Bhutan is no doubt, a trekker’s paradise. Bhutan is located in the heart of the Himalayas the Trekking & Tour routes range from the beautiful scenic nature paths to the more rigorous trails along the foothills of the Himalayan peaks for the more adventurous. The low altitude Trekking are comparatively easier leading through ever- green forests populated by various plant and animal species, which makes a scenic path to follow. These treks provide an opportunity to visit villages, farms and religious temples allowing a chance to appreciate the rich culture and the life of the Bhutanese people. These Tour and Trekking are accessible even in the winter and are a great delight to those trekkers who appreciate the finer sides of nature Below are some Tour and Trekking routes in Bhutan , with an indication of the best season and time requirements. No trekker’s life will be complete until one has trekked in the Himalayas of Bhutan.

Tour in Bhutan

THE DRAGON LAND

No one seems to know exactly the meaning of the word Bhutan but it is believed that it is derived from `Bhot’ which is the name given by Tibetans to their own country and `Tan’ which is a corruption of the word `stan’ meaning Land. The Bhutanese however prefer to call their country `Druk-Yul’ which means `The Land of the Dragon’. Bhutan is renowned for its undiluted cultures and unspoiled natural wonders. Bhutan’s past is still its present.

 

PUNAKHA

The old capital of the kingdom has a temperate climate almost year-round. Punakha Dzong at the confluence of the Po and Mo (father and mother) rivers, is the winter home for the monastic community. There are splendid views of the distant Himalayas on the road from Thimpu to Punakha.

 

BUMTHANG

The wide Central Valley of Bumthang is the ancestral home of Buddhism in Bhutan, and is a place of pilgrimage for the Bhutanese people. The many important monasteries and temples contain a wealth of valuable religious artifacts.

 

TASHIGANG

The most important eastern town in Bhutan, Tashigang is the centre of one of the most populated district in the kingdom, an area where much of Bhutan’s finest weaving come. In the valleys of Merak and Sakteng live in the remarkable Brogpa yak-herders.

 

THIMPU

The capital of Bhutan, and the center of government, religion and commerce. It is unique city, with an unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient tradition.

 

PHUNTSHOLING

The gateway of the south is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian plains. From here, heading northwards, the road twists and turns up into the Himalayan foothills, passing through lush forest and scattered villages, at altitudes up to 8,000 ft.

 

PARO

This beautiful valley, with its rich terraced farmland, is home to some of Bhutan’s oldest temples and monasteries as well as Bhutan’s first airport. An ancient watchtower holds the National Museum, whilst overlooking the valley is the cliff-side: “Tigers Nest” monastery of Takstang.