The Dragon Kingdom
The kingdom of Bhutan, secluded from the outside world for centuries, is one of the best preserved regions of the Himalaya. Life in this Himalayan paradise remains unchanged since bygone days, and the visitor will be struck by the carefree Bhutanese lifestyle and the rich religious culture of this peaceful haven.
Our Bhutan tours are designed to give you insights into this isolated kingdom while covering most places of interest. The main destinations of Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha exude the true essence of the Dragon Kingdom. Paro is home to some of Bhutan's oldest temples and monasteries, as well as Bhutan's first airport. An ancient watchtower holds the National Museum, whilst overlooking the valley is the cliff-side "Tiger's Nest" monastery of Taktsang. Thimphu, the political, commercial, and cultural capital, is an unusual mix of modern development alongside ancient tradition. Punakha is the old capital of the kingdom and the Punakha Dzong, at the confluence of the Pho and Mo Chus (father and mother rivers), is the winter home of the monastic community. There are splendid views of the distant Himalaya on the road between Thimphu and Punakha. All these await the visitor.
The featured tours are ideal as an extension to your stay in Nepal. Both begin and end with the scenic one-hour flight from Kathmandu to Paro, the gateway to the Dragon Kingdom.