Why should you travel to Bhutan? Here is our top 10

July 7, 2014

A truly authentic experience:

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Bhutan is a place that reminds us of the true meaning of cultural authenticity. Tourism got here less than four decades ago. The hermit kingdom has preserved its rich cultural identity throughout years of isolation. On the streets, traditional dress remains the preferred attire and local languages Dzongka and Sharchop can be heard. Native Dzongka-style architectural features still grace every building and Buddhism colors just about every aspect of life. Read more

Trekking in Bhutan: A blissful Getaway

June 27, 2014

Trekking in Bhutan reveals a spectacular, unspoilt country steeped in ancient traditions – and with a ‘history’ that is as tall as the Himalayas. The notion that Bhutan is a fairytale, mystical kingdom unchanged by and isolated from the modern world, stands true till date. Apart from the spectacular cultural tours of the spectacular dzongs, monasteries, temples and festivals, the best way to escape and experience more of the real Bhutan is on a trek. Explore what truly sets Bhutan apart from anywhere else and discover one of the most remote kingdoms on earth with us. Let us give you a selection of some of the country’s finest treks: Read more

Biking odyssey

May 20, 2014

biking-odyssey

Nepal offers some of the finest biking trails on earth with virtually millions of track under its belt. The best way to see Nepal, it has long been said, is to walk. However, mountain biking is a remarkable alternative that offers a wealth of exotic places, varied landscape, rich flora-fauna and timeless cultures. Peddle through some of the hidden trails and experience Nepal like never before. There are myriads of adventures on offer, from village day rides in the Kathmandu Valley to challenging mountain trails that take you through some of the remotest corners of the country. Read more

Bhutan Sightseeing, Trekking and Biking Tour- 12 days

May 5, 2014

For an invigorating experience of the last Shangri-La on earth, Bhutan Sightseeing, Trekking and Biking Tour is the ultimate getaway for you where you can hike, trek and cycle through the incredible land of Bhutan. This tour takes you through the cultural nerve-centers of Paro, Thimpu, Wangdue, Punakha to Trongsa including the widest valley of Bumthang. You will also visit some of the notable attractions of Bhutan such as the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Jele Dzong (fortress), Tashichho Dzong to name few. This trip allows you to thrive in the pristine natural beauty, rich culture and ancient history of Bhutan the best possible way taking you through icy glaciers, lush forests and stunning passes offering you surreal views of the Himalayas.

Not only you get an opportunity to immerse in the ancient history and vibrant culture that surrounds Bhutan but also enjoy exhilarating treks to Jele Dzong, Jangchulakha and Tsaluna. Your adventure does not just end here as thrilling cycling experience around Punakha, Trongsa, Jakar and Bumthang awaits you. Behold the breathtaking Himalayan panorama, spiritual temples, exotic villages and rural lifestyle in Bhutan the best possible way with us! Our Bhutan Sightseeing, Trekking and Biking Tour has it all for you. Please click the following link for further information.

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7 reasons to go on ‘Druk Path Trek with Cultural Tour’

May 5, 2014

Rich cultural history and stunning landscape

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This last Shangri-La on earth is a sacred land with deeply spiritual people. You witness the sheer cultural and natural brilliance of this country as you submerge in the rich culture, ancient history, century old traditions warily and diverse natural landscape warily secured within this mystical kingdom. This trip not only takes you through a spiritual journey but also allows you to delve in unparalleled natural marvels which include blue pine forests, high ridges, black mountain ranges and pristine lakes.

Surreal monasteries

Tiger’s Nest

Tiger’s Nest

Standing tall at 3,180 meters, Taktsang monastery is precariously perched atop a cliff face which gives it a surreal look. Surrounded by breathtaking panoramas, you can feel peace and tranquility enclosing you as you ascend the glorious Taktsang monastery, popularly known as the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. You also visit Druk Wangyal Monastery which is popular for its elaborate paintings depicting the lineage of the present monarchy and their visionary works.

Druk Path Trek: Known as Bhutan’s finest short trek route, this scenic trek across the mountains separating Paro and Thimphu passes through blue-pine forests, alpine lake, and dwarf rhododendrons forests. While at the same time, the trek offers the opportunity to visit some of the ancient lhakhangs (temples), dzongs (fortresses) and villages. Read more

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.

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