Glimpse into the heart of the tranquil kingdom of Bhutan with an experience of the lifestyle that is famously measured as “Gross National Happiness.” Get introduced to Bhutan with handicrafts, costumes and ancient weapons in the National Museum near Paro. Hike to the legendary Taktshang Monastery, also called Tiger’s Nest. The trail is through pine trees festooned with Spanish moss and the occasional fluttering prayer flags.
The capital city of Bhutan, Thimphu, is a gallery of traditional Bhutanese culture. Understand more of the culture through visits to a traditional painting school and the Bhutanese Indigenous Hospital. Explore the Thimphu market to shop for handicrafts and immerse with locals in their daily routines.
See panoramic views of the Himalayas from Dochula Pass on the way to Punakha. A short hike to Chimi La Khang, also known as the Fertility Temple, goes on trails through scenic forests. The marriage of scenery, unique Bhutanese culture and engaging people complete this inspiring journey to Bhutan.
If you wish to embark on a more comprehensive and longer journey in Bhutan, check out our Enchanted Journeys of the Thunder Dragon program.
Highlights of Essence of Bhutan
- Hike to the cliff hanging Tiger’s Nest
- Explore monasteries and palaces of Paro, Thimpu and Punakha
- Immerse with the Bhutanese locals
- Enjoy local culinary
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
All our Essence of Bhutan programs are private journeys for a minimum of two participants for a date of your choosing. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. Most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We have been in business for over 30 years and we employ only the most professional and friendly staff.
We are also proud to give back to our community through 3 Summits For Nepal managed by Crystal Mountain Treks staff. Contact us to learn more…