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The natural splendour is stupefying. Pause for thought: the Alps and the Rockies were once much like this. The capital city, Thimphu, is awesome for another reason. Restaurants, shops, markets, personalities, all are built on the foundation of Buddhism. We see this rock represented in the mountainside Tiger’s Nest Monastery, just a short walk from the traditional Bhutanese luxury of Zhiwa Ling in Paro. Taking a bad photo is difficult; leaving with a bad memory improbable.

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The best time to visit Bhutan is from September to December and from March to June.

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An Untouched Country

The essence of Bhutan can be summarized as a spirituous fusion of the old and new with its unique way of blending traditional and progressive beliefs. This tiny remote Kingdom perched timelessly in the clouds is dotted with prayer flags, snow-capped Himalyan mountain peaks, incredible skies and ancient rituals yet, futuristic in ways that preserve their Buddhist influenced teachings and beliefs.

  • Visit the extraordinarily friendly and open locals in their colourful kitchens, drinking freshly-brewed butter tea and making new lifelong friends.
  • Wake up early and experience a morning Buddhist ceremony. The spiritual music played on traditional instruments and the peaceful atmosphere might compel you to give up everything and join a monastery.
  • Climb Tiger Nest Monastery perched high in the clouds and see for yourself why this is one of Bhutan’s most revered sites and one of 500 Sacred Journeys of a lifetime.

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Cultural & Spiritual Bhutan

Journey though Bhutan’s spiritual past and present and immerse yourself in ancient cultural traditions and rituals. Find your “center of peace” in the hundreds of monasteries and imposing, yet welcoming temples that dot the landscape, mingle with pilgrims at the local festivals, eat with your hands at the offering of Doma and interact with locals gaining valuable insight into an ancient and traditional culture.

  • Attend a butter tea ceremony and perform rituals taught by revered monks in Bumthang, believed to be the birthplace of Buddhism in Bhutan
  • Dine with Bhutanese politicians and monks and learn first-hand how Buddhist philosophy influences domestic politics and policies which resulted in Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness.
  • Put your cooking skills to the test and learn Bhutanese cooking techniques from local chefs. Feast on home-cooked specialties with local families and visit their local temple.

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Feature Hotels

Amankora Punakha, Punakha

Situated north of the grand Punakha Dzong and across a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu, the Amankora Punakha has eight suites in three rammed-earth buildings, with wood-panelled interiors, traditional wood-burning bukhari stoves, and king-sized beds. The surrounding citrus orchard has views across the nearby rice paddies and up the Punakha Valley.  View hotel website »

Gangtey Goenpa Lodge, Gangtey

Nestled in the beautiful Gangtey Valley, this hotel offers sweeping views of the lush Himalayan landscape. Complete with a fireplace and wall to ceiling windows, each guestroom is furnished with earthen tones and warm fabrics to echo the natural surroundings and rural architecture of Bhutanese heritage. During warmer weather, hot air balloons launch from the lodge and float amongst mountain peaks. View hotel website »

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