The tiny mountain kingdom of Bhutan is one of the most magical, and remote, places you’ll ever visit. A mere 38,000 square kilometres (less than twice the size of Wales, and much of it inaccessible), it more than makes up in beauty for what it lacks in size.
With breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring peaks topping 7,000m, this is a place to challenge yourself and search for inner peace. Bhutan’s people place great emphasis on tranquillity, rating the nation’s happiness as more important than its economic output. A deeply traditional and reverent Buddhist nation, it has ranked very highly in standard-of-living and happiness indices and is one of the least corrupt countries in Asia. It is also one of the least developed; but therein lies its charm. A trip to Bhutan, which only began opening up to outsiders in the 1970s, is like stepping back in time – an ever-more-precious experience.
Essential stops are the monasteries, mountain trails and the fascinating capital, Thimphu. Tourism is well regulated to keep it high-end: that’s where we come in. However you want to go about visiting, call Tailored Journeys for the expert view.
OUR SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS OF BHUTAN:
Tiger's Nest Monastery is a sacred marvel. A pilgrimage site, its breathtaking location and spiritual ambiance make it a symbol of Bhutanese heritage and a testament to the harmony between nature and spirituality. Accessible by a scenic hike, the journey to this iconic site adds an adventurous touch to the profound experience of Tiger's Nest.
Adorning the hills of Thimphu, Buddha Dordenma is a colossal statue radiating serenity. This iconic Bhutanese landmark symbolizes peace, harmony, and the nation's commitment to Buddhism. As it overlooks the capital, it stands as a majestic embodiment of Bhutan's spiritual and cultural heritage.
Nestled in the lush Punakha Valley, Bhutan's former capital captivates with the majestic Punakha Dzong, flanked by the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers. Rich in history and natural beauty, Punakha offers a serene escape, revealing the essence of Bhutan's cultural and spiritual heart.
Paro District, Bhutan's enchanting gateway, unfolds with sacred monasteries and traditional architecture. Surrounded by scenic landscapes, it embodies Bhutan's cultural richness and natural splendor, inviting exploration and spiritual reflection.
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SOME IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TO BHUTAN:
HIGHLIGHTS OF BHUTAN
Thimphu / Punakha / Haa / Paro District
Welcome to Bhutan: a capsule Kingdom in which traditions thrive, scenery dazzles and Buddhism is inextricably woven into the fabric of daily life.
This holiday is designed to give you a feel for the country's culture and unique pace. In the capital city of Thimphu, you will explore the markets, monuments and local life.
Thimphu / Punakha / Paro District
Embark on a two-week Bhutan adventure that takes in three valleys in depth. This holiday is designed so that you spend less time in the car and more time embracing Bhutan’s natural beauty.
Ideal for intrepid travellers, including those with teenage children, this trip focuses on time in the great outdoors.
BHUTAN IN STYLE
Thimphu / Gangtey / Punakha / Paro District
Bhutan’s scenery is almost cinematic, lending the most dramatic and awe-inspiring backdrop for a handful of very unique and intimate luxury hotels. In this two-week holiday, we have selected the best of the best to ensure you feel fully immersed in the beauty of the Kingdom and in your accommodation.
Adventure, culture, cities
GMT+ 6 hours
When to go:
October to April
11 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.