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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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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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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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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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Paro

Visit to Rinpung Dzong
History Easy 1 Days
Nyamai Zam is a wooden bridge, which is one of the most picturesque Paro tourist attractions in itself, also leads to the Rinpung Dzong. Rinpung Dzong was built by the fief-lord Ngawang Namgyal, the creator of unified Bhutan and is now the home of the monastic and administrative body of Paro district. He rebuilt it on foundations of the 15th-century dzong and constructed the current architecture in 1646. Its importance is in its very purpose and stands as a fine example of Bhutanese architecture. The best time to visit Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan is between Mar-Oct each year.
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Paro

Visit to Kyichu Lhakhang
History Easy 1 Days
The Kyerchu Temple or the Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the oldest and most significant of monasteries in Bhutan. The structure is a twin temple, one built in the 7th century while the other in 1968. It houses a 7th century sculpture of Jowa Sakymuni too. Legend has it that Sonsten Gompa, the first Buddhist king of Tibet created 108 temples in one night to subdue a demoness terrorizing people and Kichu Lhakhang was one of them. It is about an hour's hike to the monastery from Paro town and trail is quite scenic too. The best time to visit Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro, Bhutan is between Nov-Apr.
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Paro

Visit to Dasho Nishioka Chorten Museum
History Easy 1 Days
The Dasho Nishioka Chorten museum was set up in the honour of Late Dasho Kaiji Nishioka, who was a pioneer in the world of irrigation and agriculture in Bhutan. He was sent to Bhutan by the Japanese government in 1964 and worked for 28 years in the country to set up best practices. The museum in Bondey depicts his life, contributions and achievement and shows how he revolutionized the agriculture process in Bhutan, making it more economical and the region self-sufficient through mechanization. The best time to visit Dasho Nishioka Chorten Museum in Bondey, Bhutan is throughout the year except on national holidays.
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