Bhutan Tour

Land of Thunder Dragon

Bhutan TourCut off for centuries from its neighbours due to its inaccessibility, a visit to Bhutan is much like a journey backwards through time, to a mystical place untouched by the ravages of mankind's progress .... the Last Shangri-La.

The Bhutanese calendar is marked by many 'Tsechus' or festivals, eagerly awaited events made special with vivid and colourful masked dances, folk dances and religious allegorical plays, set in the cobbled courtyards of the numerous Dzongs and in this ancient and traditional land, it seems fitting that archery is still the national sport.

Old-world capital city is situated in the Wang Chhu river valley at an elevation of 7500 ft./2286 m.

At the Handicrafts Emporium, you may choose your souvenirs from an array of hand-crafted and hand-woven wares. Tashichhodzong, the main secretariat building, houses all the ministers, the National Assembly Hall, the office of the King and the Throne Room. It is also the summer residence of the monk body and the religious chief, the Je Khempo.

The Memorial Chorten is dedicated to the late King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the father of modern Bhutan.

Five miles out of Thimphu, on a lofty ridge, stands the Simtokha Dzong which was built in 1627 by Shabdrung Nawang Namgyal. It was he who gave Bhutan its first written laws, and established a network of Dzongs, the imposing fortress-monasteries from which the country was governed.

Paro Valley
Of all the places to visit in this fascinating country, Paro stands unique both in beauty and in history.

Bhutan's greatest saint, Padma Sambhava, better known as Guru Rimpoche was the one who originally introduced Buddhism into Bhutan. He entered Bhutan through Paro.

Taktsang, or 'Tiger's Nest', is the monastery built around the cave in which Guru Rimpoche, and later his follower Dubthok Singye, meditated. The monastery is precariously situated on the edge of a sheer precipice, and a visit there is a challenge.

Across the river Paro Chhu, stands the Rimpung Dzong. Commanding a panoramic view of the entire Valley, today it houses the Paro monastic body and the offices of the Dzongda (district commissioner) and Thrimpon (district judge).

The Thongdel, Bhutan's most sacred giant sized scroll depicting the eight manifestations of Guru Rimpoche with the two attendants, Khendu Yesey Tsogyel and Khendu Mindha-Rawa, is displayed for a few hours during the Paro Tsechu. Behind Rimpung Dzong, is the majestic castle-like Ta-Dzong. This one-time look-out stronghold has been a National Museum since 1967.

The Capital of Bhutan till 1955, Punakha is still the seat of religion. In 1637, the Shabdrung built the fortress of Punakha to serve as both the religious and administrative centre for Bhutan. In keeping with tradition, the daily rituals, the serving of meals, are carried out in the same manner as was done during the Shabdrung's lifetime.

Adrift Adventure a leading tour operator for Bhutan, now makes your dream come true through its exciting programs to the Thunder Dragon .We offer special cultural and historical tours, excursion for wild life enthusiasts and bird watchers, trekking and expeditions for individuals as well as for groups to Bhutan.

Join us for an exciting trip to Bhutan and experience the wonders of the country with its never ending mountains, deep lush valleys, friendly people, Buddhist culture and unique architecture. Whether you are interested in trekking, mountaineering, bird watching, biking or a simple culture tour, we definitely have something to suit your tastes, timeframe, and abilities.

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