Bhutan is a place where the mountains, rivers and valleys are the housing of the gods. The stable scenes of hills dotted with ancient temples, monasteries and prayer flags are evidence of this, whilst in streams prayer wheels powered by the natural water flow turn day and night. Some sites are amongst the most holy in the Himalayas such as Taktsang Monastery in Paro, and the many ancient Buddhist sites in Bumthang, Bhutan’s spiritual heartland. Situated at the easternmost of the Great Himalayas, Bhutan, an isolated garden of the Himalayan kingdom, is likely the closest destination for the lost Shangri La. It's a small Buddhist country where clean forests outnumber worldwide tourists, one of the handful of countries where the philosophy 'High Value, Low Volume' leads to better protection of primeval cultural heritage and unspoiled Himalayan landscapes.
Bhutan is an exclusive country both culturally and environmentally. Landed high in the Himalayas, it is the world’s last remaining Buddhist Kingdom. It has matured the philosophy of Gross National Happiness, where development is calculated using a holistic approach to well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. Just come, you will spoil yourself with top Himalayan treks, blend in strange Bhutanese cultural festivals and see what Gross National Happiness truly looks like, explore the traditional Bhutanese arts, and get incredible the diversity of flora and fauna in Bhutan. And we will help you fulfill your amazing Bhutan tour by offering executive help and hassle-free one-stop service.
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The Tiger's Nest Monastery abides on a cliff and stands above an alluring forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. As this alluring and very exceptional monastery is a sheer climb of the hill (900 meters), a pony can be arranged for the ride up, but only until the cafeteria. From then on, it is another sheer walk and some narrow stairs towards the monastery itself. The path crosses a chapel of butter lamps and descends to a waterfall by the Snow Lion Cave. The view of the Paro valley from here on is breathtaking, and the atmosphere is very religious, a place where every Bhutanese will want to come at least once in his/her life. The place where Guru Rinpoche brought Buddhism into Bhutan, getting on the back of a tigress.
Being the second older most and second largest dzong in Bhutan, Punakha Dzong, or what some call Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang (Palace of Great Happiness), is also the country's most gorgeous and majestic dzong. Punakha can be found 3 hours east of Thimpu. After crossing a pass through the mountains, it is an amazing and magnificent sight when you first see it from the road. It is strategically placed between two rivers, Pho Chu and Mo Chu. There are noticeable colour differences between the rivers' waters. It is placed strategically in between two rivers, Pho Chu (male) and Mo Chu (females) that have noticeable colour differences between the rivers' water.
The peak of the Zuri Dzong Trek is likely the perfect spot to have a bird-eye view of the whole Paro valley. The Zuri Dzong is the oldest Dzong in Bhutan, and there deceit a cave where Buddha came to meditate in, in the 8th century. This peaceful place allows both Bhutanese and tourists to drench in the tranquil that radiates from the extraordinary view, something one can stare at for hours in wonder and surprise. The total journey time to get there will take about 30 minutes if one starts from the museum watchtower, and an additional 1 hour to exit out towards Uma. Tourists can anticipate sitting and relaxing there, and also remember to catch the amazing side view as you hike through Trek.
The valley of Gangtey is one of the most beautiful valleys in the Himalayas, and many call it the Shangri-La of Bhutan, just as how Bhutan is well known for on top of that, Here You can shop and eat at the numerous local restaurants, visit local markets, and even go on wildlife safaris. The surprise of finding such a wide, flat valley without any trees after the hard climb through dense forests is growing with an impression of wide space, which is a highly rare experience in Bhutan as most of the valleys are firmly enclosed. This average trek visits the villages of Gogona and Khotokha, passing through grassland and fields, then forests of juniper, magnolia and rhododendrons, which will be in full bloom in April. In addition to the attractive charming valley and mountain trails passing through the grand forest with its undergrowth changing from rhododendron and magnolia to bracken and dwarf bamboo, we can also visit the historical Gangtey monastery and the darkened necked crane information centre. Additionally, there will be a different treat for those visiting the Gangtey during the winter season, as they will be able to catch the graceful Black-necked Cranes in action as they head to the roost.
The existence of carnivores in an ecosystem is indicative of the presence of target species that support their existence, and others that in turn support them. Bhutan has nine hardened (and possibly eleven) species of wild cats in a country the size of Switzerland, which speaks volumes about its biological affluence. It is not simply that Bhutan hosts a rich variety of large and small wild cats; the fact that they are all thriving is most marked. Many camera trap photos of tigers and snow leopards with two or even three cubs hint that conditions are conducive for successful breeding. Time-series photos of some of these cubs provide confirmation of cats surviving into maturity and feeling out to establish their own territories. At a time of fast biodiversity loss in a part of the world where a burgeoning human population chokes the last remaining plots of wilderness, Bhutan stands out as a refreshing oddity.