Bhutan

Why visit Bhutan?

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The ‘selfies’ will start from airport itself; the beauty and the serenity of its design compelling you to take out your camera and start clicking. Welcome to the land of Thunder Dragon! A sense of contentment and satisfaction encompasses everything and you can feel it in your bones, the moment you arrive in this tiny Himalayan country.

While the rest of the world is madly rushing about trying to earn money and grasp happiness, the people of Bhutan are already living it. Perhaps it is their deep spirituality followed in the tenets of Buddhism or their closeness to the mountains and nature, but people here know that a balance in life leads to peace and happiness. This is also a country where red rice and red chillies are an integral part of the local cuisine. Whether you are looking for a relaxed vacation amidst the mountains or it is about some soul searching, or having an active holiday with camping, biking, hiking or soaking in the culture of this Happy country, Bhutan will definitely make you happy.  Even the clichéd sounding ‘city tour’ becomes a journey into history, religion, stories of wars, culture of cities, all rolled into one, turning every moment into a ‘beyonder’ moment.

Did we tell you that this country has no traffic lights ?

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Best places to visit in Bhutan

While Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro are the most popular places to visit in Bhutan, the likes of Haa Valley, Khamsum Yulley, Phobjikha and Bumthang valley should also be a part of the itinerary.

Thimphu is the capital city of Bhutan and besides its traditional Buddhist sights and attractions, it has new age cafes, bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. A mix of tradition and modernity

Punakha valley serves as the winter capital of Bhutan and is blessed with a good climate.  Don’t forget to capture on camera the views of distant Himalayas at Dochula pass (alt. 3,050m) on Thimphu – Punakha road.

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While Punakha has a lot of attractions for travelers, it is also a quiet place to just chill and do nothing.

Haa valley, a very thinly populated region is known for its ancient rituals and traditions and also for its hiking trails.

The valley is located very close to the Indo Chinna border at Doklam.  To reach Haa valley one has to travel through Chelela Pass, which itself is a great viewpoint and offers great views of Mt. Jhomolhari.

Paro is one of the widest valleys in Bhutan and is by the Paro river. There are over 155 temples and monasteries in the area, some dating as far back as the 14th century. The traditional-style houses that dot the valley and surrounding hills are also a visual treat.

The best time to visit Bhutan is between March to May and again in October and November. June to September is the monsoon season and December to February is harsh winter in Bhutan. However, winter is apt for people who want to experience snowfall and extreme winter. 

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Top 13 Things to do in Bhutan

  • Trek to the Taktsang, (Tiger’s Nest Monastery)
  • Participate in the Tsechu or the mask dance festival
  • Explore the Punakha Dzong (Fortress)
  • Explore the Chimi Lhakhang: The temple of Fertility
  • Hike to Khamsum Yulley Chorten through the rice fields
  • Experience the Traditional Hot stone bath
  • Mountain Trekking and camping
  • Get to know more about the Bhutanese history and culture at the National Museum
  • Retail therapy at the Crafts Bazaar and Farmer’s market
  • Savour “ Ema Datshi”, a fiery blend of green chillies smothered in cheese.
  • Participate in an Archery match ( the national sports of Bhutan)
  • Meet the national animal of Bhutan :  Takin at the Takin Preserve
  • Have a meal with the locals

Things to note

The best time to visit Bhutan is during the spring months of March to May when the valleys come alive with flowers in bloom. The Himalayan peaks are at their most visible with the clear skies of October and this is the best time for trekking though temperatures will be on the cold side
This list is not exhaustive , rather indicative of a few experiences that Bhutan offers.

The itinerary shared is a standard itinerary for 7 days. We can customise this plan to suit your interest and preference. Welcome to Bhutan. Come; explore this incredible country with us.

 

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What our Bhutan Travellers Say

Bindu BalegarBeyonder Traveller - Bhutan

I happened to visit Bhutan along with my friends through Beyonder in Sept 2017 and I must say truly it was a great experience ! Couldn’t have asked more better.
Bhutan itself is a great place, however Beyonder helped us to experience each and every small things deeply and with grace.

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We were well taken care throughout the trip, thanks to Beyonder for creating such wonderful memories in the land of happiness

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Nandita S KumarBeyonder Traveller - Bhutan

I am a solo traveller and had my eye on Bhutan for a long time. And I couldn’t have found a better partner than Beyonder to have made this happen. From the initial understanding of what kind of travel I enjoy, to designing a customised itinerary (multiple times J) to a flawless execution of those holiday plans, they are pretty fabulous.

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Everything was thought of and taken care of before I could even ask and should I require something at the last minute, they were always listening and happy to help. I am holiday hungover with a very happy smile on my face and I have Beyonder to thank for it. Just keep doing what you are doing guys!

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