Bhutan tourism: what to do and see, in a way which is close to nature

bhutan bird watching
bhutan bird watching

Things to do in Bhutan by booking an organized tour to discover the spectacular scenery of this state.

Travel Guide Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan has adopted a cautious approach to tourism to avoid any negative impact on the culture and environment of the country. All tourists, group or individual, can only travel with an organized tour in the all inclusive book only through a registered tour operator in Bhutan or its respective foreign correspondent. There are so many potential tourists eager to explore the breathtaking mountains and valleys of this amazing country. The tourism industry in Bhutan is founded on the principle of environmental sustainability, or the environment.

The number of tourists is limited to the level actually manageable tourist infrastructure, which is not very high. The name means Land of the Thunder Dragon Bhutan. Much of Bhutanese history is lost in legends, but the first major event was the arrival of Guru Rinpoche in the eighth century, which brought with it the Mahayana Buddhism from Tibet. Bhutan, the last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom in the world, has become a coherent political entity around the 17th century and has never been conquered and ruled by another foreign power. Bhutan is a peaceful country, with strong traditional values ​​based on religion, respect for the royal family and care for the environment.

What to do in Bhutan

Appreciate the skills of Bhutan in archery, the national sport of Bhutan. The races are held frequently. These events are usually fun and boisterous, accompanied by cheerful drinking of alcoholic beverages.

Identify some of the more than 600 varieties of Bhutan birds, including the rare black-necked cranes wintering which takes place in the valleys of Phobjikha and Bumdeling.

Buddhist festival
Being involved in one of the many festivals Buddhist Bhutan, characterized by a riot of masks, dances and rituals in the courtyards, where Buddhist monks tell the history and myths through religious dances and popular.

The Cheli
See the beautiful and desolate Haa Valley, reached by the Cheli La Paro, at 3,810 m, the highest road pass in the country.

Drametse Goemba
Enjoy the spectacular views and the way you drive along the road overlooking Drametse Goemba, consider that this is not for the faint of heart.

Drukgyel Dzong
Explore Paro Dzong with its imposing and traditional covered bridge leading to the valley of Drukgyel Dzong, once protected by Bhutan against Tibetan invasions. In good weather you can admire Jhomolhari, which is the second highest peak.

Handicrafts Emporium
A Thimpu there are shops with a wide assortment of unique souvenirs, including products and beautifully hand-woven by hand.
The Pass
Admire the breathtaking view of the chain of ‘Eastern Himalayas from Dochu La Pass at 3,100 m.

National Museum of Bhutan Paro
Visit the National Library in Thimphu to look at the books and bibles, the National Museum of Bhutan Paro, located in the Watchtower, which displays weapons, antiques, mammals and Bhutanese artifacts.

Painting School
Visit the Institute of Arts and Crafts in 13 Tashi Yangtse, eastern Bhutan, or the painting school in Thimphu, where young artists and craftsmen hone their skills.

Punakha Valley
There are many sacred temples, including Punakha Dzong. Straddling the confluence of the Pho and Mo, the Dzong was built by the founder of the kingdom, Ngawang Namgyal.

Taktsang Goemba, Tiger Nest, is the most revered monastery in Bhutan. It is located on top of a cliff, 900 meters above sea level in the valley of Paro. According to legend, Guru Rinpoche arrived here on a flying tiger and was meditating in a cave for three months.

Tashi Yangtse
See the remote valleys of eastern Bhutan, where women weave the fabric on the doors of the houses.

Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu
Main administrative and religious center of the country, home to the ministries, the throne room and the largest real monastery of the country, the summer seat of the Je Khenpo and his 1,600 monks.

Trongsa Dzong in Bhutan Central
Visit the ancestral home of the royal family, which enjoys superb views over the valley, and then explore the holy places in Bumthang, cultural and religious strongholds in the country.

Get back to nature along the trekking routes between the valleys and gorges of the mountains, in a breathtaking landscape. Tourists can enroll in cultural tours which are cross villages on foot or by mountain bike along the Paro Valley for an exhilarating experience. Bicycles can be rented in Thimpu and trails are suitable for a wide range of skills.

Admire the sculptures slate and bamboo weaving. The Wangdiphodrang Dzong is located at the confluence of two rivers, and for many centuries was the seat of one of the most powerful Dzongpons of Bhutan.