This Himalayan Kingdom will enchant you with its ancient monasteries, picturesque valleys, and high altitude mountain ranges. Here, explore traditional festivals and the sublime culture of Zen. With no intention or drive to “modernize,” Bhutan is a gateway to the pure and simple, taking into consideration the gross national happiness of its people.
Come be one of the few to experience this high altitude trekking paradise. Visit the historic city of Paro and see the iconic Tiger’s Nest monastery clinging to the cliff face high above the valley. The town itself is richly decorated in architecture is an ideal base from which to explore the rest of the golden triangle. Head to the cities of Punakha and Thimphu, Bhutan`s capital, to gain a better understanding of the art, architecture, and culture deeply embedded in Buddhist roots. These cities are gateways for trekking, day hiking, and other outdoor pursuits.
Bhutan’s Haa Valley, bordering Tibet, was closed to tourism until just 10 years ago. The ancient Haa Valley trek, known as the ‘Planters Trail’ because rice planters used it in ancient times to get to Paro, passes through some of the most scenic views of Haa and Paro, delivering dramatic scenery, cultural interaction, and beautiful rhododendron forests. Explore this remarkable Buddhist kingdom with its elaborate dzongs (fortress-like citadels), colorful festivals, and stunning valleys in either luxury accommodations throughout or an adventure trekking camp to reach further afield.