Bhutan, a Buddhist kingdom on the ‘Himalayas’ eastern edge, is known for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas, peaks such as 7,326m Jomolhari are popular trekking destinations. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.

Capital and largest city: Thimphu; 27°28.0′N 89°38.5′E / 27.4667°N 89.6417°E
Population: 797,765 (2016) World Bank
Currencies: Indian rupee, Bhutanese ngultrum
Points of interest: Paro Taktsang , Punakha Dzong
Bhutan today offers some of the best trekking, cultural and natural trips in the Himalayas. In advance booking and visa preparations have to be carried out before traveling to Bhutan. Flying from Kathmandu to Paro Airport in Bhutan is one of the best ways to get to this enchanting land of dragon. Places of interests include Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Bumthang etc.

Cultural & Sightseeing Tour

Trekking

Trekking is to make a slow or adventurous journey on foot, especially to hike through mountainous areas. It is the combination of hiking and walking activity done in multi-days trip to rural and mountainous areas with the enjoyment of adventurous and real life scenario. In trekking, backpacking trips consists of at least one night and can last for weeks or months, sometimes aided by planned resupply points or drops. In present days a good backpacker takes in consideration the impact on environment, including staying on established trails, not disturbing vegetation, and carrying garbage out.