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Punakha

White Water Rafting at Punakha
Adventure Easy 1 Days
The Mo Chu is one of the most scenic river stretches giving you a backdrop of the Royal Palace at Punakha in its upper reaches as well as a 360-degree view of the valley in the lower reaches. The best part of this route is that it is easily accessible as well as easy to handle. Being classified as Grade I-II, it is ideal for even children from ages 5 and above. The entire activity lasts for about one and a half hour, covering a distance of 10 kms approximately. The starting point usually is the Khamsum Yulay Namgyal Chorten and the endpoint is the Changyul Village Old Tree. You can choose to go in a kayak(single) or a shared raft with a capacity of up to 6 people. The best time to indulge in this activity and visit Punakha in Bhutan is during Mar- May, and Sep-Nov.
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Punakha

Fly fishing for Golden Mahseer
Adventure Moderate 1 Days
At one time fishing was a sport only meant for the royals. But now, Fly -ishing is a popular sport in Bhutan, enjoyed by many. Being home to high altitude lakes with rich aquatic foliage and life, the rivers of Bhutan make excellent breeding ground for the prized Golden Mahseer, Brown Trout, and the Snow trout. The best places to try your hand at fly-fishing is at the Puna Tsang Chhu, Mangde Chhu, Drangme Chhu confluence at the Royal Manas National Park or in The Haa, Punakha and Bumthang regions. The Government of Bhutan imposes a catch and release policy on all angling activities. It is easy to find rentals as well as guides to teach you the ropes and help you find some amazing fish, changing the definition of an adventure trip to Bhutan.
Best time to visit Haa, Punakha or Bumthang, in Bhutan for fly-fishing is Apr-May and Aug-Sep.
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Paro

Chelela to Kila Goenpa Nunnery Hike
Adventure Moderate 1 Days
Chele La Pass is one of the most beautiful passes in this country and a hike on the ridge to Kila Goenpa Nunnery gives you a breathtaking view of the Paro Valley on one side and the Haa Valley on the other. It is about a drive of an hour and a half from Paro and less than an hour from Haa. The hike takes one through a silver fir forest and is dotted with blooming rhododendron flowers if visiting during Spring-summer. The Kila Nunnery is located on a cliff just below the Chele la pass and marks the end of the trail. The Nunnery is inhabited by around 60-70 nuns and houses a seven temple complex. The site offers a fantastic view of the Mt. Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, and the Jele Dzong on a clear day. Soak in the rich culture and heritage of Bhutan, one day at a time. The best time to visit the Kila Goenpa in Bhutan is between Sep-Dec and May-June.
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Bumthang

Mountain Biking in Bumthang
Adventure Moderate 1 Days
Bhutan is an ideal place to go mountain biking and one of the prized trails starts at the head of teh Dragon Race at Jakar, at Bumthang. This mountain bike trail can be covered in a day or over the course of up to three weeks according to the liking of the cycling enthusiast. The one-day length of the trail is 10.11 miles and falls under an easy grade. The best time for biking in Bhutan is between Aug-Oct every year. 
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Thimphu

Rock Climbing in Thimphu
Adventure Moderate 1 Days
Thimphu is the main hub for rock climbing in Bhutan. Vertical Bhutan Climbing Club is the only option for rock climbing aficionados in Thimphu, where you get to experience rock climbing with proper equipment, training, and field guidance. The main climbing rock named “The Nose” stands like a sentinel above Thimphu offering 13 climbing routes and a panoramic view of the city.  The best time to undertake adventures like rock climbing in Bhutan is between Mar-May and Sep-Nov.
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Bumthang

Paragliding in Ura Valley
Adventure Difficult 1 Days
The landscape of Ura valley is unique from other regions. Paragliding from here offers a bird's eye view of the valley filled with green terraced fields and tall hills dotted with alpine trees. A visual treat with a much-needed adrenaline rush, the rural setting of Ura Valley in Bumthang makes for a perfect backdrop. Oct-Dec is the perfect time to visit Bhutan and take the opportunity to go paragliding in Ura Valley. 
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Thimphu

Hike from Dochula to Lungchutse
Adventure Easy 1 Days
One of the most rejuvenating and picturesque hikes in the Thimphu region. The hike starts from the large chorten in the middle of Dochula, the pass between Thimphu and Punakha at 3140 meters (10300 feet) above sea level. The trail passes through a forest of hemlock, birch and rhododendrons until reaching an open meadow. This 2 hour-long hike is can be a perfect flavour to add to your Bhutan itinerary. The best time to hike Dochula to Lungchutse trail in Bhutan is between April and May. trail in Bhutan is between April and May.
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Punakha

Khamsum Chorten Hike
Adventure Easy 1 Days
One of the best hiking spots in Bhutan. This hour-long hike starts from the Punakha town's parking lot and crosses through picturesque valleys, temples and farmlands. The steep climb leaves you breathless but the view from above makes up for it. The best time to hike to Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten in Bhutan is between March and May.
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Paro

Hike to Chele La Pass
Adventure Easy 1 Days
This nine-hour hike to Chela La pass starts from Paro and leads the way on the highest road pass in the mountainous kingdom of Bhutan and offers an enchanting view of Mount Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Tsherimgang mountains. The walk is surrounded by Himalayan blue poppies and many other flowers. The best time to visit Chela pass in Bhutan is during April - June.
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Thimphu

Experience the Simply Bhutan Museum
Cultural Easy 1 Days
Pressed for time and yet want to experience the ancient Bhutanese architecture, music, traditions, dance, and culture at its best? Then the Simply Bhutan Living museum is the place to go. From folk dances to handicraft, to day-to-day household practices, all can be observed and enjoyed through displays and special performances. Visitors can also try on the traditional Bhutanese attire and pose for photographs. The best time to visit the Simply Bhutan Museum in Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year
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Thimphu

Visit to the National Institute for Zorig Chusum
Cultural Easy 1 Days
The Institute of Zorig Chusum, fondly called the 'Painting School' is a beautiful heritage institute that teaches 13 special types of traditional art forms of Bhutan. With all cultures, modernization displaces a lot of beautiful ancient practices, however, Bhutan has instituted schools such as these to keep such practices alive and encourage the next generation to take them up as means of livelihood too. Wood carving, canvas painting, furniture painting, clay art-making, and different kinds of embroideries are a few of the art forms you will find here. The institute also houses a souvenir shop for visitors to pick up handmade knick-knacks. The best time to visit the National Institute for Zorig Chusum in Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year
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Paro

The National Museum of Bhutan
Cultural Easy 1 Days
The National Museum of Bhutan is unmissable when touring the city of Paro. It enriches the art, traditions and cultures of Bhutan over the years. Although constructed in 1649 as a watchtower against Tibetan soldiers, the building was converted to The National Museum in 1968. It houses a lot of paintings, murals, art pieces, animal masks and many more historically striking artifacts. It is a heavenly place to get to know the rich culture and religious past of the country. The best time to visit the National Museum of Bhutan is throughout the year except on national holidays.
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Punakha

Punakha Dzong
Cultural Easy 1 Days
The Punakha Dzong is the second oldest and second largest of all fortresses in Bhutan. Historically, this architectural marvel built in the 1600s was significant as it was the administrative center fro the then capital of Bhutan and also hosted the first national assembly. Also known as Pungthang Dewa Chhenbi Phodrang (meaning "the place of great happiness or bliss"), Punakha Dzong stands at the confluence of two major rivers in Bhutan, the Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, which converge in this valley. It is simply a visual treat just like its counterpart in Paro.
The best time to visit Bhutan is between Mar-May and Sep-Nov. though visiting Punakha Dzong is a possibility around the year. 
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Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang, Temple
Cultural Easy 1 Days
Chimi Lhakhang is a small Buddhist monastery tucked away on a small hill near Lobesa in the Punakha District of Bhutan. Built in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the monastery is dedicated to the rogue deity Drukpa Kunley who is attributed with the phallic imagery found all over Bhutan. Couples flock here to seek blessings to beget children and hence it is also known as the Fertility Temple of Bhutan. Walk for about half an hour across the field to the temple road. On the trail, you’ll cross rice fields and a tiny stream downhill before the short climb to Chimi Lhakhang.
The best time to visit is during the autumn season (Sep-Nov). 
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Bumthang

Kurjey Lhakhang, Temple
Cultural Easy 1 Days
Kurjey Lhakhang is one of the holiest and most sacred of the monasteries in Bhutan which comprises of three temples. Located in the Bumthang district, built by Ugyen Wangchuck, the first king of Bhutan, all three temples are made differently and surrounded by a wall with 108 chortens. There is also a large tree behind one of the temple buildings that is believed to be left by Guru Padmasambhava. 
The best time to visit the Kurjey Lhakhang at Bumthang, Bhutan is throughout the year.  
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Thimphu

VIsit to Textile Museum
Cultural Easy 1 Days
Learn about the significance of textiles in Bhutanese culture at the Textile Museum. Comprising of 4 floors, you can spot exhibits of traditional textiles belonging to the royal family as well as learn about various weaving techniques. The best time to visit the Textile Museum, Bhutan, is throughout the year.
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Thimphu

Visit to Folk Heritage Museum
Cultural Easy 1 Days
The Folk Heritage Museum is a great place to learn about the heritage and culture of the Bhutanese people.  From rural architecture and tools to religious rituals and practices, the museum covers 100 years of Bhutanese history.  The best time to visit the Folk Heritage Museum, Bhutan, is throughout the year. 
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Thimphu

Tour the National Library of Bhutan
Cultural Easy 1 Days
A treasure trove of the literary heritage of Bhutan, take a tour of this splendid library where you can learn all about Bhutan’s rich literary history. On display are some very old texts as well as the largest book in the world! The best time to visit the National Library of Bhutan, Bhutan, is throughout the year.
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Thimphu

A visit to Choki Traditional Art School
Leisure Easy 1 Days
The Choki Traditional Art School, as the name suggests, was built with the objective of preservation of traditional Bhutanese art and encourage the next generation to take it up as a means of livelihood. This art school is a unique experience in itself, where disadvantaged kids are taught and trained for traditional arts, painting and much more. From paintings to sculpting to making traditional woven and stitched keepsakes. The school also houses a gift shop where you can buy excellent souvenirs made by the students here. The best time to visit the Choki Traditional Art School in Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year.
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Thimphu

Visit to Jungshi Paper Factory
Leisure Easy 1 Days
A visit to the Jungshi Paper factory is perfect to observe the process of creating the exquisite Deh-sho, an exquisite handmade paper made from the bark of Daphne trees, intrinsic to Bhutan. The meaning of Jungshi is ‘Natural’ and this factory still uses traditional, organic methods to make this paper by hand. You can even try your hand at making a batch of your own and keep it as a souvenir. The factory also houses a gift-shop from where you can buy the paper sheets, envelopes, greeting cards, and stationery too. The best time to visit the Jungshi Paper Factory in Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year
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Thimphu

Visit to the Philatelic Bureau of Bhutan
Leisure Easy 1 Days
Love collecting stamps from all over the world? Then do not miss out the opportunity to add beautiful stamps from this Himalayan country to your collection. Whether you wish to pick up first day covers or past day stamps, or even get fully functional stamps printed with your very own face on it, it is worth a visit. What's more? You also get to see innovative stamps like the silk stamps or the talking stamps. The best time to visit the Philatelic Bureau at Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year except on national holidays and Sundays.
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Thimphu

Shopping at the Weekend Market, Thimphu
Leisure Easy 1 Days
As the name suggests, the market sets up every weekend at the western banks of the Wang Chu (river). A paradise for shopaholics traveling to Bhutan, the weekend market is an ideal place to purchase a variety of local goods and souvenirs. Not just shopping, the weekend market also houses cafes and stalls serving delicacies you wouldn't want to miss. 
The best time to visit the weekend market at Thimphu, Bhutan is throughout the year.   
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Gelephu

Take a therapeutic bath in Gelephu Tshachu
Leisure Easy 1 Days
Opened to the public in 1962, the Gelephu Tshachu is located uphill from Gelephu, around 15 kilometres. Gelephu Tshachu is a popular hot spring and wondrous tourist destination of Bhutan. Besides the bath in the hot springs, one can also try the ancient Bhutanese therapy known as Menchu, or the Hot Stone Bath. The best time to visit Gelephu Tshachu in Bhutan is during winters from Nov-Feb.
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Phobjikha Valley

Camping near Phobjika falls
Leisure Easy 1 Days
Camping near the Phobjika falls here allows you the opportunity to see breathtaking views of the mountains as well as the black-necked cranes that migrate each winter. Additionally, this site is also known for abundant yaks and cows as well as the rhododendron garden located at 2900m, making it an ideal place for camping in the spring, winter and autumn. The best time to camp near Phobjika falls is between Feb-May & Sept-Dec.
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Paro

Hot stone Bath in Paro Bhutan
Leisure Easy 1 Days
It would be incomplete to visit Bhutan without experiencing a hot stone bath. The Bhutanese hot stone bath is a fantastic way to unwind and relax. It also provides many health benefits and this is due to the fact that they use Menchu (a type of medicinal water), which consists of fresh river water mixed with Artemisia leaves.The hot water is heated by burying river stones in the fire and roasting them until they are red hot. The temperature of the water can be raised by adding more heated stones to a wooden chamber via a chute. This chamber is attached to the main tub (also made of wood), which contains water. The best visit hot stone bath in Paro, Bhutan is form Dec- Feb.
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