Walking is the best way to discover Western Bhutan. Come and walk with Himalayan Glacier. Walk through magnificent forests of rhododendrons and magnolia, experience panoramic mountain views, visit local villages and temples and experience the rituals of daily life in Western Bhutan with us.
Explore the unsurpassing beauty of Paro-The valley and its cultural highlights. Walk around the Rinpung Dzong which the locals call the ‘fortress of a heap of jewels’. On a ridge immediately above Rinpung Dzong is the Ta Dzong, built as a watchtower to protect the Dzong from intruders and warring factions. In 1968 Paro’s Ta Dzong was inaugurated as the National Museum, and now holds a fascinating collection of art, relics, religious thangkha paintings, Bhutan’s exquisite postage stamps, coins and handicrafts, together with a small natural history collection.
Discover the cultural core of Thimpu, Bhutan’s capital. Thimpu has an interesting combination of tradition and modernity, and includes some of the most advanced and remotest parts of the kingdom. It is home to the Royal family, civil servants, expatriates, and monks of Bhutan. Enjoy the cultural sites of Thimpu and walk through temples, dzongs, chortens, museums, handicraft stores, nunneries, parks and many more.
Visit to Tango Monastery and immerse into local temple life. Tango Monastery, a sacred site perched on the hillside, is truly a place of refuge. The monastery is one of Bhutan’s most important Buddhist colleges. It is a beautiful dzong built in the 18h century by the 8th Desi, Druk Rabgye. Currently, Tango is home to the reincarnate Lama, Gyaltse Tenzin Rabgye. A visit to Tango Monastery offers you a wonderful opportunity to participate in local temple life.
Walk to Punakha. Punakha has been integrally linked to some of the most momentous events in the Bhutanese history and deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful and significant regions at the heart of Bhutanese culture. This district served as the capital of Bhutan from 1637 till 1907.
Contemplate walking over Wangdiphodrang, the land of ornamental speech. Wangdue Phodrang is an important gateway to the far flung districts of Eastern Bhutan. The dzong perched on a ridge overlooking the Punatsangchu and Dangchu rivers was built in 1639. The dzong of Wangdue held a powerful position during pre-monarchy days. Apart from the great dzong, its cultural wonders lie in the villages.
Pay your visit to Taksang, an inspirational site for many a visitors in Western Bhutan. The spiritually blissful site offers an artistically structured monument that becomes a hiker’s delight. Taktshang a monastery that’s located on one of the most fascinating spots in the world. It is at the edge of a steep mountain cliff and is situated at the height of over 2300 feet. The Monastery is also considered as one of the most holy and religious places that are located in Bhutan. The very word Taktshang has its meaning known as “Tigers Nest”.
This tour is meant to discover the culture and history of Western Bhutan.