The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country located in the eastern Himalayas between Tibet- China in the north and India in the south. Bhutan has a rugged and mountainous landscape with snowcapped peaks and glacier covered terrain in the north, spurs of the Himalayan peaks in the center and heavily forested foothills and subtropical plains in the south. The Kingdom of Bhutan covers a land area of 46,500 square kilometers. The country has a maximum latitudinal distance of 170 kilometers and maximum longitudinal distance of 300 kilometers. Bhutan is almost entirely mountainous with flat land limited to the meandering border river valleys. The land rises from approximately 300 meters above the sea level in the south to the towering Himalayan Mountains in the north of over 7,400 meters high.
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A few years old, Thimphu was built by the late king Jigme Dorje Wangchuk, to replace the ancient capital of Punakha a mountain range away. At a altitude of 7,710 ft in the fertile valley of the Wang Chu river, the capital Thimphu is an engaging blend of the old and the new. A unique law, which retains the forms and motifs of Bhutan's traditional architecture even in new buildings give Thimphu a delightful structural harmony. The capital's most striking visual landmark is the magnificent Tashichhodzong, which is the seat of the Royal Government and Central Monastic Body.
To the west of Thimphu, the Phajoding monastery overlooks the town from 10,000 feet and commands a splendid view of whole area. Visitors may also go to Dontsho la pass for an impressive vista of snow peaks, lakes, streams and alpine flowers, and to Dochu la, another scenic mountain pass, where the panorama of vivid rhododendrons and azaleas against the backdrop of the great Himalayas is breathtaking.
With patchwork fields, willow glades, murmuring trout filled streams and scattered hamlels, Paro is the most attractive of Bhutan's valleys, the air exudes a sense of profound peace. It was here that Padma Sambhava, better known as Guru Rimpoche, came from India in the 8th century with the message of the Lord Buddha. At 7,382 ft Paro is the only airport site of Bhutan. Besides the colourful spring Tsechu, Paro has a number of sights and monuments to enthral the visitor. The pastoral beauty of Paro valley, magnificent views of Mount Jhomolhari, the incredible monastery of Taktsang which clings to a sheer rock cliff, the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong - fortress of the victorious Drupas and the National Museum, housed in an ancient watchtower, are a few of the attractions that make Paro one of the high-points of any holiday in Bhutan.
paro-museumBelow the Dzong, across a covered medieval bridge, is uggen palri a royal palace, where architect's imagination reached, hiterto unattainable peaks in the ecstasy of devotion. Here is Bhutan's architecture at its height. About 6.5-km north of the Dzong, is the legendary and most revered sacred shrine in Bhutan; Kytchu-Lakhang was built in the 7th century, the wooden floor tells the tale of the years of prostration by the devout monks, for goughed into the heavy timber are footprints as clear as if freshly made. The Queen Mother of the present king recently added a new chapel dedicated to the Guru Rimpoche with a great image of the saint crafted by Bhutan's foremost artisans.
Vhunzom Or Confluence
In an area called "Vhunzom" or Confluence- the meeting place of the Para Chu and Wang Chu rivers - branch roads lead off to Paro and the Ha valleys. This was an important station in Bhutan's once thriving trade with Tibet, beyond it lies the Chumbi valley.
Taktsang (The Tiger's Nest) and Kyichu
Beyond Paro, the road runs along the river valley to the Tibetan border. A few miles down the road, a side track leads onwards Tastsang a gem-like monastery that clings to a sheet 3,000 foot rock face. The name Taktsang means "theTtiger's Nest" for the legend that Padma Sambhava, the bringer of Buddhism, flew here from Tibet on the back of a Tiger. Today pilgrims and other visitors reach it by crossing a bridge and mounting a steep, winding track on horseback. The monks welcome visitors and will readily act as guides and show their small sacred library. Another 15 minutes further along, even highen Thantaktsang, is the Sang-Tog Peri monastery. Its name means literlally "the temple of heaven" a claim which no one who sees it, would think to contest.
Punakha - The Old Capital
A three hour drive to the east of thimphu takes one to the old capital of bhutan - punakha. A superb example of bhutanese architecture, the punakha dzong majestically stand on the bank of the river punakha. With abundance of trouts, the punakha river is considered an angler's paradise.
Duration: 04 Days | Grade: Easy These short 4 and 5 days tours to Bhutan can be added on as a additional Nepal as flights to Bhutan, are available from Kathmandu. These tours will focus on the Kingdoms western valleys of Paro and Thimpu with an optional day-hike to the Taksang Monastery
Duration: 15 Days | Grade: Easy Few westerners visit Bhutan's central Bumthang district with its four sacred valleys. Fewer still venture to far eastern Bhutan with its distinctive peoples, culture and its rich natural history. The 15-day tour offers a rare insight of the entire country of Bhutan including Paro,
Duration: 12 Days | Activities: Tour | Grade: Easy This central Bhutan tour will take you deep into the heart of the beautiful Bumthang valley, considered the Switzerland of Bhutan. Our route crosses three high mountains passes: Dochula at 3100m, Pelela at 3300m and Yotongla, the highest at 3400m.
Duration: 07 Days | Activities: Tour | Grade: Easy Bhutan Dragon tour, The Kingdom of Bhutan is a destination known to few, distant from the western world both geographically and in culture. Less than 6,000 foreigners traveled here last year, an amazingly low figure when you consider that this amount can