Memorable & personalized luxury holidays.
The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ & the world’s only surveyor of Gross National Happiness, this tiny Himalayan Kingdom will captivate you with its mythical underpinnings.
Tiger’s Nest (Taktshang) Monastery, Paro – Spiritual fulfilment needs effort. Unless you are Guru Rinpoche who flew to these heights on a tiger! The 8th Century Tiger’s Nest Monastery with its hanging-by-a-thread feel is a steep climb, but it is the visual icon of all that is Bhutan.
Losar Festival, Thimpu, Paro, Punakha – Celebrating Tibetan New Year, the Bhutanese pray, make their resolutions, feast on regional delicacies and display their prowess in traditional games like dha (archery), khuru (darts) and degoer (flat stone throwing). Bhutanese women do their version of cheerleading, dancing & encouraging their menfolk!
Druk Wangyel Tshechu, Dochula – Staged with the backdrop of towering mountains at Dochula, this unique festival sees the stalwarts of the Royal Bhutan Army perform incredible acrobatic, musical and theatrical feats.
Yoga Tours – Pack your mat and practice at remarkably harmonious spots like the Gangtey Palace gardens, Cheri Monastery, Puna Tsang Chu river bank and Nalanda Monastery. Many of Bhutan’s finest hotels like the Zhiwa Ling Hotel, also have Yoga studios.
Bhutanese Stone Baths – Pamper yourself with a 40-minute soak in fresh river water, steeped with Artemisia leaves and heated with fire roasted river stones. Perfect and medicinal, it’s bliss in a liquid form. Available at luxury hotels, spas (Amankora, Gangtey) and even at the local farmer’s shed!
Cycling Tours – The landscape makes it not only a trekker’s but a cyclist’s dream as well. Ride through the western valleys of Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, and cross Trongsa & Bumthang. Your journey will be challenging with rides at heights of 3,000 metres plus and sheer drops. Forests, quaint villages, monasteries, valleys in full bloom and serene monks are all part of this package.
White Water Rafting, Punakha – For a fun, family outing, raft on the gentle waters of the Pho Chu river. Drift past the Punakha Dzong and tackle grade 2 to 4 rapids on your way. Lush forests, picturesque rice terraces, rare birds and pristine waters will make it a day to remember.
Treks of Bhutan – Bhutan has unsurpassable options to trek past mountain passes, gurgling streams and fields of wild flowers. The Chomolhari & Druk Path top the list while the Sinchula Chele La and the Dagala 1,000 Lakes treks are considered easier. For the ultimate badge, go for the ‘Snowman Trek’, billed the toughest trek on Earth.