Start at the deeply revered Taktshang Monastery in Paro, which clings to a huge granite cliff, a shrine every Bhutanese visits at least once in a lifetime.
In cities and towns like Paro, Thimpu, Punakha, Wangdue, Trongsa, you will be overwhelmed by the splendour of the majestic dzongs that have been preserved and restored to their original glory. Amidst rolling hills and fluttering prayer flags , the natural beauty of the country is highlighted in the Phobjikha valley, the winter home of the rare migratory black-necked cranes.
The walking tour of Bumthang brings you to some of the oldest temples and monuments in the country. Listen to tales of the Guru Padmasambhava and his reincarnation, as they are whispered to you from every nook and corner.
Dressed in traditional robes and knee-high socks, transform yourself into a Bhutanese archer and let your arrows fly at colorfully designed targets, even as you attempt to ignore the “Dha-lo,” cheerleaders, from the opposite team whose sole aim is to distract you. Songs, dances, food and drinks are all part and parcel of an afternoon archery competition. Experience a unique form of Buddhism in this remote, mountainous kingdom.