Bhutan is situated between India and China with the average elevation of 8000 meter above sea level. The northern part of the country is dominated by the Himalaya Mountains of Bhutan where peaks can easily reach 7,000 meters (22,966 ft). Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan also known as the highest unclimbed mountain in the world is situated at 7,570 meters (24,840ft). Weather is extreme in the mountains: the high peaks have perpetual snow, and…
Bhutan being a mountainous country varies in climate and weather with the variation in elevation or altitude. March to May and September to November are regarded as the best time to visit Bhutan.
December – February (Winter Season): December to February is the coldest month in Bhutan as it is the winter season. So only few visitors dare to visit the kingdom of Thunder Dragon during this period, however the visitors are rewarded with clear skies and the…Read More
- Farm House visit or stay overnight
- Traditional dart and archery lessons
- Consultation with the astrologer
- Traditional Bhutanese hot stone bath
- Prayer flags hosting
The Land of Thunder Dragon has a unique culture, rich traditions, and spirited festival celebrations. The Tshechu is a religious event celebrated on tenth day of a month of the lunar calendar corresponding to the birthday of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava). However the exact month of the Tshechu varies from place to place and temple to temple.
Tshechus are grand events where entire communities come together to witness religious mask dances, receive blessings and socialize. In addition to…Read More
Bhutan is a landlocked country situated between India and China. It shares approximately 477 km of its north and northwest borders with China and approx. 659km of its south, southwest and east borders with India. The total area of Bhutan is 38,394 km2 (14,824 sq mi), as it is a landlocked country it controls no territorial waters. The country is divided into 20 districts and 205 village blocks (gewogs) and the gewogs are subdivided into numerous municipalities…
Where is Bhutan?
Bhutan is tucked away in the folds of the mighty Eastern Himalayas. It is a land locked country surrounded by on three sides by Indian states – Arunachal Pradesh in the east, Assam and West Bengal in the south and Sikkim in the West. The Tibetan autonomous region of China is in the North. The country lies between latitude 26 40″ and 28 20″ north and longitude 88 45″ and 92 10″ east.
The citizen of Bangladesh, Maldives and India do not require VISA to enter Bhutan. People from other countries except from Bangladesh, Maldives and India need a VISA permit while traveling to Bhutan. The VISA processing for Bhutan requires a readable color copy of passport via email that has at least six month of validity from the date of exit from Bhutan. The file (Scan Copy) should be forwarded to via email in JPEG or PDF format. The passport number…Read More
There is a fair choice of restaurants in Paro and Thimphu but most tourists eat in their hotels where hygiene is good and chefs temper the spicy Bhutanese dishes to suit Western tastes. Rice is the staple (sometimes flavoured with saffron or of the red variety) apart from in central Bhutan where the altitude makes rice cultivation difficult. Buckwheat is more common here. The country is replete with apple orchards, rice paddies and asparagus, which grows freely in the…Read More
The climate and weather of Bhutan varies due to its geographical condition so one must be very cautious about the clothing and equipment while traveling to The Kingdom of Thunder Dragon. The clothing depend or varies according to the month you are planning to visit as warm clothes are recommended during winter months while light clothes are suggested during the monsoon and summer months.
October – February: You are required to pack your bags with the warm clothes…Read More
Bhutan is only the country in the world which measures its success by GNH, Gross National Happiness, not by GDP, Gross Domestic Product. So there are some basic dos and don’ts that you should consider while travelling to Bhutan.
- Have a printed VISA clearance copy at the time of check-in for the flight to Bhutan
- Follow the proper dress etiquette. Please make sure your dress code doesn’t harm the religious sentiments
You will need to wear the following dress to enter monastery, fortress, and temple in Bhutan:
Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
- Full pants
- Long skirts
- Any type of shoes with socks
Below are not allowed to enter the monastery in Bhutan:
- No Hats
- No Umbrella
- No Slippers
- No t-shirts
- No short skirt
- No half-pants
The Paro Airport is Bhutan’s only air field and many consider it to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The flight from New Delhi to Paro takes about 2 hours. Druk Air, the national carrier of Bhutan operates regular flights from Paro to Delhi, Calcutta and Kathmandu. The Druk Air flight schedule changes by season and times are subject to change.
The airports where Druk Air has most flights/connecting flights are as below:
Getting to Bhutan
Reaching Paro by Air
Druk Air, the National Air Carrier of Bhutan, operates regular flights to / from Paro to Delhi (India), Kolkatta (India), Gaya (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Bangkok (Thailand) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). Not too many airlines are available if you want to travel Paro from India, then Drukair is the only airline available. Paro is the only airport connecting Bhutan with rest of world through a well network of flights. Drukair is also…
Taktsang Monastery (The Tiger’s Nest)
Taktsang Monastery also known as Tiger’s Nest located in the Cliffside, 3120 meters above the sea level is a sacred site of the Buddhist and attracts several travelers throughout the year. It is situated 900m above the Paro Valley and offers the picturesque view of the Paro Valley. Visiting the Paro Taktsang Monastery is a memorable…
Kuzu zangpo la
Nice to meet you
Nga choe da chebay sem ga yi
How are you?
Gaday bay Zhui?
Legshom (Layshom) or Legshom bay rang yoey
What is your name?
Chhoe gi ming ga chi mo?
My name is _____
Nga gi ming _____ in
I am from _____
Nga _____ lay in
Was traveling with a friend through India and Nepal, my one "must do" in Nepal was to see Mount Everest. Didn't have enough time to do the trek and the flight around the Himalayas seemed lame. We found the option to have a freaking helicopter take us up into…Read More