Illustriously regarded as having the most immaculately preserved cultures and ecosystems in the Southeast Asian region, Bhutan possesses endless opportunities to discover thrilling sights and encounter magical moments.
Revel in the thrill of outdoor adventure in the wild landscapes of the Himalayas, enrich the mind from exposure to dazzling cultural marvels, satiate the senses with a mélange of rapturing sights, sounds, and smells, and restore the spirit with the blessings from sacred hidden places.
Things To Do
Kayak or raft on the crystal-clear, glacier fed waters of Bhutan. Choose either an easy route for beginners or spinechilling runs for the veterans.
Trek across the breathtaking landscape of Bhutan’s high mountains, circling past pristine lakes, formidable glaciers, and encountering some of the world’s most endangered species like the red panda. Choose either a day hike, a oneweek trek, or a more demanding 30-day adventure. Discover Bhutan’s wondrous birds with a birdwatching expedition guided by a seasoned birder and have the chance to spot endangered birds such as the White-bellied Heron, Satyr Tragopan, and Palla’s Fish-eagle.
Learn about Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts (Zorig Chusum) such as wood carving, embroidery, statue making and more with a visit to the National Institute of Zorig Chusum.
Delight yourself in a day of gastronomy with a one-on-one lesson on Bhutanese cooking with a local chef at her village home. Learn about the fundamentals of Bhutanese cuisine, harvest fresh produce, and cook a complete Bhutanese meal using traditional cooking conventions.
Visit the Gagyel Lhundrup Weaving Center to get an insight into the alluring art form of Bhutanese weaving with live demonstrations and interactions with the weavers.
Immerse in the colorful customs and traditions of the nomadic tribespeople of the Brokpa of Sakteng valley. Relax amidst the slow-paced rural way of life of the people of Punakha valley. Live together with a family of farmers and partake in their daily activities.
Explore Buddhist traditions and beliefs with visits to sacred temples and mystical Buddhist sites in the eastern valley of Bumthang.
Immerse in Buddhist spirituality with a class on meditation guided by a qualified instructor.
Enjoy a natural spa day at the Gasa hot springs. Reenergize yourself in the warm healing waters of the hot spring with a serving of local rice wine.
Learn about traditional medicine and healing practices with a visit to the National Institute of Traditional Medicine. Visit the on-site clinic to prescribe treatment free of charge.