Bhutan and showcases the Highlanders’ innovation. From various parts of Bhutan, this festival brings together highlanders to exchange knowledge, values, skills and best practices related to highlands and yak farming. Be a part of this festival and nourish your memories of your Bhutan trip forever.
Introduce Yourself to the 13 Traditional Arts & Crafts of the Land of Happiness
If you are the person who is mesmerized with arts and crafts, then the Institute of the traditional 13 arts and crafts in Thimphu is the perfect place for you. In this institution; young Bhutanese obtain the skills that decorate Bhutan – building architecture, jewelry, textiles, and everything in between. In your selected Bhutan Package, you will get every facility to satisfy the soul from deep within.
Experience Archery Tournament
Archery Tournament may be the national sport, but it is far more than just a sport in Bhutan. For Bhutanese folks, you can count archery as a mania. The conventional form of the game is played using bamboo bows and arrows as much as with the world’s most expensive hunting archery equipment. In this country, it is also considered as a test of manhood. So before the match teams playing often consult astrologers and shamans for the security of their victory. They even find out with the help of ‘seers’ the directions from which the teams approach the range.
Trekking to Jomolhari Laya Gasa
The Jomolhari Laya Gasa Trek is believed to be the most scenic long-distance trek in Bhutan. Starting from the Drukgyel takes you through serene alpine meadows, high mountain passes with glorious view Mount Jomolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang.
This 14-day journey begins at Drukgyel in Paro, runs along the Tibetan border. This hike provides amazing views and some of the most pristine and untouched landscapes in Bhutan.
Nightlife in Thimphu
While traveling through the road of Bhutan, if you want to indulge yourself in a little bit of local brew, you should experience the weekend nightlife in Thimphu. It is believed Thimpu has the best weekend nightlife, and several live music venues, nightclubs, and many traditional dance venues called ‘Drayangs.’ These Drayangs are an exceptionally Bhutanese practice – with girls dressed in Kiras (national dress) will sing and dance.
Explore the less Visited Eastern Bhutan
Many places in Bhutan stand distinct so just to progress tourism footfall, an initiative is taken by the Royal Government of Bhutan. They are offering a waiver on the Sustainable Development Fee of USD 65 per person per night halt in the following eastern districts of Lhuntse, Monggar, PemaGatshel, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trashigang, and Trashi Yangtse.
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