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Punakha Dzong and the Mo Chhu River

Places to visit in Bhutan

The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is proudly independent, with strongly established traditions and deep-rooted religious beliefs. Our specialists have explored the country many times and can put together a detailed tailor-made itinerary for Bhutan to suit your interests. We’ll suggest what to see in Bhutan, from well-known chortens (shrines) to little-visited rural communities. From Paro in the west you can visit the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, which precipitously sits atop a shelf on a cliff-face above Paro Valley. Explore the capital Thimpu’s markets and crisply painted chorten. Head east across the Dochu La pass to the green vales of Punakha to reach the 17th-century Punakha Dzong. The arrival of migratory black-necked cranes is celebrated each winter in the rural communities of Phobjikha Valley, while Bumthang Valley shelters royal shrines and celebrated temples. Cross the Thrumsingla Pass to the east and you find minority villages with traditional animalist beliefs.

Book a trip to Bhutan and enjoy a trek through the incredible Himalaya Mountains. Visit the historic dzong at Paro, explore Buddhist monasteries in the surrounding valleys or embark on a gentle trek through the scenic town of Punakha.

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Popular places to visit in Bhutan

Featuring heavily on our itinerary ideas for visiting Bhutan, these places are destinations that we know prove consistently popular with our travelers. How you choose to include them in your trip can be tailored into a route that best suits your preferences.

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