The Bhutan Trips: 2014

January 21, 2014

Behold the glory of admiring Himalayas, timeless cultures, diverse flora and fauna scattered throughout Bhutan. Step into the world of true spirit of Bhutanese culture and countryside. Wedged between two Asian giants – India and China, Bhutan is blessed by nature with a diverse topography and rich culture in the Himalayas. Bhutanese call their country the Druk Yul and follow their own trademark of Mahayana Buddhism with exotic monasteries and lifestyle. Join with us throughout 2014 to explore the hidden treasures of Bhutan. Our trips in Bhutan explore the famous cultural routes to off-the-beaten trails that traverse through remote Bhutanese Himalayas.

Bhutan

Bhutan

  • Bhutan Insight tour, one of the best escapes in the Himalayas, gives you cultural and natural exposure to Bhutan’s rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys. You travel around the monasteries, dzongs, temples, chortens and museums of Bhutan during this tour. Besides observing the unique Bhutanese culture, you will also experience the various breathtaking views of Himalayas. The Paro Valley, capital Thimphu and the central Bhutan are the major attractions of this trip. To the most the trip hikes to Taktsang Monastery – Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at a height of above 3120 m. Similarly, strolling through the traditional market places, observing Bhutanese handicrafts and household items, discovering unique religious festivals and gaining firsthand experience of proud Bhutanese people enhance you to intermingle with nature, religion, language and culture of Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Tour with Paro Festival and Hikes, the top trip of Bhutan for festive experience, combines Bhutan’s cultural and natural grandeur. The trip commencing from the scenic Paro Valley covers numerous cultural rich towns of Bhutan and some of them are Punakha, Gangtey, and Thimphu.  To the most the trip takes you to the site of Tiger’s Nest Monastery-Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3120 m. Then the Paro Festival is one of the major highlights of this tour. During the journey, you enjoy breath-taking view of the Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Cultural Tour, an excellent escape for capturing the real color of Bhutan, introduces you to the imposing Dzongs, or temple fortresses, that are intrinsic to Bhutanese cultural way of life. You begin this cultural tour from undoubtedly the most beautiful valley in Bhutan, Paro. The masterpieces of Paro like Tiger’s Nest Monastery, 8th century Kichu Monastery, and the national museum will be the prime attractions of this tour. In addition to this, following north along the Thimphu river, you will arrive Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan which is a assortment of traditional and modern culture. After making excursion of Thimphu, you drive to Punakha valley across picturesque Dochula Pass (3150m) for great views of Himalayan ranges. Beyond exploring Punakha valley, you walk for the Dzong- the famous fertility temple in the region.
  • Glimpses of Bhutan Tour encompasses the western Bhutan’s ‘must see’ highlights. The state of Bhutan offers a mesmerizing and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur. The tour begins in the scenic Paro Valley with a hike to the famous Tiger`s Nest monastery. After visiting Thimphu, a unique capital city that has a blend of traditional and modern touch, you drive across the picturesque Dochu La Pass into the subtropical valleys of Punakha and Wangdue. You too visit around the ancient capital of Bhutan, a medieval Dzong of Wangdue and return to Paro. During the journey, you experience breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan Tour with Trekking includes cultural tours to important Bhutan towns, day hikes to the monasteries and trekking along a soothingly calm Himalayan trail. The tour begins in the scenic Paro Valley with a hike to the famous Taktsang monastery. Then, you trek for the next few days. After visiting Thimphu, a unique capital city that has a blend of traditional and modern touch, you drive across the picturesque Dochu La Pass into the subtropical valleys of Punakha.  En route you can relish the startling views of Jichu Drake (6,989m) and Tshrim Khang (6,789m), among others. Throughout this trip you can traverse through rugged mountain terrains and also make a journey into the mystical Buddhist cultural towns.
  • Bhutan Tour, one of the top trips of Bhutan, is a special tour to the living masterpiece of ecological conservation of the world today in which you will be introduced to the mystical and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur of Bhutan. Filled with rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south through temperate zone to the sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7,000 meters, Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. Along with exploring the rich coniferous forests, glacial lakes, beautiful passes, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains, this tour traverses through various Dzongs, monastic sites and religious landmarks of Bhutan.

Top 6 ways of exploring the essence of Bhutan

September 29, 2013

Do you want to capture the true essence of Bhutan into your mind’s canvas? Are you chasing a dream of making a tour into the land of tranquil nature, spectacular landscape, and vibrant cultural heritage! Bhutan without doubt a most mysterious country in the world is a traveler’s paradise. Browse the top 6 ways of exploring Bhutan’s natural grandeur that take you to the yard of the rare mountain trails, unspoiled culture, and uninhabited landscapes. While exploring the true essence of Bhutan, you immerse into the natural flora and fauna found at the high Himalayas. Besides, walking through the ancient streets full of pagoda architecture of the temples and monasteries of Bhutan you truly experience the cultural treasures of the “Land of Thunder Dragon”. The top 6 ways of exploring the true essence of Bhutan are:

1. BHUTAN TOUR WITH TREKKING 

Bhutan Tour with Trekking

Bhutan Tour with Trekking

 

Walk for Bhutan Tour with Trekking to explore the true essence of Bhutanese culture and countryside. Wedged between two Asian giants – India and China, Bhutan is blessed by nature with a diverse topography and rich culture in the Himalayas. Bhutanese call their country the Druk Yul and follow their own trademark of Mahayana Buddhism with exotic monasteries and lifestyle. The trip includes cultural tours to important Bhutan towns, day hikes to the monasteries and trekking along a soothingly calm Himalayan trail. The tour begins in the scenic Paro Valley with a hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang) monastery. Then, you trek for the next few days. After visiting Thimphu, a unique capital city that has a blend of traditional and modern touch, you drive across the picturesque Dochu La Pass into the subtropical valleys of Punakha.  En route relish the startling views of of Jichu Drake (6989m) and Tshrim Khang (6789m), among others. To brief, throughout your explorative tour of Bhutan, you traverse through rugged mountain terrains and also make a journey into the mystical Buddhist cultural towns.

2. BHUTAN INSIGHT TOUR

Bhutan Insight tour

Bhutan Insight tour

 

Bhutan Insight tour, another best way of discovering the true essence of Bhutan, gives you cultural and natural exposure to Bhutan’s rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys. You travel around the monasteries, dzongs, temples, chortens and museums of Bhutan during this tour. Besides observing the unique Bhutanese culture, you will also experience the various breathtaking views of Himalaya mountains. The Paro Valley, capital Thimphu and the central Bhutan are the major attractions of this Insight Tour. In this tour you also cover Punakha to have with unique Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. An excursion into the Gangtey Valley will pass through dense forests of fir, hemlock, oak trees and rhododendrons. Moreover, you enjoy the hike to Taktsang Monastery – Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at a height of above 3120 m. Similarly, strolling through the traditional market places, observing Bhutanese handicrafts and household items, discovering unique religious festivals and gaining firsthand experience of proud Bhutanese people enhance you to intermingle with nature, religion, language and culture of Bhutan.

3. BHUTAN TOUR WITH PARO FESTIVAL AND HIKES

Bhutan Tour with Paro Festival and Hikes

Bhutan Tour with Paro Festival and Hikes

 

Bhutan Tour with Paro Festival and Hikes, the fantastic idea of discovering real sprit of Bhutan, combines Bhutan’s cultural and natural grandeur including cultural tours and festivals to important Bhutan towns as well as day hikes to the famous monasteries. The tour begins in the scenic Paro Valley. You also visit Punakha, Gangtey, and Thimphu to experience the unique Bhutanese culture and lifestyle. You can not ignore the joy of hiking to Tiger’s Nest Monastery-Bhutan’s most famous monastery situated at 3120 m. The Paro Festival is one of the major attractions of this tour. During the journey, you enjoy breath-taking view of the Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.

4. BHUTAN CULTURAL TOUR

Bhutan Cultural Tour

Bhutan Cultural Tour

 

Bhutan Cultural Tour, an outstanding way of capturing the true essence of Bhutan, introduces you to the imposing Dzongs, or temple fortresses, that are intrinsic to Bhutanese cultural way of life. You begin this cultural tour from undoubtedly the most beautiful valley in Bhutan, Paro. The masterpieces of Paro like Tiger’s Nest Monastery, 8th century Kichu Monastery, and the national museum will be the prime attractions of this tour. Furthermore, following north along the Thimphu river, you will arrive Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan which is a potpourri of traditional and modern culture. After making excursion of Thimphu, you drive to Punakha valley across picturesque Dochula Pass (3150m) for great views of Himalayan ranges. Beyond exploring Punakha valley, you walk for the Dzong- the famous fertility temple in the region.

5. BHUTAN TOUR

Bhutan Tour

Bhutan Tour

 

Bhutan Tour, one of the best ways to sketch out the treasures of Bhutan, is a special cultural tour to the living masterpiece of ecological conservation of the world today in which you will be introduced to the mystical and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur of Bhutan. Filled with rugged terrain and steep mountain valleys from subtropical plains in the south through temperate zone to the sub-alpine Himalayas exceeding 7000 meters, Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. Predominantly a Buddhist country with Vajrayana Buddhism being state religion, Bhutan deliberately preserves its unique way of life, culture and flora and fauna. Along with exploring the rich coniferous forests, glacial lakes, beautiful passes, and amazing views of snow-capped mountains, this tour traverses through various Dzongs, monastic sites and religious legends of Bhutan.

6. GLIMPSES OF BHUTAN TOUR

Glimpses of Bhutan Tour

Glimpses of Bhutan Tour

 

Embark for Glimpses of Bhutan Tour and encompass the western Bhutan’s ‘must see’ highlights. The state of Bhutan offers a mesmerizing and unspoiled cultural and natural grandeur. The tour begins in the scenic Paro Valley with a hike to the famous Tiger`s Nest monastery. After visiting Thimphu, a unique capital city that has a blend of traditional and modern touch, you drive across the picturesque Dochu La Pass into the subtropical valleys of Punakha and Wangdue. You too travel around the ancient Capital of Bhutan, a medieval Dzong of Wangdue and return to Paro. During the journey, you experience breath-taking view of Mount Everest, Kanchenjunga and other famous Himalayan peaks including the sacred Jumolhari and Mount Jichu Drake in Bhutan.

Travelling to Bhutan via Sikkim & Darjeeling

July 5, 2013

Bhutan, a land of friendly people, devout Buddhists, mountain monasteries and snow-capped peaks grabs the attention of world travelers to its unique cultural setting.

Begin your trip with a short flight to the Nepal-India border in the eastern part of Nepal. Upon arrival at Nepal-India border, drive to the former hill station of Darjeeling, famous for its tea plantations, temperate climate and the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. View the spectacular scenes of Kanchenjunga-the world’s third highest mountain and visit to a tea plantation in Darjeeling.

Sikkim also inspires you by spectacular views of mountain peaks where you get a rare opportunity to mix with a traditional Himalayan community.

From Sikkim, travel to Bhutan along winding mountain roads. At first visit Thimphu, the nation’s capital, and wander through markets, Buddhist temples and monasteries. Also, take a journey to Wangdi and visit the famous Punakha Dzong within the environment of stunning views of the Himalayas.

Pay your visit to Paro, where one can hike to Taktsang Monastery, and encounter Bhutan’s gentle and gracious people.

Grab this perfect and magical itinerary at Himalayan Glacier to capture the majestic Himalayas in South Asia.

Discover the Real Bhutan

September 27, 2012

Chomolhari Trek

Chomolhari Trek


Chomolhari or Jomolhari Trek is of the most renowned trek option in the mystical Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. This enchanting trek takes you to the base of Mount Jomolhari which is one of the highest levels of Bhutan treks at an altitude of 7,316 m / 24,000 ft. During the trek one can visit plenty of remote villages, learning about the traditional lifestyles of yak herders and highland farmers.

This mountain holds a religious value in the Tibetan culture. It is sacred to Tibetan Buddhists who believe it is the abode of one of the Five Tsheringma Sisters, female protector goddesses of Tibet and Bhutan, who were bound under oath by Guru Padmasambhava to protect the land, the Buddhist faith and the local people.

Mount Jomolhari is sometimes even referred to as ‘bride of Kanchenjunga’! The highlight of this trek is the spectacular view of Mount Jomolhari from Jomolhari Basecamp, Jangothang. One needs to be in sound health and physically fit to embark on this trek and enjoy the majestic mountain views, endure thin air, serenity & the wilderness of the landscape while on the trek.

Trip to Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim+West Bengal 36 days across the Himalayas

December 12, 2011

It is not easy to start describing in few notes the fantastic trip we had around the Himalayas covering 4 different countries/territories and which you organised tailor-made impeccably to the last detail!
When we decided to embark on this trip, I searched in the Internet for a good local travel agency to prepare this trip for us. I always organize my trips in this way, on the many journeys we have done so far around the globe and will continue to do so. Local agents are far better in comparison with Western only based agencies, which are mere intermediaries. Local agencies have better knowledge of the situation, give much better on the spot support if needed, and above all we can get a better deal. After some search in early 2011 immediately Himalayans Glaciers appeared the one for sure to choose, and am glad I made this decision!
Thank you Narayan for having put together this journey for us, which I will try to summarize below. Will no doubt recommend your company to my friends who intend to visit this part of the world!

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Soi Yaksa Trek

November 2, 2011

It has been a crazy month trying to catch up after being out of the office (and then our brains were on vacation for an extra week after Bhutan:)

I would like to start by saying that Scott and I had THE MOST WONDERFUL time in Bhutan. Not only is it one of the most beautiful places I have ever been but the people of Bhutan are incredible. I firmly believe that on trips like this- the people you are with make all the difference. I would like to congratulate you not just on your trip planning but on the EXTREMELY high caliber of your staff. Kinga was an excellent guide and his knowledge and insight added immensely to our understanding of Bhutanese culture. Sonam and Pema were OUTSTANDING cooks. I thought I was going to lose weight on a 7 day hike in the mountains, but I think I came back heavier! Nong entertained us with his singing in the mornings and TzinShri (I’m sure I spelled his name wrong!) was so good and efficient with the horses. Pemga too was all smiles on all of our car rides. Really Really great staff…we had such a great group. I also loved the fact that Kinga improvised some of our days judging by our interest/energy level and i am SO HAPPY that he did. Some of my favorite parts of the trip were things that were not on the itinerary at first (WangDue Dzong and Having cheese with Yak herder family).

I honestly don’t have much negative feedback. The only two suggestions that I would make are that we were a little unsure of the tipping policy and how many people were going to be with us on the trek so I had to go to the bank…not much of a complaint.
My other suggestion might be to put more photos of the Soy Yaksa trail up online…because it is BEAUTIFUL! I have millions if you need any:)

Again, I cannot thank you enough for the AMAZING time we had. I am sure that all of my friends have been convinced to go as well…I will refer your company every time.

THANK YOU~ kadinchey la!

Leigh (and Scott)