Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by China and India, which are the giant economies in the world. Bhutan is one of the Top 10 Biodiversity Hot Spots in the world as it has protected around 73% of the forests. It is located in the Eastern Himalayas aboding peaks over 7,000m and is famous for natural beauty, forests and conservation areas. Different species of flora and fauna from endemic to endangered species of animals are found in here to attract the global tourists. ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’, Bhutan has many towns, temples, monasteries and other cultural-historical milestones.
Bhutan tour is the rarest opportunity for a tourist who wants to experience the flavor of diverse culture and religion. Bhutan is also known as a Buddhist nation as it has followed Buddhism as the official religion of the state. You can find many Buddhist pilgrimage sites giving you the world peace and tranquility feeling on the lap of high Himalayas. Bhutan tour includes Taktsang Monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) located in Paro is among the holiest places to visit. Bhutan the Last Shangri-La Tour takes you around the top attractions like Tashichho Dzong, National Memorial Chorten and Motithang Takin Preserve in Timpu.
The cultural tour to Bhutan is also really memorable as you can find the unique Buddhist culture, tradition, dress and festivals. Gho is the men’s cultural dress that covers until knees and Kira is the women’s cultural dress covering until ankle. Scarf that is used by both men and women, is the more important attire which marks some official occasions and sites. Men’s scarf is called ‘Kabney’ and women’s ‘Rachu’ which is worn while visiting dzongs and administrative centers.
Many festivals according to Buddhist and Hindu calendars are celebrated in Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. The festivals, also known as ‘Tschechu’ commemorate the important happenings in the life of the Second Buddha called ‘Guru Rinpoche’. During the celebration of Tschechus, people dress in cultural attire and visit temples and monasteries as homage to the ‘Sacred Gem’. Mask dances performed in traditional songs for three days are the most enchanting occasions for the tourists who visit Bhutan. They prepare the traditional food item called ‘EmaDatshi’ and traditional wine ‘Ara’ to enjoy the festivals with their people.
There are many religious and historical landmarks to explore in Bhutan for your lifelong experience in the Eastern Himalayas. The top 5 attractions of Bhutan Tour package are Tiger’s Nest, Punakha Zong, Zuri Dzong, Uma Paro Hotel and Gangtek Valley. Dochula Pass (3,140m) on the East West Road connecting Thimpu and Punakha is a must do activity during Bhutan Tour. Dochula Pass is a vantage point of the snowcapped peaks in the Eastern Himalayas and other peaks above 7,000m. You can visit 108m memorial chortens or stupas which are called ‘Druk Wangyal Chortens’ built by the eldest Queen Mother Ashi Wangmo Wangchuk.
Bhutan offers culture, nature, adventure activities and wellness programs to the tourists at a good deal for lifelong experiences. You can witness the magnificent attraction of natural beauty and cultural diversity while on a tour to Bhutan. Similarly, you can do adventure activities like hiking, trekking, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing to make your trip more memorable. Wellness programs focus on contemplative meditation, natural hot spring bath and all kinds of natural remedies to purify the body and spirit. Many people from around the world visit Bhutan for the peaceful environment found in the natural sanctity.
You can find three major climatic regions: Alpine Zone (4,000m and above), Temperate Zone (2,000m-4,000m) and Sub-tropical Zone (150m-2,000m) in Bhutan. The alpine zone consists almost no forest and animals; temperate zone has conifer and broadleaf forests and dense forests in tropical zone.Bhutanese forests consist around 300 species of medicinal herbs and 46 different types of rhododendron including other various types of plants. Fir, mixed conifer, blue pine, chirpine, broadleaf mixed with conifer, upland and lowland hardwood plus tropical lowland plants are commonly found here.
You can find many high altitude animals like snow leopard, red panda, goral, langurs (leaf monkeys), Himalayan black bear, etc. Other species of animals found in Bhutan are sambar, wild pig, barking deer, blue sheep and musk deer for your lifelong experience. Sub-tropical zone lets you have glimpses of clouded leopard, one-horned rhino, elephant, water buffaloes, swamp deer and Golden langur. Similarly, around 670 species of birds including 50 migrant species and 16 vulnerable species are found in Bhutan. Therefore, bird watching tour has a large prospect to promote Bhutan tourism in the international market.
Bhutan tour is specially designed for experiencing nature and culturein the Himalayan Kingdom securing serene surrounding. The traditional Buddhist art and architecture reflecting the major incidents in the life of Lord Buddha also attract the thousands of tourists. You can see monasteries constructed on top of a hill having dzongs which are quite far from the crowded urban areas. National parks and protected areas of Bhutan alone cover 73% of the country in a collaboration of government and the private sector. So, you can find a large variety of wildlife and vegetation in the forests of sub-tropical and temperate zones.