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Bhutan, or Druk Yul, with its scenic landscapes and historic buildings is considered the last Shangri-La by many travelers. Thimphu, the capital city, sits on a hillside adjacent to the river by the same name. Within its boundaries, the Trashi Chhoe Dzong fortress and the Memorial Chorten monument are must visits. Add the city of Paro to your list, where the Taktsang (or Tiger's Nest) is located, as well as some of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries. In Bumthang, there are numerous dzongs, temples and palaces. Important points-of-interest include the Black Mountain National Park; Satkeng Wildlife Sanctuary; cascading waterfalls in East Bhutan, and the Bumthang Valley. Bhutan has limited connections with the outside world, thus making it somewhat difficult for foreigners to travel. Only a few thousand tourists are allowed in each year and are required to book their travel in advance through a registered tour operator in Bhutan. The Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a picturesque country, very proud of its heritage and culture. Visit this unique country and enjoy the soaring snow capped peaks, alpine meadows and densely forested hills and ravines abounding in exotic flora and fauna. The flower bedded valleys, gushing waterfalls and wild streams are a delight to the eyes and can only be experienced to be believed! 

Bhutan is a rugged land of steep mountains and deep valleys.It is easily divided into three main geographical areas. The lowlands front its southern border with India; the lesser (or lower) Himalayas cover the central areas, and its northern border with China is dominated by the massive peaks of the Himalayas. Many mountain peaks in northern Bhutan reach heights of over 7,000 meters. Numerous small rivers drain the land, including the Dangme, Mangde, Sankosh and Torsa. Climate The weather in Bhutan varies from tropical in the south, to more moderate conditions in the central hills and valleys. In the far north, snowy days and cold temperatures are the norm. The summer monsoon season affects the entire country, so the spring and fall seasons are considered ideal, as they offer clear skies and low humidity. Summer high temperatures do approach 85º f, south and central, while winter lows vary drastically by elevation.

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Bhutan City Tour, 7 Days

Days: 7 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Experience the enchantment of Bhutan's cities on a captivating city tour that delves into the heart of this Himalayan kingdom. Wander through the ancient streets of Paro, where the legendary Tiger's Nest Monastery stands sentinel against dramatic cliffs. Explore Thimphu, the capital, where modernity meets tradition at the striking Tashichho Dzong and the peaceful National Memorial...

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Bhutan Cultural Tour with Druk Path Trek, 11 Days

Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Cultural Tour with Druk Path Trek: Your itinerary starts on arrival in Paro where you will have a day for sightseeing in the valley and then you can take the hike to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery as acclimatization for your trek — always the highlight of any trip to Bhutan!  Your trek is called Druk Path trek which takes you over four days from Paro over mountain passes and high lakes...

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Bhutan Cultural Tour with Soi Yaksa Trek, 11 Days

Days: 11 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Bhutan Cultural Tour with Yaksa Trek Your itinerary starts on arrival in Paro where you will have a day for sightseeing in the valley and then you can take the hike to the famous Tiger's Nest monastery as acclimatization for your trek always the highlight of any trip to Bhutan!  Your trek is called the Yaksa trek which takes you to the base camp at Mount Jomolhari - climbing to over 4000m...

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Jomolhari Trek with a Culture Tour of Paro and Thimphu, 12 Days

Days: 12 / Difficulty: 3 of 5 (Moderate to strenuous)
Jomolhari Trek with a Culture Tour of Paro and Thimphu Beginning from Paro valley, your trek starts with gentle ascent through Bhutan’s undisturbed forest of rhododendrons and pines. Passing through the villages with lush fields of rice, wheat, barley and crossing over the tree lines you arrive in the regions sparsely inhabited by the migrant yak herders. The trail continues through enchanting...

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Tsaluna Trek, 8 Days

Days: 8 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
This trek leads you to the beautiful Phobjikha valley (3,000m), one of the few glacial valleys in Bhutan, which lies in the East Mountains of Wangduephodrang. After crossing over the pass you soon come to the great monastery of Gangtey which was established in the 17th century. The village of Phobjikha lies a few kilometers down from the monastery, on the valley floor. This quiet, remote valley...

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Snowman Trek (Extreme), 31 Days

Days: 31 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
The Snowman Trek in Bhutan is an awe-inspiring and challenging adventure that takes intrepid trekkers on an unforgettable journey through the Himalayan kingdom's pristine wilderness.  This legendary trek offers breathtaking vistas of snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, and picturesque valleys, revealing Bhutan's untouched natural beauty. Along the way, trekkers will encounter ancient...

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Cultural tour of west and central Bhutan, 10 Days

Days: 10 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Your itinerary starts with a short drive to Bhutan’s bustling capital, Thimphu, with its many interesting museums and temples. You will have a full day to explore the sights of the capital. Then you head east over the Dochu La pass (where you should get some stunning views of the Himalayan range) to Punakha where you can visit the magnificent Punakha Dzong and take a short walk to a...

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Cultural Tour in Bhutan in the Land of the Dragon 16 Days

Days: 13 / Difficulty: 2 of 5 (Moderate)
Bhutan's isolation has resulted in its culture and traditional remaining much the same for many hundreds of years. Our introductory Western Bhutan Culture tour will be through the stunning beautiful alpine valleys flanked by steep slopes and terraced pastures dotted with temple. The highlight of tour will be visits to Simtokha Dzong within the tiny capital township of Thimpu and the Taktsang...

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