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Punakha Valley, Bhutan

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Punakha Valley, Bhutan

Majestic mountains and deep valleys scattered with dzongs (fortresses), Buddhist chortens (shrines) and rural villages provide a wonderful playground for anyone visiting Bhutan. This enigmatic country remains largely unexplored and has a strong emphasis on low-impact tourism, meaning that it has maintained its charming cultures and traditions.

While in Bhutan, you will no doubt come across one of its many colorful festivals or ‘tsechus’, which often involve masked dancing, bright costumes and folk songs. Our travel guide highlights those worth experiencing, allowing you to gain an insight into the unique customs that make this Himalayan Kingdom such a special place.

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    Festivals of Bhutan

    Festivals of Bhutan

    Festivals are very important to Bhutanese people, they're a great excuse to celebrate and socialize. We can highly recommend incorporating a festival into your tailor-made trip to Bhutan, as an ideal way of immersing yourself in the country's culture.

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    Spanning six countries and the world’s highest mountain range, the Himalaya isn’t a region you usually tackle in one go. We compare and contrast the best Himalayan journeys, which include seeking out rhinos in Nepal, visiting remote dzongs in Bhutan and riding railways in India.

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