Fly into the Kingdom via the great Himalayas and see the worlds highest peaks that reach for the sky. Explore the beautiful Paro valley, the rice bowl of Bhutan. Immerse yourself in the valleys innumerable myths and legends through visits to ancient temples and fortress-castles. Hike to Taktshang monastery built aloft a ledge on a dizzying cliff wall.
In the capital city, Thimphu, visit the castle-fortress of Tashichhodzong, the Textile Academy, Folk Heritage Museum, Academy of Art and Craft, worlds biggest Buddha statue, Takin Enclave, and the Memorial Stupa. Stroll around town to see people, customs and traditions, and other facets of the ancient Kingdom.
Stop over at Dochula to see the spectacular Himalayas. Visit Botanical Garden, see alpine flowers, birds & wildlife; stopover at Temple of Fertility. Visit the magnificent Punakha Castle-Fortress, the epitome of beauty and medieval political power. Also see villages, farms, terraced rice-fields, and parts of Jigme Dorji National Park.
Drive to the glacial valley of Phobjikha, the home of the graceful but endangered Black-Necked Crane, and the famous Gangtey monastery, through villages, waterfalls, birds, mammals and flowers along the way.
Head interior to Mangde valley, the bastion of power exemplified by Trongsa Dzong and the Watch Tower Museum of Kings. Head to Bumthang, the valley of One Thousand Plains, the beautiful spiritual heartland teeming with monuments and temples built more than a thousand years ago.