Exploring the Mystical Land of Bhutan

Exploring the Mystical Land of Bhutan

Are you seeking an exotic travel destination that offers a unique blend of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant culture, and spiritual tranquility? Nestled in the eastern Himalayas, the mystical kingdom of Bhutan offers an unforgettable experience for adventurous souls.

Close-up of ancient prayer wheel in Buddhist temple, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Unspoiled Natural Beauty

Bhutan is a nature lover’s paradise, boasting untouched landscapes, dense forests, and towering mountain peaks. Located close to the centre of Bhutan, the glacial valley of Gangety is often referred to as the most beautiful destination in Bhutan with its lush forests and flowery meadows. Not far from Gangety, you’ll appreciate the high altitude of Dochula Pass as you enjoy spectacular views over the high peaks of the Eastern Himalayas.

Comprised of four beautiful mountain valleys, a visit to the Bumthang region will find you exploring many prominent Buddhist temples and monasteries and is considered to be the spiritual centre of the Himalayan Kingdom.

The most sacred place in Bhutan is located on the 3,000-foot high cliff of Paro valley

Majestic Temples and spiritual experiences

The Kingdom of Bhutan is adorned with ancient monasteries, temples, and sacred sites that speak to the deep spirituality of its people. You’ll have the opportunity to visit a number of these spiritual sites when you visit.

Getting here involves a bit of uphill legwork, but Taktshang Monastery, also known as “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery is worth the effort. Sitting high on the side of a cliff above the Paro valley it is perhaps one of the most famous sites in Bhutan.

Another interesting site to visit is the Chimi Lhakhang. Adorned with unique designs and an intriguing history, you won’t be surprised to learn this site is also known as the temple of fertility.

Now housing a College of Bhutanese Astrology, the riverside monastery complex of Pangri Zampa was founded in the early 16th century and is said to be one of the oldest in Bhutan. The college is now Bhutan’s most important for traditional astrology and is responsible for deciding dates for important national events such as royal weddings.

Whether you seek adventure, cultural immersion, or a spiritual retreat, Bhutan promises to captivate your heart and mind. Pack your bags and join Back Track’s Leanne on an exclusively designed itinerary in March and explore the history, culture, people and landscapes of Bhutan.

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