Just to the east of Nepal, separated only by a thin strip of India, lofty Bhutan is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Paro is Bhutan’s largest city.
Just to the east of Nepal, separated only by a thin strip of India, lofty Bhutan is known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” Paro is Bhutan’s largest city. The famous Tiger Nest or Taktsang Palphug Monastery is a sacred Vajrayana Himalayan Buddhist site located on the cliffside of the upper Paro valley. Ta Dzong, an ancient temple, today houses the National Museum. The capital city of Bhutan is Thimpu. It’s a cultural center – with ancient Bhutanese structures and great craft shopping. Punakha is a nearby religious center, with many temples and monasteries – the most famous of which is Punakha Dzong (a major winter sanctuary for monks).
In Phuntsoling (at Bhutan’s southern border with India) the weather is hot and humid –a subtropical climate pretty much unchanging throughout the year. Temperatures vary between 15-30 degrees Celsius. At cities in the country’s center, such as Thimpu, Paro, Punakha, and Bhumathang, the climate is more seasonal with warm summers and cool, dry winters. The weather in the far Northern reaches of the kingdom is much colder during winter. Mountain peaks are perpetually covered in snow and lower parts remain cool due to the high altitude terrain.
No independent traveling is permitted in Bhutan. You must buy an inclusive tour package to travel in Bhutan and the trip is wholly arranged according to the tour package. However, you can walk around freely when you have free time in Thimpu and Paro.
Standard tourist lodging is included in your basic tour package. However, international chain hotels and resorts are available in Paro and Thimpu with supplemental costs. Some nights can consist of a stay at a farmhouse.
Nepal, India, and even Tibet in China can easily be combined with Bhutan. Nepal is the best getaway to Paro, Bhutan. And we can arrange a combination with several destinations in Nepal, Tibet, China, and India. Contact us for a personalized itinerary.
Most Bhutanese meals consist of rice with one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Pork, beef, and chicken are the meats that are eaten most often. Vegetables commonly eaten include spinach, pumpkins, turnips, radishes, tomatoes, lentils, onions, and green beans. Ema Datshi is the country’s favorite dish of chili and cheese.
No independent travel is permitted so no visa is granted unless you buy a tour package. We handle all visa formalities once you decide to buy one of our Bhutan tours.
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