10 Things to do in Bhutan

  • Witness local festivals

Come and see the local festivals or Tsechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of the month according to the lunar calendar.  Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together in their finest clothes to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to the mask dances, tshechus also include colorful Bhutanese dances and other forms of entertainment. 

  • Hiking

While in Bhutan you can expect some hiking as most of the important Monasteries are not connected by road, since it is the local belief that if you have a hard time getting to the monastery you will gain more merit.

Paro Taktsang Hike is the most popular hike in Bhutan. In this hike, tourists will visit the most famous Buddhist monastery, the tiger’s nest that is perched on a cliff 900 meters above Paro valley.

The Gangtey Nature Trail in the Phobjikha Valley is an easy, short trek of around an hour that leads you mostly downhill through beautiful pine forest and along trails from where you can get a great view of the valley. 

Khamsum Yulley hike is another beautiful hike in Punakha valley, which takes you through the rice terrace before you arrive at your destination.

  • Experience Farm house stay

Spending a night or two at a farm house offers an authentic experience of the traditional Bhutanese way of life. During your stay you can interact with the host and get a chance to experience the real life of Bhutanese and live like one.

  • Try our Traditional Bhutanese Cuisine

While visiting a country the visit is never fulfilled if you do not try the local cusine. So,try out some of local delicacies like the famed ema datsi or chilli-cheese a dish made out of chilli and cheese the most distinctive dish of Bhutanese cuisine with some local red rice. Or you can try out the Hontey from Haa valley a dumpling like snack made out of buck wheat and dried radish with a generous amount of butter,fit for the high altitude of Haa valley, or you can try the Jang Buli, a noddle made out of Buckwheat and Khu-li a pancake made out of buckwheat, that originated from the Bumthang Valley or try the kharang, ground maize cooked with rice, of eastern Bhutan.  

Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It is accompanied by one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often. Vegetables commonly consumed includes Potatoes, Cauliflower, Spinach, pumpkins, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, river-weed, onions and green beans. Grains such as rice, buckwheat and barley are also cultivated in various regions of the country depending on the local climate.

  • Cultural Sightseeing

While Bhutan is one of the smallest countries in the world, its cultural diversity and richness are profound. As such, strong emphasis is laid on the promotion and preservation of its unique culture. By protecting and nurturing Bhutan’s living culture it is believed that it will help guard the sovereignty of the nation. Bhutan has many well-preserved architectural heritages with rich and significant history. Tourists can explore and study the traditional Bhutanese arts and crafts that adorn the ancient monuments and understand its history and the evolution of roles it had played since its inception.

  • Visit some of the Historical Sites

Visit some of the most important spiritual sites in Bhutan like the 7th century Kyichu Monastey, the famous 17th century Tiger’s nest monastery, the famous 12th century Changangkha monastery and the different Fortresses that played an important part in the history of Bhutan.

  • Stay at High-end luxury hotels

Experience the high-end hospitality offered in Bhutan by staying in high end serene resorts resorts like the Aman hotel, Uma by Como and many more.

  • Photography tour

Travel with our experienced local guides and have an unforgettable photography tour in Bhutan. We take you to the mystic land, known for its beautiful mountains, gurgling rivers, rice fields, happy people and Buddhist monastic traditions.

Bhutan’s mountainous landscapes, pristine natural environment and river-valleys, efflorescent summer slopes and the charming traditional architecture come together to provide a photography opportunity like nowhere else.

  • Trekking

Explore the Himalayas by trekking across one of the many trekking routes in the country like the famous Jumolhari Base camp hike, or the easier Druk path trail. If you have time and up for the challenge you can do the famous 30 days long snow man’s trek which starts from the western part of the country, covers much of the Northern part and comes out in the Central part of the country.

  • Eastern tour

The Eastern part of Bhutan is a part that offers an insight into the less accessed part of the country and you will have a chance to experience different parts and cultures of Bhutan like the Life style of the Nomads of Merak and Sakteng, see the art of making traditional wooden bowls and cups in Tashi Yangtse, See the art of weaving Bura or raw silk clothes in Pemagatshel and see the art of weaving intricate traditional clothes in Lhuntse.