Take a trip to the most mysterious and magical location in the world, a place forgotten by time and modernity where the ancient beliefs and traditions are very much alive and still practiced today.
A little known country landlocked between India and Tibet, Bhutan is barely touched by tourism. While it may be small, it is a treasure trove of enthralling moments and unparalleled spiritual experience, home to ancient monasteries that cling to mountaintops, museums and cultural sites filled with ancient treasures.
Due to its tight tourism laws, visiting Bhutan is a privilege. It goes without saying that only a small percentage of people on this planet will ever experience the wonders of Bhutan, culture and traditions for themselves.
A tailor-made expedition into the Land of the Thunder Dragon allows you to immerse yourself in the spirituality, heritage and pristine landscape of this kingdom in the clouds. Absolute luxury is assured with travel via private jet and chauffeured SUV, and accommodation provided by the most luxurious lodges across the Kingdom.
Here’s what you can expect when you travel to Bhutan:
VISIT THE MAGNIFICENT PUNAKHA DZONG, THE FORMER CAPITAL OF BHUTAN
Dzong means “monasteries” and the Punakha Dzong is the greatest Dzong in Bhutan, the second oldest and the most beautiful in the country. It was the capital of Bhutan from 1637 to 1907, and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953.
Fun facts about the Punakha Dzong: Not a single nail was used during its construction and all of Bhutan’s Kings have been crowned here.
DISCOVER THE PICTURESQUE HIDDEN VALLEY OF PHOBJIKHA VALLEY
Home to the Gangtey Monastery, Phobjikha Valley is Bhutan’s most scenic valley, surrounded by pines, maple trees, and birch trees. It is situated at an altitude of 3000m near the Black Mountain National Park, where an abundance of yaks, barking deer and foxes live. This is also where you’ll get to view the famous black-necked cranes, the only alpine crane species in the world.
HIKE TO TIGER’S NEST, A 7TH-CENTURY MONASTERY PERCHED HIGH ON THE CLIFFS
Bhutan’s most famous and iconic landmark, the Tiger’s Nest monastery, also known as Paro Taktsang Monastery is one of the holiest sites in Bhutan and the most awe-inspiring as it clings to a sheer cliff face 900 meters above the Paro Valley. It was first built in 1692 and is located approximately 10 km north of Paro town. To get to the temple, visitors will have to embark on a 2-3 hour hike through a beautiful pine forest.
In addition to monastery visits and breathtaking views, on your trip to Bhutan, you can also participate in and enjoy purification ceremonies, archery matches and blessings by Buddhist monks.
Ready to embark on a luxurious, tailor-made expedition to the Land of the Thunder Dragon? Contact our team at Flagship Luxury Expeditions now to request your customized itinerary.