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Why Bhutan Should Be Your Next Travel Destination? Top 5 Popular Trips in Bhutan

Why Bhutan should be your next travel destination? A question millions delve into. And by the end of their vigorous searching, each one decides to plan trips in Bhutan someday. And why wouldn’t they? Bhutan, in all its shades, is a true natural masterpiece. This country of mountains, monasteries, and magic, is nestled among some of the world’s tallest mountains lying calmly beside the swift rivers. The Land of Thunder Dragon fills the deep valleys with fierce storms. An otherworldly place where the traditional Buddhist culture embraces the newfound modernity and global development.

To personify Bhutan, he will be your oriental friend dressed in traditional knee-length ‘Gho.’  The kind and humble one who is also interesting to talk to. He will be self-sufficient and would raise his eye-brows every time you choose automobiles over your two strong limbs connecting your feet to the ground. Also, he would be the happiest person who ever lived, filled with spirituality, and in no hurry for life to pass by quickly. Sadly, Bhutan is a country and not a person, but, luckily, it exists.

Taktshang Goemba Tigers Nest Monastery Bhutan in a mountain cliff
Tigers Nest Monastery, Bhutan

Bhutan lies in its serenity while the entire fast-paced world moves forward. The life of people there moves at a slower pace living each moment fully. Just like their every day, the speed limit of their vehicles does not exceed over 20km per hour. And the most interesting fact is that it is the only country without traffic lights. A place where real-life thrives amid the un-materialistic lifestyle. Not to mention the dense forests covering 72% of the country’s total area. In fact, the country is not only carbon-neutral but also is the world’s only carbon-negative country. A lot to take in for people like us covered in pollution and global warming, huh?

Why Choose Trips in Bhutan?

Everything from ‘how the world should be’ and nothing like ‘how the world is’, Bhutan, is soaring high as a top travel destination for nature enthusiasts. Even then, the kingdom doesn’t give in to the luring tourism world. Visiting Bhutan is neither easy nor cheap, but every second spent there is worth the while. The country itself remains as a reminder of how all the accumulated wealth does not equal to one’s happiness. With unique tourist rules, Bhutan is a sight for sore eyes.  If you are exhausted with the recent modernization and looking for an escape from the humdrum of life, Bhutan is your answer. Tours to Bhutan will serve you with tranquility and adventure at the same time. Well, being there will surround you with mystery and magic. Choose from these top 5 popular trips in Bhutan and rejoice in serenity:

Bhutan Tour with Four Days Druk Path Trek 7 Days

While Bhutan offers multiple hotspots for all travel enthusiasts, having a perfectly carved travel plan is necessary. Among various trips in Bhutan, Bhutan Tour with Four Days Druk Path Trek is an ideal trip for exploring the rugged landscape and steep mountain valleys. This Bhutan Tour Package comes with the finest short trek along the Druk Path. The trip begins in Paro as you marvel at Kichu Lhakhang temple, Rinpung Dzong, and Ta Dzong. The following day, you warm up with a day hike up to Tiger’s Nest Monastery before you actually begin your trek along the Druk Path. The Druk Path trail leads you to straight four nights camping as you marvel at the centuries-old dzongs along the way. The trail ends in Thimpu, and then you will return to Paro via Punakha.

Mountain view from Dochula Pass in Bhutan

View from Dochula Pass

Bhutan The Last Shangri-La Tour 7 Days

If you are not much into walking and are looking for a more laid back trip, then Bhutan The Last Shari-La Tour would be a perfect choice. This Bhutan tour package includes sightseeing tours around the Bhutanese landmarks. With this trip, you will get to visit the heritage museum and majestic fortresses. Adding to it, you can also visit the Memorial Chorten, mini-zoo, and Traditional Medicine Institute in Thimpu. Likewise, you will drive beside the rhododendron and hemlock forests and enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas. Furthermore, you will make your way to Gangtey, where you can adore the picturesque black mountain ranges. The trip comes to an end with short hiking in Bhutan up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery. The spiritual walk all the way up to 3180 meters will ultimately leave you awestruck with its past legends.

Paro Town in Bhutan
Paro Town, Bhutan

Nepal and Bhutan Tour 9 Days

While admiring the natural beauty of Bhutan, you can also add the cultural charm of Nepal. With this Nepal and Bhutan Tour, you can explore these two beautiful nations of South Asia. You can visit the UNESCO recognized world heritage sites in Kathmandu that reflect the medieval times of the valley. From Kathmandu, you will head to Bhutan and rejoice in its pristine nature and ancient monuments. During your time there, you will visit the oldest temple in the country, Kichu Lhakhang. Likewise, you will visit several fortresses such as Rinpung Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, Tashichho Dzong, and Punakha Dzong. Additionally, you will visit other cultural and historical landmarks. Your Nepal and Bhutan Tour ends in Kathmandu after your visit to the medieval durbars of Patan and Bhaktapur.

View of Tashichho Dzong in Bhutan
Tashichho Dzong

Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet Tour 14 Days

Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet are the three Himalayan nations of South Asia, each one having a specialty of their own. This Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet tour begins in Bhutan, where you will enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the Himalayas, including Jichu Drake and Jumolhari peaks. Likewise, you will visit the Druk Wangyal, where the paintings elaborate on the present monarchy. The trip then lands you in Nepal, where you will take pleasure in the amazing sunrises from behind the Himalayas. You will also stroll through the alleys of Kathmandu Valley and bask in the heat subtropical region during the jungle safari. Your trip comes to an end in Tibet, where you will visit the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Drepung Monastery, Drayerpa Cave, and other significant landmarks.

View of Potala Palace
Potala Palace

Photography Tour in Bhutan 7 Days

This Photography Tour in Bhutan is for enthusiastic photographers interested in capturing the memories of life. Among various tours in Bhutan, the photography tour allows you to combine your passion for photography with love for travel.  The trip begins in Paro, where you will marvel at the glimpses of the local Bhutanese lifestyle. At the same time, you will indulge yourself in Bhutan’s popular landmarks and capture memories to take back home. This trip is a perfect blend of traveling and admiring the picturesque landscapes of the country. The overall trip is crafted in such a way that you will be allocated enough time to capture that perfect shot. Also, you will be visiting the Tiger’s Nest Monastery twice, giving you enough time for spectacular photographs from the edge of the steep cliff above Paro Valley. From this cliff, you will have a perfect spot for splendid sunrises and sunsets.

Bhutanese people in cultural dress

Apart from these top 5 popular trips in Bhutan, the country also offers numerous tours ranging from cultural tours to trekking trips. These Bhutan tours let you dwell deeper into the mystery and legends of the last Shangri-La. Moreover, you can enjoy your holidays uncovering the secrets of the quiet township along with the natural scenery of this little Asian nation. Here are a few hiking trips in Bhutan that you can choose from:-

Cultural Tour and Day Hikes in Bhutan,

Bhutan Cultural Tour with 3 Days Chelela Trek,

Nepal Annapurna Trek and Bhutan Tour with day hikes.

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