Things to Do

The tiny Himalayan kingdom of the thunder dragon is known for so many things that an endless list can be prepared and merely a week is not sufficient for all that. The mystical nation is not to be compared with the likes of Thailand, Malaysia or Singapore. As Bhutan is not a budget destination as considered by many travelers, tourists spend only a few days here and it becomes quite difficult for them to choose what to see and do to make their visit worthwhile. Our comprehensive list of things to do in Bhutan will probably help visitors to pick the best ones for them, as all of these showcases the most renowned sites in the country:

  • Trekking in Bhutan: Some spectacular trekking trails do exist in Bhutan such as the Chomolhari Trek, Druk Path Trek, and Chelela Trek.
  • Hike up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery (Taktshang Palphug Monastery).
  • Visit the Buddha Dordenma Statue.
  • White-water rafting and kayaking in Paro River.
  • Participate in an archery competition.
  • Mountain biking and rock climbing activities.
  • Go fishing in Thimphu, Bumthang & Paro Valleys.
  • Visit the temple of the Divine Madman, Chimi Lhakhang.
  • Experience a homestay and immerse in the local culture.
  • See the national animal of Bhutan, Takin, in Motithang Takin Preserve.
  • Attend a traditional festival of Bhutan.
  • Experience the diverse Bhutanese cuisine and relish the delicacies.
  • Visit the Punakha Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong. 
  • Visit the National Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.
  • Meet the locals and dance with the monks.
  • Go out for camping.
  • Take blessings at Gangtey Monastery.
  • Experience the weekend market of Thimphu.
  • Go for antique shopping.
  • Explore the handicraft market.
  • Wildlife safari and bird watching.
  • Hike around Haa Valley through dense forests.
  • Pay a visit to Jigme Dorji National Park.
  • Attend the annual black-necked crane festival in Phobjikha.
  • Gather spiritual greatness in Rinpung Dzong.
  • Tour the museums and learn more about Bhutanese culture.
  • Horse riding on a grand journey.
  • Enjoy the hot springs for ultimate wellness.
  • Take a ride to Dochula Pass for 360-degree view of the Himalayas.
  • Explore the garden of Phallus in Thimphu.

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