Bhutan, a kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern side, is identified for its monasteries, fortresses (or dzongs) where intense sceneries that vary from subtropical grasslands to steep mountains and valleys. In the High Himalayas of Bhutan, mountains such as 7,326m Jomolhari are famous trekking destinations in Bhutan. Paro Taktsang monastery (also known as Tiger’s Nest) of Bhutan clings to cliffs above the forested Paro Valley.
The capital, Thimphu of Bhutan is home to a busy weekend market and the over-elaborate Tashichho Dzong, which aids as the government seat. The historic Punakha Dzong, built in 1637, sits at the stage of 2 rivers where extravagant, multiday religious festival that features masked dances and music are hosted. The Phobjikha Valley where we get to see rare black-necked cranes and bird-watching can be done. Where independent travel to Bhutan is not allowed, most visitors book through a tour operator.
When to visit Bhutan
Common month for visitors to Bhutan are Mar–Apr (the peak period for blooming rhododendrons) and Oct–Nov (for mild weather, trekking and clear views). A good time for viewing black-necked cranes in Bhutan is Oct–Feb. Significant events in Bhutan include the Black-Necked Crane Festival (Gangtey, Nov), which celebrates the arrival of the migrating birds. The rainy monsoon period in Bhutan is Jun–Sep.
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