Bhutan

Why Bhutan?

A country unlike any other, Bhutan is a place where even the modern, jeans and gel, teenagers enjoy their culture with a fiery excitement. A exotic landscape where monks still meditate for the years in the sacred caves to the East. A Kingdom owned by a monarch who had willingly given up his absolute power to usher in democracy. Bhutan is a country where progress is formally measured by happiness, rather than Gross National Product, using the government’s pioneering Gross National Happiness system. It is the first carbon-negative country in the world, Bhutan has preserved its forest, mountains, and people on its journey to modernize, a feat that is totally unique in the history of this world.

Demographics

Counrty : Bhutan
Official Language : Dzongkha
Major Religion : Buddhism & Hinduism
Area: 38,394 km2 (14,824 sq mi)
Population : 797,765 (2016 CENSUS)
Currency : Ngultrum (BTN)

Climate

Summer : April and May
Average temperature in summer : Phuentsholing - 30°C
Thimphu - 25°C
Monsoon : June to mid-October
Average Rainfall : Phuentsholing- 299 cm
Thimphu – 159 cm
Winter : December-February
Average temperature in winter : Phuentsholing - 15°C
Thimphu – 2.5 °C

Fun fact

Trekking in Bhutan
Trekking

Trekking in the pristine Kingdom offers wonderful way to experience the charm of the Himalayas as well as its wild and verdant forest

Taktsang Palphug Monastery
Visit Taktsang Palphug Monastery

It is one of most sacred and religious site and when you visit its blessed Monastery, the serenity of place fills you with divine joy

Punakha Dzon
Visit Punakha Dzong

It’s a unique tourist attraction due to its one hundred pillar hall featuring exquisite murals. It is one of the largest and second oldest Dzong of the country.

Dochula Pass
Visit Dochula Pass (Thimphu)

The Dochula has 108 stupas with their beautiful architecture which a major attraction of this place and tourist gets different viewpoints of this beautiful structure.

rock climbing
Rock Climbing

A climbing rock near Thimphu offers thirteen exciting climbing tracks for adventurous lovers. Rock climbing tour is conducted by the Vertical Bhutan Climbing Club.

water rafting
Water Rafting

Rafting in the crystal clear river provides you unique opportunity to explore the country’s beautiful wilderness. Rafting route of Mo Chu River is a popular rafting course

Where to go?

Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Paro)

It is most famous Cliffside Monastery in Bhutan. It offers adventurous trekking through the solid forest of blue pine trees and Rhododendrons. The visitors can see the vibrant prayers flags fluttering midst alpine forest.

Punakha Dzong (Punakha)

It is considered as the most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan. It has woodworks of high standards. It is the most sacred Dzong which offers enticing atmosphere and mesmerizing cantilever bridge over Mochhu River to the lake behind Dzong.

Dochula Pass (Thimphu)

It is one of the motorable pass in Thimpu overlooking the splendid snow capped mountain. It is marked by the 108 memorial chorten. It is the considered as the historical and religious site in Thimphu.

Buddha Dordenma (Thimphu)

The gigantic Buddha Dordenma is one of the largest Buddharupas all over the world at a height of 51. 5meters. The Buddha Dordenma site has several enjoyable walking trails.

Jigme Dorji National Park

It is one of the oldest protected areas in Bhutan. The largest national park is endowed with various endangered species of flora and fauna. The national park is the treasure trove of natural hot springs, medical plants and jaw- dropping sceneries. The park offers trekking routs and splendid view of majestic peaks.

National Folk Heritage Museum

It is one of the famous sightseeing in Thimphu preserving traditional and ethnical value of pristine Bhutan culture. The museum offers to learn about the primitive and rustic lifestyle of Bhutanese.

Cheli La Pass

It is one of the motorable pass in Bhutan separating Haa and Paro valley. The pass offers stunning view of Mt. Jumolhari, Jichu Drake, and the adjacent peaks to the North West.

Phobjikha Valley

It is the flattering bowl shaped valley in Bhutan. It offers spectacular sightseeing of vast expanses of green field which is visible from number of points along the journey.