Bhutan: The last Shangri-La

Bhutan is a land-locked country squeezed in between Tibet and India and surrounded by mountains. There is something pure about the kingdom of Bhutan making it one of the most beautiful destinations. The capital city and also the largest city of Bhutan is Thimphu. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha and Vajrayana sect of Buddhism is the leading religion here. The nature and religion merge to preserve this Buddhist kingdom as the last Shangri-La and Bhutan is the blending of the ancient and modern making it even more endlessly mesmerizing. Surprisingly Bhutan’s culture and the traditional lifestyle are still intact to the point to which it infuses all strand of modern day secular life. Bhutan is the pearl of the Himalayas. Virgin peaks rise up to 25,000 ft to the north of the kingdom and beneath steep glacial walls, alpine highlands fall to misty forests. Mountain streams cut through gorges on their way down to warmer valleys and wide marshes in the heart of the kingdom.

Bumthang Cultural Trek with High Asia Tours

The name Bhutan is thought to have derived from the Sanskrit 'Bhotant', which means 'the end of Tibet', or from 'Bhu-uttan', which means 'high land'. The Bhutanese have referred to their country as Druk Yul - land of the thunder dragon and refer to themselves as Drukpa people. For centuries Bhutan stayed completely secluded from the rest of the world but the Bhutanese are well educated, lively and well informed about the world around them. Recently, Bhutan have been in much news for being the first ever Carbon-Negative Country, positively another great basis for soaring tourism in the coming years.

Bhutan Festival Tours

Festivals help people know more and deep about religion and culture about any country or community and while festivals in Bhutan are recognized around the world as being amazing celebrations of traditional Bhutanese culture, we at High Asia Tours specialize in Bhutan festival tours. No matter which festival you want to attend - from the Punakha festival to the grandiose and extravagant Thimphu Tshechu -- we are competent of presenting the perfect Bhutan festival tour for you!

Recommended Activities in Bhutan

Feature Trips

Bhutan West to East Traverse

Bhutan West to East Traverse

A journey along Bhutan's national highway through Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang...

Duration:

14 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Classic Circuits
Bhutan With Paro Festival

Bhutan With Paro Festival

Covering all the highlights of Western and Central Bhutan, including the Paro Festival...

Duration:

13 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Festival Tours
Colors of Druk Yul

Colors of Druk Yul

When you land in Bhutan for the first time, you will get the impression that you have...

Duration:

7 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Classic Circuits
Druk Path Trek

Druk Path Trek

The Druk Path trek is one of the most scenic and popular treks in Bhutan. It features...

Duration:

12 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Treks
Essence of Western Bhutan

Essence of Western Bhutan

Includes the best hikes in Bhutan and walking tours, in addition to the regular...

Duration:

10 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Walking Tours
Punakha Festival Tour

Punakha Festival Tour

The Glorious Punakha festival is the highlight of this journey. It is a festival of intense...

Duration:

11 Days

Trip Type:

Bhutan Festival Tours